Category Archives: Fashion

Le Ballet Dries

Menswear inspired by ballet?? Yes, please.


I can’t help but be drawn to the silk pants paired with a drapey tee and embellished blazer from the Dries mens collections. The SS15 show really
has me inspired. I love tthe handsome fabrics mixed with the color palette and layering of a ballet ensemble.

I wouldn’t mind a Baryshnikov-esque man walking my way…


By brie

Gummy Bear

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I was wearing:

DR.MARTENS CREEPERS
CAROLINA WYSER CREAM JEANS
MSGM SHIRT
DELFINA DELETTREZ EARRINGS
CHARLOTTE OLYMPIA GUMMY BEAR CLUTCH
FENDI SUNGLASSES

Photos by Gregorio Capineri Tosetti

Cream

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A cream and nude look. At my neck, my goodluck charm, l’amulette de Cartier.

Un look dai toni nude e crema. Al collo il mio portafortuna, l’amulette di Cartier.

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I was wearing:

ISABEL MARANT SANDALS
CAROLINA WYSER CREAM JEANS
STEFANEL SHIRT
AMULETTE DE CARTIER NECKLACE
DELFINA DELETTREZ EARRINGS
ROBERTO CAVALLI BAG
CELINE SUNGLASSES

Photos by Gregorio Capineri Tosetti

The Teva

Despite my tendency to solely wear sneakers in the summer, this year things have changed.

While the Birkenstock was not for me, the Teva however, was right up my alley (they recently had their “cool” moment when Marc Jacobs put them on the runway). Light, strapped in (with velcro!) and super simple (no crazy embellishments here!).

For me, there isn’t much more that I could ask for from a sandal. Plus, guess who can run on the hot sandy beach…This girl. 

Get a pair here : Tevas, $40.00


By brie

After Hours

I wouldn’t mind a little after hours shopping experience…

I always thought it would be really cool to get locked in the mall overnight. You could go to all of the stores, try on all of the clothes, (eat all the pretzels), spray all the perfumes… It turns out none of that is possible if you actually do get stuck in a mall because everything is closed off and it’s more similar to a horror movie than a shopping dream come true. I know this because in college, I worked at the mall…

But what about an after-hours Chanel shopping spree? I like to imagine it would happen exactly like it does in this video…


By alex

Romantic Milano

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Most of you probably follow my trips on my Instagram profile but, for those who don’t know about my summer plans yet…
I’m now in Los Angeles for a week of work, and then I’ll be flying to Beijing and New York, to come back for the whole August to California (except for a holiday week in Hawaii :D ). Far from my Milano home, office (and, ugh, italian friends and family) for a month and a half.
This look was shot in one of my last italian nights: with the “suitcase problem” when I travel that much It is hard for me to pack such big pieces. A much more romantic look than usual, and definitely also more italian :)

La maggior parte di voi seguirà ormai i miei continui spostamenti sul mio profilo di Instagram ma, per chi ancora non fosse a conoscenza dei miei piani per l’estate…
Sono ora a Los Angeles per una settimana di lavoro, e sarà poi il turno di Pechino e New York, per poi tornare in California durante tutto il mese di Agosto (eccetto una settimana di vacanze alle Hawaii :D ). Lontana quindi dalla mia casa milanese, dal mio ufficio (e, sigh, da amici italiani e famiglia) per un mese e mezzo.
Questo look è stato scattato durante una delle ultime serate milanesi: con il “problema” valigia quando viaggio cosi tanto è difficile portarmi dietro outfit cosi “ingombranti”. Un look più romantico del solito, ed anche decisamente più italiano :)

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I was wearing:

CELINE SHOES
MSGM DRESS
ZARA CROCHET SHIRT
DELFINA DELETTREZ EARRINGS
CELINE BOX BAG
DIOR SUNGLASSES

Photos by Andrew Arthur

Lottie & Calvin

You thought it was Kate, didn’t you?

Lottie Moss (Kate’s little sister) is the new face of a Calvin Klein reissue collection launching today and the images of her sporting some classic CK pieces take us back to Kate’s days (20 years ago) as the face of the brand…

Dare I ask…who wore it best?


By alex

Summer uniform

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One of my classic summer uniforms, composed by some of my summer favourite purchases.

Una delle mie classiche uniformi estive, composta dai miei acquisti preferiti della stagione estiva.

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I was wearing:

ISABEL MARANT SANDALS
MSGM DRESS
DELFINA DELETTREZ EARRINGS
CHANEL BOY BAG
CELINE SUNGLASSES

Photos by Gregorio Capineri Tosetti

By Way of France

In the spirit of all things summer (and France)…

Camille Rowe is collaborating with Reformation on a 70s style collection that is every bit Jane and Françoise worthy. How could you not feel like a French babe in those lace up shorts?

Available at The Reformation.


By brie

By Way of France

In the spirit of all things summer (and France)…

Camille Rowe is collaborating with Reformation on a 70s style collection that is every bit Jane and Françoise worthy. How could you not feel like a French babe in those lace up shorts?

Available at The Reformation.


By brie

“This is an Alaïa!”

“An a’whata?!”

Whether or not you’ve seen Clueless ( it was an epic 90′s flick and a major contributor to my already growing interest in fashion), Alaïa is like “a totally important designer.” The crème de la crème.

I came across this little bag while Claudia was carrying it, and simply fell for it’s delicate yet tough ways.

Bag available at Kirna Zabete.

DENIM VS DENIM

DenimVSDenim2 Denim Jacket 1: ZARA  |  Denim jacket 2: ASOS

Trying to find me the ideal denim jacket is no easy task. First, I don’t like when jackets are too short, yeah they make legs look longer but I don’t want to make my torso look tiny so I always try look for the long version of everything. I often go to shops and try on amazing things that are “just a bit too short” and wonder;”Why on earth couldn’t they make it just a few centimeters longer?!”. And this happens with pretty much everything, pants, leather jackets, blazers, you get the idea.
I found these 2 denim jackets which apparently seem long enough. Once I try them on they might look completely different but I think this will be as good as it gets.
What do you think? ASOS or ZARA? … I think I might go for the ASOS version.

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Summer Undies

Okay, okay. I know I said my favorite underwear was black, but it’s summer!

And I can’t think of any color that looks better than white against tanned skin. It’s sexy, simple, no frills– the most basic pair of undies. Very Premiers Desirs come to think of it!

What do you think, is white in for the summer?

*That’s a French film from the 80s – very sexy!

PS: This pair is from Skin!


By brie

Harbour

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I was wearing:

CONVERSE ALL STAR PLAFORMS SNEAKERS
CALVIN KLEIN LEATHER TOP
LOUIS VUITTON BAG

Photos by Andrew Arthur

Porto Cervo

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Porto Cervo last weekend: two days with what I consider my “Vuitton family” to celebrate the summer which finally arrived. With jumps in the crystal clear water, sun, laughs and friends.

Porto Cervo lo scorso weekend: due giorni insieme a quella che ormai per me è la “famiglia Vuitton” per celebrare insieme l’estate finalmente arrivata. Tra sole, bagni nell’acqua cristallina, risate ed amici.

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PORTO CERVO, 5th-7th July 2014 with LOUIS VUITTON

WISH WISH

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Shoes: Givenchy  |  Skirt: H&M  |  Jumper: Stella McCartney  |  Sunglasses: Prada  |  Watch: ASOS  |  Ring: Tom Wood  |  Clutch: Olympia Le-Tan  |  Earrings: Dior

Ok, maybe I am not exactly wearing this today but its certainly what I wish I could be wearing. I am still trying to come up with a plan but time is catching up with me so quickly, just 6 days to go until my big day! :D

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Where did you get that?!

“I love those pants! Where did you get them?”

I know! It’s Zara. – Garance

These? Ummm, H&M. – Alex

Oh that? Well, it’s from this random place in Chinatown. – Brie

Do you ever find yourself being complimented and hounded about something you wear and it’s always that thing you bought randomly/after work/while drunk at Zara/H&M/in Chinatown? It’s never that designer skirt, or those amazing wedges that cost you a month’s rent. The things you really really want to tell people all about.

We were talking about this at the Studio yesterday after I asked Garance where her pants were from and she told me they were…drumroll… Zara.

What does it all mean? Does this happen to you?


By alex

Chiara Ferragni f/w 2014 video

And after the campaign photos of the fall/winter 2014/2015 collection of my shoeline, Chiara Ferragni… Here is the official video of this Hollywood collection :)

Enjoy!

E dopo la campagna fotografica della collezione autunno/inverno 2014/2015 della mia linea di scarpe, Chiara Ferragni… Ecco il video ufficiale di questa collezione hollywoodiana :) Enjoy!

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Production by Chiara Ferragni Collection

Photography: Andrew Arthur

Hair and Make up artist: Nikki DeRoest

Stylist: Gilda Ambrosio

Music by Dash “Home”

Project supervisor: Angelo Tropea

 

Bikeable Couture

My sporting dreams have come true: Chanel has made tweed bike shorts.

One more thing to add to my bucket list of fashion. They join a Chanel tweed jacket — even the inside is beautiful! The two of them together? The perfect combination for any bike ride, may it be in NY, Paris or at the beach.

They showed 30 different varieties at the couture show but I just need one pair. I’d wear them under every skirt and dress I own…


By brie

Modern fairytales

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Every girl has a moment when she really wanna feel like a princess back in time.  As Van Cleef & Arpels was launching a new high jewlery inspired by the French fairytale of Peau d’Âne at the sumptuous castle of Chambord (have look at the castle piece.. Isn’t it fab?), I had the occasion to shoot some of the most iconic pieces of the Maison that I wanted to reinterpretate in a modern but fairy way revealing the preciousness of the jewels and a bit of myself.

Ogni ragazza ha almeno un momento in cui sogna di essere una principessa come in viaggio nel tempo. Così, mentre Van Cleef & Arpels lanciava una nuova collezione di Alta Gioielleria ispirata alla favola francese di Peau d’Âne al castello di Chambord (guardate la spilla ispirata al castello, non é favolosa?), ho potuto scattare alcuni dei miei pezzi preferiti della Maison che ho voluto reinterpretare in chiave moderna, ma sempre magica, rivelando la preziosità dei gioielli e un po’ di me stessa.

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I was wearing:

Van Cleef & Arpels Perlée ring in white gold and diamonds
Van Cleef & Arpels Cosmos between the finger rings in pink gold mother of pearl and diamonds 
Van Cleef & Arpels Perlée bracelet in white gold and diamonds
Van Cleef & Arpels Cosmos earrings in white gold and diamonds
Roberto Cavalli dress

Photos by Gregorio Capineri Tosetti

Date Night Couture, Take 2

It’s that time again…

What time you ask? Time for me to tell you what couture looks I think will be most “appropriate” for your next Tinder date! These looks are all approved for the following Tinder-date activites: drinking in a bar (Chanel), having an awkward dinner (Dior), bowling (Versace) and visiting an art gallery (Giambattista Valli).

You’re welcome!!

From left to right: Chanel, Dior, Versace and Giambattista Valli.


By alex

Chiara Ferragni f/w 2014 campaign

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Super excited, here I am sharing with you the offical images of the fall/winter 2014/2015 collection of my shoeline, Chiara Ferragni.
Shot in my beloved Los Angeles, a city that inspired me in creating this new collection.
A City where I can breath new trends and ideas that are visible in my collection, that gets bigger with new styles, shapes and colors. A collection that you can now find in stores all around the world (happiness tears), and in a few weeks, entirely online on our new dedicated ecommerce.
So, what about it? Wait to see the video as well..

Emozionatissima, eccomi a condividere le immagini ufficiali della campagna autunno/inverno 2014/2015 della mia linea di scarpe, Chiara Ferragni.
Scattata nella mia amata Los Angeles, città da cui ho preso ispirazione per l’ideazione della collezione autunnale/invernale.
Città in cui si respira novità ed innovazione, proprio come per la mia linea di scarpe, che si arricchisce di nuovi modelli, forme, colori. Collezione che potete trovare ormai negli store di tutto il mondo (lacrimuccia di commozione) e, tra qualche settimana, anche completamente online sul nostro nuovo ecommerce dedicato.
Allora, cosa ne pensate? :) Aspettate di vedere il video..

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CHIARA FERRAGNI FALL/WINTER 2014/2015 COLLECTION

Photos by Andrew Arthur
Makeup and hair by Nikki DeRoest
Styling by Gilda Ambrosio

Black leather

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I was wearing:

CELINE WEDGES
KYMERAH LEATHER DRESS
DELFINA DELETTREZ EARRINGS
CELINE BOX BAG

Photos by Andrew Arthur

Silver eyes

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In Los Angeles I discovered such different aesthetics, made of contrasts: a shiny dress like this one that I could only use for an important night in Milano became my perfect look of the day in California, mixed with a silver leather jacket and flat biker booties.

A Los Angeles ho scoperto un’estetica completamente diversa, fatta di contrasti: un abito come questo che a Milano potrei utilizzare solo per una serata importante è diventato invece in California il mio perfetto look da giorno, abbinato a giacca di pelle argentata e stivaletti rigorosamente bassi.

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I was wearing:

TABITHA SIMMONS BOOTIES
AMEN DRESS
IRO LEATHER JACKET
CELINE SUNGLASSES

Photos by Gregorio Capineri Tosetti

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Experimenting new lights, colours, makeup in Downtown LA with Andrew and Jenna..

Sperimentando nuove luci, nuovi colori, nuovi trucchi a Downtown La insieme ad Andrew e Jenna..

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I was wearing:

FOR LOVE AND LEMONS BRALETTE
LEVI’S DENIM VINTAGE SHORTS
REFORMATION SUEDE MOTO JACKET
OLIMA RUFFLED SHIRT
DELFINA DELETTREZ EARRINGS

Photos by Andrew Arthur
Makeup by Jenna Kristina

Winona Forever

From Beetlejuice to Rag & Bone

Winona Ryder is the star of the new Rag & Bone fall campaign and my nostalgic heart couldn’t be happier.

My favorite Winona? Reality Bites — the best!


By alex

Wedding Codes

Two weeks from now, I’ll be going to a wedding. (In the South of France, they say “Je suis de mariage” – I’m of the wedding – I love it)


As you might imagine, I haven’t planned anything in advance and I’m going to end up running around like crazy at the last minute.

And more importantly, I have lots of questions – what are the rules for dressing well at a wedding?
This one is taking place in the countryside in Upstate New York, but I still have millions of questions.

Do I absolutely have to wear a dress?
Are there any colors I definitely should not wear?
Is it okay to fall flat on your face?

As the date gets closer, I’m sure I’ll have plenty of weird questions, so I was wondering – do we have any wedding pros in the audience?

Do you have any advice? What do you do when you’re invited to a wedding?


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Fringed denim

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Who would have thought to fall in love again with my childhood sandals, the beloved/hated Birkenstocks?
Here they are in one of my “Los Angeles everyday outfit”: denim, basic bodysuit, and a jacket with loads of personality.

Chi avrebbe mai detto che sarei tornata ad amare i sandali della mia infanzia, gli amiati/odiati Birkenstock?
Eccoli indossati in una di quelle che considero le mie “divise da Los Angeles”: denim, top basic, ed una giacca che certamente non passa inosservata.

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BIRKENSTOCK SANDALS
LEVI’S VINTAGE DENIM SHORTS
AMERICAN APPAREL BODYSUIT
LEVI’S VINTAGE DENIM JACKET
FENDI SUNGLASSES

Photos by Gregorio Capineri Tosetti

Young talents win

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As you may recall, it all started last March in Basel when Calvin Klein Watches + Jewlery announced the contest dedicated to young talents and for which I have been nominated a jury member. Then, in these months, 9 students of the Institute of Design IED had the opportunity to personally design a collection of watches and jewelry that would reflect the spirit and values ​​of CK. The guidelines they were inspired from were: Minimalism geometry – Architectural urban modernity, Sporty chic and Soft shade – feminine elegance.
A few days ago, I was able to see the creations of all the guys and I must say that I was impressed by the passion and commitment they injected in their works. Along with Laura Burdese (President of Calvin Klein Watches + Jewelry), Ulrich Grimm (Creative Director of Calvin Klein’s Men’s & Women’s Shoes & Accessories) and ELLE Italy, we evaluated all the works and we have decreed the ones that stood out for their originality and who best reflected the brand’s DNA.
During the awards ceremony, Laura Burdese announced the winners who I’m so happy to reveal:
1) Ilaria Tartarelli with “Cosmopolitan Elegance”
2) Vanni Pesciallo with “Reveal”
3) Valerio Bava with “Metempsychosis”
Super congratulations to everyone and especially to the first classified who has won the most important award: she will be able to see realized her collection that will be also exhibited in 2015 at Baselworld, the worldwide most important watch and jewelry fair. The second and third prize winners won a scholarship offered by Calvin Klein Watches + Jewelry. The project does not end here because the project will be extended simultaneously in Asia and the U.S., respectively, with the Donghua University in Shanghai and the Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT) in New York City.
I’m delighted to have been able to support this project that shows how often the talents are hidden even among the youngest minds! Never stop chasing your dreams with passion and commitment. You guys are writing your own story.

Come ricorderete, tutto è iniziato lo scorso marzo a Basilea quando Calvin Klein Watches + Jewlery ha annunciato il concorso dedicato ai giovani talenti e per il quale sono stata nominata giurata ufficiale. Così, in questi mesi 9 studenti dell’Istituto di design IED hanno avuto la possibilità di disegnare personalmente una collezione orologi e gioielli che rispecchiasse lo spirito e i valori di CK. Le linee guida a cui si sono potuti ispirare sono state: Minimalism geometry – Architectural urban modernity, Sporty chic e Soft shade – feminine elegance.
Pochi giorni fa ho potuto vedere le creazioni di tutti i ragazzi e devo dire che sono stata colpita dalla loro passione e dall’impegno di tutti. Insieme a Laura Burdese (Presidente Calvin Klein Watches + Jewelry), Ulrich Grimm (Creative Director di Calvin Klein’s Men’s & Women’s Shoes & Accessories) e ELLE Italia, abbiamo valutato tutti i lavori e abbiamo decretato quelli che si sono maggiormente distinti per originalità e che hanno rispecchiato al meglio il DNA del Brand.
Durante la cerimonia di premiazione, Laura Burdese ha annunciato i vincitori che son felicissima di svelarvi:
1) Ilaria Tartarelli con il progetto “Cosmopolitan Elegance”
2) Vanni Pesciallo con “Reveal”
3) Valerio Bava con “Metempsychosis”
Super complimenti a tutti quanti e soprattutto alla prima classificata che si è aggiudicata il premio più importante, ovvero la possibilità di veder realizzata la propria collezione che sarà esposta nel 2015 a Baselworld, il Salone dell’orologeria e gioielleria più importante a livello internazionale. Il secondo e il terzo classificato hanno vinto una borsa di studio offerta da Calvin Klein Watches + Jewelry. Il progetto non finisce qua perché dopo l’Europa il progetto si estenderà contemporaneamente in Asia e in Usa, rispettivamente con la Donghua University di Shanghai e il Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT) di New York City.
Sono stata felicissima di aver potuto supportare questa iniziative che mostra come i talenti spesso si nascondano anche tra i più giovani! Non smettete mai di inseguire i vostri sogni con impegno e passione. Siete solo voi a scrivere la vostra storia.

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I was wearing:

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CALVIN KLEIN WATCHES AND JEWELRY

Photos by Gregorio Capineri Tosetti + courtesy from Calvin Klein

Young talents win

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As you may recall, it all started last March in Basel when Calvin Klein Watches + Jewlery announced the contest dedicated to young talents and for which I have been nominated a jury member. Then, in these months, 9 students of the Institute of Design IED had the opportunity to personally design a collection of watches and jewelry that would reflect the spirit and values ​​of CK. The guidelines they were inspired from were: Minimalism geometry – Architectural urban modernity, Sporty chic and Soft shade – feminine elegance.
A few days ago, I was able to see the creations of all the guys and I must say that I was impressed by the passion and commitment they injected in their works. Along with Laura Burdese (President of Calvin Klein Watches + Jewelry), Ulrich Grimm (Creative Director of Calvin Klein’s Men’s & Women’s Shoes & Accessories) and ELLE Italy, we evaluated all the works and we have decreed the ones that stood out for their originality and who best reflected the brand’s DNA.
During the awards ceremony, Laura Burdese announced the winners who I’m so happy to reveal:
1) Ilaria Tartarelli with “Cosmopolitan Elegance”
2) Vanni Pesciallo with “Reveal”
3) Valerio Bava with “Metempsychosis”
Super congratulations to everyone and especially to the first classified who has won the most important award: she will be able to see realized her collection that will be also exhibited in 2015 at Baselworld, the worldwide most important watch and jewelry fair. The second and third prize winners won a scholarship offered by Calvin Klein Watches + Jewelry. The project does not end here because the project will be extended simultaneously in Asia and the U.S., respectively, with the Donghua University in Shanghai and the Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT) in New York City.
I’m delighted to have been able to support this project that shows how often the talents are hidden even among the youngest minds! Never stop chasing your dreams with passion and commitment. You guys are writing your own story.

Come ricorderete, tutto è iniziato lo scorso marzo a Basilea quando Calvin Klein Watches + Jewlery ha annunciato il concorso dedicato ai giovani talenti e per il quale sono stata nominata giurata ufficiale. Così, in questi mesi 9 studenti dell’Istituto di design IED hanno avuto la possibilità di disegnare personalmente una collezione orologi e gioielli che rispecchiasse lo spirito e i valori di CK. Le linee guida a cui si sono potuti ispirare sono state: Minimalism geometry – Architectural urban modernity, Sporty chic e Soft shade – feminine elegance.
Pochi giorni fa ho potuto vedere le creazioni di tutti i ragazzi e devo dire che sono stata colpita dalla loro passione e dall’impegno di tutti. Insieme a Laura Burdese (Presidente Calvin Klein Watches + Jewelry), Ulrich Grimm (Creative Director di Calvin Klein’s Men’s & Women’s Shoes & Accessories) e ELLE Italia, abbiamo valutato tutti i lavori e abbiamo decretato quelli che si sono maggiormente distinti per originalità e che hanno rispecchiato al meglio il DNA del Brand.
Durante la cerimonia di premiazione, Laura Burdese ha annunciato i vincitori che son felicissima di svelarvi:
1) Ilaria Tartarelli con il progetto “Cosmopolitan Elegance”
2) Vanni Pesciallo con “Reveal”
3) Valerio Bava con “Metempsychosis”
Super complimenti a tutti quanti e soprattutto alla prima classificata che si è aggiudicata il premio più importante, ovvero la possibilità di veder realizzata la propria collezione che sarà esposta nel 2015 a Baselworld, il Salone dell’orologeria e gioielleria più importante a livello internazionale. Il secondo e il terzo classificato hanno vinto una borsa di studio offerta da Calvin Klein Watches + Jewelry. Il progetto non finisce qua perché dopo l’Europa il progetto si estenderà contemporaneamente in Asia e in Usa, rispettivamente con la Donghua University di Shanghai e il Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT) di New York City.
Sono stata felicissima di aver potuto supportare questa iniziative che mostra come i talenti spesso si nascondano anche tra i più giovani! Non smettete mai di inseguire i vostri sogni con impegno e passione. Siete solo voi a scrivere la vostra storia.

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I was wearing:

CALVIN KLEIN COLLECTION
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Photos by Gregorio Capineri Tosetti + courtesy from Calvin Klein

Bricks

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Mixing new and vintage, denim and embroideries.

Mixando nuovo e vintage, jeans ed applicazioni.

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I was wearing:

CELINE WEDGES
ESSENTIEL SHORTS
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CHANEL VINTAGE BROOCHES
RAY-BAN SUNGLASSES

Photos by Andrew Arthur

Triple Threat

A photographer triple threat.

Three major photographers signed on to shoot Nicolas Ghesquière’s first campaign for Louis Vuitton (starring Charlotte Gainsbourg, among others). Annie Leibovitz, Bruce Weber and Juergen Teller came together to shoot the images. It’s not often (re: never happens) that three big photographers work together on a project like this. It’s cool to see their photos paired together!

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The Balenciaga Flat

It’s sale season, okay?

I found myself on the Barney’s shoe floor (I know, stop, do not proceed, you DO NOT NEED last seasons IT shoe, you need a vacation) with three friends to cruise the sale racks. Suddenly my heart starts going faster, time slows down as I see a woman head towards what I think is a pair of Celine criss cross sandals in my size. I rush over, its a size too small. Phew. Probably too wide for my feet anyways!

After trying on several pairs of shoes that weren’t necessary (a high heel sandal with a silver chain ankle strap and a clunky plastic flat sandal) I found the pair, this pair. I’d actually been waiting for them to go on sale. And thanks to my patience, they did!

So a piece of sale season advice – Don’t get carried away by a designer shoe that is a half size too small and try to make it work. A classic shoe (even on sale!) is always worth it!


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Ready for the show

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How did I get ready for Calvin Klein show last Sunday? You can find my interview and all my tips on Elle.com.. And here some other photos for you :)

Come mi sono preparata per lo show di Calvin Klein di domenica scorsa? Trovate la mia intervista e tutti i miei consigli su Elle.com… E qui altre foto per voi :)

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I was wearing:

CALVIN KLEIN COLLECTION

Photos by Timur Emek and Gregorio Capineri Tosetti

For the Girls

Prada is designing for the boys and the girls.

Prada showed their women’s resort collection right alongside the spring menswear collection in Paris earlier this week. It was refreshing to see a feminine interpretation of the men’s looks, especially because now you won’t have to “borrow” from his closet next season.

This also means you can better coordinate your outfits. I’m thinking the matching leather topcoats are a good place to start (hey, Britney and Justin did it)…


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Neon lights

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I’m a day-time and day-light lover, but Los Angeles neon signs have always fascinated me so much.
If we’re also talking about cult places of the city, like the Pink Elephant Liquors and Deli in Los Feliz I simply cannot resist.
Here is how this short photoshoot was born: on the way to the restaurant, during my last night in California before going back to Milano for a few weeks. Wearing a Styligion look and playing with contrasts between the girly dress, cool wedges and leather backpack, that seems to become one of my favourite accessories.
PS: using the code “CHIARALOVESME” you’re going to get a 30% off from this one and all the other items from my selection.

 

Sono un’amante del giorno e della luce naturale per scattare, eppure i cartelli al neon di Los Angeles mi affascinano sempre.
Se poi parliamo di luoghi cult della città, come il Pink Elephant Liquors and Deli di Los Feliz non so proprio resistere, è più forte di me.
Ecco come è nato questo piccolo photoshoot: sulla via verso il ristorante, durante la mia ultima sera in California prima di tornare per qualche settimana a Milano. Indossando un look Styligion e giocando di contrasti tra l’abito molto girly, le zeppe iper cool e lo zaino in pelle, che è diventato uno dei miei accessori preferiti.
PS: Usando il codice “CHIARALOVESME” avrete il 30% di sconto su questa e tutti gli articoli della mia selezione.

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I was wearing:

STYLIGION TOTAL LOOK

Photos by Andrew Arthur

Made You Look

Charlotte Olympia might be best known for her sky high heels and kitty flats, but everything she creates has a sense of humor and a bit of novelty to it. I’ve seen everything from princesses to pin-up girls…

Personally, I don’t mind a touch of novelty when it comes to fashion (hey, I’m the girl with the sequin basketball jersey and a pineapple shaped bag) but I’m not wearing those items on a daily basis, I save them for really special occasions (like Beyoncé concerts).

What do you think of pieces that have a sense of humor? Do you wear them?

Outsiders rock

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I was wearing:

TOGA PULLA BOOTIES
ONE TEASPOON LEATHER OVERALL
CALVIN KLEIN BRA
RtA LEATHER BOMBER
CELINE NANO BAG

Photos by Andrew Arthur

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I was wearing:

TOGA PULLA BOOTIES
ONE TEASPOON LEATHER OVERALL
CALVIN KLEIN BRA
RtA LEATHER BOMBER
CELINE NANO BAG

Photos by Andrew Arthur

Heavy Metal

I’ve been thinking a lot about the anklet and all its forms lately.

First, there’s the tiny friendship anklet, braided and maybe with some beads. It has a real summer camp memento feel…but maybe I’m too old for this?

Then there’s the gold chain, subtle and not too cumbersome. This is one I think I could do.

And then there is the bold choice, like this tribal inspired jewelry we spotted on the street. It’s definitely a statement but worn on both ankles it almost feels natural.

I’m not sure I’ll be ready for such heavy duty jewelry this summer, although they would be the most fashionable ankle weights. I’m thinking about trying a delicate gold anklet to spice up my foot game.

Would you wear one?

Desert sunrise

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From Los Angeles to Dubai: quick flashback to the sunrise in the desert in the United Emirates a few weeks ago.

Da Los Angeles a Dubai: veloce flashback del sorgere del sole nel deserto negli Emirati Arabi alcune settimane fa.

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I was wearing:

FOR LOVE AND LEMONS DRESS
RAY-BAN SUNGLASSES

Photos by Andrew Arthur

A short history of the slide

I know you know this slide. You’ve probably worn it before. Some would argue it’s never gone anywhere, others would say it’s in the spotlight now more than ever since the fashion world started to embrace it. So what’s the deal?

I’ve put together a very accurate timeline showing the history of the Adidas slide and its impact on the (fashion) world…

1972: The Adilette was introduced as the go anywhere sport slide. A lot of people call them shower slides or pool slides, since they are perfect for wearing around the gym locker room to protect your feet from the wet (and not always inviting) floor.

1988: I was born.

2000: I played soccer, and I couldn’t play soccer without a pair of these slides.

2001: I quit soccer. But I wore my slides to summer camp. And everywhere. With everything. Even with socks.

2003: I part ways with my slides (amicably) and probably because I traded them for bejeweled flip flops.

2006: There is a photo of Mark Zuckerberg in the New York Times wearing the velcro version of this slide.

2010: The slide appears throughout the movie, The Social Network.

June 2013: The slides appear in a resort look book. Chloé does their take on the slide for resort.

October 2013: Spotted the slides in an editorial for Interview (on Karlie Kloss, no less). Our Adilettes are everywhere as a more radical alternative to the already old news Birkenstock.

Today: The Adidas flagship in SoHo only has the slides available in a men’s size 11. They have been out of stock for weeks, guys!

Since sandal weather has hit, I don’t think I’ve gone a day without seeing a pair on the subway, the street or in a café– and they aren’t on anyone who is on their way back from soccer practice.

If you would’ve told me in high school that I’d be living in New York, working in fashion and wearing a pair of shower slides, I would’ve said you were totally and completely insane. And here I am, not wearing them yet, but thinking hey for $30, maybe I should scoop up a pair? Who knows, they might even take me to a pool down the road…

What do you think of the trend? Are you going back to the original when it comes to your slides?

Greystone Mansion

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Another magic place in Los Angeles: Greystone Mansion.
A huge villa built in 1927 in the heart of Beverly Hills, now often used for private events. The perfect location to lose yourself, think and enjoy the view of the city of angels for hours.
And to wear for the first time the new chain booties of my shoeline, Chiara Ferragni, out in stores and online from next July (and wait until you see the photo/video campaign shot in Hollywood).

Un altro dei posti magici di Los Angeles: Greystone Mansion.
Una villa costruita nel 1927 nel cuore di Beverly Hills, ora utilizzata principalmente per eventi privati. Il luogo perfetto per perdersi, pensare e godersi il panorama della città degli angeli per ore.
E per indossare per la prima volta i nuovi stivaletti della mia linea, Chiara Ferragni, in uscita nei negozi ed online dal prossimo luglio (ed aspettate di vedere la campagna fotografica/video scattata ad Hollywood).

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I was wearing:

CHIARA FERRAGNI CHAIN BOOTIES (available from July 2014 in store and on Chiaraferragnishoes.com)
AMERICAN APPAREL DRESS
CHANEL VINTAGE BELT
REFORMATION KATE MOSS DENIM JACKET
CELINE BOX BAG
RAY-BAN SUNGLASSES

Photos by Gregorio Capineri Tosetti

Pool days

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Days of heat, sun and meeting breaks, strategically located in the pool. Wearing one of the bikini of this next summer.

Giorni di caldo, sole, e pause tra meeting, saggiamente localizzate in piscina. In compagnia di uno dei bikini della mia estate.

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I was wearing:

CHIARA & CO FOR JE M’EN FOUS BIKINI (available internationally on Luisaviaroma.com)

Photos by Andrew Arthur

Olivia & Steph at Baz Bagel

A few weeks ago, Bari Musacchio opened a super cool new bagel shop in the LES.
Look at this wallpaper!!! I’d make a shirt out of it.

So. As you know, New Yorkers love their bagels and now we can swap our corner coffee cart for Baz’s. We went over with Olivia and Steph (this PINK Saint Laurent bag! These sandals!) the other day to check it out and of course, taste the bagels (they have a gluten free option!)– really, even for a newbie, they’re super good.

A recently introduced bingo night makes it a spot you want to hang out day and night. Try the mooch :) and if you happen to be in the mood for dessert, the french toast is delicious!

PS : Oliva and Steph own a cool shop called American Two Shot!

On Olivia: Sweatshirt, 3.1 Phillip Lim; Jeans, vintage Levi’s; Sandals, Fendi; Bag, Saint Laurent. On Steph: Jacket, Worth; Bag, Givenchy; Shoes, Saint Laurent.

Baz Bagel, 181 Grand Street, New York NY

Car wash

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Who would have thought I would have loved Los Feliz car washes so much.. American signs have a crazy effect on me: they inspire me and make me dream in some ways.
Dream that goes on on with this coral jumpsuit from Styligion, that you’ll probably love even more knowing that using the code “CHIARALOVESME” you’re going to get a 30% off from this one and all the other items from my selection on the website.. Have a great shopping :)

Chi l’avrebbe mai detto che avrei amato cosi tanto i car wash di Los Feliz.. I cartelli americani hanno uno strano effetto su di me: mi ispirano e fanno in qualche modo sognare.
Un pò come questa tutina color corallo di Styligion, che amerete ancora di più sapendo che con il codice “CHIARALOVESME” avrete il 30% di sconto su questa e tutti gli articoli della mia selezione sull’ecommerce.. Buono shopping :)

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Photos by Andrew Arthur

Terry’s Diary

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And If one time on Terry’s Diary was not enough… Here are the last photos shot together.

E se una volta su Terry’s Diary non fosse bastata.. Ecco le ultime foto scattate insieme.

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Car of my dreams

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One of the most amazing antique Rolls Royce, owned by Mr. Goldstein, that not only is the owner of a crazy beautiful house in the hills of Beverly Hills, but also owns one of the cars of my dreams.

Una delle più belle Rolls Royce d’epoca, di proprietà di Mr.Goldstein, che non solo ha una dimora pazzesca tra le colline di Beverly Hills, ma anche una delle auto dei miei sogni.

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I was wearing:

ISABEL MARANT SANDALS
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DELFINA DELETTREZ EARRING
RAY-BAN SUNGLASSES

Photos by Andrew Arthur

With a Twist

I’ve talked about belting coats, but I haven’t mentioned that perfectly nonchalant twisted belt…

You know it’s that simple slip, turn and flip that’s never really that simple. Acne is making it fool-proof by including a bar to hold the last flip… or was it the slip?

In full support of an accessory that does comes with a built in styling trick. So smart and now, so simple.

Spotted!

Ah the sunglass visor … we talked about it’s cousin, the full fledged visor last week…

They kind of evoke the spirit of Elle Macpherson in the 80s while also protecting your face from harmful UV rays… a pretty good two for one deal, right?

What do you think? Are you bold enough for visor sunglasses?

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PS: These were spotted at Chanel!


By brie