Sleek

Getting my staying-alive 70s jumpsuit out for a walk has never been the same after adding some major sparkle
with Yannis Sergakis fine jewelry. A yellow and black gold pendant  and cuff with diamonds accompanied my beloved V ring from the Charnières collection.
Αnd if you wonder about the radiant make up, that’s because I got a skin treatment with the Powercell series
of products by Helena Rubinstein and the Re-Plasty Laserist serum, which is a miracle on its own.
Shoes:
A lovestory that was born a couple of months ago when I came face to face with a pair of satin sandals with pink metallic strap,
by -who else- Raf Simons for Dior.
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On the skin: Color Clone 23 make up, the new mascara Mystic Blacks
and Wanted Rouge 102 on the lips, all by Helena Rubinstein.

Versus

Bold and sensual, Anthony Vaccarello’s capsule collection for Versus Versace Summer 2015 really stroke my fancy. Especially the last black dress with the high/low hem. Ooh I could see me in that.

“It’s an instinctive collection based on how I see the Versus girl now. She’s urban and pays attention to details. It’s based on my memories of the original Versus collections that I loved. “
Anthony Vaccarello

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Cosi fan tutte

The last part of my roadtrip included a stop over at Montlucon and then the town of Annecy in the Rhône-Alpes region of France and the passage underneath Mont-Blanc mountain to Milan and Bergamo, Italy.
Highlights:
XXIIth century Saint-Peter’s church in Montlucon is one of the most striking Romanesque edifices I’ve ever seen, due to its authentic simplicity and those imposing round piles to support the bell tower.
The charming lake Annecy surrounded by mountains, laced with canals and flower-covered bridges.
Mont-Blanc is white indeed -its name resulted from its snow-capped mountain peaks throughout the year.
The food at 7367 restaurant in Annecy.
Alta Citta in Bergamo, an almost untouched medieval city.
The cold fish soup at Vineria Cozzi.
The yard at 10 Corso Como and the most impressive collections on display.
Byredo “Bohemia” candle came home with me.

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Sunday’s LVSNG: Lazy days edition

If this year’s summer had a soundtrack, “Impossible Spaces” by Sandro Perri would be it.
I’m crazy about this guy.

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“Today I saw you, big as the ocean. Yesterday I was sure I’d forgotten how to swim. I jumped right in you covered me like a lotion. Yesterday I was sure I was losing my skin. The sting of salt, the thrill of devotion. That’s the one I trust, incoming forward motion.
I wanna come to you, I wanna come. Really now, what else?”

 

La vie de chateau

Crossing the Loir Valley with all the memorable medieval and renaissance chateaux of the area around the river, was definitely one of the best parts of my roadtrip.

Highlights:
The gardens and the labyrinth at Chateau de Chenonceau are competing in beauty the main building with the arches
and the lush rooms.
The black mourning bedroom of Louise of Lorraine was enchanting, decorated with feathers (from the old French word “penne”, meaning sorrow), silver tears, grave-diggers shovels, widows’ cordons and crowns of thorns after her husbands assassination.
The local methode champenoise is the best sparkling wine outside Champagne.
Cheese again and again. I think I’ve tried every type of chevre that exists out there.
The duck salad at Le pot de Lapin.
Breathtaking view from the castle of Chinon.
The painteresque medieval town of Saumur, built by the river, and its charming chateau.
The countryside and the routes alongside the Loir river is something that cannot be missed.

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