Sunday, May 31, 2015

Feeling-Better Outfit

One last dinner with friends in Ancona before my trip to Milan.
Beyond excited, and tired, and a bit worried, and feverish, and ... lots of other contrasting emotions.
Finally feeling better today so I broke out my new pencil skirt with my new Stan Smiths!
I've also set my eyes on a spectacular pair of sunglasses I hope to find in Milan so if all goes well, there will be news shortly! :P

Pencil Skirt
White Cropped Cotton Sweater
Adidas Sneakers
Miu Miu Bag

Kiss and Peace
Will come back with some other OOTD Miss Sinister

Saturday, May 30, 2015

May Garden Wedding

May Garden Wedding

May Garden Wedding by greenvogueglam

Something I made a few days ago.
Isn't it absolutely inspiring?
I could easily see myself wearing it to dinner just as much as to a wedding party.

Kiss and Peace
Miss Sinister

Cross you fingers

My wisdom teeth have decided to come out. On both sides. (insert me with a raised eyebrow)
I haven't been able to eat properly for almost 2 weeks.
Although I appreciate having lost a full 5 pounds because of it, I am in so much pain that I am on the verge of becoming a junkie. Hence no outfit photos. Sorry.

Now if that wasn't enough, I supervised an exam yesterday in a high school here in Italy.
Note: in Italy, many high schools (especially the ones who teach humanistic subjects) occupy former convents and monasteries. Gargantuan buildings with bomb-shelter thick walls, dark and humid.
The exam took place in the Aula Magna, aka the ex cellar of the above mentioned gargantuan edifice.
It was cold and damp and I felt terribly cold all the time. The 4 hours I had to be there. 
I now am verging on a cold.
(insert me swaddled in a blanket and sipping on hot tea with 25°C/77°F temperatures)

And today I am doing my final Delta seminar. 
Because on Wednesday I have my 3 hour long exam.

I need everybody that reads this post to send me some positive mojo,karma,energy,something. Because I've got plenty of negative ones.
I'm leaving for Milan on Monday and I promise I will slither and crawl and take lots of pictures.
If I don't expire before leaving. :))

Kiss and Peace
Sick Miss Sinister

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Jungle Fever

Good morning!
Had a bit of fun on Polyvore, mixing my new obsession, the grey sweater in the centre from Romanian designer Ioana Ciolacu. I went for a jungle feel and this came out.
I think it's missing some pants but couldn't find anything that I liked so...

Jungle Fever

Jungle Fever by greenvogueglam

Kiss and Peace
Miss Sinister

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Sunny and Stan Smiths

Outfit of the (yester)day.
I would have taken some pics today since I'm wearing an all white, but unfortunately the weather has decided to be a b****, so no photos.
This is sunny yesterday, out and about eating ice-cream and looking for perfect sandals, aka the urban myth.
The little monster joined me for the hunt and made for an awesome co-model.
Way to work it!

Stripped T-shirt - Petit Bateau
Boyfriend Jeans - Zara
Adidas Stan Smith Sneakers
My Miu Miu Red Bag (that I love)

Here's hoping for better weather.

Kiss and Peace
Miss Sinister

Photography III - Animals

Good morning everybody!
I don't know about you, but for me photography is therapeutical. I get up in the morning and think photography. It just makes my day so much better.
I've always considered myself much better behind the lens than many other things I've tried.
Some of my favourite things to photograph in B&W are animals. I think if you take the forced vitality of color away, you get such a profound, soulful image of the animal. 
These are just some of the animals I have photographed in the Serengeti and that never cease to amaze me every time I look up to my B&W wall, so I thought I'd share.

Kiss and Peace
Miss Sinister

Sunday, May 24, 2015

Just a bit of Mystery

Happy anniversary amore!

I love you like hot dog loves ketchup, like Winnie the Pooh loves his honey, like Batman loves his cave, like a kid loves Christmas, like Peter Pan loves Neverland, like a cat loves his string.
And this could go on and on and on.

Kiss and Peace
Inlove Miss Sinister

Saturday, May 23, 2015

Sephora lovestory/Burberry obsession/Girl Power

Sorry for being MIA.
I am ten days away from taking my big exam so I'm knee deep in methodology, definitions and exam practice.
I won't bore you with the detail but here's a short recap of the week:

- totally love Sephora's mineral foundation, that you can buy anywhere, costs around 17.50€ and is roughly organic/non-toxic despite not being publicised as such. (this final info I got from a wonderful Italian website that analyses the ingredients in make-up for all us incapable make-up fanatics.

- have become obsessed with this Burberry denim feathered jacket that retails for just under the cringe-inducing sum of 2200€. Now don't get me wrong, if I had that money in savings, I would have long spent it on this beauty, but since I don't, and I won't for the next...something years, I am going cuckoo.I see myself as having two options. Either Burberry Prorsum sees this post, understands the urgency of my request and ships me one free of charge like a sort of blogger humanitarian crisis response, or...I try to make myself one from scratch with the help of the two wonderful tailors that I know (and have driven crazy with absurd requests). I'll keep you posted.

Last, but not least, I saw this funny video thanks to Popsugar with a kick-ass Muai Thai championess that pranks a bunch of Muai Thai trainers. Just take a look.

Kiss and Peace
I'm off to study Miss Sinister

Monday, May 18, 2015

Taylor Swift - Bad Blood video - some thoughts

I get it. Taylor Swift has an army of model/actress/award winning script writer friends. That's the proverbial "dope".
I get it. She has an ass-kicking voice that can pretty much perform anything.
I get it. She is a hot, good-looking young girl/woman.
I get it. This is a fun video about a cat fight.
Been there, done that.

I don't get why women are always naked (or somewhere around that)for these things.
You know, us girls are just dying to throw on a latex/leather/pleather two piece pantsuit or a jumpsuit, a pair of S&M worthy Jimmy Choo or Gianvito Rossi 5 inches high platformed concoction, throw on Geisha amount of make-up on and go kick some other girl's ass.

(insert me with a raised eyebrow)

The video is fine. The song is on the right side of mediocre but I have already bought it on iTunes so don't bite my head off. That's not it. It's not hating on something.
It's wondering why videos need to be the worth value of a small country's internal revenue to catch our attention.
I'm wondering why a talented song-writer must be relatively naked for her own song. You know how everything is relative right? My idea of naked is proportional to the necessity for that nakedness to occur. I've got a friend who is a stripper (she is a nice person, she enjoys her job, I don't judge so neither should you) and I think she can get as naked as she wants when she is performing. And she would undeniably find some sort of kinship with Taylor Swift and her posey right now. At the end of the day, money does talk, doesn't it?
Yet somehow, getting naked (or somewhere around that) and calling it ... art? a video? some music? , and not "I love being watched cause I'm a young, beautiful, model befriended person" is ridiculous.
It was also a bit on the ridiculous side of nasty how Lena Dunham, a woman just like the rest of that possy, is depicted as a cigar smoking masculine apparition, shot from the shoulders up. Yup, that really helps pass on the message of woman empowerment. Yeah. Yeah. Sure.

This is my opinion. This looks like a tone of fun and I know I would have joined in for a cat fight in my day. When I was 14 and didn't know better.

Do you think younger girls all over are scouring the world wide web for knee-high leather boots and the perfect latex body for their next cat fight? I can see that happening somehow...hmmm.

I kinda also believe in karma so putting together a posey to go get someone is unnecessary bordering ludicrous.

Kiss and Peace
Unconvinced Miss Sinister

Saturday, May 16, 2015

Bucket list - Thiene Workshop Day 1

23:08 on this lovely Saturday evening and I have to say I got to say I got to cut quite a few things off my bucket list.

#1 Met Adrian Underhill aka the man that made this
who turned out to be the sweetest, most delightful person which was just the cherry on top of the cake.
I have had it as a goal ever since first learning about sounds as a child and hearing my own teachers rave about this guy with these weird symbols that could physically show me what a sound ,produced in my mouth by a combination of muscle and air, looked like.
Every time you open your mouth, you create meaning through sound, and awareness and control of that can greatly increase our communicative capacity. And this tenfold any other language awareness trick we might pull out of our language enthusiasts' hats.

#2 Met Jim Scrivener aka ELT methodology guru, who again proved to be an awesome individual with lots of things to share and eager to do so.
I actually looked at a little wooden cuisenaire rod and saw a 4 stories high, on fire, with people in the swimming pool on the top floor surrounded by a garden.
Nuff' said.

#3 Met Chaz Pugliese aka the awesome guy behind Being Creative, a very smart book that will challenge your perception of what teaching and learning is all about.

All in all, not a bad day for a Thiene workshop.
Can't wait for Day 2.
There was also lots of cake eating, a great dinner, everybody playing the guitar with everybody singing along and just a fantastic time.

I'm off to bed.

Kiss and Peace
Awesomely Tired Miss Sinister

P.S. I also added a new item to my bucket list: organize a workshop with these guys for my workplace!

Friday, May 15, 2015

Outfit of the (very summery) day

I have to say I am sooo happy with the weather right now. After a long walk with the little monster, some spinach and asparagus risotto with my mom (Yay mom!) and preparing a gluten-free carrot and raisins plumcake for tomorrow's road trip to Verona,  I threw myself into my closet and came out looking like this. :)
Outfit of the day:

Stripped long sleeved T-shirt - Tezenis
Skirt - Dolce&Gabbana
Red Ballet Flats - no particular brand, bought them on a whim and have loved them ever since

Now off to work!

Kiss and Peace
Miss Sinister

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Sneak Peek at my new Stan Smiths

These just finally got here and I am beyond ecstatic! Can't wait to post some outfits with these!
Stay tuned!

I am also secretly hoping to find a Pink Lady Pharr Superstars but it seems it might just go in my "hopeless dreams" box alongside a Oscar de la Renta ball gown and Getting back Sunday brunch in my life.
Are you just as in love with Adidas' Pharell Superstars as I am? Or maybe just Pharell "Hubba Hubba" Williams himself?

Kiss and Peace
A Stan Smithed Miss Sinister

Monday, May 11, 2015

Photography II - Denmark B&W

Lately I've been feeling very shary-shary about my photography. Something I've been madly gelous of for the past years.
So here you go. A batch of Denmark shot photos from my trip there with my lovely Mystery last year.
We stumbled upon a medieval themed fair just outside the Royal Palace so we had sausages and a strange lookin

Kiss and Peace
Miss Sinister

Out and about in Riccione

Out and about in Riccione yesterday afternoon.
Here's what happened.
We had lots of different champagne all courtesy of a champagne tasting campaign! Yay!
You paid 18€ and got a glass which could be filled 6 times at different brands' stands. What can I say.  Very Vogue.
This is my friend getting our glasses filled at Berlucchi.

I then bought mineral foundation from Sephora and a new limited edition MAC blush (I'll come back with details in another post).
I also got blushed by the MAC girl. I love MAC because their employees are always so niiiice! Don't you?

I also found an oversized denim jacket that looked amazing on me and went for a little under 200€.
My Mystery kept badmouthing it. :) My girlfriend loved it. Her boyfriend hated it. Could it be a guy thing?
This is the jacket in question, found it on their website this morning for just 170€ (all the more enticing)

We had dinner at Kalamaro Piadinaro - very funny name. Very good food.

Outfit of the day:
Yellow Knitted Sweater - Zara
White Jeans - Zara
Purple Converse One
White Bucket Bag - Furla

And that's a wrap for the weekend!

Kiss and Peace
Miss Sinister

Friday, May 8, 2015

Guys Try Rompers For The First Time

Something funny to start off the day. 
A must show to every whining boyfriend on Saturday evening when you're late getting ready, take 15 minutes or more to go powder your nose and/or why you don't want him to take your clothes off (because he will never succeed). :)

Kiss and Peace
Miss Sinister

P.S. I loved the black and white one so much!

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

In a Yang state of mind

'Nuff said.

Kiss and Peace
Eye of the Tiger Miss Sinister

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

My fav looks from the Met

I woke up this morning feeling as giddy as a kid on Xmas morning. Except there weren't any gifts waiting for me but a whole lot of couture. I've already looked at the fashion looks twice and I have to say I was expecting more drama, yet all I got was a whole lot of satin, a whole lot of red and not nearly as much beading as I would have wanted. Plus no dreamy shoes.
Do you know when you wish for that perfect bag for Xmas, and you tell everybody, and you drop hints left and right, and you stare at it for hours in Vogue or such, and you think your significant other got the point? And then on Xmas morning you open your able-to-carry-a-bag box and find he bought you a cooking appliance/computer/coat/shoes...whatever but not the bag.
Hello Met Gala!

Click for my fav looks...and considering there 70+, Xmas was poor this year.

Monday, May 4, 2015

The Met Gala - past cringe-worthy looks

Are you excited about the Met Gala?
I am.
This is definitely on my bucket list (alongside having lunch with Franca Sozzani and Anna Winter - at the same time) and I eagerly wait for it every year.
And the themes...ah, the themes.
This year it's "China: Through the Looking Glass". Doesn't that sound wonderful? I am already picturing tons of silk, dragons, eyelinered eyes, perfect buns, red lips, red, hot pink, lemon yellow and sky blue.
I'm keeping my fingers crossed that the people who are attending don't mess this up with an oriental mashup of monumental proportions. This is not carnival folks! This is the single most important night in the fashion industry and needs adequate consideration, fashion sense and a whole lot of fashion diplomacy.
The Met Gala has been stage to a number of ludicrous outfits over the years and they usually provide material for all journalists and bloggers out there to criticise and make fun of on the day after, much like you would with a drunken friend who wakes up with that resounding pounding in his/her head that makes it quite clear that he has no idea what he did last evening, but it wasn't good.
And you've got the video/photos/gif/possible results in your hand and are smirking from across the room while sipping on your hot water and lemon.
This has to be how some Met Gala attendees feel the next day.
That or a massive slap on the forehead moment.

Here are my 10 fav cringe-worthy past looks from the Met Gala (and their just from the past 10 years).
And here is to keeping our fingers crossed for something sensible this evening.

Kiss and Peace
Miss Sinister

Amanda Peet - 2007 (you desecrated the Met
with your black tights)

Ivanka Trump - 2006 (Ivanka, this isn't
a Desperate Housewives of Orange County get together)
Katie Holmes 2008 (aka what Alexandra and Mr. Grey
might spawn)

Kristen Stewart - 2010 (once a vampire, always a vampire)

Lil' Kim - 2005 (how did she get invited?!?)

Lupita Nyong - 2014 (why oh why would you wear this, girl?)

Miranda Kerr (+dreamy ex-husband) - 2011

Rachel Weisz - 2009 (she married James Bond?!?)

Katie Holmes - 2014 (aka an oversized
member of Tweety's family)

Miley Cyrus - 2013 (I'm pretty sure Anna wanted to pounce on you,
 comb you hair down, throw a Chanel jacket on and call it a day)