Dress made to measure

Hello!

Thanks to the amazing connections and communities that you can build online, I came across the profile of this super inspirational woman, Betty, and her amazing business, named Betty Concept.

Betty’s idea is to create dresses, made to measure, for every occasions that also empower each woman to express her mood and personality. The idea behind is that the sizes should adapt to the real bodies of women not viceversa!

If you have a look at her dress collection, you can quickly understand that the style she proposes is unique, totally hand-made and sustainable so that you can keep the garment and wear it for long time. It is not a seasonable or some sort of standardized item, quite the opposite: every dress has its own personality!

How does it work? You select the dress you like and choose the color plus specify other things such as the type of sleeves or the lenght, then there is no need for you to pick a size, you place the order right away and when that’s done you’ll be contacted by Betty or her team to take some measurements (most of the time this process is done online via uploading pictures).

The website is in Italian only, but I have seen that Betty ships in many countries so I guess language should not be a barrier to choose the right dress for you and buy it , however if you live in Italy or have the chance to visit the country (when this pandemic will be over) you should definitely pop over to her atelier in Brescia to experience to try on more dresses and get also a personalized consultation.

Personally, I will give it a go with an online personalized consultation, hope you get inspired for your next dress purchase!

Eco Luxe Activewear

Hello! If you are looking into buy some stylish activewear from a sustainable brand, you should check Contur.

This British brand creates gym garments using Econyl yarn, which is made of recycled fishing nets and ocean plastic. As you can see browsing through their website the key principle is to promote body confidence and that is reflected into their collections which aim to empowers all women out there by enhancing their natural body curves. Personally I love the khaki and orange crop top and leggings, but honestly I find all these garments really stylish, cannot wait to wear it once gym reopens later this month!

If we talk ethics, (and we love to) Contur is committed to use materials which minimize the footprint on the environment such as repurposed nylons, ocean plastics and recycled cotton to create sustainable sports fabrics across all collections.

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Eco-friendly shoes to buy

Hello! If you are looking to buy sneakers shoes that are eco-friendly you should definitely take a look at this brand, ACBC.

ACBC, which stands for anything can be changed, is a pioneer in creating modular shoes that are also minimizing the impact on the environment by reducing a lot the CO2 emissions as part of their manufacturing process.

This Italian startup has created a modular concept where each shoes setup consists of one pair of the rubber soles, along with multiple sets of fabric uppers known as “skins.”

The beauty is that these two components simply zip together, so you can quickly swap one style of skin for another, depending on the mood of the day!

The different skins are made of bio-based materials derived from grapes, corn and pineapple among others, resulting in products which are claimed to be strong and breathable.

Recycling and circularity are also part of this company mission: for instance once the skins get worn out, their plastic zippers are cut off by the user, and they can be disposed for recycling purposes. In terms of circularity, once those soles wear out, users ship them back to ACBC stores, where they’re ground up and used in shock-absorbing flooring sheets used in children’s playgrounds!

As you can see in their e-shop, they provide both woman and man collections and the range of prices is moderate to expensive. On the costs topic, I have noticed that the shipping fee for EU country outside Italy is still quite high, 18 euro, but I am sure it will come down once the volume of sales orders will increase.

If you want to be green and still buy shoes which are nice and practical for many different purposes I think you should consider this brand.

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5 stylish face masks to wear

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Nowadays, when browsing through your social network accounts you can quickly realize that your news feed is literally invaded by mask selfies, and that would suggest masks will start to become fashion items, rather than merely functional. So let’s have a look at the 5 most stylish masks to buy during this pandemic.

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#1 Summersalt

#2 Tanya Taylor

#3 Prabal Gurung

#4 Collina Strada

#5 Green supply

Capri Sandals made exclusively for you!

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With the ongoing COVID pandemic that has put a toll on many small business, it is important now more then ever to recognize and preserve the authenticity and expertise of people working in local crafts.

As you know Italy is historically a center of excellence for many creations in fashion, and today I want to bring to your attention an Italian brand for sandals which is really an hidden gem!

I am talking about DEA Sandals, small growing brand that exports the concept of real “Caprese” sandals to the world: handmade, made with stitched leather, without glues or solvents, and made to measure.

All the creations are made entirely by hand and made to measure with a manufacturing process that the craftsmen of the island of Capri, near Naples in fron ot the enchanting Amalfi coast, have always handed down from generation to generation in compliance with a tradition that should be preserved.

If you browse in their e-shop, (Italian and English languages are supported), once you choose your favourite product, you will be guided through the selection of the size and the heel as part of your purchase process and then you’ll get the personalized sandals delivered to your home!

I cannot wait to get my Swarovsky multicolour sandals, hope you get inspired too!

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WFH? Check this activewear brand!

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As of today, many of us are still working from home to fight the spread of COVID-19 and being comfy but also confident is among the challenges that we fight everyday since we wake up!

During this pandemic, I have discovered this luxury workout clothing brand, Varley

I have been impressed by how stylish all the pieces of their collections are, ranging from leggings, sports bras, to sweatshirts and hoodies! All these items are very classy in my opinion, and super wearable on a daily basis to work remotely from home!

If you browse in their collections, you’ll realize Varley creates products with highly technical and innovative fabrics, yet preserving a great remarkable aesthetic!

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Obsessed with jeans?

Jeans are one of the items of clothing that women struggle with the most. What style suits? What shape? Ripped or classic? Cheap or expensive? People dread buying them and the vast range available make for a very daunting task at times.

Personally I would wear jeans h24, 7 days a week if I could, and except at night-time I’d say that I wear jeans almost every day as my job allows for it and sometimes even for a night out!

I have recently discovered this Portuguese brand, Salsa Jeans, and I have been impressed by the passion and dedication from this team of experts to create products that can suit all body types. They have a big range and you can really experiment a lot of shapes! Prices? they are not super cheap but affordable, in my opinion is better to invest a bit more money into garments which are pillars of our wardrobe, like jeans certainly are.

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Perfect party dress? Check this brand!

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ROTATE, this Copenaghen based brand launched in 2018 is the brainchild of Danish stylists and influencers, Jeanette Madsen and Thora Valdimars partnered with Birger Christensen.

I have literally fallen in love with all the garments I have seen from latest collection because I really feel those dresses impersonate perfectly the young woman modern, with a hectic lifestyle.

All the garments are characterized by a touch of extravagance that makes you feel special and able to stand out from the crowd, keeping a look at the wallet, because honestly not all of us can afford to pay crazy prices to dress up 🙂

The latest collection is a triumph of colors, pearls, sequins, and shine, all perfectly balanced for a modern girl who is romantic but also keen to leave a mark when she steps in the room!

Here below their website, they ship products worldwide and I have just attached few of the dresses I cannot wait to wear, so glamorous!

Hope you get some inspirations too!

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6 ideas for One piece swimsuits SS20

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I’ll talk about one of my favorite garments: the onepiece swimsuit.

I love the onepiece for its elegance and versatility. You can start wearing it as soon as the sun starts to go down, to enjoy the last hours on the beach but also to stretch long until the aperitif and, why not, for dinner. Basically you need to just add a pair of jeans or a skirt to transform it into the perfect bodysuit!

You’ll find some inspirations I have picked from 2020 collection in the gallery below, click on each link to know more about the brand and price, hope you’ll like it!

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My 10 golden rules – Part 2


Hello! Let’s see what are the remaining 5 rules for a perfect style in every occasion!

#6 Wardrobe’s pillars

There are some garments universally recognized as women’s wardrobe must-haves, they are iconic pieces that do not undergo fashions and act as a passepartout on the most varied occasions.

If we were to shape the concept of “chic” we would certainly think of a tailored blazer, a business suit, a black dress (a black sheath dress), a silk shirt or a pair of pumps with stiletto heels.

Put these pieces in your wardrobe and mix them with the current trends: the result is guaranteed!!!

#7 Take care of the lingerie

Even the underwear wants its part. To make us feel more beautiful and confident, it plays a really fundamental role.

Nothing exaggerated or too sexy, simplicity always pays-off: the important thing is that it is cared for and (possibly) coordinated. It is also known that, in recent seasons, lingerie is taking some revenge, being exposed to some extent in our outfits.

If you opt for this option, make sure that the underwear you decide to wear in plain sight is adequate: play with very refined silks and laces and try to balance the whole with soft and very chic allure garments.

#8 Choose quality fabrics

A stunning look requires quality, there is no doubt about it!

The temptation to give in to fast-fashion is always around the corner, and at times it is also allowed.

But be careful, a trained eye will certainly not miss the quality of the fabric you wear! Advice?

As far as possible, always focus on fine compositions, or in any case try to play on mix and match that also take into account the “fabric factor”, often underestimated.

Silk, satin and cashmere, but also linen and organic cottons have countless qualities: they hardly wear out, always give an optimal fitting and guarantee an extra gear to every outfit. Make sure to put some of these fabrics in the wardrobe and use them as a basis for your most refined outfits!

#9 Less is more

“Before going out, look in the mirror and get rid of something “, Mademoiselle Coco Chanel says.

A classy look does not need too many frills and “less is more” is undoubtedly one of the golden rules of “dressing well”, one of those to be printed and framed.

Giving in to the temptation to add an accessory or jewelry to the look is in fact very easy and much more frequent than imagined, but if we think about it, “too much” only risks creating confusion and removing harmony from the whole.

Always focus on clean lines and a few well-studied accessories!

#10 Don’t follow fashion slavishly

Last but not least, here is my last advice: following the trends of the moment is only good if it is done with common sense.

The ideal is to mix fashion with your own style and without forgetting your physical attributes, always finding the right compromise between your way of being and the proposals from the catwalks.

Remember that it will only be your very personal way of interpreting trends that will make you special for everyone, otherwise you will be “one of many”.

Before leaving home, therefore, always check that you have worn the most important item: your personality.

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