sábado, 25 de junho de 2011

Chapter 3 is up

So I've been writing a story recently and I'm trying to... well, not stop.

Chapters 1, 2 and 3 are already up!

Please read and let me know what you think :)

terça-feira, 21 de junho de 2011

Wishlist 2011

Hello! Well, I thought I'd post current wishlist for 2011. Basics like white shirts and military jackets not included...

Mulberry Mila Hobo
I've been lusting after this bag since... well, forever. It's unfair because I already have an Alexa bag which is my pride, joy and best friend, but this bag is special. It has a special flair and that electric blue just kills me! I adore the handle and it looks 500% better live. It's very practical too - big, roomy and soft, just like I need my bags to be (clutter whore, anyone?). The handle is very comfortable, too, which is nice  for the amount of stuff I'd put in the bag.

Prada Espadrille Oxfords
Do I have to start? Seriously? Because I don't even know what to say. I loved them on pictures and the minute I put them on at the store I felt like they were made for me. I can't explain it. It's that kind of feeling you get when you eat your favourite cake that's particular to a really hard-to-reach bakery. They didn't have my size though - tough luck - and now I have to wait until they're available online.

Proenza Schouler satchel
This one. Or the mustard yellow one. I'm not picky at all, really! If you can afford one and would like to, out of your generous heart, make me a happy woman and give me one of these, I'm all yours.
I would lick your shoes clean.

ASH studded boots

So you've probably all noticed I kind of have a penchant for the 'rocker-chic' style. Well, these boots are highly appropriate (just damn expensive). These aren't really the ones I wanted to show you - the ones I really want have a cross-shaped stud pattern so if you have a picture of those please let me know.

I'm coming for you, boots.


Okay I'm being rather unrealistic with these two but the Chanel 2.55 purse is definitely my request for my 21st birthday. It's more of a status symbol and a rite of passage than a bag. In fact, it's so much more than a bag I won't even try to tell you. Getting a Chanel 2.55 would mean that I am finally a woman and I'm coming into my own, that I'm grown up now and it would probably be my parents' last act of financial kindness.

These amazing spiked Louboutins though have been on my mind since ages but are way out of my reach. Still, this is a wishlist, not a buylist, so a girl can dream! Especially on her own blog, no?


domingo, 19 de junho de 2011

I know places

It just dawned on me that I am going to move out of my house in 3 months. For the first time I will be living on my own. I am not afraid of the responsibility but I will be so far away from home, it's not like I'll just be moving across town. I'm moving from Portugal to Italy. It's close in international terms, but so far... It's what I've always wanted, to leave my country, but there are several things that I will miss. Not people - family or friends... But mostly my dogs and my garden.

I won't even get started on my dogs because I'll just cry like a fucking idiot but I'd never realized how much my garden means to me.
I've lived in this house since I was 10 - I lived in an apartment before. It's an old, early 18th century house with three storeys and a big garden. We have vines and a small fountain and a big area of grass that I have to water on weekends. We have a pine tree and a peach tree, a tangerine tree, a pot with a strawberry plant. Camellias,  dozens and dozens of all kinds of roses my mom imported from England to plant here, bougainvillaea, there's an old stone structure where I planted my cactus the day I moved here - it used to be pot-sized, now it's gigantic and full of flowers.
We have a heated outdoors pool right next to the grass. We have a pool house with a bathroom and a small charcoal deposit for a grill, that were built along with the house so they're 18th century as well. There's sunlight outside, everywhere, all day, since we tend to the trees to keep shade from inhibiting the grass from growing.

We have an enormous lemon tree that has lemons all year round. Really big, juicy lemons that are - somehow - very sweet. I got used to making lemonade without sugar. We have parsley that we pick whenever we want to use it for cooking, same thing with coriander and chives.

While I'm sitting here at the computer, there's a window at my side. I'm looking at a small courtyard with a single tree and an old marble vase on a pedestal and an archway that leads to the kitchen door further ahead. Rustic stone steps that go up to the garden itself.
Sun, so much sun.

I will miss my garden.

quarta-feira, 15 de junho de 2011

Summer Style

Hello everyone! After a hectic week in the UK, a hectic week back in Lisbon and three amazingly fast-paced days in Rome for my interview at IED, I am back to appreciate some Portuguese summer.
While flying back I took the time to read the new Harper's Bazaar and Vogue UK and found a few things that I really want, so, what the heck, I decided to scan them and show you.

French Connection dress

Paul & Joe Sister two-piece

Lovely dress from Benetton.

Now I guess I need the money to get these things... I'll have to wait until July! I've also fallen deeply in love with these: 

Prada espadrille brogues

I tried them on while in Rome but my usual size was too big on me and they didn't have a smaller one. 
So in order to drown my sorrows, I bought the following things while on my trip:
  • Chanel black and white converse-style trainers
  • Two Missoni headbands & a belt
  • ASH heeled trainers & heeled sandals
  • Hogan coral ballerinas
  • Chanel rouge coco shine lipstick in Cavalière and Boy

I still plan on getting all the things on my list above and the damned elusive brogues. As soon as they're available online... mark my words!