Thursday, August 24, 2017

👗Chiara Ferragni vs Ilary Blasi

It has been a while since I had a #WWIB post between two Italians, so let's end this August with two of them and a mini floral dress! 
The first who wore this "Amelia" strapless mini dress by For the love and lemons has been world most famous digital influencer Chiara Ferragni. She donned this sunflowers pattern dress while on holiday in Sicily, earlier this month. Same dress has been spotted on Tv presenter Ilary Blasi, whom also showed it off while on holiday with her family in Sabaudia, Lazio, a few days later.
Ilary's photos are scanners from Italian magazine "CHI", since I wasn't able to find better quality ones. Forgive me!

Who wore it better?
Chiara Ferragni or Ilary Blasi?


Photo credits: Chiara's Instagram & CHI magazine

Monday, August 21, 2017

👗Princess Caroline of Monaco vs Beatrice Borromeo

If you thought that the Duchess of Cambridge was a pro in wearing the same dress in different occasions, well...you'll have to rethink! Here's how they "recycle" clothes in the Principality of Monaco!
Princess Caroline of Monaco wore this shiny silver dress by first, 10 years ago(!!) while attending the Red Cross ball, July 2007. Her daughter-in-law, Beatrice Borromeo (Pierre Casiraghi's wife) wore the same dress back in April at the Surrealist Dinner Party, held in MonteCarlo Casinò.

Who wore it better?
Princess Caroline of Monaco or Beatrice Borromeo?


Photo credits: zimbio.com & newmyroyals.com

Friday, August 18, 2017

🌍12 hours in Venice, Italy

Venice is one of the most beautiful and famous city here in Italy and maybe the most romantic of all! Since it takes only 2 hours by train from where I live, yesterday I decided to have a one day trip in  Venice and here's my suggestions on what to visit!
Stop #1 - Calatrava bridge, Saint Mary's Basilic & Punta Dogana
I started from Calatrava birdge, I've never seen it and it's pretty notorious because part of its steps are made out of glass and tons of people fell over while crossing it.😌

From there it's a labyrinth of narrow streets and bridges and I ended up in front of this beautiful baroque styled church, Saint Mary's Basilic (Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute). I didn't visit the inside, but I bet it is as eye-catching as the outsides! From there, I walked beside the canal and reached Punta Dogana, which is the end of the island I was on and headed to Saint Mark's Square thanks to another group of brigdes and little streets.

Stop #2 - Rialto Bridge,  Saint Marck's Basilica and Square
Rialto bridge (Ponte di Rialto) is basically like Ponte Vecchio in Florence, meaning it is full of shops, mainly leather bags and the product Venice is famous worldwide: its glasses. It's always really crowded, but it offers stunning views on both sides. One thing you should definitely do is to cross the bridge and take some pics from the other side of the shore!
Cellula jihadista sgominata a Venezia: progettava attentato sul ponte di Rialto
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Venice top spot is, indeed, Saint Mark's Square and Basilica (Piazza e Basilica di San Marco), as it gathers turists from everywhere, all year long. The first church has been built in 820 d.c. and it has been reconstructed, expanded and restored until 1617. Since it's so well known, you have to wait in long lines to enter both the Basilica and the Campanile nearby, but if you plan to stay in town for more than one day, you HAVE visit them both, you won't regret it!
Saint Mark is the city's patron and his symbol is a lion, that's why you'll find the animal's image very often.
Stop #3 - Bridge of Sighs, Saints George, Helen and Peter's Islands 
Another turistic spot is the Bridge of Sighs (Ponte dei Sospiri). This bridge connects Palazzo Ducale to the prisons and this is the reason behind its name: prisoners used to sigh just before entering the prison, with the prospective of never see the outside world ever again.
I didn't want to stay in the turistic streets, so I decided to go down through the Canal Grande and I ended up on the more southern islands of Saint Helen and Saint Peter. There's nothing in particular to see, beside some characteristics neighborhoods, but if you're sick of the caos of Saint Mark's square, you could have a pic nic in one of the nice green areas there.
If you want to see as much of the Serenissima as possible, I suggest you do the tour of Murano,Burano and Torcello. There're boats that leaves from Canal Grande at 9 and 11 in the morning, is a 6 hours tour and you'll get the chance to explore these beautiful islands, famous for their glass masters (Murano) and colourful houses (Burano).


Stop #4 - Acqua Alta Bookstore
If you are a Pinterest maniac, you've probably stumbled into the best world bookstores list and found this particular bookstore, situated 5 minutes away of Saint Mark's Square. It's as fascinating and original as it looks, and check this: THERE'S A FREAKING GONDOLA INSIDE the shop...oh, and a bathtub! All filled of old books...you won't find 50 Shades or Paper Princess here, but you can have Tolstoj, Austen, Dickens and others for incredibly cheap prices, mostly of the books are second handed. And there're sections for english, german and french books as well! A must visit, if you you're a book worm (like me) and what to see something different than the usual intinerary.
Stop #4 - Ghetto Ebraico
Last stop of the day was a stroll through the Jewish Ghetto, which is in the northern area of Venice. Jews were sent to live there during the Venetian republic period, back in the XVIII century. Nowdays it preserved the Jewish spirit with its 2 main synagogues and the Jewish museum. Maybe it was because it was late afternoon, but I found the quartier a really quiet and chilled place, I'm glad I had the chance of visit it.
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So this was my midsummer day in Venice, an unique city, so beautiful and particular. To visit at least once in a lifetime, if you want my opinion...Even just walking around and getting lost will offer Instagram worthy views!

All photos are mine, if not otherwise stated.

Monday, August 7, 2017

👗Elle Fanning vs Selena Gomez

New month, new week, new #WWIB!
American actress Elle Fanning wore this pink sequin dress by Miu Miu first, while attending the brand's fashion show during Haute Couture week, earliers this July. She completed the look with a tight ballerina style chignon, pearls and diamonds hairbands and silver sandals.
American songer/actress Selena Gomez wore the exact same dress on InStyle September issue. The stylist opted for white sandals and let Selena's hair loose and exaggerated.


Who wore it better?
Elle Fanning or Selena Gomez?


Photo credits: zimbio.com & selenascloset.com

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

🌊Close for Holidays🌊

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From today the blog is closed for the holidays!
It is possible that I'll be posting something every now and then, but the blog will be on 100% from September.

Enjoy your holidays (whether you'll be travelling or staying home)

xoxo
the à tout faire

Photo credit: personalshoppermilano.com

Sunday, July 30, 2017

👗Kirsten Dunst vs Sam Taylor-Johnson

New day, new #WWIB post...a designer we've seen a lot lately! I'm talking about Alessandro Michele and the fabolous work he's doing at Gucci.
American actress Kirsten Dunst wore this floral Gucci Pre-Fall 2017 dress first, while attending the CinemaCon 2017 back in March, in Las Vegas. She looked really edgy with tied up the black ribbons in a bow and completing the look with black heels.
'50 Shades of Grey' director Sam Taylor-Johnson wore the same dress, last May, at the 2017 MTV Movie & TV Awards. She chose to leave the ribbons loose, giving it a more chilled look.


Who wore it better?
Kirsten Dunst or Sam Taylor-Johnson?


Here a few others Gucci #WWIB:
- Lupita Nyong'o vs Beyoncé Knowles HERE
- Sienna Miller vs Bárbara Lennie HERE
- Busy Phillips vs Salma Hayek HERE
- Who Wore it Better - Gucci edition HERE


Photo credits: dailymail.co.uk & scoopnest.com

Friday, July 28, 2017

[Birthday Edition] The Postman Always Rings Twice #5

Last week was my sister's and mine birthday and I wanted to show you the books I got as presents. First thigs first, my awesome twin got me a brand new e-reader, a Kobo Aura H₂O. I'm still having issues on uploading all the books because the won't get in the way I want them to be...I'll need some time to understand how it works; but I love it!
A couple of friends then got me 4 books from my TBR list and I couldn't be happier! Here they are...
I got two books I wanted for so long:
"Le donne erediteranno la Terra" (Women will inherit Earth) by Aldo Cazzullo, which is a collections of great women whom made history: from Joan of Arc to the women who fought in the World Wars, from Maria Callas to nowadays great women athletes.
"25 grammi di felicità" (25 grams of happiness) by M.Vacchetta and A.Tomaselli, it's the story of the author and the little hedgehog he once found. Since I found two little hedgehogs in my garden, I was curious about these thorny creatures.
The other two books I receive have one thing in common: Japan. 
"I love Tokyo" is written by an Italian hilarious radio dj, la Pina, who's in love with the Japanese capital and is about everything you can do, eat and watch while there and the experiences she had through the years.
"La Cerimonia del Demone Rosso" (Red Demon's Ceremony) by Monica Fumagalli. This novel's about a young girl's journey through Japan, cataloging demons and monster on the way...


So, these were my bookish presents for my birthday, I can't wait to read them! 
Thanks for reading and tell me...what did you get on your birthday?

Pictures by me.