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Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Happy Halloween dear readers! 🎃👻💀
Being that Halloween kicks off the holiday season, you probably don't want to "run out of déco solutions" for the one-day event, and perhaps not even cover your home in fake spiderwebs and scarecrows. While there's absolutely nothing wrong with going all out for the holiday, there are also plenty of ways to incorporate some Oct.31-themed pieces into your kitchen, living room, and entrance, without compromising your home style.
White pumpkins are all the rage, this year. They incorporate more of a classy and chic look when decorating for autumn, especially if your home palette is in neutral shades. A great way to make your autumn-season entertaining absolutely fabulous! 
Actually, pumpkins, also known as "winter squash", have come in many colours for as long as there have been pumpkins. Not until recently, white pumpkins have been developed for their own charm and oddity, whereas before they used to be a random shade showing up amongst the orange and green ones at the local farmer's market. 
Since Thanksgiving is right around the corner for all U.S. readers and autumn entertaining is a very common habit to anticipate the holiday season also in Europe, it might be time to start thinking about how you'll style your table, if you're hosting dinner for a group of people. Actually, even if you're not hosting, you can still use some of these ideas in your entryway or on the mantel. Personally, I find that white pumpkins look their best, if incorporated into a coloured pumpkins' arrangement, for a more subtle fall look around the house. So, I've rounded up my favourite centerpiece and tablescape ideas in a white + orange/variegated colour scheme, to help you decide which style best fits your home, if you, like me, are not prone to an all-white arrangement...

Thursday, October 25, 2018


Is it even Fall if you haven't bought your first new pair of boots? Of course not. They're an important investment, as footwear goes. Your boots can take you from early Autumn through Winter, then into Spring with just a few style swaps (that is a breezy floral dress for a chunky knit + midi skirt and back again). This year, prepare to choose from more than a few try-worthy trends. These are the must-have fall boots the street-style crowd has already been sporting.

1) Cowgirl boots: the western-inspired footwear trend has seen a boost thanks to the likes of influencers who have been rocking them in a way that's much more “Rodeo drive style” than “Traditional rodeo”.

2) Slouchy 80's inspired boots: there's no denying the 80's have made a major return for Fall 2018. While we're leaving our leg-warmers, shoulder pads and big hair in the past for now, we're joining fashion girls everywhere by embracing the slouchy-boots trend.

3) Animal print boots: it's footwear gone wild! Leopard, snake and zebra are just some of the animal prints on offer to enliven the dark season in style. So, follow your instincts and get on board with a version in any heel and shaft height that will get your look instantly on trend.

4) White/Red boots: two of the most unexpected trends of the last year have surprisingly staying power. White/red boots are sticking around for Fall, so allowing us to wear light outfits to match them and making transitional dressing that much easier.

5) Combat boots: whether it's 90's nostalgia or a style metaphor for the many battles women are currently fighting, combat boots are alive again and well for Fall. Certainly, they are a favourite among the youngest, who like to wear them grunge-style and, we must admit it, have more occasions to wear them, but they are worn also by more grown-up fashion girls, who soften this eccentric trend by matching it with feminine fabrics and prints.

6) Hiker boots: they're a bit less punk than combat boots, but just as in demand this Fall. No matter if you're not headed to rough terrain, this outdoor-inspired option looks as good with more indooor-friendly outfits like pleated skirts and dresses.

7) Knee-high leather boots: this shaft height was sidelined by over-the-knee boots in recent seasons, but no longer. Knee-high boots are ready for their comeback season this Fall, ah ah!, and they come in many iterations that encompass other trends.

8) High shine boots: metallic finishes are proving very successful in making outfits. These bold boots are the lazy girl's ultimate style ruse: just pair them with a tee and jeans and watch your look become a personal style signature.

9) Kitten-heel ankle boots: our love affair for kitten heels shows no sign of abating, and we're here for it. They're flattering on both short and tall women, and allow us to benefit from not being in pain after a day on the cobbles.

Personally, I'm a great fan of boots, since they're so comfy and warm in Winter: My favourite trends are the "slouchy boot" and the "knee-high leather" ones, since in spite of being a fashion girl, I'm still prone to choose more classic styles. Now it's up to you, dear readers: what's your favourite trend?

Thursday, October 18, 2018

Like lots of fashionistas and celebrities, who have been spotted embracing the Zucca print in the past season, I also have been going crazy for the Fendi Zucca print, relaunched in both the S/S 2018 Fendi Ready-to-wear and bag collection. 
Zucca print was popular in the 90's, and seeing that the 2018 hottest trend is 90's vibes, it is no wonder that Zucca print is making a comeback. 
The Fendi "double F" logo was first introduced in 1965 and created by Karl Lagerfeld, who understood luxury fashion and knew the importance for the brand to be instantly recognisable. Fendi Zucca's print was in all designs of the fashion house from the 1970's to the 1990's and was a success among iconic celebrities of that time too. Moreover, this identifiable symbol was what kicked off the brand into the luxury fashion powerhouse it is today. Personally, I'm certainly going to embrace the trend, which makes me feel nostalgic for a stylish and roomy shopping bag I used to wear at that time + matching logo wallet... Moreover, the fabric's colours are so suitable for the F/W season! I only think it's a must to wear this pieces only in "small doses", that is not more than one logo piece in every single outfit, so as to avoid any "showy effect". I'm particularly excited for my recent purchase of a Zucca print skirt, that I'm going to include into two outfits: the first one for autumnal days with a brown suède bomber + ankle boots, the second one for winter months, with a brown mink jacket + suède boots.
And, since I like to indulge fully in the logo trend, I'm still thinking of adding a Fendi-logo Kahn I to my bag collection...

Thursday, October 11, 2018

If you haven't noticed the trend towards blush pink over the past seasons, then you must have been living under a rock. You can't go anywhere without seeing this soft, romantic shade of pink popping up, nor have a look at pictures on Instagram or Pinterest without being deluged by pictures of cozy, girly blush-pink interiors. 
I'm not a proponent of completely changing your entire home just because of trends, but it's always fun to switch up a few accessories if a trend comes along that you really love. Personally, when I renewed my bedroom several years ago, I chose vintage Provençal-style white furniture and a blush-pink palette well ahead of time, since this mix of French and girly style suits so well my personal taste, and I've been enjoying its relaxing and cozy atmosphere since then. So I think that pink will be there to stay for long in my room, even after the trend and I'll go on loving it!
So, if you want to achieve the soft vibe I went for it will be so easy for you to do the same without breaking the bank, too! All you need is to swap up a few throw pillow covers, a blanket and switch up a couple of small accent pieces to achieve the same effect. Even if your furniture is more modern, the romantic ambience will be a certain result. And to enhance the mood, choose pink loungewear for your lazy Sunday mornings...
I've rounded up some of the pieces I've chosen to achieve the "girly look" in my room so that I can show you how it's easy to incorporate some details into an existing décor and transform its colour scheme with just a few touches. Enjoy!
                                            1)Pink storage boxes       2) Pink throw and monogrammed box
3)Pink walls                      4) Pink lampshades
5) Vintage prints with dominant palette of pink
6) Rattan armchairs with pink cushions and pillows
            7) Bouillonné curtain        8) Antique French-style chair
9) Limoges jewel boxes          10) Framework with motto
11) Small Rose bouquets
                                                            12) Blush-pink loungewear

Thursday, October 4, 2018


I think there's ONE particular brand that I consider my beloved: Chanel; and its brooch has been in my "wish list" until recently, while browsing through some Chanel accessories at a vintage shop in St-Tropez, I found a beautiful piece in gold metal and strass crystal brooch, neither too big, or too small, a size that is just not too loud. This chic, stylish brooch is perfect to elevate any of my Fall outfit, since in this season I tend to wear more dressy outfits, while in Summer I prefer more basic looks and accessories.
So that's why today, I'm going to sum up various ways to include this classy accessory into several outfits:

1) Nicely standing out on a jacket lapel, simply my favourite way...
2) On one side of either a sweater or a cape, even in duplicate, to elevate a basic everyday outfit.
3) Adorably pinned to a beanie in Winter, or onto a beret for French-style inspiration.
4) On the side pocket of a tweed dress or jacket: so Chanel-inspired!
5) Nothing beats matching a Chanel brooch to a LBD: ultimate classy!
6) Pinned onto the mid-collar of a simple shirt makes it obvious yet not loud.
7) Stylishly placed at waist area on a skirt, so cool!
As you have already seen, all you need to style such a wonderful accessory is to use just some creativity and the result will be an effortlessly chic and classy look. If you already have one Chanel brooch, perhaps a vintage model inherited from some female relative and you are stuck as to how to match it, try the above ways!