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Shopping in Siena

Best shopping in Siena     I continue with the list of my favorite shops in Siena. Today the choice is on one of the historical shops of Siena, Cortecci. Cortecci offers the best of Italian and international brands from 1935. Valentino, Dolce&Gabbana, Brunello Cucinelli, Fendi, Etro, Gucci just to mention a few of the Italian brands, in addition to Balenciaga, Stella McCartney, Givenchy. It is impossible …

Do you like my robe?

for restless sleepers robe

How to look Chic but Comfy …with a robe of course!   As you can imagine I could hardly refrain from choosing a robe and pajama-type pants for this spring. As I wrote in the post “The charm of pajamas”, this outfit is chic in an effortless way and it could be a great alternative to the cocktail dress. I chose to mix and match two …

A top like a tattoo

  I like tattoos. For spring/summer 2016 several designers have presented sweaters , socks , fuseaux and gloves as if they were body tattoos. I chose the stretch tulle top by Dries Van Noten to wear under the silk jacket.  If it seems too transparent , you can wear it over a  flesh-colored tank top  instead of on a bra. I like also to wear …

A shopping day

a shopping day

  Although the spring has now forwarded it seems that the sun is reluctant to peep. We just have to spend a day shopping. It’s a long time I was planning to propose a list of stores to visit in Siena. This is a good time to start. The store that I propose today is Dolci Trame and it’s one of my favorite stores. Here you can …

The timeless LBD

gucci dress

  So much has been said and written about the little black dress (LBD), the perfect dress for any occasion. Whatever the occasion, from sophisticated wear at the office,  to a cocktail dress, to dress for a hot date, the LBD is able to solve very well every dilemma about what to wear. It is evident that accessories play an important role so that the …

My new denim

my new denim

    As already written in a previously post (see below), this year denim must be particular, with a unique touch. As well as my shirt of Marquez Almeida. The asymmetrical length, the pleats and the hemstitch make it an impressive garment that you can wear from morning till night. During the day combined with jeans and in the evening with straight black pants. The shirt …

A dress I love

handmade dress

I always loved the dresses with ruffles that sent back to a Spanish style. So, one day, my mother (which as you know had a tailor workshop) and I  started to look for a suitable material until we found this wonderful pink silk with black dots. She had already started working on this dress when, unfortunately, has been hit by a TIA (transient ischemic attack) …

Happy in my kimono

  Today I’m very happy with my choice! My wonderful kimono by Dries Van Noten is the cult piece according to Federica Orazi and Elisabetta Teri, buyers and owners of the shop Dolci Trame in Siena. As Virginia Ricci wrote on her article Orient Express in Fashion Buzz. A weekly appointment with season trends and must-have. The advices to Io donna is given by the …

Long dress

zara dress

I love long dresses, they are very feminine and make the silhouette taller. This chemisier dress by Zara has the top tight and the skirt large. It makes beautiful shapes with the wind. And today Milan is windy enough to make my dress fly.                               I wear long dress Zara boots …

Bomber and cropped jeans

One of the simplest way to wear a bomber jacket is with a pair of jeans. For spring it’s good to dare with something new, like cropped jeans. Today I wear a pink neoprene  handmade bomber. I enjoyed to match it with pink bag, earrings and sunglasses. To make the outfit less cloying a striped top. Ready to take a walk in Corso Como, one of the …

The smell of rain

merci jacket

  A quick stop at the bookstore for updates on fashion and then outside to breathe the scent of rain. I love to wander through the city after the rain, the smell in the air after a rainstorm delights me and the city is empty. The feeling is that of a great empathy with nature and joy to be lucky enough to enjoy this. I wear shirt Blumarine jeans Levi’s jacket Merci bag Moschino boots Tod’s earrings Dolce&Gabbana photo Alice Turchini

Happy Birthday to me

What place could be better than San Francisco to celebrate your birthday? I can’t think of a better place. I’m so happy to be here today, I have decided that I must shine from morning till night. The top by Dries Van Noten with its shimmering embroidery is perfect for my birthday outfit. Mixing elegance with practicality I wore a long, pleated skirt with sneakers. …