lunedì 25 agosto 2014

Oh you pretty things

During my recent trips I came across some really unique items, not only in shops but also in markets, or simply on the streets. 

Walking around Carnaby Street in London I was totally drowned to this shop (shout out to all Irregular Choice lovers). No need to say I had to take some pictures for you, and a pair of sunglasses for myself ;)

"Look! A unicorn! It's picture time!"

And just to stay in topic with friendly creatures, I saw this book near Soho and woah, the illustrations are sooooo cool!! Check it out if you like steampunk, anything victorian, and surreal situations.

Soho Square is a pretty fun place to hang out... Even the street signs are having a blast! The first time I've seen similar ones was in Florence and I thought it was an unique thing... Am I being naive again?

Oh yeah, the white sky of England. I nearly forgot about that after one year back to Italy. But there's a remedy to improve the mood: "Fancy a glass on wine? Literally."

Camden Town, thanks for creating needs existing!

PS: we had to get a Joy Division t-shirt there because of reasons

I admit that I wanted to change my outfit after Camden before stepping into Harrods... That place is a lot fancier than what I could remember. Also it is very very easy to spot the buyers from the casual tourists. My whole outfit-change idea was sort of a fail anyway haha! 

I fell in love with these tea cups in a golden bird cage <3

We reached the end of this post, and I want to leave you with the picture of a giant blue cock rooster!

Please, no need to thank me <3

giovedì 21 agosto 2014

About wall art

Eventually I had to go back home, but this time I'd like to show you something a bit different from the gold excess of Versailles and the pastel perfection of Ladurée. I'm talking about London wall art.

London is a city that I associate with the colour 'red': full of passions and life, always awake, always in motion, a melting pot of cultures and interests, where people can express themselves as they wish and happily spend all their money shopping!!

*heavy rain and hail intermission*

That's all for now, I'll be posting more pics of other strange things soon!! ;) 

venerdì 15 agosto 2014

A girl should be two things: classy and fabulous

When it comes to perfect pairs, I think Chanel got it right: classy and fabulous.
That's everything a girl needs (plus a sprinkle of intelligence I'd say)!

Don't trust magazines that tell you which dresses you have to wear and what size you should be, also eyeshadow palettes are meant to be mixed and matched, and if one day you feel like eating zucchini with nutella... go for it!

lunedì 11 agosto 2014

Life is too short to wear boring clothes

As you read this I'll be in London, being a tourist... but with eccentric clothes! *trying to fit in, you know* haha
Let's see if Camden Town changed since my last visit four years ago, oh, I will say hi to the Queen and Geooooorge for you ;)

Source Tumblr

Well then, cheerio ol' chap.

giovedì 7 agosto 2014

About a dualistic city

I came back from Berlin a while ago, but it took me some time to put my thoughts in words. I was well aware the war and the wall didn't do Berlin any good, and the population had only 20 years to rebuild and restart but the problem is they couldn't restart from scratch, obviously! 

Berlin's Victory watching over Paris (Square) until the end of time. Poor Paris.

They have History *with capital H* on their shoulders so they cannot forget nor forgive, but at the same time they have to move on and find their direction in the modern world while keeping in mind what they're sadly famous for, and not underestimating the amount of people who suffered and died in the past.
Do you see the catch? This is what Hegel would call 'Aufhebung', a word with contradictory meanings including "to lift up" and "to abolish" but also "to preserve". 

Anyway, watching the pictures I took walking around the city I noticed this dualism was well visible in the ancient buildings, cranes, skyscrapers... 

Do you see what I was talking about? Have you ever been to Berlin or another city where you noticed the same struggle? Maybe you didn't notice it at all and it's all in my head!

domenica 3 agosto 2014

The Sunshine (or lack thereof) Award

Today is a pretty boring sunday so why not catch up with some tags? I've been nominated for this Sunshine Award by Jess, she's one of the first bloggers I followed back when I was still in England so you should totally click here and read her blog!! 

As usual, let me start with...
The Rules:
- You have to post a picture of the Sunshine award in the blog post. 
- Post 11 random facts about yourself.
- Answer the 11 questions from the blogger who nominated you.
- Nominate 11 wonderful bloggers.
- Write 11 questions for them to answer.
- Let the bloggers you nominated know you have nominated them.

I'm afraid 11 random facts about myself would become a long boring list, so I'll go for 11 of my favourite books. Good deal? I thought so ;)
Of course Haunted, by Chuck Palahniuk had to be the first of the list, for various reasons <3


Not any less 'weird' than Haunted! Very recommended if you are into these kind of novels!

I do enjoy some easy readings aswell

Apparently these collections of stories have never been translated in other languages...

Probably the most delicate and tender stories I've ever read...

To conclude the list: the book I'm currently reading and enjoying

My 11 answers to Jess' questions:
- Favourite part of your room?
Everything! Now that it went through a complete make-over there's nothing I don't like.

- Favourite artist?
It's a bit vague, hence I'll say David Bowie! He covered about all aspects of art.

- Thing you own the most of?
Just today I was noticing how I have almost as many kinds of tea as blushers... 

- What is the one thing you wish you could do better?
I wish I could decorate cupcakes better :/

- Favourite possession?
I could never pick only one thing.

- Favourite smell?
Fragrances pour homme.

- Something you're addicted to?
I'm not addicted to anything... ok, maybe Tumblr.

- Favourite TV show?
The Gilmore Girls *cough cough*

- Last holiday?
Berlin!! I came back a few days ago. Expect a post about it soon :P

My 11 nominations:
Another girly blog
Asia Jade
Glitters n love
Touch of Belle
Back home again

My senses come to life
Marshmellow's diary

Dream. Live. Repeat.
Hello Gutentag
The life of Sian M

I decided to nominate you because you still participate actively to the BloggerChallenge making it an enjoyable experience and something to look forward to every 2 weeks :) Thank you!

My 11 questions for you:

-Do you have any recurrent dream?
-Something that reminds you of your childhood.

-Favourite pizza topping?
-Lipstick or nail polish?
-Most hated food?
-Do you still listen to the bands/singers you liked when you were younger?
-A piece of art that best describes you.

-What's the next place you will visit on holiday?
-Celebrity crush?

-Do you miss anyone right now?
-Tell us a joke ;)