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February 27, 2013

The nude boots

From top left: suede heeled boots (Saint Laurent), faux leather boots (H&M), cut-out boots (Topshop), 
leather Pistol boots (Acne), off white boots (Giuseppe Zanotti), wedge boots (Zara)

What is a better transition piece to move from winter to spring than a pair of ankle boots in a nude color? Probably none, right ? These are my favorites, and one of them is on my wishlist !

How about you ?

xx Marta

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February 24, 2013

Sorel boots and the snowy Sunday

Duffle coat - Burberry
Sweater - Isabel Marant
Mint jeans - Zara
Boots - Sorel
Earmuffs - Ugg (similar here)

I admit, this is not the ouftit I wanted to wear today, but the unexpected snowfall made it impossible to wear a different pair of shoes or coat. I wanted Spring and a blue sky but all I got was yet another winter day. I still wore pastel jeans, hoping to feel more springy but to be honest I only felt more cold. The good thing is that the kids had a lot of fun with the sledge (and daddy too ^-^), all in all I did have a great Sunday.

I hope you did too !

xx Marta
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February 23, 2013

The camouflage espadrilles

Find them here

It was just a matter of time until Zara would come up with the perfect espadrilles for an affordable price. Here  they are, camouflage print, pony hair and visible seams. These are going in my shopping bag, now.

xx Marta
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February 20, 2013

2013 Trends - Ice blue

Givenchy SS13 Ready-to-wear (

An editorial in Harpers Bazaar, very convincing Givenchy silhouettes and Jessica's trousers were enough to make me obsess about the perfect pastel blue, or to give it a trendier name, ice blue. For the moment it's the only color I look for while virtual shopping (I said I was obsessed, right ?).

From top left: clutch (céline), crepe top (mango),  blazer (stella mccartney), 
draped trousers (3.1 phillip lim), shirt (zara), lace shorts (topshop)

There is probably not a thing in this selection which I would say no to, but to start with I think I'll fall for Mango's top. An ice blue top to wear with white trousers and crisp white shoes. Obviously.

xx Marta

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February 19, 2013

LFW - Burberry Prorsum Fall 2013 Ready-to-wear

Once again, the highlight of my (home spectator) London Fashion Week experience was the Burberry Prorsum collection. Christopher Bailey delivered once more a concentrate of eye-candy and this time a much more wearable collection (remember the pink metallic trench ?). Nothing utterly new (it wan't the first time we saw sheer fabrics although here we're talking about sheer latex; nor animal prints, stripes, kitten heels, reds, black & white, heart prints, etc), but everything worked. Christopher, you had me with the first trench...

How about you, following the Fashion Week craze ?

xx Marta

source: (full collection here)

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February 18, 2013

Matchy fur

Tee - Helmut Lang (similar here)
Jeans - J Brand
Jacket - Rachel Zoe (similar on ebay here)
Boots - Isabel Marant
Mini bag/clutch - Stella Mccartney

The traditional gray tee and a classic pair of dark blue J Brand jeans paired with my furriest boots and jacket made this outfit something that I could wear everyday. My (almost) new black faux-fur jacket turned out to be warmer and more versatile than expected. Now I just need the white version...

How about you, any favorite outfits for the moment ?

Have a great week !

xx Marta
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February 15, 2013

NYFW Fall Winter 2013 trends - The camel coat

Fall Winter 13/14 - Donna Karan, Derek Lam, Zac Posen, Altuzarra, 3.1 Phillip Lim (source:
Let me share with you one of my favorite trends spotted over the past week: the camel coat. Can a trend be more classic and simple ? I don't think so. Maybe it's time to invest in a classic long-lasting Max Mara camel coat...

Have a great weekend !

xx Marta
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February 13, 2013

The loose leather trousers

Leather trousers - Massimo Dutti
Cashmere turtleneck - Zara (old)
Sneakers - Isabel Marant (similar here)
Coat - H&M
Hermes bracelet 
Michael Kors watch

Sometimes it takes a few months to fulfill an obsession, and that's what happened with the slouchy leather trousers and yours truly. After a few failed attempts (wrong size, wrong fit, etc), I finally found what I had been looking for since the beginning of fall, on sale and for a good price. I still need to get rid of a few cms, they are still a bit too long for me, but besides that they're perfect.

How about you, will you be jumping on the slouchy leather trousers trend anytime soon ?

xx Marta

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February 11, 2013

FW 2013 - Altuzarra, Victoria Beckham and Alexander Wang

Altuzarra, Victoria Beckham, Alexander Wang FW 13 (

Difficult to ignore the fall/winter runway shows happening in New York as we speak if you're slightest interested in fashion. As for me I try not to pay too much attention to it, although I always have to take a peek to some of the big names. These three (not so different) collections were on the top of my "not to be missed" list, and yes, I was right about that ! Check out a few of my favorite outfits.
Fur boxing loves (uh...)
Alexander Wang, Altuzarra FW 13 (

Slit skirts

Altuzarra, Victoria Beckham FW 13 (

Shades of grey

Alexander Wang, Victoria Beckham FW 13 (

I loved the three collections, I would wear any of these looks right about now (okay, maybe except for the fur boxing gloves). I loved the blacks (lots of it !), the grays, the whites (I need a pair of white shoes, NOW !), the dresses over skinny trousers, the relaxed silhouettes, the black leather (yeah !), the pointy heels, the cropped trousers, etc. Well everything really, except for the furry arms ^-^.

Have a great and fashionable week !

xx Marta

Check the entire collections on

Alexander Wang
Victoria Beckham

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February 9, 2013

2013 Trends - Espadrilles

Aimee from Song of Style wearing her Chanel espadrilles in May 2012

If you're right in the middle of winter like me and if your daily shoes look more like Sorel boots than a pair of Havaianas then the thought of wearing espadrilles is very far to say the least. But a girl can dream about warmer days and summer shoes, right ?

Espadrilles are not really a new trend but this year there is no way you can escape from them, so my advice is: start preparing. You probably haven't missed the famous Chanel espadrilles seen all around on the blogosphere since a while back (on the girls who can afford them), but there are a thousand more alternatives to choose from. I'm myself more into the Valentino espadrilles than the Chanel (delicate lace on beach-style espadrilles, what is there not to like ?) but I will definitely not invest so much in a pair of beach shoes. Let's be honest, no matter how glamorous designers can make them look, that's what they are, beach shoes.

Here is my first selection, see for yourself and tell me what your favorite is !

From top left: leopard pony hair (Céline), red lace (Valentino), black lace (Valentino), zig-zag print (Missoni), ikat print (Soludos), dot print (little marcel), pastel blue (Havaianas), neon yellow (Stella Mccartney), neon pink (Stella Mccartney)

In the meantime, have a great weekend.

xx Marta
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February 7, 2013

Be my Valentine

From letf: gold heart beaded ring (etsy), diamond heart ring (Jennifer Meyer), love gold and diamonds ring (customise yours at Thea rings), heart necklace (Jennifer Zeuner), heart bracelet (Sophie by Sophie), heart studs earrings (Mint)

Valentine's day always brings out the best worst in me and this year is no exception. On top of trying to play Cupid as much as I can around me (with not much success I have to admit) this year I'm also craving for cheesy, very cheesy jewelry... .

What's your pick ?

xx Marta

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February 6, 2013

Hermès x Comme des Garçons

Source: Sophie Carrée

The unlikely combination of maison Hermès known for its classic and timeless chic, and the innovative and untamed spirit of the genius behind Comme Des Garçons, Rei Kawakubo, had to be something to talk about. I have always hesitated on getting myself a Hermès carré thinking that I would look too classic (and old) but this combo might convince me to finally become a lady...

The black and white scarves from this collection are currently exclusively available in Comme des Garçons stores, the colored ones are available at Dover Street Market since this morning.

My favorite is the check on classic print one (top middle), what is yours ?

xx Marta 
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February 5, 2013

Instagram Love - My month in pictures - January

4 seasons, 2 continents, 1 stunning wedding, some shopping and the discovery of a very effective skincare line (SK-II, I know I should go out more) sum up how much I enjoyed this first month of the year. Oh January, you were indeed quite spectacular, you have set the bar very high for the next coming months...

xx Marta
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February 4, 2013

The one and only Celine Luggage Mini in black

Céline Luggage Mini found at Céline, Sogo (HK)

Three weeks without a blog post, definitely my longest silent period since I started blogging over a year ago. Thank you so much for all your messages, it was nice to see that my absence was being felt on both sides <3. As I said to some of you, there was no particular reason for this, I just stopped when I left to Hong-Kong and the comeback was not as smooth as expected.

Now, back to what is really important... After searching for months and while in Honk-Kong, I finally found my Céline Luggage Mini bag. Usually Asian girls come to Europe to buy designer bags but well, I did exactly the opposite. On my defense when you live in a city where there is only one store selling Céline bags (Louise 54, a nice one by the way, but such a pity that their stock is so random) getting your own it is not an easy task. Trust me. Finding in Hong-Kong was strange but well, happy strange.

As some of you have asked me about this bag after I showed it on Instagram, let me quickly review it for you. The Céline Luggage Mini is heavy, not practical (it has no shoulder strap and you can only carry as a handbag) and too expensive (well, it's no Kelly but it's still overpriced). I guess being stunning helps, at least it did for me ^-^.

xx Marta

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