Friday, July 30, 2010

Desert Rose

Desert Rose
Benefit, Juicy Couture, Rupert Sanderson, Estee Lauder
Bringing the colours of the desert to our cosmopolitan cities...

Another of my creations on I really do hope you like it !!

PS: And don't forget that clicking on an item will take you to the retailer

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Save Your Jeans with Bristol Six's Denim Kit

A new way to d.i.y. your denim!

Here's some cool ideas which you could pick up and make your own:

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Give Your Wardrobe some Though Love

Graphic Content: Bold wardrobe pieces from Alexander Wang, Givenchy and more!

(provided by

1) Alexander Wang Jacket

2) Balenciaga Sandals

3) Givenchy Dress

4) Tory Burch Wristlet

5) Nicole Romano Necklace

6) Alyssa Norton Bangle

I hope you like it and that this served for some good tips for summer sale shopping :)

Friday, July 23, 2010

Woah a Book based in my country: Malta !!! :D 'Like Bees to Honey' by Caroline Smailes

While I was searching through never, ever ending lists for another book to blog about I found this little treasure! What attracted me about this book is the cover. It is so beautiful. And when I gave it a better look i realised it features lots of things relating to Malta!! – a postcard, an airline ticket and a bottle of Cisk, the local beer. 

Malta looks so beautiful in pictures but when you actually see it in reality, it’s so much better! Take it from a resident :D

The fact that this book is about my country it has become a definite read in my book list, plus Like Bees To Honey is something that I’ve never read anything like in my life, particularly because the background to the story is my country! Don't get me wrong there are numerous Maltese authors who write their novels based in our country. However when a local describes his/her own country is quite different from having a foreign author writing about it.

Apart from the environment of the story what is quite peculiar is the story itself which according to Leah, a critic on, it "encompasses many issues: death, religion, loss, love, guilt, yet it doesn’t seem as heavy a book as you might expect." Leah goes on to explain that the book "can be a difficult read at times; some of the things Nina admits to doing are quite cringe-worthy but what Nina’s confessions do is enable us to see why she feels such enormous loss and guilt. The book deals heavily with religion....Overall I hugely enjoyed Like Bees To Honey. It certainly wasn’t what I expected but what I got was stunning.  I even found myself tearing up towards the end of the book."


Nina, her son Christopher in tow, flies to Malta for one last visit with her aging parents. 

Her previous attempt to see them ended in tears. Disowned for falling pregnant while at university in England, she was not allowed into the house. 

This will be her final chance to make her peace with them. But Malta holds more secrets and surprises than Nina could possibly imagine. What she finds is not the land of her youth, a place full of memories and happiness. Instead she meets dead people. Lots of them. 

Malta, it transpires, is a transit lounge for recently deceased spirits and somehow Christopher enables her to see them, speak with them and help them. And, in return, they help Nina come to terms with her own loss. One so great that she has yet to admit it to herself. 

Like Bees to Honey is a story of family, redemption and ghosts. It is a magical tale that will live with you long after you finish reading. 

Hope I tantalized your curiosity and if I did, please let me know what you think about this book :)

Ralph Lauren's Army Girl Look For Less

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Enjoy your shopping :)

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Natural Selection : Item of the week by

Maybe it's the summer sun or the lure of the parks and beaches, but when it comes to accessories, natural materials feel right for the moment. And who better to take advantage of that circumstance than Ria and Yiouri Augousti? The duo has been drawing on nature's bounty for their bags and home pieces for years, and this season, they're bringing a renewed focus to jewelry. These cuffs echo the vivid color-blocking that's taken over the runways for Fall and Resort with skins and stones in brilliant, earthy hues. Go green—shagreen, that is, and malachite, too.

R&Y Augousti malachite and shagreen cuffs, $275 (one stone) and $300 (two stones), available at Barneys New York, (212) 965-9964,

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Shiny Happy People

Reflective golds, bronzes, and silvers look right for hot summer nights (provided by

1) Halston Heritage, Blazer, $172.00

2) Missoni, Tank, $245.70

3) Evelyn Knight, Earrings, $63.00

4) Elizabeth and James, Skirt, $387.40

5) Andara Grey, Ring $100.00

6) Salvatore Ferragamo, Hobo, $960.00

7) Zero + Maria Cornejo, Wedge $247.50

The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner: An Eclipse Novella

Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, a division of Hachette Book Group, has announced on March 30, that it will release the first new title from Stephenie Meyer in nearly two years!

The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner is a novella told from the point of view of Bree, a character originally featured in Eclipse.

When asked about the book Stephenie Meyer replied, "“I’m as surprised as anyone about this novella." Then she continued to explain that "when I began working on it in 2005, it was simply an exercise to help me examine the other side of Eclipse, which I was editing at the time. I thought it might end up as a short story that I could include on my website. Then, when work started on The Twilight Saga: The Official Guide, I thought the Guide would be a good fit for my Bree story. However, the story grew longer than I anticipated, until it was too long to fit into the Guide.”

The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner is the riveting story of Bree Tanner, a newborn vampire first introduced in Eclipse, and the darker side of the world she inhabits. The novella chronicles the newborn vampire army’s journey as they prepare to close in on Bella Swan and the Cullens, following their encounter to its unforgettable conclusion.
The character Bree not only features prominently in the book Eclipse, but in the upcoming movie from Summit Entertainment. “Stephenie was gracious enough to let me read a draft of the novella while we were prepping the movie The Twilight Saga: Eclipse,” said Director David Slade. “I thoroughly enjoyed the story and it gave us great insight and inspired location choices and the tailoring of scenes. I think fans are going to love the fascinating details involved in the loves, fears and actions of an emerging vampire.”

Additionally, more information about the previously announced The Twilight Saga: The Official Guide, including publication date, will be released by the end of the year.

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

The Dark Side of First Love by Valentino

Article by Tim Blanks, on
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Valentino Fall 2010 Couture
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PARIS, July 7, 2010
Couture embraces worlds. The day that began with Elie Saab's stolid womanliness ended with Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pier Paolo Piccioli's reconceptualization of Val's gal as a dolly bird—all short skirt, dropped waist, baby doll, and kitten heels. The mood was compounded by the name the designers gave their collection: The Dark Side of First Love. If that notion has a Lolita tinge, Chiuri and Piccioli made the clothes to match. They even dropped a cage over one girl to let you know she was trapped.

Teen psychodrama may fit with the kind of "dark side" idea they've sometimes toyed with in the past, but it was downright peculiar in a couture context. Still, as a pitch to a much younger customer (and those girls were out in force in the front row today), the collection was a major success on its own terms: haute couture for the Twilight generation. From the little black dresses in gazar that opened the show to a trapeze coat in ivory crepe that tied with bows down its front to the tiers of ecru lace trimmed with feathers, the clothes had the spirited dressiness that you see now in Valli's gals, for instance. They weren't saccharine, either—that dark side lurked in the black gazar sheath that underpinned a sheer dress trimmed in huge organza flowers or a baby doll in ruffled tiers of powder pink.

And look closely and it was plain to see that Chiuri and Piccioli had done their research on classic couture shapes, however abbreviated they might be here. But that will be scant consolation to mournful clients of the ancien régime. 
Having read that, the shoes in this collection are all to love, want and need! 
Plus my favourites out of this collection are:

And my absolute favourite!! :
 Hope you enjoyed this collection too :)

Monday, July 19, 2010

Romatic Rose

My first attempt at creating fashion widget on shopstyle!

here it goes:

Romantic Rose
Bing Bang, Alexis Bittar, Paul & Joe, Marc by Marc Jacobs
Perfect for that romantic date night out

Clicking on your preferred items will direct you to the retailer.

Hope you liked it ! Some feedback would be really appreciated :)

Sunday, July 18, 2010

How can you know someone you've never met?

The book I decided to devour next is....Thanks for the Memories by Cecilia Ahern


Joyce Conway remembers things she shouldn’t. She knows about tiny cobbled streets in Paris, which she has never visited. And every night she dreams about an unknown little girl with blonde hair.

Justin Hitchcock is divorced, lonely and restless. He arrives in Dublin to give a lecture on art and meets an attractive doctor, who persuades him to donate blood. It’s the first thing to come straight from his heart in a long time.

When Joyce leaves hospital after a terrible accident, with her life and her marriage in pieces, she moves back in with her elderly father. All the while, a strong sense of déjà vu is overwhelming her and she can’t figure out why …


"Cecelia Ahern is queen of the modern fairytale . . . In Thanks for the Memories, Ahern has given her readers exactly what they want: love, magic, happy endings. And most of all, hope." The Irish Times

"You’ll love this sweet and very enjoyable tale." Heat

"An absorbing heart-warming story." Glamour

"The key to Ahern’s success is her ability to not just tell a good story, but sprinkle it with plenty of laughs, tears and a little bit of magic" Mirror

"Unputdownable." Grazia

"The legendary Ahern will keep you guessing what binds these stories . . . A classic." Company

For further information on the book you can visit:

Can't wait to put my hands on this lovely story !!

Till then, take care :)