Friday 28 February 2014

A day by the lake

Sometimes I forget how lucky I am living here, surrounded by wonderful lakes, mountains and so close to Italy.
That is where I took these photos , feeling truly blessed.

Sweater: ZARA

Thursday 27 February 2014

Clinique Repairwear Laser Focus Wrinkle Correcting Eye Cream

First of all I like to start by saying  that I do not have wrinkles, however recently I did notice some fine lines appearing on the corner of my eyes.
For this reason I have decided to start using Clinique RW Laser Focus Wrinkle Correcting Cream.
I have been using this cream regurarly for over 4 weeks now and I must say I have noticed visible improvements on my fine lines.
I have been applying it twice a day morning and night.
It applies easily and you really only need a small amount for each use so a jar will last you quite a while.
The cream is fragrance free so the cream did not cause me any irrations like some other creams previously did, on the other hand it leaves my skin around the eyes feeling soft and hydrated.
The make up is not affected at all, I apply it before my concealer , and it leaves no residue at all.
I have read reviews about the cream leaving white residue but for me this was not the case, maybe it is just a case of putting too much product on.
I think my eyes look so good now and will definetely keep using it!!

Kiehl's Lip Balm no.1

I was so curious to try this famous Kiehl's no.1 lipbalm because my lips in winter get really dry.
This lipbalm really works a treat for my dry lips and it does last a long time.
It applies easily and it is not greasy at all. I also find it gives a nice sheer to my lips.
I have also tried to use it before putting my lipsticks on, and I think it gives me a nice glossy look!
I think this lipbalm definetely lives up to its reputation and would highly recommend it.

My OOTD for the Bally AW14 Presentation in Milan

Hat: H&M
Skirt: ZARA
Ankle boots: RIVER ISLAND

Wednesday 26 February 2014

BALLY Autumn / Winter 2014 Women's Collection

I had the pleasure to be invited to Bally AW 2014 Women's Collection presentation in Milan during Fashionweek.
Bally is a brand with such a rich heritage , is 162 years old and has become the leading Swiss luxury accessory brand.

The luxury fashion house now has a new creative director: Pablo Coppola.
A graduate of Paris' Institut Francais de la Mode , he was head of accessories at Tom Ford and previoisly senior accessories designer at Alexander Mc Queen , Christian Dior , Burberry and Celine.
Certainly the new creative director has infused glamour and excitement and the products speak for themselves!
The three principles of Bally : Innovation, Functionality and Elegance as well as cutting-edge techniques and world-class craftmanship are all part of Bally's passion for perfection.
Details are never neglected: the punctuation of a brogue, the soft touch of a bag's  leather, the classic silhouette of a sartorial jacket, the elegant contour of a Bally heel.

BALLY AW14 Women's Collection has the sophisticated approach of a perfect wardrobe for the real woman.
The collection marks a clear new direction that redifines the brand's heritage.
This is a collection of confident, easy going silhouettes perfect for the modern woman!
A perfect shoe wardrobe is the key factor and Bally has a design for every need: from work to dinner, high luxe to off duty occasions.
The heel is stacked and rounded this season, matched with pointed or rounded toe in pumps , ankle boots and knie-high boots.
The finish is highly polished in shades of burgundy, military green and black.
Stiletto pumps are also in shades of stone and neon yellow.
Bags have clean lines, minimal hardware but contemporary heritage signatures.
The quality of the leather is superb!
Bally's updated crest motif , a reference to Switzerland's mountain peaks is embossed near the handles of the "Bloom" Bag.
The "Gentlewoman" Bag structured and square-shaped has a levelled angle on its base inspired by a century old Bally design detail of a Gentlemen's corner.
The  ready-to-wear is perfect for a modern dynamic woman.
Men's tailoring are found in the outerwear collection and suiting but proportions are precisely balanced: a shortened cashmere-bonded leather blouson, Prince of Wales black and white check coats are perfectly paired with wide-legged high-waist trousers and cashmere knits.
The predominant colours are Bally Red, navy, black, blush , military , stone  and citrus yellow.
The collection is ideal for the modern woman 's wardrobe made of ultra luxe separates that are fresh and authentic.

Monday 24 February 2014

My ootd for Milan Fashionweek - 23rd of February 2014

Pink Fluffy Jacket: H&M
No.5 pink top: Divided H&M
Trousers: OASIS