domenica 29 novembre 2009

Alice Pleasance Holiday Collection

In time for Cyber Monday, here's a new collection of statement earrings featuring 16K gold plated nickel free connectors and earwires and beautiful candy colored gemstone beads and briolettes.

Perfect for holiday season parties and Christmas presents!

They're available now in my store :-)

sabato 28 novembre 2009

35 Questions

I hope my American readers had a great Thanksgiving and are now having some good days of shopping...Black Friday, Cyber know!

I just heard I'll unexpectedly have a free day from babysitting today. This means I could rest a little and indulge in all those nice&silly things I like so much. This also means less money for my Christmas presents (and presents to self...), but you can't have everything, right?!

During the last weeks I received an award and a tag from three marvellous ladies - Jessica, Tiz and Poke Salad Annie - so I definitely have to do it!

Ok, it seems I have to reply to these questions...

1.Where is your phone? Table
2.Your hair? Messy
3.Your Mother? Enthusiastic
4.Your Father? Missing
5.Your favourite food? Lemon tarts!
6.Your dream last night? Venice
7.Your favourite drink? Wine
8.Your dream/goal? To save up some money...
9.What room are you in? Living room
10.Your hobbie? Many. Shopping is just one of them ;-)
11.Your fear? Highness, precipices and all those things
12.Where do you want to be in 6 years? Not here
13.Where were you last night? Bed
14.Something that your not? Unfair
15.Muffins? With chocolate chips!
16.Wishlist item? Heavy coat
17.Where did you grow up? here
18.Last thing you did? Checked mail
19.What are you wearing? Nightgown + silk and cashmere cardi
20.Your TV? All about tv series
21.Your pets? Virtual
22.Friends? Far from me :-(
23.Your life? Frozen
24.Your mood? Imaginative
25.Missing someone? M.
26.Vehicle? My feet
27.Something your not wearing? Shoes
28.Your favourite store? Vintage stores!
29.Your Favourite colour? Red
30.When was the last time you laughed? Probably yesterday
31.The last time you cried? ...I can't remember!
32.Your best friend? Again: far from me :-(
33.One place that I go to over and over? Memory Lane
34.Facebook? Everyday (with a guilty face)
35.Favourite place to eat? A small restaurant by the sea


I'm not going to tag other blogs, but if you'd like to play consider yourself tagged and have a great weekend!

martedì 24 novembre 2009

The Name Game

It's funny how since I have this blog and my jewelry line - Alice Pleasance Accessories - many people tend to call me Alice, thinking it is my name. And I'm sure some of my readers still ignore that my real name is Anna!

Yesterday I received a little package from

and when I opened the adorable box I found they sent me a perfect nameplate necklace, something that have actually been on my wish list for a very long time!

It's definitely an amazing piece, and would surely be a perfect Christmas present!

Do you like it? Order yours here :-)

domenica 22 novembre 2009

Missed Connections

I have a real addiction to missed connections. I could spend hours on Craigslist reading each message - skipping all the creepy/indecent proposals... - looking for the perfect ones. I always wonder if they will find an answer or will just die in the cyberworld...

Sophie Blackall went one step further with her blog where, with her beautiful illustrations, she tries to pin a few of those "funny, sad, beautiful, hopeful, hopeless, poetic posts" down.

Look at this adorable video too!

Sophie's illustrations are also available for sale in her Etsy store.

giovedì 19 novembre 2009

Alternative Ways

Being not a real fashion weeks addicted, I adore all the extra efforts that makes a fashion show look more than a mere accumulation of expensive wonderful stuff. Alexander - My God - McQueen and a few others regularly make me scream with joy and excitement every season, but of course I regularly find some other shows to like.

And if you choose to showcase your new collection on a 12 foot tall zoetrope, you can be sure I'll love it!

This happened when Temperley, looking for an alternative way to exhibit their new circus inspired Spring/Summer 2010 collection, hooked up with Legs and they ended building a 12-foot-tall carousel structure that combine rudimentary film loops with modern projection technology to showcase ten circus acts while at the same time displaying 15 different Temperley looks.

Read more about it here and watch the videos below to see the zoetrope in action!

martedì 17 novembre 2009

In The Mood

Be aware that this will be a long photographic post, but it's definitely my favorite editorial this year and I love each and everyone of the pictures below. Originally published on Velvet last March, I'm finally able to post it here.

Probably nothing so new, but there is something in these "In The Mood For Love-esques" photos (even though this is Shanghai...) that is really appealing. And of course the whole styling and wardrobe choices are perfect!

domenica 15 novembre 2009

About Beauty

A while ago I stumbled upon the work of Riikka Sormunen.
No more words needed, I guess.

sabato 14 novembre 2009


Fashion Chameleons.

The first picture is by Yvan Rodic, but I can't remember where I found the second one! Can you help me...?!

giovedì 12 novembre 2009

Noir Is The New Black

The first was Dior, then - well, this one's actually on the weird side - Christian Louboutin and now Dolce&Gabbana. Film noir is definitely a big source of inspiration for designer commercials and fashion short movies this year!

The latest one, directed by Cyril Guyo for the launch of Jalou, the new fashionable phone designed by Dolce&Gabbana for Sony Ericsson, is a very glamorous corto where five splendid dark ladies have to deal with dangerous feelings...jealousy and desire.

I really like the video, but I admit my real object of desire is the "glove hat"...

martedì 10 novembre 2009

In Doubt

I can't decide if these are sort of "irrespectful" or fun...

You judge.

Grey Gardens coloring books, for sale here.

And here's an interview with the creator.

lunedì 9 novembre 2009


Another fun, Minnie inspired editorial from Elle Italy, October 2009. The stylist, Amelianna Loiacono (she's a real vintage lover, by the way), is the same of this editorial.

And once again, red hair rules!

More pictures here.