Sunday, 11 May 2014

Something to do


Is there a Muji  shop where you live?  For those of you who don't know, Muji is a Japanese brand and I first discovered it in London. It has several shops in the biggest cities of Europe ( I don't know if there are shops in the other continents ) and recently opened a two flore store  in  Torino


I like the items they sell because  have a minimalistic style. 


Besides, I needed a new scrapebook for my sketches and they have very plain ones which I love.
After I bought it, I crossed the centre to go to a nice small square


where you can quietly sip one of the best cappuccino of Torino ( I never go home without a cappuccino-break! )


and connect your device to a wifi...


...by the way, have you noticed my pale yellow dress ( Twin-set ) ? As I found it was too short for a lady of about 50, I sewed a a  strip of silk fabric at the botton!  That is what I call...to personalize a dress!!


:-)

25 comments:

  1. Great minds think alike Dan, I almost did the same thing to a dress I recently bought! (and still might) I have never heard of that company, but I remember just loving the Japanese store at Disneyworld, when it comes to paper products and art supplies, they are some of the best. Banjio looks like he was enjoying the day out too.

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    1. Bangio doesn't like staying at home alone, so he really enjoys everything we two do together!! ( and to tell the whole truth I love having him with me when I go out! )

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  2. I didn#t know Muji and just saw there is (obviously a smaller) store in Munich. Probably dangerous for my wallet as you will always find things you never needed before ;-)

    Love the yellow of your dress! I often have the same problem with the length. Especially brands like Mango or ZARA are often too short, what a shame! Twin-Set is a fabulous brand!

    Annette | Lady of Style

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    1. Too many temptations, Annette!! :-) I like the Japanese style and I go to the shop for anything I terribly need... :-)

      Twin-set has very cute clothes, but the same problem as Zara and Mango...and I am a tall person!!

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  3. That is a clever idea Dan! You just gave me an idea. To the fabric shop I go! You dress is such a pretty shade of yellow. I hope you'll wear it again without the cardigan. I would love to see the complete dress.

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    1. Yes, Glenda, you are right! I forgot to take a photo without the cardigan...I surely will post again my dress in future!

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  4. A lovely yellow dress and a great idea to add the fabric at bottom. It looks lovely belted with the cardigan. I just love your style and you always look like you've effortlessly achieved perfection.

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    1. Hi Lisa! Thank you for your very kind comment!!

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  5. I love your look dear! Kisses.
    http://www.solaanteelespejo.blogspot.com.es/

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    1. I am glad that you like, Mary!

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  6. No Dan I don't know this brand. It is beautiful on you, very interesting design. I like how you added the fabric at the bottom. Looks like a great purchase for summer. So cute with the bag, belt and sweater.

    blue hue wonderland

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    1. Probably Muji has no shops in America...my dress is quite different from those I use to wear...a little change of style every now and then!

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  7. I love this look! The yellow is so pretty on you. .. and I love how you lengthened the dress. I'm getting out my sewing machine...

    The bag is super cute, too. What is the brand, please?

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    1. Thanks, dear! My bag's brand is Bagghy... if you like, can see more photos of it in another post...( you have to look for "Me and my Bagghy", a post I shared in March )

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  8. There is no way you are approaching 50! You are so youthful :) yellow is perfect on you and your add on was a refined touch. I really want to come to Torino. My husband is encouraging me to do that, so maybe one day we will meet. I insist on sitting with you and sipping cappuccino. However, I will have to redesign my wardrobe if I am to hang out with someone so stylish. Hugs!

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    1. Yes, Dana, next November I will be 50! ( time really flies!! )
      It would be wonderful if you came to Torino!! Your husband is right in encouraging you! I am a real fan of cappuccino, and I am imagining to sip one with you quietly chatting ...any wardrobe would be nice on your slim and tall figure!

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  9. I didn't know Muji either but googled and there is a new store in Melbourne, where I am visiting in June, so must check them out. I love Japanese stationery.Your city square is charming as indeed are you in that lovely yellow dress, clever adding the fabric for more length.

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    1. Hi Jill, to tell the whole story about my dress, a few days afterwards, I changed the strip at the botton ...as I had found a checked yellow and green fabric! I will post soon...
      p.s.
      I hope you will share some photos of Melbourne...

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  10. I don't know Muji, but then again I don't sketch or draw. We have quite a few nice paper shops, but I run out of those. Like Annette, I would buy things I don't need just because they are so pretty.
    Your dress surprised me as the style is so different from the things I have seen you wear before. On the other hand, you styled it your way with the cardigan and the belt. I like it very much. It is beautiful and out of the ordinary (which I love). Elongating the dress with silk is a clever idea. I have solved the "problem" once by adding a longer skirt underneath it which created the same effect.
    Looking good woman!
    Greetje

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    1. Wearing a longer skirt underneath a short dress is a good idea to solve the problem! Women are the creative half of the world, and always find solutions for everything! :-)
      Yes, today my clothes have a different style...I wanted a little change...but I am not sure I like...

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  11. Sweet Dan, you look so very lovely. It's cool that your stylish ensemble matches some of the gorgeous Italian buildings in the backdrop. Your new journal is very charming! I adore its understated sweetness and charm. Are you tempted to sketch on the plain kraft cover, too? I would be. :)

    Big hugs,
    ♥ Jessica

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  12. Hi Jessica! I have looked at the photos and realized that you are right! The same colours are both on my outfit and on the background!! ( funny I didn't noticed it before...)
    About my scrapebook you have given me a good idea!

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  13. I know Muji from Spain. In my area is no Muji store. That's a pitty, because the shop has great items.

    Your yellow dress is pretty and has the perfect length. It's not easy to find a dress with a good length. Zara and mango is to short for me. :(
    Have a great day, dear Dan

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    1. Yes, there are nice items at Muji...I like to go and have a look every now and then!
      p.s.
      for me too dresses by Zara and Mango are too short!

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  14. I've never heard of Muji. Love this shade of yellow on you Dan, and what a clever idea to lengthen it!

    ♥ carmen

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