domenica 25 dicembre 2011

Have all you wishes come true?

                                                                 we really do hope so.
Love and happiness to everyone we know, don't know yet and never will. x

Wishing u an Eco-Christmas

Plastic Bottles Christmas tree by Mutoid Waste Company, Santarcangelo di Romagna.

Christmas message in a bottle

giovedì 22 dicembre 2011

Who are YOU?

Because, as an ex-smoker, I would have loved to meet Alice's caterpillar. And because I read this post on Meg's blog lips so facto and thought it was a nice idea.
me, a few years back.

Vital Stats:

Name: Lucia
Nicknames: Lu, Gazza, Silla, Divyna (am ashamed of the last one, but I can explain)
Birthday: 11th December
Place of Birth: Cesena, Italy
Zodiac sign: Sagittarius 
Occupation: right now cake eater, but have a job waiting for me in Belgium in a few weeks.

Hair colour: brunette, but I have tried them all.
Hair length: not sure, they're too curly to know, but quite long.
Eye colour: deep brown.
Best feature: my eyes. And my feet.
Braces: nope. But I have a very open relationship with the dentist, so we'll see what the future brings.
Piercings: earlobes and nose, until when one night I woke up and decided it was time to say goodbye to grunge. 
Tattoos: one, a flower fairy on my lower back, that I keep forgetting.
Righty of Lefty: not sure what this means.. but my mum always says "if you are lost and don't know where to go, go left". 

Best friend: Chiara, and I still love her dearly
Award: uhm.. is it sad if I can't think of any? It probably is. I guess it is linked to the fact that I have a problem ending the things I started, but let's pretend it isn't.
Sport: skating when I was a child, and then many years of classical ballet. Recently yoga, and a lot of exercise bike.
Real Holiday: not sure what "real" stands for.. I'll go with "the most important": India, 6 months of wonders. Will I ever go back? - she wanders.
Concert: Francesco de Gregori.

Film: almost anything with a bit of english countryside. Or grungy, like Clerk's or Chasing Amy. And then, in my teenage years, definitely Reality Bites. I really can't answer, I'm sure I am forgetting the ones I love the most. Does this not happen to you too?
TV Show: Gilmore Girls. No, Pippi Longstocking.
Colour: at the moment black, but let's be honest, I do love my powdery pastels.
Song: blank, again. I know I love Tom Waits, Nick Drake, Jeff Buckley and his dad, Vinicio Capossela and Lucio Battisti, De André and Musica Nuda. And my boyfriend's, of course.
Restaurant: Mango Tree, in Hampi, south India. It had this incredible swing hanged on the tallest of trees, and you could fly for hours. Under you only rocks, far far far down. 
Store: my mum's closet has some pretty cool bags. As for clothes I should probably say Zara, but I do love markets, and the idea that you have something no one else has. I've been in love with Café Bohème for the last couple of years, a must see if you want to shop in Rimini.
Book: L'Arte della Gioia, by Goliarda Sapienza, and Everything is Illuminated, by J. Safran Foer. And A LOT of Jane Austen.
Magazine: D, Vogue Italia, Marie Claire Italia.
Shoes: a pair of black leather boots. Am poorly without a pair of those.

Feeling: not in the mood to wash my hair.
Single or Taken: Taken with daugher.
Eating: just had a lovely piadina and a lot of cake. Might need some alcohol, now that I think of it.
Listening to: my cat purring. 
Thinking about: that Mulberry bag I really want to order online.
Watching: at what time I have to jump on a train tomorrow to go to a Christmas lunch with some of the best people in the world.
Wearing: a pair of jean that swears it was skinny before this week in Italy, my new pair of boots, and some tops' cocktail mix I am ashamed to mention.

Want Children: been there done that! 
Want to be married: yes, I'll have to justify this ring on my finger at some point!
Careers in mind: dreaming? becoming a decent writer.
Where do you want to live: where I feel at home.

Do you believe in:
God: yes.
Miracles: yes. If anybody has one spare, could you please buy me that Mulberry bag?
Love at first sight: yes. It has happened to me in the past. Does not mean it is a clever move, though.
Ghosts: yes. 
Aliens: not sure, but prefer not to think about it.
Soul Mates: yes, and of many different kinds. But you have to be willing to look for them.
Heaven: Yes.
Hell: Not sure.
Kissing on the first date: seriously? 
Yourself: not easy, but apparently I believe in everything else!

There, done!

mercoledì 21 dicembre 2011

In my secret life

Hold on, hold on, my brother. 
My sister, hold on tight. 
I finally got my orders. 
I’ll be marching through the morning, 
Marching through the night, 
Moving cross the borders 
Of My Secret Life.

boots: Zara
necklace: New Look
earrings: my mum's, from the night she met my dad

mercoledì 14 dicembre 2011

Some days are just special

for example, today i shook hands with my "to be" boss and then i came back home to blow a million balloons for my little girl.
(and i ordered some more Sigma brushes cos i love them so much, but this is a different story).

Cheers to two little women growing up 
when i wake up in my make up
it's too early for that dress - but i don't care cos it's my birthday

domenica 11 dicembre 2011

Happy birthday to me!

I know it is probably excessive, but I couldn't resist.
Oh, well, if a girl can't feel special on her birthday, when then?
jewellery case: Zara home
feather boa: Miu Miu
paper hearts: Hema
chocolate box: Belvas
backgamon: Fair trade
brush set: Real techniques
blushes: Daniel Sandler & Nyx
hair band: Accessorize
lipstick: Prestige

giovedì 8 dicembre 2011

Who said Christmas has to be white?

Me, for Christmas, I like to travel back in time. In colors. 
coat: vintage
wool hat: Accessorize
leather bag: vintage
skinny jeans: Mango
boots: vintage
sunglasses: Ray-Ban
I could pretend I know exactly where this was, but in fact I have no idea
but it was definitely Bruxelles
and this was the cutest thing I've ever come across

mercoledì 7 dicembre 2011

Good reasons to fall for him

He's far far away.
He doesn't have a proper job.
He can't boil an egg but knows by heart the ml for the perfect gin and tonic.
His tatoos don't match the Christmas tree's decorations.

Dress: vintage
socks: Calzedonia
foundation: Chanel Vitalumière 20
concealer: Bourjois healthy mix 51
blush: Bourjois 16
liquid eye liner: Iq cosmetics 1
mascara: Giorgio Armani Eyes to kill
lipstick: Maybelline 315

Wrap him up and send him over.

martedì 6 dicembre 2011

We love happy endings

And the good news is that they can be found anywhere
hat: Paola V
lipstick: Prestige
top: Pepe Jeans
silver rings: handmade 
wool hat: Paola V
skin: Love Chloé

lunedì 5 dicembre 2011

Mint tea

cardigan: Komlan Milano
top: Promod
silver necklace: from India
pendant: ematitis 
wool hat: Accessorize
wool jumper: Calvin Klein jeans
ring: H&M
Zebra café, Bruxelles

I got dreams to remember

because we love her
Casteldelci, 15th of August 2011
dress: H&M
watch: Rolex

domenica 4 dicembre 2011

...and I say hello.

Bruxelles, 04th December 2011Bag: Chanel

Week end bag: indian handcraft  Trousers: H&M Boots: GORI

Coat: Max&Co Top: Zara

... you say goodbye ...

wool jumper: Maison Martin Margiela
scarf: Dior homme
corduroy trousers: Wrangler
leather bag: Gucci
glasses: Tom Ford
velvet dress: Max Mara
fur scarf: vintage
suede boots: Glam

sabato 26 novembre 2011

What keeps me warm

Bruxelles, 26th November 2011
Sunny day, good spirits.

Inside: Nick
cashmere hat: Marc by Marc Jacobs
scarf: Dior homme
glasses: Spitafield market, London
jacket: Barbour
jumper: Play Comme des Garçons
skin: Isos Farmacia SS Annunziata Firenze
fur coat: nowhere, India
wool hat: Accessorize
sunglasses: Miu Miu
pashmina: Koan
top: Oysho
printed jeans: Zara
ankle boots: manufacture d'essai
skin: Miel de Bois, Serge Lutens

and her, obviously.

giovedì 24 novembre 2011

Scrub baby, scrub

It was a cold evening, and I met a guy that would not let me go.
We wandered around Bologna until sunrise, and he told me I had the softest skin his hands had ever touched.
I haven't seen him since, but I slapped him in the face before I said goodbye.
As for my skin, this is what has nourished it lately:

Gommage Douche au Bouleau, Weleda: to be used once a week, or more if you need something to wake you up. Its citrucy smell fills the bathroom, and its "fines perles naturelles" leave your skin soft and smooth. It contains many natural essential oils, lactic acid and birch oil, which helps curing cellulite.
(would not expect too much from the last ingredient, even if we all like to believe there is a way to overcome women's number one enemy.)
Sweet Almond Oil with Vitamine E, L'Amande: after scrubbing I massage my body with it, which for me is how Paradise should smell like. It keeps the skin soft and elastic, and it is supposed to to fight skin blemishes. It is enriched with vitamin E, that prevents the skin from ageing, and does no contains artificial substances.

Gel Douche Exfoliant Douceur & Lait Corporel Fondant, Rites Originels: I had bought it for the sufi boyfriend, because he likes those sweet moroccans smells (he's manly like that), but ended up emptying the bottle of the exfoliant. It smells of winter, velvet, soft blankets and lit candles, but apparently it is just the smell of Argan oil. So much for imagination. It is definitely a scent for the colder months, and it stays on the skin until the next day. I guess this means you have to like Argan, and I can honestly say I do. 

mercoledì 23 novembre 2011

Autumn happiness

# 2
An autumn tree to breathe

And then some days you feel happy. Just like that. Everything is easy, you feel good in your skin and smile to the world.
If you were a puzzle, it would mean that you'd had found the missing pieces.
Mmmmmmmmmmmmmm, I smell moroccan pastries!

hair band: Accessorize
gold earrings: Gioielleria Burnazzi
top: Intimissimi
body: Chloé Love 
Patisserie Orientale, Bruxelles

domenica 20 novembre 2011

I love morning weddings: you are drunk by noon, and in bed before dinner.

As for the next day, you'll have a proper love story with paracetamol.

size: 27. It's never too early
lace dress: vintage
necklaces: Down the Rabbit Hole

Sab Kuch Milega

This is my excuse to buy jewellery: it takes me back to places and faces I thought I had forgotten all about.
India, what seems now many years ago

Trust me, I've been there.

hair band: Hema
tank top: Intimissimi
silk shirt: Zara
Her: nothing

Summer 2011, Rimini, where everything was covered in sand, with the beloved maria nosel

I guess it would be boring, to be like everybody else

Bruxelles, waiting for the doctor 

mercoledì 16 novembre 2011

Let it snow

.. you'll find me anyway ..
Bruxelles, 16 November 2011 -2° outside

from left to right:
Revlon colorburst 075
Labello cherry kiss
Maybelline color sensational 315
Prestige LCL-07

lunedì 14 novembre 2011

She reads too many novels

white gold ring: haute vintage, Gioielleria Burnazzi, Rimini
gold butterfly ring with precious stones: haute vintage, Gioielleria Burnazzi
amethyst pendent: haute vintage, Gioielleria Burnazzi
pink quartz necklace: haute vintage, Gioielleria Burnazzi
nails: Arcancil beurre sale
silk dress: MaxMara
face: Bourjois healthy mix foundation 52
Bourjois blush 16
brows: Bourjois sourcil précision 01
eyes: Rimmel max bold curves
lips: Labello cherry kiss

if you too love a bit of drama set in the english countryside at the beginning of the 1900, I suggest you watch Downton Abbey! x

venerdì 11 novembre 2011

I want u back, maybe even for good

book: L'Arte della Gioia, Goliarda Sapienza
lipstick: Dior Addict 214
moisturizer: Rilastil Aqua legère
eye cream: La Roche-Posay Substiane+
chocolate: Lindt Excellence Blueberry intense
moka: Bialetti
The book because I wish I could start it over again, without knowing already that it will be one of my favourites.
The lipstick because you have to try it and then you'll agree with me: it is super moisturizing, super flattering, it goes with everything and it makes you feel oh so chic!
The moisturizer because I can only find it in Italy, and my face misses it desperately. Light, with a fresh smell, packed with Hyaluronic Acid, Ceramids and Omega 6. Do I have to go on?
The eye cream because I can pretend to be a teenager but my wrinkle can't tell a lie.
The coffee because it is not the same without them, and the chocolate to pretend it is them. 

If trees cry why can't we?

Bruxelles, 10 November 2011
furry hat: Coin
dress: Zara
tights: Falke
boots: Emu

giovedì 10 novembre 2011

Left Overs - a love story

dress: Diane Von Furstenberg
gold chocker: Chimento
gold ring: H&M
pochette: Gianfranco Ferrè
boots: vintage
hat: Veritas
old leaves don't get no love