Dress: Antonio Berardi
Earrings: Delfina Delettrez SS 2014
Ring: Delfina Delettrez SS 2014
Bag Bug: Fendi
Shoes: Tabitha Simmons
The birth of the Fendi bag bug monster!!!! TBC….HELP it’s global, it’s an invasion! Fashionistas beware….Leave a comment
Shoes: Antonio Berardi
Recently in Rome I met with the elegant Sole Torlonia, one of the three girls responsible for the Milanese label Blaze http://blaze-milano.com . I really like what they do- they make incredible blazers for women. Exatly what every girl needs! Think Katherine Hepburn , Bianca Jagger, think YSL woman – a woman is sexy in a blazer. Powerful. We all know and agree. But their blazers are not just as I love to call it “here today, gone tomorrow” moment in fashion. They are in fact made to order , made from top materials ( not synthetic, beurk) and incredibly tailored . They are here to stay as they are timeless and forever pieces in your wardrobe.( hand it down to your kids!) On top of this I found out that you don’t really need to carry a handbag whilst wearing this blazer- I never do anyway! I hate wearing large bags at night- I would take a small pochette that fits my credit card, keys and Iphone…. max. Inside this blazer there are a couple of secret compartments where you can put your phone, key , money, etc…Smart no?
Adopt – don’t buy! Think of al the little darlings that are looking for a warm home and loving owners. I adopted my dog Dragisa 2 years ago . When we got him he was extremely skinny,frail scared of people (God only knows what he had been through) and sad – and now he is healthy, pampered and loved by all my family. A true treasure!
Here we are going for a morning run in Belgrade
Loved like a son!
Healthy happy dog!
Dress: Anthony Vaccarello
Earrings: Loree Rodkin
Shoes: Manolo Blahnik
Ring 1: Gaydamek
Ring 2: Loree Rodkin
Ring 3: Loree Rodkin
Ring 4: Gaydamek
Clutch: Jimmy Choo
I don’t know if you remember but I mentioned this fabulous brand to you a year and a half ago and I am so happy that they are killing it at the moment! No wonder…they really are the most comfortable high heeled shoes on the market and their design is impeccable. I only wear their shoes at night now…. King Manolo dethroned? I think so master…. http://www.aquazzura.com/content/c/AQUAZZURA-GIRLS
Boccaccio’70- Le tentazioni del dottor Antonio by Federico Fellini (1962) restored by Dolce&Gabbana @ Rome Film FestivalLeave a comment
During the Rome Film Festival I was invited by Dolce & Gabbana to the screening of the Federico Fellini film they restored to perfection. Boccacio ’70 is an Italian anthology of four episodes each shot by a different director from an idea by Cesare Zavattini. The theme that unites all four films is the different aspects of morality and love in modern times in the style of the Italian Renaissance author Boccaccio. I had the pleasure of seeing The temptation of Doctor Antonio shot by Fellini. It was magical watching Anita Ekberg in vivid colours on the big screen – and don’t forget ….bevete piu late! Have a look at these two short extract of the film here
Regarding my outfit – I was inspired by the film Malena and the quintessential Dolce & Gabbana woman. Think Sicily, think Monica, think churches, think veils, think Semana Santa, think celebration of femininity….but a bit more daring. Let’s say ….that woman but X-rayed! Needless to say that it is a total Dolce & Gabbana look including the 50′s style sous- vetements. After the screening I was whisked off to the Dolce&Gabbana and Vanity Fair dinner at Villa Medici. Thank you for a wonderful evening!
Absolutely in love with the Chloe Baylee bag (in the photo) – it’s useful in the city and also when I travel. It fits most of my “gadgets” that I need for daily meetings and it’s the perfect size when you need to quickly pack and leave the country for a short trip . The French Vogue team came to my flat where we shot the story. I had a long chat with Eugenie Trochu and the photographer Herve Goluza before we managed to catch the last minutes of light for my portrait. I am wearing a Fall 2013 Chloe dress and Aquazzura shoes. If you are curious to see what is in my bag – have a look at the following link :
BUY THE DRESS HERE:Valentino
The British shoe designer , based in New York has already been working with the likes of Calvin Klein , Alexander McQueen, Narciso Rodriguez and Donna Karan. He is equally the Winner of the Who’s Next Vogue Italia accessory category. I went to see his second collection during Paris Fashion week- and the shoes are amazing and very comfortable!
Master at work….
I dd an interview for the print edition of Politika daily newspaper. I did not know that it was online as well! Here you can read my views on fashion timeless vs. fashion victim. http://www.politika.rs/rubrike/spektar/zivot-i-stil/Srpska-blogerka-s-pecatom-Ane-Vintur.lt.html
Metamorphose- AD Magazine invites 15 interior decorators to transform a 17th Century Parisian Hotel ParticulierLeave a comment
This is what they came up with….
Chahan Minassian‘s Garden below
Above: Pierre Yovanovich‘ Salon de Musique
Above and below : details
Elliot Barnes 1920′s vibe
Below: Bruno Moinard was inspired by Ovid’s Metarmophoses to create mythological sale a manger
Charles Zana‘s sculptural kitchen
After the Crillon Hotel you can own a piece of another Parisian Palace- the Plaza Athene. Interesting bids are definitely the illuminated bar designed by Patrick Jouin with the glass desk crafter by Patrick Desserme. Have a look at all the items on sale here: http://www.artcurial.com/en/asp/searchresults.asp?pg=1&ps=18&st=D&sale_no=2407+++Old Parisian hotel institutions are being renovated- for the better I hope – but I can no imagine if that will be the case. I think we all appreciate the charm of the old yet functional hotels- this is exactly what they were- I read an article saying otherwise. I believe it was in Forbes. Something triggered the massive renovation of Parisian Hotels- Royal Monceau, The Ritz….Have the mention that I loved going to Royal Monceau in the 90′s but I have not been back since it was renovated. Waiting to see what my favourite hotel in Paris, The Ritz will look like after renovation but I hope that once renovated they will not resemble expensive corporate hotels with no soul. Sniff sniff, bye old Paris….
You can check out all the outfits of the Chloe front row on this link, there are some wonderful combinations: http://www.style.com/fashionshows/frontrow/S2014RTW-CHLOE
I am a big fan of Clare Waight Keller’s collections for Chloe and was delighted to attend the show. I absolutely love the identity of the Chloe girl and can see a part of myself in her. This collection was a step for the usual Chloe girl in Paris. She is travelling to exotic places. Imagine her clothes blowing in the wind and gently outlining her silhouette. We can all wear these sheer clothes, they reveal just the perfect amount- letting the viewer guess ever so slightly what’s underneath. I have not seen a lot of pleats around lately but Clare made them modern, sexy and safe to wear again. Loving the tunic looks too, the colourful one and the pure white look (my favourite!)- here are some of my favourite things from the show:
The desk clutter in my hotel room before the SS 2014 Tod’s show. My purple note book, the current book I am not reading but devouring and Alessandra Facchinetti’s mood board for her first Tod’s collection. The colour palette , the ponchos, suits, full skirts, crisp constructed shirts, Gio Ponti-influenced color-blocked leather pieces along with the incredibly strong tradition of Tod’s accessories made this a collection one to remember and look forwards to– come Spring!
The interior of the setting for the show- the PAC Museum (the Pavilion of Contemporary Art) in Milan, incredibly elegant interior.
The small private dinner at the incredible Villa Necchi after the show . If the name does not mean anything to you- you might remember it better from the film ” I am love “. A Museum today it is a very well preserved jewel of 1930′s architecture allowing visitors a glimpse into the life of an industrialist Milanese family.
Japanese Vogue asked me how I would wear flat shoes and skirts and if I would like to style myself for a photoshoot that would come out in their October issue. I wear flats a lot , either with trousers or skirts so I accepted this challenge in a heartbeat! I chose a a red mohair sweater and a pattern skirt from Jonathan Saunders Fall 2013 collection and a pair of flat shoes from Tod’s . The jewelry is by Eddie Borgo and the blue lips ring is by Solange Azagury Patridge. Translations of the article are welcome!!!
I recently became an Ambassador for Tod’s . I am very happy to be a part of this experience as I associate strongly with the philosophy and esthetics of the brand. I took a flight to Milan to the presentation of the first Tod’s Pret a Porter collection designed by Alessandra Facchinetti. Alessandra is familiar to us in the fashion industry from her days as a designer at Valentino and Gucci but her collection for Tod’s completely blew me away. It is the perfect fit. Somehow brands and designers find each other – the same can be said of its ambassadors. They just bring out the best in each other. It was a very serene show, from the setting to the energy in the room. None of the usual hideousness of strung out PR managers in black clothes, attention grabbing extras or militant organisers were present- all of which make fashion shows a nauseous experience. It was a classy affair. Just in the spirit of the Della Valles. More on the show later. Here I am with all the other global ambassadors: Noor Fares- fine jewlery designer, Hedvig Opshaug- blogger , Polly Morgan – artist and Carolina Gonzalez Bunster- Founder of Walkabout Foundation. All very inspiring women!
La Maison Pierre Frey presents a short film directed by Martial Schmeltz.
A Parisian couple escaped from their daily routine by providing a wild night in baroque and sensual decors dressed by Pierre Frey. On the other side of the curtain, appearances are deceptive….
On the occasion of the renovation of the famous Hotel Costes by Jacques Garcia whose rooms are now fully upholstered with fabrics by Pierre Frey and Braquenié, la Maison Pierre Frey presents with Martial Schmeltz a short film that invites you to discover from the inside many of these high places* from the Parisian night life dressed in his creations. It gives pride to the decors, real actors of the film, whose presence sometimes haunting, sometimes romantic or exotic raises paradoxical feelings in this genuine couple looking for passionate adventure.