Il dolce far niente in Italy 💙 

Il dolce far niente in Italy 💙 beautiful places in Italy to be lazy_

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I don’t know about you, but sometimes, between summer sadness and winter blues, I need some days to sleep and chill a little. Some lazy days in a beautiful place in Italy would be a good idea! In Italy, il dolce far niente, the sweetness of doing nothing, is a lifestyle. It is about living on a Mediterranean rhythm and loving the daily luxury in your life. The daily rituals have become a form of art in Italy, from a beautiful pizza margherita, the perfect cappuccino to raspberry icecream, from spending time with family, l’amore to dressing well. La dolce vita is celebrated in the little streets, boutiques, restaurants and homes of each Italian city. These are beautiful places in Italy to be a little lazy:

  1. Milano and il lago di Como. Even though Milano is known as a busy city, it is a nice place to visit the beautiful white Duomo, and to shop in the monumental Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, la Rinascente and in Via Montenapoleone. For a day away from busy Milano, you need to go to Como at only half an hour distance. The view over il lago di Como is beautiful and you can go to romantic places across the lake, like Bellagio. Il dolce far niente: you can sit on the rooftop of il Duomo to read a book and enjoy the view, visit Armani Casa for some home inspiration, taste the delicious mozzarella dishes and pizzas at mozzarella bar Obicà, and try all the icecream you can find in Como.
  2. The lovely, little places on the 1920s beach in Viareggio all have nice entrances with wooden names. This is where the local Italian families go for a day on the beach. The place has a sweet scent that comes from the orange and pine trees. Along the seaside you will find the chique boutiques from for example Liu Jo, Patrizia Pepe, Intimissimi, and Atos Lombardini. In a two hour walk along the sea, you can go to Forte dei Marmi, another lovely coastal town in Lucca, Toscane. il dolce far niente: don’t miss all the boutiques in Viareggio and Forte dei Marmi, go to a spa, and try all the icecream at gelateria Grom.
  3. La bella città di moda_ Firenze is a beautiful city and home to many boutiques, musea, and restaurants. In Via Roma, Via dei Calzaiuoli, Via de’ Tornabuoni and Piazza della Repubblica, you will find the boutiques from Liu JoTiffany and co, Luisa via Roma, Patrizia PepeFratelli Rosetti, la Rinascente, and you can visit the Gucci museoil dolce far niente: drink a cappuccino or cioccolato at Caffè Gilli, visit the Liu jo store, visit il giardino di Boboli, try the mezzelune pasta at Fuori Porta, and pizza a taglio at Pugi.

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Fendi, Fontana di Trevi, luglio 2016

In a beautiful setting, at the renovated Fontana di Trevi in Rome, Fendi celebrated its ninetieth anniversary. The love story between Fendi and Rome has its origins in 1926. As an homage to the ancient city, Fendi has invested in the restoration of the Trevi fountain (Fendi for Fountains). The Trevi fountain, loved for the classic scene in Fellini’s La Dolce Vita, is a symbol of Italian civilization, culture and architecture. At the beautiful event at the Trevi fountain, the piazza, filled with the world of moda e lusso, hushed at the sight of Fendi’s collection of fairy tales and legends. The collection by Fendi was a storybook, and each piece had its own story to tell. As made for a princess, the long, flowy dresses were embroidered with flowers and fairies. Come un sogno, the Fendi collection was like a dream. The only link to the cool daywear collection by Fendi, besides the creativity and craftmanship, were the carefully crafted bags (like the monster bags by Fendi). In the online boutique, you can find the inimitable collections by Fendi.

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Photos and images by Fendi, Vogue Italia, Nicky Bianca and Pinterest.

Daily luxury s/s 2016: off shoulder

An essential daily luxury for the summer is definitely the off shoulder dress or top. 

A beautiful blue (Sea), striped (Patrizia Pepe) or cool white off shouder top (Liu Jo, Tibi) in soft cotton on a dark blue denim Liu jo jeans creates a casual-chique outfit à la Olivia Palermo. Lovely lace lingerie in white, blue and soft turquoise by Victoria’s Secret and Intimissimi will look beautiful on bare shoulders. Secondly, a cotton off shoulder dress by Thakoon or Chloé is both beautiful and cool 💙. A soft cotton dress or top with bare shoulders has a beautiful and casual look, as it looks both dressed and a little sexy. You can wear your beautiful heels by Choo or Valentino, and still look casual, or dress it down with espadrilles, sandals or Choo trainers. You can’t miss with this summer essential!

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Photos and images by Nicky Bianca, Liu Jo, Patrizia Pepe, www.pinterest.com/nicky_bianca/

Nuit en blanc

Dressed in white for a midsummer night, a dîner en blanc, or a lovely summer sunset, feels beautiful and chique 💙. Spanish or chantilly lace looks beautiful on bare skin, paired with nude Valentino heels or white Choo’s. Lovely lace dresses are essential summer pieces, for example in the spring-summer collections by Valentino, Burberry and Chloé. Secondly, an embellished white dress is an essential daily luxury on summer days, for example by Altuzzara. Another white dress that is very en vogue is the silk slipdress, inspired by lingerie and nineties coolness (Balenciaga, Courrges, The Row). Lastly, with a minimalist mini dress with long sleeves, you can wear a beautiful clutch and embellished heels by Choo or Acquazzura, showing long tan legs. And for your man? He needs a classic white tuxedo jacket, black trousers and classy Choo’s for Cuban vibes.

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Photos and images by Nicky Bianca, Shoebaloo, Vogue España and www.pinterest.com/nicky_bianca/

Choo s/s collection 2016 💙

Choo’s spring-summer collection is beautiful, tropical and cool 💙. Creative director Sandra Choi has created a beautiful collection for summer days and tropical temperatures. The summer collection was inspired by California, reminding me of a song by Aaliyah. And like her lyrics_hotter than a summer day in California_ the lovely palm printed Ava bag, light khaki trainers and Choo sunglasses with flowers _got me melting like a sundae. Another beautiful piece of the Choo summer collection is the limited edition palm printed Lockett petite bag in khaki and is _one in a million. The sand trainers in a lovely mix of soft and patent leather, the chique embellished Karmel or Kaye heels, the cool tribal Lima heels, and classic black Tide sling backs are beautiful pieces from the Choo s/s collection that deserve a place in my daily luxury collection. Shop the one in a million, beautiful daily luxury Choo’s in the online boutique: www.jimmychoo.com.

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Photos and images by Nicky Bianca, Shoebaloo and Jimmy Choo

Choo’s and other shoes

On May 30, at noon, the Shoebaloo summer sale 2016 will begin. At this beautiful store Shoebaloo in the Netherlands, you will find all the lovely collections from Choo’s and other shoes 💙. In the online boutique, you can shop beautiful pieces, too, for example from the collections of Valentino, Choo, Dolce & Gabbana, Fendi, Casadei, and Burberry.

My daily luxury from the Shoebaloo boutique is a mix of chique beige trainers and cool heels: beautiful beige Valentino rockstud heels, sand Choo trainers in a mix of soft and patent leather, Acquazzura or Choo heels in sand and white, Valentino espadrilles in blush, lovely striped bag from Valentino, embellished clutch from Choo.. Don’t wait too long to find the shoes of your dreams, and visit the online boutique via www.shoebaloo.nl.

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Photos and images by Shoebaloo and Nicky Bianca.

Summer love 💙

My daily luxury for summer days in June:

💙 Lovely lace_ soft turquoise dream angels lace demi bra with a beautiful back, unlined demi bra in coconut white, and blue lagoon white lace swimsuit with straps on the back from Victoria’s Secret.

💙 Liu Jo_ the summer collection from Liu Jo is beautiful and cool, for example the lovely Liu Jo denim collection in dark blue and white, and the safaric chic summer essentials in white, beige and khaki.

💙 Patrizia Pepe_ I’m in love with the cool spring-summer collection from Patrizia Pepe, with beautiful pieces such as the cotton and linen off shoulder top with stripes, silky shirt in white/light blue stripes, and the ‘ocean soul’ striped top. 

💙 Choo’s_  Choo’s summer collection is perfect for tropical temperatures with its palm printed bags, beige and khaki trainers, and sunglasses with flowers.

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Photos and images by Nicky Bianca, Liu Jo, Choo, Patrizia Pepe, www.pinterest.com/nicky_bianca/

Liu Jo s/s collection 2016

Liu Jo’s spring-summer collection 2016 is beautiful and cool 💙.

The safari chic essentials in white, khaki and beige combine beautifully with the Liu Jo denim collection. For example, the white macramé and cotton shirts with lace on a white, khaki or beige embellished Liu jo jeans or denim skirt is lovely for a khaki spring. Don’t forget to bring your Liu jo backpack in soft beige leather to complete your city safari.

Since 2008, the beautiful Liu Jo jeans have been an essential daily luxury for my summer and winter collection. Liu Jo’s denim collection becomes even more beautiful each year and seems custom made for me due to the small and comfortable fit. The sexy, low waist divine denim jeans with a light shimmer, the lovely white denim skirt and dark blue denim jacket with embellisments; that’s my Liu Jo denim for the spring and summer season. To fall in love with Liu Jo’s denim collection and to find your perfect fit, you can visit Liu Jo’s online boutique and denim guide.

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Coco Chanel in Havana, Cuba 🌺

May 3, 2016, Havana, Cuba. While Cuba is opening its turquoise doors to the world, the beautiful island invited not only Obama, the first American President to come to Cuba since 1928, but also the world of ‘moda y lujo’ to enter the colourful and vibrant capital city Havana. In the Paseo del Prado, set between the palm trees and Cuban casas, the street has become a runway for the Chanel cruise collection 2017. In a beautiful mix of old and new, the past and the present, the Chanel couture collection meets the classic imperial style of Cuba. With the Panama hats, coloured tweed jackets and midi skirts, the Chanel cruise collection 2017 is clearly inspired by Cuban history. While the masculine trousers, tweed jackets and midi skirts in the cruise collection are quintessential to Chanel, the colourful tweed in lime, coral, blue and colonial white, tropical prints and ‘Viva Coco libre’-shirts have been inspired by the Cuban setting. 

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Photos and images by Nicky Bianca, www.pinterest.com/nicky_bianca/ and Vogue España.

Lovely May

I love the months May, June and July 💙. It is the beginning of summer! I’m dreaming of beautiful white sandy beaches and turquoise waters in Bali and Hawaii. Love takes us to far away places 💙. My daily luxury for May is inspired by bounty islands and tropical temperatures:

💙 for a natural beauty_ Dior skin nude and voile de monoï with a beautiful scent and spf 10, Kérastase discipline shampoo for delicately washed hair, homemade facial scrub with coconut oil and coconut blossom sugar.

💙 daily luxury_ Valentino turquoise heels, Liu jo denim jacket and white skirt with embellishments, Thakoon cotton dress in blue, Patrizia pepe white off shoulder top, Chloé dress in lace or macramé, Choo sunglasses with flowers, palm printed bag and beige trainers, turquoise bikini by Twin-Set.

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Photos and images by Nicky Bianca, Liu Jo, and Choo.