Vogue Russia

meow! laetitia looks beautiful!

Roses, Glamour and Demarchelier

Even though my birthday was yesterday, it feels like I started celebrating back in April when I was vacationing in the Bahamas.


One afternoon while my husband and three-year-old (his birthday was Tuesday) were napping, I received an e-mail from Maggie Mann of Glamour U.S. asking if I would be interested in participating in a denim story that she was developing and which would be shot by Patrick Demarchelier. Did you lose your breath too? Well I did. Me, a new and aspiring photographer offered the opportunity to be shot by one of the most talented fashion photographers ever. I still get goose bumps when I replay the scene in my head.
My response: "Hello Maggie, how are you? I am so flattered! I am really lucky that I am sitting right now because my cheeks are burning, and I would faint if I were standing! I would love to! This is amazing!!!!!!"


Fast forward to the shoot. Every single person that I met that day was marvelous. Maggie, a personal style inspiration of mine, was a rock-star-of-a-stylist; Jillian, her assistant was super -sweet; and Monsieur Demarchelier- pleasant, cordial, and charming in that older European-man way. How does he work? He's a master- superbly precise.


So after waiting about a month for the August issue to arrive on Italian newsstands, my neighborhood newspaper dealer dropped of my copy two days ago. I am beyond over the moon over the experience. To be included in a group of such stylish women is a lovely and generous compliment.


The editorial, combined with the 34 (that's my age) long-stem roses that my incredible husband sent me, an afternoon walk to get gelato with my beloved son, and a decadent-dining experience planned by my extraordinary husband, makes for the best birthday ever!!! xx, Tamu

i see your smirk


seriously. love. this. look.

especially when i know she is wearing my GIVENCHY DREAM BOOTS!

Emily Blunt ♥


emily is my new fav!! can't wait to see more of her!


Vogue Turkey

Lovely mix-n-match


I wasn't able to catch the name or style info for this lovely girl, but I had to post her pic because I think she's sooo cute, and I love her mix-n-match look. It's so fun and easy.

the new look

vogue nippon/vogue russia/vogue uk/harper's bazaar

it's everywhere!
i think it's fun to take some of those pieces and make it your own.
wearing this look as a whole is just too much for me right now!

chic + easy

stockholmstreetstyle + jak&jil

been really into this look for some time. great combination.

Maxi Dress, Maxi Smile


Model Ajak Deng after the Valentino Fall 2010 Haute Couture Show.



Vanessa's ladylike look is fun, full of delicious details and blooming with personality. Her straw boater and vintage handbag are totally enviable, and her woven sandals are a really nice touch.

beauty in a bottle

wildfox - thanks guys!

i've always loved this shot.

jessica's hair ♥

zimbio + justjared


Karmen Pedaru • Vogue Paris

just saw the mad men premiere + can't get enough of the retro looks.
i can almost, just almost imagine dressing like i was right out of the show.

out of a dream

elizabeth + james via MILK & MODE (my new blog addiction!!)

LOVEEEEEEEE these boots!!!!!

Cropped version II


I love Vanna's look. Her Zara top is so inspiring, a cropped top is definitely on my must radar. Definitely with a high-waist bottom of some sort. Also ideal for the next few months, her silky, aubergine Top Shop short-shorts are divine. And loving her handmade multi-strap sandals.

RB ♥

celebrity paradise

the hair! still obsessing over it.

lace and suede


Here's another favorite lace look of mine. I love how Victoria, of Stiletterne, pairs this excellent vintage skirt with this adorable suede bomber. The skirt is brilliant. Its weight is perfect- not too transparent not too heavy. I also love that she layers it over this black bodysuit. So discrete. And I also love her bag. I have to find some more mini-vintage handbags with long shoulder straps.

Back in Liguria


Although we were having an amazing time in St. Moritz, my family and I decided that we would head back across the border and visit our best friends in Santa Margherita, Ligure. Santa, as my Milanese friends call the seaside town is about a 15 minute drive from Portofino. The image above is the view from our room.


I love sitting in front of the rose and rosemary bushes in my friend's garden. The fragrance is so refreshing. My dress is an old, treasured favorite by Koi Suwannagate and my gladiator sandals are by Lanvin.


The images above and below are different views from the garden.


Hope you're having an amazing weekend! xx, Tamu

woodland beauty


Black Shift


Anya Ziourova in a Balenciaga shift outside the Armani Privé Couture show.



Silvia's outfit is the kind of look that I would love to just to throw on. It's easy, it's chic. But I guess that's precisely the beauty of an Alaïa dress- designed to make women look chic in an effortless way, and the wit of anything Comme des Garçon- her cropped trench is the perfect touch of sporty.

Olivia, before and after Valentino Haute Couture


Olivia Palermo in Valentino Spring 2010 Ready-to-Wear before and after the houses' Fall 2010 Haute Couture show. So glamorous!


polka dotted

turned out

ciao bella!


Hey Vika!


That Vika, she really knows how to stand out in a crowd. She shines in this bold maxi-dress. The print is commanding!

Update! Thanks to Mashinka, this lovely dress is courtesy of the Russian fashion brand Nina Donis' Fall 2010 collection.

"diamonds are forever"


Whenever I see these Prada Spring/Summer 2010 chandelier sandals the song "Diamonds are Forever" always comes to mind. It's definitely all the bling. I love the way Aurora pairs them with this intense green shift; the intense tone makes the sandals pop even more, if that is possible. And I love that she and other stylish women have been wearing them, considering they are ballroom worthy, around town during the day- and having tons of fun doing so. I've witnessed the charge that some ladies get when people realize where the ting-ting sound is coming from. Serious Fun!


that acne shirt

carolines mode