My name is Alessia, I’m an italian girl born and (mostly) raised in Rome, city where I still live in. I’ve started this blog in October 2013, at the very beginning I was only sharing my personal fashion style. In 2014 I’ve started to write about the places that I was visiting, so in 2015 I created a page dedicated to Travels. I’ve started soon to collaborate with brands such as:..
Louis Vuitton Siena is my new entry. Camel coat is also a new item, which I have instantly found a match with a Louis Vuitton Damier. This look is for everyday, what I like the most is the fact that you can go everywhere dressed like that. You might be going to work or out with friends, and you will still look amazing. I feel like a woman in a camel coat and with a Louis Vuitton bag can never go wrong. To complete this outfit, I chose this pair of ankle boots from Aldo. Its heels are very shiny, and the work of embroidery adds some designs.
Altuner Ateliers is a scarf company Made in Germany. I’ve had the pleasure to meet the designer during Milan Fashion Week last year. The combination of style and high quality is what makes this company successful. No one could ever deny it: these scarves are eye-catching and very stylish. In just few years I’m sure everyone will know this talented designer and will wear her beautiful creations. What is it that makes Altuner Ateliers’ scarves so special? Let’s find out.
The high quality: Altuner Ateliers scarves are all made of silk while some of them have inserts of merinos wool. A natural process that involves the olive oil attaches the merinos wool to the silk. This fabric makes the scarves shine, it’s definitely a bright item that you can add to your outfit.
The style. While the overall style of the company seems dark and gothic, wearing the scarves makes you look quite the opposite. The designs are elegant and modern, and each one of their items is versatile. I felt like the same scarf could look perfect for an elegant evening and a day out with friends, and you can still have an appropriate outfit for the occasion.
Statement jewelry is absolutely gorgeous, this is something we can all agree to.
While the necklaces are widely used in high fashion, the question is how are ordinary people going to wear them? I have this idea that statement jewelry looks fabulous on a minimal outfit. For the current season, a statement necklace can be a pop up of light underneath our coats. Where can you find this absolutely gorgeous jewelry that I’m wearing?
I have the greatest news for all of you readers. From January 31st to March 1st, for the orders over 19 euros you can have 10% of discount by adding the code fleurdhiver at checkout. In these pictures I’m wearing such an important jewelry on a simple turtle neck sweater. Since the jewelry is light, the sweater must be of a dark color to create a nice contrast.
At this like you can find the necklace that I’m wearing, but I also encourage you to take a look at all the other jewelries because they are absolutely gorgeous.
I’m so Italian! As a huge fan of traditions, how could I miss the chance of taking a photo with the Fiat 500? It’s one of the most iconic cars of the italian industries of all the times.
It’s very easy to find inspiration in Rome. While walking around, you can still see some beautiful old cars, which along with the surrounding buildings, they make the atmosphere of the city so fabulous.
The Fiat 500 has now a modern style, but this one still maintains its charm. It might sound hard to believe, but sometimes, if you are lucky, you can still see it stuck in the traffic.
Chabaud is a French perfume brand. I had the pleasure to know about this perfumes during Pitti Fragrances in Florence. This brand has everything: perfumes, home fragrances and even perfumed candles. But what is it that makes Chabaud so special?
Let’s find out together, the last one is my favorite of all!
The scents are unique because they remind you of your childhood. Meantime, their eau de perfumes are delicate and pleasant for our senses.
There are perfumes with a base of Chocolate or Vanilla, and those are real smell. It seems like you are actually feeling the real chocolate bar.
Among the Home Fragrances, there is one that really felt like home. It’s Sweet Milk, which really caught the true and soft smell of concentrated milk.
Also, the Jardin de Thé made me feel like I was in my home actually preparing a tea with the real leafs.
La nuit des rois mages in also an home fragrance, it means “the night before the Three Wise Men”. It’s a sweet they make in France the night before Christmas and, even if we don’t have this specific tradition in Italy, it felt familiar. I felt like my grandma was preparing a cake and the scent reminds me of the moment when the cake comes out of the owen.
We all know our favorite source of movies and tv shows has plenty of choice, but what fashion lovers should watch on Netflix? The first picture is from Pinterest, the credit goes to BuzzFeed Partner. There are many movies about fashion, but I’m going to talk about the ones that I think best describe the reality of fashion. Feel free to add your favorite titles in the comments!
The September Issue
I’m sure you all know Anna Wintour, the editor in chief of Vogue America. This is a documentary about the September Issue, which is the most important issue of the year. It’s the one that announces changes in fashion, and it takes a lot of work for everyone in the industry. As you will see, everyone works so hard for this issue.
This documentary also features interviews of the legendary Anna Wintour and the people who work close to her.
My thought: It’s something that everyone who likes fashion would enjoy. I would suggest it specifically to everyone who would love to work in the fashion industry. While watching it, I felt like I was standing there with all those creative people.
We started from a documentary, so now let’s move to something less serious. The main character of the tv show Girl Boss is Sophia, played by Britt Robertson.
This comedy, besides being funny and absolutely crazy, shows an actual truth of fashion. Sophia, a 23 years old girl, is having an hard time finding her place in the world.
One day she bought a vintage jacket and when she uploaded it online, she couldn’t believe the response she got from the web. This is how Sophia became Nasty Gal on the internet.
My thought: Girl Boss shows a modern truth about the internet while using the crazy attitude of Sophia. I also think that it shows how the web is becoming a place for those young people who can’t find their own place in the world. Many young people are confused about what they want to do with their life or what job they should do, and at the end they find out that the digital world is their dream job, and this is becoming a reality.
Winter is here, it’s also unbelievable that the Holidays are behind the corner! My plan for these days where I’ll stay off from work, is to focus on family and friends. While getting in the Holiday spirit, I feel that we have to be thankful for the wonderful people that surround us.
This look is perfect if you want to be stylish during winter. This season makes it hard to dress nicely, since we want to keep away from the cold. This long cachemire scarf keeps me worm, it’s a loyal companion since it was a present for my 16 years old birthday. This scarf has the same color of my favorite Micheal Kors bag, so the outfit came out almost by itself. Also, do you remember my visit in Shanghai? This is where the coat came from, it was love at first sight. For some reason, this shade of blue is very hard to find in Italy.
I wish you all Happy Holidays and a very Merry Christmas!
Ode to Autumn, is a beautiful poem written by John Keats. If you are already following on Instagram, you probably already saw the quote from this English poet.
Season of mists and mellow fruitfulness,
Close bosom-friend of the maturing sun;
Conspiring with him how to load and bless
With fruit the vines that round the thatch-eaves run;
To bend with apples the moss’d cottage-trees,
And fill all fruit with ripeness to the core;
To swell the gourd, and plump the hazel shells
With a sweet kernel; to set budding more,
And still more, later flowers for the bees,
Until they think warm days will never cease;
For Summer has o’erbrimm’d their clammy cells.
I believe this is the perfect description of this fascinating season. Seems like there are few essentials that make the Fall season unique, the breeze, the orange color on the trees…As a literature lover, since 3rd grade, I couldn’t miss the chance of sharing with you this beautiful poem. I love how John Keats makes this allusion of the Season cooperating with the Sun in order to make changes in the Nature. Also Autumn creates an illusion to the bees, while I think that for us humans means a goodbye to the Summer.
Do you remember my previous Dr. Brandt review of “Dr. Brandt Dark Circles Away”? Well, now I’m back with a demo of what I wrote before. In this update I’m showing how this product is also effective against the eye wrinkles. My boyfriend is the one in the picture, he is in his middle 30s and he has never done any specific treatment before . These pictures demonstrate how the eye wrinkles almost disappeared in only six days. This is perfect if you need fast results.
This is the result after six days:
One more information, Dr. Brandt doesn’t test on animals. In the pictures below you can see how you can see the whole process and the results. As you can see, there is no evident change from Day 1 to Day 3. Starting from Day 4 there is an improvement while in Day 6 the wrinkles are almost all gone. If you want to read my previous dr Brandt Review, click here.
Which tv show should you watch on Netflix? The image with the t-shirt is so cute, the credits go to Bianca Pitton, I found it on Pinterest. When it comes to Netflix, I can definitely rely to that sweater. There is a lot of choice and sometimes it’s hard to choose which tv show to watch. These are the ones that I have already watched and that I wouldn’t mind watching again. Don’t worry, there are no spoilers here!
These shows reflect my taste in movies, these somehow fall into the thriller’s category.
13 Reasons Why
It’s a tv show that gets you addicted. It’s different from the others because each episode is like a short movie, the stories are not connected with each other, or not apparently at least. There are three seasons on Netflix.
It’s about how the humans react to technology, some episodes are contemporary while others are in the future.
Some sceneries are quite disturbing, probably because there is a real chance that these could become true.
My opinion: Black Mirror shows how technology can overcome our weaknesses as human being, without necessarily improve our lives. It gives the opportunity to think how technology and progress go together with perversion.
Expectations: It’s not a tv show for kids, some episodes are not for teenager neither. Don’t always expect an happy ending. The quality of the show is high, the stories are good and intriguing. Also there are some well known names among the actors of Black Mirror.
This tv show is one of my favorite. I love the story and all the complicated characters in it. A girl is working to get some billionaire’s world to collapse.
Revenge is the story of the beautiful Amanda Clark/Emily Thorne.
She uses her double identity to get revenge from the people who ruined her life. Her father was framed by powerful people, and he went to jail for a crime that he didn’t commit. Emily/Amanda is willing to do anything to prove her father’s innocence.
The main character is beautifully plaid by the talented Emily VanCamp. The other main female character is her enemy Vitoria, a powerful woman who had a crucial role in her father’s story.
Amanda/Emily is not alone, she has her best friend who happens to be a talented hacker and a famous billionaire entrepreneur.
How far Amanda/Emily is willing to go to clear her father’s name? Find out in the 4 seasons on Netflix.
It’s a sad story, you know from episode 1 that there is not going to be an happy ending.
Hanna Baker sends 13 tapes before she commits suicide. These tapes are addressed to each person that was involved in her choice of committing suicide.
We see the story from Clay’s side, Hanna’s former class mate, colleague and friend. He is also on Hanna Baker’s tapes and, while listening, he finds out what truly happened to her. I’m not here to spoil the details.
My opinion: it’s not a typical teenage drama, but it’s a must-see for everyone. It made me realize that most of the times we see a person everyday, and we have no idea what that person is going through. It’s a must see for high schoolers, which are often victims or witnesses of acts of bullism at school. But it’s even more important that the parents of teenagers see 13 Reasons Why. There is a scary truth shown: most of the parents have no idea of what their kids are doing.
Some of the tapes are addressed to the people who directly hurted Hanna, while others are addressed to the people that knew but didn’t do anything at all.
I’m afraid that anything that I say could be a spoiler. It’s a science thriller fiction. Orphan Black has an intriguing story that involves a bunch of girls who are all identical to each others.
They all find themselves cooperating, but they have completely different personalities and lifestyles. These identical girls have to struggle to survive while trying to discover the truth of their origins.
Tatiana Maslany is the main actress, she has a huge talent. It mustn’t be easy to play so many different roles in every episode. I was impressed by her ability to switch the accents, she is absolutely brilliant as an actress. I’m not an expert, but each character has also it’s own mimics and movements.
Also the make up artists and the hairstylists who worked on this show, did a great job.
One season of 10 episodes to watch on Netflix. Mindhunter is a crime drama where an FBI agent catch the criminals through the study of their psychological issues. The genre reminds me a lot of Criminal Minds, which I am a huge fan of.
Mindhunter is set in 1977, it shows the start of criminal profiling at the FBI. If you like crime dramas, the 70s, psychological thrillers: this tv show is for you!