I always buy overseas magazines to keep abreast of international trends and to see how different countries interpret fashion in different ways.
I especially liked the 40s pin up spread in the French Elle. Womanly, seductively grown up.
Enjoy the beautiful photos and my Pin Up Style recommendations!
Above picture: Muslin flouncy ruffle dress from Alexander McQueen.
Bubblegum pink tube lace dress with ruffles at the hem from Valentino.
Full skirt like a flower field: Black skirt with printed pink flowers from Blumarine
Peplum, jacquard pink Yves Saint Laurent vest
Black, flowery printed Bandeau top, skirt and bolero jacket from Marc Jacobs
Les 40s sont tres sexy! Pin up shoes with satin and woven straw detail from Geox
Pink satin peplum shirt and pencil skirt from H&M
Cream coloured lace dress with puff sleeves from Zara
Ruffles are all around: White flouncy cocktail dress from DKNY
A flowery field of poppies: Colour explosion from Carven
The Costa Smeralda is the capital of jet set and Porto Cervo, a marina housing multi-million dollar yachts, is the preferred meeting place of international A list stars who apparently can be seen strolling through the promenade designed by Luigi Vietti.
We did not see any celebs, but had a browse through the swanky stores of Italian fashion, including Prada, Miu Miu, Versace, Malo, Moschino, Blumarine etc. A more detailed report on Italian’s autumn fashion to follow when I’m back!
Above: At a Vespa shop in Porto Cervo, wearing a neckholder top from Pepe Jeans and a pink pencil denim skirt from Esprit.
A cloudy but sweltering hot day today in beautiful Sardinia. Time to check out the many boutiques. The great thing about Italy is, even the tiniest fishing village will have a boutique with bikinis from Blumarine or Missoni lying around as if it’s H&M. The boutiques are lovingly decorated and shopping is so relaxed, none of that chi-chi feeling you get when shopping Italian labels like in London or Berlin, making you feel rather uncomfortable.