All posts tagged: lifestyle

How to deal with an everyday early awake

If you follow this blog you may have noticed that I haven’t updated it recently, the reason is because in the last month I got graduated, I moved to another city – for your own interest now I live in Milan- and I have started working. In the past year I didn’t have a lot of university classes so I was unprepared to start waking up early in the morning everyday and still looking socially acceptable. Plus, my job has to do with fashion so I am constantly surrounded by people that pay attention on their appearance and  had to learn some quick tips that can be useful to don’t look washed out every morning – warning, I am still not able to be polished and chic like Olivia Palermo but I am trying guys. 1. Always apply a foundation, but opt for products with a sheer and luminous finish instead of high coverage and extremely matte ones. After that go and conceal all the redness and imperfections and your face will appear fresher and younger than using a full coverage concealer. 2. Take with …

Fisherman with cormorants

The photo was taken during my trip in China and this fisherman was standing with his cormorants on the riverside of the Li river in Yangshuo. He had been posing for a crew of tourists for a while but I decided to shoot the only moment he was inattentive looking for people to take a photo with. I think this is the favourite picture I have ever taken and it reminds me of an unforgettable experience.

Traders in Turin

I took this series of photos for an university exam and, as we were able to choose the theme for one assignment, I decided to focus on the variety of traders in the centre of the city where I live, Turin. Turin is not my hometown but I moved here five years ago for studying and I can consider it my home. I will move in a few months after my graduation and I know I will badly miss this city so I hope to have transmitted to you my bond to this place.

Tim Walker – The story teller

During the exhibition “Tim Walker: Story Teller“, the homonymous photographer’s approach to his work was summed up in this way: “When Tim Walker turns fashion shoots into fairytales, familiar landascapes become unmapped territory, familiar faces half-remembered.Whenever wonder runs low and with imagination constrained by truth and certainty, Walker’s photographs remind us how to dream again.” Despite Tim Walker is not primarly interested by fashion -in fact, you can find extracts from his portfolio at prestigious museums in London- you always have his photos on Vogue, i-D and Love Magazine. According to the British photographer “every picture is a fantasy” and he tries to involve models and viewer in that process and indeed he can carry us into a surreal dimension. I love fashion photography but if I have to think about my personal conception of fashion photography my mind goes directly to Tim Walker’s work so I decided to make this post to collect some of his inspiring photos. Here they are:

Moodboard #2 -The Spring edit

Although it is already May here in Italy the weather has been horrible most of the time so I couldn’t even wear my spring clothes. Here we have some items I like: 1.   Alice + Olivia Vance Boatneck Boxy Raglan Top 2.   Dolce & Gabbana Floral-print underwired bikini 3.   J.W.Anderson Wrap-effect printed cotton-blend skirt 4.  Zara High Heel Sandal With Wide Straps 5.   Saint Laurent Toy Betty Bag 6.   Henri Bendel Butter London Nail Lacquer in Torch 7.  Dior Addict Fluid Stick in Aventure

Doors and Courtyards

Long story short, here we are with another series of my Chinese reportage: this time I tried to collect pictures of doors, aisles and inner courtyards.  In the Chinese traditional architecture  was very important to creating courtyards as a quiet and picturesque world in opposition to the  frenzied outside and this element sometimes is reproduced in the contemporary architecture, too.    

Collecting shoes around China

In my last trip I took tonnes of photographs but I am not brave enough yet to start picking out some of them so, instead, I decided to post this little series. I know that the fact I went around taking photos of shoes may seem quirky however I found that the Chinese habit of leaving their footwear on the doorstep was very cheerful and also inspirational. So that’s all! I will try to divide all the pictures I took according to themes, as I did here, to make my picking work easier and to show you very soon all the beautiful places I visited. Stay tuned!