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.

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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.

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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:

 

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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?

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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.)

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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.

 

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Been wondering what’s inside that trolley? There you go 😀

 

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Did I mention that the shoes have a PINK lining? 😀

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Does anyone recognize the pink jacket? 🙂 And unwillingly… a preview of one of the next looks 🙂

 

6 Comments on Jealousy is the green-eyed monster

  1. Ari76
    May 5, 2014 at 5:40 am (3 years ago)

    Le scarpe in valigia con i vestiti sei un po’ sciocca

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    • Lilly
      May 5, 2014 at 10:11 am (3 years ago)

      Ma credo sia stato fatto solo per mostrarle nella foto!

      ps: Bellissime!

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  2. Jenny
    May 5, 2014 at 1:15 pm (3 years ago)

    I have never heard of that designer before, where can I purchase her shoes? They’re perfect!

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    • ladyviolante
      May 6, 2014 at 9:34 am (3 years ago)

      Oscar Tiye can be bought online, Antonioli use to have them and Luisaviaroma too. Go to their website for more accurate info! They are gorgeous, you will not regret them 😉

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  3. Hedgwin99
    May 5, 2014 at 1:52 pm (3 years ago)

    Bravo!! I love your couple lines in the “about” section! Keep up the great photos and blog entries!

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    • ladyviolante
      May 6, 2014 at 9:35 am (3 years ago)

      Thank you very much – I was aiming to keep it short 😀

      Reply

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