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Thursday, December 27, 2018

It's the season to dazzle; whether at a party with family and friends or enjoying Christmas celebrations, this is the season to enjoy being more daring with your wardrobe and rocking those pieces and accessories that you may not usually wear throughout the rest of the year. As the year comes to a close, we can safely say that 2018 was both an eclectic, interesting year for fashion. We saw numerous trends come back in such as leopard print and sequins for clothing, or tiny bags and brooches for accessorising, among others... While we'll likely witness many of these styles fade come the new year, we're pretty sure one trend isn't going anywhere: sparkle!
Embellished mules, shiny bags, Swarovski crystal hair clips or jewels are just a few of our favourite accessories, and what better time to wear them than on New Year's Eve? Whether you're staying in this year or going all out, dear readers, there's no reason not to indulge in something sparkly for yourself! You deserve it! Keep scrolling for glitzy, shimmery accessories we'll be sporting when the ball drops - and for the rest of the year, because, why wouldn't we?
The only thing harder than confirming party plans on NYE is picking out the perfect outfit and shimmering makeup. Our philosophy? let your accessories do all the talking. Channel your inner disco queen with a glittery cross-body / clutch + earrings and bracelet and if you're feeling really extra, throw on a pair of sequin sandals / pumps to top off the look.

Thursday, December 20, 2018

On my last shopping tour in Milan with Mummy in search for a birthday present suitable to my likings, we were attracted by Gianni Chiarini flagship store recently inaugurated in via della Spiga, a sophisticated "boutique" dedicated to the brand's beautiful bags whose handcraft and extraordinary creative vision are worthy of the Florentine area's tradition of its craftsmen.
Since while it's true that in the end, it's the thought that goes in to gift giving that "really" matters, I believe that there's no reason I can't still nicely, and not so "subtly", suggest what I really want, at least to avoid my family and significant others to scramble to pick out a little something special for me...
So, my choice for a birthday present was easy, since I was immediately won over by "Reginella", a trendy, precious hand / shoulder bag in black leather and leopard print. Actually, I find that's the ideal accessory for this period of hectic pre-holiday engagements, since it can be worn from daytime to evening and is a touch of class  to elevate any outfit to a better-groomed look. Enriched by a central decoration of contrasting colourful stones, this very chic small bag keeps a clean and elegant design and is provided with a functional magnetic closure, as well as with an adjustable shoulder strap which allows to be easily wearable cross-body. And last but not least, it's made with high-quality materials, which makes it stand out from the heap of cheap-looking models that have invaded the market of fashion accessories this season, riding the wave of the "leopard-print trend".
Thanks to its versatility, this is a little bling I'm certainly going to pack for my next New Year's weekend in Switzerland.
Bye bye dear readers, and Merry Christmas! πŸŽ„πŸŽ…πŸŽ

Saturday, December 15, 2018

Nothing is more special and unique than a vintage charm bracelet! This beauty I have just received, is a birthday present from my life-partner, who bought it at our favourite jeweller’s in Italy. It’s an amazing semi-precious bracelet by Bijoux Artigianali di Ceni Bardhyl SRL, an artisan brand based in Florence, who created for me a gorgeous, unique, vintage-style handicraft comprising a gold-plated rose-gold chain in a “Demirouge” alloy 14 K, alternating plain and textured intertwined oval links with suspended three medium-size coins and two elaborated pyramid shaped charms inset with semi-precious ruby-red and opalescent-azure stones. 

Even if this is a unique piece, all amateurs of this kind of bracelets, can find a vast selection of ready-made models of the same collection, available at OROMODA jewellery’s, an exclusive dealer for the brand in northern Italy, that you can contact by Instagram: gioielleria_oromodaor Facebook: Gioielleria Oromoda
And, if you've already holiday-shopped for your family, now it's time for the most important person on your list – YOU, and here is certainly one of the cutest must-haves to include at the top of your wish list this Christmas.

Personally, I’m so excited about this coveted present that I can’t wait a minute longer to wear it, and to make the most of its dangling presence from my right wrist for my birthday dinner, tonight!πŸŽ‰πŸŽŠπŸŽ‚

Thursday, December 6, 2018

This CΓ©line necklace might not be from the latest season - since it is the most popular Phoebe Philo's memento the fashion set began stockpiling, after the announcement of her leaving the brand creative direction - but it is still the gift that keeps giving and receiving, so I'm certainly going to include one piece with M in my personal Wish list for Christmas. 
Hung elegant around the necks of all style muses, this golden brass oversized alphabet charm necklace is perfect for all seasons. It feels really personal, as you can wear it in either your own initials or the initials of someone important to you. Or you might want three Ws in a nod to your favourite website... 
Style note 1: in Fall/Winter, it looks perfect either worn alone on a black sweater, or layered with a chunky chain necklace / patterned scarf.

Style note 2: in Spring/Summer it looks amazing paired with shell necklaces, or layered with other pendant necklaces + white tee and blazer. 
Although we have lost count of the number of people we've seen wearing this charm necklace, don't let that pull you off, as the above pictures prove that this bamboo-twig motif is a timeless piece that you can style in your own unique way.