29 April 2010

Sneak Peek of my Sunday World Magazine Shoot!


Today I had a shoot with the Sunday World Magazine where I was interviewed on some of my top styling tips for models!  Here's a sneak peek of my jet-setting "airport" look!  Check out the Sunday World Magazine May 9th with the Sunday World to find out what my tips are!

A video of the photoshoot will be up sometime next week...it was amazing and all the team were so warm and welcoming!  Even Albi made lots of new friends!

Stay Stylish!
xoxo
Anna

28 April 2010

Happy 1st Birthday Albi!


My little baby Maltese puppy Albi is 1 today!!  Happy Birthday Albicocca!!  Your mama loves you sooooo much!  I can't explain how much I love my dog...I don't see him as a pet, I see him as my baby!  He sleeps in my bed, comes everywhere with me and is the sweetest most gorgeous puppy I've ever seen.  I think any Maltese owner would agree, they really are an amazing breed of dog.  

Do you have a dog or pet that you love very much?

xoxo
Anna

27 April 2010

Elite Model Look Ireland Launch Party


Jonathan and I will be at Krystle Night Club this Friday, April 30th to celebrate the launch of Elite Model Look Ireland!  We are so excited and honoured to be a part of the Elite Team and can't wait for the castings to kick off.  For information on casting dates and venues, check out the Elite Ireland website.

So if you're in Dublin this Friday at 9pm, email parties@elitemodellook.ie or phone 0862374788 for your personal invitation! 

xoxo
Anna

13 April 2010

White Tank Top






Today was another hot day in Ireland and I spent most of it outside...yay!  I wore a very basic white tank and jeans accessorized with a chunky beaded necklace from Vero Moda.  This was our last day in my parents' house as my mom and sister come back tomorrow morning and we are leaving early as we have a photoshoot with Elite Models in Dublin tomorrow afternoon.  On Thursday we are going to a wedding and then on Friday morning I have an interview with Kiss magazine...phew!  We're going to be doing a LOT of driving this week...poor Jonathan!  

These photos were taken in my favourite room of the house, the dining room.  The last photo was taken in front of the piano: I played piano for many years, completing all eight grades and taught it for one year!  I haven't played in so long though...it's kind of sad, I should really practise more!  I used to practise for at least an hour everyday!  I was so dedicated...

What I'm wearing:
Zara jeans
ASOS tank top
Accessorize flats
Vero Moda necklace

Stay Stylish!
xoxo
Anna

10 April 2010

Anna Cooks Italian!


So right now Jonathan and I are in Cork, which if you don't know is a city in the south of Ireland where my parents' house is.  We are looking after my little sister Erika as my mom, my sister Emma and my brother Stefano are all in Italy at a conference in honour of my father.  One of my biggest challenges this week is having to cook a meal everyday for Erika, Jonathan and me.  I'll admit, I'm the possibly the worst cook in the world and when we're at home we normally either eat out or Jonathan and I will get separate and far too expensive pre-packaged meals.  Terrible, right?    

The big problem I have with cooking is also that Jonathan and I have very different tastes.  I grew up eating pretty much only Italian food - so I am used to lots of pasta, olive oil, garlic and I prefer mostly vegetarian meals.  Jonathan on the other hand, is 100% Irish and favours a more traditional Irish dinner with lots of meat and potatoes.  He hates garlic, any kind of oil/butter and is not a fan of pasta.  See my dilemma??  

I want to change, I really do - so this week I have made a conscious effort and am sticking to the plan of cooking a proper meal every single evening.  Erika is used to my mom's delicious home-made food and I don't have the heart to put her through anything pre-packaged!  So this pretty much forces me to finally learn to cook!  

Here's the low-down on the last few days...

Day 1 
Jonathan cooked the frozen chicken Kievs...a bit of a fail, I know but it was late and we had just driven all the way from Dublin so none of us were in the mood for cooking.  Still though, it could have been worse!

Day 2 
I started to attempt making penne with pancetta and tomato sauce (something my parents make a lot but I can never recreate), when I was opening the packet of pancetta and a recipe caught my eye.  So I ended up making the pasta with pancetta, mushrooms, onion, parmesan and cream.  A bit too heavy and I picked out all the pancetta but hey, Jonathan appreciated the meat.

Day 3 
We ate leftovers from Day 2.  I had overcalculated and made far too much.

Day 4 
(Today) I cooked again!  I made penne with home made sun-blushed tomato pesto...sounds fancy, right?!  I thought so too but it turned out to be SO easy and really good!  Even Jonathan liked it which is weird because like I said, he's not a big fan of pasta.

Buon Appetito!

xoxo
Anna

YOU Magazine Photoshoot






As promised for my international viewers, here is the fully scanned copy of my YOU Magazine interview/photoshoot. My wonderful boyfriend Jonathan kindly got up at 8:30am to grab me a couple copies. I am truly blessed with such a considerate man! Not only that but he also scanned these in high-res so that you guys can read the article. Just click on the images to make them bigger and then click again once they come up full-screen.

Let me know what you think of the pictures and the article! I was so excited to see that little Albi had made the cut - he really is a star! Love my boyfriend and puppy, they are the best team ever!

I also want to say a huge thank you to all my loyal subscribers, viewers, readers etc.  Thank you for all the emails, comments, messages and support.  You guys are the reason I make videos and none of this would have been possible without you.  I hope you know that I appreciate each and everyone of you - even if I don't have time to reply or write back to all!  You hold a very special place in my heart.

Stay Stylish!

xoxo
Anna

9 April 2010

Feelin' Blue



I am in YOU Magazine tomorrow, Saturday April 10th with the Irish Daily Mail!  If you live in Ireland, I hope you'll grab a copy tomorrow and let me know what you think of the interview!  

What I wore today:

Boyfriend jeans from ASOS
Ballet flats from Accessorize
Bracelet from Mexx
Shirt from Kookai
Cardigan from Wallis
Earrings from Diamonds & Pearls

Stay Stylish!

xoxo
Anna

My Little Sister!





Here are some shots we took today of my little sister, Erika.  Isn't she beautiful?  I'm so proud of her and can't believe she's 12!  She's really growing up.  Love you Erika! 

What do you think?  Do we look alike?!

xoxo
Anna

6 April 2010

Oversized Tee


Here's what I wore today.  I was totally channelling an 80's vibe through my look, as I wore a leather jacket and oversized tee.  The t-shirt is SO cute, it's from Zara and it's got a picture of a dog going from wet hair to being blow-dried to being a big poof ball and says the words "Circle of Beauty" on it.  It reminds me of Albi after we bathe him!

So here's a breakdown of what I'm wearing:

Acid wash jeans from Zara
Black leather jacket from H&M
Black Fornarina boots
Basic grey tank top from ASOS
Silver cuff from Newbridge Silver
Black disc earrings from my Italian friend, Claudia

I just got home from a looooong meeting, that's actually the reason we left my mom's house so early...I am now super excited to announce that I am working with Elite Model Management!  I will be announcing a very exciting project in the next few days in a video...so watch out for that.  It's going to be a busy summer!

Stay Stylish!
xoxo
Anna

5 April 2010

City Shorts


Happy Easter everyone!

Hope you all had a great weekend.  I am driving back to Dublin today so I decided to take advantage of the beautiful garden in my parents' house and take some pictures there for my outfit of the day!

Here's a breakdown of what I'm wearing:

City shorts from Sisley
V-neck from Zara
Tights from American Apparel
Flats from ASOS
Blazer from ASOS
Earrings from Vero Moda
Bracelets from Diamonds & Pearls
Ring from Accessorize

Stay Stylish!

xoxo
Anna