First of all, welcome!

As some of you who have been following me on Instagram already know, my name is Sandra and I am a Milan-based fashion lover.
This blog, which is to be my virtual home that I will share with readers all around the world, is the result of my own curiosity towards style, what defines it and how my own personality and wishes fit into the contemporary meaning of “fashionable”.

Lady Violante is what my friends call me, a fun nickname that simply stuck and has contributed to the idea of sharing my lifestyle, choices and all the fun stuff I get across with all those who will follow me!

If you are here and reading my “welcome” words, you like fashion / beauty / creativity, combined or each of them on their own. Every single day I get endless inspiration from my home city: Milan is special and will be heavily featured in my blog. It has been my home for over a decade now and never ceases to amaze me. I am also happy to say that here I have met lots of brilliant, creative people who have first encouraged me to break the limits of not fitting into the classical “fashion mould”, bringing my permanently smiling self out of my privacy, opening my life to strangers who share my interests and therefore opening myself to a world of possibilities.  To them, and you know who you are, I say “thank you” and “I love you”.

This is not going to be a classic fashion / luxury lifestyle blog; it will bring lots of pictures of a woman who is not a model, who does not work in fashion, but sure loves to play with it without ever losing her own identity. It will also provide my points of view, my favorite things, places, all the brilliant people I am lucky to meet and all the sparkly, lively things I get to see by living in an antique city with a modern soul, and also while I travel the world with eyes wide open.

Everyone is welcome to comment, encourage, share, or simply say hello, whether it is through the comments section or by emailing me directly.

The wait is over, it is time for a new beginning, and I’ll be happy to share it with you!


20 Comments on The beginning.

  1. @fashion_lawyer
    May 1, 2014 at 3:09 pm (4 years ago)

    Truly lovely to read you and learn more about who you are behind those beautiful clothes. Congratulations and all the success for the days to come! And, needless to say, you look like a million dollars in those dresses you posted. ❤️

    • ladyviolante
      May 1, 2014 at 4:02 pm (4 years ago)

      Dearest fashion lawyer, you have a special place in my petite coeur 🙂

  2. Mr ford
    May 1, 2014 at 3:23 pm (4 years ago)

    Finally online, so happy! Good luck my love, masallah!

    • ladyviolante
      May 1, 2014 at 4:10 pm (4 years ago)

      Love you back, Mr Ford <3

  3. Cecilia Teh
    May 1, 2014 at 3:58 pm (4 years ago)

    I adore all your dresses!

    • ladyviolante
      May 1, 2014 at 4:02 pm (4 years ago)

      Thank you, that is so kind 🙂

  4. ženica.A
    May 1, 2014 at 4:55 pm (4 years ago)

    Good luck lady ženica Violante! Happy you made it!
    Looking forward to see more photos and read more fashion stories!

    • ladyviolante
      May 1, 2014 at 5:34 pm (4 years ago)

      My dearest zenica A 😀 Love you very much!

  5. Lina
    May 1, 2014 at 6:09 pm (4 years ago)

    Dear lovley Sandra,
    until now I was just a secret admirer (no Insta-Account 😉 ), but now I take the chance to leave a comment as I enjoy your pics daily – truely addicted 🙂
    Your pictures are stunning, I adore how you dress. Everything you wear seems to be designed just for you. It is such a pleasure following you!
    By the way, if you ever want to make the Dirndl Collection come true, let me know and I invite you to the Oktoberfest for some ispiration ;).
    Love, Lina <3

    • ladyviolante
      May 1, 2014 at 6:19 pm (4 years ago)

      Dear Lina, thank you so much for your exquisitely kind words 😉 very very sweet! I am glad you find my style likable, I try to wear only things that make me feel good, and I think that is the key! It is my pleasure having such lovely followers 🙂
      As for the Dirndl, I might take you upon your offer, seriously! 😀

      • Lina
        May 1, 2014 at 6:38 pm (4 years ago)

        Please, feel free to 🙂 !

  6. DinaG
    May 1, 2014 at 7:36 pm (4 years ago)

    Wow! The website looks seriously cool, the styling and photos are fantastic. But then, who expected anything less from you! I very much look forward to following your life’s work Lady V!! Lots of love from UK

    • ladyviolante
      May 1, 2014 at 10:19 pm (4 years ago)

      Thank you my dear, much love to you and your boys from me!

  7. Axel de Chateau Thierry
    May 2, 2014 at 10:51 am (4 years ago)

    Dear Violante
    it was just a pleasure to meet you in Milan and hope to see you again. Hopefully also in St. Moritz or Capri.
    Lots of compliments about your website. Would be a great chance for exchange, to fashion lovers.
    All the best and great success for this unique idea and site to promote sophisticated styles, like seeing
    you in this great D&G Dresses. Thx for wonderful lunchtime in Martini Restaurant yesterday, spending with us.
    Best Regards
    Bert BvC

    • ladyviolante
      May 2, 2014 at 11:03 am (4 years ago)

      Dear Bert, the pleasure was all mine: having lunch with a kind gentleman is always nice for a lady. I will be delighted to come visit you and the store in Capri.
      Thank you for all of your lovely words, they have made me smile. All the best to you, S.V.

  8. Karin
    December 16, 2014 at 9:58 pm (3 years ago)

    Dear Sandra,
    You are such an amazing lady. I can’t stop watching all your fantastic picture! Especially your Chanel handbags which I dream to have it one day!
    Wish you all the best!
    Much love ❤️

    • ladyviolante
      January 26, 2015 at 9:31 am (3 years ago)

      Darling, these are such sweet words, I can only thank you! Much love to you too!

  9. silver lady
    January 17, 2015 at 11:39 am (3 years ago)

    Svaka cast,draga Sandra!
    Pamtim te kao djevojcicu,uvijek si bila posebna.
    Imas vjernog pratioca i veliku podrsku iz rodnog grada…koji,nazalost, vise nije grad kakvog ga mi pamtimo. Nadam se da cemo se sresti ovdje ili u Milanu nekad,jer bih voljela da se ispricamo.
    Zelim ti svu srecu svijeta,samo hrabro naprijed!
    Pozdrav iz Herceg Novog.

    • ladyviolante
      January 26, 2015 at 9:31 am (3 years ago)

      Kakvo iznenadjenje! Meni je ipak nas grad i dalje u srcu.
      Sa zadovoljstvom moze kafica 🙂 Pozdrav iz Milana!

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