domenica 7 ottobre 2012

Victoria & Albert museum - London

Hello everybody!!
It's been a while since I last posted something on my blog and I really have to apologize. I have been very busy lately with my uni application (I got in!) and my house moving consequent to my successful application at uni here in England! So now i am officially writing my first post from my new home: Rochester, a ''sweet'' little (very quiet) place in Kent, England. Here is actually not that bad after all and I love the university (UCA Rochester). Moreover it ''only'' takes 40 mins by train to get to my beloved London, and I am trying to go there everytime I can.
At the same time I am trying to get used to this new lifestyle - this is the first time I live by myself so it's a brand new experience for me and I am finding it very interesting and helpful. I can really feel I am becoming an adult because I have to deal with everything by myself being not only alone in a different city, but alone in a different country!
Anyway I don't want to bore you all with my boring private life so here it is, this post's topic:
The Fashion Department at The Victoria and Albert Museum in London.
First of all let me say something: it is just amazing that you don't have to buy a ticket to get into this gorgeous museum so please leave a 1£ donation if you can because it supports the development and mantenaince of the V&A and it deserves it.
Now let's really get into the topic.
The Fashion department is very very interesting - most of all if you're interested in Fashion History and the development of the industry.
I found very original the way they put on display not only ancient garments as the ones you can see in the pictures I took (below), but also new designer's creations as some fascinating Alexander McQueen's masterpieces. Showing all of these in the same room allows you to actually connect the old garments to the new ones, understanding the importance they had and still have for designers.
Now I will finally shut up and let the images speak for me :)

venerdì 11 maggio 2012

Necklaces we love ya!

Hi everybody!
How was your day?
Today I wanted to talk to you about embroidered (fabric) necklaces. If there is something sure about this summer, is that we will see loads of big embroidered neckalces. Since this is the case, and since I love them soooo much (they can turn every outfit into a sophisticated look), today I want to show some pics of some necklaces I spotted on the web - just to give you a hint in case you want to buy one!

giovedì 10 maggio 2012

From day to night: Look n.2

Hello everybody!
Today I wanted to talk to you about the popular print of "Le Moustache".

I might be a little bit outta time, but I don't only want to show you how many ''moustache'' we can have: I also want to show how can we use a simple moustache shirt like this

for a day to night look.

For the day I suggest to wear this shirt on a comfortable pair of high waisted denim shorts, or else on a long pleated chiffon skirt if you feel more romantic :)
You can either leave your hair down (waved would be better) or pull them back and tie them up in a loose bun to look more casual.

mercoledì 9 maggio 2012

Elsa Schiaparelli - the woman and the designer.

Hi everybody!
Today I wanted to talk to you about one of the most prominent Italian designers of all times: Elsa Schiaparelli. Recently there has been a Costume Institute Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art (aka: the Met Ball) and this year it was dedicated to two Italian fashion icons: Elsa Schiaparelli and Miuccia Prada. We'll talk about the first one today:

Elsa Schiaparelli was - as we mentioned before - an Italian fashion designer (born in Rome in 1890). Along with Miss Coco Chanel, her greatest rival, she is regarded as one of the most prominent figures in fashion between the two World Wars. Starting with knitwear, Schiaparelli's designs were heavily influenced by Surrealists like her collaborators Salvador Dalí and Alberto Giacometti. Her clients included the heiress Daisy Fellowes and actress Mae West.
Schiaparelli did not adapt to the changes in fashion following World War II and her business closed in 1954.
Elsa led a refined life with a certain amount of luxury provided by her parents’ wealth and high social status. She believed, however, that this luxury was stifling to her art and creativity and so she removed herself from the “lap of luxury” as quickly as possible. Schiaparelli moved first to New York City and then to Paris, combining her love of art and design to become a couturier.

martedì 3 aprile 2012

From day to night: Look n.1

Hey guys! I have decided to start a series of posts about day to night looks. It will help you choose your summer outfits and maybe it might be your inspiration for those amazing school-free days.
Some time ago I talked to you about lace (here) and I am going to post a look which is actually connected to that. To create a romantic look, a lace piece is always a key piece!

Today's look is ''Romantic''.

1) DAY.

sabato 31 marzo 2012

Fujifilm instax mini 7S: this Instant Camera rocks.

Do you guys remember I talked to you about Instant cameras in this post here?  Photography Post (Instant Camera).

Well well well...I said that I would have bought an Instant Camera and I did! :)
So I wanted to ''introduce'' to you all my new baby: Fujifilm instax mini 7S.

venerdì 30 marzo 2012

USA inspired look.

Hello guys! It's been a while since I last posted something but I've been incredibly busy with school: I have my exams this year and I'm busy with my university choice...moreover I am going to leave Rome and move to London next September so I'm quite anxious for that.
I've made my applications and all, but it still is hard for me to take a final decision on my future...

Anyway, I don't want to bother you all with my problems, so here it is, finally, my new post: this picture here shows my new Lookbook outfit. I took inspiration from America and I will probably keep on posting some looks inspired by the USA.
Hope you like it! :)

If you have any enquiry about this look and the pieces you can see in it, please let me know in the comment section below :)


sabato 3 marzo 2012

Brigitte Bardot Collection!

Brigitte Bardot. A name, a legend. She's been one of the first icons of all times. There is no one who doesn't know her. She's been one of the first women to wear a bikini (at her time that apparel - which is so common now - was considered immoral!) and she rocked it.


And now we have some amazing news "from her": "" announced last July that Brigitte, the legendary model and actress, signed a licensing agreement last year with the company Ternay and other investors allowing for the first time the use of her name and likeness for a fashion label, " Brigitte Bardot".

The collection - available in stores since January - includes some 200 styles inspired by the actress: gingham dresses, shorts, retro-chic crochet dresses and many others. The prices range from around 100 euros to 400 euros. Everything was "inspired by the iconography and style of Brigitte Bardot, which validates each style," said the director of the Sarah Ohana collection.

Here is a picture with some of the pieces from this collection:

source for the pic:

So, what do you think about it? Do you like the idea of a collection inspired by one of the most famous and beautiful women in the world, or not? I personally love it, and I also find these clothes - with their vintage and retrò allure - very interesting!


Hair and Makeup: Versace backstage (Milan's Fashion Week 2012)

Hey guys!
Today I wanted to talk to you about the gorgeous makeups we saw at Milan's Fashion Week this year. I am so in love with Versace's delicate (and sexy at the same time) makeup. I also loved the hairstyles - very natural straight or waivy hair.
So I am posting a video from .
Hope you enjoy! :)

And now let me know if you liked it or not, and why. Feel free to write in the comment section below all you think about this makeup, or how you think makeup should be.


sabato 25 febbraio 2012

Blumarine 2012/2013 A/W Collection - Milan Fashion Week.

I LOVE LOVE LOVE Blumarine's 2012/2013 Autumn/Winter new Collection!

Love the colours so much - they're so vitaminic and powerful that they can turn every "grey" and bad Autumn day into a sunny one!
I am completely in love with the colourful furs and with the feminine long dresses; instead I am not really a fan of the leopard print - but it seems to be a must-have of next season...



YSL Pre-collection for next A/W.

Yves Saint Laurent A/W 2012/2013 Pre-collection.

At Paris Fashion Week YSL presented the next Autumn/Winter pre-collection and of course here on Dear Shoes, I love you! I couldn't help but post it.

Enjoy ;)



giovedì 23 febbraio 2012

Alice + Olivia A/W 2012/2013 Collection.

"Alice + Olivia" was founded by Stacey Bendet and Rebecca Matchett in 2002. The line is named after the first names of the pair’s mothers. The socially well-connected duo showed Bendet’s first designs to a crowd of fashion-industry insiders and celebrities at the Russian Tea Room that year, with a “just pants” collection introducing the label’s signature low-rise, slim-fitting “Staceypants” in bright colors and funky patterns.
Now here it is, Autumn/Winter 2012/2013 Collection of this young brand.




Dilek Hanif Haute Couture (Spring 2012) Runway show at Paris Fashion week.

Dilek Hanif’s Haute Couture Spring 2012 runway show was one of the most beautiful catwalks of Paris fashion week. Each look is very accurate and delicate at the same time. All the outfits are elaborate and the embroideries are amazing.
So here it is, Spring 2012 Collection:


















So, what do you think of this Collection? I seriously love it! Some garments are amazing!!