A closet full of clothes and nothing to wear!

Sunday, 28 February 2010

my closet

Do you think this is the only place where I keep my clothes? Nop! I have more but I am too shy to show you them all! ; )

I haven't chose what to wear for tonight yet but for sure I am going to wear these pair of Office, do you like it?

Office shoes

You know, when I wear killer heels, or shoes like these ones, I prefer add a touch of vintage or retro' to my style, just not to look 'aggressive'.
I got this first pair from my brother he bought on his firts trip to London. They cam from the Camdentown's market.

Earrings from CamdenTown

I bought these pair in a tiny little shop full of horrible, dark stuff and actually paid so little you can imagine! I have to say that I love them!

Anyway, off I go, cheerio!!!

Lazy Sunday morning...

I haven't post for an entire week!
But I had such busy days at work: a four-day meeting with the high management, very stressful, demanding, but full of funny moments and an incredible dinner.
The Vice-President thanked me many times as everything run smoothly and this was because of my perfect organisation and positive attitute.

Anyway, yesterday (Saturday) I was exausted and need some rest. Plus, I had to pretend to be a good housewife and do all the cleaning at home.

Today, I woke up and had an energetic breakfast with fresh bread and spreadable chocolate (Nutella).


Then, a vegeterian lunch as I am going out with friend this evening and may have dinner all together.

Peas, Mushrooms, Carrots

Pumpkin gnocchi

Ready for work!

Sunday, 21 February 2010

Yeah, I am going to attend this three-days corporate meeting and today I am chosing the perfect outfits. Actually, I should be smart, feminine, but not to fashionista; VPs and our President will be there. But I am desperate for at list one piece of trendy accessory. So, I am thinking to wear pretty shoes.

Here are the looks I have choose (sorry for the pictures and colors that are not at their best):

Both are dark plum that suit my olive skin. I am going to put a nice brooch to brighten up the black fur neck.

This is the one I have choose for the meeting with the President and the formal dinner. It makes me look slimmer and taller! ; )

Here is my favourite: brown, feminine, classic but not granny-style! The belt add a touch of style and the longuette is very sexy, yet professional.

And then the shoes! (did I not say they were not classy?)

So, my dear readers, I'll see you in a week or so!!

p.s. both the fur collar necks of the cardi are fake

h. 9.30 pm up-date: HIM totally disagree with my looks, so he suggested the following one... well, I have to say it's pretty nice, tough! I am sorry about the colours. And the cardi is actually nice and has an unsual shape. I may take a picture of myself tomorrow morning before I head to the office.

p.p.s. the peal and crystals necklace is HIM's present to wish me luck! ♥♥♥♥

Window Shopping #3

Thursday, 18 February 2010

Yeah, I know what are you thinking...I am always posting pictures of windows rather then pieces that I have bought for myself.
But I will do it soon (pls come back to visit!)
For now, just have a look at what I have inspired me.

these looks are from Patrizia Pepe

Nude look
From a British magazine to an Italian clothes shop

Lingerie 'nude look'

aren't these wellies amazing?

from Vivienne Westwood

Please help!

Monday, 15 February 2010

which one?

I fell in love with these pair of pumps.

Which colour do you suggest I should buy?

Love comes at any age

Friday, 12 February 2010

The New Yorker Cover

Art graphic I have made long time ago


Red = L♥ve

Tuesday, 9 February 2010

dresses an clutches all from Coast
heart pendant necklace gift from my beloved {♥}

well, I will surprise HIM with a fabolous dinner at home, with lots of candles, flowers and the perfect music on the background....

Getting ready to swipe my credit card!

Thursday, 4 February 2010

Yesterday I have been browsing the new Spring*Summer 2010 collection from Coast.
So many beautiful pieces, I wish I could have bought the entire shop!

Here are some of my favourites:

I am going to buy the whole three!


Fast Stuffed Aubergines

Monday, 1 February 2010

Sunday, more time to cook (which I really enjoy!), so I am putting more effort on cooking something nice for HIM and friends.
I had a couple of friends at dinner and I decided to have a ‘Mediterranean’ dinner. Having little time to cook, I decided to do make this Fast Stuffed Aubergines that will take very little time to make.

2 large or 4 small aubergines weighing about 750g/1lb10oz total
150g/5oz minced beef and chicken
30g/2½oz emmenthal cheese
100g/4oz breadcrumbs
10 spoons of tomatoes sauce
2tsp parsley and oregano
1 egg
2 tbsp olive oil
salt and pepper

Preheat the oven to 200C/400F/Gas 6

Wash carefully and cut each aubergines lengthways, through the stalks if possible. With a small sharp knife scoop out the flesh, leaving a shell about 1cm thick. Chop the aubergine flesh into very small dice.

Sprinkle the aubergines shells with salt and put them upside down in a plate in order to let out the sour water contained on the aubergines and avoid them being too wet.

In a medium mixing bowl, combine the aubergine flesh, breadcrumbs, the cheese into small dices and the mince into a mixture. Add the minced beef and break it up with the wooden spoon.
Add the egg and make sure all is very well amalgamated. This is best done with the hands.

Note: when it comes to dinner, I prefer cooking a lighter version of every recipe, just to avoid my guests feeling stuffed themselves and also to keep an eye on calories (!).
If you would like to make this dish more ‘rich’, I would suggest to add to the filling a few sliced black olives, a small carrot, a small onion and a glove of garlic finely chopped (make sure HIM would eat this dish otherwise the goodnight kiss STRONLGY not recommended).

The mixture should be a little wet but not sloppy or runny - if it is, add more breadcrumbs and/or cheese. Season.

Fill the aubergine shells with the mixture and flatten the top.

stuffed aubergines

Top every aubergine with a spoon or two of tomato sauce and sprinkle with the some parmesan cheese (or use any medium hard cheese you have).

If you want, you can sprinkle with a tablespoon of fresh breadcrumbs the aubergines.

Place the aubergines in a ovenproof dish and bake for 30-40 minutes. Flash under a hot grill for 3 minutes until the topping is brown and crisp. Leave to cool for 5-10 minutes before serving.

Tip: I like the filling mixture to be cut roughly to have a better taste of each ingredient. Some people may bake the aubergines shalles’ first, but I prefer cooking all together as the whole flavours will amalgamated better.

What else on the menu?
Homemade potatoes bread, a green salad, boiled Venere rice (black rice), sweet and sour warm carrots and apple loaf.

Wine: Chardonnay

Would you like to try my recipe?
How did it go?
I will be happy to hear from you!