Kenzo World New Fragrance

Kenzo World New Fragrance

Starting fall season with a new fragrance by @KenzoParfums Kenzo World. This is the first fragrance from Kenzo’s art-director duo Humberto Leon and Carol Lim. The film is directed by Spike Jonze starring Margaret Qualley with an original track by Sam Spiegel & Ape Drums feat. Assassin “Mutant Brain”.  Isn’t this the craziest fragrance ad you have seen? Kenzo World Francis Kurkdjian has…

Blue Waters

Blue Waters

Miu Miu L’eau Bleue  Top notes: Lily of the valley Middle notes: Green notes, White Flowers Base notes: Akigalawood There is a recurring water theme this Spring at Miu Miu. Miuccia showed on the runway a theme inspired by the beach style of the 60s.  Models were wearing wedge sandals embossed with shells and starfish, swimsuits and daisy print dresses. To…

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Rome: The Old The New and The Religious

The day I got my university acceptance letter I bought a ticket to Rome. Yes, my university was in Milan, but I couldn’t directly settle in the business Milan without first getting as much beauty inside me from Rome. I was so much in love with this city that I figured out if I found a boyfriend from Rome, I…

My Burberry Blush in Milan

My Burberry Blush in Milan

Burberry brought to Milan the London garden that inspired their latest My Burberry fragrance iteration: My Burberry Blush. Together with the garden, they brought to Milan also Lily James, the British actress that is the face of My Burberry fragrances. Lily James at the Burberry event in Milan My Burberry Blush opens with glazed pomegranate and vibrant lemon. Delicate rose petal notes…

Albanian Bloggers

Albanian Bloggers

On my last visit to Tirana, I had an amazing time with the Albanian bloggers, a small but growing community that blogs about fashion, beauty, travel and food. Most of the time was spent eating delicious food while taking 1000 group pictures. So I thought would be a great opportunity to introduce you to this amazing group of women, who are finding…

Breakfast with Smeg

Breakfast with Smeg

Tell what kind of breakfast you have and I’ll tell what kind of lifestyle you lead.  My breakfast changes depending on the daily commitments. There are those days where one has more time to itself and can really take a moment in the morning and prepare a Pinterest-like breakfast, with a good coffee, freshly pressed orange juice, brioches, yogurt with granola and…

Vienna the city of my favorite movies

When in Vienna I feel like getting inside the scenes of some of my favorite movies. Think 1934 Hitchcock’s Waltzes from Vienna, 1942s noir The Third Man, 1983s Cannes Festival winner  The Piano Teacher, the love story on 1995 Before Sunrise, and 2006 The Illusionist all had this beautiful city as the background to their stories. And I can understand why. Vienna is…

Star Magnolia

Star Magnolia

If I were to ask you to describe what the Magnolia Stellata blossom looks like, chances are you wouldn’t have the slightest idea as to what flower I was even referring to. This rare flower is home to the moist parts of the Isle Bay area of central Honshu, Japan’s largest island. Magnolia Stellata was once endangered but saved by…

Anna & Anna in Budapest

On my last visit to Budapest, I got to meet two of my favorite Hungarian designers, Anna Daubner and Anna Amélie. They share a studio together in a very interesting building where many more emerging designers work, making for a big community of talent to exchange ideas. I wished there was such a community of upcoming designers also in Milan…

Revista Elegance Albania

Revista Elegance Albania

I’m on this month’s Elegance Magazine, which is Albania’s main lifestyle magazine, talking about style. I can’t wait to get my hands on the paper version and read the style stories of other fellow Albanian fashion bloggers.  Interestingly, the cover story is about the upcoming US-based singer Albert Stanaj. He is a new addition to successful Albanians making it big in…

Lake Orta

Orta lake is considered one of the lakes of Italy that tourists have yet to discover and is definitely my favorite lake of all. 1 hour from Milan by car and you find yourself immersed in nature, art, and silence. This place has been a temporary home for writers in the 19th century from Nietzsche to Lord Byron and Honoré…

Sunglasses Trend

  Sunglasses Trend Cat Eye A must-have in every woman’s wardrobe, the cat eye sunglasses are a shape that will never go out of style. I have yet to meet someone who doesn’t find this shape perfect for their face, with such a versatile frame they come in different sizes, colors, and lens shades. Once you find your perfect cat eye sunglasses…