Welcome and intro

Trisori designs and produces jewellery with a view to combining some Italian chic with a London ‘edge’.
At the heart of Trisori are two resourceful and multi-cultural Italians based in London who have nurtured their creativity to craft strong statement pieces inspired by feminine elegance and playfulness.
Our collections are handmade by Italian artisans using high quality semi-precious gemstones which are set in gold-plated designs. Trisori’s uniqueness is apparent in our bold, contemporary and stylish collections which focus on complementing our Clients’ personal style and inner sparkle.

We hope you will enjoy following our blog, where we write about some of the things we like.

About Me

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Trisori is a jewellery brand that combines original Italian style with a touch of "London chic". Founded by a cosmopolitan pair of Italians residing in London, Trisori have developed a flawless ability to create strong statement pieces which retain a sense of elegance and playful femininity. Using high quality semi-precious stones set in gold plated designs, Trisori's handmade pieces are bold, contemporary and stylish. Trisori are unique; they make an effort to truly understand the way in which a woman creates her own personal style and design their jewellery line to compliment just that.

Thursday, 30 June 2011

Kaftans and summer dresses sample sales

Holidays are approaching and we thank brands that think about recession time. Lotus of London is hosting a sample sales of their kaftans and lovely summer dresses and shoes on the dates listed below. If you can't attend Melissa Odabash's today (see previous post), the Lotus sample sales is good enough. After this sale, you will be totally sorted for the summer holidays.

Lotus London sampel sales

When: Wednesday 6th July from 4pm to 8pm
           Thursday 7th July from 9am to 8pm
           Friday 8th July from 9am to 6pm

Where: Lotus London, 26 Chelsea Wharf, 15 Lots road, London, SW10 0QJ, UK.


Wednesday, 29 June 2011

Sample sales here we come!

I know we all live a busy life... but Melissa Odabash's sample sale is unmissable, above all because it comes perfectly in time for our summer holidays! Enjoy! x

Melissa-Odabash - Sample Sale
From 30/06/11 to 30/06/11
The Music room, 26 south molton Lane, Mayfair, London

From 30/06/11 to 01/07/11
Crypt room 1, St Marys neighbourhood centre, Upper street, Islington, London

Designer-Kidswear - Sample Sale
From 01/07/11 to 02/07/11
Chelsea Town Hall, King's Road, London

Designer-Sales-UK - Sample Sale
From 02/07/11 to 03/07/11
The Chelsea Old Town Hall, King's Road, London

Sample-Hunters- Sample Sale
From 08/07/11 to 09/07/11
The Old Truman Brewery, Shop 25 Hanbury Street, London

Sara-Berman - Sample Sale
From 21/07/11 to 24/07/11
Studio 3 James Cameron House, 12 Castlehaven Road, Camden, London

Tuesday, 28 June 2011

Trisori at Elton John ball!

And there it was again: lovely crowd of celebrities and less known people, beautiful dresses, White smiles, amazing accessories and Trisori.

Eccentric Elton John did it again: the White tiara ball 2011.

Again, two celebrities graced us with the most exquisite choice.
Naomie Harris of Pirates of the Caribbean and Ruth Wilson of Luther , both chose to wear Trisori.

Naomie wore our 7 dials earrings with a lovely wine red dress while Ruth rocked our hard rock ring with a total black look. Jewellery and British Glamour. That's what we like.

Watch this space for more celebrities to come.

Love, Trisori

Sunday, 26 June 2011

Most Swallow, few spit

In leafy Putney, the Star & Garter along the river organises sporadic tastings during the week to better your knowledge of worldwide wines. Having been done up not too long ago in the archetypal refurb complete with patterned wallpaper, the pub is spacious yet cosy, boasting a special private room befitting for wine tasting as well a resplendent cheese room, providing the snack half way through.

Run by the very knowledgeable Assistant Manager and Sommelier Michael Monte, sessions are interactive yet informative as well as relevant to the time of year. Starting off by introducing you to the palate and the tastes we are capable of, he guides you through the theme of the tasting organising each one in a different way so you will never tire of attending!

Summer wines commenced with a brainstorm of what summer means – barbeques, rosé, picnics, sun (well hopefully it is England after all!) etc and so wines were matched to these. Each one was a blind tasting where we all commented on colour, nose and taste – comprising body, acidity, alcohol and tannin levels before coming to flavour. Finally you had to guess the grape, the wine and the country region – no mean feat! My friend Hannah became known as ‘alcohol girl’ pretty much guessing the correct level each time.

Personally I think the session gets harder as you get through unless you’re a spitter and retain your full palate and don’t pig out on the plethora of cheeses! It’s very good value at £15 for most and for suggestions fill in the questionnaire at the end. If you fancy something else to eat, the menu has now been extended to main courses and there is a great array of sharing platters.

http://www.thestarandgarter.com/index.asp 020 8788 0345

Friday, 24 June 2011

Seal it with a kiss, Britney

I have been following her around for a decade now. When she first entered the music scene, it took me a while to understand why she was performing in a skimpy outfit dancing around like a school girl. She was a predecessor of today's routine where music joins dancing in a sexy outcome. She was Britney, the one and only.
When I read about her new album "Femme Fatale", I was a bit skeptical about her come back. Has she fully recovered? We are talking about a girl that went straight to hell and back...

After listing at her album, I have to say I am not overwhelmed.
I remember how much I loved this:

The new album is a bit disappointing for me and this song below is not nearly as good as the old Britney

We wish her a full recovery soon because we are a bit in love with the idea of this naughty school girl... still.

Give us a sign, Britney, hit us baby one more time.

Thursday, 23 June 2011

Head for the music...

For all those lucky ones out there who have managed to secure tickets to Hyde Park, Glasto, any other music festival. I am officially envious!

But given that green envy doesn't go well with my complexion I'll get over it. Here's the thing ladies: I don't actually think I would survive at a festival..the camping, the toilets (if any), all that mud! But hey I am rock *and* roll. Inside, very deep inside.

Not having ever been to a festival I have, however, thought of the perfect outfit which would revolve around something like this yellow raincoat from Asos...

Accompanied by short jeans (boyfriend style), hunter boots and a tank top. Must-have accessory for all of that to work would have to be a long necklace and some bangles...done!

Ready to go. Yeah well, you know what I mean...

Enjoy the music you rockers!

Yours Faithfully
xoxo The Eye

Photo courtesy of Asos.com

Wednesday, 22 June 2011


Now I know I've already told you how much I love beauty products and make up, but I haven't told you that in my skincare cabinet you will not find two products from the same brand. I don't like buying sets of things. I prefer testing and probing every product and choosing things that I like from different places.

I usually find random little things that not many people use or know about. One of these products that I have discovered is a Honey and Almond Scrub from Repechage. I have been fascinated with it for a while.
It can be used as both a scrub and a mask - either wet the skin slightly and massage it with the scrub; or add a teaspoon of yoghurt into the scrub and apply it to the face and decolletage in a massaging motion and keep it on for 10-15 minutes. It will help clear off the upper layer of skin either way to reveal a refreshed new complexion.

The brand has a whole range of products for the face and the body, available at Depilex Epilight Clinic, 45-47 Wigmore Street.



Monday, 20 June 2011

To hat or to fascinate?

THAT is the question!

So with Ascot and several other horsy events just gone by, the lingering question remains: what is more fashionably 'cool', the hat or the fascinator??

We would like to hear your views...I am personally curious to know what you fashionable girls think so drop a line with your thoughts!

For me the fascinator has a whole lotta charms: it's less bulky than a hat, adds va-va-voom to the one side of the head and generally goes better with statement jewellery.

Whiteleys Fascinator from John Lewis 39£

Then again, the hat is an evergreen...classic, simple, it can add charm to the plainest outfit...remember how Audrey Hepburn completed all her outfits with amazing, classy hats?

Well, readers, you have the final word but for me I think it will have to be a fascinator...as always I believe in the 'less is more' rule, just like our Duchess of Cambridge seen sporting a cream fascinator...

Yours faithfully,
xoxo The Eye

Sunday, 19 June 2011

86 artworks

Trendy converted Georgian Townhouse 86, a bar and restaurant along Fulham Rd, home to many of Ch4’s Made in Chelsea posse, has purchased some semi-risqué artwork to hang on the first floor walls by award-winning and renowned photographer Bob Carlos Clarke.

Perhaps more eye-candy for the boys, the photography features women in various forms of black leather –sometimes partly morphed into animal parts like fins in striking black and white prints. They’ve chosen the less provocative of the bunch though...more of his prints and advertising campaigns can be seen at http://www.bobcarlosclarke.co.uk/slideshow.htm

The prints are collectors’ items given that Bob Carlos Clarke sadly passed away in 2006. A few more are on display at the Little Black Gallery.

86 also has a fantastic collection of Charlotte Cory works in the restaurant on the first floor which play with Victorian images from calling cards and post-darwinian 19th century animals. A personal favourite of mine.

Worth a visit at any rate if not for the art, to enjoy drinks from the inspiring wine list or dishes from Mark Broadbent's menu. Oh and there's also a private room for events BTW.

http://www.86restaurant.co.uk/ 86 Fulham Rd 020 7052 9620

Friday, 17 June 2011

The stars of Trisori

We are all very excited here at Trisori's headquarter and we thought to share this good news with all of you Trisorers!
On Wednesday night the gossip and press websites have been dominated by Alicia Keys Black ball. One of the guest was Pirates of the Caribbean and Frankenstein female lead actress( if you have not been to the national theatre to see this Amazing play... Shame on you!) Naomie Harris.
To our surprise and delight she was wearing Trisori's hard candy ring. She looks absolutely divine with it!

Love, Trisori

Some nights...

When I was 16 I started working in a local radio (called Radio Centro 99.7MHZ). I was running a lovely little radio program called "Love box". I know it sounds cheesy nowadays but back then and in the middle of nowhere in Sicily, the name was quite cool.
I miss that time of my life quite a lot as it was fun and I had the opportunity to enjoy people and music at the same time (it was a program in which you could request your favorite song and dedicate to someone too). Feel free to drop me an email and I will make sure to publish your chosen song in next blog!
All started on the notes of this song - The opening one!

I thought I share with you 2 songs which were very popular in Italy at the time.

the 883!

I hope you Enjoy them as much as we all did back then. xx

Tuesday, 14 June 2011

Pleasantly surprised!!

I was given a Zoya nail polish recently and last week I decided I should give it a try. I must say I loovesss it!! It has stayed on so nicely for more than a week now!!! I don't even know how that is possible, because the last time I had a nail polish stay on for this long was when I had Shellac done; and that was just terrible as after it was taken off, my nails needed urgent HELP!!

My nails are very strong and barely ever do they break, but when Shellac was taken off I was left with something I had never had to do before - using a strengthening nail conditioner...

Anyways, lets get back to the good stuff!!
Not only did I get a million compliments about the shade of green, but the polish has stayed on perfectly for ever (in normal nail polish lifetime that is)! I am definitely going to get some more colours of Zoya nail polish, like my favourite red!



Monday, 13 June 2011

Prickly Cool

Sometimes the most simple things make a style. As Da Vinci said 'Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication' after all..

Today I spotted someone wearing a very pleasing combination of colours and to make it all come together I noticed a hair piece. Simple yet essential: a porcupine quill, black and white and very long sticking out on the side.

How chic. Honestly, this girl really pulled off the look with a red-orange combo; tanned shoes and this black and white hair thing.

I have not yet been gifted with the eye-to-camera power but I'm hoping the description can convey the effortless beauty of it all!

A picture of a porcupine quill to give you an idea - I was quite skeptical about sustainability but have found some plastic replicas in high street accessories shops.

Awaiting to spot you sporting stunning hair decorations in the next few months, my final word is: cool.

Yours Faithfully,
xoxo The Eye

Sunday, 12 June 2011

Alec Monopoly

Alec Monopoly
How did you get into street art?
I started painting and doing art since about 5 - it's always been somthing that I've loved.

What's your inspiration?When I was about 13 I started skate boarding and from hanging around on the strets it was just a natural progression from there.

What do you think of countries such as China where artists have been suppressed through communism?I think everyone should be able to express themselves through their art – even countries that have grown up with communism like China – art should be a freedom of expression.

What do you want to do in the future moving forwards?I want to continue to produce art – in particular over here in the UK – doing what I love. I think London has a lot to offer...

What if your favourite piece in this collection?Monopoly man on the British flag in the window of Graffik Gallery

Me too Alec! Good luck with it all! xx

The exhibition is on at Graffik Gallery,284 Portobello Rd for the next two weeks www.graffikgallery.co.uk

Friday, 10 June 2011

Topshop's secret

They tried to keep it a secret but then they confessed they are very bad at keeping one.
The new Topshop's Secret Store is hidden away behind a Wild at Heart florist in the corner of the lower ground floor.
The new pop up shop is curated by London Fashion Week design duo Meadham Kirchhoff. The idea behind it is that customers will discover it by chance but we thought to share it with you as it's more fun to know things in advance (above all if they are fashion related!).

Inside this weird interiors filled with ribbons (coming from the ceiling) and flowers, there are some of the Topshop designs that never made it to production, Designer collaboration with top London and NY names, quirky headpieces and all the weird and wonderful gems of the fashion scenes. Prices start at £50 and go up to £350 for boutique dresses.

I would definitely go and have a look at what's on offer. You can snap a unique headpiece for less than £100, just in time for Ascott and the weddings season!

And if you really don't find anything to satisfy your fashion palate, The florist will sell customized flowers to you to make your home look pretty.

Who can say no to flowers and fashion?

Thursday, 9 June 2011

Annie Hall has it all

Undoubtedly one of the best films ever, it recently aired on tv a few times and I felt compelled to watch it again. I could never tire of seeing it, the witty sarcasm always raises a smile and the acting is just outstanding. Woody Allen is a genius, at least in movie-making...ahem.

One aspect of the movie which has, however, just recently caught my eye *wink* is the styling of the goofy and sweet Annie Hall in person. Extremely contemporary, although it was filmed over 30 years ago!

Where to start...

1 - I particularly heart the floppy summer hat from the post-tennis scene. If we bring it into context now it works wonders with those flared jeans that are so ss 2011.

2 - Cross dressing perfection (see previous post) which she totally pulls off by looking feminine and edgy at the same time. The pants are baggy, the shirt is loose and she's even wearing a tie! 

3 - Natural and fresh makeup and hair, something of that effortless cool which I find very sexy. And bold!

We've seen a few celebs trying this look at home, with mixed results...one definite thumbs up goes to La Moss as usual for getting the look spot on: it's about relaxed and loose-fitting wear with a very flirty wink to the girl in you.

Think men's chinos or show some leg with a short baggy jean, team with a white shirt or slouchy white top and then the unmissable tie which could also be a simple knotted silk scarf.

To me the movie evokes careless freedom, the feeling that with a smile you can win the world over. It's a good feeling to have!

Yours Faithfully
xoxo The Eye

Tuesday, 7 June 2011


Imagine.. Perfectly manicured fingers, long healthy nails, beautiful bright nail polish.. then you move your gaze higher.. and what do you see? The horror of dry skin! And no amount of "manicuring" is going to make that look pretty. Impossible!

Care for your hands this season by doing weekly olive oil soaks - literally, pour some olive oil into a container wide enough to put your hands and just let the oil nourish your skin for 5-7 minutes.

For those of you who are looking to try out the more cosmetic approach - go for Bliss Glamour Gloves and Hand Cream set. The hand cream is great even on its own, but the gel inside the gloves contains antioxidants, ceramides and moisturising oils that will take care of any dry skin on the hands. What's more, the gloves can be re-used numerously and should last about a year! I've had mine for 2 months now - still going strong.

Sunday, 5 June 2011

Hermès & Co sample sales!

Designer Sales UK
Fri., noon-8 p.m.; Sat., 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Location: The Music Room, 26 S. Molton Ln., W1K 5AB.

6-10 June. Mon.-Fri., 10 a.m.-6:30 p.m.
Location: 77 Great Titchfield St., W1W 6RF

Thurs., 1-8 p.m.; Fri., 10 a.m.-7 p.m.
Location: The Future Gallery, 5 Great Newport St., WC2H 7HY.

Preen by Thornton Bregazzi
Thurs.-Sat., 11 a.m.-6 p.m.
Location: Portobello Green, 281 Portobello Rd., W10 5TZ

Up to 60 per cent off women’s and men’s ready-to-wear and shoes.
10 & 11 June. Fri., 8:30 a.m.-7 p.m.; Sat., 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Location: The Music Room, 26 S. Molton Ln., W1K 5AB

French Connection
Fri., 9:30 a.m.-7 p.m.; Sat., 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sun., 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Location: Centro One, 39 Camden St., NW1 ODX

Babajaan & Go-British
Up to 70 per cent off beachwear, swimwear, dresses and accessories for men and women.
11 June. Sat., 11 a.m.-6 p.m.
Location: 20th Century Theatre, 291 Westbourne Gr., W11 2QA

Paul Frank
6-10 June. Mon.-Fri., 10 a.m.-7:30 p.m.
Location: Global Apparel Showroom, 12-14 Wilfred St., SW1E 6PL

A not so Italian Snack at Spuntino

I was really glad my colleague gave me the chance to try this place as I might not have visited yet if it wasn’t for her. During the morning routine of loading up emails and social media sites I noticed on facebook that it was her birthday but that she hadn’t mentioned anything to us. So I quickly arranged to take her for lunch somewhere of her choice. I was thrilled when she suggested Spuntino (after pressing her), being a massive fan of sister restaurant Polpo.

On the slightly unsavoury Rupert St, this venue is smaller than Polpo but cosy, in an old building with a semi-converted interior, fitting in with the rustic style of the restaurants. The architectural sketches adorning the walls are a nice touch and the central bar surrounded by eating counters gives it that real New York urban feel of somewhere constantly buzzing with people given that you can’t book.

Photo by Katherine Rose

The menu is small but full of tasty morsels and plates. Everything was packed full of flavour – from the Panzanella salad with perfectly ripe tomatoes to the chickpea and squid in-it’s-ink salad. (Albeit a slight liability to munch wearing a white jacket). I was totally intrigued by the sliders which I have seen on a menu since butn't heard of previously - they turned out to be mini burger-style sandwiches - and I was assured that the pulled pork variety was to die for.

Photo by Rob Grieg

Drinks included a pared down cocktail list - the gin one being pretty lethal for lunchtime - but good for those that like to taste the alcohol in their drink. Prosecco is a little lighter on the palate and comes in a tumbler rather than the ubiquitous flute.

Last but not least, the staff are all totally charming – perfectly attentive without being overbearing. Full of recommendations when you need them and for once I didn’t begrudge the 12.5% service charge.

Friday, 3 June 2011

Nobody's wife

Everything started on Wednesday afternoon. I was at my friend’s place while she was busy writing a song. A lot of talks about styles, melodies, cords and then the radio played it.
A flashback to 1997. I almost forgot it existed.  This song was the soundtrack of my high school years. How cool was at the time this really angry Dutch singer?
I thought it’d be nice to do a bit of revival of upbeat girly tones during this gorgeous English afternoon.

and if you feel you need a bit more of a kick, try this Pink number. Rest assured you'll get some energy out after you listen at these 2 songs!
I actually saw her hitting her highest notes rotating upside down at the IOW festival last summer while my fiance was playing there. She is an incredible performer.

I feel already happy! Have a lovely week end Trisorers!

Thursday, 2 June 2011

Oh My Blazer!

Hello my dears,

After this mini-break (even I, sometimes, need a break) my post will have to deal with an essential: the boyfriend blazer.

I am obsessed with mine brought at Zara a few seasons ago in a peachy-nude colour and I use it *so* much, it never ceases to get some positive remarks!

This year the high street has loads on offer and whilst I would still go to Zara and the like I would take inspiration from the Stella McCartney collection. Great for pinning the look:
- A cream colour works well with everything and can be used both in the evening with some shine or in the day with whites and nudes;
- The fit is perfectly on the money in this model by Stella McCartney: fitted around the waist and arms but loosely tailored elsewhere. It's a boyfriend blazer but that's no excuse for dropping your feminine side...
- Finally the length: just below the bum for added cool over a pair of skinny jeans.

I would also recommend rolling up the sleeves for the final touch.

Ready to go, pair with white jeans + white tee for a fresh summer in the city look or skinny blue jeans and a silky blouse. Add some feminine touches like long chains, big earrings and sparkly shoes!

Have a great evening, mucho love!
Your Faithfully
xoxo The Eye

Photo courtesy of Stella McCartney

Wednesday, 1 June 2011

Please do not obstruct the 'pores'

So I flew back home this weekend and the first thing my mother said to me after surprising me by meeting me in the airport at 5am was "Wow, Marin, your skin looks amazingly clear". All those hours of fighting pores! Especially as a teenager! Finally paid off..

Skincare has always been a great passion for me. And as a true believer that a daily cleansing routine is all we need for beautiful skin, I have throughout the years tried and tested a million and one cleansing products. One of the things I advise using daily is the Exfolia beauty cloth. Whether you want to buff off old skin before an evening out or are using it to help remove last bits of make up, it complements any cleansing products.

Another brand new gadget that I recently purchased is the Bliss Pore-Fector that uses sonic vibrations to clear our any dirt that is trapped inside the deeper layers of the pores. It works magic!

Glorious, glorious skin. Glowing and clear, it is something that has never been out of fashion. I am not talking about the perfect photoshopped covers of fashion magazines. I'm talking about waking up in the morning, washing your face and being ready to go. Skin fresh from within. It is hard work but not hard enough for anyone not to attempt to achieve it.

Try this:

Mix 3 table spoons of warm honey with 5 teaspoons of salt, add one teaspoon of yoghurt and 2 drops of Lavender oil and evenly apply onto your face in circular motions for about 2 minutes.



How far would you go for success?

I was reading an article this morning on the huffington post:

about Naomie Campell being compared to a chocolate bar. I cannot help but asking you, fellow Trisorers (new word for Trisori fans), how far would you go to be successful?
I REALLY wonder what was Cadbury thinking when their marketing team created this ad?

Naomi Campbell is understandably upset about it and is considering taking Cadbury to court for it.
Does it matter to you that people get hurt (and the obvious reference to black people as chocolate bars is considered racism in this Country!), values questioned, wrong images reinforced?
It looks like that in 2011 people will do anything possible for a bit of glory (and sales driven from it).

Is it the only way forward?