I woke up this morning to the song of Kendji Girac “Les Yeux de La Mama”. It’s no other than my little daughter running towards my bed with daddy’s iPhone in her tiny hand blasting the music and tilting her head right and left along with the rhythm (and sporadically saying: “Mama!”). It is Mother’s Day in the Middle East today and we’ve been actually celebrating Motherhood since the beginning of this month as it was mum’s day in the UK earlier this month. Middle Easterns started celebrating since and will probably keep it going until the American Mother’s Day in May! Nothing exaggerated in that, we love our moms so much that we praise them on each and every opportunity! (…and we like celebrating!)
Today we also traditionally celebrate the beginning of spring, the blooming season of Nature’s gorgeousness.
It is such a beautiful day rejoicing two splendid life-giving phenomenons and I can’t help but make my OOTD and decor celebrate along!
There are few places on earth where art and reality seem to melt into each other and the Lake Como region is one of those. A perfect detox spot due to the idyllic scenery, Bellagio also has what Italy does best, a cute small village with amazing food and amazing small stores filled with treasures! When in Bellagio, you’ll realize why Italy has been the source of inspiration for so many artists over the years and you’ll in turn give them a bit less credit 😜 no offense D&G (still think you’re amazing) but you’ll also awaken the stylist in you as all those beautiful finds you dig up in stores here and there will demand to be styled on your Italian alter ego!
“Make the world better with a sweater!” Save the Children / Christmas Jumper Day campaign
UK: Text WOOLLY to 70050 to donate £2
Wanna donate more or you’re outside the UK? No excuses! Go to: http://jumpers.savethechildren.org.uk/
If you’re outside the UK you can of course choose to donate to your favorite local children charity as well… Let’s spread the “jumper joy” and try to put a smile on + kids’ faces this Christmas!
Hanging out in the Victoria and Albert Museum I was reminded of the creative ways 18th Century fashionistas showcased their silhouettes while adding sophistication and story to their looks. While tight body outfits definitely have their place in a woman’s wardrobe, playing with loose effects (in the right proportions of course!), can throw in a unique edge and flow to your look and when contrasted with tight closing in the rest of the outfit can still highlight the hard work you’ve put into your silhouette. So don’t be afraid to mix it up and if you’re in London and want to try on the effect, head to the Victoria and Albert Museum where you can try on a wide petticoat… Now of course, you won’t be streetstyling the 18th Century look (although it would be priceless to see someone try that in a crowded city! Weddings however are fair game… done that! 😉 ) but what you can definitely do is loosen your streestyle looks with wide-leg trousers or harem pants…