Tuesday, 25 November 2014

City Folk Not Country Mice...

 Nothing like taking in the fresh sicilian air in the beautiful country side of Modica. This is one of the fun outings our school likes to organize we got to different agriturismo's which is a farm/restaurant which grows raises and cooks all the ingredients from there land, leaving us to try there specialties. Everything is so fresh and delicious. This Farm belonged to a fellow classmates and is used as a petting zoo to teach young children about animals and farming. We enjoyed handmade ravioli and caponata as well as home pickled olives and tomato spreads. It was all so delectable you could taste every ingredient. You really cant get more sicilian then this. As for us being city folk not country mice our interpretation of a going to the country is more chic then YEE-HA. Stephanie wearing ripped jeans and a long over sized white blouse was perfect classy and simple leaving her accessories to add the pops of colour like her sunshine yellow bag and coral pointy flats. As for Nicola did the best she could with her ruffled socks and sneakers and her elegant handmade dress made from seashell lace green fabric covering it up with a cropped cable knit sweater to take her from over dressed to country chic. What can we say we just cant blend into the scenery. 











Yee-Ha Yall 

xo Nicola&Stephanie 

Thursday, 20 November 2014

Colour Schemes

Now choosing colours for your wedding is probably one of the most important things you will do upon planning your wedding! Making it especially hard when you have so many wonderful colour pallets to chose from. That is why I decided one day to go through pinterest and save any colour schemes that I adored, and with out even knowing it I had chosen the same image 3 times. And the rest was history. Never in a million years would i have thought pink would be in my colours for my wedding but it just so happens that i decided to go with these colours,antique pink, champagne, and a creamy white. Going along with my Marie Antoinette inspired theme for the days events. I will be the Queen france loved and adored before they found out she spent all there money. 

Let me know what you think about this elegant and delicate colour pallet. 

xo Nicola&Stephanie



Monday, 10 November 2014

Favourite looks from the EMA awards 2014

Ariana Grande definitely gave everyone a big surprise letting her hair down on the red carpet in a long navy blue gown featuring key-hole cutouts. I think this is just what this rising pop star needed, a fresh and european inspired look. This gown highlights all of her attributes keeping it elegant with just a little touch of sass. We think the stylists hit the nail on the head with this look. As well as her second outfit a little more scandalous then the first however still more mature then what we are used to seeing her in. This lace bralette with the high waisted satin asymmetric and lace skirt is very in fashion at the moment, as us ourselves have designed similar looks. You just cant go wrong with black lace. 

     

As for Kiesza wearing, what looks like multi a coloured feathered mini dress is one look where we are sitting on the fence as to if we love it or not. It did make it onto the best dressed list and it is Fendi but with the hair and the tanned heels all were seeing is Tucan Sam. It is a well suited dress for Kiesza and her style. As well as  the shape of the dress with the cut outs is quite flattering to her figure. Maybe it is just the colours used that is throwing us off. However it did make a splash on the red carpet and it did its job adding some excitement. I think you either love it or hate it all we know is Kiesza rocked it! 
 
 Let us know your thoughts and what inspired you during the EMA awards !! 
xo Nicola&Stephanie 

Friday, 7 November 2014

The iconic white dress

The first thing a girl thinks of when planning  her wedding is the man she is going to marry followed closely by the thought of that iconic dress. That dress that promises happiness, love and beauty. The dress you wear as you start the rest of your life. Well that moment is mine now. I  have found the man of my dreams, now it's time to find the dress to match! I have decided to design my own dress and have my teacher, a of master of her craft, create it. I thought I would start by drawing some inspiration from my favourite Bridal designers Berta Bridal from Israel and Sophia Tolli from Australia. Both create stunning and elegant bridal gowns.  My dream wedding gown is top to bottom lace, off the shoulder long sleeve, form fitting with a long train. 
 Sophia Tolli spring 2015 
Who is your favourite bridal designer??

Stay with me as I share with you my wedding planning and inspirations.

xo Nicola 

Wednesday, 5 November 2014

Alexander Wang x H&M


Being the first American to collaborate with H&M, Alexander Wang has brought a new flare to this multinational retail-clothing company. In this collection, he pushes the boundries and puts a new spin on what sportswear can be. Mr. Wang mixes his edginess into athletic wear, by proving that it is possible to use different materials to create a stylish and modern gym look.  His ideas are always evolving, influencing the fashionistas of our generation. We are very excited to how cool this event will turn out! For sure every girl will want to burn some calories dressed in Alexander Wang's gear. Be ready for November 6, when it launches in H&M worldwide. And if you're not able visit one of their stores, it will also be available online.

Here are some of our favorite looks:










Tuesday, 28 October 2014

Project Runway Season 13 Finale

Being aspiring designers ourselves we love seeing anything that celebrates design and creativity. The show Project runway represents all of this. We have followed every season and were especially impressed with the last 4 designers of this season 13. Calling it from the beginning that Sean Kelly the clear winner. He had so many innovative yet still elegant and timeless designs almost always making a wow moment happen on the Runway. His collection was inspired and told a clear story from beginning to end although he did use a lot of fringe as to his now signature it looked so effortless and chic we would love to wear any and all of his pieces. We cant wait to see what he has to offer and what he does in the future. He shows that the american or any dream can come true moving to a new country and just going for it with nothing holding him back, only his confidence and expertise in his pocket.  

 Such a good finale episode the other collections were also amazing Amanda Valentine put on a great show with her one of a kind jewellery and long patterned dresses taking boho chic to the next level.
 
As for kini Zamora  one of our personal favourites also created a stunning collection but not as much as we hoped it would be although his pieces were constructed beautifully it just didn't have that X factor as some of his other pieces he had designed through out the season.
 As for Char Glover we feel like there was no real story or theme to her collection and she is still just starting to find her voice in fashion. 
 We just cant wait  for the next season of Project Runway always inspiring us and making us work even harder to achieve our goals in fashion. 

xo Nicola&Stephanie 

Friday, 24 October 2014

Capri

Sometimes I can't help but feel unbelievably grateful to be living in one of the most beautiful countries in the world. To have such history, culture, and beauty right outside your doorstep can sometimes be so overwhelming you forget to look. That is why my fiancee and I decided to take a road trip from Sicily to the Amalfi coast! A short 8 hours later we arrived in bellissima Sorrento! On one of our days discovering this stunning piece of earth, we decided to take a boat tour to the island of Capri. Having gone shopping the day before, I had the perfect attire for such an event. I decided to wear an almalfitano outfit made from olive green linen with loose-fitting lace details. It was just perfection. I paired this with my hair tied up in braids and pearl earrings. We discovered all the magical coves of the island and I even took a dip in the most famous blue grotto. Nothing could have been more perfect or more romantic than this day. 
                   
Crystal clear waters 


The famous blue grotto 

More to come on my road trip through the amalfi coast next stop Positano... 

xo Nicola  

Fashion Is Instant Language - Prada

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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.