I feel like it’s been ages since I last did a window shopping post! When the holidays are around I always loose track of time, let’s get back to it, shall we? I got my inspiration for this outfit thinking about movie dates, because I love going to the cinema! We recently went to see The perks of being a wallflower - I think I waited until the last possible moment because secretly I was afraid it wasn’t going to be as good as the book. Luckily I was just being paranoid because the movie was beautiful. Hope you’ll enjoy!
I have the feeling this past week flew by in one second, this one instead it’s going to be a long one. Christmas is only eight days away and the kid inside me always dreams of a white christmas especially in New York. While I was living in Italy, at least in Rome, snow is not as frequent as in many other parts of Italy so I never had a white Christmas until I came to New York. Is it going to happen this year? ..let’s see if we’ll survive this end of the world thing and then I’ll make plans! In the meanwhile I though to put together an outfit inspired by a snowy day. Cozy coat, high waterproof boots, a big warm puffy hat and a cross body leather bag - because I always carry fabric bags throughout the year, I found out that they don’t work as well with snow/rain - duh! Hope you’ll enjoy!
Today it was a beautiful day and I loved the train ride back to New York.
This was a good week. Despite the rain, boy so much rain, I did more this week than in the past few months all together! I took a little time off from work because there is a friend visiting from Europe and got the chance to explore the city a little more, I even went to see The Nutcracker!
Lincoln Center, New York.
It’s officially holiday season in New York and as we’re getting close to Christmas I find myself wanting to escape from the chaos caused by tourists during this time of the year. I have never properly explored Upstate New York, but when I recently visited Rihenbeck I loved everything about it so I found myself wanting to know and see more of the area. The convenience of being a couple of hours away, easily reachable by car or train, makes it the perfect day trip to unwind and breath fresh air away from the city. I tried to put together a cozy-comfortable outfit trying not to make it too rustic. Hope you’ll enjoy it!
Despite this was a year full of good changes and overall good things happening here and there, it was also a tough 12 month calendar to digest. I’m excited for December!
For this week’s window shopping post I thought about something casual for a coffee date with a friend. In every big city I think that it gets very complicated to stay in touch with your friends, especiallyin real life . Sometimes it’s because of the distance, even though technically you might beonly 40 minutes away from each other it requires some serious planning, you can’t just bump into each other and grab a coffee! Or it’s just a matter of having very different working schedules and so on.. no matter how hard it is, I always prefer staying in touch with my friends as often as possible, therefore a coffee date is almost always perfect! If doesn’t require as much planning as a dinner and you need very little preparation. For this outfit I went for a very cozy oversized coat, jeans and comfortable shoes! Now, the hat. I would love to have a good shaped head or face to wear a hat like this one but it’s not my case, at all, so I allow myself to dream about them, and there isn’t a store I walk into in which I don’t try hats on but it never works out. For now, I’ll dream about wearing this one!
I’m so happy to share some of my favorite images from the the latest Rue Magazine Holiday 2012 issue I had the pleasure to shoot. I couldn’t wait any longer!
Fiddlehead Farm was the perfect place for the shoot, located in a town called Rhinebeck, upstate New York, just a few hours away from the city, so beautiful that I left my hearth there! Meagan Camp the talented stylist behind the whole shoot had such great and classic taste, she made everything come together seamlessly!
I had such a great time and I hope you’ll like what you see!
One of the things I hate the most is dressing up for a rainy day. New York City’s rain is different from every other country I’ve been to. You must think I am crazy but hear me out: in Rome, Italy, when it rains it literally pours and everybody (almost) owns a car so the actual time spent under the said rain is very limited, it’s usually just the time between the parking spot and your work place or shop etc. you’re going to. In London, Uk, the rain is very thin and frequent so you’ll eventually get used to it and start wearing coats with hoodies because you think that, at some point, somehow you’ll become water resistant and opening an umbrella seems inconvenient. In New York instead the rain is mean. It ruins your hair, without opening an umbrella you’re soaking wet within 5 minutes and with the wind it rains from every possible direction and so on.. so the biggest temptation of mine is to put on jeans, wellies and the first black cardigan I’ll find. This outfit instead would be my perfect choice, with a cross body satchel (I am really not fond of the combo shoulder bag + umbrella) keeping it casual and super comfortable.
I officially allowed myself to get excited for Christmas!
Since I’ve moved to New York, holiday times are always the hardest part of the year, especially Christmas. Being away from family and friends is never easy especially if you’re close to them.
With the years it actually gets harder and harder because you can feel how much you’re growing apart and you can’t shake off the sensation that, like it or not, you’re missing out on so many things. Some of my friends got married, some others started their families and my parents’ wrinkles I’m not seeing.
It was a completely different feeling when I was in my early twenties and was living abroad. I felt I had all the time of my life to spend home, why stay there? ..and spending time with my parents? ..oh so boring! It wasn’t till later, down the road, that I start feeling like I do right now. It’s tough, I admit it, but I feel so lucky to have met some pretty amazing people in New York that I love and respect and last but not least I feel so so lucky to have a partner that I love and admire who, with our dog, make my home no matter where we are.
Ok now, enough with the emotional talk (how did I got here..) and back to the facts. I am officially excited for Christmas, who isn’t?!? So I’m sharing a little sneak peek on a recent holiday shoot for Rue Magazine. Wait to see the whole thing.. it’s so so pretty!
I’ve never been good at expressing my emotions so all I can comfortably say without being all shy is that I have a lot to be thankful for!