Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Merry Christmas & Happy 2014 from the à Tout Faire!!!

Just a quick post to wish you happy holidays! Wherever and why anyone you'll be celebrating, I wish to all of you a serene and merry Christmas and a sparkling New Year! I'm off for this holidays, I'll start writing again on January!

the Teeny tiny à Tour Faire

Sunday, December 22, 2013

Today's Obsession: Christmas Nail Art

Red glitter nail polish : Sephora by O.P.I
Red and gold nail polish on ring finger : Kiko Milano

15 Random Phrases from Book's I've read

exclamation mark by Leo Reynolds, via Flickr
By now you'd probabily understood that I'm really a book worm. Not a big secret anyway! So here are some funny/ispirational phrases from the novels I've read so far... Only one thing: since I've read the novels in italian, the phrases will be a translation from it and no the exact phrases from the original novel.

So here they are :

- "Shut up! You're an idiot!"
- "That's precisely what my wife said, my lord..."
(The Three Musketeers - Alexandre Dumas)

-"They said the house was haunted!"
-"I challenge you to find one house in Cornwall that's NOT haunted!"
(The Secret Garden - Kate Morton)

"No one likes keeping a secret. The only reason to have secrets is the pleasure to tell everyone about them"
(The Secret Garden - Kate Morton)

Saturday, December 21, 2013

Get Her Look : Uma Thurman' Style

Last November, 11th Uma Thurman was at the presentation of the new Campari Calendar. For the occasion, the amazing actress wore a splendid Atelier Versace red dress. If you like her and want to copy her look, here's who to accomplish your mission!

click here for sheinside.com red dress

Thursday, December 19, 2013

Today's Obsession: Tassels Bracelets

A few years ago, Gucci made a lovely tassels shaped keychain. It was made of leather with bamboo inserts....very chic, even if I don't approve the use of non ecological leather. Anyway, tassels are very versatile...In fact, you can wear them with an hippie/hipster look, but they can be worn with elegant outifts too!

Here some pics with different style of tassels bracelets, enjoy!

                                   Tassel bracelets 

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

15 Random Facts about Actors/Actresses, Movies and Sport Wolrd

Typography Print Question Mark Retro poster por sillyretroprints, zł59,00I've been collection random wierd/funny facts about (pretty much) everything for a while now, so I've decided to take the 15 of them with the "WOW factor" and put them together.

These are about actresses, sports and movies...
  • In the room number 6 of CNN6 Cinema Centre in Atlanta, Gone with the Wind is projected twince a day (everyday) since 1939, year of its first release.
  • Elizabeth "Liz" Taylor once in 1974 said "I will never divorce from Richard Burton" (She got married 8 times and divorced twice from Burton)
  • Nadia Comăneci (Romanian gymnast) is still nowdays the only athlete that obtained a perfect 10 in an Olympic competition. She was only 15 when she score this result at Summer Olympic Games in Montreal, 1976

  • The first Olympic Games in Italy were the Winter edition in 1956 in Cortina d'Ampezzo. The first (and until now the only one) Summer edition were in 1960 in Rome.
  • Until 1992 professional NBA players couldn't partecipate to the Olympic Games. Then rules changed and U.S.A "created" the famous Dream Team
  • Audrey Hepburn was born in Belgium, but after World War II she moved to England (where she obtained citizenship). Her first movie as leading actress is "Roman Holiday" and she won the Accademy Award for that perform in 1954. In 1988 she became ambassador for UNICEF and received a 1$ check as symbolic salary. 

Monday, December 16, 2013

12 hours in Lugano, Switzerland

My twin sister is doing a 6 months internship in Lugano, Switzerland, she's working very hard and in the meantime she's studying for her last University exams and I couldn't be more proud of her...Anyway, the side effect of this internship is that I see her only on the week end (since she came back home on late Friday night, the week end is limited to Saturdays and Sunday mornings) so I decided to go visit her last Wednesday! I took the train from Verona to Milan and from there changed it for Lugano.

Since I've never been in Switzerland I didn't know what to expect and my sister had to work during the day so I had to discover the town by myself. It was a beautiful sunny day, I took a walk along the lake and then did some window shopping. Switzerland is famous for chocolate, cheese, watches and banks...

Since I had no interest in visiting banks (as I'm a University student, I'm always broke!) I decided to try some kinds of chocolate...Best idea EVER!!!! God the where soooo yummy!

All the photos in this post have been made by my sister, so thank you V.!

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Get The Look : From Burberry Prorsum A/W 2013

One of last Fashion Weeks' most famous look is certainly the hearted shirt by Burberry Prorsum. Not only because on the runway was worn by Karlie Kloss, one of the top model of the moment, but also because in the past months we've seen it on quite a few celebrities...
Romwe.com is currently having on its website a "Flash Sale" with all the winter holidays must have and one of this is precisely the hearted shirt.

Click here to buy and enjoy the photogallery with all the celebrities who worn the shirt.

       Get The Look : burberry prorsum heart shirt

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Christmas' Markets in Bolzano, Italy

Last week my friends and I took a "one-day" trip...destination? Bozen's Christmas Markets!!
Every year from the last week of November 'till December 23rd, Piazza Walter hosts the famous Christmas' Markets where you can find holiday decorations for your house and Christmas tree along with the typical food specialities : apple strudel, brezen and all Trentino Alto Adige's goodies!!

We arrived in Bozen around 10am and started our day with hot cocoa and biscuits...then we began the tour of the market, which could seem a short visit, but it's exactly the opposite. 
Around 2pm we had lunch and then again a full immersion in stalls. 

Here some pics of our wonderful day!!

Monday, December 9, 2013

Get The Look : from Dolce & Gabbana S/S 2013

I know this look is from last season, but "it is a truth universally acknowledged" (FYI: Pride and Prejudice first line) that fashion repeats itself so....here how to get the Dolce&Gabbana s/s 2013 look!!

click here to buy

Saturday, December 7, 2013

Today's Obsession Christmas Special : Low Cost Presents Under 20-30-40€

A few of my friends (and my sister as well) asked me what I wanted for Christmas… I love reading so I answered to all them “books”! ...
The reply I’ve got back was “No way. Always books. Ask for something else!”
With this in mind and the fact that during all December magazines shows up the “ultimate” gift guide, I’ve decided to do my own Christmas wish list PLUS some advise on what to buy if you are running out of ideas!

Hope you’ll enjoy!

The nerdy-chic / solidarity wish list

1) Tea infuser, Diver click here to buy (9.70)
2) USB Star Wars pen drive, click here to buy (19,90€)
3) Vintage microphone, on Amazon 
4) "Grow your own Christmas tree" and "Adopt a big cat" boxes from Gift Republic (3,99 - 19,90€)
5) Tea mixes from Lov Organic (16€)

The jewelry wish list

1) World map gold necklace, click here to buy (19,99€)
2)  Fortune keeper bracelets, click here to buy (30,20€ each)
3) World map watch, click here to buy (6,74€)
4) Rings from ...& Other Stories (15€)
5) Cruciani snowflake macramé bracelet, click here to buy (10€)

Friday, December 6, 2013

Tribute to Nelson Mandela

Image: Nelson MandelaI sadly heard about Mandela's death this morning. The great South African activist against apartheid died yesterday in Johannesburg after a long battle against lung infection. After 3 months in hospital in September he was sent home, where he received medical care as well as the love of his family and friends.

I hope everyone knows about Mandela's work and sacrifice for ending the Apartheid, so I'm not going to re-write all his life. I'm going to post some of his most famous quotes and movies/book instead, where you can find his eternal spirit .


-"Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world"
- "It always seems impossible until it's done"
- May your choices reflect your hopes, not your fears"
-"I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it"

From the movie "Invictus" , my favourite quote :

"I was thinking how you spend 30 years in a tiny cell, and come out ready to forgive the ones who put you in there."

Related book and movies are:                                                                                                                     
Long walk to freedom; The autobiography of Nelson Mandela by Nelson Mandela    
Sundowners by Lesley Lokko  
- "Goodbye Bafana" (2007) by Bille August. With Joseph Fiennes, Dennis Haysbert and Diane Kruger           
- "Invictus" (2009) by Clint Eastwood.  With Morgan Freeman and Matt Damon                    

Next year there will be in theatres the movie based on Mandela's autobiography starring Naomie Harris (as Winnie Mandela) and Idris Elba (as Nelson Mandela)

My prayers go to his beloved ones, remembering that he has done so much for the world and thanking him for that.

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Today's Obsession : Natalie Portman's Red Carpet Style

Natalie Portman is one of my favourite actresses since I saw her in "Star Wars" episode I!
She's so elengant and has innate class. Beside her beauty she's also a very talented actress (and the Oscar for "Black Swan" in 2010 proves it!) and an activist for humanitarian causes like helping orphans, poor countries providing them with food and water and animals. In fact, she's vegan...when she was pregnant of her first child Aleph she decided to go back vegetarian because she wanted to eat cookies and cakes!

She absolutely is a positive role model in real life and also in movie, since she choose only characters that are strong and indipendent women (V for Vendetta, just to name one!)

Here's my photo gallery of her best red carpet looks, enjoy!
Natalie Portman FINCA Ambassador of Hope, actress Natalie Portman attends the FINCA 25th Anniversary gala event at Capitale Bowery on November 18, 2010 in New York City.
weaing Christian Dior @ 2010 FINCA Anniversary Gala

Sunday, December 1, 2013

Monthly Travel Wish List

                            All about Iceland 


Everyone thinks that Iceland is in perpetual winter, always cold and windy...Well, it's not exactly like that. Thanks to the low pression that there's on the island, the weather is changeable...It can go from a beautilf and sunny day to a cold and rainy one from a moment to another.

Seydisfiordur City, IcelandThis beautiful church is in Iceland