Happy Monday to all who enter this style domain. Let me just say … Monaco, you really turned up the FASH-ON this weekend. This was by far my hardest recap to do because there were SO MANY great style moments from the last three days, like OMG thank you everybody for taking my advice (just kidding). No, really even I may have learned a thing or two spying on all the fashionistas out and about, from cold shoulders to Wednesday Addams chic.
@enrica_alessi PEEP PEEP is that spring we hear hatching? No, it must be Glamour Italia writer Enrica Alessi giving a big middle finger to the dullness of winter tones. Tis the season for a corduroy comeback story but this is not your grandfather’s church suit. In pale yellow Enrica brings a burst of sunlight to the streets of Monte Carlo. Cute and casual she ups the fun factor with a pair of … upon closer inspection of her details shot … KIWI earrings with teal tassels. Yes FASHION is FUN. Of course this wouldn’t be a complete look without a designer bag, of course (this is Monaco I do remind you dears, mind the gap). Enrica goes bold and trendy with an orchid pink Gucci Marmont matelassé. This walking ode to springtime makes her blooming debut on our list. We’ve got our eyes on you.
@tocestyle I do love a good redemption story. Last time Antoniya made an appearance in this recap maybe we were a little harsh on her Carpisa bag (seriously though, throw it in the ocean like Rose did her diamond in Titanic). Listen to me when I tell you she has flipped the script! I’m gleefully confused at the style transformation she has made over the winter ... also her Instagram feed? Hello NEXT LEVEL FIERCE (I stole that from Tyra Banks). I kind of can’t deal with this look because it makes me so happy. That Moschino scarf in her hair, the modern cat-eye sunglasses, that Carrie Bradshaw moment of having a necklace with her moniker on it from Soufeel jewelry.
But lets talk about this clothes situation. I’m always here for an off-the-shoulder look. This retro striped shirt under a LEATHER!? spaghetti-strap dress is so super 90s in a elevated Mickey Mouse Club sort of way. Accessorised with a black leather bum bag (in case you don’t follow fashion, fanny packs are all the rage). Seriously though I’m genuinely impressed with this total look and definitely will be putting Antoniya on post notifications.
@achilleidol If I could fill this entire section with heart-eye emojis I would. I think by now you guys know I have an unhealthy obsession with Gucci. So Roman rapper Achille Idol decided to casually slay my life in this look. Lets break it down, this Balenciaga Le Bombardier jacket in lambskin and shearling is one of the most coveted pieces of outerwear at the moment so he’s already ahead of the game just by that. THE Gucci Marmont belt that had all of Instagram scrambling to the store, red plaid pants that give this look a luxe punk vibe and Gucci Donnie Bit Loafers accessorised by a black Fendi portfolio. I mean it really is that simple to dress amazing … if you’ve got rap career money. Although guys, if you’re going to attempt this look I might strongly suggest not getting face tattoos to complete it.
@maja_izabela_roszkowska Fashion blogger Maja shows us a bit of advanced layering prowess with her weekend look. So try and follow along. A blue and white striped Oxford half tucked into a black high-waisted skirt under a half-cuffed denim jacket with the Oxford collar half-peeking out tied up with a scarf. I do love a good “I spent an hour trying to look like I just threw on clothes” nonchalance. Really love the accessories. The Le Specs cat-eye sunglasses are what every good fashion girl in Paris is wearing (really, it was a joke last season because everybody had the same Le Specs). A red Chanel mini bag and very 80s black and white pumps complete the look. While there is a lot going on here in this outfit, Maja pulls it off with her confidence to mix things up. If this was a cake, I would put it back in the oven to finish cooking but I sort of dig this half-done look.
@syncandsmile Get you a girl that can do both, they say ... or several things. Biomedical Scientist/ singer/stylish person in general, Reina conjured up a French maid or a rendition of Wednesday Addams in this super-cute Sandro outfit (though personally I wouldn’t go hiking in this look, but to each their own). You never know when you’ll find a perfect vista for a good Instagram shot. Little House on the Prairie gothic edition broke the chic severity of her look with a gorgeous blue Bottega Veneta bag (nice to see a change of from the usual Chanels and Hermès everybody lugs around). For once in my life I’m happy to see a pair of sneakers with a look like this, honey the shot is not worth falling down the stairs in heels for (I’ve seen it happen, #MonacoProblems). I love how to balance out the casualness of the sneakers Reina added a pair of pearl embellished Calzedonia socks. Actually I’ve changed my mind Reina, I would go hiking in this look, this is Monaco. Show out or show yourself out.
Instagram sensation and style blogger Louis Pisano writes SuperficialLivingDiary.com.
Article first published March 19, 2018.
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The Grimaldi Forum Monaco will host the Maria by Callas exhibition in the spring on the occasion of the 40th anniversary of the death of the Greek American soprano, based on an original idea by Tom Volf.
The Maria by Callas exhibition will be presented in various facets, particularly relating to the time that she spent in the Principality, from 1960 to 1967, when the New York-born singer was living away from the limelight. During this time, she shared a great love with the Greek ship owner Aristote Onassis and attended many Monegasque parties.
Callas died of a heart attack in Paris, age 53, in 1977.
Photographs, archival footage and unpublished films will be offered, notably from the collections of Monaco cultural organisations such as the Opera, the Société des Bains de Mer, the Audio-Visual Archives of Monaco, and the Prince's Palace.
Tom Volf, director of the film Maria By Callas, released in cinemas on December 13, and author of two reference books on the singer – Maria by Callas and Callas Confidential – will be present to help visitors rediscover her history.
The exhibit runs from April 11 to 15 at Espace Indigo. Admission is free.
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On Tuesday, March 20, Prince Albert officially launched Peace and Sport’s #WhiteCard digital campaign in Cartagena, Colombia.
The Sovereign held his white card, which shares the vision that sport can help to change the world, along with HE Juan Manuel Santos, President of Colombia and 2016 Nobel Peace Prize winner, Joël Bouzou, President and Founder of Peace and Sport, the Champion for Peace Didier Drogba, and HE Maria Angela Holguin, Colombian Minister of Foreign Affairs.
Prince Albert and the Foreign Minister had attended the final match of a Rugby Sevens tournament on Sunday, March 18. “It is a great pleasure for the delegation of Monaco to be in Cartagena, thank you very much for the hospitality and friendship,” Prince Albert said.
Prince Albert added that sport is a catalyst of “hope for a better world” and that “harmonious relationships can be built between communities and nations through sports.”
For her part, Minister Holguin thanked the Prince for his visit to Colombia and pointed out that the ministry’s Sports and Cultural Diplomacy project seeks to protect minors at risk of forced recruitment in areas affected by the armed conflict.
On Monday, the Prince and Colombian President visited the Lost City, a pre-Columbian citadel of stone embedded in the Sierra Nevada de Santa Maria mountains, considered the highest peaks in Colombia.
During the Sovereign’s visit, the Colombian government signed a new regulation to protect the Sierra Nevada de Santa Maria, which calls for the preservation of the ancestral lands of the indigenous Kogui, Arhuaco, Wiwa and Kankwamo peoples.
Peace and Sport's WhiteCard campaign runs until April 10. Take a photo of yourself with a white card (ie blank side of a postcard) and post on social media with the hashtag #WhiteCard.