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How to create a look starting from one of the biggest summer trends: the straw bag

Shifting into autumn: a transitional look after summer holidays
The perfect blue dress for summer

We are already in August, the city heat has become unbearable and I feel deprived of any vigour both physical and mental. At the moment I’ve even put aside the shooting sessions and until now I still didn’t manage to go to the sea, a bit because I didn’t have time, but also because I don’t actually like to go to the beach, for the exception of heavenly places obviously!
By the way, apart from the boiling weather complaint, I’ve still felt the desire of buying at least one straw bag, which is one of the european biggest summer trends, also perfect to be worn in the city if combined with the right ensemble.

Look:

I have to admit that, even though I know various online shops which sell this kind of handmade straw bags of superior quality, I’ve chosen this Zara one because is small, rigid, decorated with tiny golden details and above all it’s black, which is a colour way more versatile if it has to be combined with the kind of looks I usually wear.
Starting from this lovely minaudiére I’ve decided to create a chic yet relaxed outfit that would make me think about summer in Provence, the lavender’s smell and admiring the sunsets in front of a glass of a good french red wine.
The dress I’m wearing is from Daisy Street and I’ve found it on super sale through Asos, I have to say that it has been a great discovery for its lightness and perfect wearability. Then I’ve decided to combine it with a pair of medium-heeled sandals and vintage jewels that I love to gather, my grandmas’ and mum’s heritage. You must know that I’ve developed an obsession for this kind of jewelry and I reckon they bring with them little pieces of lives and stories intertwining together, gaining in this way a huge value, a value that the new vintage-inspired jewels could never own.

Where:

Thinking about a location to shoot, it suddenly came to my mind the Ninfeo Fountain, located into Parco del Colle Oppio, designed and realized by Raffaele De Vico in 1929. I truly love to shoot on a marble background because I found that the effect of light reflecting on it and the classicism aura give to the pictures an aspect perfectly in line with my kind of aesthetic. Unfortunately the fountain is empty at the moment, but the beauty of the architecture definitely doesn’t go unnoticed with its majesty and the panoramic view on Via Labicana and Colle Celio.

DRESS: Daisy Street via Asos / BAG: Zara / SUNNIES: Asos / SHOES: Soho Store / JEWELS: Vintage

Shifting into autumn: a transitional look after summer holidays
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