Perfume “is the unseen, unforgettable, ultimate accessory of fashion… that heralds your arrival and prolongs your departure,” Coco Chanel once explained. For me, perfume is the final touch to any of my outfits. My mom has always been obsessed with perfumes. When I was little she will buy be those children eau de toilette with …

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Brunch, that lovely word that allows you to indulge with breakfast delights even in the early afternoon and as well to drink mimosas before 12! Walking around my beloved Fulham, I came across this little restaurant Manuka Kitchen.

Constantly I’m looking up to the people I’m surrounded by, and how in very different ways they inspire all the time. I would like to introduce you to some of them, and invite you to see their work and what they are up to at the moment. Firstly, I would like to introduce you to …

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Talking About: Car Boot Sale

October 12, 2015


London is a wonderful place with hidden treasures in every corner. Some are free, some costs £5 and some… lets not get into that. I love to wonder around London when I have the time to do so during the weekends, and in this case we ended up taking part at the Car Booth Sale in Kings Cross. We had to pay a small fee to enter but, it was totally worth it.

Places like these always hide wonders, as any flee market would do, but this time, the exhibitors are curated, so they are all pretty amazing and to top that, most of the displays were on or around antique vehicles, having the owners dressed up in coordinating outfits with the fashion of the time.

Some displays are more “out there” than others, but they are all wonderful!

So if you come across a flea market or a car booth sale don’t hesitate to swing by, as it is a great place to find inspiration, some lovely food from the trucks to enjoy the last days of “warm” days.

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The Look: Michael Kors Bag; Zara shorts and blouse; Boots from Aldo; H&M Blazer; Jewellery from Swarovski.

Talking About: A week in Rhodes

October 5, 2015


Thinking of Greece the only word that comes to mind is Paradise. Crystal clear water, amazing weather and an island full of possibilities.

Rhodes is a Greek island, very close to Turkey, so the temperatures even at the end of September are amazing, 30 degrees and fully sunny days! There is nothing that can stop you from having the best time of your life!

On this occasion, I had the chance to stay in the Ixian Grand Suites, having a private pool in our suite really make this trip a bit unbelievable, scratch that, it was amazing! The location of the hotel is ideal, only 20 min from the airport and 10 min from Rhodes. The hotel has a “private” beach, and as we have been dreaming of a proper break, our main plan was to rest. So we didn’t do much apart from sunbathing, reading and swimming, either in the sea or in the pool.

Rhodes is a lovely place, where the old town and the new town crosses each other, reminding everyone of the great ancient Greek civilization. Just to walk by the harbour where once the Colossus of Rhodes stood gives you and idea of the amazing accomplishments of this civilization. The old town is huge, and very easy to get lost in, if you are like me that I just like to walk around, not knowing what I will find in the next corner. There are many restaurants, mostly attracting tourists, but as a good traveller, I tend to stay away from this places, as they are normally overprized and not the best quality. The trick is to eat where the locals eat. Greek food is simple, and don’t take simple as lacking flavour, I mean that when the flavours are there, you don’t need to complicate the dish. This is what happens with Greek food. It’s all about the seasoning, and showcasing flavours, like Tzatziki, that tangy fresh flavour that enlightens any dish.

For one of the days, we rented a car and drove down the east coast to Lindos, a small archaeological site that sets on the coast of Rhodes. When you are approaching, the first sight you get of the acropolis is breath taken. To access the sight you need to pay, luckily the day we visit the entrance was free, so no idea how much it is, but whatever you have to pay, it is totally worth it. The view from the top gives you a great idea of why, so many years ago, the greeks set their acropolis here. Lindos village its charming, with its white walls, narrow paths and little shops, where the flow is dictated by which direction are the donkeys walking.

On our drive back to the hotel, we stopped in Tsampika Beach, one of the few sand beaches in Rhodes. We ate late lunch; an amazing chicken Gyros with fries and Tzatziki in one of the tavernas, and it kills me not to remember the name, as the owner was so nice to us! Anyway, the beach is lovely, wide, with plenty of sun beds for everyone but most important for me, is the sand. Coming from a country where each and every single beach has white sand, it’s difficult to cope with the whole pebbles situation.

It is incredible how quick a week passes by when you are having fun. Luckily, Greece has many more paradise places to visit, so for the moment I will just tick Rhodes from my list and start saving for my next trip!

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This season I had the opportunity to assist to The House of Ccuoco fashion show at the Fashion Scout venue on behalf of Worlds No. 1 Model. And here is a copy of the piece I wrote for them! This weekend, The House of Ccuoco brought to London their SS16 collection, taking place at the …

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Fashion Scout brought to us this year the 10 of the most promising Fashion Designers from 2015 February and June Graduate Shows. Some of my favourites are Milena Konakchieva’s design, implementing wooden bag handles and using fabrics for upholstery. The delicate use of flowers and bold silhouettes by La Petite Fleur. The tribal inspiration from …

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As any day in London, the weather is something you can never fully prepare for. Although it was sunny and kind of “warm” I couldn’t contain myself and wore black and white.  I wore my little black dress from Zara, which is a must in every girls wardrobe, I paired it with a white shirt …

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