Monday, 20 June 2016

Another case of ... personalization!

Last week I was wearing a pair of bottle green sandals. Today I want you to know how they were born.

They had a large suede ribbon to be tied around the ankle...

I  changed a bit their look with a leather string.
 Changing things  is something I very often do and  usually call ... 
" personalizing  items !" 

I really can't avoid it...

Of course I can wear my sandals with their original ribbons if I like.

Do you do the same?

Monday, 13 June 2016

Post with artist

I am firmly convinced that if you are able to look at the world with a positive eye, you can
catch the beauty everywhere.

Vic Matie'

So, with my bottle green sandals on, ( at last their time has arrived!! )

I was ready for a walk on one of the "bad" districts of the city ...

Max and co.

Away from the elegant streets of the centre, the city looked different. 
   I found it interesting and vital  and I liked the vibe.
The day was hot, hence I was wearing a sleeveles ( and  old ) viscose dress.
One of those fantastic clothes which you don't need to Iron ...

... I had matched it to my bucket, white bag to make the whole ensemble less dark.

( Beautiful window )

Then, just around the corner, the surprise : a tiny exhibition which title made me curious. ( The four seasons )
I saw gorgeous photos  which where an explosion of  summer feelings...

In the place, I met the photographer, Sveva Bellucci. A charming and sweet person 
( Grillo seemed to love her too!! )

I thought that beauty was really everywhere ...

Sunday, 5 June 2016


Do you have  a four season piece of clothing in your closet?

Liviana Conti

This  silk, green dress I bought last year really is.  It's comfortable  both in the cold seasons and in spring. 
 I have only to match it to the suitable cardigan and tights according to the temperature. Easy, isn't it?

Today I have chosen a very contemporary background for the post

I am in the public garden of the Justice Palace of Turin

Where there are imponent metallic components ... don't ask me what they are, because I don't exactly know... they look like the ones you can see on  ships!

A very contemporary landscape ...

... which is perfect for sharing  my "O chic" !
( a present from my husband )
"O bags" are very popular in Italy at the moment ... they are made of gum. I choose  the bronze colour for the body and a pair of rope handles  to get a summery look.

There were so many different combinations and until the end I wasn't sure about my very favourite! Rock colour or white? Leather handles?
 It took me  time to create mine.

But, look at the big pipes : they seem to nod ...  OOOOOh, yes, I got the best one!

Sunday, 22 May 2016

Turin and the Fiat

Are you fond of cars? I am not, unless I have a sentimental reason.
Last Sunday I went to the Mirafiori district of Turin to visit the Motor Village.

It is a Fiat showroom opened a few years ago.
I don't want to change my car at the moment but I had a certain interest in the place and besides, I thought to take photos there.

It is a beautiful, contemporary place full of photos of important events for the brand  and of cars ( Fiat, Lancia, Alfa Romeo, Jeep, of course! )

There are funny drawings of the 500 car, a store where they sell advertising items and a delightful caffetteria with dehor.

Turin has always been, above all, the city of Fiat ( established here 
in 1916 ) and of its owners: Agnelli family.
and the showroom takes place in a part of the old industrial factory.
 from there my interest in the place


The weather was nice but not too hot and I could wear a long sleeve viscose dress.
( look carefully at the first photo: it has strategically placed colours for a thinner look!)

The bridge - Fratelli Rossetti

I had my white bag with me.

The story of Fiat is strictly linked to the story of the city and in some ways, to my
life ...

Monday, 16 May 2016

Real or fake?

Is there anything more beautiful than flowers? 

If real roses are among my favourites

I must admit that nowadays fake ones are at least as beautiful as real ...

And, what about these bunch of  tulips?
Last Sunday I saw a stand that was selling every kind of ( synthetic ) flowers and   was tempted to buy some for my sitting room ... 

It was a warm day here. One of those days which reminds you that the summer is near...
I took out one of my light weight dresses, but since I  believed it hardly was going to be a very hot day, I decided to bring  also a  jacket ( the same  I had in my last post...I never really trust the weather forecasts, do you? )

Luckily, at least  I wore a pair of sandals ... 

...because it turned out to be a very hot day!

Do you have fake flowers at home? They don't need water or care and last forever.
But there isn't life in them and  no change is possible ...
besides, they have no perfume.

... At the end I decided not to buy ...

Sunday, 8 May 2016


Hello, dearest! Checkered fabric trousers for me today:
a bit wide, a bit short ... a bit funny!

I love them!

But you can see nothing really artistic so far in the post ... Be patient! The art will come before long!

As many of you know, my going out always includes a pleasant break for a coffee or a cappuccino.

Well, I think that today I got the most beautiful ever!

And, what about this other ones? 
Many cafes here serve artistic cappuccinos

And every barman has his own style!
 I confess,  when it is a special one, I can't resist and take a photo.

Do they serve artistic cappuccinos in your part of the world?

I wish you the best week and ... a nice cappuccino, if you like!

Sunday, 1 May 2016

Rainy weekend

Two rainy days on end are a loooong time  and, probably, I wouldn't have gone out, 


since, with very low temperatures and my warm clothes already put away, 
I didn't know what to wear 

But I had to withdraw a pair of my favourite shoes which I had taken to repair.
And so, made up my mind and went out.

It was worthwhile since, in a shop, I saw a copper bracelet that matched nicely to my rings. Of course, I immediately bought it! 
( but I swear ... only paid 9€ for It! )

And wore it right away!

Three more ( red ) things made my day:
a beautiful rose which was about to bloom


a mill ( in the center of Turin!?! ) which reminded me a dear friend

and a funny, but very gracious, dancer!

At last I reached the shoemaker
 ( I have to confess that I had never seen such a tidy workshop! )

My babies are again at home now !!