Flower Boot


One of the highlights of Melissa’s new A/W ’15 collection, “Star Walker”, is the return of the collaboration with Alexandre Herchcovitch. It’s been a few years since he last designed something for the brand, but the Brazilian fashion designer is back with three amazing new styles: a cool brogue called Backless, his floral version of the Queen flat, and this stunning Flower Boot featured on today’s look.

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Wearing French Connection fox t-shirt, Glassons black jeans, Topshop blazer, Vivienne Westwood for Melissa Lady Dragon Heart shoes, Medusa black clutch, Lovisa earrings and flower ring, Jolie & Deen love ring and Mac Sultana patentpolish lip pencil.
(Photos by Gabriel Herrok.)

Deciding what to wear to the Topshop Emporium launch was a little difficult, I admit. It was the first event I was invited to as a real blogger, so of course I wanted to make a good impression. I had planned a completely different outfit, but just before going to bed on Wednesday night, the little fox on this French Connection t-shirt smiled at me and all of a sudden I knew what I should wear. The tricky thing was putting together something that was very Topshop and yet very me at the same time. You’d think it’d be easier,  considering that a third of my wardrobe is made up of Topshop pieces, but no. In a situation like this you’d want to fit in, while still standing out and showcasing your personal style. As a said, tricky. Luckily, I ended up loving what I was wearing and feeling super comfortable in it, which really is the most important thing. You’ll never feel confident enough if you’re wearing something uncomfortable.


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Wearing ASOS off-the-shoulder top, Lady Petrova Ring a Rosie skirt, Melissa Celestial heels, Medusa black clutch, Tiffany & Co. black onyx earrings, Kinki Gerlinki necklace, Zarifa’s Collection ring, Forever New belt and Sportsgirl tights. Photos by Carolina Martins

This is a look I put together back in October last year and completely forgot to publish. (Note I hadn’t even dyed my hair yet.) The quality of the images is not really great ’cause I didn’t have my camera on me that day so we just used my phone. That was my first time wearing this Ring a Rosie skirt from Lady Petrova, probably my favourite piece from her “Sisters of the Crown” collection. It is reversible, of course, with a gorgeous white lace on the inside, and it’s now half price from Lady Petrova’s online store. I paired it with this lovely off-the-shoulder top from ASOS I had purchased a while before. I had never worn it until then because I thought it desperately needed a twirly skirt to go with it.

That week I had been reading “The Help”, so full skirts were definitely on my mind, and when my boyfriend asked me out on a Italian-themed date I couldn’t think of a better outfit. We had some incredible food at the (then) recently-opened Sauced Pasta Bar followed by a screening of  “Un Giorno Devi Andare” (“There Will Come A Day”) at Palace Cinema Como. It was really funny because we knew nothing about the movie, other than the fact that it was Italian, and when we got there it was about this girl who goes on a trip to find herself – to Brazil, of all places! My homesickness wasn’t the only reason I ended up loving it, though. It has a really great message and if you haven’t seen it yet, I highly recommend it!

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Esta é uma produção que eu usei em outubro do ano passado mas esqueci de publicar aqui no blog. (Notem que eu não tinha nem pintado o cabelo ainda.) A qualidade das imagens não está lá essas coisas porque estava sem a minha câmera naquele dia então usamos meu celular mesmo. Foi a primeira vez que eu saí com essa saia Ring a Rosie da Lady Petrova, que é provavelmente a minha peça preferida da coleção “Sisters of the Crown”. Ela é reversível, claro, com uma renda branca linda do lado de dentro, e está pela metade do preço na loja virtual da Lady Petrova. Eu a complementei com essa blusa ombro a ombro da ASOS, que eu tinha comprado já havia algum tempo mas que nunca tinha usado até então, porque achava que ela precisava mesmo era de uma saia rodada como esta.

Naquela semana eu estava lendo “A Resposta” (no qual o filme “Histórias Cruzadas” foi baseado), com vontade de usar umas saias como as delas, então quando o meu namorado me chamou para um encontro italiano, achei que seria a roupa perfeita. Nós jantamos um nhoque delicioso no Sauced Pasta Bar, que tinha sido inaugurado naquela época, e depois fomos ao Palace Cinema Como assistir “Un Giorno Devi Andare”. Foi muito engraçado porque a gente não sabia nada sobre o filme, só que ele era italiano, e quando chegamos lá era sobre uma mulher que faz uma viagem pra tentar se encontrar – e de todos os lugares do mundo, ela escolhe o Brasil! Entretanto, a minha saudade de casa não foi a única coisa que me fez amar tanto o filme. Ele tem uma ótima mensagem e se você ainda não assistiu, eu recomendo muito!