Wednesday, 22 October 2014

Oscar de la Renta (1932-2014)

Oscar de la Renta a fashion legend, an idol, a man that you can look up to and aspire to be even a third of who he was and what he created.. He was one of seven children born in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic and created an empire out of nothing from humble beginnings. De la Renta designed haute couture in Paris and proved that with hard work, patience and a little luck you can achieve anything in life especially for aspiring fashion designers (like #twoshells!) He was known for his suave and for his elegant taste when dressing the most famous and distinguished women in society. Always the optimist, he will truly be missed. 
But his legend lives on in the impact he made for fashion history.
Dressing the beautiful Jacqueline Kennedy 

His latest collection .... timeless 

His latest wedding collection. 

Such an inspiration he was and will always be. 

xo Nicola & Stephanie 

Tuesday, 21 October 2014

Julia Roberts for Calzedonia

Her smile is renowned world wide, her beauty is timeless and her elegance is captivating. Now the new face of Calzedonia, a hosiery and beach wear company. Originating in Verona, it began as a small store and is now known throughout Europe with over 1700 locations. Now making an even bigger splash with the support of an icon, Julia Roberts. This gives such a boost for an Italian made company and shines a new light on what Italy can do for fashion. This commercial is stunning with Julia Roberts running around Europe and going to only the most fabulous places. Advertising their products in the most tasteful way. Not to mention their hosiery is killer and they give you such a wide variety to choose from within your budget. Definitely a #twoshells go-to for the A/W season.

 The fall/winter collection 2014 
Her smile is everlasting 

xo Nicola & Stephanie 

Wednesday, 15 October 2014

Part 2: After School Retreat

Can you imagine that this is our view on our drive to and from school, so much inspiration and beauty that surrounds us every single day.
We are two very lucky Canadian girls being able to embrace this beautiful town.
Giving us the perfect back drop for fun photo shoots like this one just because we can.
All black and gold everything as we let the baroque City of Modica do all the talking. 

 Gold knots 

oh hey girl hey ! 
"what if I fall? Oh but darling what if you fly" - E.H. 

xo Nicola & Stephanie 

Tuesday, 14 October 2014

Fall Inspirations

For this fall season we are very inspired by the hard and soft  trend that is very popular at the moment. Were loving the gold and black looks inspired by Gucci. They do a fabulous job of putting together black leather with gold details. We think it makes for a very classy chic look. With an outfit  like this can only make you feel one way and that is powerful. 


We are also fans of the large oversized sweaters paired with tight leggings leather skirts or tight fitted  jeans. This is everything we need as we get ready for another harsh Canadian winter and a not so cold sicilian one making it perfect for layering or wearing as is. Another inspiration of ours for this fall is Burberry who's collection is so warm cozy and elegant. We love the layered looks and use of beautifully coloured scarves and capes. We love that we are now not restricted to wear the classic black and darker colours for fall and winter but instead we can throw in these beautiful shades of blues and mix and match prints. 
Fall is definitely a beautiful time for fashion. 
What inspires you this fall??


Sunday, 12 October 2014

Vanity Fair: Jennifer Lawerence

Loving Jennifer Lawerence's new Vanity Fair spread in the November Issue. This photoshoot displays so much beauty and courageousness! The outfits and styling are amazing, especially the Donna Karen dress pictured in the pool! It screams I'M FIERCE! With everything going on around with the subject of her nude photos, this photo spread shows just how she is able to overcome those negative comments. How she is just not giving two sh*ts about what other people think about her! This why we commend her for her bravery and strong will power! 

Can't wait to watch her in the next Hunger Games movie! 
You go JLAW!

xo Nicola & Stephanie

Thursday, 9 October 2014

Part 1: Doing What We Love

Usually you wake up in the morning dreading your day ahead but not us we love coming to this amazing place of creativity and learning. We start the day driving the 40 minute rural road up the mountain from Pozzallo to the city of Ragusa where our school is situated. Here we are taught by the ever so patient and supportive Lucia and her crazy but wonderful assistant Francesca. We learn the ancient art of tailoring and pattern drafting where we can see our designs come to life. And being the fashion designers in training that we are we decided to go for an all in black look letting our gold accessories and work speak for themselves. 

Our teacher and classmates. Do we blend in with the italian surroundings....
The view 

outfit details and our drive home coming your way oh so soon...

xo Nicola&Stephanie 

Fashion Is Instant Language - Prada

My Photo

It’s a classic tale of destiny. Two former cruise ship workers fall head over heels in love with two Sicilian Officers. Leaving their family and friends in Canada to live the Italian dream of romance and fashion. Both attending fashion school whilst waiting their men to return from the sea. Their struggles, adventures and experiences depicted here in two very different, but similar styles as they entertain you with fashion as they see it.