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Lina Psaila
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This week Shopcade profiles Giorgina Clavarino, the influencer with the very poignant blog name entitled “Giorgina With an Eye”. The former Business school student talks to us about her dream closet, her collab with the playful Mira Mikati brand as she takes us through her morning routine and the elements that define her eclectic sense of personal style.


What compelled you to start a blog? I’m a hyperactive person, so unless I have 100 things to do I am not satisfied with what I have accomplished at the end of the day. The search for new challenges is what made me start my Fashion blog. In 2014, I was finishing my studies at Cass Business School in London and had lots of spare time, so I decided I would actively fill it up with something I was passionate about. I knew my studies at Cass were important because I’ve always dreamed of starting a business of my own one day. I also missed being more creative and having an outlet where I could just share what I loved, which is what my blog became. I had been following The Sartorialist for quite some time, and I loved how he shared photographs of street style in NY and loved how inspirational it was. I think this is what gave me the inspiration and the courage to test myself by starting a blog of my own, to share what I loved too!
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#222222">What's your relationship with fashion? How did it start and what motivates you to keep at it? I grew up in Milan, so fashion flows in everyone’s blood there. When you grow up in a city which is one of the world’s fashion capitals, you are indoctrinated with fashion from a young age. This probably explains why I was so into fashion since I was about 5. There is always the expectation to be flawless and up to speed with trends all the time. #222222">I think that the person that influenced my style the most however, has been my mother. She has always been a bit of a hippie, which is why since I was 10 I’ve loved wearing Minnetonka, boot cut jeans and have messy beachy hair. #222222">I remember my mother always used to buy stacks of magazines we would flick through together and rip off everything we loved and then make huge collages that I still have hanging in my bedroom in Milan. This then led to me creating my own scrap books, which I considered to be my own bespoke ‘Vogue’ editions, that my friends loved flicking through. The blog was then the evolution #222222">of the scrap book – a virtual version that I could share with more people. What keeps me going is my love for fashion. I know it sounds cheesy but it’s the truth. The creativity, the work, the influences that go behind the fashion industry, the way that you brand your products, the packaging, how you photograph it, the visions of the designers, the styling of the stylists, all the processes from beginning to end inspire me daily and are what motivates me to turn on my blog for a couple of hours a day and write something personal that made me think, laugh, smile, inspired that I want to share with other people. 
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#222222">How would you define your personal style? Do you have any icons people accounts that you follow? When I moved to London my style changed a lot. I love Italian style, but it’s often too timeless and never too daring. Exactly the opposite of what I am, I always love wearing flamboyant clothes, whether it’s wearing a funky hat, a colourful pair of trousers, glittery shoes, or socks. In London you are more liberal, you can experiment with styles and are constantly influenced by different street styles, which in fact are my major influence. I love what people are wearing in the streets, I look at photographs and often attempt to recreate with my twist on what they are wearing. I love doing lots of stuff myself too, whether #222222">its dissembling an old pair of Levi’s, or sewing things onto jackets, designing my own jewellery. My other influences are Frida Kahlo, because I loved how colourful and exuberant her style was. She wasn’t afraid of being different, or better, of being herself. Jane Birkin, as she taught me how to look effortlessly cool with a simple pair of jeans and blouse. Kate Moss, because she always risked and wore the sickest clothes, from leather pants to colourful coats. And finally, to be more contemporary, #222222">I love ‘The Man Repeller’ and Leandra Medine. It’s an account I closely follow on Instagram, as I love how she combines clothes and never takes herself too seriously.
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#222222">What do you enjoy most about mixing and matching high street with high-end clothing?Proving that style goes beyond the brands you are wearing.  
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#222222">How did the collab with Mira Mikati come about in Winter Wonderland? What are your favourite items from the latest collection and how would you style them? When I saw the collection I immediately imagined them to be captured in Winter Wonderland. Her clothes are so colourful that I wanted to put them in a fun and #222222">cool environment, that I could camouflage myself in. Every piece of Mira Mikati is very exuberant and colourful, so I would style them as I did on Instagram, with a simple pair of jeans to make the coats and jumpers stand out. I love colours in winter, but you must find a balance, so that the focus goes on the hero piece you are wearing e.g. the faux rainbow coat, or a yellow coat. 
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#222222">Can you give us 3 styling rules that you abide by? 
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#222222">1. Mom jeans 

2. A pair of ‘70s converse that will go with almost everything 

3. A lipstick that lifts every outfit 
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#222222">Whose closet would you raid if you had the chance? Probably Leandra Medine. 
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#222222">What's the biggest misconception about having your own blog? That it’s easy! 
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#222222">What's your morning routine? I never wear lots of make-up, as I am too lazy and always too late to spend too much time on it. When I wake up though I always wash my face with Clinique Anti-Blemish Solution face wash, then clean my face with Kiehl’s Cucumber Herbal Toner and apply Clinique Anti-Blemish hydrant visage. I then add a very thin layer of Light Wonder by Charlotte Tilbury to give that fresh glow for the day and a bit of waterproof mascara by Eyeko. To finish I spray a bit of Twilly d’Hermes to be perfumed all day. I usually then have breakfast at work, which is either salmon on toast and a cappuccino or bread and Nutella. Life is too short to eat healthy all the time, especially in the mornings! 
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#222222">What projects are you working on now? Big projects are still TBC! So stay tuned to discover more in 2018! 

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Marianna Nagy
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Hmm... this mood is perfect for a lazy, cosy Sunday morning! 😊☕ Start your day with a delicious cappuccino! #socks #cosy #inspo #blanket #jumper

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Lea Petermeijer
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Nous savons tous qu’une tasse de café noir ne fait pas de mal à notre ligne, mais peu d’entre nous le boivent de cette façon. Entre les cappuccinos ou les chai lattes, on oublie souvent que les boissons que nous buvons quotidiennement ne sont pas toutes innocentes ! 


Alors, si vous aussi vous êtes un peu perdus en ce qui concerne vos boissons préférées et voulez en savoir plus sur ce que vous consommez chaque jour, voici les apports caloriques pour une boisson de petite taille (220ml). 

MACCHIATO : entre 13 or 18 calories dépendant du lait ajouté. 
LATTE AU LAIT DE SOJA : 80 calories. 
CAPPUCCINO : 110 calories avec du lait normal et 60 avec du lait écrémé. 
LATTE : 120 calories avec du lait normal et 70 avec du lait écrémé. 
CHAI LATTE : 130 calories. 
MOCHA : 160 calories et 100 calories avec du lait écrémé. 

Bien sûr, l’apport calorique du type de boissons que vous consommez dépend d’où vous allez l’acheter. Une étude récente montre d’ailleurs que, en ce qui concerne les boissons à base de café, McDonald’s et Starbucks sont les deux endroits à éviter si vous faites attention à votre ligne. 

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Amy Morrison
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#nailit matte cappuccino by barry m with a matte black nail pen #ootd

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