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Nyfw day 6

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I was wearing:

CHIARA FERRAGNI VELVET SLIPONS (available online HERE)
CALVIN KLEIN COLLECTION CROP TOP AND TROUSERS
SAINT LAURENT BAG
CELINE SUNGLASSES

Hair by Redken, makeup by Nikki DeRoest

Photos by Gregorio Capineri Tosetti

Tie It Up

I am stealing this idea from the Steven Alan presentation. It’s super easy: just knot together your shirt tails in front and voila! I like it with a pair of shorts or layered over a maxi dress. Of course, you don’t have to go with a neckline quite as low as the models (if you do, grab some double stick).

Thanks Steven!

BLOGLOVIN’ AWARDS

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Special night in New York City surrounded by friends. The Bloglovin’ Awards are becoming a tradition. I still remember the first one about 3 years ago, when the venue had the most surreal view to Columbus Circle and Central Park and where the night ended with all of us renting a really crappy limousine and buying pizza at some dodgy and allegedly famous pizzeria in NYC. I quite honestly don’t know whether it was actually a famous place but the owner had a whole wall covered in picture frames posing with every celebrity you can possibly imagine.

This night didn’t end with pizza at 4:00am but it at the PHD rooftop with the most incredible view of Manhattan.

HUGE thanks to Kim Garduno for being such a superstar and giving me this beautiful old school hairdo for the awards and to Sportmax for dressing me for the night!

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NYFW Day 5

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I was wearing:

CELINE PUMPS
VALENTINO DRESS
LANVIN HAT
CELINE BOX BAG

Hair by Redken, makeup by Nikki DeRoest
Photos by Leslie Kirchhoff

 

The Guest Editor

Le sigh, Marie-Amélie Sauvé is the guest editor of the new Self Service.

Alex has already reminded me 10 numerous times to bring her back a copy of the latest Self Service from Paris. I also can’t wait to get my hands on a copy. A girl who starts her career at French Vogue and is best friends with Nicolas Ghesquière (#NBD) ranks high on my I Want to Be Her list. I’m looking forward to seeing her creative process come to life in this new issue. Now I just have to pick my favorite cover…

The issue is out now… if you can find it!


By brie

The Guest Editor

Le sigh, Marie-Amélie Sauvé is the guest editor of the new Self Service.

Alex has already reminded me 10 numerous times to bring her back a copy of the latest Self Service from Paris. I also can’t wait to get my hands on a copy. A girl who starts her career at French Vogue and is best friends with Nicolas Ghesquière (#NBD) ranks high on my I Want to Be Her list. I’m looking forward to seeing her creative process come to life in this new issue. Now I just have to pick my favorite cover…

The issue is out now… if you can find it!


By brie

Nyfw day 4

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I was wearing:

MOSCHINO BY JEREMY SCOTT TOTAL LOOK

Hair by Redken, makeup by Nikki DeRoest
Photos by Andrew Arthur

Flower Power

See by Chloe knows what I’m talking about.

The sweet daisy printed denim pieces have me wanting to do denim on denim only come Spring.

And if the Canadian tuxedo isn’t quite your thing, the pieces work great on their own too.

Peace, love and daisies.


By brie

Flower Power

See by Chloe knows what I’m talking about.

The sweet daisy printed denim pieces have me wanting to do denim on denim only come Spring.

And if the Canadian tuxedo isn’t quite your thing, the pieces work great on their own too.

Peace, love and daisies.


By brie

Tenue de Soiree

I never know what to wear out at night.

It always annoys me and I end up wasting way too much time. I lose confidence in myself and in my taste, I spend forever in front of the mirror, I take dumb selfies and send them to my friends, and since they can’t see anything anyway because I’m terrible at selfies, it’s even worse, so they stress me out by saying things like:

“Need another photo, I can’t even tell what you’re wearing”
“What’s that thing in front of your dress?” (my phone, obviously)
“What color is that? Cat pee yellow?” (bad lighting)
“How can someone who’s a photographer be so bad at selfies?” (shut up right now)

Yep, because obviously I always wait until the last minute.
So I stress everyone out.
Because I hate evening wear.

Usually when I want to dress up to go out at night, I always start out thinking I’ll wear a dress.
Yes. I have this idea in my head, like most girls, that “night” means “dress”.
Don’t try to figure it out, that’s just the way it is.

So then I start the useless and frantic search for the “perfect last minute dress” which:

1/ Doesn’t exist
2/ Is very, very expensive
3/ Can’t be found at the last minute. To be perfect, a dress always has to be altered, otherwise you’re a model, in which case, what are you doing reading this post?

By then, not only am I irritated, I’m also exhausted AND frustrated.

For a while, I had resolved my problem with a few really cool tuxes, but one mustn’t go overboard with the joys of wearing a suit, especially when you have short hair.
If you do, you’ll quickly turn into Ellen De Generes, and even though I ADORE Ellen, I really don’t want to have her look.

You know, because at night, I want to be super feminine, a bit femme fatale.

But the problem is – no dresses look good on me.
No dresses look good on anyone, actually, if you really want to know how I feel about it.

That’s always what I’m thinking to myself when I watch the awards.
I like them well enough, I play the game, I choose my favorites, I feel like I’m taking a trip to planet tralala – it’s fun for about two seconds.

But most of the time in those ceremonies, it’s like “cool” has left the building and been replaced by slightly awkward women forced into an obsolete definition of sexiness (with their breasts imprisoned in push up bras, their waists strangled) that doesn’t look anything at all like the free woman in motion that I love and want to be.

Oh hey, by the way. Since we were talking about Céline on Friday, and how Phoebe Philo redefined the way we dress and the kind of women we have the right to be (cool, sensual, comfortable) – just looking at her collections makes you realize.

Not a single evening gown.

The closest thing is a romper. Hands in pockets, high heels – her rompers totally borrow from the “woman in a tux” attitude.
So it’s back to the same idea.

There are exceptions, of course. Valentino dresses that make you want to cry they’re so beautiful. Dior by Raf Simmons. Cate Blanchett in Riccardo Tisci for Givenchy. But girls who have Cate Blanchett’s allure are very rare.

So when it comes to evening wear, there aren’t many places left for me to look for ideas.
I look at what Jenna Lyons does, what Emmanuelle Alt does, and what Phoebe Philo does, on the rare occasion she goes out.

So that’s the thing. It was when I went to a black tie event that I realized what my real problem was. I don’t like evening gowns.

I ended up in pants and a bustier, but honestly, I really would have liked to have something new and beautiful to wear. A new attitude, a new femininity – something truly modern.

But I think it’s clear now: for the time being, that doesn’t exist. Or it’s very, very rare.

I really think it’s time to redefine evening wear for women, don’t you think?

Translated by Andrea Perdue

CANON FASHION DIARES

Phew!!! I just came back from London and I haven’t felt/been that busy in a very long time. I am very used to doing my “from New York straight to London FW” marathons but I am never quite prepared for the amount of work, combined with the Jetlag. I have to say though, I do this out of choice and because I LOVE IT.
I was in London filming for Canon and once again, since they have just launched the new Canon EOS 100D in White which has become my new favorite small camera to take around with me.

Filming with Canon is always a pleasure and I hope gave you a small glimpse of how a day during Fashion Week really is, although we have to add a lot more shows, a lot more meetings in between and most importantly, a lot of catching up with friends who are in town as well.

See you next time!!!

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Sticker Up

Anya Hindmarch is a quirky genius.

Remember last season’s potato chip clutch? Well, this time around she is getting us with stickers.

Debuting today with her spring collection is a limited edition collection of leather stickers (in collaboration with Charlotte Stockdale of CHAOS FASHION) that you can use to embellish your handbag/phone/best friend. The current selection features a Mickey Mouse hand doing various gestures and more styles will be added soon. I’m already going through my closet trying to figure out what I want to “sticker up” first. If you need some inspiration, take a look back at Sue’s embellished bag


By alex

Free People September

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Bohemian greeeeaaaatness. Gimme, gimme.

Shop it all here.
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Nyfw day 3

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Day three of my New York fashionweek: as first look of the day I opted for a total black outfit.
The focus obviously was on the hair that, thanks to the Redken team and Sara Weinstock diamond headpieces, shined even more than usual :)

Giorno tre della mia fashionweek newyorkese: come primo look ho optato per un outfit total black.
Il focus era naturalmente sui capelli che, grazie al team di Redken ed ai diamanti di Sara Weinstock, hanno brillato ancora più del solito :)

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I was wearing:

ALEXANDER WANG SANDALS
CUSHNIE ET OCHS DRESS
SARA WEINSTOCK DIAMOND HEADPIECES
PRADA BAG
CELINE SUNGLASSES

Hair by Redken, makeup by Nikki DeRoest
Photos by Leslie Kirchhoff

NYFW Day 2

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Here is another look from my second day of NYFW: total black and white contrasts with a giant hat and the funny Karlito.
PS: Watch how my day looked like on TheScene.com!

Ecco qui un altro look dal mio secondo giorno della NYFW: total bianco e nero con un maxi cappello e il funny Karlito.
PS: Guardate come è stata la mia giornata su TheScene.com!

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I was wearing:
GUCCI STUDDED LOAFERS
VALENTINO DRESS
HERMES KELLY BAG
FENDI KARLITO BAG CHAIN
STYLESTALKER HAT

Photos by Leslie Kirchhof
Hair by Redken and make up by Nikki De Roest

35 NYFW Street Style Snaps That Will Help You Rethink Your Wardobe

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With everything from all white after labor day to various ways to dress up your flats and rethinking layers and lengths, here are 35 street style snaps from NYFW’s best to help inspire new ways to wear your existing wardrobe.

Happy shopping in your own closet!

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Photos: HB

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35 NYFW Street Style Snaps That Will Help You Rethink Your Wardobe

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With everything from all white after labor day to various ways to dress up your flats and rethinking layers and lengths, here are 35 street style snaps from NYFW’s best to help inspire new ways to wear your existing wardrobe.

Happy shopping in your own closet!

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Photos: HB

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NYFW day 1

8F3A9131 The first day of NYFW was all about colors! Color Rebel hairstyle by Redken, super simple outfit and my favourite accessories from Chanel fall/winter 2014/2015 collection!

Il primo giorno di NYFW è stato sicuramente un’esplosione di colori! Hairstyle Color Rebel di Redken, mixato ai miei accessori preferiti della collezione autunno/inverno 201472015 di Chanel! 8F3A9147 8F3A90668F3A9153 8F3A9128 8F3A9135 8F3A9322 8F3A9117 8F3A9133 8F3A9261 8F3A9151 8F3A9120 8F3A9156

I was wearing:

CHANEL HIGH SNEAKERS
LEVI’S VINTAGE SHORTS
CHANEL NECKLACE
CHANEL BAG
FENDI SUNGLASSES

Photos by Leslie Kirchhoff

Beijing diary

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Photographic diary of my four days spent in Beijing at the end of July, dedicated to my “babies”, Chiara Ferragni shoes, that were officially launched in the chinese market with two big events at Attos and Shanping (you can also find them online with worldwide shipping on www.chiaraferragnicollection.com)

Diario fotografico dei miei quattro giorni passati a Pechino a fine luglio, dedicati principalmente alle mie “figliolette”, le scarpe della mia linea, Chiara Ferragni, che sono state ufficialmente lanciate nel mercato cinese con due eventi da Attos e Shanping (potete trovarle anche online su www.chiaraferragnicollection.com)

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FIND CHIARA FERRAGNI SHOES ON www.chiaraferragnicollection.com

Photos by Angelo Tropea and Chiara Ferragni

Plaits Please

Yes, please!

I’m pre-declaring Spring 2015 the season of braids. Whether a single style or in multiples (like you see here, from the Ostwald Helgason show) it’s been the standout trend on the runway these last few days. I like these sleek pigtail braids, they are girly but polished enough that you can get away with them outside of the schoolyard.


By alex

Boxers or Briefs?

Last night at Suno that age old question was answered.

Okay, sort of. The answer for spring is boxers– for girls! Layered under pants and peeking out just enough to feel a little like Marky Mark.

It’s maybe not for everyone, but I’m into this layering idea. Perfect for the days when you want to wear those low slung pants but are feeling like you maybe should’ve done a few more sit-ups.

What about you? Boxers or briefs?


By brie

Welcome to LA!

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I had the best official welcome LA could offer me… A crowd of super talented people, all cheering for me. Couldn’t ask for anything else. I found my friends there and I also had the chance to meet new interesting people. The dinner table setting was stunning, the food was catered by one of the LA’s favorite Italian restaurants, you know how much I love Italian food :) We also enjoyed a performance by Phlo Finister and her band Youthquaker.
Thank you Vivienne Westwood for organizing this enchanting experience!

Ho ricevuto il miglior benvenuto che LA potesse offrirmi… Ho trovato tantissime persone ad accogliermi. Non potevo chiedere nulla di meglio. Lì ho incontrato i miei amici ed ho avuto la possibilità di conoscere nuove persone stimolanti. Tutto era fantastico dalla tavola imbandita al cibo preparato da uno dei ristoranti italiani preferiti da LA, sapete quanto io ami la nostra cucina :) Phlo Finister e la sua band, gli Youthquaker, si sono esibiti in una performance live durante la cena.
Un particolare ringraziamento va a Vivienne Westwood per aver organizzato tutto questo!

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Picture credits:
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Technically Speaking

The curse of the dying phone battery.

My phone dies all the time. Sure, it is probably because I am constantly trying to pass level 64 of Two Dots (where I have been stuck for OVER A MONTH), and maybe I refresh my Instagram every 45 seconds but I’m convinced my phone battery dies more often than all the other phone batteries. I’ve tried all of the tricks (taking down screen brightness, closing out of apps, turing off notifications, etc) but I still can’t get through a full day without needing to plug it in.

I try to remember to carry around an extra battery, but I usually forget to charge that battery. And I’m cautious about bringing my charger with me because I’m likely to leave it behind somewhere and then really have a problem. The other day Brie sent me a link to this new bracelet that charges your phone (you take it off, unclasp it and plug it in) and it really, actually looks like a bracelet when you’re wearing it (you know how some of those wearable tech accessories still look like you’re wearing a Gameboy on your wrist, as chic as they try to be)…

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Now I’m on a mission now to find something that will charge my phone, without taking up too much space and isn’t something that I will also forget to charge. Tall order, I know. Any advice?


By alex

5 Easy Pieces to Start Building Your Fall Wardrobe

5 Easy Pieces to Start Building Your Fall Wardrobe

If you’re like me, you don’t buy a new wardrobe every season; not only does that require a limitless budget, but it’s kind of a waste when you have things from last year that you’ve been dying to return to your regular rotation. It’s always fun to buy something new, though; it marks the beginning of a new season and helps make your existing wardrobe feel a little bit fresher.

In those situations, the best thing you can do is choose a piece that straddles the line between something that can be worn regularly and something that feels more like a “statement” piece. Below, check out five of our favorites from fall’s new crop that make an impact without feeling overtly trendy–these are the pieces that you’ll be excited to pull out again when next fall rolls around.

Tough Cookie

Don’t mess with me…

I sometimes find myself super drawn to tough accessories. You know, the kind that make you feel a little bit more rebellious. A studded flat, a spike bracelet, and now, this heavy chain strap bag (the strap isn’t really that heavy, you won’t be able to substitute carrying this for time at the gym). Edgy I am not, but my accessories sure are.

PS: This bag is from Saint Laurent.


By alex

Change it Up

The other day when I was trying to make my impressive pile of hats fit into my microscopic cabinet (why are cabinets always microscopic?) – I thought to myself… “Wait, when was the last time I actually wore a hat?”

When I thought about it, I realized hats aren’t the only thing that used to be a big part of my style that have now disappeared completely. I have also witnessed the slow disappearance of…

Heels.

I don’t know if it was the heels-at-all-costs trend that made me so brave – (remember the dizzying heights we used to get to?) but I wasn’t afraid of anything. I wore heels like you wear a pair of sneakers, and simply tried to forget in the morning that a few hours later the horrible torture would begin and I would be ready to do anything just to be able to sit down, even if only for a few seconds.
Or end up barefoot.

What happened?

It’s simple: I realized that I was a little crazy. Seriously – because you just can’t spend the day in super high heels without being in pain – it’s physiological. And then wearing flats came in style and I jumped on the bandwagon like my life depended on it.

Ok, sure. I still wear heels a lot.
But I wear them like a reasonable person – in the evening, when I know I’m not going to be walking very much and carrying a million things around. Or during the day for important meetings.
I still love wearing them out at night. And wearing them less often has made it so that when I do wear them, I feel really, really irresistible. Silly, I know.
But you’ll very rarely see me perched on my 12-inch heels taking photos anymore.

What took their place?

Flats!!! Sneakers, super chic ballerina flats like my Valentinos, sandals, slippers, lots of easy and chic things. And on days when I really really want to be taller, I always keep a pair of ballerina flats in my bag – always.

Ok, but that I just can’t do.

Kitten heels. Every time, I want to like them, especially when Emmanuelle Alt wears them (I believe in everything Emmanuelle Alt wears) but they make my size 9 feet look giant and it’s simply a fake kind of grace. I’m better off with my feet flat on the ground so I can jump.

Another thing I can’t do: The boyfriend jeans look – men’s shirt – short hair – flats. That just guarantees someone’s going to say “Hello, sir” and I really do not like that at all, AT ALL.

Oh, by the way, apparently someone noticed my change of heart (well he didn’t notice my hair change, but it’s fine, I’m still very flattered, as this appeared in the T New York Times.

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Hats

I used to love hats. I wore them all the time, I have lots of photos of me wearing hats. I thought it was glamorous – and also perfect for bad hair days.
I don’t wear them at all anymore, except in extremely sunny conditions, but in those cases, it’s not about fashion, it’s a matter of survival.

What happened?

It’s mainly due to the fact that I cut my hair and when I try to wear a hat, I feel like a little bird with no hair showing – but also because I was kind of sick of them – they’re really not very practical. They can fly off, you can’t give anyone a kiss without poking someone’s eye out, and you never know what to do with them when they aren’t on your head. It also sometimes made me look too polished, like trying too hard – I know that might sound like a bit of an exaggeration, but that’s usually what I think when I see myself in the mirror, so I end up leaving the hat behind and going out bare headed.

What took their place?

Nothing at all, well, actually, a hair cut that I really love. I still love beanies, though…And those are much more flattering with short hair than hats are.

Ok, but that I just can’t do.

Baseball caps. I used to like them to dress down an outfit, but now, with short hair, it’s not even ironic. It just doesn’t work at all.

Short nails.

I used to always keep my nails short, and in optimal moments – short red nails, which to me feel super parisian.
I liked the way they looked, it was easy, and most of all, I was convinced that long nails were not my thing.

What happened?

I don’t know why, but I started letting them grow and only filed them lightly. I started painting them with natural colors and thought it looked really lovely, feminine, and cool. And most of all, I discovered that my nails had a nice shape to them and that having long nails almost made my mitts pass for sophisticated lady hands.

What took their place?

Ah, haha, well, nothing, except a layer of clear polish – and every now and then I go crazy and get a red manicure, and when I do, it’s sublimely sexy, almost too much, and I love it. But I only keep it for two days: with long nails, you really can’t have chipped polish, or it looks super cheap.

Ok, but that I just can’t do.

I tried to do a “fun” manicure the other day because I was invited to a salon who specialized in them. Ok – personally, I’ve never been a big fan of manicures with crazy patterns, I leave that to Zooey Deschanel and Alex who wear them very well. But on long nails, it’s really in bad taste and hopeless and not funny. I kept it for about an hour and then took it all off, my sister is still laughing at me.

My red lip.

It was pretty much my signature before – even my illustrations had red lips.

What happened?

I finally found a way to do my eye makeup! I found a smoky look that fit my almond eyes and I like it even more than lipstick. It’s more mysterious, softer, more everything.
And plus I was sick of leaving red marks everywhere. Eye makeup is much more stable than lip color – it changed my life. No more touch ups!!!

Oh, and one last thing – red in photos is tricky.
Half the time, it gives you a pinched look, and I’m totally against a pinched look.

Ok, but that I just can’t do.

My face at four in the morning after dancing all night. Mascara on my cheeks and smoky eye smudged on my temples – even if occasionally, by accident, all of that smeary mess ended up looking pretty sexy.

My watch.

Before, I couldn’t live without my watch, my beloved steel Rolex that my mother gave me when I turned 18 and it was such a symbolic and special thing.

What happened?

Between my phone keeping the time (and since I have my eyes fixed on it permanently) and the fact that Rolex has become one of the most seen, seen, and over-seen accessories to the point of almost becoming vulgar (the big gold Rolex, let’s just say you have to know how to wear it, right?) I eventually started leaving my Rolex behind in my jewelry box, looking at it fondly and thinking of my mother every time I change jewelry.

What took its place?

Jewelry! Jewelry came back and I got passionately into it – and since I don’t like piling it on, I always felt like my watch was a little too much.

Ok, but that I just can’t do.

I just can’t accumulate too much jewelry. I like the idea, and I think it looks good on other people, but I can only do one piece of jewelry at a time – but I change it every day.

My chignon!

It was the life saver for my unmanageable hair.

What happened?

Well, I cut it all off.

What took its place?

On bad hair days, my new life saver is slicking my hair back with extra violent orange Vivelle Dop gel which smells like fake oranges for three miles around. Fortunately, it doesn’t happen that often – I only use it in extreme situations.

But that I just can’t do.

Run my fingers through my hair. Nope, no way.

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Voilà, I think that’s everything, and I still have a real love for men’s shirts, white jeans, red nails, ballerina flats, coats, parkas, silk blouses

What about you? Has anything like this ever happened to you? Are there things you firmly believed in that you’ve slowly left behind?

Translated by Andrea Perdue

On Project Runway

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I was wearing:

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Photo Credits:

Chiara Ferragni Instagram Profile Project Runway Official Facebook Page

The Sound of Cos

Those clothes sound really good…

I love this little video by Dutch artists Lernert Engelberts and Sander Plug showing the creation of the sounds behind the fall COS collection.

Now if only we had these sound effects while getting ready every morning!


By brie

Grand Canyon

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Photographic diary of our three days at Grand Canyon and Red Rock Canyon with Lovers + Friends, between pools between the rocks, rides on the smallest plane I’ve ever tried and cowboy hats :)

Diario fotografico dei nostri tre giorni al Grand Canyon e Red Rock Canyon insieme a Lovers + Friends, tra piscine immerse tra le montagne, giri nell’aereo più piccolo che io abbia mai preso e cappelli da cowboy :)

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GRAND CANYON, 15th-17th August 2014

I was wearing:

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CHANEL BACKPACK

LOOK 2:
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LOOK 3:
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LOOK 4:
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LOOK 5:
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Photos by Andrew Arthur and Chiara Ferragni

That Prada Bag

You didn’t think we would go on without showing you Michele’s bag from last week, did you?

Even though it’s mini (you know we love a mini bag over here) I like that it has a little extra storage spot at the bottom– Michele keeps a camera in there! And just like white, I think it’s totally okay to wear Hawaiian print after Labor Day ;)


By alex

The opulence issue

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Cover girl for the new issue of LA CANVAS, the opulence issue. Out today!

Cover girl per il nuovo numero di LA CANVAS, the opulence issue. Out today!

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Discover more and read about this cover + editorial on LACANVAS.COM

Photography: Andrew Arthur
Styling: Jak The Rippers
Makeup: Jenna Kristina
Hair: Sylvia Wheeler

She Did It Again

Isabel, not Britney…

The just released images of Isabel Marant’s resort 2015 collection are giving me some serious fashion week dressing inspiration (they couldn’t have popped up at a better time; I’ll be spending the weekend trying to figure out what to wear).

The best part: I don’t have to get rid of my Birkenstocks any time soon…

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By alex

Pajama Day

Do you ever wake up wishing you could just wear your PJs to work?

I do! It’s becoming easier and easier to get away with styles like this one from Piamita. Comfy enough for sleeping, but chic enough to wear to the office. It is kind of a genius idea and a perfect solution for when you’re running late. Can Friday be pajama day?


By brie

Roller skates

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In the same photos two of my secret dreams: a pair of vintage roller skates (found in our South California roadtrip) and Volkswagen hippie van (that I wanna buy after I find a house in Los Angeles).

Nelle stesse fotografie due dei miei sogni proibiti: un paio di pattini vintage (trovati nel nostro roadtrip nel sud della California) ed il furgoncino Volkswagen (che voglio comprare non appena troverò casa a Los Angeles).

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I was wearing:

VINTAGE ROLLER SKATES
LEVI’S VINTAGE DENIM SHORTS
VINTAGE SEQUINED TSHIRT
CELINE SUNGLASSES

Photos by Andrew Arthur

A New Normal

It’s time to dress normal.

Gap, that friendly, classically American shop has just launched a new, slightly moodier campaign featuring none other than Angelica Huston as one of their “Dress Normal” celeb-models.

I love me some Angelica Huston, and Gap was one of my favorite stores growing up (I had a lot of sweater vests), so this combination seems more than perfect while giving a whole new meaning to #normcore.


By brie

BIG NEWS!!!

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I feel as if I was talking to my best friend over a cup of coffee, or even an extremely excited phone call in the middle of the day saying: “GUESS WHAT!!!??? I am the new contributor for GLAMOUR magazine in Holland!!!”, and you would tell me how you cant believe the great news and how you feel so happy for me.

See the thing is, there is a very long story behind this and I don’t want to bore you with all the details, yet I do want to share some of it, because I consider you my friend and the fact that you come visit me every day means the world to me, still after all these years…StyleScrapbook will soon turn 7 years old and while that still blows my brains off and makes me feel grateful every single day, I still NEVER forget why this whole thing started and where I come from.

Over 9 years ago I moved to Holland and while I was feeling completely hopeless, I didn’t know anybody, I didn’t speak the language and I couldn’t bare the cold, the lack of sun and the rain, I still had one dream and I knew that I wouldn’t let anything stop me. I didn’t start the blog because I wanted to show myself, I didn’t start the blog to make money or even to become “known”, actually back then, you couldn’t do any of that. I started StyleScrapbook because it was my only hope. I wanted to share something with someone, whether that was 1, 2 or 10 people. I started the blog because I had so much desire and so many dreams to work in an industry that often gets labeled as superficial, yet I saw a different side to it. When I moved to Holland I tried my luck and applied to work on every single fashion magazine I could think of, I knew I had to start from the bottom and I didn’t mind, I work hard and I always try my best and hardest. Everyone said no, maybe not because they didn’t want me, or maybe they didn’t, I mean, I spoke no Dutch so they saw me as a pointless add on to the team. I came home one day and decided to start StyleScrapbook because if I wasn’t going to be given a chance, I will try to give myself that chance and so it began.

I honest to God would have NEVER, ever foresee what happened after, or how blogging all of a sudden became something, how somehow we finally got to have a voice and I am thankful for this turn of events every single day.

Today I can finally announce that starting from the September issue, I will be the newest addition to the GLAMOUR magazine (NL) team as a contributor with my very own page every month. I had to pinch myself a couple of times when this news became a reality because even if I have managed to create such an incredible bond with you guys through StyleScrapbook, I was finally able to close the circle and my dream of writing for a Fashion Magazine finally came true, 7 years later but heck! Who’s counting?

THANK YOU FOR ALL THE SUPPORT. ALWAYS!

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White Out

Ok, I confess! I didn’t watch the Emmys…

I did spend a decent amount of time searching the hashtag #emmys2014 on Instagram* to see what everyone was wearing. After 237,485 photos of Julia Roberts in her leg lengthening short dress (by Elie Saab) and red dresses aplenty, the elegant and surprisingly not bride-like ladies in white won spots as my favorites.

Did you watch? Who was your favorite?

From left to right: Kate Mara, Allison Williams and Michelle Monaghan.

*which led me to many OITNB profiles. Hey Piper! Hi Crazy Eyes!


By brie

Palm Springs

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Photographic diary of our stay at The Parker Hotel in Palm Springs: palm trees, swimming pools, flamingo dress and super cool furniture included :)

Diario fotografico del nostro soggiorno al The Parker Hotel a Palm Springs: palme, piscine, abito con fenicotteri ed arredamento super cool incluso :)

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I was wearing:

CELINE WEDGES
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Photos by Andrew Arthur

LAYERING DENIM

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It already took me way longer than expected to find a Denim Jacket that actually fits my needs, which means; long enough for a tall girl without necessarily looking too oversized and frumpy. Considering Autumn and eventually Winter are around the corner -and lets be honest, I don’t deal very well with the low temperatures-, I need to master my layering skills and since I don’t want to stop wearing my denim jacket, it will only be possible with a little layering.

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During our California roadtrip we couldn’t miss visiting Salvation Mountain: an art installation that covers an entire hill of the Colorado desert.
The artist who created it, Leonard Knight (who died last February) spent the last 40 years of his life to enlarge and paint his artificial mountain, sharing a love message and showing the tourists around.
A magnificent place that is definitely worth a visit.

Durante il nostro roadtrip in California una delle tappe che non potevo perdermi era Salvation Mountain: un’installazione d’arte che ricopre un’intera collina del deserto del Colorado.
L’artista che l’ha creata, Leonard Knight (morto lo scorso Febbraio), ha impiegato gli ultimi 40 anni della sua vita a perfezionare ed ingrandire la sua “montagna artificiale”, condividendo un messaggio d’amore e accogliendo i turisti in prima persona.
Un posto spettacolare che merita sicuramente una visita se siete nella zona.

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I was wearing:

CELINE WEDGES
TULAROSA ROMPER
RAY-BAN SUNGLASSES

Photos by Andrew Arthur

Boys Side

I’m the first one to tell you to buy vintage.

Some of my most special pieces were vintage finds (like my Celine jeans, which we should come back to). But what I found out recently was that the mens side is just as good. Somewhere in Manhattan is a man who buys women’s shoes because HIS feet are that small. And to him I say, Thank you for my all black Prada wingtips in a size 37! I’m not too squeamish to buying vintage shoes …

I’m looking forward to scouring the mens section for big coats I can belt and chunky sweaters for fall, you never know when something might just be the perfect fit…

Do you have any vintage shopping tips?


By brie

High Line

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New York and a walk sunset on the High Line. Wearing a sequined striped dress and the new slipons from my shoeline, Chiara Ferragni.

New York ed una passeggiata al tramonto sull’High Line. Indossando un abitino a righe di paillettes e le nuove slipons della mia linea, Chiara Ferragni.

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I was wearing:

CHIARA FERRAGNI SLIPONS (available online on CHIARAFERRAGNICOLLECTION.COM)
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CELINE TRIO BAG
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Photos by Jeff Thibodeauco

Justify My Love

I don’t know why, but this photo really makes me think of Madonna’s album cover (be ready to dive straight into the 80’s), Like A Prayer.

A total 10’s version (how do you call this decade? The 10’s?) of the cover that made a mark on me so much when I was a kid.

So, obviously, I love the over-the-top jewelry with the distressed jeans. Yeah, even if I have a hard time admitting it because of her recent weird media theatrics that feel a tiny bit sad, I’m a fan of Madonna. So just for you, here is the cover :

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And here is the video as well.

Aaaah, I love it !

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Super Model Mania

I’m experiencing a new level of model crush.

I know it might be too early to say this, but I think this is my favorite spread of the September fashion magazines: W’s “Super Normal Super Models.”

Kate, Lara, Daria, Raquel, Saskia, Mariacarla… they’re all there. And living the 90s inspired dream.

Here are some of my favorite images. You can see the whole spread here!

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Photography by Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott / Styled by Edward Enninful


By alex

Palm Springs days

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Photos by Andrew Arthur

How Short is Too Short?

My mom wears shorts.

Like real shorts. Not bermudas. Shorts almost as short as my 20 years old sister’s, whose shorts are so short that sometimes you can’t really see them under her tee-shirts. All right, all right. Not that short. My mom is chic. And she wears her shorts on vacation.

But still.
I almost feel like I should revise my own shorts proportions.

Well of course she doesn’t wear them to go to work, and she doesn’t have a wrinkle on her knees – but anyways, even if that was the case, I have to tell you that whatever their age, I think people should dress the way they want.

To me, being vulgar or incongruous is more in the attitude than in the clothes.

You can be 20 and be super cute in super short shorts – but also super trashy. A mini can be worn at any age with distinction.

I liked seing Carine Roitfeld in a crop top. She herself a grandma, she’s not scared of contradictions: she says that she chooses longer skirts now. But she goes along with a (discreet) cropped top.

To me, she’s helping us see mature women in a different way. It’s a new way to wear your age, a new freedom to be yourself, and to re-imagine the codes of fashion.

And that’s pretty perfect, because this winter, with the 60’s fashion* coming back, we’re all going to end up in short skirts, whether we like it or not.

What do you think? Do you feel free to wear whatever you want? Do you ask yourself about what’s appropriate to wear for your age?


* Oooooooh, nooooooo, the 60’s fashion is back AGAIN!!! Each time it’s back I want to throw all the editorials with wannabe Twiggy in geometrical poses out the window.

Where’s Gisele?

Everywhere, it seems.

My favorite Brazilian is making a serious impact on the fall campaigns. She sported a faux buzz cut for Balenciaga (I mourned the loss of her perfect beach waves for a brief moment), sparkled in Pucci, went au naturel for Sonia Rykiel and now she’s giving us some real je ne sais quoi for Isabel Marant.

She’s one of very few models that despite being pretty commercial, she still has this totally cool and chic vibe. Does that mean she’s mastered the art of the super model today?


By alex

Sofia & Calder

Sofia Coppola isn’t just making wine and movies anymore, she’s back into the fashion biz.

Calder, an LA based line of simple and classic tees from Amanda Blake (cousin-in-law to Sofia), has teamed up with Sofia to shoot their new look book.

Talk about luck! Could you ask for a cooler in-law?


By brie

For a change

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A day with bigger boobies, for a change.
With my Hollywood slippers from my shoeline (that you can find online here), worn in the most appropriate city, Los Angeles.

Una giornata con il seno maggiorato, per cambiare un po’.
Insieme alle slipper Hollywood della mia linea (che potete trovare online qui), indossate nella città più appropriata per eccellenza, Los Angeles.

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I was wearing:

CHIARA FERRAGNI HOLLYWOOD SLIPPERS (available worldwide on Chiaraferragnicollection.com)
LEVI’S VINTAGE SHORTS
KELLY WEARSTLER TSHIRT
CHANEL BOY BAG

Photos by Andrew Arthur

Sneaker Couture

The making of the Dior fall sneakers certainly was tedious!

Watch how the embellished shoe was created, from sketch, to chiseling out the perfect rubber sole to the flower encrusted final product.

Now we know why those are couture sneakers. What do you think, do you like them?


By brie