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A battle with sensitive skin

February 13, 2018
Beauty Skincare illustration Alessia Landi Al Draws watercolor

I am annoyed by a lot of stuff, but only very few things piss me off as much as my sensitive skin. It’s a total bummer: I get rough dry patches when it’s too cold, itchy rashes, pimples when I eat salami (salami is the enemy) and sunburns as soon as Spring comes around. I spend more time trying to figure out how to calm down my skin than any other daily activity. When I started exercising my skin literally…

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I want to break free… From Instagram!

January 24, 2018
Iris Van Herpen Couture Alessia Landi fashion illustration watercolor ink

When I write about my progresses with my mental health I always feel like a mix between a B series self-improvement website, Gwyneth Paltrow’s Goop, a desperate housewife and a new age freak (which is like Goop, but less Santa Monica-yoga-chic). Believe me it’s not fun*. But on the other hand, I like to write about it because it helps me to fix the milestones I am achieving. They might be small steps and I can tell you I am…

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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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From me to you

December 25, 2017
Christmas Fashion Illustration drawing Alessia Landi Santa red holidays greetings watercolour

Christmas is my favourite time of the year (the lights! The tree! The traditions! The food!) and it is super important for me to spend it with my family. Back in 2010, after a snow storm paralysed all airports in Europe and my flight home from Belgium was canceled, I took 5 trains to reach Florence. It took three days in cold stations, packed trains and endless queues trying to snatch the last ticket, but I made damn sure I would be…

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