Recently I fell in love with this vintage sundress that I bought last year from Pitti Vintage (one of my favourite vintage fashion shops)! I'm wearing it all the time... of course it helps that the weather has been really good! It's perfect to throw over a bikini on the beach, but I can't resist wearing it into town either. The dress was made in the sixties... fifty years later I wear it with pink glitter loafers and mirrored sunglasses to keep it from looking dated.
It seems that out of the blue... everybody is mad about Peru! In 2010 Antik Batik started the trend by making this beautiful little handbag (and by capturing their Autumn-Winter 2010/2011 collection in Peru); this year italian brand JFK designed a "Peruvian" inspired pair of a sandals.
And last but not least... Peruvian fashion photographer Mario Testino designed an exclusive capsule collection for MATE, his non-profit arts foundation. Twenty percent of the profits will be donated to Mate. All the items are to-die-for (and available through net-a-porter.com), so get your hands on them while you can!
Featured here... the best hats at Pitti Uomo! As most of you know, I love hats... so during the Pitti Uomo trade show in Florence it was a feast for my eyes! Everybody dresses up and that includes hats. Shown here among others famous street style photographers Karl Edwin Guerre and Nam.
Today I decided that I will post more brief blog posts, with photos that represent "La Dolce Vita" to me.... since I have so many photos just 'lying' there. It would be a waste not to show them to you. Enjoy!
Pictured here: chitarra con pomodoro fresco e basilico (fresh spaghetti with fresh tomatoes and basil) by Osteria Santo Spirito in Florence, Italy. Delicious!
Dlindolls is a lovely new brand on the fashion horizon. Their silhouette is classical and feminine; the fabrics are high quality; the details are sublime! But what else to expect from a brand "Made in Italy"? I'm a big fan!
The dresses can be worn during the day with a cardigan and ballet flats or kitten heels for a more romantic look... at night you can go all out and jazz them up with a pair of sexy high heels!
My Catch of the Day is this coloured brush by Italian brand Jäneke. I adore these colours!!! There are so fresh. It just screams summer, don't you think? The small handle makes it perfect for traveling. When I leave for my next trip, this brush will definitely be in my purse. (Ps. The fabric in the background is by Zara Home.)
Chocolate is on the top of the list of romantic gifts... right after red roses and lingerie... but this type of chocolate gives it a whole new meaning! "Pleased to meet you" or "Is it me you're looking for?" are easy ways to break the ice!!
Last week I had a great time in Delft during the annual Musouk festival! There was food, drinks, gadgets and music from all over the world... Cuba, Colombia, Greece, Italy, Iran, The Netherlands, you name it. I especially loved the Cuban band Adalberto Alvarez y sy son... they heated up the place by playing some amazing salsa!
Right after Adalberto, Dutch trumpet player Maite Hontele took over the stage!!! She is a big star in Colombia, playing salsa, son, cumbia, rumba and more. The crowd went crazy! It was a little piece of South America in The Netherlands.... too bad I didn't bring my dancing shoes (it didn't keep me from dancing some serious salsa though). Thank you Maite & friends for a wonderful afternoon; please come back soon!