Finally it's that time of the year again - I love when cherry trees are in full bloom and I can enjoy being in the sun without actually burning my face! Spring is definitely my favourite season, partly because I feel like wearing pastels again and partly because my birthday's in it - I turned eighteen on Saturday 24th and the flowers in the photo above were gifted to me. Aren't they just gorgeous? How can anyone not love flowers?
I find the haute couture supplement you get twice a year with Vogue Italia more beautiful than the issue itself. I love how they focus on Italian designers and always dedicate the very first pages to Valentino.
"The conception of this five t-shirt capsule collection was produced from the collaboration between Magazzini del Sale and Bella Harris, an American writer and author of the blog Vintage Lollipops. Integrating the elements of personal style and artistic vision, Bella's designs include illustrations exclusively selected for Magazzini del Sale. Bella is an author of Children's/YA Literature, freelance writer, artist/fashion illustrator, style blogger, and true lover of fashion, who is changing the world one pair of shoes at a time."
As soon as I saw Bella's blog, I knew she wasn't an ordinary fashion blogger. She paints, she draws, she takes photos, she designs t-shirts for the Italian label Magazzini del Sale. Her capsule collection has been featured on tons of cool websites (and now it's on mine too, ha!). The simple white cotton t-shirts look perfect on basically everything: on a pair of jeans or a bodycon skirt, under a jacket, even under a tuxedo. Moreover, the fact that they're made in Italy means one thing: good quality. It's 100% cotton, nothing like H&M t-shirts! One thing I love about mine is that it doesn't cling to my body too much, so it's nice and comfy :) I bet I'll be wearing this awesome tee a lot this summer!
A trend I spotted on Fall catwalks was embroidering - cross stitching, actually. Maybe it's because I'm such a granny I noticed it as soon as I saw the shows photos! While Valentino interpretes it in the usual romantic way, Dolce & Gabbana look back at Sicilian Baroque. And even Balmain incorporates romantic embroideries in shiny armours.