Outfit details:

  • Trench Coat - DIY (see below)
  • Jumper - DIY
  • Trousers - Zara
  • Shoes - Just Cavalli
  • Bag - vintage

DIY Sequin Embellished Trench Coat

Recreate the look with Alessia's Sequin Embellished Trench Coat tutorial:

How would you describe your style?

Fashion is always evolving and I'm interested in new trends, but there are some garments I'm always drawn to like faux furs and aran jumpers for winter, animal prints, vintage jewelry and studded accessories.

What's your favourite piece in your wardrobe?

My leather jacket. I think it adds something to any outfit. It looks good on a jeans and tee look and it's also terrific on a  girly cocktail dress. 

Who are your style icons?

 My granma, she had a great taste and a great influence in my life, her elegance and grace are unforgettable.  When I look at her pictures she is always perfectly dressed. She often crafted her clothes and she was a fine embroiderer. 

Do you have any favourite designers?

I have a big admiration for Alexander McQueen, his work was inspiring on so many levels, both for the quality of craftsmanship and for the creative vision that went beyond clothes.  His runway shows were artistic performances.  Giorgio Armani is the master of elegance. Armani Privè collections embody the dream of couture and luxury. Miuccia Prada is avant garde, her shows are often object of debates, but her vision slowly becomes predominant until everyone wants to buy her clothes. 

Where are your favourite places to shop for new clothes clothes?

I buy a lot of fabrics. Everywhere I go I look for fabrics shops and buy a few meters of fabric, so I buy a lot of “clothes to be”.

I like to shop for shoes more than clothes and I love quality italian shoes above all.

I like to shop at Ovs, Asos, Topshop, Zara, H&M, Denny Rose, Coin among others. 

Do you make or customise your outfits?

I like to customize what I wear and add a personal touch to an outfit with accessories I make. I'll knit a few jumpers for winter and I'm planning to sew a couple of party dresses for the holiday season. 

Do you have any great tips for mixing up and personalising an outfit?   

Even the most classical outfit becomes special with one statement accessory, a necklace or a belt. You can buy an inexpensive dress and spend on shoes that catches attention and you can match a print with a bright color for look that pop.

Which other fashion blogs do you love to read?

Check out Alessia's blog at Matter Of Style »




Bridget F.
Bridget F. · Winter Haven, Florida, US · 21 projects
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