Ready for Halloween?

Just one week to go untill the most mischievous and weirdest holiday of the year, even less, if you think that most Halloween parties will take place during this coming weekend. We all love Halloween, because it give us the chance to get creative and explore with a light heart our dark side.  And, of course, it’s a good excuse to party, dress up sexy, get crazy and have a laugh!

If you are still not sure what to wear this Halloween here are some suggestions, straight from the catwalks.  It  seems in fact that many designers have picked up from Halloween their ispiration for their 2012 Spring Summer collections, giving us lots of  hints on how to create  a spooky but still very stylish costume. Have a look and then unleash your imagination….hope you have fun this Halloween!

The Zombie, by Vivienne Westwood

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The Zombie, Geisha version, again by Vivienne Westwood

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Sexy Little red Riding Hood, by Miu Miu

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Drunken Pocahontas, by Dsquared2

DSquared2 Spring Summer 2012

Ku Kux Clan, by Gareth Pugh

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The Alien, again by Gareth Pugh

Gareth Pugh Spring Summer 2012

The Gothic, by Alexander McQueen

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Morticia Addams (but in blond) by Krizia

Krizia Spring Summer 2012

Highlights from Milan Fashion Week

Milan Fashion Week has ended a couple of days ago, and it’s  just the right time to spend some words on how amazing were the designs we have seen on the runways. On top of my list I would put D&G’s collection,  at least for these gorgeous  colorful  dresses, beautifully shaped out of  a foulard and very inspired by the  classic  Hermès  prints.

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Fendi was able to come up  with a really stylish, glamorous, and unique collection designed by Karl Lagerfield. Most of all, I love the haircut ! So so cool! I have decided  I must try it out…

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Very imaginative is  Moschino‘s  spanish inspired collection, based on a total black color scheme, with gold and white accents, and a lot of embroideries and accessories.  The black skinny trowsers and the gold sandals paired with it will definitely be a must have.

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Love it or leave it, studs are the distinctive sign of Versace‘s 2012 Spring Summer collection.

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Giorgio Armani‘s designs are  as usual the most sophisticated one can imagine, with a neutral,  pastel based colour palette. The cut of this dress is so perfect that  it could just be a sculpture . By the way, I am glad to see that one shoulder tops will still be on fashion next summer. I really love this cut.giorgio aemani ss 2012giorgio armani s s 2012

Just Cavalli‘s inspiration remains linked to animal prints,  fringes , and the wild west. The general look of his collection, no surprise being Cavalli’s,  is intended to be very sexy.

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On the opposite side, there is the classic, minimal, and monochrome collection by Max Mara.

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For next season Gucci suggests a seductive trend, with a lot of glitter and gold, very “Charleston”.  These are my favourite outfit by Gucci’ Spring Summer  2012.

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So, here are my picks from Milan. How about you, is your wish list ready? xxx

New York Fashion Week: my favourites

It was raining this morning in Milan, but if you are thinking that the summer is over, then you have to think again. In just a few days in fact the spring summer collections 2012 by the world’s most exciting designers will be presented on the city’s runways. Milan Fashion Week will start on Wednesday 21st September, and until the 27th the city will be sparkling with the presence of models, designers, and celebrities.

While London Fashion Week is still on, the show in New York closed few days ago. What did you think about it?

Victoria Beckham

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I liked the very minimal yet feminine collection Victoria Beckham presented in NY, accessorized with beautiful Laboutin shoes especially made for her…this sandals up here are to die for, absolutely!

Carolina Herrera

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I really love the way Carolina Herrera used geometrical motives in her collection also presented in New York. These ‘total white’ dresses are incredibly elegant, sophisticated and glamorous.

DKNY 

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DKNY inspiration for the designs seen in NY has a tribal vibe. The colors she used for this collection are black, brown and ochre, mixed in graphic, bold prints, and used on shapes that are sinuous and feminine.

Tommy Hilfiger

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Very colorful is the ‘pop and preppy’ collection for next summer by Hilfiger.

Marc Jacobs 

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Even Marc Jacobs collection was very colorful, still following the color block trend that has been so popular this year.

United Bamboo

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Last but not least amongst this selection of designers, I really liked United Bamboo, with the minimal, fresh, but at the same time ‘très chic’ look of their collection. So…what are your favourites from NY Fashion Week? 


Fashion disaster in Cannes….

Ouch!  Stepping out  to a glamorous party just to find out that you are wearing the same dress as someone else! Not nice at all.

It happened few days ago in Cannes when both Victoria Silvsted and Bar Refaeli showed up at a Roberto Cavalli party wearing the same sequined nude dress by Cavalli.

But who has not experienced one of those ugly accidents? I can remember this happening to me at least once. It was years ago, at a wedding in Florence. I had spent hours and hours shopping around for the right dress, and finally set my mind over a black Max Mara dress simply decorated with a gorgeous golden chain belt. I was very happy with my choice, so you can imagine how I felt  then at the wedding, when I had to realize that someone else was wearing what was now MY,  just MY, dress! The thing is, we ladies want to be unique all the time, right? 

ciao ciao….

Sunglasses inspiration Spring Summer 2011

Hello divas,

do you love sunglasses just as I do?

Really, there is nothing more glamorous than a nice pair of shades. Sunglasses can dramatically change the way you look , always adding interest and mystery to a pretty face. This is definitely the perfect accessory, as it can be prestigious and seductive at the same time.

Don’t forget sunglasses can help you conceal your emotions, should you need it… and – last but not least – they are absolutely imperative in hiding the consequences of a late night out! Hence, sunglasses are always, always cool….

Here a personal selection of the nicest shades around right now. Hope you like it!

Dolce & Gabbana back to the '60s

D&G animal print

D&G floreal retro

Dsquared2 the biker

Diesel go bold

Dsquared2 so so '80s

Guess classic with a twist

John Galliano baroque sophistication

MiuMiu shy girl shades

Prada unbelievable

Nina Ricci simple and nice

RayBan a classic in blue

Versace cat eyes shades