It’s really true, saying goodbye is never easy. I’m at the airport now and I’m so sad to go. I’ve L-O-V-E-D every minute of my travels in America. I’ve met so many fabulous people and seen so many exciting things. And I fell in love. With fashion that is! As I head back to my shelf in Varese to wax nostalgic over the past few weeks, here are some favorite pics snapped of me. They’re pretty...
A Season of Fabulous
What an A-MA-ZING summer of style. Everywhere my glass eyes turned there was fabulosity out and about. Whether it was in Varese, on the streets of Milan while visiting my grandmother or strutting the pavement of New York during fashion week, this doll has seen some serious style. Check out these pics I took that highlight the best of the best. A photographic runway ladies! You might just find a...
A Little More Than Excited
Clearly I’m not the only one who loves the Missoni for Target collection. I thought I was getting up early, but Missoni madness started building here in Minneapolis at 6:15am. And within a few seconds of the store opening, the some of the Target racks had already been picked clean. It’s no surprise to me, this doll has been saying it for months: The Missoni for Target collection is...
New York, What a Time We've Had
I know New York Fashion Week isn’t over yet, but I’ve decided to do a quick little recap of my adventure so far. These are a few pictures sent to me on twitter! Thanks to everyone for all the A-MA-ZING images, tweets and love. I’ve meet so many wonderful people, have seen so many beautiful styles and made so many new friends. New York, you’re the best, but I’m off the...
Memory Lane. Well, More like Nostalgia Lane.
Don’t cry for me Italy, though I cried a little inside for you today as I walked through Little Italy. The fresh breads and pastries, the espressos, the Italian flag waving in the breeze. I had a moment of pause for my beautiful Varese, and my mom and dad. I may be a doll on the go, but my heart with always be at home. Heading to the Standard next. See you there! With Style, Ciao!
Today's NYFW Hot Sheet
9:00 Ruffian Women’s Spring Collection @ The Studio, Lincoln Center 9:00 Lyn Devon @ W Times Square 10:00 Lacoste @ The Theatre, Lincoln Center 11:00 Pink Tartan @ the Box, Lincoln Center 12:00 Jill Stuart @ The Stage, Lincoln Center 12:00 Prabal Gurung @ the IAC building 12:00 Son Jung Wang @ The Studio, Lincoln Center 1:00pm: Helmut Lang @ Hudson River Park’s Pier 57 2:00pm: Adam @ The Stage,...
Looking Up At Times Square
Hello Times Square! They should call it tall square. I feel so petite! I think I have found my home away from home… I’m here now. Come and say hi! With Style, Ciao
Stripes and Polka Dots, Where Do I Look First?!
Well, this is a first for me. Only in NYC. My head has been spinning in every direction, in dizzying speeds, trying to catch all of the awesome style. For example, let’s talk about the stripes and the polka dots that just breezed by. Hello! A-MA-ZING! These ladies are working patterns like it’s their job. I think I’m in love. With fashion that is… With Style, Ciao!
A City of Shoes
Sure I’ve been exploring NYC, but let’s be honest, I’ve been looking down as much as I’ve been looking up. Shoes people! Amazing ones! They’re everywhere! I mean, I’ve never seen anything like it. Left, right, north, south, everywhere I turn FABULOUS SHOES! Even from up here, I can see the awesome details. I know I am a tall doll, but I love a good wedge as much as I love...
Missoni Boutique on FNO
Just a quick recap of how A-MA-ZING and chic the UES was last night on FNO. The party at the Missoni Boutique was elegant and super fun. What else would it be?! Snapped these shots with my phone so everyone who couldn’t make it can see. With Style, Ciao!
Caution: NYC Rocker Crossing
Today's NYFW Hot Sheet
9:00am: Emerson Spring Collection @ The Studio, Lincoln Center 10:00am Peter Som @ Milk Studios 11:00am Luca Luca @ the Stage, Lincoln Center 12:00pm United Bamboo @ Pier 59 12:00pm: Nahm @ Milk Studios 1:00pm: Jason Wu @ Center 548 2:00pm Rebecca Taylor @ The Stage, Lincoln Center 2:30pm: Mara Hoffman @ The Box, Lincoln Center 3:00pm Yigal Azrouel Women’s @ Highline Stages 4:00pm: Doo.Ri @...
Marina on Madison
Madison Avenue is sooooooooo glamorous! And so many yellow taxis! I wish I could stroll along and have a cappuccino outside with my BFF Margherita Maccapani Missoni. It would be so fabulous. We could gossip about all the street styles passing by. But I am sure I will see lots of glamour tonight. I’m at the Missoni boutique on 78th and Madison and WOW, so elegant. So chic. So Missoni! With Style, ...
The Transitional Look
What’s a doll to do when the summer turns to fall and then, oh wait, goes back to summer. Can’t make up your mind? Well us fashionistas are prepared for seasonal shiftiness. I like to call this style, the transitional look. Like this stylish girl here who came to see me at Bryant Park. She is prepared for the sun and a cool breeze – whatever comes her way. That ladies, is fashion savvy at work. I...
Pictures of People Taking Pictures of Me
Who knew this doll was so popular! Everyone wants to have their picture taken with me. And such a beautiful day! People are out and strolling around. I’m enjoying relaxing and taking in the city. Gotta give these legs a rest after last night’s party! Come by and say hi! With Style, Ciao!
The Sun is Out. So are the Boys
WOW. Last night was amazing. Met so many stylish people, AND got to hang with my BFF Margherita Maccapani Missoni! A doll couldn’t ask for a more fabulous night! So check this out. On route to Bryant Park and caught these cuties on the way. Both so tall and fashion savvy. Hello NYC boys! Excited to spot more cuteness and fabulous fashion when I get to Bryant Park. I’ll be there for a...
Today's NYFW Hot Sheet
9:00am: Nicholas K’s Men’s and Women’s @ Lincoln Center 9:30am: Porter Grey’s Women’s Spring/ Summer Collection @ Lincoln Center 10:00am: BCBGMAXAZRIA’s @ The Theatre, Lincoln Center 11:00am: Richard Chai- Love Men’s and Women’s @ The Stage, Lincoln Center 12:00pm: Vanity Fair’s International Best Dressed List Luncheon (wish I could go!) 1:00pm: Kimberly Ovitz @ Pace Gallery 2:00pm: Tadashi Shoji...
The Night of My Life
My BFF Margherita Maccapani Missoni, Nina Garcia and me!!! I never… Just never… I know a blogger should never admit this, but I’m absolutely speechless tonight. With Style, Ciao! Via http://yfrog.com/z/gz5rxethj
This Small Town Doll's Dreams Do Come True
The Time to Party
I’m in love. With this party that is. I’m meeting so many amazing people. And so chic! Check out these pics from the Missoni for Target pop-up store event. Talk about a runway! I’ve never seen shopping like this. With Style, Ciao!
The Calm Before the Party
Omg omg omg. So I snuck into the pop-up store early - not an easy task - and it’s A-MA-ZING. Stripes and zigzags everywhere! I want to one of everything! Check out these photos. I’ll be here all night. More pics once the party gets started! With Style, Ciao!
Bryant Park All to Myself
Hello Bryant Park. I just walked through and WOW! It’s so beautiful. I hope I didn’t scare everyone away. I had the whole park to myself, so I stretched my legs out for a second. Now onto the important stuff. Tonight is the huge VIP event at the Missoni for Target Pop-Up store. I’m sooooooooooo excited! OMG. I mean there are going to be celebrities, style icons, everyone. And of course Margherta...
Miles of Tights
Leaving the IFB conference at Milk Studios now and headed to the Missoni pop-up store for tonight’s VIP event. Couldn’t help but snap a pic of my fabulous zigzag tights when I was getting up. I need to pick up some extras at the store to bring back to Varese with me! With Style, Ciao!
My first fashion event in NYC and I’m at the coolest place ever. Milk studios! It’s so inspiring! All of these creative and oh so stylish people are A-MA-ZING. I still can’t believe I’m here. I don’t ever want to leave! With Style, Ciao!
Bloggers Tool Kit Panel Rocked
OMG. I’m at the IFB conference (Independent Fashion Bloggers Conference) and it’s sooooooo cool. The panel just ended and I learned so much! And all the fashion around me. So many beautiful clothes! Such good advice! Maybe now I can get up and stretch my hinged legs and make some new fashion savvy friends! With Style, Ciao
Today's NYFW Hot Sheet
9:00am: Steven Alan @ Pier 59 9:00am: Sachin + Babi @ Pier 59 9:00am: Independent Fashion Bloggers Conference @ MILK Studios 10:00am: Organic by John Patrick S/S 2012 Runway Show 10:30am: Mackage Spring/ Summer Collection – Men’s and Women’s 11:30am: 7th Annual Couture Council of FIT Fashion Award Benefit Lucheon @ David H. Koch Theatre, Lincoln Center 1:00pm: Jules Reid Spring Collection...
A doll couldn’t ask for a better way to start off her NYC trip than at the Independent Fashion Bloggers Conference at Milk Studios! I mean, what an honor! All my fashion blogging heroes, in one room, talking about their blogging brilliance. Just to be a guest is amazing! I’ve got to…. I have to take notes. I have to meet everyone. I have to pass out my business cards. I have to look fabulous. I...
Here I Come NYC!
OMG OMG OMG OMG. Flying off my shelf! I’ve got all the essentials a doll needs to hit the stylish streets of NYC! I’m so excited I’m going to bust a hinge. Mom is trying not to cry in front of me and dad is doing his best to comfort her. Sooooo cute. They’re getting the car from the garage. Oh wait! They just honked. Gotta go! OMG! With style, Ciao!
Must Be the Season of the Knit.
So there I was, walking all over town and I glance down to see this lovely summer ensemble. Easy. Carefree. Simple. There’s just something about knit that I still can’t get out of my head. On another note, I’m going to New York tomorrow! Sleep is not an option. Less than 24 hours and counting every second. With Style, Ciao!
A Doll’s Stylish Sendoff
Ok ladies, this post makes my glass eyes fog up. Over the weekend my family and friends threw me a fabulous fabulous (yes, so fabulous it got two fabulouses) good luck going away party. I realized how much I am going to miss everyone when I’m in NYC. So we celebrated all night and I promised to bring back something special for everyone. I think my mom even got a little choked up seeing her doll...
Still Caught Up In Crochet
Not literally ladies. But my hinges can prove challenging at times. Anyway, check out this picture of my Swedish friend Jessie. She’s on vacay and wears a 1970s white crochet mini dress and straw hat like no one else. Can you say summer chic? Thanks Jessie! 2 days and counting… With style, Ciao!
Missoni Target Collaboration Pop-Up Store!
Pop in to the Missoni for Target pop-up store? Obvi! How cool! You need to be there on September 8th when it opens. I don’t know what could be more important (cuz there isn’t anything) than surrounding yourself with two floors of the most luxurious knits and prints and home furnishings a doll can dream of…… WOW. Found this photo and just thinking about all that Missoni made me almost fall off my...
Could it Get Any Better For This Doll?
There’s only one thing that could make my trip even more amazing (if that is even possible) than it is already: If Alessandra came with me! She’s dying to come. And after seeing the list of events for fashion week, she is determined to find a way to buy a plane ticket. Can you blame her? I mean, it’s going to be A-MA-ZING. Maybe her parents will help her out….. Putting it out there...
My Blog, More Stylish
Whoa. Target is going nuts. More free stuff! Today they are giving away Missoni for Target laptop cases! This doll is all about everything fabulous and fashionable and now, your laptop can be as chic as you. Follow @TargetStyle on Twitter. Watch for their tweet at 11:30 am EST to win one of 10 Missoni for Target laptop sleeves (check ‘em out http://onfb.me/o4jTCI) - make sure to include the...
I Dream of my Casa Filled With Casa Missoni
Today I dreamed about leaving this shelf and decorating my own home. Soooooooo fun! Hello Missoni! From couches to chairs to rugs to everything a stylish doll would want. Hmmmm. I wonder if they make furniture for extra tall dolls like myself…. I should ask Margherita Maccapani Missoni? I bet her home is super chic with beautiful accents of Missoni furniture. 7 days and counting… With style,...
My Guide to New York Fashion Week
Calling all fashionistas and style lovers. After much work, I have put together a schedule of the who, what and where’s of fashion week. A-MA-ZING. No easy task people. Fashion is all over the place! Check it out. It’s not perfect, but what is?! Download the schedule HERE With style, Ciao!
Dolling Up a Doll
Brace yourselves ladies. No seriously, sit down. I just spoke with my new BFF Margherita Maccapani Missoni and she told me that I will be dressed in head to toe Missoni! That’s right girls, everything Missoni. They are giving me outfits for every day I am in NYC. So all those packing panic attacks? No more. I’ve just achieved wardrobe bliss. I mean OMG. Mom and grandma might actually be jealous of...
Now that Missoni is giving me uber chic outfits for my trip to NYC I don’t need all the gorgeous luggage they gave me to pack everything in! This doll might be going carry-on for the very first time! Anyway, my good fortune is now yours. Target is giving away a set of Missoni for Target luggage! Yep, you heard me right. Follow @TargetStyle on Twitter - watch for their tweet at 11:30 am EDT this...
Who doesn’t love a good knit? They’re chic, breezy, light and make a statement no matter what the occasion. Like this girl I spotted a mile away today waiting outside for her friend. She makes style look easy with her light knit dress, loose sleeves and ruffled neck. Add the woven bag, and you’ve got simple chic. And ladies, we all know how much this doll LOVES knits… 12 days and counting… With...
Striped in Style
Who would have thought my next-door neighbor was so stripe savvy… 12.5 days and counting… With style, Ciao!
Cycle in Style
Missoni and Target have made riding a bike oh-so-chic. This stylish bike is not one you want to break a sweat on, it’s one that you ride and all the boys sweat you. And then check this out- I found the coolest thing online. Agata Olek (check out her site) crochets these insane pieces that cover lots of different things in amazing colors and patterns that remind me so much of Missoni. She even...
Staying at the Standard
Every time I think things can’t get any better they do! So check this out. I’ve been tweeting with my friend Stan D’arde from The Standard who I met in Milan last year. I had written him to let him know I’m coming to NYC during fashion week for the Target Missoni collection (wish I was already there!) and he is sooooooooooo excited to see me! In fact, I’m gonna be staying at the Standard! Me, my...
Girls Girls Girls
There’s only one proper way to send this doll off to NYC. Girls’ night out with my fave ladies! And talk about a runway show. Props to Alessandra who worked it the best (no disrespect to the other ladies but you all know it’s true). Totally made up for the heel blunder last time (you know I love you sweets). And wow, did she work it last night: an electric blue silk mini dress. Belted. Black...
Nothing like a tall handsome man who asserts his style savvy in a camouflage jacket and blue-checked shirt. Add the desert boots and the pop of yellow from his oh-so-cool car and wow! 15 days and counting… With style, Ciao!
Enough About Me, An Interview with Margherita...
OMG OMG OMG. Just interviewd my fashion idol and new BFF (still love you Alessandra). So obviously I now know EVERYTHING about Missoni, but for those people who don’t, here is the official transcript of my interview. Marina: Tell us about Missoni. Margherita: Missoni is a family-run fashion house that started in 1953 when my grandparents Tai and Rosita Missoni started designing fun and unusual...
Covered in Stripes
Left to right, up and down, whichever way you wear them, stripes are always stylish. Just look at this girl in the park I spotted. Stripes in every direction! I had to stop and compliment her for being one of the many stylish women who have been putting sass in fashion for decades. Just check out style icons like Coco Chanel, Marilyn Monroe and Brigitte Bardot who gave stripes some serious sex...
Wore my new hot pink bikini at the beach and the girls loved it. Not a cloud in the sky, just my shadow. Glad I could provide the girls with some extra coverage. Unfortunately I fell asleep in the noon sun and my porcelain skin is, well….. yikes! I have stripes! 16 days and counting… With style, Ciao! Shadows and sun pic via © sbh
I Salute You
I could do nothing but stop and salute this girl’s modern take on military style. Even from a bird’s-eye view this doll can always spot a chic statement. Military detailing has been setting trends since the 1940’s, with pieces that can easily mix and match with other styles. It really is something to take your hat off to. 19 days and counting… With style, Ciao!
Deco Me Out
Decided to do a little history search on fashion in NYC and fell in L-O-V-E with art deco architecture and fashion. Flapper dresses with beads and sequins set against the skyscrapers of NYC? Well hello! I bet grandma has a few her mother’s flapper dresses hidden away in the closets I have yet to see. And now I know why she loves all those cool mirrored tables in her sitting room. Art deco...
Ok ladies, in less than 3 weeks I am going to be in NYC. OMG. I still can’t wrap my porcelain head around this, but I need to start mentally packing. It seems black is always the new black in NYC, the color that never goes out of style. Any advice on what to pack? 20 days and counting… With style, Ciao! Great pic by © elitatt