Thursday, 20 December 2012

Inspired by Sami

Swedish designer Emma Lundgren has a collection called 'Samilight' that's inspired by her Nordic roots and the Sami clothing. Cool thing about her pieces is that they're made from recycled and sustainable materials like wool, wood, cupcake molds

Wednesday, 19 December 2012

korea + peru - something beautiful

I simply love these pics taken by Alexander Neumann with a Korean model dressing Peru inspired clothes.....

Tuesday, 18 December 2012

Inspired by Peru

Naty Munoz is a wonderful designer from Peru that specializes in knit wear . Her beautiful and unique designs are primarily done in Aplaca wool and Pima cotton. She has a wonderful bohemian style with great attention to detail

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Monday, 17 December 2012

Greek wollen slippers

 I just love these greek wollen slippers....They are on sale at
and I am so tempted to buy them....

Sunday, 16 December 2012

Thursday, 13 December 2012

Back on track

Ages have passed since my last post..I am sorry about that. It's like I took a break from my blog..I don t know why...I just felt I had to do it.
when you run a blog you must have many interesting things to say....and I was simply running out of ideas.
The inspiration came back today. Here in Bologna it's gloomy and cold...and while I was looking for colours on the internet, I stumbled across Aida Coronado Mexican clothes...
they are just what is needed in a dark and cold day like today...and I love the patterns and combination of colours. Check this out and you won't repent :)

Wednesday, 26 September 2012

Fashion from recycled clothes - Arfur (Iceland)

I was struck by these pics...indeed...I think they are so beautiful...the clothes are by Aftur, an Icelandic brand  established in 1999 which makes fashion from recycled clothing.
Aftur operates in Reykjavik, Iceland and maybe this is one of the many reasons why I love it sooo much.

Tuesday, 25 September 2012

Fish skin and Iceland

I am not a big fan of leather... but I was really struck by the beautiful objects - made of salmon, cod, wolffish skins-  I saw in Iceland over the past week end... there are many artisans over there who can work fish skin making bags, shoes, bracelets, almost everything you can think of.
Huld is a nice brand..but surfing on the iternet I have realized there are many other brands who do amazing things out of fish skins...
So, let s go fishing (or maybe shopping - which is much easier :)

Wednesday, 12 September 2012

LABE - wollen handmade necklaces

I just love the winter collection of these necklaces...handmade, simple, soft and super light.
The brand is LABE, the person behind the brand is Francesca Belloni. I met her at a Sunday market in Bologna and obviously bought two of them.

Monday, 10 September 2012

RosenbergCph - 100% organic & Danish

After coming across the latest prints and items from Denmark-based RosenbergCph, I was smitten. Exploring their entire catalog of bed linens, pillows, and bags, you’ll see beautiful patterns that are printed onto 100% organically grown cotton and made locally in Denmark..yes, I do have a weakness for Denmark

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Sunday, 9 September 2012

Helbak Scherning - amazing Danish ceramics

Being in Copenhagen, finding yourself in a shop called Helbak Scherning and trying to resist the tempatation to buy almost soo hard!!
Two very talented women  make up this gorgeous shop .
One does ceramics (Helbak), the other jewelry (Scherning), Simple shapes, delicious colours. You can't look at this stuff and not feel good.

Friday, 7 September 2012

Copehagen cycles chic - ever thought how fashionable cycling can be?


Copenhagen is the most bike friendly I know about in Europe. Everyone- and I do mean everyone- goes by bike here. So no wonder someone thought of making a blog collecting beautiful pics of people going by bike.
The blog is called Copenhagen Cycle Chic. It's fab! I read it on a daily basis since I discovered it marvelling at impossibly chic ladies riding bikes and looking amazing. Many in high heels....
Anyway if you want to marvel at impossibly chic people riding bikes go have a look- it's great.

Tuesday, 4 September 2012

THE LOCALS- Fashion in Copenhagen

I love which is a street style blog portraying the fashion on the streets of Copenhagen and the rest of the world - captured by Søren Jepsen, former photographer and co-creator of Copenhagen Streetstyle.
Maybe I should do the same in Bologna...well....I am not sure....


Wednesday, 29 August 2012

Mochilla bags --- Back to blogging

All right...I haven 't posted anything for almost a month..and I DO FEEL GUILTY.
But - like almost all Italians- I have been on holidays..I really needed a break so I didn't bring my laptop with me... and therefore didn't post a single thing in almost 26 days... I am back to work, back to the daily routine, back to normal life...
While travelling this summer I have noted some interesting trends, like:
- Mochilla bags- the colorful handmade bags from Columbia seem to be a must...(although I think in Columbia they don t cost an eye, in Italy I have seen some of them at the price of 250 euro..OMG!)
- Swedish Hasbeens- the super nice Swedish clogs- are just another must...
Something I am totally fed up with are fluo colours, skulls (seriously, I had enough) and t shirts with holes which look second hand but are brand new instead :))
Anyway, for those of you who still don t know exactly how a Mochilla bag looks are some pics..they can be bought online at

Thursday, 2 August 2012

The Park - hand-printed t shirts from Bologna

I love the duo who created The Park, t shirts, bags and clothes with handmade prints. They are located in my hometown, Bologna, but they take part to a lot of indie you can also order online.
Below is the tshirt I bought from them last Monday at the market at La Salara. My print is in red but the model is the same. Adorable!!

Wednesday, 1 August 2012

KronKron - can you really resist??


Hugrún Árnadóttir and Magni Þorsteinsso, both from Iceland, are the great minds behind Kron Kron.
I love the style, the colors, the fact that these beautiful shoes and clothes come from a remote country like Iceland. At you can see the latest collection..ADORABLE!

Tuesday, 31 July 2012

World Family Ibiza - what a family!

This is the FAMILY

and these are the beautiful bags and shoes they sell online at

World Family Ibiza is a family owned company that started about 8 years ago inspired by handicrafted items made by local tribes and native craftsmen from all over the world. Every piece they have is so beautiful and different, besides the fact that its super boho and colorful.
The owners are a couple. He is Spanish and she is Dutch and they have made a business out of their passion. Bravi!

Monday, 30 July 2012

Shibori - the softest scarf made in Bologna



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I have just found out that someone I know :) has just open up a new activity. He - together with some other people- has started to produce these beautiful, super soft and very cool scarves.
Shibori has beautiful website where you can buy the scarves on line ...each one is hand made (and cachemire is in all of them)
Simply amazing...