Ripped jeans… and a chic look!


jeans strappati sulle ginocchia | outfit con jeans strappati | look casualRipped jeans… and a chic look!

Ripped jeans. The title of this post already seems like an oxymoron. Ripped jeans, especially VERY destroyed styles, are anything but chic. (HERE you can see all the jeans trends for 2016!). They’re perfect for very casual, daytime outfits, perhaps with slip on shoes or sneakers, a shirt and a bomber jacket. But how on earth can you incorporate them into a chic look?

Ripped jeans… and a chic look!

I experimented with this look: I paired a pair of ripped boyfriend style jeans with a beaded bon-ton jacket with a loose red shirt, a pair of bright heels and a white bag. What do you think of this look with ripped jeans… chic? :)

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Cruise through Northern Europe and around the Baltic with Costa Cruises


Crociera del nord crociera del mar baltico (15)Cruise through Northern Europe and around the Baltic with Costa Cruises

Cruise through Northern Europe and around the Baltic. It’s so true that when you come to the end of a cruise with Costa Cruises, you honestly don’t know how to get back to your normal routine back on land. The amazing experience, entertainment, sense of being part of a big family, the magical sea and its incredible sunsets, the food (varied and delicious) at all hours, the chance to get to know new countries and cities… it’s marvellous, ladies!!

Cruise through Northern Europe and around the Baltic with Costa Cruises: Saint Petersburg, Helsinki, Stockholm and Tallinn

Let’s start at the beginning. It was my very first cruise: so I’d never tried it and I was a bit sceptical of this kind of trip. What if we get bored? What if we don’t have time to explore all the cities that we visit? But now, sitting in front of my laptop back in Florence, let me tell you this: you feel SO weird being back on solid ground after a week of walking around on a moving vessel! The Costa Luminosa, the beautiful Costa Cruises ship that was our home for a week, is incredibly elegant, and designed in the Italian style (you can see all the photos of our suit below!). On board there is a huge spa with a pool, sauna, Turkish baths, and all kinds of spa treatments, plus 4 restaurants and 11 bars, where there is an infinite choice of food and drink. You can go from the buffet to the focacceria, pizzeria, formal restaurant (where there are also themed dinners by the chef Bruno Barbieri or gala dinners) to the Samsara restaurants (asian fusion, our favourite!) and the Club Luminosa (on the top floor of the ship, with an incredible view of the sunset!. Costa is also very entertaining: there’s a disco, a cinema, a theatre on 3 floors, a casino, shops, indoor and outdoor swimming pools with hydromassage, a gym and an outdoor running track. The ship is beautiful and very welcoming (and also organised to make sure everything runs smoothly and you have a stress-free holiday), with friendly and personal staff who are happy to help (like Alex, our cabin manager and Carlos, our waiter), who organise everything so that when you arrive at a new port for excursions (you can choose to go in a group or stay on the ship), and it’s almost a shame to leave them onboard…

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Cowgirl style and “Little House on the Prairie”: this season’s new trend!


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Cowgirl style and “Little House on the Prairie”: this season’s new trend!

Cowgirl style. I’ll admit, even I was a little dubious of this trend. Yes, basically, I’m talking about the cowgirl trend and of “Little House on the Prairie” style. It’s similar to the boho-chic style of Coachella, but distinguishes itself with elements that nod to the Wild West.

Cowgirl style and “Little House on the Prairie”: all suede, fringes, buckles and ruffles…

Yes, I’m talking about suede jackets with fringes on the back, arms or even both! (I wore a look like this HERE), plus pointy leather ankle boots with plenty of buckles… or in the true cowboy style, to be worn with your fringed suede jacket and a ruffled blouse, flared blue jeans, or a boho dress (perhaps in white). Here you have a gallery of inspiration for how to nail this look… what do you think? Are you a fan?

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Cushion foundation: let me introduce le Cushion Encre de Peau by YSL. Such an elegant gesture!



Cushion foundation: let me introduce le Cushion Encre de Peau by YSL. Such an elegant gesture!

Cushion foundation. If there was ever a make up product that instantly reminded you of a past era, of pure and simple femininity and sensuality, of black and white films with elegant heroines, with their vespas and dreamy clothes, it is this compact for retouching your make up with a little powder puff and mirror. An elegant, refined, feminine gesture that for a while was completely forgotten, but has now returned thanks to the boom of trends for cushion foundation: a foundation that is a mixture of a liquid and a compact foundation, enclosed in beautiful little compact, that is applied with a sponge. You absolutely have to get your hands on one, as it’s the new make up must-have for 2016!

Cushion foundation: let me introduce le Cushion Encre de Peau by YSL

Amongst all the cushion foundations on the market, the one that has the most beautiful packaging, that makes you want to whip it out of your handbag several times a day, that makes your face more elegant, sophisticated and beautiful is the cushion foundation Le Cushion Encre de Peau by Yves Saint Laurent. The packaging is gorgeous, all shiny black with gold details. Inside there is the little cushion that encases the gorgeous foundation like on-the-go ink, that is as light as a feather, super moisturising and fresh for summer, but with great coverage that lasts all day without making your skin shiny (you can carry it round in your bag and retouch whenever you want, using the little sponge with it’s lovely soft texture!).

The secret of its amazing coverage of imperfections is its matte effect, but at the same time it’s lightweight feel on the skin. Water and volatile oil combine with its rolling ink gel system to create a super hydrating texture, with hybrid hold texture that contains tamanu oil plus an air light film forming system to give excellent coverage, leaving a matte, luminous, lightweight look.

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High-heeled nude effect sandals and a casual chic look!


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High-heeled nude effect sandals and a casual chic look!

High-heeled sandals. Hello ladies and happy Saturday! It’s finally the weekend! Since the weekend is here, today I’ve got for you a great little outfit that screams “Weekend! Evening out on the town!”. A Casual Chic look, perfect for Saturday night – I’m wearing a pair of super sexy shoes that are really feminine and give your feet a gorgeous shape!

High-heeled nude effect sandals and a casual chic look!

A pair of high-heeled nude effect sandals, that leave your feet uncovered and that tie at the ankle with a knot, like I’ve done, or with a bow. These beauties are by Steve Madden, from the Spring Summer 2016 collection, and you can find them HERE on the Steve Madden website. I decided to pair these sandals with a black and white look with a touch of colour, which has a very Big Apple, New York feel to it: high waisted trousers, a white shirt, a pair of mirrored sunglasses and a metallic jacket.

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