Yesterday I was Skyping my sister-in-law to confirm that she has a push chair for me to borrow next week when we touch down in Venice town.
I haven’t seen her for a while as she has been at her in-laws beach house in the South of Italy. I was horrified!
There she was all tanned and brown as a berry, all slim and svelte, not a hair out of place and wearing a beautiful cerise pink summer dress. There I was, all white and pasty, still in my pajamas, yesterday’s mascara had slid to my cheek and my hair hadn’t seen a brush for days!
Oh dear Lord! What am I to do? I’ve got a week to wax, EVERYTHING, pedicure, manicure, hair died, eyebrows done, skin scrubbed, fake baked and dig out any item of summer clothing I have that 1) fits me thirteen months after giving birth and 2) isn’t black. It’s a task but for the sake of vanity I’m up for the challenge. Think Susan Boyle meets Sofia Loren!
This is it, you see, Sofia Loren, she’s a icon; beautiful, classy, stylish, sexy. She’s Italian. Italian women just have it. Dont they?
Here are a few effortlessly stylish signorinas from my Pinterest board La Mia Bella Moda showing us how Italian fashion, street style, is done.
Love this yellow dress and colouful shoes. I would definitely need a tan for this outfit! foto.
The shoes. Elegant. Nude. Loving a nude shoe these days but again, doesnt look great with pasty white legs – tan me up! foto.
Now I happen to know that this little number is Dolce & Gabbana. Its a classic and teamed up with flats and 50′s sunnies, this is right up my strada! foto.
Again, flat embellished shoes go so great with this pretty dress. Got to get me some jewelled flats! foto.
Imagine looking this cool when youre in your lounge gear! Italian style is most certainly in the genes. foto.
This is my favourite! I’m not too into tattoos (I dont have any) but I love the dress, the hat, the flat shoes and i even love the tatty cotton bracelets. This girl just oozes cool, chatting on a street corner. Belissima! foto.
You see what I’m up against!! Wish me luck.