Lazing on a sunny afternoon

Today the weather is so bad in Galway that it almost seems to be autumn so I’ve decided to cheer myself and hopefully my Irish readers up with some pics of a really nice Sunday afternoon I spent in Coole Park in Co.Galway.

I was wearing  a classic white shirt and blue  jeans combo that I styled with a blue blazer and white shoes. A comfortable yet quite stylish outfit perfect for a day in the coutryside!

The photographs are by Feargal Norton.

Baci, Giulia.

                            BLAZER:  Penneys/Primark

SHIRT: Hitomi

JEANS: H&M

SHOES: Superga

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Rocking a summer evening!

Hi everyone, today’s outfit post is a combination of some of the things that I really like at the moment.

I got my high low hem skirt few weeks ago in H&M and it took my a while to figure out how to style it best, in the end I decided to go for a quite rock&roll look adding my vintage leather jacket and my snake print sandals to it.

I’m happy about the final result and I can’t wait for some more nice weather to wear it again!

Baci, Giulia.

SUNGLASSES: Ray-Ban

LEATHER JACKET: Vintage

BLOUSE: Vintage

HIGH-LOW SKIRT: H&M

NECKLACE: Local market in Lecce, Italy

EARRINGS: H&M

BRACELET: Vintage

SHOES: Fornarina

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Raf Simons’ New Look

Yesterday afternoon Raf Simons presented his first haute – couture collection for Dior.

Despite the high expectations (to say the least)  Simons definitely created a great show and an amazing collection.

He successfully accomplished the difficult task of finding the perfect balance between his own style characterised by simple lines, and the opulent Dior view of fashion. He has combined both to donate to the world a collection of unique and timeless items, leaving us with the sensation that the best is yet to come…

The following are some of the creations that I like most.

I hope you’ll enjoy them too!

Baci, Giulia.

 

 

 

 

 

Pictures from: http://www.vanityfair.it

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HELLO SAILOR!

Today the famous Volvo Ocean race arrives on the shores of Galway and  the whole city is buzzing while preparing for a week full of fun and events.

To get in the right celebratory mood I’d like to show my readers a photo shoot with a nautical theme  that I was asked to produce during my fashion course this year.

My inspiration was the french riviera during the sixties and the location is the Claddagh in Galway.

The photographer is Feargal Norton.

Baci, Giulia.

T-SHIRT: H&M

TROUSERS: Benetton vintage

SHOES: Camden town market in London

BELT: Penneys/Primark

SUNGLASSES: Penneys/Primark

BANGLES: Vintage

BAD HAIR: courtesy of Galway’s great weather!!

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Straw bags mania

Hello everyone!

What do you think about strawbags? I absolutely love them, they are perfect for a day on the beach but just as good  for an afternoon in town.

There is nothing better then grabbing one of these little beauties to make you feel like you are chilling  on a Greek Island even on your way to work!

Baci, Giulia.

Mar y Sol color block straw tote:

Rebecca Minkoff neon tote:

 

Felix Ray tote bag:

 Lily Pulitzer straw tote:
Mark by Mark Jacobs straw crossbody:
Lauren by Ralph Lauren soft clutch:
Sraw studios wicker clutch:
Asos bright straw bag with contrast handle:
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Summer day outfit

This is an outfit that I wore few weeks ago on a (almost) hot day in Galway, Ireland to go for a walk on the beach.

While I was walking I saw this  quite interesting spot near an abandoned factory and I couldn’t resist the temptation to pretend to be a famous model at a Vogue photo shoot for a while and pose for some pictures!

The outfit is a simple yet effective white t-shirt/ denim hot pants combo which I personally consider perfect for a day in the sun, I added red and turquoise accessories to give it a touch of color and my beloved red Converse to be ready for any kind of adventure!

The photographer of the shoot is Feargal Norton

Baci, Giulia

T-SHIRT: Penneys/Primark

DENIM SHORTS: Levi’s 501 vintage

BELT: Penneys/Primark

EARRINGS: H&M

BRACELET: vintage

SHOES: red Converse All Star

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The smell of summer…

“It is the month of June,
The month of leaves and roses
When pleasant sights salute the eyes,
And pleasant scents the noses.”
–   N.P. Willis

These are my favorite perfumes for the summer, what I like about each of them  is that they leave a light scent on your skin that makes you feel fresh even on a really hot day!

Which perfume do you like to wear during the summer!?

Baci Giulia.

Daisy by Mark Jacobs

Light Blue by Dolce & Gabbana

Valentina by Valentino

 

Signorina by Salvatore Ferragamo

Miss Dior Chérie by Dior

Flora by Gucci

Pink Bouquet by Moschino

Innamorata by Blumarine

Coco Mademoiselle by Chanel

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Masquerade ball outfit

Today I got the results for my Business Fashion course and I have to say I’m really delighted with them!

So I decided to post the pictures of the outfit that I had to style for one of my styling assignments, the theme that the teacher gave us  was “Masquerade ball”.

I decided to use a Krizia vintage long top that I found in my aunt closet and to style it with a black tulle skirt that I made myself ( well with a little help from my mom…) and a pair of knee-high boots, I also added golden bangles and a necklace worn as a tiara just to give a “royal” touch to the whole outfit.

The location was the beautiful Kylemore Abbey in co. Galway, Ireland and the photographer was Feargal Norton.

I hope you like it!

Baci, Giulia

TOP: Krizia vintage

BELT: vintage

SKIRT: hand made by me

BOOTS: Top Shop

BANGLES: Penneys/Primark

EARRINGS: Penneys/Primark

NECKLACE: vintage

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Black&Gold outfit

As you already know if you read my post about my favorite trends of the summer, lately I really like scarf prints so when I came across this really nice dress a  few weeks ago in TK-Maxx, I couldn’t resist  the sparkle of its golden prints and I just had to get it.

I’m also a big fan of the classic black and gold combo which I find very sophisticated, so I decided to style the whole outfit in these two colours.

Baci, Giulia

DRESS: TK-Maxx

BELT: New Look

CLUTCH BAG: Penneys\Primark

BRACELET: local shop in Genova,Italy

SHOES: New Look

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Diana Vreeland “The eye has to travel”

In this post I’d like write about the woman that made Vogue America the great fashion magazine that it is  today and, no, I’m not talking about Anna Wintur!

As much as she is one of the biggest names, if not the biggest, in the fashion industry I think that Vogue wouldn’t be the same without the amazing work  that Diana Vreeland did as editor of the magazine in the sixties.

She was one of those rare person that doesn’t follow trends but creates them, and we also have to thank her for having discovered some of those unknowns who then became huge fashion icons.

One of the things that I appreciate most about Diana Vreeland is how, probably due to the fact that as she recalls in an interview,  she was considered by her own mother as “a ugly little monster”,  she developed from a young age a striking sense of personal style.

Consequentially  she always favored totally unconventional beauties during her career as a director of Harper’s Bazaar first and then Vogue .  Something that is not so common nowadays.

Before  showing you some of her unique work I’d like to share with you a picture of Diana Vreeland in front of a Chanel boutique alongside one of her famous quotes:

” You gotta have style. It helps you get down the stairs. It helps you get up in the morning. It’s a way of life. Without it, you’re nobody.”

Baci, Giulia

Harper’s Bazar cover 1942

Harper’s Bazar cover, March 1943

Harper’s Bazaar, cover October 1947

Vogue, January 1969

Audrey Hepburn models for Givenchy,  Vogue, April 1963

Vogue cover,  September 1968

Vogue cover,1964

 

Vogue, cover July 1967

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