Saturday, 31 March 2012


Hello everybody!

 As you well know on the 8th of march H&M launched a new designer collaboration, this time with Marni.

I really liked the collection, even if, as a fantastic Italian blogger pointed out, lots of the patterns and the prints were not new to Marni, having used nearly the same in the 2009 collection.

I was in Italy that day, and H&M was nowhere closer to where I was, so I had to find a back up plain.

My plan b was my lovely friend Blair that was so kind to offer herself to go and queue outside the shop at 6 in the morning, just to be sure to get the dress I wanted.

I am sure the fact that the lovely Blair works FOR me didn't put any pressure on her, at all.

Thanks got at 9.10 in the morning I got the text I was waiting for, announcing me my dress and few other things were safe in her hands.

This is what I got:

In the next days I will show you how I am gonna style them.

Did you get anything from the collection? Which designer would you like to see next? I am praying for her Majesty Tom Ford, but even Dolce&Gabbana would be a nice surprise..

Wednesday, 28 March 2012


Hello Ladies!

Last Sunday I was so lucky to participate to the Benefit Hello Flawless Roadshow.

The location was one of my fave shopping temple, the ultra posh Harvey Nichols.

I headed there ( wearing my new Marni for h&m dress, post about that coming soon) in an unusual warm day, the city centre was so crowded I literally had to take my shoes off and run through the shopping centre to make it on time.

It was so nice to meet other bloggers and the team of make up artist from benefit.

Jasmine and Lisa introduced us to the new foundation Hello Flawless Oxygen Wow, due to be released on the 31st  but I already spotted it in boots.

This foundation promise a buildable coverage, has got SPF 25 and PA ++,  protection for UV A and UV B, which is something I absolutely adore in a face product.

There are 9 shades available, divided in 3 groups, light, medium and deep, so it should be very easy to find the right shade for you.

After that we were treated with a very special cream tea...with champagne instead of tea!

Mmmm if I could describe the taste of those macaroons ( hopefully my dietitian will never read this!).

Review of the foundation will be here as soon as I can.

Thank you again to Lisa, Jasmine,Catriona and Rowena 

Thank you to all the lovely grls I had the chance to meet!

Have you tried any new product recently? Any advice?


Sunday, 25 March 2012

Mary Katrantzou for Top Shop t shirt

Hello Ladies,
how are you today?
I am enjoying so much this unusual sunny and warm weather, cannot believe is march and cannot believe we are in the usually very dull Manchester!!
Today I want to show you something I bought about a month ago in topshop.
Yes it's the Mary Katrantzou t shirt!
As you all probably already know, topshop asked 10 famous designer that have been involved in previous collaboration with the brand, to design 10 limited edition t shirts. With prices from £30 to £40, for every sold item £7 go to centrepoint, a charity created to support homeless people.
I personally picked up this one, I am still gutted I couldn't afford any of the proper Mary Katrantzou for topshop collection and I absolutely love her prints!

I really like the way it fits, it's a kind of a baggy shirt, that's why sometimes I like to wear it with a belt or just with a pair of black leggings.

So let's start from a t- shirt, one day I will put my paws on one of her dresses, promise!!!

I believe this t shirt is actually sold out but here is the link if you want to have a look to the other t shirts!

Have you bought anything from the collection? Share!!


Saturday, 24 March 2012

Nice to meet you!

So here we are, this is my first blog post.
Nice to meet you all, as you can read in my profile description, I am Anna, pure Italian blood, living in Manchester, Uk.
I have been thinking for a long time about start blogging; my main concern was dealing with the language and with the idea of ''oh no, another damn blog", but I really find myself in need of sharing with someone those little shallow things that sometimes make our life easier, more beautiful and make us smile.

I really miss my friends back in Italy, all the chit chat and the gossiping sipping our cappuccino, what I really wish with this space is to have that pure complicity and lovely fun you have with old friends!
At the end I convinced myself to go for it, I hope you will be kind with my spelling mistakes and honestly, I truly believe IT'S A BLOGGER'S WORLD!
Hope to hear from you soon
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