It seems Alexa Chung is sticking to brands outside the UK for her next modelling gig. The TV presenter has signed on to be the new face of Italian footwear label Supraga, which is celebrating its 100th anniversary. Leave it to Alexa to help show just how chic it can be to team trainers with just about anything, i.e. Peter Pan-collared chiffon dresses, cut-off denim shorts, rolled-up jeans and feminine printed frocks.
The campaign was photographed in the gorgeous Petersham Nurseries in Richmond, Surrey. It showcases the brand's 2750 heritage pumps, which Alexa says are the "best for beachside fun but also ace with skinny black jeans. My fave are the pale pink ones". Read more of her interview with Stylist here.

Fiat 500 by Gucci

Foi na Semana da Moda de Milão, que a Fiat apresentou o Fiat 500 by Gucci. Esta versão foi idealizada pela Directora Criativa da Gucci, Frida Giannini.
O 500 by Gucci estará disponível para pré-venda a partir de 1 de Abril a 30 de Junho, exclusivamente, em www.500bygucci.com, por 17 mil euros, em Itália. O lançamento comercial europeu está previsto para Julho.
Pode até parecer caro mas a Gucci aproveita para lançar também uma linha de produtos de acessórios de viagem inspirado no Fiat 500 desde malas, fatos de treino, blusões, luvas, óculos e um relógio de pulso, disponíveis a partir de Abril de 2011 nas lojas Gucci, bem como no seu sítio da internet.

Fiat and Gucci have teamed up to introduce a special edition 500 at Milan Fashion Week. Thisversion was designed by Gucci Creative Director Frida Giannini.
The 500 by Gucci is be available for pre-sale from April 1st to June 30th exclusively in www.500bygucci.com in Italy with prices starting at €17,000. The European launch is scheduled for July.

It may sound expensive but Gucci is also launching a product line of travel accessories inspired by the Fiat 500. Handbags, tracksuits, jackets, gloves, glasses and watches, available from April 2011 in Gucci storesas well as on its website so for sure you will find something you'll like.


Fun In The Sun

"Ellen von Unwerth reprises her role as famed photographer of the classic 1980's & 1990's GUESS advertising campaigns with the introduction of the GUESS spring 2011 campaign. The black and white classic images are reminiscent of the 1960's and 1970's iconic beach movies that embody that time in film history.

Cropped pants and jeans, polka dot bustier tops, floral rompers and pin-up inspired swimwear dominate the collection of images and set the tone for the campaign. The men's collection ventures away from its rock & roll influences and takes on a cleaner approach which features cardigans, dark wash slim jeans and plaid shirts which compliment the women's collection.

Revealing close up and scenic shots transport the audience back to a simpler time characterized by fun in the sun. Playful photographs of a group of girls and boys capture carefree moments of eating, drinking, laughing and surfing at the beach. Alyssa Miller, the face of GUESS Seductive, alongside Elsa Hosk, Kate Upton and Silviu Tolu are the perfect cast to bring the remote surf town to life."

(Images and text here)

Maxi Skirts - How to wear

Marc Jacobs


Jil Sander


Richard Chai


According to Jen Mankins of Bird boutique: Four takes on calf modesty.
   1. Opt for a skirt made of a fluid fabric like silk or jersey, which drapes beautifully and has more movement. Stay away from thick woven cotton and wool, which can look heavy and dowdy in a longer skirt.
    2. I like the bohemian feel of pairing printed long skirts with breezy tunics or simple oversize linen T-shirts. Or, for a more modern take, stick with solid colors and more tailored shapes.
   3. If you are very tall, then the longer the skirt, the better—even if it skims the ground. This looks best with flat sandals. But beware: A ground-sweeping skirt gets dirty quickly.
   4. For shorter girls, a floor-length maxi can be tougher to pull off. I suggest a skirt that hits two to eight inches above the ankle. That length also works with a flat sandal but might be cuter with a platform wedge, which lends some height.


Fashion Bike Riding

Depois de um longo dia de trabalho, decidi fazer um esforço e ainda ir um pouco ao ginásio. Estou a gostar muito de fazer as aulas de spinning, saímos de lá esgotadas mas é um bom cansaço físico.
Andar de bicicleta é uma das melhores maneiras de queimar calorias. Se o meu trabalho não fosse tão longe não me importava de ir trabalhar de bicicleta todos os dias, pelo menos fazia exercício e já não perdia tempo no ginásio.
Deixo-vos uma selecção de fotos onde o tema são as bicicletas (e um pouco de moda claro), algumas já são antigas mas não deixam de ser uma inspiração.

After a long day at work, I decided to make an effort and still go to the gym a little. I'm really enjoying going to  spinning classes, we left exhausted but it’s a good physical fatigue.
Cycling is one of the best ways to burn calories. If my work was not so far I wouldn’t  mind going to work by bicycle every day, at least did I could exercise and wouldn’t lose time at the gym.
I leave you with a selection of photos where the theme is bicycles (and a bit of fashion of course), some are already old, but they are still an inspiration.