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Heels! – A love/hate relationship

January 19, 2018
Heels shoes fashion illustration Alessia Landi Al Draws

There is a saying in Italian that goes more or less like “if you want to appear beautiful, you have to suffer a little” (chi bella vuole apparire, un poco deve soffrire). The actual English equivalent is “no pain no gain” but I really don’t like it because it makes me think of sweaty bodybuilders on paleo diet more than all the exquisite tortures that women do to themselves to be… oh well, beautiful. But that’s not me guys, I have ZERO pain resistance…

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Those tiny good things

January 11, 2018
Umbrella rain fashion illustration Alessia Landi Al draws ink watercolour

Monday was my first day back at work, after 2 weeks of holidays. Two weeks of Europe, family, friends. Saying my return to Singapore has been depressing would be a euphemism. I woke up on Monday morning with my brain wrapped in a merciless jet lag, a storm raging outside. The sky was dark and angry, rain pouring down relentlessly violent. I sat on my bed, half naked, my hair in an unmanageable mess. I looked outside of the window,…

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Beauty Fashion illustration Stories

Beauty on board

January 4, 2018
Alessia Landi beauty fashion illustration Al Draws make up skincare in-flight review ink digital

Since I moved to Singapore, my skincare routine has become very complicated. I am surrounded every day with commercials of beautiful ethereal Korean models seducing me towards an ageless world made of serums, toners, essences and creams (for the eyes, for the face, for the lips, for the top of your nose and whatnot). How could I resist it? Spoiler: I couldn’t. So now every morning I need to get up 20 minutes earlier just to do the whole 7-steps Korean…

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