Tuesday, 28 October 2014

Project Runway Season 13 Finale

Being aspiring designers ourselves we love seeing anything that celebrates design and creativity. The show Project runway represents all of this. We have followed every season and were especially impressed with the last 4 designers of this season 13. Calling it from the beginning that Sean Kelly the clear winner. He had so many innovative yet still elegant and timeless designs almost always making a wow moment happen on the Runway. His collection was inspired and told a clear story from beginning to end although he did use a lot of fringe as to his now signature it looked so effortless and chic we would love to wear any and all of his pieces. We cant wait to see what he has to offer and what he does in the future. He shows that the american or any dream can come true moving to a new country and just going for it with nothing holding him back, only his confidence and expertise in his pocket.  

 Such a good finale episode the other collections were also amazing Amanda Valentine put on a great show with her one of a kind jewellery and long patterned dresses taking boho chic to the next level.
As for kini Zamora  one of our personal favourites also created a stunning collection but not as much as we hoped it would be although his pieces were constructed beautifully it just didn't have that X factor as some of his other pieces he had designed through out the season.
 As for Char Glover we feel like there was no real story or theme to her collection and she is still just starting to find her voice in fashion. 
 We just cant wait  for the next season of Project Runway always inspiring us and making us work even harder to achieve our goals in fashion. 

xo Nicola&Stephanie 

Friday, 24 October 2014


Sometimes I can't help but feel unbelievably grateful to be living in one of the most beautiful countries in the world. To have such history, culture, and beauty right outside your doorstep can sometimes be so overwhelming you forget to look. That is why my fiancee and I decided to take a road trip from Sicily to the Amalfi coast! A short 8 hours later we arrived in bellissima Sorrento! On one of our days discovering this stunning piece of earth, we decided to take a boat tour to the island of Capri. Having gone shopping the day before, I had the perfect attire for such an event. I decided to wear an almalfitano outfit made from olive green linen with loose-fitting lace details. It was just perfection. I paired this with my hair tied up in braids and pearl earrings. We discovered all the magical coves of the island and I even took a dip in the most famous blue grotto. Nothing could have been more perfect or more romantic than this day. 
Crystal clear waters 

The famous blue grotto 

More to come on my road trip through the amalfi coast next stop Positano... 

xo Nicola  

Wednesday, 22 October 2014

Oscar de la Renta (1932-2014)

Oscar de la Renta a fashion legend, an idol, a man that you can look up to and aspire to be even a third of who he was and what he created.. He was one of seven children born in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic and created an empire out of nothing from humble beginnings. De la Renta designed haute couture in Paris and proved that with hard work, patience and a little luck you can achieve anything in life especially for aspiring fashion designers (like #twoshells!) He was known for his suave and for his elegant taste when dressing the most famous and distinguished women in society. Always the optimist, he will truly be missed. 
But his legend lives on in the impact he made for fashion history.
Dressing the beautiful Jacqueline Kennedy 

His latest collection .... timeless 

His latest wedding collection. 

Such an inspiration he was and will always be. 

xo Nicola & Stephanie 

Tuesday, 21 October 2014

Julia Roberts for Calzedonia

Her smile is renowned world wide, her beauty is timeless and her elegance is captivating. Now the new face of Calzedonia, a hosiery and beach wear company. Originating in Verona, it began as a small store and is now known throughout Europe with over 1700 locations. Now making an even bigger splash with the support of an icon, Julia Roberts. This gives such a boost for an Italian made company and shines a new light on what Italy can do for fashion. This commercial is stunning with Julia Roberts running around Europe and going to only the most fabulous places. Advertising their products in the most tasteful way. Not to mention their hosiery is killer and they give you such a wide variety to choose from within your budget. Definitely a #twoshells go-to for the A/W season.

 The fall/winter collection 2014 
Her smile is everlasting 

xo Nicola & Stephanie 

Wednesday, 15 October 2014

Part 2: After School Retreat

Can you imagine that this is our view on our drive to and from school, so much inspiration and beauty that surrounds us every single day.
We are two very lucky Canadian girls being able to embrace this beautiful town.
Giving us the perfect back drop for fun photo shoots like this one just because we can.
All black and gold everything as we let the baroque City of Modica do all the talking. 

 Gold knots 

oh hey girl hey ! 
"what if I fall? Oh but darling what if you fly" - E.H. 

xo Nicola & Stephanie 

Tuesday, 14 October 2014

Fall Inspirations

For this fall season we are very inspired by the hard and soft  trend that is very popular at the moment. Were loving the gold and black looks inspired by Gucci. They do a fabulous job of putting together black leather with gold details. We think it makes for a very classy chic look. With an outfit  like this can only make you feel one way and that is powerful. 


We are also fans of the large oversized sweaters paired with tight leggings leather skirts or tight fitted  jeans. This is everything we need as we get ready for another harsh Canadian winter and a not so cold sicilian one making it perfect for layering or wearing as is. Another inspiration of ours for this fall is Burberry who's collection is so warm cozy and elegant. We love the layered looks and use of beautifully coloured scarves and capes. We love that we are now not restricted to wear the classic black and darker colours for fall and winter but instead we can throw in these beautiful shades of blues and mix and match prints. 
Fall is definitely a beautiful time for fashion. 
What inspires you this fall??


Fashion Is Instant Language - Prada

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It’s a classic tale of destiny. Two former cruise ship workers fall head over heels in love with two Sicilian Officers. Leaving their family and friends in Canada to live the Italian dream of romance and fashion. Both attending fashion school whilst waiting their men to return from the sea. Their struggles, adventures and experiences depicted here in two very different, but similar styles as they entertain you with fashion as they see it.