Thursday, May 28, 2015

Dakota Johnson vs Lily Donaldson

Same gorgeous Saint Laurent dress in two different colours today!
Actress Dakota Johnson wore it first in its white version for the London premiere of her latest movie ‘Fifty Shades Of Grey' in February while model Lily Donaldson wore it black for the amfAR’s 22nd Cinema Against AIDS Gala event during last Cannes Film Festival. 

Who do you think wore it better:
Dakota Johnson or Lily Donaldson?


Photo credits: Zimbio.com

Sunday, May 24, 2015

"Common" Women / Role Models

Malala Yousafzai was just the top of the iceberg when it comes to women all around the world who fight for their rights, whethter they be instruction, jobs or civil. 
In a world where women are still abused and considered nearly mere properties, stories like those of Nice Nailantei Leng'ete and Niloofar Rahmani are just the hope we need!

Here to you stories of two ordinary superheroines...just with willpower and passion they have brought down barriers and customs.

Nice Nailantei Leng'ete is only 24 years old and yet she managed to convince her grandfather NOT to undergo her to excision, a brutal genital mutilation, when she was 8. 
Excision was a rite of passage into adlthood for the girls in the Masai village where Nice lives. She was also able to completly abolish the procedure for a new one, more significative: now, the village elders celebrate the girls' adulthood by blessing their schoolbooks.

A different kind of battle was (and is) for Niloofar Rahmani to fight. This young woman (born in 1992 in Afghanistan) is the first Afghan female pilot. 
She answered to an Aviation ad on the newspaper: they were seeking for female recruits. So after a 2 years training, she's now a pilot, what her father always dreamed to be.
This is not an easy job...Niloofar has to deal with everyday threats by talibans and family members and with those who think fly a plane is no job for a woman. She said: "I always knew it wouldn't be easy, but it's 10 time worse. But I'll keep flying until I can."

Young women like these two are (and have to be) an example of what can be achieved and realized with hard work, anywhere in the world!
Keep going this way, girls!



Photo credits: Nice Nailantei Leng'ete by Alice Pavesi Fiori & Niloofar Rahmani by Shah Maraj 

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Emmy Rossum vs Jessica Capshaw

Actress Emmy Rossum wore a sheer floral Oscar de la Renta dress on the red carpet at the 2015 Film Independent Spirit Awards last February while Dr. Arizona Robbins, ops!...actress Jessica Capshaw chose the same dress to attend the 2015 ABC Upfront early this May.
The "Shameless" actress opted for loose hair and purplish heels while "Grey's Anatomy" actress styled her hair in a controlled messy updo and red ankle strap sandals (is it just me or those saldal matched the red carpet?)


Who do you think wore it better:
Emmy Rossum or Jessica Capshaw?


Photo credits: Zimbio.com

Sunday, May 17, 2015

Novel Of The Week: Shadow, Shadow by V.B. Marlowe


I got the chance to review Shadow, Shadow by V.B. Marlowe thanks to Xpresso Book Tours, who kindly sent me a copy of this awesome 1st chapter of Shadow Pines trilogy.

Let's go staight to the review and my thoughts on it, shall we?

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Rinko Kikuchi vs Harley Viera-Newton

Chanel please forgive me, but when I first saw this dress I thought: "Wow, this Dolce&Gabbana dress is awesome!"
While Japanese actress Rinko Kukuchi wore this colourful Chanel Resort 2015 dress attending the 2015 Film Independent Spirit Awards on February (where she was nominated for Best Female Lead in ‘Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter’), English born/US based Dj Harley Viera-Newton wore the same dress attending the CHANEL Paris-Salzuburg 2014/2015 Metieres d'art Collection event in New York on March.

The first one opted for a more classic and chich hairstyle and silver saldals, the other had an up/down hairstyle and very pretty light pink heels.


Who do you think wore it better:
Rinko Kikuchi or Harley Viera-Newton?

Photo credits: Zimbio.com

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Giovanna Battaglia vs Kiernan Shipka

New week, new #WWIB post!
Today we have Vouge Japan's fashion editor Giovanna Battaglia wearing first this Christian Dior Resort 2015 floral/striped dress when she attended WSJ. Magazine's 'Innovator Of The Year' Awards last November, in New York City.
And then we have actress Kiernan Shipka with the same dress at NYLON Magazine AAnnual May Young Hollywood Issue Party in West Hollywood, California.

Who do you think wore it better:
Giovanna Battaglia or Kiernan Shipka?

Photo credits: Zimbio.com & gotceleb.com

Sunday, May 10, 2015

Novel Of The Week: An Abundance of Katherines by John Green

After "The Fault in Our Stars" phenomenon, all books by John Green have been republished with new covers and since I couldn't decide which one of An Abundance of Katherines by John Green's I liked most I've chosen my top 4 and put them together!

This is Green' second novel (wrote in 2006) and, I'm not going to lie, I choose it only because of the name: Catherine, like the Duchess. (I promise, after this post I'm going to therapy for this fixation!)


Here's to you my review and thoughts!

Thursday, May 7, 2015

Bee Shaffer vs Juana Acosta

One of Devil Wears Prada's most famous quote is for sure this: "Florals? In spring? Groundbreaking!" 

I'm coming up with this phrase because one of today's Who Wore it Best's protagonists is, in fact, the daughter of the person who inspired the character.
America Vouge's editor in chief's daughter Katherine "Bee" Shaffer wore this Michael Kors' floral print dress first, while attending "God's Love We Deliver" Golden Heart awards in New York City, in October last year while Spanish actress Juana Acosta wore the same dress at the photocall of her lates movie ‘Tiempo Sin Aire’ late this April in Madrid.

So, who do you think was more "groundbreaking"?


Who do you think wore it better:
Bee Shaffer or Juana Acosta?

Photo credits: Zimbio.com

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

MET Gala 2015 : My personal Best Dressed

Yesterday night in New  York city took place the annual Costume Institute Gala, better known as Met Gala ball.

This year’s theme was China: Through the Looking Glass…when you combine China’s motifs and decors to Lewis Carroll’s Alice Through the Looking Glass' madness, you know you’ll end up with some amazing and astonishing looks.

Here’s to you my best dressed at the 2015 MET Gala ball!

          Emily Blunt in Prada & Kate Beckinsale in Diane Von Furstenberg