Project Cinderela – And the winner is…

Hello everyone,

So, my decision is finally made! The winner is…



… this gorgeous dress by Elie Saab! I wish he was designing one just for me but oh well, one can always dream…

What do you think? Wise choice? I love this dress because of its cleavage, and I asked to have the same kind of cleavage in the back (I honestly don’t know how the original dress looks from behind but I have crush for back cleavages…).

I am now waiting to try a model of it and see how it looks. It’s not going to be with the right fabric yet, it’s just to see how it looks on me and take more measurements. Still, can’t wait!

The next step is probably the hardest one: find the right fabric. If you forget the feathers in this dress, the model is quite simple and if I go for a simple fabric, it might be too plain. So the challenge is to find a more elaborated fabric to make the dress stand out… Wish me luck!

I will keep you updated and please, feel free to make suggestions! 🙂




Long time no see | Project Cinderela

And once again, it has been a while since I wrote here. I blame the holidays – family, food, tv, more food – you get the picture.

I’ve started a project recently: my own dress. I’ll have a ball in March at my university and after searching for dresses in various websites, I came to the conclusion they were all very expensive and the ones that weren’t I hated. As my mum works with factories making clothes, I found a way of making my own dress for the ball. I won’t actually make it, but I will have a say in the design without the price of haute couture.

I’ll show you the dresses soon, still getting the hang of bloody photoshop!



Meet me

Hello to all my fellow bloggers,

My name is Mariana and I study something related to communication (course name’s too complicated, trust me), hoping to become a journalist someday. Serious journalism was always what I wanted since I was little, broadcasting to be exact, but things turned out slightly different so far.

I’m interested in fashion and beauty, so I thought I could gain some experience by blogging about it. I already follow some fashion blogs, mainly portuguese because I come from that place in the edge of Europe, and I love reading them and see the pictures they take. If they can do it, so can I? Positive thinking!

I already have a blog called all i see, focused on my ramblings, my adventures in photography and random stuff in general. My first blogging experience wasn’t great due to lack of time and, if I’m being honest, interest – I’m hoping this one will go better.

I just want to clarify one more thing  – even though I try to keep up to date with all the new trends in the fashion world, do not expect me to rush and buy something just because it’s in. I will, or hope to, keep true to myself and my style – not even sure if I have a characteristic one – but I do like to experiment new things every once in a while.

A bit about me now

Portuguese and proud, studying in England and loving it. Loves to travel, but destination check list isn’t long and a bit random actually: France, Tunisia, Sri Lanka and England (obvs). Likes to dream big, because if you don’t ask, you don’t get and not even the sky is the limit.

Sorry for being so long but I felt like I owed an explanation as to why I started a fashion blog. And here you have it!