Paris Haute Couture 2017 the video

Posted by Samantha De Reviziis on July 15, 2017 in Paris, TRAVELS, Vlog | No Comments

Paris Haute Couture 2017 the video of my experience

Paris Haute Couture 2017 was definitely on my wish list. Every morning, when I woke, I would stop to contemplate the logos of the brands whose shows I would go to: Dior, Chanel, Ulyana Sergeenko, Valentino, Elie Saab, Fendi, Giorgio Armani that together with the photos of Paris were all aligned on my goal wall to remind me where I wanted to get to. 

I worked hard to get there but I did it. Not without tireless efforts: investment, sacrifice but also a lot of satisfaction and happiness.

I covered the whole Paris high fashion week for Grazia Arabia magazine with which I have been working for six months now. 

The fashion shows I attended are:

Proenza Schouler, Maurizio Galante, Rodarte, Azzaro Couture, Schiaparelli, Giambattista Valli, Ralph&Russo, Dior, Alexandre Vauthier, Georges Hobeika, Iris Van Herpen, Chanel, Alexis Mabille, Stéphane Rolland, Giorgio Armani, Valentin, Zuhair Murad, Viktor & Rolf, Jean Paul Gaultier, Elie Saab, Maison Margiela, Franck Sorbier, Ulyana Sergeenko, Fendi

I couldn’t put all of them in the video but you will be able to see them all on Grazia Arabia IG account @graziaqatar

I would never have thought I could go Paris Haute Couture this year! It has been a particularly difficult year for me, full of changes and new challenges like my Instagram Marketing agency Instasamy that I opened just six months ago, the banner project I told you about in December, getting engaged to Matteo, the big job I am doing with Grazia Arabia (Qatar), my work as consultant for two multinationals and much more.

Let me say it again. I made it YE YE YE and this is just the beginning =)

How did my Paris Haute Couture start?

 I left from Milan wearing gold satin Manolo, an antique pink trouser suit and a Hermes scarf with the longest list ever on my Iphone of things to do and goals, and I arrived in Paris in the late afternoon. I went to a restaurant for dinner and then straight to ER. Nothing to do with the food but unfortunately an annoying eye inflammation that passed almost immediately… I don’t remember exactly what happened: one thing is sure and that is that I drove Matteo crazy with desperation.

After visiting not one but two hospitals, one of which I am sure smelt of Chanel numero 5, we got back to the hotel at 4am with the wake up call set for 7!!!

We can say that the first two days of Paris Haute Couture 2017  were in line with  Paris Haute Couture Autumn Winter season because the thermometer showed 10 degrees with pouring rain. At the Proenza Schouler show, their first year of show in Paris, my hands were shaking so much from the cold that I could hardly hold up the phone to film the end of the show. In the following days the weather changed: we went from 10 degrees to 30/35. Luckily because I didn’t have any winter outfits with me.

But I didn’t just go to the high fashion shows: I also covered presentations of Haute Joaillerie by Boucheron, Louis Vuitton and I was lucky enough to have the pleasure of wearing clothes by my favourite brands like Missoni, Paule Ka, Max Mara, Blumarine, Mulberry, Prada and many others.  

Here below there is a gallery with my looks shot during Paris Haute Couture 2017 Street Style 

Street Style Paris Haute Couture 2017

 

I think the video I made with Instagram Instastories shows a lot of what I did and saw.  Read More >>

Souq Waqif Doha Qatar Grazia Arabia

Posted by Samantha De Reviziis on June 13, 2017 in Doha, TRAVELS | No Comments

Souq Waqif Doha Grazia Arabia June 2017: Photos taken by Matteo Volta in the warm capital of Qatar

Souq Waqif that everyone calls: the Souq is one of my favourite places in Doha. When I go to the Souq I have dinner at the Damasca, a restaurant with traditional Arabian cuisine. As well as ordering the famous falafel that they eat for breakfast, I drink a mint juice with ginger and lemon. Absolutely delicious.

The Souq is a market, the oldest in Doha. The local Arab women do their shopping at the Souq!

How?

At the entrance to the Souq Waqif Doha there are traditionally dressed local men pushing wheelbarrows. The ones that we use for gardening. The Arab women buy food, things for the kitchen, spices, clothes and the wheelbarrowmen follow them carefully and carry everything that the women buy in their wheelbarrows. 

At the Souq you can find anything. There is the gold street full of craftsmen ready to create any object you desire (gold costs less in Doha and it’s worth buying), new and old watch shops, there is the street for textiles and clothing where you can find shops with Qatar style clothes, or tailors ready tp make up something nearly on the spot and fine materials. 

The Souq offers a very wide variety of  Arabian, Italian and Turkish restaurants. One of my favourites is Parisa, Persian cuisine. As for sweets, if you like honey and pistacchios you are in the right place. All the sweets are made from honey and pistacchios. 

Falcons Shop is a shop for hawks.  They are real hawks and they cost from four thousand euros up, I made a video inside the shop that you will see in the next post. 

Well, now that I have told you something about my beloved Souq Waqif of Doha I will conclude leaving you this gallery of amazing photos that my beloved Matteo took. The photos have been published in Grazia Arabia June 2017 edition.

 

Foto Suoq Waqif Doha

Samantha is wearing Antonio Marras at the Souq Waqif in Doha for the editorial of Grazia Arabia June 2017 Issue

For more information about the Souq Waqif I suggest you visit the Visit Qatar website or read my post dedicated to Doha that I made when I opened my blog.

Photo: Matteo Volta

To see the editorial in Grazia Arabia 

 

 

Katara Cultural Village Qatar

Posted by Samantha De Reviziis on June 12, 2017 in Doha, TRAVELS | No Comments

Katara Cultural Village and editorial photos for Grazia Arabia July Issue

If you wish to visit this magnificent place in Doha, it is called Katara Cultarl Village located between The Pearl Qatar and Katara. here is the web site where you can find more info.

I wrote a very long guide on what to do in Doha, click here to read it. As you have noticed from my video stories I’m always with a guy with dark curly hair and clear eyes: he’s Matteo. Matteo Volta is my partner in Instasamy and photographer for the editorials we make for Grace Arabia and for my blog.

For Matteo it was the first trip to Doha and as I fell in love with the Katara Cultural Village.

In the photos I wear a full outfit of Antonio Marras that you will soon see on Grazia Arabia July Travel Edition photo Matteo Volta.

Katara Cultural Village -photos

Love Samantha

She is Fatma Al Thani The Social Media Activist

Posted by Samantha De Reviziis on June 12, 2017 in Doha, TRAVELS | No Comments

Fatma has been defined The Social Media Activist of Qatar<3 I love her is a wonderful woman.

Perhaps soon you will see the parades together =) In these photos we are at The Pearl of Qatar in front of Flat White Café, her favorite place where she meets friends and organize business meetings. Follow Fatma on Instagram: click here

Photo: Matteo Volta

Arab Fashion Week 2017

Posted by Samantha De Reviziis on June 11, 2017 in dubai, TRAVELS | No Comments

Arab Fashion Week Dubai May 2017

In Dubai I covered the Arab Fashion Week for Grazia Arabia Magazine, I interviewed Antonio Marras, and many others designers. We should back to Doha the same day. The plan was to take the last flight to Doha but in the end Matteo and I decided to attend the Gala Dinner and we remained in Dubai. It has been a unforgettable super long night.

Cause the politic conflicts between Qatar Arab Union State we didn’t post our Dubai Fashion Week.

Below some photos of my fav outfit that I wore to attend l’Arab Fashion Week.

Dress Maison Albino, shirt e jacket Vladimiro Gioia and shoes Chanel.

Photos Matteo Volta