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Bedtime Stories - August 29th, 2014
Time has passed since the last time I wrote a personal report on my blog, and things have changed as well - again, I dare say.
I’ve finally left London and I write finally not because I’m happy to have left but just because after a while you always feel the need to go back to your roots, see your old friends and family, enjoy the place where you grew up. I’m currently happily stuck in that period of time between a past experience and the beginning of a new exciting one, that period of time in which all that I personally do can be reduced to two or three things: eat - I’m in Italy after all! -, sleep, stay out with my friends. I also try to hook up with someone but I’m not completely successful at that to be honest.
So, what did I do in London before leaving it, apart being stunned every day by its beauty? Here’s a list:
- I worked, oh God if I worked! I left my job at Zara at the beginning of August to have some weeks to rest and organise my moving back to Italy, until then I was stuck with tidying up tables and folding as many t-shirts as I could in the smallest amount of time possible - sometimes I thought I was going to become blind after all the folding. And yes, most importantly, dealing with customers.
- I went on the British Pullman by Belmond (former Orient Express, does it sound familiar?) courtesy of my lovely friend and flatmate Elena (check out her blog at http://thepeacefulelephant.tumblr.com/) who works with the company. Everything was great, the food was awesome, we drank a lot and then we got to visit a lovely place on the coast - in Kent - called Deal with a romantic shore you can see in photo 3 :D
- my friend Elena and me organised a very small birthday party for my flatmate Alessia who turned 24 and in photo 4 you can see the result of our lovely celebration :D I swear this time there was no alcohol involved.
- I basically forced all my friends to only go to gay clubs in London because I thought I was going to find my soulmate there. Didn’t think I was going to leave soon. And that it’s actually difficult to find your soulmate among the habitués of a gay club. I’m so bad at this.
- I tried on my flatmate’s whole wardrobe - a sneak peek in photo 5
- I dressed up as a Victorian for a photoshoot with two friends - it was one of the most hilarious things I’ve done in London, and the result was perfect as you can see in photo 6!
- I played cool blogger letting my friend take photo of me on the streets of the capital - yay, urban style!!! photo 7
And then I thought a lot about my life, as always happens when you leave and say goodbye. I remembered that I’ll never get used to goodbyes, but who does? I remembered how ambitious I am and how I have to continue with my life and stick to my plans because I’m lucky enough to know exactly what I want to do and how I want me to do it. I understood that every person I met during these four months, but not only, also during my whole life, has helped building up the person I am and the person I’m gonna be. I learnt that falling in love is the thing that defines me, and I don’t mean it in a romantic way, but I’m talking about an everyday kind of falling in love; it’s like when you wake up in the morning and you’re satisfied with the person you are, so you fall in love with yourself a little bit more; it’s the act of getting inspired by other people to keep on being ambitious and finding the strength to carry on; it’s falling in love with people you know you won’t see anymore but from whom you definitely learnt something. 
And I remembered another time in my life that it doesn’t matter where I am and where I’m going to go, what I do, who I am with: the place where I come from is part of me, it’s not only made of places but also of people and emotions and for as much as I hate it, I’ll always love it more. And the last photo says it all :) Cagliari <3
xxx
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Bedtime Stories - August 29th, 2014
Time has passed since the last time I wrote a personal report on my blog, and things have changed as well - again, I dare say.
I’ve finally left London and I write finally not because I’m happy to have left but just because after a while you always feel the need to go back to your roots, see your old friends and family, enjoy the place where you grew up. I’m currently happily stuck in that period of time between a past experience and the beginning of a new exciting one, that period of time in which all that I personally do can be reduced to two or three things: eat - I’m in Italy after all! -, sleep, stay out with my friends. I also try to hook up with someone but I’m not completely successful at that to be honest.
So, what did I do in London before leaving it, apart being stunned every day by its beauty? Here’s a list:
- I worked, oh God if I worked! I left my job at Zara at the beginning of August to have some weeks to rest and organise my moving back to Italy, until then I was stuck with tidying up tables and folding as many t-shirts as I could in the smallest amount of time possible - sometimes I thought I was going to become blind after all the folding. And yes, most importantly, dealing with customers.
- I went on the British Pullman by Belmond (former Orient Express, does it sound familiar?) courtesy of my lovely friend and flatmate Elena (check out her blog at http://thepeacefulelephant.tumblr.com/) who works with the company. Everything was great, the food was awesome, we drank a lot and then we got to visit a lovely place on the coast - in Kent - called Deal with a romantic shore you can see in photo 3 :D
- my friend Elena and me organised a very small birthday party for my flatmate Alessia who turned 24 and in photo 4 you can see the result of our lovely celebration :D I swear this time there was no alcohol involved.
- I basically forced all my friends to only go to gay clubs in London because I thought I was going to find my soulmate there. Didn’t think I was going to leave soon. And that it’s actually difficult to find your soulmate among the habitués of a gay club. I’m so bad at this.
- I tried on my flatmate’s whole wardrobe - a sneak peek in photo 5
- I dressed up as a Victorian for a photoshoot with two friends - it was one of the most hilarious things I’ve done in London, and the result was perfect as you can see in photo 6!
- I played cool blogger letting my friend take photo of me on the streets of the capital - yay, urban style!!! photo 7
And then I thought a lot about my life, as always happens when you leave and say goodbye. I remembered that I’ll never get used to goodbyes, but who does? I remembered how ambitious I am and how I have to continue with my life and stick to my plans because I’m lucky enough to know exactly what I want to do and how I want me to do it. I understood that every person I met during these four months, but not only, also during my whole life, has helped building up the person I am and the person I’m gonna be. I learnt that falling in love is the thing that defines me, and I don’t mean it in a romantic way, but I’m talking about an everyday kind of falling in love; it’s like when you wake up in the morning and you’re satisfied with the person you are, so you fall in love with yourself a little bit more; it’s the act of getting inspired by other people to keep on being ambitious and finding the strength to carry on; it’s falling in love with people you know you won’t see anymore but from whom you definitely learnt something. 
And I remembered another time in my life that it doesn’t matter where I am and where I’m going to go, what I do, who I am with: the place where I come from is part of me, it’s not only made of places but also of people and emotions and for as much as I hate it, I’ll always love it more. And the last photo says it all :) Cagliari <3
xxx
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Bedtime Stories - August 29th, 2014
Time has passed since the last time I wrote a personal report on my blog, and things have changed as well - again, I dare say.
I’ve finally left London and I write finally not because I’m happy to have left but just because after a while you always feel the need to go back to your roots, see your old friends and family, enjoy the place where you grew up. I’m currently happily stuck in that period of time between a past experience and the beginning of a new exciting one, that period of time in which all that I personally do can be reduced to two or three things: eat - I’m in Italy after all! -, sleep, stay out with my friends. I also try to hook up with someone but I’m not completely successful at that to be honest.
So, what did I do in London before leaving it, apart being stunned every day by its beauty? Here’s a list:
- I worked, oh God if I worked! I left my job at Zara at the beginning of August to have some weeks to rest and organise my moving back to Italy, until then I was stuck with tidying up tables and folding as many t-shirts as I could in the smallest amount of time possible - sometimes I thought I was going to become blind after all the folding. And yes, most importantly, dealing with customers.
- I went on the British Pullman by Belmond (former Orient Express, does it sound familiar?) courtesy of my lovely friend and flatmate Elena (check out her blog at http://thepeacefulelephant.tumblr.com/) who works with the company. Everything was great, the food was awesome, we drank a lot and then we got to visit a lovely place on the coast - in Kent - called Deal with a romantic shore you can see in photo 3 :D
- my friend Elena and me organised a very small birthday party for my flatmate Alessia who turned 24 and in photo 4 you can see the result of our lovely celebration :D I swear this time there was no alcohol involved.
- I basically forced all my friends to only go to gay clubs in London because I thought I was going to find my soulmate there. Didn’t think I was going to leave soon. And that it’s actually difficult to find your soulmate among the habitués of a gay club. I’m so bad at this.
- I tried on my flatmate’s whole wardrobe - a sneak peek in photo 5
- I dressed up as a Victorian for a photoshoot with two friends - it was one of the most hilarious things I’ve done in London, and the result was perfect as you can see in photo 6!
- I played cool blogger letting my friend take photo of me on the streets of the capital - yay, urban style!!! photo 7
And then I thought a lot about my life, as always happens when you leave and say goodbye. I remembered that I’ll never get used to goodbyes, but who does? I remembered how ambitious I am and how I have to continue with my life and stick to my plans because I’m lucky enough to know exactly what I want to do and how I want me to do it. I understood that every person I met during these four months, but not only, also during my whole life, has helped building up the person I am and the person I’m gonna be. I learnt that falling in love is the thing that defines me, and I don’t mean it in a romantic way, but I’m talking about an everyday kind of falling in love; it’s like when you wake up in the morning and you’re satisfied with the person you are, so you fall in love with yourself a little bit more; it’s the act of getting inspired by other people to keep on being ambitious and finding the strength to carry on; it’s falling in love with people you know you won’t see anymore but from whom you definitely learnt something. 
And I remembered another time in my life that it doesn’t matter where I am and where I’m going to go, what I do, who I am with: the place where I come from is part of me, it’s not only made of places but also of people and emotions and for as much as I hate it, I’ll always love it more. And the last photo says it all :) Cagliari <3
xxx
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Bedtime Stories - August 29th, 2014
Time has passed since the last time I wrote a personal report on my blog, and things have changed as well - again, I dare say.
I’ve finally left London and I write finally not because I’m happy to have left but just because after a while you always feel the need to go back to your roots, see your old friends and family, enjoy the place where you grew up. I’m currently happily stuck in that period of time between a past experience and the beginning of a new exciting one, that period of time in which all that I personally do can be reduced to two or three things: eat - I’m in Italy after all! -, sleep, stay out with my friends. I also try to hook up with someone but I’m not completely successful at that to be honest.
So, what did I do in London before leaving it, apart being stunned every day by its beauty? Here’s a list:
- I worked, oh God if I worked! I left my job at Zara at the beginning of August to have some weeks to rest and organise my moving back to Italy, until then I was stuck with tidying up tables and folding as many t-shirts as I could in the smallest amount of time possible - sometimes I thought I was going to become blind after all the folding. And yes, most importantly, dealing with customers.
- I went on the British Pullman by Belmond (former Orient Express, does it sound familiar?) courtesy of my lovely friend and flatmate Elena (check out her blog at http://thepeacefulelephant.tumblr.com/) who works with the company. Everything was great, the food was awesome, we drank a lot and then we got to visit a lovely place on the coast - in Kent - called Deal with a romantic shore you can see in photo 3 :D
- my friend Elena and me organised a very small birthday party for my flatmate Alessia who turned 24 and in photo 4 you can see the result of our lovely celebration :D I swear this time there was no alcohol involved.
- I basically forced all my friends to only go to gay clubs in London because I thought I was going to find my soulmate there. Didn’t think I was going to leave soon. And that it’s actually difficult to find your soulmate among the habitués of a gay club. I’m so bad at this.
- I tried on my flatmate’s whole wardrobe - a sneak peek in photo 5
- I dressed up as a Victorian for a photoshoot with two friends - it was one of the most hilarious things I’ve done in London, and the result was perfect as you can see in photo 6!
- I played cool blogger letting my friend take photo of me on the streets of the capital - yay, urban style!!! photo 7
And then I thought a lot about my life, as always happens when you leave and say goodbye. I remembered that I’ll never get used to goodbyes, but who does? I remembered how ambitious I am and how I have to continue with my life and stick to my plans because I’m lucky enough to know exactly what I want to do and how I want me to do it. I understood that every person I met during these four months, but not only, also during my whole life, has helped building up the person I am and the person I’m gonna be. I learnt that falling in love is the thing that defines me, and I don’t mean it in a romantic way, but I’m talking about an everyday kind of falling in love; it’s like when you wake up in the morning and you’re satisfied with the person you are, so you fall in love with yourself a little bit more; it’s the act of getting inspired by other people to keep on being ambitious and finding the strength to carry on; it’s falling in love with people you know you won’t see anymore but from whom you definitely learnt something. 
And I remembered another time in my life that it doesn’t matter where I am and where I’m going to go, what I do, who I am with: the place where I come from is part of me, it’s not only made of places but also of people and emotions and for as much as I hate it, I’ll always love it more. And the last photo says it all :) Cagliari <3
xxx
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Bedtime Stories - August 29th, 2014
Time has passed since the last time I wrote a personal report on my blog, and things have changed as well - again, I dare say.
I’ve finally left London and I write finally not because I’m happy to have left but just because after a while you always feel the need to go back to your roots, see your old friends and family, enjoy the place where you grew up. I’m currently happily stuck in that period of time between a past experience and the beginning of a new exciting one, that period of time in which all that I personally do can be reduced to two or three things: eat - I’m in Italy after all! -, sleep, stay out with my friends. I also try to hook up with someone but I’m not completely successful at that to be honest.
So, what did I do in London before leaving it, apart being stunned every day by its beauty? Here’s a list:
- I worked, oh God if I worked! I left my job at Zara at the beginning of August to have some weeks to rest and organise my moving back to Italy, until then I was stuck with tidying up tables and folding as many t-shirts as I could in the smallest amount of time possible - sometimes I thought I was going to become blind after all the folding. And yes, most importantly, dealing with customers.
- I went on the British Pullman by Belmond (former Orient Express, does it sound familiar?) courtesy of my lovely friend and flatmate Elena (check out her blog at http://thepeacefulelephant.tumblr.com/) who works with the company. Everything was great, the food was awesome, we drank a lot and then we got to visit a lovely place on the coast - in Kent - called Deal with a romantic shore you can see in photo 3 :D
- my friend Elena and me organised a very small birthday party for my flatmate Alessia who turned 24 and in photo 4 you can see the result of our lovely celebration :D I swear this time there was no alcohol involved.
- I basically forced all my friends to only go to gay clubs in London because I thought I was going to find my soulmate there. Didn’t think I was going to leave soon. And that it’s actually difficult to find your soulmate among the habitués of a gay club. I’m so bad at this.
- I tried on my flatmate’s whole wardrobe - a sneak peek in photo 5
- I dressed up as a Victorian for a photoshoot with two friends - it was one of the most hilarious things I’ve done in London, and the result was perfect as you can see in photo 6!
- I played cool blogger letting my friend take photo of me on the streets of the capital - yay, urban style!!! photo 7
And then I thought a lot about my life, as always happens when you leave and say goodbye. I remembered that I’ll never get used to goodbyes, but who does? I remembered how ambitious I am and how I have to continue with my life and stick to my plans because I’m lucky enough to know exactly what I want to do and how I want me to do it. I understood that every person I met during these four months, but not only, also during my whole life, has helped building up the person I am and the person I’m gonna be. I learnt that falling in love is the thing that defines me, and I don’t mean it in a romantic way, but I’m talking about an everyday kind of falling in love; it’s like when you wake up in the morning and you’re satisfied with the person you are, so you fall in love with yourself a little bit more; it’s the act of getting inspired by other people to keep on being ambitious and finding the strength to carry on; it’s falling in love with people you know you won’t see anymore but from whom you definitely learnt something. 
And I remembered another time in my life that it doesn’t matter where I am and where I’m going to go, what I do, who I am with: the place where I come from is part of me, it’s not only made of places but also of people and emotions and for as much as I hate it, I’ll always love it more. And the last photo says it all :) Cagliari <3
xxx
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Bedtime Stories - August 29th, 2014
Time has passed since the last time I wrote a personal report on my blog, and things have changed as well - again, I dare say.
I’ve finally left London and I write finally not because I’m happy to have left but just because after a while you always feel the need to go back to your roots, see your old friends and family, enjoy the place where you grew up. I’m currently happily stuck in that period of time between a past experience and the beginning of a new exciting one, that period of time in which all that I personally do can be reduced to two or three things: eat - I’m in Italy after all! -, sleep, stay out with my friends. I also try to hook up with someone but I’m not completely successful at that to be honest.
So, what did I do in London before leaving it, apart being stunned every day by its beauty? Here’s a list:
- I worked, oh God if I worked! I left my job at Zara at the beginning of August to have some weeks to rest and organise my moving back to Italy, until then I was stuck with tidying up tables and folding as many t-shirts as I could in the smallest amount of time possible - sometimes I thought I was going to become blind after all the folding. And yes, most importantly, dealing with customers.
- I went on the British Pullman by Belmond (former Orient Express, does it sound familiar?) courtesy of my lovely friend and flatmate Elena (check out her blog at http://thepeacefulelephant.tumblr.com/) who works with the company. Everything was great, the food was awesome, we drank a lot and then we got to visit a lovely place on the coast - in Kent - called Deal with a romantic shore you can see in photo 3 :D
- my friend Elena and me organised a very small birthday party for my flatmate Alessia who turned 24 and in photo 4 you can see the result of our lovely celebration :D I swear this time there was no alcohol involved.
- I basically forced all my friends to only go to gay clubs in London because I thought I was going to find my soulmate there. Didn’t think I was going to leave soon. And that it’s actually difficult to find your soulmate among the habitués of a gay club. I’m so bad at this.
- I tried on my flatmate’s whole wardrobe - a sneak peek in photo 5
- I dressed up as a Victorian for a photoshoot with two friends - it was one of the most hilarious things I’ve done in London, and the result was perfect as you can see in photo 6!
- I played cool blogger letting my friend take photo of me on the streets of the capital - yay, urban style!!! photo 7
And then I thought a lot about my life, as always happens when you leave and say goodbye. I remembered that I’ll never get used to goodbyes, but who does? I remembered how ambitious I am and how I have to continue with my life and stick to my plans because I’m lucky enough to know exactly what I want to do and how I want me to do it. I understood that every person I met during these four months, but not only, also during my whole life, has helped building up the person I am and the person I’m gonna be. I learnt that falling in love is the thing that defines me, and I don’t mean it in a romantic way, but I’m talking about an everyday kind of falling in love; it’s like when you wake up in the morning and you’re satisfied with the person you are, so you fall in love with yourself a little bit more; it’s the act of getting inspired by other people to keep on being ambitious and finding the strength to carry on; it’s falling in love with people you know you won’t see anymore but from whom you definitely learnt something. 
And I remembered another time in my life that it doesn’t matter where I am and where I’m going to go, what I do, who I am with: the place where I come from is part of me, it’s not only made of places but also of people and emotions and for as much as I hate it, I’ll always love it more. And the last photo says it all :) Cagliari <3
xxx
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Bedtime Stories - August 29th, 2014
Time has passed since the last time I wrote a personal report on my blog, and things have changed as well - again, I dare say.
I’ve finally left London and I write finally not because I’m happy to have left but just because after a while you always feel the need to go back to your roots, see your old friends and family, enjoy the place where you grew up. I’m currently happily stuck in that period of time between a past experience and the beginning of a new exciting one, that period of time in which all that I personally do can be reduced to two or three things: eat - I’m in Italy after all! -, sleep, stay out with my friends. I also try to hook up with someone but I’m not completely successful at that to be honest.
So, what did I do in London before leaving it, apart being stunned every day by its beauty? Here’s a list:
- I worked, oh God if I worked! I left my job at Zara at the beginning of August to have some weeks to rest and organise my moving back to Italy, until then I was stuck with tidying up tables and folding as many t-shirts as I could in the smallest amount of time possible - sometimes I thought I was going to become blind after all the folding. And yes, most importantly, dealing with customers.
- I went on the British Pullman by Belmond (former Orient Express, does it sound familiar?) courtesy of my lovely friend and flatmate Elena (check out her blog at http://thepeacefulelephant.tumblr.com/) who works with the company. Everything was great, the food was awesome, we drank a lot and then we got to visit a lovely place on the coast - in Kent - called Deal with a romantic shore you can see in photo 3 :D
- my friend Elena and me organised a very small birthday party for my flatmate Alessia who turned 24 and in photo 4 you can see the result of our lovely celebration :D I swear this time there was no alcohol involved.
- I basically forced all my friends to only go to gay clubs in London because I thought I was going to find my soulmate there. Didn’t think I was going to leave soon. And that it’s actually difficult to find your soulmate among the habitués of a gay club. I’m so bad at this.
- I tried on my flatmate’s whole wardrobe - a sneak peek in photo 5
- I dressed up as a Victorian for a photoshoot with two friends - it was one of the most hilarious things I’ve done in London, and the result was perfect as you can see in photo 6!
- I played cool blogger letting my friend take photo of me on the streets of the capital - yay, urban style!!! photo 7
And then I thought a lot about my life, as always happens when you leave and say goodbye. I remembered that I’ll never get used to goodbyes, but who does? I remembered how ambitious I am and how I have to continue with my life and stick to my plans because I’m lucky enough to know exactly what I want to do and how I want me to do it. I understood that every person I met during these four months, but not only, also during my whole life, has helped building up the person I am and the person I’m gonna be. I learnt that falling in love is the thing that defines me, and I don’t mean it in a romantic way, but I’m talking about an everyday kind of falling in love; it’s like when you wake up in the morning and you’re satisfied with the person you are, so you fall in love with yourself a little bit more; it’s the act of getting inspired by other people to keep on being ambitious and finding the strength to carry on; it’s falling in love with people you know you won’t see anymore but from whom you definitely learnt something. 
And I remembered another time in my life that it doesn’t matter where I am and where I’m going to go, what I do, who I am with: the place where I come from is part of me, it’s not only made of places but also of people and emotions and for as much as I hate it, I’ll always love it more. And the last photo says it all :) Cagliari <3
xxx
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Bedtime Stories - August 29th, 2014

Time has passed since the last time I wrote a personal report on my blog, and things have changed as well - again, I dare say.

I’ve finally left London and I write finally not because I’m happy to have left but just because after a while you always feel the need to go back to your roots, see your old friends and family, enjoy the place where you grew up. I’m currently happily stuck in that period of time between a past experience and the beginning of a new exciting one, that period of time in which all that I personally do can be reduced to two or three things: eat - I’m in Italy after all! -, sleep, stay out with my friends. I also try to hook up with someone but I’m not completely successful at that to be honest.

So, what did I do in London before leaving it, apart being stunned every day by its beauty? Here’s a list:

- I worked, oh God if I worked! I left my job at Zara at the beginning of August to have some weeks to rest and organise my moving back to Italy, until then I was stuck with tidying up tables and folding as many t-shirts as I could in the smallest amount of time possible - sometimes I thought I was going to become blind after all the folding. And yes, most importantly, dealing with customers.

- I went on the British Pullman by Belmond (former Orient Express, does it sound familiar?) courtesy of my lovely friend and flatmate Elena (check out her blog at http://thepeacefulelephant.tumblr.com/) who works with the company. Everything was great, the food was awesome, we drank a lot and then we got to visit a lovely place on the coast - in Kent - called Deal with a romantic shore you can see in photo 3 :D

- my friend Elena and me organised a very small birthday party for my flatmate Alessia who turned 24 and in photo 4 you can see the result of our lovely celebration :D I swear this time there was no alcohol involved.

- I basically forced all my friends to only go to gay clubs in London because I thought I was going to find my soulmate there. Didn’t think I was going to leave soon. And that it’s actually difficult to find your soulmate among the habitués of a gay club. I’m so bad at this.

- I tried on my flatmate’s whole wardrobe - a sneak peek in photo 5

- I dressed up as a Victorian for a photoshoot with two friends - it was one of the most hilarious things I’ve done in London, and the result was perfect as you can see in photo 6!

- I played cool blogger letting my friend take photo of me on the streets of the capital - yay, urban style!!! photo 7

And then I thought a lot about my life, as always happens when you leave and say goodbye. I remembered that I’ll never get used to goodbyes, but who does? I remembered how ambitious I am and how I have to continue with my life and stick to my plans because I’m lucky enough to know exactly what I want to do and how I want me to do it. I understood that every person I met during these four months, but not only, also during my whole life, has helped building up the person I am and the person I’m gonna be. I learnt that falling in love is the thing that defines me, and I don’t mean it in a romantic way, but I’m talking about an everyday kind of falling in love; it’s like when you wake up in the morning and you’re satisfied with the person you are, so you fall in love with yourself a little bit more; it’s the act of getting inspired by other people to keep on being ambitious and finding the strength to carry on; it’s falling in love with people you know you won’t see anymore but from whom you definitely learnt something. 

And I remembered another time in my life that it doesn’t matter where I am and where I’m going to go, what I do, who I am with: the place where I come from is part of me, it’s not only made of places but also of people and emotions and for as much as I hate it, I’ll always love it more. And the last photo says it all :) Cagliari <3

xxx

Ashley Williams, designer based in London, has definitely that hip and cool kind of indie style that I would identify with the whole scene in that lovely place called Shoreditch - if you happen to go to London, definitely go there for a breath of style fresh air.

And now she collaborated with Selfridges and its Denim Studio for a capsule collection definitely worth our money :D Cowboy and far west are the main inspirations, but there’s always an unexpected twist in her clothes that makes everything go another direction than what you would expect. The fringed jacket with two white horses is then followed in the collection by high-waisted blue jeans and a sweet but at the same time slightly creepy cat looking at you with big eyes from a plain white t-shirt. And then, why not, let’s add a touch of femininity with a red pencil skirt. 

Mixing different worlds and questioning what’s expected: these seem to be the key features of Ashley’s style.

xxx

2014 EMMYS Red Carpet Review

Straight after the fashion frenzy of the Mtv Video Music Awards - where, in general, celebrities behaved and opted for a sober look - here it comes again, another great occasion for fashion obsessed like me to put under the microscope the look of the stars: the 66th Emmy Awards. In general, as usual, I’ve seen lots of predictable, big, huge evening gowns, but I also have to admit this time I wasn’t negatively shocked by anyone’s look in particular - just like it happened yesterday after I saw Lorde’s dress at the vmas, oh Lord, I still have to recover. Who were the best dressed? And who made it to the worst dressed list? Let’s find out together!

BEST DRESSED

Julia Roberts: No, no, Julia Roberts says no to leaving room to the new generation of actors and actresses, and caught everyone’s attention with this Elie Saab stone-embellished cocktail dress - even though the LA Times put her among the worst dressed, bullshit! I’m telling you, I’ve never agreed with all those people - many people - who always say that Julia Roberts is one of the most beautiful actresses. I think she’s really average and her mouth is too large, but hey, yesterday she outshone - nearly - everyone. She was young, a tad cocky, playful. Just awesome! 

Cat Deeley: I guess hers was my favourite dress. I just love everything about it: the feminine and sweet colour which slightly fades into a creamy white, the sexy but measured V-neck cleavage which kind of reminds me of ballerina dresses, the effortlessly chic bow tied at the waist. And it’s Burberry. Congrats for the choice, really. 

Sarah Hyland: she’s young and she wants to look young, so I guess choosing a crop top with a full flowing round skirt in a bright colour is the best decision she could make. This ensemble by Christian Siriano is definitely elegant, but the little stripe of skin between the skirt and the top adds that little edge which makes it all fresher. Very good! ★-

WORST DRESSED

Keke Palmer: her dress was just one of a whole group of ‘mermaid gowns’ - see Christina Hendricks’s dress for another horrible take on the theme. So, the style is already very old-fashioned, then if you add two or three extra yards to the tale of the dress making it HUGE, well, it becomes a real train wreck. The gown was by Rubin Singer. †+

Kate Mulgrew: I’ll never be tired of saying it: if you’re old, it doesn’t mean you have to wear shitty dresses. I don’t even know what to say about this dress apart that it’s boring and the sheer sleeves kill me. It looks like something Gina from Beverly Hills 90210 would wear in the 90s. 

Lena Dunham: as soon as I saw this dress I kept on looking at it thinking ‘I’ve already seen it, I’ve already seen it… but where?’ And then I realised that mixed to the disgust for how she’s dressed, there were some positive feelings for the skirt. Then I understood. It’s Giambattista Valli couture! This was one of my favourite outfits among all couture fashion shows this year, but on Lena it becomes TACKY. It just doesn’t fit with the person and is it just my impression or the shirt is sort of wrinkly? Lena, you’re not the worst dressed just because I actually loved that dress on the runway. †-

My special mention this time goes to Sarah Paulson with her bumblebee fancy dress - I don’t know why it REALLY makes me think of a bumblebee. But I recognise her effort at being original. And I can’t help loving her as an actress, god, she’s so good!

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MTV VIDEO MUSIC AWARDS - RED CARPET REVIEW

Once More With Fashion police - basically only ME - is ready to check the latest event in the showbiz: the annual Mtv Video Music Awards. Do you remember what happened one year ago at the same event? Well, just think that the obsession of twerk started during that occasion, but even if this is not enough for you to remember anything from that night, refresh your memory by reading my old post from last year: http://oncemorewithfashion.tumblr.com/post/59416682426/vmas-2013-best-worst-of-course-i-couldnt-miss

BEST DRESSED

Miley Cyrus: how can you make it to the best dressed list after being even too bad for the worst dressed list just one year ago? Ask Miley! This girl never stops surprising me. Yes, the look she chose for this year’s VMAs is always over the top and kind of badass style, but I couldn’t help loving the little strapless top with those shiny leathery trousers she’s wearing. Perfect attitude for the perfect outfit. ★-

Solange Knowles: I’ve never really liked her, not because of any aversion I feel against her, just because she’s always only been ‘the - loud - sister of’ - in this case, Beyonce. But wow, this time she just nailed it. She was definitely the most original of all the people who walked the red carpet last night, rocking a menswear inspired suit with an oversize jacket and a pair of cropped trousers. Another thing I LOVED is her hairstyle, she just looks like some kind of crazy girl escaped from a madhouse. I - LOVE - IT. But the best thing is, do you know who designed this outfit? H&M. Going to one of the most important events of the music industry wearing low cost fashion like you don’t give A SHIT: I’M DEFINITELY YOURS. And I’m sorry Beyo, but in this case your sister proved she’s the queen when it comes to style. 

Kylie Jenner: I don’t know if today is some special day for the sisters of the celebrities, but after Solange outshining Beyo on the red carpet, Kylie Jenner did the same with her sister Kim Kardashian - as well as with her sister Kendall, I would say. In this perfect Alexandre Vauthier black silky fairytale gown, not only did she look amazing and for sure more mature than her actual 17 years old, but also sexy, self-confident. See what a simple dress can do? 

WORST DRESSED

Iggy Azalea: what is she wearing? Is it like a Star Wars armour for women? How can such a heavily structured dress in such a colour be considered elegant and/or cool? So many questions when I look at that dress, but no answers really. Oh, now I have an answer about WHY I find this dress so tacky: it’s by Atelier Versace. This explains everything. 

Amber Rose: the reason for putting her among the worst dressed seems pretty clear to me: she’s not wearing anything!! Oh no, wait, you want to tell me that those chains barely covering her fat are actually a dress by Laurel Dewitt? At this point I’m thankful that at least her boobage is covered properly. †+

Katy Perry: ok Katy, fine, we understood you like being flamboyant and over the top, and we also understood your taste level is not ‘mainstream’, let’s say… So now please stop. I understand you dressed like this because you wanted a kind of ‘theme’ to represent with your outfit, but cowgirl denim is too much even for my open-minded personality. Oh, and this is Versace as well, now I understand. 

If you happen to know my blog you also know I like giving special mentions to those people who were not good or bad enough to make it to the best/worst dressed lists. First of all I want to talk about Kim Kardashian’s boobs which were the real protagonists of the outfit. What drives me crazy is that the dress is not that bad at all, I really like the pattern, but then she ruined everything putting her ‘ladies’ on the first row. And what about the sloppy hair? 

If Miley got to the best dressed list, things really seem to be going the other way round with Taylor Swift. Still haven’t figured if I like this short jumpsuit or not, one thing I know is that she slightly reminds me of Oompa-loompas from ‘The Chocolate Factory’.

ALERT: I JUST FOUND OUT ABOUT HOW LORDE WAS DRESSED AFTER THE CEREMONY, OH MY GOD. I have to be honest, I didn’t want to rewrite my whole best dressed list, but this dress really is the worst thing on earth. She can’t choose hot boyfriends and she can’t even choose dresses. This Morticia Addams velvet gown - and the styling as well - deserves † x 1,000,000

Stay tuned for more news from the fashion world :D

 

 

Project Runway Season 13 - Episode 5: The Klum of Doom

Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, step right up: for this last episode challenge designers had to design for the hardest customer they’ve ever met, Heidi Klum. And no, this is not all; in fact, they had to design a red carpet gown for Heidi to wear at a big event such as the Creative Arts Emmys. Big, huge deal for the designers.

It was easy to spot the winner, as Sean made something which I can only define using the word GLAMAZING! Ok, I admit I already knew he was going to wing because this morning before watching the episode some stupid news feed on facebook posted the photo of Heidi wearing that dress on my wall - duh! But it was a pleasure anyways. His choice of keeping the silhouette very simple - loved to death the very thin straps - was the best to balance the heaviness of the fringes and the solid electric blue of the entire look. About the colour, I can only say I would wear an ENTIRE wardrobe in that shade of blue, it was just so vibrant and unique. I think I had an orgasm - not only because Sean is really sexy and I melt when I see him smiling, hehe :D

If the winner was easy to spot, the three bottoms were even easier to choose, but I agreed with the judges, the worst were definitely Mitchell and especially Kristine. Her dress was everything but right: the colour was wrong, that neckline made it look like a devil costume for carnival, the length was off, the fabric was soooo stiff it looked like it couldn’t move in any way whatsoever. And the boobs were all over the place, really. I also have to add that I hope that model gets eliminated as well because she’s so incredibly ugly! Mitchell had a wrong colour and awful construction as well, but at least he tried to make something interesting for the top, even if it turned out to be a very ugly thing. One thing I noticed about him is that his taste level is really really questionable, I would have never put those platform shoes with the length of his dress - how can’t you see that it doesn’t match?

Alexander was really really lucky that three designers made a complete mess with their outfits, because his wasn’t better. Apart from the fact that his model had her butt showing to the whole world, but in general that dress looked like a quilted blanket sewn up over a body. It was the same silhouette he did for the unconventional group challenge - which indeed was my least favourite of the episode. I think it’s official I DON’T like this guy. Another one I want to talk about is Emily who, even if I wouldn’t have put her among the bottoms, for sure her dress was not as good as Heidi said when she visited the designers inside the workroom. The fact it was a short dress doesn’t have anything to do with this, it’s just that the more I looked at that outfit with that tuxedo revers on it, the more I could see in my mind appear the words LESBIAN HOOKER. It was even slightly vulgar. And I didn’t like that she chose not to go to Mood again and then criticised the others saying that it was not fair that they were going to have another chance. Ehm, you had the same chance and refused it, maybe you’d better shut up.

About the designers I liked, of course I loved Kini’s dress, but it was really predictable and kind of classic red carpet - not a surprise that boring Zac Posen said that was his favourite look. Amanda positively surprised me because she definitely managed more than all the others to make something Heidi could totally like and wear keeping her aesthetic at the same time. So for this time I’ll put aside my aversion towards her and say BRAVO AMANDA!

To conclude let’s have a look at how stunning was Heidi with Sean’s dress. She’s so annoyingly beautiful.

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It seems like a miracle that I managed to find the time and the right state of mind to write something other than Project Runway reviews! This all moving from London thing really took time but I’m now ready to take over the world of fashion again! :D

I decided that I’m going to talk only about things where I can give my opinion, because let’s say it, you wouldn’t come to my blog just to read some news that you can already read in other more important websites such as Vogue or WWD for example. 

So, why not talking about new collections? Barbie has teamed up with Lord & Tailor, Wildfox and Forever 21 for a total of THREE collections! Each brand will get inspired by different decades: while Lord & Taylor will be all about 50s and 60s, Wildfox chose 80s and Forever 21 went for the 90s. I still couldn’t find pictures for Lord & Taylor’s collection, which is set to release in mid-November and will feature Barbie sleepwear, but we have enough materials to comment on the other two lines.

Forever 21 with the 90s is preaching to the converted, as 90s are so big in fashion right now. The piece I liked the most is the swimsuit in a really nice Barbiesh pink, simple but definitely appealing to younger customers. The furry sweater is not bad, but I think it’s something you can find anywhere these days. I don’t quite understand the tank top with the line ‘I woke up like this’. Isn’t it too contemporary to be defined 90s?

Wildfox has taken a bigger risk instead going very literal on 80s, but I appreciate it. The tracksuit is just hilarious and beautiful at the same time, I love the irony in it as well the fact that I can totally see 80s glam in it. I can’t say I don’t love the sunglasses - after all it’s obvious, I have a pair of round specs myself, so how couldn’t I love them? The bikini then can be very successful as it features one of the obsession of young girls this year: a crop top. 

Forever 21’s collection will be released at the beginning of September while Wildfox will put its line on the market in mid-November. Anyway, one thing is sure: after more than 50 years Barbie can still be an icon for young, fashionable girls.

mozart-by-hand asked:

Do you think that Sandhya is going to go the same way that Patricia did in PR season 11 (I think, the same one Amanda started on)? I think Heidi will take the same exact liking to her that she did to Patricia, merely because she brings a bit of a new twist on things, although someone may or may not actually decide to wear her looks if they were put out on the market.

Hey you, thanks for the question! Well, it’s hard to say at this stage because I don’t think Heidi is rooting for her as much as she used to do with Patricia - it was really obvious that Heidi really liked her. Personally I remember Patricia because she was my favourite of that season - yes, she was! - and even though I see similarities between her way of constructing her own fabrics and Sandhya’s attitude towards creating garments, in Sandhya I see something crafty that I didn’t see in Patricia’s work - or at least I didn’t see it all the time. Patricia made some mistakes of course but in her work I saw more of a professional hand than Sandhya and for sure a more aware taste level. As I said in one of my last posts, I don’t think Sandhya really knows what she’s doing, she just does it! For sure she’s the most original of all the designers in this season, and we all know how much we need unique points of view in Project Runway, but I don’t know if she’s going to get far in the competition. We’ll see! Anyway, no, after all this explanation I gave to you, no, I don’t think Heidi will stand for her as much as she did for Patricia. Let’s remember that Heidi doesn’t usually like junior style and sometimes Sandhya goes REALLY junior - see the moustaches she put in her last outfit - something that didn’t happen with Patricia :)

Project Runway Season 13 - Episode 4: A Suitable Twist

Hey hey here I am again with my weekly review and FINALLY I managed to post before the new episode airs - even if just one day before. 

For the fourth challenge designers had to create a high fashion look using materials from old classic mens suits - and they were reaaaally old-fashioned. Producers of the show never stop surprising us with new SICK challenges for these poor designers.

I don’t know what’s happening during this season but my opinion really doesn’t match the opinion of the judges. I guess it’s because the more I get to know fashion, the more I like new things and the more I get bored by normal, already-seen looks, and we have to admit that Heidi, Nina and Zac have become really mainstream and predictable. 

My favourite was Samantha (photo 1) - second time in four episodes that this happens and loved her outfits even when she wasn’t my favourite. I’m more and more convinced she’s going to get to the finale, even if I’m a little worried about the judges’ taste level. Anyway yes, her dress was not really high fashion, but whose look was after all, apart from Kini’s? And I don’t usually like total black because you can’t really see anything, no details and I admit in this dress you can’t see them either, but taking a look at the close up I was amazed by how she managed to keep it simple and add little elements which made it unique. And I loved the fact she kept some detailing from the suit. 

Hernan (photo 2) was the obvious choice for the judges when it came to sending someone home. It was his time, I’m not even sure if he deserved to be in the competition because all I saw in four episodes was tackiness, tackiness, tackiness. I kinda remember on the first episode the judges said he designed some dresses for Jennifer Lopez, am I wrong? Anyway, that’s the proof he’s tacky, because JLo is probably one of the celebrities with the worst taste in the showbiz. The V for Super Vagina in this dress - thanks Heidi for this pearl - is just the cherry on a cake of crap. That white fabric wasn’t even that bad compared to, for example, Amanda’s suit, which turned into a beautiful dress. The awful truth, Hernan, is that you weren’t able. For sure it’s not turning an old suit into a dress which makes a designer, but unfortunately for you this is what it takes to become the winner of Project Runway. And then really, you complain about the fabric and then in Mood, when you have a choice of thousands of fabrics and colours, you pick vinyl? No comment.

Amanda was definitely one of the best but I would have rather picked Kini as the winner because his dress definitely had every requisite to match the challenge AND was amazingly cool as well - even though I fell in love with Samantha’s little black suit-dress :)

I wouldn’t have put Sean among the worst designers, and imo this is another proof of how boring the judges are becoming. I knew since the beginning that they would have said that dress looked like it belonged from someone who escaped the hospital, that it was sloppy etc. Bullshit! There’s so much of that decadent minimalist take on dresses in fashion right now, and I think his look even had an interesting colour combination. Maybe he has to work on his sewing skills, but that outfit was not bad at all.

Next time designers will have to design for the hardest customer in Project Runway: HEIDI. And seeing the preview my senses have started tingling after Heidi said: ‘You’re out… And I’m sorry, you’re also out?’. Seems like two designers are going home. But never forget there’s always a twist in Project Runway. Is Tim going to use his Tim’s Save? Let’s wait.

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Project Runway Season 13 - Episode 3: Past, Present and Future

I finally manage to post my review before the new episode airs - yay for me! So, before starting to talk about the last episode, I would like to thank back designer Char for reblogging my post of last week and thanking me for the kind words <3 Now that one of the contestants read my blog I feel important :D

So, the occasion for the last episode was the 20th anniversary of MarieClaire magazine and the designers had to ‘imagine’ the look of the future drawing inspiration from the 1994, the first year of publication of the magazine. So, WHAT? Creating future fashion by getting inspired by the past? This challenge was pretty hard. Indeed, basically no one managed to do something really unique and futuristic without being costumy, even though I have to say the level in general was higher than the first two episodes.

This time was really easy to choose my favourite and the worst. Kristine (photo 1) was definitely my top, showing a very high level of taste and creativity. First of all, great choice of fabrics with the glossy quilted green for the coat and the white leather for the separates; secondly, her coat was amazing, really. At first I thought the decision of making half of the sleeves with ‘rings’ of fabric a little bit too over the top - it reminded me of that cartoon called ‘The Jetsons’ - but in the end the result was flawless. The separates were just perfect because she managed to combine the inspiration from the past, with a crop top and mini skirt, with some kind of glimpse of the future with the mesh piece. 

Amanda (photo 2) was really REALLY EXTREMELY SUPER LUCKY this time as she had immunity. Do you know what the worst thing is? Her surprised face when Heidi told her that no one of the judges liked her look. How can’t you possibly see that you made an exact copy of Donna Martin’s wardrobe in 90210? Not only was it old-fashioned and it completely missed the point of the challenge, it was also extremely ugly. A jacket in sheer fabric? A pair of bell-bottom trousers? I hope you’re kidding me. I’ve been saying it since the beginning: Amanda shouldn’t have returned to the competition and I’m sure we will see more of her kitsch tasteless style. At least there will be a reason to laugh.

The judges crowned Sandhya as the winner of this episode - second win in only three episodes - and I don’t agree with all the people criticising her and her outfits. I think she’s one of the most original competitors of this year, and for sure she’s not afraid of showing something different (even if I have the slight impression she doesn’t do it on purpose, what I mean is that she doesn’t seem to put much thought in what she does, she just does it because she thinks it’s pretty, not because it’s different), but I wouldn’t have chosen her as the winner this time. I think her dress was much better without all those little stripes of leather, much simpler and anyway future-inspired. 

Angela was sent home, and even though I think she was not at all one of the best designers, I would have liked to see more from her. I just think her aesthetic is extremely simple and sometimes it can seem like she doesn’t have any creativity whatsoever, but she does have it. Her concept was extremely good and her look was not as bad as the judges said, it was just very badly executed, but nothing different from Sean, who presented a conceptually good minimal ensemble which looked like it was sewn together by a monkey. The hat was too much even for a monkey though.

One of the designers I’m liking more and more is Samantha. Her look for this last episode was not futuristic at all but it was impossible not to like it. I think I’ve already found one of the three (or more) finalists. Take note of this.

So tomorrow new episode, I hope to post my review as soon as I can, even though with my Internet connection here in London it’s becoming really difficult to watch Project Runway immediately after the airing in the US - no, it’s not an excuse :D Cross your fingers for me!

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PROJECT RUNWAY - SEASON 13: EPISODES 1 & 2

I’m so late with this review - basically two weeks late - I can’t believe it. The truth is that I’ve been both lazy and feeling very low these past weeks - love, you know. But anyway I was sooooo excited to start this new season of my favourite programme and I have to admit, while I’m writing I’m also excited to share my comments with all of you guys who read my reviews. I haven’t seen the third episode yet, so DON’T SPOIL PLEASE! The review will come - relatively - soon :D

Let’s start from the first episode in which the designers had to design an outfit which showed their aesthetic. There was a turn of course: they were only allowed to use fabrics given by the production - very shitty fabrics, of course.

But before talking about the actual challenge, let’s talk about the Runway Redemption of this season. Amanda Valentine came back to the show. Like, SERIOUSLY? I can’t understand why people were voting here, she’s one of the shittiest designers who ever competed in Project Runway, and even if she was among the top 3 for the first episode and actually WON - omg - the second one, from what I’m currently seeing I don’t think she became much better than she was during her season. Let’s go back to the show now, I’ll anyway talk about her later.

So, in general I was not impressed, and I’m referring to both episodes. I really love Project Runway, it’s definitely my favourite show, but hey, the designers are becoming less and less interesting the more seasons they do. Until now I have to admit I wasn’t fascinated by any of them, and it’s really strange as usually I can understand who are the best contestants already after the first two episodes. I’m pretty disappointed. I also have to admit that during the first episode picking up a worst was really difficult, because even if basically everyone was mediocre, there wasn’t a clear bottom in my opinion. 

I picked Samantha as my favourite from challenge one basically because I love jumpsuits and I think it’s really difficult to make something total black look very interesting, and she definitely did it. I mean, for sure it isn’t anything extremely unique and special, but I think she executed it very well, the overall impression is elegant with an interesting easiness about it and I definitely loved the styling - styling is the one thing that really tells you a lot about a designer’s taste level. My second favourite was definitely Carrie - pity she got eliminated during the second episode - her little dress had an unusual shape and I really loved how she played with the colours of the fabric.

As I already said, choosing a worst was very difficult, but then I resolved to pick Emily. I just think her dress was too basic, I mean there’s a long gown with a bustier - the only good thing, I must say - on it. That’s it. And the styling is awful, her model looked like a villain from a sci-fi film. Not impressed at all.

I don’t think Jefferson had to be sent home. In fact, I thought his was one of the prettiest looks overall. That’s true, those high-waisted shorts really looked like a diaper, but in general it wasn’t that bad as the judges said. Amanda, on the contrary, was among the top 3 and I couldn’t really understand why. True, her outfit, especially the trousers, were executed perfectly, and the top was really cute. But come on, do you want to tell me that those trousers are fashion forward? Do you want to tell me that someone apart from a cowgirl from Texas or just a really tacky girl from whatever place would wear them? I was shocked, I’m pretty sure the judges are praising her just because she’s back in the competition, but I really hope she doesn’t go too far. 

Second episode now. The challenge that all Project Runway addicted expect more than all the others: THE UNCONVENTIONAL CHALLENGE. And this time the production really did something great: they asked the designers to create a dress out of materials from a cinema! Another little twist for this episode as well though: contestants had to work in groups of three. They managed to ruin the most loved challenge with the group thing - who loves group challenges? I just hate them. My favourite was Char (I kinda think she’s one of the strongest designers) and her group was just fabulous, both Mitchell - his little dress made of CDs was INCREDIBLE -and Kini created very strong dresses. In the end I chose Char because, come on, her dress was made of TICKETS, I loved the idea, also because the dimension of the little tickets gave her the chance to experiment with proportiong and shapes, the colour was amazing and I loved all the frills and ruffles. Just brilliant!

My bottom one was Alexander. First of all, the only one in his group who did something interesting and pretty at the same time was Samantha, which took their inspiration - I guess it was sci-fi? - and made it kind of wearable. Emily could have gone to the right direction, but then the result was too costumy. So basically Alexander’s and Emily’s dresses made their models look like cockroaches. And Alexander’s gown was too big, too stiff and the colour was just horrible. The styling then. I mean, how can you pair a gown with stiletto boots?

I also have to mention Sean, because his dress made of straws was absolutely FANTASTIIIIIC! I think his group was pretty strong as well. Angela’s dress was not as bad as the judges said after all, I think that extreme simplicity is her signature after all. My one problem with hers was just the very boring unconventional fabric she chose for her outfit - paper, basically. 

The actual winner was Amanda in the end, and oh Lord, I admit her dress was not bad, but her group was NOT the best at all. I think their looks were a little bit messy in general, I would have liked some more polished finishing. 

So, episode 3 already aired and I’m super late with my reviews, so sorryyyy :( 

Btw I’ll try and get to you as soon as possible to comment Project Runway :D - I have a friend visiting me in London at the moment, you can understand I’m pretty busy :D

Byeeeeee and stay tuned!

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