Sunday, 17 July 2016

My look at the seaside

Some days at the seaside made me feeling  in the mood for wearing bright colours. So, when I saw the dress in a shop, bought it right away!
The price was very good and the fabric  made it  perfect in hot days 
( the little holes allow the pass of the air )

I matched it to coral colour 
which is one of my favourite combination at the moment.

Then  bought a  nail polish in the same shade of my earrings and lipstick
for a very holiday look!

At my home in the  Ligurian hinterland I keep some accessories which can come in handy during the vacations . 
Since  when I arrive I have been not wearing them for a long time, I feel as I were just back from a day of shopping!

In fact both the sandals and the bag are not new, nevertheless I couldn't wait to wear them!

Here you can see the whole ensemble! I probably won't wear the dress when I will be back in the city because it is too short, but here no one seems to notice its length!

The only problem, as ever when I am at the seaside, is my hair! 
 Not a big problem in any case, some days of full relax, and then I will take care of it.
 Not now,  not today ...

Sunday, 10 July 2016

Some rest

Everyone has his favourite time for some summer rest. For me it is in July : the month is not as hot as August, and I have a lot of time before going back to work. Together they are the perfect ingredients to enjoy  spare time!

I like going to the  city of Cuneo which is not too far from where I live . It's a nice city.
Besides, there is at least a very good reason for a brief visit.
Are you wondering what it is? Well, my answer is...because there I can enjoy what I call my "perfect breakfast" !

Do you have a perfect breakfast?
Mine takes place in  pastries. 
( you can imagine what kind of breakfast I am thinking of ... not the proper one when you are on a diet!  )
In Cuneo, when I have the time, I don't miss the pleasure of a sweet break!! 

 When I was there, the other day, I decided for a walk. This is a very tidy city. And the inhabitants always find the way to make it really cozy and hospitable!

(Those chairs were so beautifully placed that I didn't dare sit on them! )

I found funny decorations in some streets

( Another touch of local creativeness ) 

At the end of the tour, I felt ready for my breakfast. But the worst disappointment was around the corner : my favourite pastres, where they sell the most delicious kind of chocolate pastry, was closed.  
They were on holidays.

Of course it was a pity, but I could have my breakfast in a different place.
I hope that you too are enjoying the summer!

( In any case I will go again, just to glance ... maybe they will be back from holidays ... )

Sunday, 26 June 2016


As I am a good customer (very good indeed!) I am among those who receive a special invite from the shops

And can choose clothing at a lower price before the official start of  summer sale.

Hence, in a very hot day, last week I went for a light weight dress.


Of course, I came home with something completely different!!
( don't you happen to do  the same??? )
In fact I fell in love with a pair of linen trousers which looked like denim! 
( and two checked tops )

Aldo Castagna 

( old )

Emporio Armani

(old )

I don't often wear trousers and even less in summer, 
but the assistant assured me that since they where from linen,  would have been very fresh and comfortable also in hot days.

 I do hope!

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 ...