{When Friends know you ♥}

Here some amazing gifts that I've received from my sweet friends this year for Christmas. They know me. That's for sure! Thank all of you! Love,


The MUSTHAVE ~ From Camel to Light Beige

The color palette for winter 2010 2011 has been refined and made of beautiful nuances that lie in one line and combines. Nearly weightless pink and gray colors run smoothly on soft liver in chocolate brown and olive green. A revival of color comes from exotic blue and red lipstick.
I've already written about this calibrated gray winter (see here) – heavy and dark – this winter is replaced by an ultra-chic light gray tint in the corridors or ‘oyster gray “is mentioned.
The color palette in this post here is inspired by natural landscapes, using neutral shades such as camel, cognac, beige and light beige. These shades are very easy to combine and are particularly well with black or denim color (see here). Try the combination of camel beige or gray hues. Very elegant! The warm cognac color is one of the hottest colors for winter. Comforting, deep, reassuring, heartwarming. 


The ARTORIAL ~ Surrealist Abbey

Abbey Lee Kershaw for i-D Winter 2010 by David Bailey.







THE PHOTO ~ Fantasmes et sensualité

Daria does a little “Happy Birthday Mr. President” number for us all to remember her by in 2011. 
Vogue Paris 2011 Calendar featuring Daria Werbowy photographed by Mikael Jansson and styled by Anastasia Barbieri. This shot is my favourite.


The PHOTO ~ Alvaro Beamud Cortes

Alvaro selfportrait
Some time ago I stumbled upon Alvaro Beamud Cortes’ portfolio. I love this young and talentuous photographer. He captures the Essence of Femininity. His work is not only dynamic, it also showcases his eye for composition and color, as well as his skills in the photo manipulation department.
Alvaro, originally from Valencia, is currently the creative director of one of the sleekest fashion magazines in Spain, 5 Magazine at only 28 he has a great vision for what is going. Alvaro's eye for detail has enabled the magazine to lead the pack and constantly deliver fashion editorials that convey beauty, style and a fresh point of view - with the hottest new models in every issue.
Forever the multitasker, Alvaro has managed to juggle parallel lives as a creative director and a well-travelled photographer. His journeys in Italy and Morocco are a major influence on his work, and it is this creative balance that has allowed him to publish in international magazines including Flair, L'Officiel, Biba and Ponytail, to name but a few.

The EDITORIAL ~ Red and poudre ensembles by Alvaro

Red and nude. As the holiday season rolls around, we are seeing more vibrant red pop up in print and the trend is best exemplified in photographer Alvaro Beamud Cortes’ most recent work for Flair. Starring Maxine Schiff and styled by Laura Taccari, Qualcosa di Rosso pairs together red and nude ensembles for a sensuous and alluring story. / Makeup by Nancy Gallardo, Hair by Marco Braca.

The EDITORIAL ~ Dior Haute Couture

Anna Selezneva is a couture diva for the December issue of Tatler Russia. Photographed by Maciek Kobielski and styled by Anya Ziourova, Anna dons pieces from the likes of Chanel, Givenchy and Dior Haute Couture among dark horses. 

The MUSTHAVE ~ Red The winter color

Naomi Yang shoots a red hot Inguna Butane for Vogue Mexico. Photographer Naomi Yang captures the red trend for the December issue of Vogue Mexico in an alluring spread starring the dazzling Inguna Butane. Styled by Shino Itoi in crimson hues from the likes of Givenchy, Jean-Paul Gaultier, Celine and more, Inguna stuns in Rojo Amanecer.
This fall winter 2010/2011 Red is starring. It's always been a colour favourite of mine - of course after poudre!-.


~ Lui e Lei ~

The INTERIOR ~ Sea of Shoes Blogger Haute House

I loved the recent post that Jane Aldrige of Sea of Shoes  has dedicated to her Haute house. A passion for MAXIMALIST. Mother and doughter's house was recently shot by talented photographer Manny Rodriguez for Rue Magazine. She worte:
"StyleSwoon and Atlantis Home are the masterminds behind my bedroom makeover...it used to be extremely bare, but while I was in Florence for Luisaviaroma's event earlier this year, they surprised me with a complete overhaul. I could not recognize the room. Best surprise of my life ever :) My room is such a happy place for me now".


The INTERIOR ~ Kelly & Greg's Chez Glamouramous

As a fashion blogger and photographer combo, Kelly and Greg have a special knack for revealing the glamourous in the unassuming. Behind the doors of their simple and sleek modern apartment lies a whimsical, elegant and diverse collection of finds that is telling of the couple’s adventures in taste-making.

{gift guide} Books to live by

Inspirational coffee table books always make great holiday gifts. ~ Here are a few lovelies for the interiors and fashion junkie in your life.



"We are cronicly insicure. We are afraid to do wrong and to dare. We hate certainties but the only chance we take is our too high heels' one. We look for refuge, and not just from the cold weather, in our grey coat that, you know, is perfect in every look. We hide our will of being noticed behind a natural lip-gloss. We are devoted to black, we adore blue and we are conquered by the sober beige. But rarely we go beyond those colours. And leave in a drawer our shyness and take out a maxi coral pull, maybe in one of those days when even the hot black coffee has no effect. Be gained by the loudy elegance of a scarlet coat, when the sky is grey and the rain is persistent. Fall into tempation of a pair of purple sandals, to pass from the bed to the street. Leave our doubts behind and wear a carmine dress. Coloure our day with a little detail that talks about us, our energy, our femininity and our will to show up. Rarely we can lapse into red power.. and, in my opinion, this is so wrong!!".
I'm just loving the red explosion showing up this fall. It's one of those trends that nobody talked much about when Fall fashions hit the runway last February, but has been cropping up organically on people's streetstyles. I'm having a sudden red gown and bag craving! Maybe some feathers too. 


The MUSTHAVE ~ Feathers Yesterday and Today

Natalia K by Pierre Dal Corso for Zink Holiday 2010

{gift guide} My Asos hitlist

ALDO Sandidge Platform Wedge Shoe Boots E 86,00
Here are the best items that I've personally selected from Asos.com. For your glamorous gifts or for your special nights to come ... just have to add them on your shopping bag! For sure will be a Sparkling Christmas!

{gift guide} My Topshop hitlist

Nude Feather Cape £ 75
Here are the best items that I've personally selected from Topshop.com. For your glamorous gifts or for your special nights to come ... just have to add them on your shopping bag! For sure will be a Sparkling Christmas!