20.8.14

Beauty: Flawless in a Rush!

First week back at school, first week back at work and we would give a piece of our soul to delay the struggle of getting up early.
5, 10, 30 minutes more make a delightful difference until you stare at your clock in horror, because you have only 3 minutes left to dash to where ever you need to and find a remedy to the lion-maze/puffy-eyes/what-am-I-going-to-wear/situation.
I would never judge you for going out to a party, a little cocktail, Fashion show or just staying up late to talk to the one....
Nevertheless I'm here to help you open your eyes... LITERALLY and look flawless in less then 5 minutes.

Lesson number 1.
Select your look the night before.
This is the most basic thing to leave the house on time. It's been proofed that we girls spend over a year of our lifes choosing what to wear. At least every average woman... probably not me.. I spend a little more. Sorry Not Sorry.
Putting your entire outfit the night before will make you save valuable time and dress up mechanically without even thinking about it. That way you'll do it quick and look polish without givivng it lots of thought, at least at the very exact moment. Remember to leave your accesories as well.
That's one of your main problems solved in less then 2 minutes.

Lesson number 2.
Take a shower the night before and braid your hair.
Many of us take a shower the night before to sleep well, others really need it to get up, but when there's no time one most prioritize and sleep is much more amazing than getting all wet while you are still in cloud 9.
So take a shower and braid your entire mane. Doesn't matter if it's long or short.. That way when you wake up it'll be dry and look all wave and naturally beautiful for you to leae like that or just add the finishing touches.

Lesson number 3.
Moisturize your lips.
We wake up all worried about our puffy read eyes, but don't get even a little concerned about the stated of our smile. Cracked lips look and feel absolutely terrible, so first thing in the morning in waking up, washion your face, your teeth and applying lip balm so they smooth up while you get dressed and do your hair and makeup.

Lesson number 4.
Puffy eye remedie.
If you normally wake up looking like a raccon then you desperately need to leave a spoon in your fridge. That wake you'll wake up and while doing your morning smoothie, place it in your eyes and over the bags underneath them to make them go back to normal. Afterwards just apply a bit of illuminator in the inner corners of the eyes to make them look bigger.


Lesson number 4.
Natural Makeup
Once you are all cleaned up, dressed up ad your hair is fine you need to do the final touches.
There's no time for a very ellaborate look, so just take your most trust worthy brown eye liner and mascara to focus on a natural look. Why brown liner? It's easier to apply without getting all smudged and ruining your hard work in seconds. Natural looks don't require foundation, but if you really need it, better use a BB-cream that will not only even your skin but moisturize, repair and protect from the sun as well. Throw a lipstick in your back pack or just leave them naturally moisturized because of lesson 3.

And that's how you get ready after over sleeping...
Hope this tips come in handy next time you spend a rather fun night and wish to sleep a few merciful minutes longer.
Xoxo, RWPF

 

18.8.14

Too Cool for School!

Bomber jacket/Forever21
T-shirt/Moschino
Leather skinnies/H&M
Slippers/H&M
Tote/Kipling

Hello my beloved readers,
Today was my first day of school and I was extremely nervous.
I'm not going to lie, every time I start a new term I get a feeling of stress I can't shake off until I'm standing in the classroom with the rest of my group.
It's just weird to see everybody again after 3 months of self absorption, family, shopping and relaxation.
That's why I always try to improve my morning and feel better by wearing something I like.
Those "Back to School" ideas were a way to gather all the hot trends of the season and turn them into comfy wearable ideas to go to school in style. This would be the zillionth time I say how much I hate to go to school in spots wear...
Karl Lagerfeld's quote is my mantra: "Sweatpants are a sign of defeat"
So, even in my worst day I throw on a shirt and wear sneackers.
Remember, get up, dress up, never give up and know that looking great doesn't need to be uncomfortable.
It is important, but looking not fashionably messy is NOT an option.
So today I wanted to make my best impression with a very urban vibe and throw on some of my summer shopping brand new electric blue bomber jacket, snake print slippers and my beloved leather pants (yeah, leather pant mission accompliched!)
There's something quite sexy about them don't you think? I mean in the end it's skin on skin. It's primal, It's sexual and it means that you are ready to rock n' roll.
A piece that evokes so much can bring a lot to a casual look when paired with toned down pieces.
It's very cool, cozy and still quite chic.
My new "school bag" is another thing that has me crazy. I wanted a tote where I could fit all the things, that as a nerd, I carry around and this baby is perfect and acts as a statement too. Two birds killed with one stone right?
What did you wear on your first day of school?
Do you like this look?
Xoxo, Roberta W.P.F


 

15.8.14

Hell-O Again School...

Everything good comes to an end, and the inevitable return to school has come.
But "Oh my.. Oh my..." we all say with suffering voices and affraid looks in our face... "What on earth am I going to wear?"
Don't even bother in denying it, everyone wants to look splendid the first day of school.
Either because you change your look, lost weight, or just want to make a good impression... We all want to be THAT cool guy who enjoyed summer to the max and returned looking all fresh to start the semester.

Following this social need for making a good impression, I've gattered a couple of ideas to be comfortable and chic on our first day of school.
It's up to you and your style which one to take as inspiration...
I'm still very undecided but I bet I'll end up taking them all as inspiration for the first month. :)

The Cool Kid on the block is the one who's always got all eyes on him/her for it's unique edgy, somehow bad-boy-looking style. I'm quite into this boyish/sporty allure as I expressed on THIS post, because.... We girls rock boy's clothing better. 
YES WE DO! 
And that's why a bomber jacket is the perfect accesory to match your though lady-like leather skinnies and oversized shirt. Pair the look with many accesories like earcuffs or knucklerings and bangles so you don't fall into the tomboy zone too deeply. You can either wear some lovely slippers or seal the whole outfit with the hottest and most trendy item of the moment: SNEACKERS!
However pick them with a twist.
No running sneackers or converse... Pick something any rapper would be proud of. Clean, sleek, white J's with a little heel inside to make you look a bit gangsta and still feminine and chic. 
I've seen this kind of footwear paired with pencil skirts and LBD's that achieve the most perfect french girl-off-duty look.
Don't forget you are going to school, so your most amazing backpack is necessary!
  
An it girl is aware of every trend and has the ability to master each and every one of them effortlessly, and she even distinguishes herself in the most casual looks by wearing out of the ordinary pieces.
For example... taking denim as the jocker, instead of the average sneackers, she would wear patent leather oxfords, instead of a backpack she would use a tote to carry everything around. An oversized woolen or cashemere sweater would be her most reliable ítem in a day of lazyness, a foulard would complement it and would look sophisticated with the top fedora.
A FEDORA FOR SCHOOL?
Yes, why not?
It Works exactly as the beanie... keeps you brain warm, but somehow looks better, smoother, sexier and more mysterious. 

Sometimes you don't even want to think about the look because you are to busy trying to escape the pillows who have, during the summer, recognized you as one of their own and won't let you go out of bed. Relatable story. Nevertheless you don't need to look like a hobo. Messy hair is fine, just take out a logo-shirt, your coolest statement necklace, skinny jeans, some wild slippers and maybe a tote to fit everything inside. 

Normcore.
A new art to master.
It's messy, but chic, but minimalistic, but weird... matches but doesn't match.. it's low profile but makes people stare at you for hours and it's the perfect excuse to shoot a Vogue spread wearing bikini's at the supermarket because.. NORMCORE.
So, don't think too much about it. Go with the huntch.
I would love to wear my paint-splattered-boyfriend jeans with some T, my unforgettable lucky charms and some slippers just to be comfy. The backpack can be the total statement. (Apart from everything else itself)
This trend is weird but somehow gives you the perfect opportunity to
DO WHAT EVER THE F...ashion YOU WANT!
  
Last, the lady like look.
Or know better known as the LLL.
A pair of jeans with a crisp blouse is a no-error look. The upgrade comes with a pair of anckle booties and a statement jacket in tweed or with leather accents. The birkin bag was just a fantasy touch...
A girl can dream right?
 
Which look woud you wear?
Are you ready for school?
XOXO, RWPF

 
 

12.8.14

Voyage

"There are no foreign lands. It is the traveler only who is foreign"

Hello my beloved readers,
I hope you are having a great week preparing for school... Unless you are already back.
If that's the case, I wish you a great easy and fun start of term!
I'm feeling a bit cornball because the summer holidays are close to come to an end, however I'm excited for this new year and change of season that is about to happen as well.
Summer is all about reborn... It's about feeling breezy and young.
And taking advantage of it all, before it get's crashed by the oppulence and exhilarating energy of the fall, I went for a stroll in the park on this beautiful hot sunny day to soak in the remainings of vitamine D and enjoy my beautiful city.
This is one of the things I've discovered I like the most to do on weekends.
Just go to a place and promenad around, discovering little bistrots or coffe shops, enjoying a cup of fresh fruit, (the perks of living in a semi-tropical country) and sedately absorbe its particular energie. I personally think that this is the only way to really get to know a place. I've done it in Berlin, London, Paris and NYC appart from my own hometown and I trully feel that the essence of this places grow inside you, once you wander without direction or schedule.
So I hit it off with my brother and father and had a great relaxing day wearing this beautiful caftan that perfectly personifies this feeling of freedom I wrote about before.
My new mules are the perfect type of shoe to comfortably dance, stroll, run around (after my brother) for hours and still look beautiful.
To complement the asian exotic vibe I needed a statement necklace, because you know that everything from a White T to even this emebellished blouse gets and upgrade with a statement necklace; so I chose this beauty from Sachi Accesorios to go along.
As the vintage touch I picked up my flawless, 40's, red leather Aries boxy bag with bamboo handles that used to belong to my grandmother.
There's a very interesting story about this particular handles. In World War two, when all the metal was being collected for the arms industry, the big fashion houses were left without resources to complete their leather bags and put sturdy handles, so the Italians came up with the idea of ​​using bamboo, a hollow and resistant plant which is actually an abundant resource.
So these bags, which have now become very popular and are now returning to fashion, are rather a milestone in its history caused by necessity.
Amazing how the idea of something so beautiful can be born of lack and despair.
If I ever travel to india or somewhere in asia or the middle east I will for sure pack this entire look!
It somehow reminds me a bit of Morocco, don't you think...?
Where would you like to go? Or where have you been that has left you in love with it's energy?
 

 
 
 



 
 
Sunnies/ Rayban
Caftan/ My Vintage Armoire
Necklace/ Sachi Accesorios
Bag/ Aries
Shoes/ C&A
Lipstick/ NARS
Watch/Pertegaz

Xoxo, RWPF

6.8.14

Beauty: Tropical essentials!

Hi beauties!
This beauty wednesday I'd like to share with you my latest and favourite essentials selection of the season starting from perfume to my latest crush on nude lipstick.
There are a ton of lovely products that I enjoy day by day and which simply make me feel happier just by the pleasure of using them.
As I don't wear anything but mascara on school days, summer gives me the opportunity to try new options. Finding a good product is like a treasure hunt where we found ourselves looking for an elixir guaranteed to give us a special glow.
When we do find something in this spectrum it becomes an instant essential we put in our purse and cherish in our heart.
I've been trying quite a lot this last few weeks and decided to sum it up to my most reliable picks.
Those few that come to my mind every time I wake up in a hurry and know that will make me look fresh like a lettuce (My father says you need to look like one every morning, because If you don't then you had not enough sleep).
I’ve tried and been using them all for a long time and am confident enough to personally suggest them to you.
Hope you find them as much as I do and that you find your summer beauty potion soon...!
Share any good product with me per social media or leave the name on the comments below!

NARS Lipstick:
I think we know that I'm a true NARSissist, we settle that clear on my post talking about their lovely
velvet gloss (click HERE to see) so when I found this beauty I couldn't wait to try it.
At first I wondered why people used "nude lipstick", but truth is that with the right shade like this one called "Belle De Jour" it'll enhance the natural color of your lips and give them a slight silky texture.

Green Liner:
Why stick to black and white when summer presents itself with a full new palette of bright colors like this one. Bright, crazy, tropical, "larger than life" green from the new NARS collection.

Dior Addict:
A hint of sicilian tangerine is delicious to start my summer days.

Burgundy eyes:
Couleur Caramel liner is my absolute MUST HAVE! It trully makes my eyes POP!

Waterproof Mascara:
I think that the results were quite visible after one stroke, so this baby is my run for the glam mascara.

MAC Pink Lip Crayon:
Line your lips and then color them, it dries fast, so you can put another color on it and get an iconic one.

Which are your summer essentials?
Xoxo, RWPF
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