5 New Things from 2012

to bring into 2013.

One I’ll definitely keep all my life. One is a thing everybody had already, and now I have it too. Two are discoveries I’ve made: they were already there, I just didn’t knew about them. Last one I was skeptical about, but now I love it.

Did you find out which is which?

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Left to right: Haruki Murakami‘s Norwegian Wood. Although deeply depressing, kept me eagerly reading it to the end. A friend recommended Kafka On The Shore as one of her favorite books swearing it is much more cheerful. So, my resolution for 2013 is to get to know Murakami better.

My new smartphone. Yes, I didn’t own one until 2012. I’ve survived. And now I’m happy to join you, normal people.

The eyebrow pencil. I didn’t know how much I needed it until I tried it on. For the first few days it looked odd, but now I can’t leave the house without its final touch to my routine make up.

Handmade soap. I’m not that into organic stuff but these soaps are good moisturizers and the scent is usually very delicate, not at all overwhelming. In 2013 I’m planning to put aside all industrial soaps and maybe even shower gels and stick to organic handmade soaps.

My wedding ring. Nothing more to add.

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Karl Lagerfeld for Sephora

The limited edition capsule collection that Mr Karl Lagerfeld created in exclusive for Sephora Europe is already out and available in stores and online.

Celebrating Mr Karl Lagerfeld with humor and style, this collection is indeed a collectible.

Must have #1 is surely the eyeshadow palette in Mr Lagerfeld’s iconic profile shape.

Price € 35

Must have #2, ça va sans dire, is the elegant black and gold box sealed by Mr Karl’s silhouette containing a nail polish duo in black and gold.

Price € 30

The eau de parfum is amusingly called Karleidoscope and is the result of the collaboration with nose Christophe Raynaud. A powdered floral bouquet with notes of Violet leaf, Angelica seed, Violet, Heliotrope, Benzoin resin, Tonka bean and Patchouli. The black and white bottle reminds of Mr Karl’s uniform of white shirt and black tie, with a gold band on the top bearing the name of the fragrance.

Price € 39 for 30 ml, € 63 for 60 ml

And, as if it wasn’t enough, there are the accessories too, like the makeup trousse, Mr Karl’s doll (so you can always take him with you) and the cristal ball.

Price € 15 purse size, € 25 travel size

“Fashion is not moral nor amoral, it’s made to raise morale”

Price € 25
Price € 25

 “My biggest luxury is to not have to justify myself to anyone”

Isn’t this whole collection the most lovely and desirable Christmas gift? Boyfriend, are you reading? 😉

xx Sumi

Fall Preview

When Vogue’s August issue arrives I always try to ignore it and let it lay somewhere, unread, as long as possible. I know it’s stupid, but watching those shootings full of fur coats and cashmere dresses while I’m in my bikini all day, just depresses me.

But now it’s been raining all day, and as I cannot go the beach I thought that at least I could make the best out of this lousy day catching up with next season’s trends. Here’s a selection of what I found interesting on the web. All of the clothes below are available for online shopping. Enjoy!

White Dress

What’s better than a white dress in a sunny day or a hot night? It’s a day&night passepartout!

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DAY
Bone bangle, belt, headband: Accessorize
NIGHT
What do you think?
Do you like the match white/leather or white/bright colors for the day and white/blue or white/silver for the night?
Let me know in the comments!
xoxo Sumi*

A Romantic Touch

>romantic mood

Blouse: Van Bery
Wish I could wear clothes like these every day. Feels like they are intended for a dreamy girl, deeply in love, with glossy hair… no, wait: that was the Miss Dior Chérie commercial.
Anyway, I did this collage ’cause I wanted to share with all of you romantic girls two brands I’m sure you’ll love as much as I do: the Swiss Van Bery and the Italian Mauro Leone.
Next week I’m going to raid Mauro Leone’s store in Turin! Hope to do the same to Van Bery’s soon!
xoxo Sumi*