The military cape

The cape I'm wearing today is probably one of the cheapeast and most effective items in my wardrobe, purchased in a really crowded Primark during a Christmas shopping tour. The look is rigorously total-black, in line with the cape itself, historically part of the military uniform. The ensemble is warmed by the little shining studs applied to the jeans and by the lurex scarf.

La cappa che indosso oggi è probabilmente uno dei capi più economici e di effetto che il mio guardaroba possegga, comprata recentemente in un'affollatisssimo Primark durante lo shopping natalizio. L'abbinamento

Country girl

Another country girl day at my parents' place baking cakes, drawing and drinking lots of tea (courtesy of Michael!) - a real charge for my batteries. Today's outfit definitely follows the line of less is more but very much with has its own personality thanks to the tailored male boy's jacket. 

Un'altro giorno da Country girl passato con la mia famiglia sfornando profumatissime torte, disegnando e bevendo litri di Tè (suppongo Michael c'entri qualcosa con quest'ultima attività!). Una vera e propria ricarica

House of Hosiery

From the very first time I saw these tights by House of Holland (see here) I had a crush. I know that they aren't exactly everyone's taste but personally I'm in love with their creative design and with all the collection by the talented Henry Holland (the Eiffeil Tower ones are on the top of my list) - he has designed a cutting edge collection of legwear by mixing sheer and opaque fabrics. I've had this pair since last October and they've been treasured away in one of my drawers for too long.

Da quando ho visto per la prima volta questi collants di House of Holland (qui) mi sono perdutamente innamorata, lo so che è un'accessorio che può non piacere a tutti, ma personalmente gli trovo molto creativi, 

Down by the river

Hi guys, during these holidays I've been spending some relaxing time with Michael and my family in my parents' house in the north Italian countryside close to Cremona, where I grew up and which I love so much. Today, after a beautiful lunch, we went down to the local river to enjoy some fresh air and hoped to burn off some of the calories we've been taking on board lately,  playing together like kids in our wellies deep in some serious mud. An awesome day!

Ciao belli, durante queste vacanze Natalizie sto passando un po' di tempo con Michael e la mia famiglia nella casa dei miei genitori, alle porte di Cremona nella più aperta pianura padana, luoghi a cui sono molto


Here's a selection, in no particular order, of some sketches that I made during the CSM's course last week. Some of  the drawings were made by some great people that I met on the course and which I thought would be worth showing you because I consider them so inspiring, such as the awesome number 13 (as it is posted here) made by the sweatheart Suzanne, an almost-stilist from Germany.

Eccovi una selezione casuale di alcuni schizzi che ho collezionato durante l'ultimo corso che ho seguito alla CSM di Londra la scorsa settimana. Alcuni dei disegni sono di alcune carinissime ragazze che ho conosciuto

Get the party started!

I just couldn't resist trying on my new electric-blue string ankle boots that I bought (a bargain!) last week on sale at Office, matched with this glamourous girly strapless little frock... I don't know why but these pics remind me a bit "Alice in Wonderland", what do you think?

Non ho resistito alla tentazione di provare solo per me i miei nuovi tronchetti blu elettrici comprati la settimana scorsa da Office in saldo (un'affare!), abbinato occasionalmente ad un party item molto facile come

Christmas in love!

This year under the Christmas tree Michael and I found some lookalike presents, both of us had thought to give a few studs (... are we becoming predictable to each other? Or have I just been talking too much about this little wonder over the last few weeks? I don't know, but either way, I'm really pleased by the result.
I love love love my new Lulu Guinness lips collection clutch, and so seems Mk with his new trainers. Anyway very special and happy Christmas day to everyone, hope you are having a beautiful one.

Questo Natale io e Michael abbiamo trovato sotto l'albero dei regali differenti nei generi ma gemelli per un particolare, entrambi abbiamo ricevuto qualcosa di borchiato (...staremo diventando troppo prevedibili? oppure troppo simili visto che ad entrambi iniziano a piacere le stesse cose? O semplicemente sto parlando

Wish you a merry Christmas-Eve

These pictures were taken three days ago when I spent some lovely days at Anna's house, a stunning cottage just west of London, where I delighted myself in decorating her Christmas tree, while outside the snow fell. Ever so romantic! 
On this special day I'd like to say thanks to the readers of my blog and send to each one of you a personal happy xmas eve.

Queste foto sono state scattate tre giorni fà quando ancora mi trovavo a casa di Anna una fantastica amica, e per la quale mi sono divertita a decorare l'albero di Natale a casa sua, uno bellissmo cottage alle porte di

Last Christmas shopping under the snow

Thankfully today I had my very last shopping christmas day, hope all my purchases will make this christmas even more special and make happy all the special people I love, looking forward to spend some off duty lovely time with my family and friends during these holydays.

Fortunatamente oggi sono riuscita a terminare il mio shopping Natalizio reso ancora più magico da una spruzzata di neve nelle strade di Londra. Spero che i miei pensieri possano fare contente le persone speciali

Ring passion

During these days of Christmas shopping in London I've hit some of my favorite high-street stores. It's strange but my favorite part of them has been the accessories corner; I seek them out and can get stuck for literally hours. So, it's no wonder that on Oxford Street with accessory corners the size of big-brand stores that I felt like Alice in Wonderland... and my fingers always end up with plenty of rings... my favorite accessory! Here's a selection of what I got my hands on...

In the wild

Some shoe therapy!

Today, after an intensive day of drawing, I decided I needed to pamper myself with a little treat so I went to Selfridges food floor to have a delcious Lola's cupcake... I ended up having three of them and a ginger latte - I had to find some way of warming up after a long walk in the rain! All cheered up I decided to make my way back home, passing through the shoe floor... where, marvel of marvels, there had a sale!!! Immeadiately

Fashion Sketches

As I've told you all over the last days, I'm taking some courses at Central Saint Martins University to improve my sketching skills. I must tell you I'm loving every minute of this experience, not just because I've found the lessons very helpful and amazingly interesting but also because I've met some very smart people.
I hope to be able to show you some of my pieces soon, which right now are chaotic works-in-progress. The particularity of this course is that we we have to work rapidly - we're talking about sketches - to fix the infinitely changing poses of our model and often we're working to loud music to keep the energy and tempo up.
It's fun but also very intense as we're drawing for hours, but at the end of the day I can notice the benefits to my technique.

Second day in London

Soft drawing pencils check, cartridge pad check, collage materials check, a couple of brushes check... what else... a fashion magazine, my camera. I'm trying to store everything in my satchel! I'm definitely ready for the first day of my new course in Central St. Martins! : ) Wish you a great start to the week guys... ah and these are the pics of the stunning number I bought yesterday... isn't it really party-everyday-pa-pa-pa-party-everyday!?!!

Miu Miu Patent studded brogues


Miu Miu patent leather lace-up oxford with tiny silver studs have just jumped into no.1 on my favorite flat shoes list. Statement footwear like these could not pass me by nonchalantly. I find them absolutely perfect and they add instant cool to the everyday look. They're also perfect worn with a pair of black leggings and an elegant tank for alternative evening glamour.

Queste Oxford di vernice nere stringate con mini borchie d'argento della collezione primavera/estate 2011 di Miu Miu, non potevano di certo passare inosservate ai miei occhi. Le trovo assolutamente deliziose e

Volviendome loca con las pequenitas

Thanks to my stunning friends, this time I can finally show you some lovely pictures! : ) Taken during one of our pijama parties, usually involving lots of chatting, some dressing up to share our latest purchases, sometimes putting into action the most bizarre make-up tutorials, and others copying music videos with our own virtuoso (if a little crazy) choreography... but most of all having loads of laughs!

Grazie alle mie bellissime amiche questa volta posso finalmente mostrarvi delle foto carine! : ) scattate durante uno dei nostri "pijama-party" che si tramuta sempre in qualcos'altro...sedute di make-up, dove cerchiamo di carpire (inutilmente) i segreti di  improbanili tutorials, sperimentazione di nuovi

From the street with love

Finally my dear friends Meli and Naty from Colombia and Venezuela, currently living in Milan, came to visit my place in Cremona, and I couldn't be more chuffed! We took it easy and relaxed, spending the day just laughing and joking, having a stroll through the market in the city centre and hopping into some of my favorite shops. A perfect girly day!

Finalmente le mie amiche Meli e Naty sono venute a visitare Cremona, non potevano farmi un regalo migliore visto che solitamente il tempo per vederci a Milano è sempre troppo poco e generalmente durante il week end. Quindi abbiamo preso la giornata very Cremona'style, passeggiando per le vie del centro, riscaldandoci

Look of the day

Today I got up very late, thanks to the negligence of my very best friends Meli, Naty and Esme. We had one of our usual super fun pijama parties last night. The plan of the day is based on some serious girly treats and just to relax with great friends.

Oggi mi sono svegliata molto tardi per colpa ; ) delle mie negligentissime amiche Meli, Naty e Esme con le quali ho organizzato uno dei nostri divertenti pijama party la sera precedente. Il piano del giorno invece

Some shopping!

Ok, these days are certainly Christmas shopping days... but not just for family and friends ;). Here are some of my purchases from the Moschino special sale some days ago and some others I just couldn't say no to! : )

Questi sono senz'altro giorni fatti di acquisti natalizi.... e non solo per famiglia e amici....ecco alcuni degli acquisti fatti alla vendita di campionario di qualche giorno fà a Milano e qualcos'altro a cui non ho saputo dire di no! : )

Central St. Martins Christmas courses

Last Friday I received the awesome news that next week I'll fly to London to follow some Christmas short courses at Central Saint Martins (one of the best universities for fashion around). They'll be based on fashion drawing. It'll give me the chance to work through some ideas that have been whizzing around in my head - I'm not fomally trained in fashion so these opportunities help me structure my thoughts and make something

Grey meets beige

Somewhere between grey and beige, 'greige' is the new colour this season. Here's a selection of suitably coloured Christmas gifts ideas...

 Asos Leather TwistLock Satchel €87.08
ASOS Grey Feather Clutch €32.34
Casio Classic Grey Watch €24.88
Little Joules Snap Mouse Mittens €9.95
ASOS PURE Platform Court Shoe €99.52
ASOS Set Stone Encrusted Flying Pig Ring €9.95
ASOS Zipper Print Retro Sunglasses €12.44
Lipsy Beaded Antique Leaf Applique Hairband

Something for the weekend

Over the years I have mastered the technique of making my weekend wardrobe work for me... yes, it's true, sometimes even I like to free up my mind from fashion. In any case, with a long distance relationship it's better to stuff your Balenciaga weekender with the right numbers because you never know where you are going to be... London, Milan, Cremona, Newcastle, who knows?! So to optimize my time I prepare my outfits and pack what I really need, which is why I am a great fan of "key pieces", such as a tailored jacket, an LBD accessorized with a delicate vintage style, and obviously a pair of heels for the evening. I always grab a big comfy bag for the day, such as a satchel that can be worn across the

Think sketchy!

If you are fascinated by the power of fashion as a form of self-expression like me, this is a book I recommend. Let yourself be inspired by the greatest fashion designers and flick through its pages to find the inspiration behind some of the most iconic looks to have graced the catwalk. Over 200 pages are chock-full of sketches and interspersed with unpublished interviews with some of the biggest names in fashion. I would have had this on my Christmas list but I just couldn't hold off until Santa arrived!

Se siete affascinati dal potere della moda come forma espressiva come lo sono io, questo e' un libro che vi consiglio. Sfogliando le sue pagine, non solo troverete immaginie e schizzi alla base dello studio di

The aviator jacket

Shearling is the defining trend this winter; it's sexy, sophisticated but most of all super-snug. There's no getting away from the fact that last winter's big freeze, which blasted the northern hemisphere, has stuck in the mind of designers. With Burberry Prorsum we have seen head-to-toe aviator-inspired shearling worthy of that beloved fictional British adventurer Biggles.

Lo stile aviatore è decisamente uno dei trend di questa stagione capace di essere sexy, sofisticato ma sopratuto caldo. Forse il clima rigido dell'emisfero nord dello scorso inverno ha influenzato (forse in tutti
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