Saturday, 25 April 2015


Hello there! Can you believe that today is our 4th blogiversary?

Happy birthday to us! The past year has been the slowest on this blog since its beginning. There is a perfect inverse correlation between how slow the year has been for the blog and how fast it has been in my life. Since my second son was born, I feel I have put my foot on the accelerator and the breaks have stopped working.

This is why today I want to thank you, readers, who are sticking with me even though you have not read much of me! I would probably let my life have the best of this blog if it wasn't for you.

We are off to San Diego on Wednesday, but I will be back on Mother's Day with many new things and announcements, so stay tuned.

P.S. I love this old photo (via Bahamama) of Liberation Day in Italy, which is celebrated today to commemorate the liberation from fascism and the nazi occupation at the end of the Second World War.

Tuesday, 31 March 2015


Hello there!

With much fanfare, the first collection designed (rather than edited) by Maribba Webb for Banana Republic launched in stores and online last week. Since I quite liked the spin she has given to #thenewBR since being appointed Creative Director (and I am still drooling over all pieces of her Fall collection presented at New York Fashion Week), I was quite excited to check it out.

Sorry Marissa, but what a let down! I found only two colors in stores: black and white, in a number of quite classic shapes and patterns that looked all but new. Online, there is an occasional pop of color (mustard yellow and red) and a bit of olive green, but I am disappointed overall. There is nothing in the color combinations or the cut that screams #thenewBR.

Thursday, 12 March 2015


Hello there!

It's Spring! It's Spring! I cannot believe how fast the snow has been melting this week, which has made the stomach bug I have come down to just a bit more bearable. Of course, it is our usual cold Spring (and by Easter time, when temperatures will still hesitate to raise, I will complain about it) but for now, I am too excited to be reminded that there is something beneath the snow.

As today I am confined on the couch, I finally had the chance to catch up with the blogosphere, after a much intense two weeks of work (Spring break or not). I am happy that I could do a lot of reading, and this article was an eye-opener.

I also ordered this book because I am curious to figure out how, in modern times, an author can elicit a 10-publishers bidding war.

Fashion month is still going on, and you would never guess who took over Valentino's runway at Milan Fashion Week. My husband is delighted because it makes me slightly more inclined to go with him and watch Zoolander 2 when it opens in February 2016.

For an aficionado like me it was a shocker to admit it, but I am not crazy about Celine's wearable bags that were shown in Paris.

I rather fell in love all over again with the simple aesthetic of Tamara Mellon (whose creations have just hit the Outnet).

P.S. Is it lame that I want to take part in this just to wear a princess outfit?

Photo credits: Regram @northern_daisy #ihavethisthingwithfloors

Friday, 20 February 2015


Hello everyone! Are you following Fashion Week?

The Fall edition of Fashion Week is one my favorite things. Shows, appearances, Altfits and amazing bags aside, somehow this year it has also made me ponder a lot.

As lately I am battling with my own insecurities (still not sure who's winning), this amazing picture of the Olsey twins (which I discovered via LA Cool & Chic) stroke a cord with me. We are all afraid of other people's judgement, regardless of how famous we may or may not be. I really needed this reminder.

Tuesday, 17 February 2015


Hello everyone!

It there is one thing that New York Fashion Week  has made official, it is the latest trend for pants' hemlines: cropped, 70s-inspired flared or a combination of both (like Jane Aldrige above).

The good news for those (like me) who are still freezing their butt off, is that cropped pants look nice and put together even with short winter boots. Who cares then that the spring (whenever that happens) will be cold?

Plus, there are tons of styles to choose from right now, at different price levels. GAP's tailored cropped pants and J Crew's Martie pant maybe a more affordable option than this pair of Alexander Wang's cropped wide-leg pants (very Jane Aldrige), but a girl can dream.

P.S. Remember the cropped pants from FW12? It maybe a good idea to take them out of storage...

Friday, 6 February 2015


Hello everyone and happy new year!

I know, it is February and I have already wished you happy new year. January was a s****y start for me though, so I am going with Chinese New Year this time. Didn't someone say that when you hit rock bottom the only way to go is up? As you are reading this, I am on my way to the hairdresser, from where I hope to come out recut, recoloured, and reborn. Wish me luck.

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