The blue lagoon πŸ’™

Do you ever dream about a beautiful island somewhere in the blue lagoon? I dream about it even when I’m not sleeping πŸ’™. On my dream vacation this winter, I travelled to the two islands Maui and Honolulu, Oahu in Hawaii. It was soo beautiful! I’m daydreaming again to go with the waves. I can see myself in my turquoise bikini or my Liu jo dress between the palm trees on a deserted white beach, overlooking the sparkling blue ocean. If in May or June I am stranded on an island in the blue lagoon, this is my summer luxury that I would take with me:

πŸ’™ La Perla mare: the swim collection is beautiful in white and blue, very suitable for il dolce far niente on a pure white beach.

πŸ’™ Choo’sΒ spring/summer collection is perfect for a summer expedition in the city or for exploring an island with classy Choo trainers in beige suede, together with a one in a million golden lockett bag or small rebel bag in sand.

πŸ’™ Kopari beauty: I love all things coco from Kopari beauty, based on organic coconut oil. The new face oil, introduced in May, has all the caring sweetness from coco and avocado. For sunkissed skin, mix the coconut face oil with Diorskin nude foundation and finish with the new Diorskin mineral nude bronzer in 002 soft sunlight (Dior).

πŸ’™ The spring and summer collections 2018 from Milano, Paris and New York are so beautiful and now available in the (online) boutiques. My daily luxury for the summer is inspired by the delicate dresses from Salvatore Ferragamo, Oscar de la Renta and Saint Laurent.

A lovely summer to you, wherever you’ll be πŸ’™ For moda, daily luxury and beautiful places, you can follow me on www.nickybianca.com andΒ https://nl.pinterest.com/nicky_bianca/

Photos and images by Nicky Bianca, https://nl.pinterest.com/nicky_bianca/, Choo, Kopari beauty, La Perla, Vogue Italia and Vogue EspaΓ±a.

Milano s/s collections 2018

La cittΓ  della moda Milano was the place to be last week for the beautiful s/s collections 2018. La moda e il lussoΒ is an essental part of Italy’s cutural heritage. The spring-summer collections presented at Milan Fashion Week celebrated the luxurious fashion made in Italy with a lot of prints. The lovely Pucci collection from Firenze featured chique printed mini dresses presented in a fun poolside runway. Etro celebrated its fiftieth anniversary with a new version of their signature printed dresses in boho white, green and blue.

Salvatore Ferragamo has a beautiful s/s collection with lingerie inspired tops, midi skirts and delicate dresses in satin, organza and tule. The small bags carried around the waist actually looked chique! Another collection that I love is from Blumarine with beautiful see-through dresses, as well as the cool and chique collections by N.21 (Numero ventuno), Byblos and MaxMara. On the last days of MFW, Dolce & Gabbana presented their very Italian collection with black lace and organza dresses for your inner Monica, Pia and Sofia πŸ’™.

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Milano s/s collections 2018Photos and images by Nicky Bianca and Vogue Italia.

La bella cittΓ  di moda Firenze

In the 1920’s a bellboy in a chique hotel started designing beautiful, handmade pieces of leather luggage and travel bags for the chic and wealthy in Florence, italy. Grace Kelly and Jacky Kennedy loved his fine collection of bags. In the course of the 20th century the bellboy, Guccio Gucci, had created an empire with his family business in Firenze (Florence). The beautiful pieces of travel bags, suitcases and the clothing collections designed by Gucci, from the twenties to the present day, can be admired in the Gucci museum in Firenze. 

Gucci is merely one of the inspirational success stories that are set in the bellissima cittΓ  di moda Firenze. Small scale family businesses in fine leather and wool have grown out to become fashion empires on which the sun doesn’t set. Sergio Rossi is another good example of this. The beautiful quality and design of its leather shoes has made Sergio Rossi an international success. Armani, Acquazzura, Patrizia Pepe, Pucci, and Salvatore Ferragamo are other examples of beautiful, internationally renowned brands that all started in the city of Firenze.

The Via de’ Tornabuoni is the most beautiful and chique street in the city center of Firenze, where you will find the boutiques of HermΓ¨s, Pucci, Tiffany’s, Bulgari, Dior and many more. La Piazza della Reppubblica is the historic square of the city and a perfect starting point to explore the boutiques in the small side streets Via Roma and Via Calziuoli, for example Fratelli Roselli, Liu Jo, Pollini, Luisa via Roma, La Rinascente. You may also find little family run shops where the shoes, bags and clothes are still being handmade. 

Even though, Firenze is a perfect place for a shopping trip, you shouldn’t miss the cultural and architectural beauty of the city. Il Duomo, il Battistero, Piazza Signorina, Piazzale Michelangelo and il Giardino di Boboli are beautiful, breathtaking locations to explore in the city. And you have to try all the delicious dolci, icecream and pizza that Firenze has to offer. The beautiful boutiques, architecture and food make Firenze one of my favorite Italian cities πŸ’™. 

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