I’ve never been a fun of green. Well, except for emeralds, anyway. The only green thing you could spot on me were my eyes… until this spring.
When it comes to Chanel bags, I am a jumbo girl: no medium for me, thank you very much. If I need someone to carry my excess items, it’s just not worth it. Also, I am reasonably tall, so I just get the feeling that a smaller bag will get “lost” on the outfit.
All that was valid until I found this little gem: a medium jersey flap, just the perfect shade of green, like a little Chanel emerald! I think I would not have bought it if it were a jumbo, too much of a color blast; this way it was gorgeous yet still delicate. And I will wear less stuff, or at least try to. It’s ladylike to wear just a lipstick and my phone, right?
When this shooting took place, it was a bright early March day, unbelievably hot for that season. So I couldn’t resist taking out a beautiful bargain I had ordered at JCrew a couple of weeks before: a green silk dress with a pleated skirt, one of those dresses that can be worn to work and easily accessorized up for a cocktail afterwards. JCrew for me is less ordinary than Zara, for example: the company doesn’t have branches in Italy so I resort to ordering online, and I think that the sizing is fairly generous so usually I get it right. If it’s #goodenough for Michelle Obama, I’m all in for it.
Are you wondering what’s the suitcase for? Well, shooting for a blog is THAT glamorous, you need to have your props with you, and let me tell you, those bags,shoes etc aren’t really feather-weight. So I make it fun by using this Anna dello Russo for H&M weird little thing that I have mixed feelings about: sometimes I am the first to laugh at it, and sometimes I find it adorable. However, does the trick and it’s really light, so I’ve been using it for weekends too with good results.
While I’m passionate about clothes, I am almost OCD about accessories. I swear, sometimes I can spend more time thinking about them than about the actual outfit. In this case, I went with Ek Thongprasert, the maker of silicone and Swarovski crystals statement necklaces:
And then, the shoes. I’m adamant: the shoes must be high quality, and I don’t care how many high street lovely designs I can see – I need to be comfortable and I want shoes that have a long life. That is what I found in the creations of a lovely friend of mine, the founder of Oscar Tiye – the only woman who could ever put me in python shoes. Yes ladies, I loath exotics: when I see a python bag I feel nothing, no joy, no wish of possession, and I won’t even go into other types of dead animals. Yes, I’m aware that leather shoes are also made of dead animals’ skin; still, exotics are off limits and a huge no-no.
But tell me: could I resist Tiffany blue python?
The 11 cm heel is unbelievably comfortable; I usually never wear more than 10 if I don’t wish to take them off under the table after half an hour of wearing. (this actually happened the night of my 30th birthday, with a pair of 120 Louboutins. All I’m gonna say is that I walked barefoot home.)
Also being a superstitious little madame here, I just love the scarab-logo underneath. I quote: “sacred symbol and bearer of happy events” – I know it’s silly, but hey, a girl needs all the luck she can get, no?
So, it was a Tiffany blue – emerald kind of mood.
Been wondering what’s inside that trolley? There you go 😀
Did I mention that the shoes have a PINK lining? 😀
Does anyone recognize the pink jacket? 🙂 And unwillingly… a preview of one of the next looks 🙂