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Spring/Summer 2013: Paola Frani or the New Californian Dream!

Paola Frani Spring Summer 2013

Happy Monday ladies! Hope you all had a wonderful weekend. But now, it is “back to work” and to start the week, I want to share with you pictures of the LookBook of an Italian designer I discovered the other week during the Press Days in Milan. Her name is Paola Frani.. and her Spring/Summer Collection 2013 is all about the New Californian Dream, exotic and punk. I fell in love with the powder colours code she used and her scuba-effect bandeau-skirt… a real ray of Californian sunshine for any wardrobe!

Paola Frani has flagship stores mainly in Japan (Kyoto, Tokyo, Kobe, Osaka, etc) and in Italy (Milan and Capri) but for all info, check out her website www.paolafrani.com

Tomorrow, I will show you the pictures of her showroom here in Milan and of the Stylist Job I had the pleasure to do over there! Continue reading

Milly Resort 2012/13 or the Funky Nassau Chic Look!

MIlly Resort 2013

One of the fashion brand I like to follow is Millya very cool and trendy NYC brand whose fashion DNA can be sum up as “sophisticated Upper East Side meets cool Downtown“.

Set up in 2001 by Michelle Smith (an audacious kick-ass self-made woman, whose success story you can read here), the brand rapidly became a worldwide success selling at top shops such as Bergdorf Goodman, Harrods and Takashymaga and her fans include Gwyneth Paltrow, Beyonce and Kate Middleton. And since I discovered it, me. ;)

This year, during the November Press Days (more on this tomorrow), I got a great news: Milly is adding a Resort Collection to her Fashion House. And in true Milly style.. what was the inspiration for this line? Funky Nassau, a funny, funky decale song from the 60s! Ever listen to it? You’ll immediately want to start dancing.. and it is funny to see how her collection, full of bold, funny, funky, 60s accents, reflects upbeat vibe of the song! ;) Continue reading

A Woman’s Wedding Shoes!

Rene Caovilla wedding shoei

Today I want to make a little “spotlight” on a very special piece in a women wardrobe: her wedding shoes!

Whether you want them as high as the sky or short and comfy to accompany you through the day, the choice is a tough one. One of my friends had one of the most beautiful pairs I ever saw: a “jewel shoes” pair from Rene Caovilla, an historic shoemaker from Venise. Known as “sculptor” in the business, Continue reading

“Press Day Week” in Milan!

This week is a bit mad here in Milan cause it is what I call “Press Day Week”: the week where showrooms decide to present the new Spring Summer 2012 Collections.. almost all together at the same time! ;) So I have been running between one showroom and the other, uptown and downtown, in heels, ok I jumped in the car of my friend Valentina from Zagu Fashion at some point but still.. trying to squeeze in everything in one day Continue reading

The IC Showroom, Milan

What to do on a Rainy Day but to Browse the upcoming Fall / Winter Collections!?

Indeed.. and lucky you cause here are the pics of the super duper chic Milly and Equipment Collections which I had the pleasure to touch.. sorry to ‘discover’.. while visiting the IC Insight Communications Showroom in Milan the other week (read my other post on the IC Showroom and their gorgeous Guy Laroche Collection here) Continue reading

Italian Fashion Bloggers Party at Just Cavalli

OK people… so I promised you to make effort to dress UP.. and tonight was the perfect night cause I was attending the Italian Fashion Bloggers Party at the Just Cavalli Cafe, here in Milan. Yes, the Just Cavalli Cafe is the night club (and restaurant) owned by Roberto Cavalli and, in true Cavalli spirit, it is full of animal prints, flamboyant glass crystal chandeliers and exotic flowers. Continue reading