Friday, April 28, 2017

👗Naomie Harris vs Jessica Hart

This colourful Chanel S/S 2017 has been worn first by Brit actress Naomie Harris first, back in February this year, while at the Film Independent Spirit Awards. She added some black lace at the bottom of the skirt and matched it with b&w shoes. Model Jessica Hart opted for a rock vibe, wearing black boots and sporting an elaborated braided hairstyle at the at the Chanel Artists Dinner, during the Tribeca Film festival last Monday,24th of April.

Who do you think wore it better? 
Naomie Harris or Jessica Hart?

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Tuesday, April 25, 2017

🎬Movies filmed in Scotland but NOT SET in Scotland

You might remember that last summer I did a special series of posts for an entire week, the Irish Week, to celebrate 1 year since I've visited the beautiful Emerald Island. One of the posts was about the fact that Ireland is often picked up from screen writers and directors as place were to shoot movies and Tv series, even if they're suppoused to be other places: best known example? Braveheart!
I enjoyed very much doing the researches for that post and since I'm currently reading "Voyager" by Diana Gabaldon and it's set in Scotland, I've decided to do the same thing with this amazing country. 

Immaginary Places

Harry Potter saga (2001-2011) - The train Harry Potter takes every start of the school year from platform 9¾ to Hogwarst is a real working train (named Jacobite) and goes from Fort William to Mallaig, two cities in the Scottish Highlands.
This instantly recognisable Victorian railway viaduct at the head of Loch Shiel was first seen in Chamber of Secrets, when Ron and Harry pilot the flying Ford Anglia to Hogwarts. It's also the place where Harry encounters a Dementor for the very first time in Prisoner of Azkaban, when the Hogwarts Express stops on the bridge.
12 Scottish locations for the HP movies HERE

The Dark Knight Rises (2012) - the aereal scenes from the very start of the movie were filmed north of Inverness.
Loch Bealach Culaidh
BFG (2016) - the scenes of the "Giant's Land" were filmed on Isle of Skye, a beautiful island north from the mainland.
see HERE the other Scottish locations 

Stardust (2007) & Snow White and the Huntsman (2012) - likewise BFG, some sequences from both movies were shot on Isle of Skye.
The Quiraing
Michelle Pfeiffer is at the beginning of Stardust. Filmed at the Quiraing on Skye.
Old man of Storr
the Old Man of Storr north of Portree on the island of Skye

Real Places
47 Ronin (2013) - Seems to me that Scotland looks more japanese than the real Japan! On Isle of Skye were shot some scenes of the journey the 47 ronin take in order to have their revenge for their lord's death.
Trottensh Ridge, Skye
King Arthur: Legend of the Sword (2016)- funny that Britain's most famous king got a movie filmed in Scotland, given the fact that the region has been seeking for indipendence for a while...Director Guy Ritchie has really quite a sense of humor!
Urquhart Castle on the shores of Loch Ness
Urquhart Castle on the shores of Loch Ness

Hope you enjoyed this post as much as I did while researching!

phot credit: my original map creation,, &

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

👗Shanina Shaik vs Sara Sampaio

I would have never thought to find two models wearing the same piece of clothing during Coachella, since the music festival is well renowned for the hippies themed looks its participants wear, happened!
Australian model Shanina Shaik and Portuguese model Sara Sampio wore the same House of Harlow stairy jumpstuit while attendind two differente events at the famous California desert valley. 

You may remember that something similar happened last year, when Catherine, Duchess of  Cambridge and Drew Barrymore wore the same dress (click HERE).

Who do you think wore it better? 

Shanina Shaik or Sara Sampaio?

Photo credits: & Sara's Instagram

Monday, April 17, 2017

💍Karlie Kloss vs Zendaya Coleman

This post is going to be different in comparison with the past ones, 'cause we're not going to compare same clothes, but a necklace...
ICYMI - I did something similar for the Bulgari' Serpentine necklace HERE.
Top model Karlie Kloss has been the first to wear the stunning jewerly piece, at the Academy Awards last February. She wore it as a complement for her white dress and style her hair in soft beach waves. 
Actress Zendaya Coleman wore the same necklace at the Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards earlier in March. She hit the red carpet with a dress from her collab collection with Daya and had her hair sleek back in a low and puffy ponytail. 
You can tell the two necklaces are pratically identical and yet are from two different designers: Karlie's is by Nirav Modi and Zendaya's is by Dana Rebecca Designs. 

Who do you think wore it better? 
Karlie Kloss or Zendaya Coleman?

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Saturday, April 8, 2017

📖 Novel of the Week: Riveted by Jay Crownover

Since I finished "Rowdy" I wanted to know what would have happened to Dixie, the bartender at the Bar. She deserves her happy ending like anyone else, even more...keep on reading to know why! Riveted by Jay Crownover everybody!
Dixie Carmichael has a very special talent: she can cheer up anyone that could use some positivity. It's not that she's on a mission, but she spent a few years putting a smile on her face, being positive and feisty for her family sake, after her dad got into an accident that changed her family's routine. She's, by her own words, "everyone's cheerleader."!
But the only face she's desperate to put a smile on seems immune to her attemps.
Dashel "Church" Churchill is a former soldier and was in Rome's team, so when he finished his duty with the army, he moved to Denver and started working as the Bar' security guy. He's not indifferent to Dixie's charm and attitude, but knows things couldn't work for the two of them.

But it's Dixie the one he turns to when he gets a call from his stepfather, saying that Elma Mae (the woman who managed to keep Church's family together after his mom died) fell from the stairs and want him to go back home. Church made up that he didn't come home because of a girl and now that lie is turning against him...

Going home won't be easy for either of them because things and mentalities in Missisipi are hard to a major and more serious issue is going to hit them.

What I liked 👍

The story starts in Denver, but the main stuff happen in Church's hometown, Lowry, Mississippi. It was good to have a change of scenario this time as well as the two protagonists background: the both lost (or went near to loose) someone they cared about and it's incredible who one decided to stay and "fight" being all smiley and cute and the other set off to war zones. I also ADORED the supporting characters, Church's stepdad and Elma Mae in primis!

What I did not like 👎
The story has the same development as the other two books from this serie and likewise Marked Men, but it's always an enjoyable reading.

My vote: 7/10

Saints of Denver saga
Built - my review HERE
Charged - my review HERE

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Sunday, April 2, 2017

👗Chiara Ferragni vs Eleonora Carisi

It was just a matter of time before having an head to head WWIB between two of the most famous Italian fashion influencers...And wearing the same dress by an  Italian designer. LOVE IT!
Chiara Ferragni wore this spectacular baby blue gowns from Ermanno Scervino S/S 2017 collection first, while attending the InStyle and Warner Bros. Golden Globe Awards after party, back in January.
She added nothing more that sparkling shoes (from her own collection) and opted for an half-up/half-down ponytail.
Eleonora Carisi wore the same dress at the 'Damiani - Un Secolo Di Eccellenza' dinner event in Milan, later this March. She added some sparkle with silver sandals and Damiani jewels. I think the black purse is too much.

Who do you think wore it better? 
Chiara Ferragni or Eleonora Carisi?

UPDATE (17/05/2017) - This amazing dress has been worn again by Lara Leito during ‘Ismael’s Ghosts' premire during 2017 Cannes Film Festival opening ceremony.
UPDATE (25/05/2017) - British entrepreneur Silja Litvin also wore this Ermanno  Scervino dress for the annul amfAR gala, during Cannes Film  Festival

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