Atos Lombardini - MFW - Freedom and Feminininty

Freedom and femininity have not always gone hand-in-hand in the history of the fashion industry, but at ATOS LOMBARDINI’s Spring/Summer 2016 main collection at Milan Fashion Week, the two themes work together in perfect union. _MG_7620

The pieces are light and the shapes are soft and romantic, with almost transparent materials seductively showing the body in a way that is sensual but subtle.


The collection is made up of a selection of ultra-feminine dresses and takes as its first inspiration in lightness hence the butterfly,  which adorn  the pieces together with floral details,  t-shirts with butterfly patches, salopettes re-invented by the addition of large tulle skirts, are also key . Their second inspiration comes from Gypsy styles and Morocco and can be found on foulard prints patchworks on mini dresses and peasant  sleeves. Crochet trims complete the story.


Away from their staple whites the collection uses  a lively colour palette of strawberry reds, intense caramels and turquoise, and is embellished with multi-coloured ropes and tassels, lace details and soft suede accessories._MG_7626

I was really happy to meet the two sisters behind the family label Alessandra and Elena Lombardi and who better to model their Summer collection they looked gorgeous !

photographs Giulia Rosatelli


Tcross - a new handbag label I am going to be trialling out at the Fashion Weeks

Fabulous news in the handbag world recently, with the launch of Tcross Handbags’ new website. IMG_1350a Known for their versatility, style and high-end finish, the gorgeous collection of Totes, Clutches, Envelope Purses and Shoulder Bags are crafted out of the softest calf leather and embellished with crocodile or red lizard prints on the clutches, and luxury silver clasps and chain handles on some of the shoulder bags.

T Cross FB profile picSQ As a lover of bold statement pieces that really make an outfit come to life, I am particularly excited by the brilliant array of colours available across the collection. From classic chic pebbled blacks, dark chocolates and subtle deep burgundies, to bright fuchsia pinks, oranges and yellows – there is a hue for every outfit and every occasion.

DSC_4628fv Which brings me to the ever important topic of functionality. Well I am taking my Tcross Tote over to  New York Fashion Week and putting it through its paces ,  at the moment it looks like its fitting all my equipment, camera and necessities with space for more. Perfect for a casual day event, a formal business meeting, a night out on the town or long haul travel, the Tcross Handbag collection will elevate your look with effortlessly cool panache.


Keep your eyes pinned on my findings!! This could be the one!!

Champagne Party - at Boutique Cosette en Obarrio, Panamá.

We love boutiques - so when Mercedes Sacre owner of Boutique Cosette asked us to her relaunch - we clapped our hands in glee!! image

Mercedes has been in Obarrio for a while but wanted to give her boutique a new and fresh look!

image The boutique is stocked with hand picked items that she sources mostly in New York.


She has an eclectic style and her collection varies  from  casual jean to elegant party with loads of accessories to put the looks together.


The evening was a huge success & inbetween sipping Champagne & nibbling at candy coloured macaroons - we shopped !


photos Romina Maio for MsCastroRides






Boys toys - Premier Motor group brings Jaguar XE to Panama City

So its up on every guys wish list . Its the dream car par excellence ..... Jaguar F_DSC0298

When I was a child my mother  for a while had  a yellow E-type Jaguar, to say it turned heads is an understatement. She found it difficult to park, and it certainly  was ghastly for us jam packed in the back with bulky school kit, but mother certainly loved the attention and yes it was sooo beautiful.



This week Premier Motor group unveiled in Panama City  the new Jaguar XE to a host of excited fashionistas, would be clients and dignitaries, at the Restaurante Caliope.


So whats all the excitement about? .... well.. its like this , six years ago Jaguar brought out an X-type ,  for a prod into a  market  which is literally dominated by the Germans, particularly the BMW 3 series  and  Mercedes C class.The X-type sort of didn't work and they discontinued it. But now with the Jaguar XE things have certainly changed, Jaguar   has come up with a proper, rear-wheel-drive car  with a lightweight aluminium body that's compact and looks really good.  With worldwide reviewers giving it the thumbs up - it looks like Jaguar is onto a winner in the segment.


It might not be as head turning as the E type but its certainly going to get you noticed!!!


Photos Romina Maio for MsCastroRides