French plait & Dutch plait

The time of the year has come in which we have to coexist with climatic factors 🙆🏻

I have always liked long hair for the versatility of having varying hairstyles. Although it is also true that for my day to day hairtyle I prefer to just have loose hair, and for training in the Dojo, I simply tie it up.
Somedays even the taurine routine must have its exception. Today is that day! A typical autumn day, gray and windy in good old London.

I like to enjoy the wind when I’m out and, to avoid turning it into my enemy, my best option has always been a plait. Although there are several types to choose from, I tend to go for the basic French or inverted French plait (also called Dutch plait). The same ones that all mothers have done to us a thousand times to go to school or to a party. Simple, fast and effective!

dutch plait


“Can a perfume change your life?” 👩🏻‍🔬

Interesting question, I do not know if a perfume can change someone’s life but it definitely can represent someone. There are fragrances that I associate directly with specific people, even though I haven’t seen them in a long time. A fragrance, which doesn’t have to be a perfume, it can be simply the aroma of a garden, a library, can be a direct connection to a bunch of memories or moments.

Perfumes, I am a natural collector of them, I love that combination of fragrance and art in their bottle and presentation. Although I alternate within my collection, for years (and I believe for the rest of my life) my fragrance, my representative, has been, is, and will be “Very Irresistible” by Givenchy.



“Les lèvres maquillées” 💋💄

Among the essentials of any woman, red lipstick should never be missing, but use it wisely! If you want to accent your lips, then do not overdo the make-up in your eyes. The same goes for the other way around.
Black jeans, nails with a ‘berries and cream’ color, and a monochromatic blouse with polka dots and flare sleeves, a simple garment that enhances the rest.

This is my outfit for this week.


Fashion nails

Funny colours and names, choose one! 💅🏻

The names of beauty products are very nice, aren’t they? I am quite enjoy saying things like “Today I will paint my nails with ‘queen of tarts’, or perhaps with ‘pillow talk’, ‘rose libertine’, ‘fit for a princess’ or even ‘lose your lingerie’. Hilarious!And don’t get even get me started with names for lipsticks. Anyway, today I have chosen ‘peachella’ to match a blouse with broderie anglaise.
“Peach-like” fragrances and colours are among my essentials of this summer.



I smell like a sweet peach! 🍑


There is a new accessory among the essentials of my bag!.
A “Fruity Body Mist”, absolutely refreshing during a hot day and considerably inspiring, at least for me that through smell I can awaken my creative sense.


Stay hydrated!

In hot days like these we are having, it is very important to stay hydrated, first and foremost for health reasons. Let’s not forget that our body is around 70% water. But it also has a great side effect on beauty. You can buy all the moisturising products you want for your skin, but there is nothing like drinking water, not just for your skin, but for your entire body.
A balanced consumption of water helps maintain the beauty of hair, nails and skin, which look brilliant when perfectly hydrated, as it enables cellular regeneration by means of a sufficient support of minerals, nutrients and oxygen. Water slows the ageing process, contributes to weight loss, as it suppresses appetite and helps the body to metabolise accumulated fat. Remember to always carry a bottle of water in your bag!

Paola Xx