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1st Tweed Ride Pescara
October 17
Me and my friends Fede and Mari cycling...My dear Ferro.

He was so inspired from the fabulous Tweed Run London
he decided to organize a little tweed ride in Pescara.
It was a sunny day and we had so much fun..

Tweedy skirts and big moustaches
a little break in the park...

The gorgeous Meca and her yummy and stunning cake <3 Hurrah for the 1st Tweed Ride Pescara! ;) Soon xxx Cinnamon


misc. old photos

Surprisingly, going through my old photos i discovered i used to be much more creative with my little old digital camera...
I guess i had much more free time :) ? Mhh...
No excuses...
it's time for me to be back to it!


My mini atelier

My home is very small, but i have been feeling the urge to have a little space for my creative projects...
After measuring it i chose a corner of my bedroom with lots of light (it is by a large window) and i finally bought the desk and the stool from Ikea to fit. At first i wanted to buy an old desk but didn't seem to find such a small one.
The desk is very basic so I customized the drawer with a adhesive lace tape :)

I found a clever compact ironing board at Ikea too, wich is very useful to press fabric.
I think i will be adding a nice lamp on the desk so I will be able to work at night too...
and when i'm not sewing i can sit down at the desk, have a cup of tea and read my craft books.
I'm so happy i managed!! :))

My daily project was a tote bag embellished with lace



Japanese cuteness #1

I love japanese magazines for girls; unfortunately I can't read a single word :) but the photos are so cute I think it is worth browsing...

Mori Girl

It is so easy to fall in love with this style... so nice and relaxed.
From a western point of view I can easily recognize myself in this "world":
i love country style, floral prints, lace, onepiece dresses and the vintage feel.
This style has now a name: it is called "Mori Girl" and i think it is a
very intriguing japanese subculture.
I'm fascinated by japanese fashion and its eclectic style and I remember studying some very interesting books about it when I was following cultural studies classes at uni.

You can find interesting blog posts about it at:


The most helpful and amazing resource is this blog: morigirl

Have fun! ;)


things with a history

In my last trip to London in february I saw this book in the Anthropologie store and it looked so interesting i was going to buy it. Then i thought it was better to wait (I aready had several mad shopping sessions) and see if I could find it on the internet later...
The little thing was delivered to my door and is making me very happy! It is so interesting that even if I'm super tired after work i have to read some. There are plenty of informations if you want to know more about vintage clothes and fashion history, it is very helpful if you have doubts on dating and sizes. There are even caring tips. I would reccomend it!

And talking about things with an history I bought this dress in Spitalfields market in London form an italian girl who said she bought it in San Francisco. Cool, isn't it? :)
It doesn't look amazing in the photo (sorry about that) but i can assure you that once weared it is lovely. Perfect for spring.

Last but not least this very famous book featured everywhere in blogland. It has been in my wish list for ages, now i finally managed to buy it in a very cute compact paperback version.
It reminds me that "one person's junk is someone's else trasure". Sure!
Have an happy W/E!


Scandinavians do it better

I'm in love with the items you can buy from Huset
especially these bowls and mugs form Sagaform (design Lotta Odelius).
You can browse the whole Sagaform catalogue here.

(photo via Huset)
You can find this series from Gustavsberg too. It was designed (in the 60's-50's, I guess?) by one of Sweden's most important designers and illustrators, Stig Lindberg who has been working with the famous porcelain company. It has been relaunched now. Isn't it cool?
I like cups and saucers, mugs and bowls, they're so cute! Perfect for everyday use and to diplay.
When you wake up and you feel a bit low they can make your day brighter.
Unfortunately my my cupboard is already very full, so I have to be patient and wait until I'll move to a bigger place.
Ah! :)


We just love it.

Last week me and my bf jumped on a plane and finally enjoyed a little holiday in London.
It was lovely as always but also cold and rainy - of course it was! - we have been walking a lot to see places and I was lucky enough to meet an old friend of mine who lives in the Big Smoke.
Thought you might like some of the pictures - I'll show you my finds later :p
Ciao - XXX Cinnamon

Pollock's Toys Museum (Covent Garden)

Lovely retro girl in Spitalfields Market

Science Museum

Victoria and Albert Museum

British Museum

Girl - London Fashion week

Models - London Fashion Week

Fashion Students -London Fashion Week

By night...

Anthropologie Store

Sherlock Holmes Museum

Liberty Of London

Gallery in St. James's Passages

Flower shop (I think) in the street

Our Teddy Bear Bean in Piccadilly Circus :))

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