Monday, 2 March 2015

Vision Board #2

This is to inspire Nicola's Wedding and to set the tone of what her special should look like.
Like a Marie Antoinettes Tea party. 
 With lots and lots of Champagne please...

xo Nicola&Stephanie  


Sunday, 1 March 2015

Milan Fashion week highlights


This past week was fashion week in Milan. Here are some of our favourite moments from our favourite designers ....

Dolce and Gabbana Mamma collection 

Moschino Fall Winter collection 2015 2016

Philosophy di Lorenzo Serafini 2015 2016 

All of these collections very different, very creative, very beautiful and very Italian 

xo Nicola&Stephanie 


Thursday, 26 February 2015

Birthday in Paris


This year for my birthday, it was extra special. Not only I had a mini surprise get-together on the eve of my birthday, my surprise birthday gift from my amazing and thoughtful boyfriend was a 4-day trip to Paris! I felt like the luckiest girl in the world. 
The moment I saw my breath made contact with the Parisian air, it was love at first sight. My whole face lit up with excitement. Minus the fact it was tremendously cold that day, it was the last thing that was on mind. All I wanted to do was walk around and take in everything Paris had to offer.  Every corner I viewed was better than the last one. I was in absolutely in awe. What made it even extraordinary was being able to share it with my love, in one of the most romantic cities in the world.


My babe! Thank you!


xo Stephanie

Wednesday, 25 February 2015

Will you be my Valentine ...

Roses are red violets are blue chocolate is sweet and so are you... valentines day you either love to hate it or hate to love it... This year we decided to celebrate it a little differently some of us with are men working out at sea and others single and ready to mingle we decided to host a valentines day pajama party for those who were alone on such a lovely holiday.... This included cheese and wine, 1 am chocolate fondue, watching PS I love you, gossip and talking about the new movie 50 shades of grey the good the bad and the oh so hot. 

Pink is for girls 

wine and cheese 

1am chocolate fondue 

highlights 

kicking it old school 
Morning brunch the perfect end to a  girls night in, the most fabulous  way to spend valentines day alone but together 
PS we love you 

xo Nicol&Stephanie 

Tuesday, 24 February 2015

February Is Carnivale


Who doesn't enjoy dressing up and having fun with friends? 
Carnivale in Italy is a huge winter festival that usually happens in the middle of February. Different types of festivities are celebrated throughout the towns of Italy. You can either discover large parades with extravagant floats, music festivals or tons of parties. 
This year we decided to dress up as... you guessed it. #twoshells 
We had our own D.I.Y moment, using our knowledge of pattern making from school, we constructed two shells and two oversized pearls. Dressed in all black, we created the greatest costume ever!
Although, we had a rainy carnivale, #twoshells did not let it damp their plans. Nicola hosted a small gathering with a few of our close friends. Enjoyed some baked brownies and delicious martinis and played a round of Kings. The night ended with girls starting their own little dance floor in Nicola's living room, which made our night! 

Don't forget the name #TWOSHELLS

xo Nicola & Stephanie

Sunday, 22 February 2015

Vision Board #1




Our first Vision board inspired by our dear friends wedding.
We are currently preparing the design for the bridesmaid dresses.
Inspiration deep blues, Downton Abbey and Anna Karenina

xo Nicola & Stephanie 

Tuesday, 10 February 2015

2015 Grammy Award's

The Grammy's you never know what to expect on the red carpet, there is the classy the sassy and the more so trashy. This year we felt like everyone showed up in tasteful sea through lace or chiffon or cut out dresses. There were the hits and misses but over all we were impressed with this years choices in gowns and styles. 

Our winning look goes to Taylor Swift in Ellie Saab I mean that colour cut and execution is just outstanding and on Taylor its just divine !! Bravo to the stylist who put this look together ...
                  
and those shoes ...

Another fabulous and unique look was Jessie J in Ralph&Russo very Vamp very glamour and tres sexy... 
Our big OMG moment on the Red carpet this year was Pharrell williams wife we mean who let her out of the house like that !?!?!? Here is Helen Lisachanh in Addidas but we do love Pharrells flash changing coloured suit that we can 'Be Happy' with.. 
Now lets get ready for the Oscar's

xoNicola&Stephanie 


Tuesday, 27 January 2015

Atelier Versace 2015 Couture Spring

Atelier Versace put on a beautiful and unique collection together for there 2015 haute couture line in Paris this week to start of the couture fashion week off with a bang. 
All pieces were very futuristic, structured and sexy. With the cut out's and shapes to accentuate all the right places like they have never been before. However i felt like the beginning and end were very cohesive where as the middle was more disjointed in a sense that it brought out the Versace sparkle and the more provocative side to what Versace is known for. This will definitely set the tone and inspiration for future fashion designers and lines.  
A whole new take on the jump suit !! 
Classic Versace 
Love Versace. 

xo Nicola&Stephanie 

Thursday, 22 January 2015

Erdem Spring Collection 2015

Erdem, so elegant, so whimsical,so delicate. As if you were walking around in an enchanted forest only wearing the leaves and flowers that surround you. Showing diversity in this collection by showing beautiful dresses that just hang and float around the body and then having the more tailored and classic looks. Going from light to dark and adding lace and chiffon and cottons that really tell the story and bring you into the world of Erdem.
Feminine Chic in white
Classic and structured in this grey cotton dress loving the cut out
covered in lace flowers not to mention these killer shoes
Floating in florals 

Loving all of this can't wait for spring 

xo Nicola & Stephanie 

Tuesday, 20 January 2015

Givenchy Spring Ready-to-Wear 2015 Collection

Black is in... 

Givenchy putting together a spectacular runway bringing back the classic colour scheme of Black and White. Using beautiful chiffons with harsher silhouettes  and looks with lots of layering and dimensions. 
You can also see the influence of light and feminine details of dare we say it Bondage. Very inspired by 50 Shades of Grey. 


Loving this boots.. 

Dark, Sexy and Feminine..

xo Nicola & Stephanie 

Sunday, 18 January 2015

#twoshells in the 6ix

This is our first time together in Toronto. It was very special for us to be able to unite in our homeland. Situated in the intersection of queen and spadina, the heart of Toronto and the city's fashion district we engaged ourselves to a mini photo shoot. Chilly as a December afternoon could be in downtown Toronto, Nicola managed to pull off her 3 inch black booties with her trendy half and half houndstooth patterned/ black skinnys that she made back in bella Sicilia, and to keep the look stylish instead of wearing an oversized jacket that may cover her intended look, Nicola decided to layer sweaters together keeping her overall outfit intact. 


Toronto is a very creative and imaginative city, we as Torontonians embrace our muliti cultural and innovative artists. Therefore, we decided to walk around the back alleys of queen and spadina showing you the beautiful art display our city has to offer. Bold colours and interesting creatures are portrayed on the walls making us wonder the stories behind them. Stephanie kept her look cool, by throwing a pair of dark denim adding a black dress shirt and combining it with a navy laced top, putting her favourite leather jacket, to finish it off she accessorized by adding a circle faux fur scarf to block out the harsh winds.



Although, we didn't have enough time together we surely enjoyed our day spent in our city. The next time we're back in Toronto, we hope that it will be much warmer so we can display our amazing outfits and really show our amazing city. 


xo Nicola & Stephanie 
#twoshells

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.