In the Details
Like my mom always says, it’s the little things that count. Details ladies, details. Like rolling your jeans, pushing up your jacket sleeves or belting a shirtdress. It’s these accents that add individuality to your personal style. Take it from this one-of-a-kind doll. 22 days and counting… With style, Ciao!
It Just Got Cooler in Here
Girls, sometimes you need a freak accident to get out of a hairstyle rut. Like today, at Alessandra’s, I got a little too close to the ceiling fan. And now, I’ve got bangs! I have to say, they look pretty fantastic. A fabulous new ’do for my NYC debut. Perfect! 23 days and counting… With style, Ciao!
The cat is out of the bag. Today, I told all my closest girlfriends that I’m going to NYC for Fashion Week to blog about the Missoni for Target collection. You have never heard so many gasps over a cheese and charcuterie plate. I think it has elevated me, if that is even possible, in the eyes of my best friends. I mean, I am the go-to doll for Margherita Maccapani Missoni. Pretty cool, if I might...
Unbelievable. I was walking home from lunch with a girlfriend, and there she was. A girl with blond curls, a shimmering dress and sparkly shoes! Why am I seeing this style everywhere? Varese has been overtaken by disco dust overnight! 27 days and counting… With style, Ciao!
Sneak Peek at the Missoni For Target Look Book!!!
Check it out! Margherita Maccapani Missoni just sent me some sneak peeks from the Missoni for Target look book. And she said I could share with you, my faithful! Every page is filled with textile knits in incredible colors from cardigans to shorts to long sleeved tops to mini-dresses. There will be more than 400 pieces, including luggage, home pieces and, get this, a bicycle! I can’t get to NYC...
Okay. So, I was daydreaming in my fave park — my go-to spot ‘cuz I don’t have to duck under any roofs — and suddenly I spot something shimmering in the near distance, like a mirage. Squinting to get a better look, I realize it’s a girl in what I can only describe as fantastic beaded disco daywear. And right after I posted about my mom’s NYC disco days, weird right? Anyway, she was mesmerizing,...
My Mom's New York
Family dinner tonight - the buzz was all about this doll. You’re going to want to sit down for this. Ready? When I told my mom about this amazing trip to NYC that Missoni and Target are sending me on, she waxed nostalgic about her time in New York. She was there in 1977, in the middle of disco decadence! Just imagine the metallics, short shorts, sheer tops, jumpsuits, flowing silks and platform...
Amazing Update Continued...
Okay. I’m sorta calm, not comatose calm like I am when on the shelf, just able to string some words together for my style fans. So after a few conversations with my new BFF Margherita Maccapani Missoni - don’t be jealous – I’m realizing how awesome my job is. I mean, I am the working girl for Missoni and Target covering Margherita’s exclusive new line at Target. It’s a dream come true. My...
Amazing Update: My First Assignment!!!
OMG. Check it out. Remember I wondered if this could get any better? Well….. I AM GOING TO NEW YORK CITY FOR FASHION WEEK! Yes, you read that correctly. Yes, be jealous. This doll is packing her oversized bags and jetting off to New York City. I can’t even wrap my porcelain head around it. The Target and Missoni partnership wants me, yes, your doll, to take my blog to NYC and continue blogging...
Hear Me Roooaaar
Yes, this girl might be sweet eating her treats but her outfit is fierce. Leopard with pink shorts next to a green table? That, fashionistas, is a how one owns the everyday runway of the Varese streets. Take it from a doll who knows her animal prints. With style, Ciao!
OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG
Yes. OMG. Margherita Maccapani Missoni wrote me back. Not her PR people. Not her friend. Not her neighbor’s mother’s cousin. Her. Margherita. I swear, I could feel a heartbeat. I swear, if I had a pulse, it quickened. She also took this picture of her holding the letter I sent her! Could this get any better?! With style, Ciao!
On the Prowl
A multi- print animal bolero jacket?! And it’s a knit with sequins in it?! I have only one thing to say. I need that in my life. With style, Ciao!
Diving in Head First
Hello world! What a glorious day. Why glorious, you ask? I’ve decided to declare my love of Missoni to Ms. Margherita Maccapani Missoni herself. Why not let her know how much I idolize Missoni’s work as a fashion house? Who doesn’t like a little praise? With style, Ciao!
One word, ladies. Catsuit. Need I say more? Animal print is so fabulous it speaks for itself. So here’s a little fun factoid about it instead. The 1930s Italian fashion designer Elsa Schiaparelli, sworn enemy of Coco Chanel (shocking, I know), is the woman responsible for making animal print all the rage it is today. And wait. There’s more. She’s also responsible for making hot pink a hot color....
Tickle Me in Zig Zags and Stripes at an Affordable...
Since entering the world of Target, I’ve done my research. Obviously they’re a major retailer, but I didn’t totally understand the hugeness of all this. Cuz it’s huge! They’ve done some unbelievable lines with other designer greats like Alexander McQueen, Richard Chai, Thakoon, Rodarte and Jean Paul Gaultier. Drop a name and they’ve probably done a partnership with...
To all style-obsessed: It’s come to my attention Missoni is partnering with Target. INSANE! (So glad I have access to the inside scoop.) They’re designing a fashion line AND home line with them. Soooo cool. I mean, just thinking of the possibilities could make my porcelain head crack. Fabulousness is going to reach a whole new level. You wait, and remember it was this doll who told...
Check Your Hat
Yes, another hat. I can’t help myself. Could you if an adorable straw hat complimenting a peach dress and white sneakers breezed by your waistline? Now that’s some serious style on the sporty chic move. With style, Ciao!
Spoken Like No Other
“Family is as important as zig-zags or stripes.” – Margherita Maccapani Missoni. I like her even more. This doll agrees with the importance of keeping your head screwed on right. With style, Ciao!
Check Me In
OMG. Brace yourselves again. Missoni designs hotels and has a home line. Yep, you heard me right. Right now they’ve got hotels in Edinburgh and Kuwait. I mean… OMG. An entire building constructed from the best of the best in style. It’s built to feel like a home with the restaurant (kitchen) in the center like a real Italian house. Every piece of furniture, switch, button, decorative pillow,...
Can You Over Pattern?
Here’s a question for those of you on the style frontlines. How much is too much? Stripes, checks, polka dots… this fashion forward doll is all for mixing and matching, but where do you draw the line between eye-catching and dizzying? Channel your inner Missoni. Or my inner Mom. With style, Ciao! What a perfect image by © Orin Zebest