Sunday, June 30, 2013

the accessories queen

I love the high-waisted soft shorts and the black sequined crop top. The cat eye sunglasses and the Chanel N 5 earrings are my favorite. 

Miley wore this little Chanel number with a golden belt to a Miami event last week. She keeps it constant with the all-golden accessories and red lips. 

A closeup to the accessories: I LOVE those Chanel earrings!!
These Chanel earrings are amazing.


What do you think of Miley's accessories?
I want those cat-eye sunglasses! And I love her earrings, what do you think?

Thanks for reading!

Francesca


CH store opening: a star gathering event



Carolina Herrera has opened a new store in the legendary Rodeo Drive, LA. And tons of Hollywood fashionistas were there to celebrate it, looking as stylish as ever.

Amy Adams, always a huge Carolina Herrera fan. Left, the actress smiling with the designer wearing a CH ensemble. 

The beautiful Naya Rivera wore a gorgeous black and white, polk-a-dot CH jumpsuit and looked absolutely radiant.

Both actrices Angie Harmon and Rashida Jones looked stunning in Carolina Herrera


The always adorable young Mad Men starlet looked as chic as ever in CH.

Ali Larter and Camilla Belle, they both look great in CH. I especially love Ali Larter's short fuchsia floral dress  with sandals.

What do you think of these amazing CH dresses? My favorite is Naya's jumpsuit, it's so classical and chic. I love it. I also really like Kiernan Shipka's dress, she always looks adorable.


Thanks for reading!

Love as always,

Francesca



Saturday, June 29, 2013

Guest Post: Sofia Coppola, fashion icon

I wrote a guest post for the fabulous site "I Want To Be A Coppola" titled Sofia Coppola, Fashion Icon

Be sure to check it out :)






Thank you for reading :)

Francesca


style crush: Allison Williams

Allison Williams, best known for her role as Marnie Michaels on Lena Dunham's Girls
She has fabulous style.
Allison grew up in Connecticut, attended Yale University and her father is a famous tv producer (he is friends with all the late night comedians). Allison has an amazing singing voice, she got discovered singing.

 Take a look at some of Allison's gown choices:
The first one, a long sleeved silver sheer dress that looks angelic on her. Then a put together pink dress, with a mixture of lace and taffeta. A tight red sexy dress. An extravagant green emerald gown with a peplum waist. And finally a short light bue/silver dress. 

My favorites: her black and fuchsia choices. The first one, her fashion forward MET ball gown: sheer black. 


WhoWhatWear featured the fabulous all-american beauty
I always love WWW's Girl of the month, they always choose amazing clothes for fabulous fashionistas. This edition follows my fav Allison Williams.


ALLISON'S MAKE UP LOOK


Her face always looks so fresh, and is it just me or does she always have a shiny healthy glow? 
Her fair complexion is always accompanied by peachy cheeks and glossy lips.

I've always been a huge Benefit fan. I love everything they have, from their cute packaging to the makeup itself and its quirky names. I totally recommend it!

What do you think of Allison's style?
How about her always-fresh makeup looks?

thanks for reading,

Francesca

Friday, June 28, 2013

Prada's movie star campaign

Prada's newest campaign was shot by famous photographer Steven Meisel. The beautiful shot has a fantastic old Hollywood aura, starring American model Amanda Murphy.



Amana Murphy's NY Magazine model profile:

And some of the other shots by Steven Meisel:

What do you think of the Punk-movie star theme through out all of the campaign?

Which one do you think has been done better? Prada or Versace?

Thank you for reading!

Francesca


Thursday, June 27, 2013

the Sofia handbag


Sofia Coppola is a fashion icon, hence it is no surprise that her namesake Louis Vuitton handbag is a HUGE success in the fashion world. Why do I love it? It's simple, classic and easy to wear (it goes with everything).


Some of the many fashionistas that are fans of the Sofia LV Bag: Alexa Chung, Kate Moss, Miranda Kerr, Sienna Miller and Kristen Dunst.

The four different models of the Sofia bag, with the fashionista herself. 


Read the 10 reasons why Garance Doré loves the handbag

Click here to read the older post on Sofia Coppola's Milkfed fashion brand

What do you think of the Sofia bag? would you buy it?

Love,
And thank you for reading!

Francesca



Wednesday, June 26, 2013

former Disney star turned fashion victim

Selena Gomez is notorious for her international Disney status, although her image is slowly maturing with the help of her last role in R-rated movie Spring Breakers.
Her style has also completely evolved, she has been clearly bitten by the fashion bug, and this fashionista is here to stay!


Selena Gomez has tons of red carpet events (from premieres to music awards) and she has proven herself as a true fashionista to watch. These are only a couple of her red carpet gowns (and suit), that show how fashion forward her style is. My personal favorite is the summer inspired white Atelier Versace gown she wore to the Billboard Music Awards this year.


As a true Angelean, the brunette actrice strolls around LA in a gorgeous hippie style. Beautiful prints, detailled knitwear, oversized sweaters and big suede boots.. 


GET THE LOOK




What do you think of Selena's hippie style? 

Thank you for reading!

Francesca


photo creds: grazia.co.uk, style.com

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

new punk Versace ads

Above you can see the latest pictures from the Versace fall 2013 ads. As with this season, we can't expect anything other than PUNK everywhere
The menswear pictures feature male models: Dominik Bauer, Matt Trethe and Travis Smith, and the women's pictures are showcased by the legendary Kate Moss and Saskia de Brauw. 

The male models- I specially love the first pic, the model looks so handsome and chic. 

The first image shows an almost naked (and brunette) Kate Moss holding the fabulous (and shiny) leather purses, and on the right Dutch model Saskia de Brauw with a very punk haircut and leather everything: leather pants, and a very dominaitrix-looking  leather dress.

The fabulous Donatella said:
"The campaign is stripped back to the raw power of the clothes and models, there's no set, no distraction, just the provocation, glamour and attitude of out fashion. Mert & Marcus genius transformed Kate and Saskia into these strong Versace characters (...)"

Apparently the Versace punk ads were very controversial in the fashion community, with criticism rising from the fact that the pictures were similar to the work of many other famous fashion photographers (Steven Meisel, Mario Testino) and with the fact that punk is already seen this season in Prada's latest collection.
  Click here to read more about the criticism on thefashionspot.com.

(photo creds: Latest Versace ads by Mert&Marcus)

What do you think of the latest Versace ad campaign? Do you think PUNK is being overdone this season? 

Oh and.. What do you think of a brunette Kate Moss?

Thank you for reading :)


Francesca

Monday, June 24, 2013

fashion hero: Rachel Zoe

We all have a diverse group of heroes and idols, people we would have huge posters of in our bedroom. My hero is (and will always be) the always stylish fashionista: Rachel Zoe.



If you're alive and you like fashion you know that Rachel Zoe is a fashion-lover magazine editor, turned celebrity stylist, turned fashion designer. Rachel, a native New Yorker, started out working for Elle Magazine and then became a celebrity stylist, famous for her reality show The Rachel Zoe Project. Some of her famous clients include: Kate Hudson, Jennifer Garner, Liv Tyler, and many, many more...

In 2011, the same year her reality show came out, she designed a collection of accessories, footwear and handbags. Her collection was so successful, that it is now sold in more than 275 department stores.

Let's take a look at some of Rachel's best looks:

Miss Zoe is always prone to old hollywood glamour... Everything from yellow velvet vintage Oscar de la Renta to a satin ivory gown.

If you watch The Rachel Zoe Project (the bravo tv reality show) you know that the average work day outfit either includes a fabulous (faux) fur vest or a fabulous designer blazer, ALWAYS paired with10-inch heels.

Always a fan of fabulous hats. Only a true fashionista can pull off some of these choices, (and only a true fashionista owns these many hats).. I love them!


Some of Rachel's celebrity clients include: Jennifer Garner, Kate Hudson, Liv Tyler, Molly Sims, Karolina Kurkova, Nicole Richie, Mischa Barton, and many more..


Rachel's most prized possession is her incredibly PRECIOUS and ADORABLE son Skyler. The youngster always looks fashionable, and probably has a wardrobe bigger than mine...
And just last week Rachel announced that she is expecting her second child! Congrats Miss Zoe!

What do you think of Rachel's chic style? Are you a fan?

Always thankful for your reading,

Francesca :)

photo creds: style.com,  celebritybabyscoop.com, people.com, met gala gallery


Ps: Stay tuned for an RZ Get the Look (affordable of course) post coming soon...

(for the RZ fanatics: "that's maj"- signature quote from her Bravo TV show)

Dior's stylish accessories we all wish we had

Dior's creative director is Raf Simons, a belgian fashion designer that replaced Bill Gaytenn (the in term director, after John Galliano was fired) in 2012.


I love the amazing embroideries (green and pink) on both leather shoes -the boots and the loafers-. The silver mirror-like purse is also gorgeous, and  don't ask me how, but Dior manages to keep something so flamboyant entirely classic. 
Also, I must mention the white leather purse with the drawing of the heel: one of my favorite items from this whole collection.

Here's a closer look at some of the other fabulous Dior accessories:
Both purses are beautiful. (Left) The white clutch has a naif sketch of a lilac heel,  and (right) the black purse has a detailled texture of something that looks like a mixture of beeds and lace, so chic...

A beautiful heel detailed with black flowers and a sheer fabric.

What do you think of these artistic accessories collection?

Thank you for reading :)

Francesca


photo creds: style.com

Sunday, June 23, 2013

Alessandra's LA Style

Alessandra Ambrosio is an incredibly well-known Brazilian fashion model, best known for her Angel-status at Victoria's Secret. She has worked for amazing fashion brands like Ralph Lauren, Dior and many others. Alessandro lives in Los Angeles, and is constantly seen strutting around the city of angeles looking completely stylish.

LA Coffee Runs

These are some of her stylish LA coffee runs, she has an amazing effortlessly chic-boho style. (LEFT)  I loved this look, she paired her mint pleated maxi skirt with a denim shirt and some orange sandals. (RIGHT) Always a prone of gorgeous prints, Alessandra wore purple print pants with a denim jacket and a long grey scarf. 


Summer looks: Alessandra wore shorts and a loose tee and a red sweater. 


Get The Style:


What do you think of Alessandra's always chic LA style?

Thank you so much for visiting :)

Francesca


photo creds: style.com, hm.com, pacsun.com