Alessandra's fashion blog

Guns and Flowers

Months passed without a drop of rain falling from the brassy sky. The fine powdery dust permeated everywhere. Walking through the streets it wasn’t possible to breathe without inhaling dust and dirt. It even stuck to my naked legs and let me feel like a very old horse which was standing on a dry and paltry field for weeks. I wasn’t able to say what was burning more in my eyes: the airborne dust or the glistening light of the sun being low. Today was the day. I’ll work up the courage to meet the well known dark and dangerous Nick. I’ll have to balance accounts with him! And I really know how to do it, how to impress him! ‘Cause I’m a tough lady, not even knowing how to dress but also how to solve a problem! So I’m dressed to kill. He’ll have to pull his socks up! I said to myself ‘Don’t be scared … Maybe it’s the best thing that could happen.’ I adjusted my flower hair-band, tried to get the dirt out of my skirt and moved on holding my head up high. Far back I could guess Nicks’ cottage, dark and blood-curdling as himself. (…) To be continued …

 

 

 
Shop it: Konplott gun necklace with naked enamal lady: konplott.com, 2 years old skirt by Juicy Couture www.juicycouture.com and top by mango www.mango.com, Hippie flower hair-band found in Formentera, skull rings found in a cool vintage shop in germany, boots by TANGO GmbH.

Look into my private jewel box ♛

Have a look into my private jewel box sweethearts! These are my recent super fashionable finds of the month! Great jewelry doesn’t have to be expensive! See for yourself! The beautiful cross necklaces by mango for a very up-to-date dark glam rock look really look like a luxurious vintage treasure! I love them because I love crosses. They are perfect for this fall/winter season with long black dresses with a little lucency but also a great match with black leather or jeans. The awesome rhinestone and glass necklace by zara looks exactly like one of my mums’ very precious antique necklets and will be just the perfect jewelry for the new 50s and 60s look in pastel light and bright colors. I love both earrings I’ve found at Accessorize, the beautiful gold rose feather earrings for a tender look and the white snake hoops for a sexy and strong animal look. The snake seems to be alive with its green rhinestone eyes. Gold will be an important color story this season so you’ll love the luxurious and unique looking ring by H & M. I’m a big fan of contrasts as you know. Therefore I love the golden spikes necklace I’ve found at a cool shop in Germany. Unfortunately I don’t know the name of the label but I know you’ll find similar pieces at asos online. All these gorgeous jewelry will make each of your daily outfits look very fashionable and new. The only problem is that it’s really difficult to decide which of these pieces to wear first.

Shop it: Zara rhinestone & glass necklace: zara.com, H & M ring: hm.com.de, Accessorize golden feather earrings: de.accessorize.com, Accessorize snake hoops: de.accessorize.com

High Heal your Soul

How are you today sweethearts? Fine? I know something, which will make you feel better or even great! You just have to close your eyes, relax and start to dream a little bit. There’s something, which fascinates nearly every woman and will quicken her pulse. Yeeees, high heels! To make you dream, I opened my eyes and looked for the most recent and gorgeous high heels in nearly every color. Look at these awesome shoes by Alexander McQueen, Brian Atwood, Christian Louboutin, Jimmy Choo, Charlotte Olympia, Giuseppe Zanotti and Nicholas Kirkwood. They will (high) heal your soul!

Pictures/Shop it: Alexander McQueen Lace-up snake sandals: net-a-porter.com, Charlotte Olympia Polly calf hair and patent-leather pumps: net-a-porter.com, Brian Atwood Maniac studded nappa leather pumps: net-a-porter.com, Christian Louboutin Alti 140 spiked patent-leather pumps: net-a-porter.com, Christian Louboutin Boulimina 120 glittered leather slingbacks: net-a-porter.com, Jimmy Choo Greta lamé-covered suede sandals : net-a-porter.com, Christian Louboutin Daffodile 160 crystal-embellished suede pumps: net-a-porter.com, Giuseppe Zanotti Cutout suede platform ankle boots: net-a-porter.com, Brian Atwood Hamper elaphe platform pumps: net-a-porter.com, Alexander McQueen Skull-embellished suede pumps: net-a-porter.com, Nicholas Kirkwood Leather and watersnake platform pumps: net-a-porter.com

Yummy! Get some sweet Caramel!

Do you like sweets? Oh I really love them! Here I have some delicious caramel for you. And you will keep in shape! How does it work? These are some awesome new fashion must have pieces! I love these gorgeous caramel runway looks by Plein Sud! So sexy! Scrumptious! The Rita leather jacket by Acne will make you look very cool and fashionable. Famous It Girls like Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Alison Mosshart and Sheila Márquez all wear the new caramel leather jackets by Acne, Ann Demeulemeester, Isabel Marant and others. Don’t miss this huge trend! I also love caramel boots like these by Acne or Chloé. They always are stylish and elegant and they have this adorable 70s look. Wear the PS1 Extra Large leather travel bag by Proenza Schouler cross-body over a sleek black blazer and textured mini for It-girl inspired glamour. The luxurious sunglasses by Trussardi will put some glam to your look. Yummy!

Pictures/Shop it: Plein Sud runway looks: pleinsud.com, Acne Rita leather jacket: fashionfinder.asos.com, Tibi Draped crepe dress: net-a-porter.com, Proenza Schouler PS1 Extra Large leather travel bag: net-a-porter.com, Trussardi sunglasses: trussardi.com, Acne Pistol leather ankle boots: net-a-porter.com, Chloé Mid-calf leather boots: net-a-porter.com

Sexy Red

There really is no other color than red which is so hot, sexy and powerful, the embodiment of femaleness, intensity and seduction. So it’s not surprising that red is one of the color trends in 2012 and also will be in 2013. It always will be fashionable. The two different pairs of highheels by Charlotte Olympia I chose for you are absolutely awesome! With gold red becomes even more glamourous and luxurious. The sandals with the cheetah-head really are statement-shoes and match great with the safari trend this season. I adore red dresses as I wear one gorgeous one by Laurèl myself. With red gowns like the one by Valentino, Hervé Léger or Oscar de la Renta you will make a lasting impression at your next evening event. On all runways red is an important trend also for spring summer 2013. This color will make you look special like a real lady no matter which red tone you choose.

When in doubt wear red.
(Bill Blass)

Pictures/Shop it: Laurèl red dress: laurel.de, Valentino Silk-cady gown: net-a-porter.com, Hervé Léger Notched bandage dress: net-a-porter.com, Oscar de la Renta Ruffled wool-crepe dress: net-a-porter.com, Michael Kors Samantha stretch wool-blend pants: net-a-porter.com, DKNY Ruffled stretch-silk blouse: net-a-porter.com, Aurélie Bidermann Aphrodite enameled 18-karat gold ring: net-a-porter.com, Gucci 1973 leather shoulder bag: net-a-porter.com, Charlotte Olympia Big Kiss leather lips clutch: net-a-porter.com, Charlotte Olympia Bruce crepe-covered leather sandals: net-a-porter.com, Charlotte Olympia Dolly suede platform pumps: net-a-porter.com,

I ❤ rose gold

As long as I can remember I ❤ rose gold in all shades. It’s really perfect that this color is a huge trend in 2012! Jewelry and accessories in copper nuances look especially beautiful to pale skin. This must be the color fairies, elves and tender beauties wear. Rose gold is strong, glamourous but less flashy then yellow gold. It doesn’t matter if it’s real or just costume jewelry. The effect is the same. Here are some of my recent favorites. Oh how I would like to have this breath taking iPhone 4 Diamond Rose, the most expensive iPhone studded with 500 flawless diamonds which total over 100 carat! It is limited and was designed by the Brit Stuart Hughes: It is absolutely not affordable! No, unfortunately not! Unless you are the daughter of a very rich sheik. But I think you’ll find something similar on the market, which a standard mortal can buy. Now then it’s up to you to make it look the most expensive phone. Probably the stila kitten glitter eye liner with shades of rose gold will help you.

Pictures/Shop it: Diane Kordas Cross 18-karat rose gold diamond ring: net-a-porter.com, Oscar de la Renta Rose gold-plated necklace: net-a-porter.com, Larkspur & Hawk Lily 22-karat rose gold-dipped topaz drop earrings: net-a-porter.com, Alexander McQueen Swarovski crystal skull and claw ring: net-a-porter.com, Eddie Borgo Hinged rose gold-plated crystal ring: net-a-porter.com, asos spike bracelet: asos.de, Michael Kors watch: michaelkors.com, stila cosmetics kitten glitter eye liner: stilacosmetics.com, Stuart Hughes iPhone 4 Diamond Rose: 91mobiles.com

Trend to go

These are my recent trend favorites, real summer must-haves! You really need a maxiskirt this season and some print jeans like these ones with a landscape print by Mother. Just wear a basic shirt with it like the Classic racer-back jersey tank by T By Alexander Wang and you will look very up-to-date. I really love this midiskirt with bird print by Jil Sander. With a simple blouse you get a very classy stylish look. I know that it will probably take some time to get used to wedged sneakers for example like these by Blink by Bronx or the famous ones by Isabel Marant. But if you try them you’ll love them, because they are comfortable and fashionable at the same time and you’ll have the long long legs you’re longing for. If you don’t like them or if you want to look more elegant or romantic take some classic flower wedges like these by Karen Millen. If you wear the gorgeous print fashion with a simple white shirt or blouse you’ll need a cool necklace to pimp your look. I love the necklaces by H&M, ’cause they are ultramodern and you don’t have to spend much money to look sassy. Last but not least you need a bag which will upgrade your look. Take a shoulder bag like this awesome one by Mulberry and if you will be completely fashionable put the chain shoulder strap around your wrist like a bracelet. That’s it! Now you’re a fashionista.

Pictures/Shop it: 10 Crosby Derek Lam Maxiskirt: shopbop.com, Jil Sander skirt: mytheresa.com, T by Alexander Wang Classic racer-back jersey tank: net-a-porter.com, Blink by Bronx Sneakers: mirapodo.de, Karen Millen Wedges: shopstyle.de, Mother The looker mid-rise skinny jeans: mytheresa.com, Mulberry Lily metallic snake-effect suede shoulder bag: net-a-porter.com, H&M skull necklace: hm.com; H&M golden necklace: hm.com

Nothing but Flowers ✿ ❁ ❀

When I look at all these awesome flower & botanical prints as seen on all runways I can smell them! Gardenia, orchid, rose, lily, dahlia, lilac, lily of the valley, viola and so many more. Wearing these beautiful dresses, skirts and pants means to be imbedded in a bed of beautiful flowers in all colors and shapes the nature created them. As we know each flower brings a smile on your face. So why not keep smiling all the time with designer pieces by Alice + Olivia, Mary Katrantzou, Collette Dinnigan, Goldsign, Roberto Cavalli, Christian Louboutin and others? Flowers are feminine, romantic, boho and lady like and they’ll look gorgeous on each summer & cocktail party. Don’t forget to put some flower accessories into your hair and buy yourself some breathtaking bouquet of flowers with smile guaranty to bring the beauty and scent of nature into your sweet home. At least take a luxe gardenia milk bath by Margarita Bloom and inhale the Divine Gardenia scent.

Pictures/Shop it: Alice + Olivia Robin printed silk crepe de chine maxi dress: net-a-porter.com, Collette by Collette Dinnigan Floral-print silk-satin dress: net-a-porter.com, Mary Katrantzou Color-block floral-print silk-satin dress: net-a-porter.com, Erdem Ez pleated chiffon skirt: net-a-porter.com, Goldsign Virtual printed cropped high-rise skinny jeans: net-a-porter.com, Ann Christine flowerpants: ann-christine.de, Zara flower skirt: zara.com, Christian Louboutin Mini Loubi Lula printed silk-twill frame clutch: net-a-porter.com, Roberto Cavalli Acetate flower-appliquéd leather sandals: net-a-porter.com, Illesteva Leonard round-frame acetate sunglasses: net-a-porter.com, Alex Monroe 22-karat gold-plated swallow and leaf ring: net-a-porter.com, Alex Monroe 22-karat gold-plated ruby flower earrings: net-a-porter.com, asos River Island hair ribbon: asos.de, Margarita Bloom Exotic Retro Goddess Gardenia Milk & Butter Soak: margarita-bloom.com

Looking like a 50s moviestar ✰

Remember moviestars like Jayne Mansfield, Audrey Hepburn, Brigitte Bardot, Sophia Loren or the legendary Marilyn Monroe. You wanna know why they are so unforgetable and so incredibly sexy? They simply had it all! They were sexy, fashionable, sophisticated and elegant at the same time. They represented sexappeal and glamour in one person. They were real ladies with pure style! Yes! In the 50s young ladies stopped looking like their mothers. They started to wear tight waists and wide skirts. Colorful patterns and a youthful elegance brought glamour into the fashion world. After decades of destroyed looks, punk and rock, todays girls and women are also longing for more style and elegance. They want to be ladylike with all the romance, optimism and easiness. They want to play with fashion and play different roles down to their whim. Various designers recreated this glamourous 50s style. There are so many beautiful fashion and jewelry retro pieces that it wasn’t easy for me to choose. So I decided to pick some awesome things predominantly in green and light blue colors. I hope you like my favorites! Now start to be a real lady and remember:

✰ The only real elegance is in the mind; if you’ve got that, the rest really comes from it. ✰
(Diana Vreeland)


Pictures/Shop it: mint & berry skirt: zalando.de, H&M bikini: hm.com, Ray-Ban Cat eye acetate sunglasses: net-a-porter.com, D&G Layered tulle dress: net-a-porter.com, Stella McCartney Faux patent-leather slingbacks: net-a-porter.com, Sugarhill Boutique Kissing Swans Shift Dress: sugarhillboutique.com, asos flowerdesign earrings: asos.de, Topshop Bluebell Embroidered Prom Dress: topshop.com, Jil Sander patent-leather clutch: net-a-porter.com, punkypins retrocar necklace: punkypins.co.uk

Urban Chic – The Coolest Stuff


You know I need to change style from time to time, sometimes from day to day. I love to play with fashion. It’s summer time and I wear all these bright colorful flashy things. Pink, yellow, green, orange make my day. But colors depend on my daily mood. So today I love cool, mostly black and understated stuff. Here are my favorites for instant urban-chic: Two cool black leather dresses by Neil Barrett and The Row, absolutely phat shirts by Fame On You which will look awesome with some black leather pants or denim and a loose-knit cotton-blend sweater, which will be understated but fashionable with a maxi skirt and boots. I really adore the accessories and jewelry by Zadig & Voltaire I chose for this urban style. The clutches with stars or skulls in an used look always match great with black leather or denim and will change every elegant piece of fashion into an edgy, gloomy and cool but casual outfit. I love the skull bracelet babylone jonc! To complete the urban look you need some urbanears. I chose the Plattan Quilted with a padded headband and comfortable ear cushions wrapped in an all-over quilted stitching. And restyle your iphone with some stylish Karl profile-print iPhone 4G case by Karl Lagerfeld to pay homage to the designer. Last but not least pimp your Macbook with one of these awesome and funny stickers by Stick with me Baby. Put some creativity and fun on your Mac to express yourself. I love to feel comfortable with style and a cool, sophisticated look. So I love all this all-in-one urban stuff with a hint of trash-meets-chic pieces. It reflects my gamut of emotions and personality traits. So don’t dare to think you know me just because you recognize my look of the moment. It’s just my mood of the moment, one part of me, one sign of my soul.

Pictures/Shop it: The Row Risting ruched leather dress: net-a-porter.com, Neil Barrett Black Banded Dress With Shoulder Pads: stylebop.com, J Brand Martha loose-knit cotton-blend sweater: net-a-porter.com, Fame On You shirts: fameonyou-store.com, Zadig & Voltaire Bracelet babylone jonc: zadig-et-voltaire.com, Zadig & Voltaire Small Purse Etoile: zadig-et-voltaire.com, Zadig & Voltaire clutch etoile: zadig-et-voltaire.com, Stick with me baby macbook sticks: stickwithmebaby.com, Urbanears Plattan headphones: urbanears.com, Karl Printed iPhone 4G case: net-a-porter.com,

My Treasure Of The Sea ☼

I’m back from vacation! Now I’ll post new blog posts for you again minimum once a week. I really love the sea and the beach. So I brought a wonderful treasure of the sea with me. These awesome pieces of jewelry make me feel like a mermaid. The beautiful golden colored coral necklace by BCBGMAXAZRIA looks so luxurious! I love it! And my favorite piece really is this ring by Saks Fith Avenue! If you look at this ring it’s like looking into the sea, so clear that you can see the sandy ground with starfishes, corals and a pastel colored fish. The yellow coral necklace by Anthropologie is a handcrafted and unique piece of jewelry which I love especially because of its color. And the coral earrings also by the same manufacturer are a great match with all my favorite dresses in the same color. They look the most beautiful with hair wear open. So I look into my ring and dream of the deep sea with all the colorful fishes and other creatures of the ocean.

Pictures/Shop it: golden colored coral necklace by BCBGMAXAZRIA: bcbg.com, ring by Saks Fifth Avenue: saksfifthavenue.com, yellow coral necklace and coral earrings by Anthropologie: anthropologie.eu

Hippie Love ☮ ♡

As you know I really love all this hippie style and feeling! So hippie fashion and accessories are a must have for me each summer! I collected some of my brandnew favorites to inspire you. In my opinion crocheted shorts and vests really make the 70s flower power look such as maxi flower and print skirts. Put some cool peace and love tops or tunics on, cool canvas wedge espadrilles, a hair ribbon and lots of hippie bracelets. At least decorate your hair with flowers or put a daisy necklace around your neck and go outside to get the first spring shafts of sunlight. Enjoy nature and spread some love! I’ll do so and will be back middle of may with a new blog post.

Pictures/Shop it: Emilio Pucci Printed silk-charmeuse maxi skirt: net-a-porter.com, Anna Sui Floral crochet tunic: net-a-porter.com, Anya Hindmarch Ipanema straw and raffia oversized clutch: net-a-porter.com, See by Chloé Woven canvas wedge espadrilles: net-a-porter.com, Chan Luu 14-karat gold-vermeil teardrop earrings: net-a-porter.com, H&M love top: hm.com, H&M crocheted shorts: hm.com, Ksubi Alberceque cut-off denim shorts: net-a-porter.com, One Vintage Camilla tunic: net-a-porter.com, Deepa Gurnani Chain String Gold: jades24.com, Fourth Dimension FDA Plaqué Or peace bracelet: fda-online.de, Fourth Dimension FDA peace key ring: fda-online.de, Fourth Dimension FDA Home brand sun & star bracelet: fda-online.de

Walking on a Flowerbed ❀

Close your eyes … Imagine a never-ending varicolored field of flowers, yellow, orange, pink, abricot flowers in all shapes. Take a deep breath and feel the soft blossoms under your feet, like velvet and silk, walking slowly on the soft flower-bed. Visualize this feeling and these colors morph into beautiful, colorful, awesome shoes, highheels, wedges, sandals and ballet flats. Mmmmmhhhh …. enjoy this imagination like I do, smell the flavor of all kinds of flowers, let the colors heal your soul.

Pictures/Shop it: Miu Miu Metallic-trimmed wedge sandals: net-a-porter.com, Mulberry Patent-leather wedge sandals: net-a-porter.com, Jimmy Choo Polar tropical-print espadrille wedges: net-a-porter.com, Jimmy Choo Pearl striped leather and suede platform wedges: net-a-porter.com, Christian Louboutin Djaldos 120 leather and suede wedge sandals: net-a-porter.com, Brian Atwood Alima neon patent-leather pumps: net-a-porter.com, Brian Atwood Maniac leather platform pumps: net-a-porter.com, Stella McCartney Perspex-heeled two-tone satin sandals: net-a-porter.com, Repetto BB textured-leather ballet flats: net-a-porter.com, Belle Sigerson Morrison Andromeda laser-cut patent-leather ballet flats: net-a-porter.com, Jimmy Choo Bergen patent-leather wedge pumps: net-a-porter.com, Miu Miu Suede pumps: net-a-porter.com

Tender & Gracile as the White Swan

There was a girl, motivated by music, dancing for her life, longing for deep emotions. Intensive feelings, disruption between the good and the dark side. If she had to choose, which rose would she take? The red or the black one? What would she like to be? The White or the Black Swan? Millions of thoughts came into her mind. Romantic, soft, pastel colored pictures, but also dark, heavy and melancholic ones. But then she recognized beautiful nude- and rose-colored flowers and things, bringing tenderness and warmth into her dark soul. She decided to be the White Swan, the luminous creature with all its elegance and grace … the peace within, light like a feather.

Pictures/Shop it: Nina Ricci runway look violet dress: redcarpet-fashionawards.com, Calvin Klein runway look pout silk crepes/viscose pleated panel slip dress: calvinkleininc.com, Erin Fetherston violet pleated dress: instyle.com, Isabel Lu pleated shorts: instyle.com, Ann Taylor Pullover: instyle.com, By Malene Birger Addina belted georgette shorts: net-a-porter.com, One Vintage lavern dress: net-a-porter.com, Larkspur & Hawk Prong 22-karat rose gold-dipped topaz drop earrings: net-a-porter.com, Miu Miu Patent-leather sandals: net-a-porter.com, Diane von Furstenberg Tonda watersnake box clutch: net-a-porter.com, Tibi Pleated silk-chiffon maxi skirt: net-a-porter.com, Valentino Bow satin clutch: net-a-porter.com, Roberto Cavalli Cutout headband: net-a-porter.com, essie nailpolish ballet slippers – award-winning , best-selling classic pale pink with a sheer finish: essie.com, Natalie Portmann The Black Swan dancing picture: celeb.com, Natalie Portman The Black Swan portrait: makeuptagg.com

If I were the Easter Bunny … ❀

Yes, if I were the Easter Bunny … I would make the easter days glamorous and luxurious!

❀ with retro vintage beauty skincare by Margarita Bloom
❀ with golden ester eggs
❀ with easter decoration in fashionable pastels
❀ with beautiful cup cakes & cakes by Madame Miammiam
❀ with cute easter bottle decor
❀ with awesome easter egg vases
❀ with gorgeous pastel colored paper flower easter eggs
❀ & with the biggest luxury: A relaxing time with all our loved ones.


HAPPY EASTER TO YOU!

Pictures/Shop it: Margarita Bloom retro vintage beauty & skincare: margarita-bloom.com, Madame Miammiam Cupcakes and Cakes: madamemiammiam.de, Golden Easter Eggs: styleathome.com, Four pastel blue and yellow Easter Decoration Ideas: athome.kimvallee.com, Sweet Easter Bottle Decor: luxinteriordesigns.com, Easter Egg Vase: bhg.com, Paper Flower Easter Eggs: stylist.com