Trip in Thailand: Patong, inbetween fun and craziness

DIARY OF A JOURNEY: STOP IN PATONG

Goodmorning peeps! I told you that this week I would have issued a new article for you about my trip in Thailand, you can’t say I didn’t warn you!

Last week I told you something about my stop in Koh Lanta, and about how this island did not enter my heart as expected, so today, as anticipated, we go to Paton Beach, so near Phuket!

I will start off by saying that Phuket, Patong and all nearby sites are IMO comparable to Riccione for certain aspects, not that Riccione is bad in any way! But it’s been proved that they have nothing in common (besides some rare beaches) with the idea of an unaltered Thailand which many people have.

Patong is the craziest and noisiest city in the Phuket district, but at least once in your life you have got to see it in order to realize it for yourself!

FROM KOH LANTA TO PATONG

From Koh Lanta it’s been quite simple to reach Patong, we took a ferry from Phuket Ferry which, in 3 hours of navigation with a boat swap in Phi Phi Island in the middle, brought us to the port of Phuket. There we took a  taxi and in 40/50 minutes we arrived in Patong.

Let’s say that Patong is not really suitable for families, in the hotels near the center (so to the beach) it is full to the brim of bars and lounges where music and heck go on until the earliest hours in the morning, and it is not fun if you are in your room and desire some rest after an intense day!

PATONG BEACH

To say that Patong is hectic is really an understatement, but it’s still worth it to spend a few days there (I’ve been there 4 nights) especially if you desire to see a side of Thailand which is made of fun and excesses.

Almost all night life here unravels in the main street which is called Bangla Road, and is accessible to cars in the morning and Tuc Tuc which becomes pedestrian-only in the evening. Bangla Road is filled with locals, discotheques, bars and, funny “ladies”, it is perennially bombed with very loud music, and mostly young people coming from all over the world.

NEW YEAR’S EVE IN PATONG

The days I have spent in Patong coincided with the Western New Year’s Eve, the Thai counterpart of this festivity is in reality in April but it’s been some time now that they have been celebrating ours too thanks to tourism. Celebrating New Year’s Eve in this part of Thailand is something extraordinarily crazy!! But it’s been wonderful, nonetheless.

It all started from a super dinner of fish in one of the restaurants on the promenade, only to relocate all together to the beach, where thousands of people gathered for celebrations, lighting up lanterns which almost entirely covered the sky above us. To say it was a spectacle would be an understatement, I have never seen something so romantic and emotional, you really had the impression to see something which is not for everybody, something which happens only once in a  lifetime.

Besides, let’s forget the fact that in order to go through Bangla Road it took us one hour, and that me and my friend Catty were attacked with streamer cans by whoever passed by in there. Better to not remember! 🙂

All in all, it’s been a unique experience anyway <3

THE BEACH

As with all of Thailand, there are many off-limits sites for bathers, due to sea scooters and various water sports, but all in all there’s plenty of room. Furthermore, there are locals located directly on the beach, where you can eat something while enjoying the panorama offered by Patong Beach.

I’ve been lucky enough to get in touch with a photographer from Rome, which was in Phuket for working reasons, when sunset time was approaching and there were fewer people.

So this leg of the tour is gone too, from here we will head over to Koh Tao, but we shall discuss this lost island in the Gulf of Thailand next time!

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American Music Awards: The best and worse looks from the Red Carpet

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L’EVENTO ED IL RED CARPET

We are approaching the end of the year, and those royal nights of celebration for awards given to artists in the fields of music, movies and general art are all over the place. Sunday night we witnessed the American Music Awards, a trophy which was born in the Seventies as an alternative to the Grammy Awards, since the selection of the finalists is operated based on sales.

Only a few words about the winners: Ariana Grande was nominated artist of the year, while Justin Bieber, as usual, collected trophy after trophy, successfully managing to take home four of them.

But we – while also liking music, even though not that much – were much more interested in the red carpet!

We had already tried to give marks around two months ago, in occasion of the Venice Film Festival. However, I believe this space will be back often, as I find it to be of great inspiration trend-wise!

The first trend I noticed, instead of clothing, mostly involved hairstyles. Judging from the hairdos worn by singers and models, this year straight is the way to be!

ARIANA GRANDE

AMA winner, Ariana Grande, collects her hair in a long ponytail. A way to make the features really shine, as well as her semi-sheer top.

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HEIDI KLUM

Same choice – the ponytail – adopted by one of the most beautiful and long-careered top models on aisles worldwide, Heidi Klum. She instead dares wearing a golden and shining suit (gold and silver will be very trendy).

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BEBE REXHA

Hair straight down over her shoulders for Bebe Rexha, a debuting singer (she’s been in a promotional tour in Italy a few days ago). However, she got her clothing all wrong. Her wide decolleté and the slit on the groin area of her animalier dress fail to give the singer’s silhouette its proper merits. The result is aggressive but a bit detached.

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CHRISSY TEIGEN

Other class for model Chrissy Teigen (wife of singer John Legend). She’s got straight and smooth shoulder-length hair too, she’s also got a dress (black this time) with a record-breaking slit. Audacious mise, taken to a new level of aggressivity by her naked back. Yet the result is elegant and not vulgar in any way.

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CANDID LOOK FOR GIGI HADID AND LADY GAGA 

All-in with white go the model of the moment, Gigi Hadid (breathtaking!), with a perforated lace cloth which leaves almost nothing to the imagination, along with Lady Gaga, which is far more predictable in her white smoking worn with no shirt.

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MILLA JOVOVICH

Laced black also for model and actress Milla Jovovich, even though she got us used to way more elegant outfits.

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NOAH CYRUS

Thumbs down, finally, for Noah Cyrus, which was invited for being the sister of the much more famous Miley. We’re practically accustomed to see the singer naked in almost each and every occasion, while Noah chooses to put together some of the trends of the moment, however, without being particularly gracious.

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As we’ve seen earlier, sheerness will be a must of the following winter. And the big, black panty was also a star at Venice. The flower fantasia, however, disturbs everything. The straight and long hair also follows the most recent fashion “laws”, but the central line is very much Morticia Addams-ish in her case.

CIARA

I really liked her look, mostly because this beautiful “mom to be” preferred to cover her tummy, while also keeping a touch of femininity given by her beatiful legs in sight, promoted!

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SELENA, THE PRETTY PRINCESS

I’m not a fervent Selena Gomez fan, but I have to say that this look of hers for the red carpet really impressed me! A simple red dress with tight shoulders and A cut, hair collected in a ponytail and you’re immediately a pretty princess, beautiful!

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So, do you agree with my ratings?

Talk to you tomorrow!

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Gigi Hadid: The model of the time dictating street style rules

Today it’s the inaugural edition of the new COPYING THE LOOK space with the beautiful Gigi Hadid, the one who’s been deemed by all parts the top-model of the current time.

She’s pretty, very much, but besides dictating fashion rules on the world’s most famous catwalks, Gigi is also a true Influencer in terms of style.

Let’s say that the girl really knows what she’s doing when she creates her looks, and the photos taken during her everyday life are the perfect example of this!

 

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I love the style with which she wears a simple striped crop top by pairing it with a mom jeans, embellishing the look with a properly waist-tied jeans shirt and the FENTY X PUMA Fur Slippers. Obviously, since our current weather doesn’t allow to walk around in “slippers”, a great alternative could be that of pairing this look with a pair of slip-ons.
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Gigi Hadid is very young, but she knows how to wear like a real woman even the most feminine looks, with an elegance that only a few 21 years old girls have.

The idea of high-waist trousers with belt on waist and short sweater is really chic! And in this case, the low string is perfect for an everyday look.

 

bg-5This is definitely one of my favorite looks, black on black, with boot and leather jacket, super skinny white trousers and matched color tank top and accessories. Only colored note, the blue glasses.

What can we say? She’s perfect!

What do you think about Gigi Hadid’s style, do you like it?
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Copying the look: Jessica Alba, simplicity and elegance

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I‘m aware of the fact that actress Jessica Alba is not as trendy as she once was, these days, but in a space in which I discuss and comment the looks of the world’s most beautiful women, I couldn’t help but mention her…

What can I say about Jessica Alba, only good things as far as I’m concerned. I follow and admire her as an actress, but mostly as a woman ever since the early 2000’s, when she acted in the tv series Dark Angel. I remember I got enchanted by her face with perfect features, and consequently by her beauty.

And the latter is not casual at all, Jessica is a (perfectly executed!) blend of many origins, among which are Mexican, Danish and French. I’ve always stressed that crossbreeds are way more succesful!

As I was saying, Jessica Alba ended up a little far away from the spotlight over the last period of time. She created a family of hers, she had two beautiful little girls and a husband. But, even though her appearances on the big screen or in various mundane events are becoming rarer and rarer, she keeps delighting us with her minimal looks, because she doesn’t need all that usual frippery to look her best.

We said minimal, due to the fact that Jessica is famous for her non-flashy, elegant and simple style. She doesn’t give the idea of being a person that is always looking for attention, on the contrary, I find her very much discreet and secluded. And I really like this thing about her!

HER STYLE

We’ve already said that she likes to dress in a simple, therefore practical, way. I would define her outfits as perfect daily or office looks. She really loves jackets, soft cardigans, jeans, total black, but she doesn’t dislike a touch of color in order to give life to her look!

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Looking perfect in this Total black outfit, but with a little bit of color on shoes and purse. She keeps on showing us how to be feminine even with a little sweater and very simple trousers. I decided to revisit this outfit by also using the red color, which is perfect as a contrast to black as much as orange is.

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I couldn’t help but insert this outfit that Jessica Alba exhibited a while ago, first because I’m a fervent lover of navy green, and second, for the fact that, once again, her simplicity keeps standing out, and I love it! I’d say that this look is perfect as an office outfit, elegant yet sober at the same time.

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DENIM DENIM DENIM. I love this look, jeans shirt paired with simple tinted jeans turned in at the ankle. Casual, yes, but with an hyper feminine touch that only white necklines can give. In this outfit Jessica chose a simple black shoulder bag, to copy as an everyday look, maybe during a shopping session.

What about you, do you identify yourselves in the casual look and the simplicity of Jessica Alba?

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Copying the look: Pop’s own little princess Taylor Swift and her bon ton style

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I have to premise that I’ve never been a Taylor Swift fan, I know little about her songs, and I’ve definitely never been into the argument. This little princess of pop music really went a long way from the days in which, with her blonde and long curly hair and her beloved guitar, she became famous everywhere in the world of country music.

But it’s not about here music career that we want to talk about today, we will talk about her style instead, and this is the field in which I can declare myself a huge fan of hers!

WHY IS TAYLOR SWIFT LIKED SO MUCH

I believe it’s due to the empathy she can pass onto women and girls like her, Taylor Swift has a gift that goes beyond writing music and singing. She’s very good at passing over, through her lyrics, the emotions she felt and still feels, mostly for her love disappointments. That’s why many women can identify in her life situations.

Besides, let’s say this, she’s got a cute little face and smile is never missing from it.

HER STYLE

One word: Bon ton.

Taylor Swift is always elegant and impeccable, even when she’s getting out of gym. She has a true gift for wearing dresses, and finesse is always a quality of hers.

She’s never over the top, preferring a casual style, with monochrome colors and clean lines. She often, and willingly, wears blouses and small dresses, usually kept very short. Well, how could we contradict her, with those beautiful long legs she’s got!

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Black and white are obviously the chosen colors for this very much rock-like style, we are not used to seeing her like this, but we really like this trend!

The only touch of color is her never (or almost) missing red lipstick!

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In this case we can see her with a style she usually wears, casual, elegant and sophisticated. With her Starbuck’s coffee in her hand, she really looks like a very much normal woman ready to go to her office, even though, in reality, it’s highly more likely that she’s going to the gym! The life of a star, isn’t it?

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Starting off by saying that burgundy, in this year too, is confirming itself to be one of the colors of the season, I couldn’t help but choose this look. First because it really fits the climate of these days, and finally since the blue matching is very successful.

I preferred to propose her boots in their blue version, and not in the crude-oil color Taylor Swift wore. I find them more fitting for the look, proving to be more “wearable”.

So, once again, today we examined the look of a new personality, what do you think about the beautiful Taylor Swift‘s way of dressing?

Do you agree with me?

See you tomorrow with the post on the Bikini Body Challenge’s progress, stay tuned for all news concerning this blog!

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Copying the look: Rihanna’s eccentricy femininity

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ROBYN RIHANNA FENTY, BUT JUST CALL HER RIRI

I simply had to drop her name in this space, sooner or later, indeed because I really couldn’t help but saying something about this young icon of the music world on a planetary level. And this is not due to her beautiful voice, of which we won’t speak about today, Rihanna is also an icon in style and trends.

Eccentric, unpredictable, chameleon-like, eclectic, the fitting adjectives for describing her are many, because Riri is everything and the contrary of everything, because she’s tough, she’s always got something to scream about to the world, and she always does it in her own way.

I think it’s clear, by now, that I’m a Rihanna fan. She’s a woman that I really admire, I like her charisma and her knowing when to be feminine at the right time. I mostly like her tastes as far as fashion is concerned, and this eccentricity she has in everything she does.

A lot of time went by since a very young Riri was discovered and launched on the music scene.

For all these years we have appreciated her ever changing talents, mainly for her hairstyle, but also in terms of looks.

Her style has always been flamboyant, sometimes debatable, but never trivial. We have to recognize that Rihanna, over the years, has proven to be more and more aware of her femininity, even daring to wear dresses and accessories she would have never worn before.

As usual, I have chosen 3 looks of her that I particularly liked, and I revisited them a bit.

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WHITE AND BLUE

Blue and white. Two colors that are very sailor-like, that, in this case, she’s worn with absolute mastery.

A simple dark blue coat, paired with a sandal featuring a white ankle hook. Simple, indeed, and, as always, simplicity pays off!

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RED PASSION

I chose this look because I love the pairing of red to black, and most of all the mix of styles created by matching a casual coat to an elegant dress. The look in and by itself is really minimal, and the stringed sandal is perfect as an accessory.click-and-shop trend for trend ornella nelly-theladybugsbeauty-copia il look-rihanna

CASUAL LOOK + STRIPES

As you probably deduced, this is actually the Rihanna I like, simple, casual, and not really over the top.

So, in order to validated this idea of mine, I decided to choose this look, which I would consider a classic: soft shirt with vertical black and white stripes. skinny jeans and the usual stringed sandal that our beloved Riri seems to particularly adore.

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#Bikinibodychallenge: Week 2

An another week of bikini body challenge is done. And even this week, many satisfaction for me!

What about my progress?

The last saturday i was 130,73 lb, and after this week i’ve lost 1,32 lb!

You can think that isn’t enough, but if we really want to lose weight, it is very important to not going too fast, but lose it slowly. 

 

 

WHAT I’VE DONE THIS WEEK WITH MY BBG GUIDE:

 

MONDAY : Legs and cardio. I’ve start my week with 30 min of resistence

MARTEDI’:  LISS, 45 min.

MERCOLEDI’: Abs and arms, my abs are still crying!!

GIOVEDI’: Liss. 40 min of cyclette at home.

VENERDI’: Total body. It was hard, but i’ve finish.

SABATO: Liss. 30 min cyclette, still at home.

Every day: Many many water for me, it is very important!

 

See you on monday for my new outfit post and of course next saturday for the progress with#BIKINIBODYCHALLENGE!!

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