Personalizing your jeans: ideas to customize your denim at home!

30/09/2016

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Personalizing your jeans!

Personalizing your jeans.  Now more than ever before the words PERSONALIZE or CUSTOMIZE have become part of our vocabulary. Differentiating oneself is at the frontier of fashion, and it’s all about not conforming and having pieces in your closet that are not only unique but that help you affirm your uniqueness and distinguish yourself. This is how the trend of personalizing clothing was born, especially with denim. Why personalize your jeans? Because with jeans you have free reign, because jeans are easy to personalize, because it’s rather frequent to have a few extra pairs in your closet and therefore you aren’t taking that big of a risk personalizing and working on them.. Isn’t that true? To follow the latest trends in denim, I gathered some pictures – examples of the season’s coolest pieces, that you can easily recreate at home with a little bit of manual work. What do you need? Fabric glue, pens for fabric, patches, pieces of cloth, little pearls, sequins.. and a lot of creativity!

Personalizing your jeans: ideas to customize your denim at home!

Need more specific ideas as to how to personalize your jeans?
– WRITE YOUR NAME OR A QUOTE ON THE BACK: with an indelible fabric marker.
– LOOK FOR THE COOLEST PATCHES AT THE FLEE MARKET: and create something on the sleeves, chest or back.. or on the leg of the pants! Don’t be afraid to use them abundantly!
– OPT FOR LITTLE PEARLS AND SEQUINS: this is a bit more complicated given that these need to be sewn on, but the result is beautiful!
– SCRAPS OF FABRIC (EVEN DENIM ON DENIM): cut scraps of colourful fabric from old clothing you no longer wear or from different coloured jeans and create a patchwork on your pants or jean jacket ;)

 

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Milan Fashion Week 2016: my travel diary and the apartment I stayed in!

29/09/2016

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Milan Fashion Week 2016: I’m back!

Milan Fashion Week 2016. Hello beauties!! How are you? I’m back from Milan Fashion Week.. And what an intense week it was. Really, really, really intense! Milan is beautiful, but I’m also happy to be back in Florence for a few days before heading back to the RAI studios next week… Just the time I need to recharge and leave again! Yes, every time I go to Milan, especially during Milan Fashion Week, it’s always at an accelerated rhythm: running from here to there to there, trying to make every hour in the day as productive as possible (YES, I am still convinced that by waking up at the crack of dawn and going to bed really late I’ll be able to increase the amount of hours in a day.. But there are still 24, dear Irene, ehehe!).
Many members of if not all of my professional acquaintances have asked me: “Why don’t you move to Milan like many of your colleagues?”. The truth is that I’m really happy in my city, in my Florence: you all know how deep my ties to my hometown are. I can’t deny that, every time I’m in Milan, the focus of my activities shifts to filming at RAI studios and fashion events, and I’m aware that the possibilities this city has to offer are incredible and unequalled. Although I’m aware of all this, I think I found the right balance for me. A balance made up of a team that works in Milan (and that represents “me” in the city 365 days a year), of trains and cars, of hotels that are like second homes and beautiful apartments. This balance is perfect for me!

 

Milan Fashion Week 2016: my travel diary and the apartment I stayed in!

During this edition of Fashion Week I spent 7 days in Milan, choosing this time to stay in an apartment. A huge apartment, the one you’ll see in today’s pictures and that also doubled as a set for the pictures of some of the looks I wore during Milan Fashion Week.. Including this pyjama (from H&M!) that reminds me that I sleep too little and work a little too much, ehehe!!  The super cool apartment I found once again via Homeaway.it (yes, after our incredible experience in Haute-Savoie this summer I definitely needed to try the Homeaway service again!) you can find it HERE, at THIS LINK, if you’re curious (you’ll find the price here as well!). We needed the apartment to be huge to host part of our team. We were a total of 5 in this house.. And I can confidently say that we could have hosted even more people! A giant living area, a colourful kitchen with everything you could possibly need, 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. It was ideal.. And this industrial and minimalist design was truly gorgeous!!

This apartment was also the set to shoot some of the looks I wore during this edition of Fashion Week, as I had told you it would be.. and you can see a sneak peek in this post. I’ll be revealing all the looks little by little here on the blog, along with all the details and brands I wore. Soon, very soon!! Talk to you tomorrow ladies! :)

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Must-have Winter 2016-2017: here are the 5 pieces you CANNOT LIVE WITHOUT this season!

28/09/2016
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Must-have Winter 2016-2017

Must-have Winter 2016-2017. After sharing the list of trends for Fall-Winter 2016 2017 with you in this post (I suggest you read and bookmark it, it’s so useful for shopping!) and the 5 craziest (but cool!) trends of the season, today I’m here to tell you all about the must-have pieces for winter 2016 2017, in other words pieces you CANNOT LIVE WITHOUT in your closet this season. I chose 5 for you: do you have them already? It’s time to run for cover! Here they are!
Must-have Winter 2016-2017: here are the 5 pieces you CANNOT LIVE WITHOUT this season!

Must-have Winter 2016-2017: here are the 5 pieces you CANNOT LIVE WITHOUT this season!

MILITARY JACKET

As we saw in THIS post, the military trend is super strong at the moment. Out of all military style clothing, the chicest and most versatile option (not to mention super on trend this season) is without a doubt the military jacket. These structured jackets with rigid shoulders are usually adorned with golden buttons and braiding: they can be short as seen at Gucci, where it was paired with skinny jeans and a round toe pump, red and paired with a skirt that hits below the knee and a round toe pump as seen at Dolce and Gabbana, or in a more precious style in white with buttons, gold braiding and fur trimming as seen at Ermanno Scervino, or paired with skinny jeans and over-the-knee boots as seen at Elisabetta Franchi.

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HOW TO WEAR SNEAKERS WITH NON-SPORTY LOOKS, FROM DAY TO EVENING: LOOK IDEAS FOR YOU!

21/09/2016

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How to wear sneakers with NON-sporty looks!

How to wear sneakers. At any age, and please correct me if I’m wrong, sneakers are, by far, the most comfortable shoes we have in our closets. If, up until a few years ago, sneakers weren’t much more than shoes to wear to the gym after decades of absolute splendour between the 80’s and the 90’s, in the past years they’ve made a comeback as footwear to wear even during the day, with non-sporty and happy hour appropriate looks. Yes, because sneakers are perfect to create casual chic looks that take you from day to night. Don’t believe me? Do you still have doubts on how to pair sneakers with non-sporty looks? 

How to wear sneakers with non-sporty looks, from day to night: look ideas for you!

Before showing you the big inspiration gallery I put together for your looks, here are my 3 favourite pairings. How to wear sneakers with non-sporty and happy hour appropriate looks. Try it and let me know:)

– WHITE SNEAKERS WITH A BLACK TUBE DRESS: pair white sneakers with a black tube dress, diva glasses and an elegant purse. So chic!

– CONVERSE WITH A LONG SKIRT: very casual yet very feminine. A pairing loved especially by young girls!

– SNEAKERS WITH A TUBE SKIRT+ LONG COAT: perfect for winter.. I’m warning you though, without tights!

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Boots in summer: here’s how I wear them!

20/09/2016

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Boots in summer: here’s how I wear them!

Boots in summer. If there’s one rule of fashion that has been ignored, a rule that is now actually fashionable, it is that of wearing boots in summer. Okay, it’s true that I always wear boots when it’s pouring with rain and cold, but for spring and summer, I’ve learnt how to wear them…

Boots in summer: here’s how I wear them!

In true California style, a mix of Coachella and Boho Chic style (I told you about it in this look) and between cowgirl and prairie styles (which we talked about here), the ankle boot has stuck around for the summer season, only this time with bare legs. Whether worn with a miniskirt or a little dress, this is how I’ve chosen to wear my ankle boots in summer

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