Despite the weather, its always hot in Toronto because you can watch Patricia on CP24! I happened to be in the GTA around the time of the big ice storm in 2013 and didn´t feel cold for a minute watching … Continue reading
Category Archives: Outfits
Sonic never looked so good :)
I´m sure you agree that Sonic the Hedgehog never looked so good… but who wouldn´t with such a hottie! Jokes aside, I wanted to post these pics from CNE just to go back to a favorite of all times, the … Continue reading
Took a quick stint to Spain for some R&R at the beaches. On my way back run into Geo in Málaga. An outfit just doesn´t get any cooler than this. Also love the matching watch, iPad and shoes. Perfect without … Continue reading
The pictures speak volumes about the look. It – just – is – perfect. I really don´t even know what to say… Also the fit is perfect, she is tall and lean; the blouse is like tailored to her body, … Continue reading
Spring outfit Parisian style!
Spring is here but the weather is still chilly so let me present you with an appropriate outfit. This was a Sunday morning in Paris a while ago, actually in the autumn as you can see. Having had an espresso … Continue reading
Great Italian winter outfit!
Ok so it is winter in Milan, and people are dressed according to weather. I figured why not shoot a few of those outfits, too. I’m starting here with an absolutely great ensemble. While I’m not a great fan of … Continue reading
Hot and ladylike – at the same time!
Meet Shauntelle, she was out shopping one afternoon, and she has a knack for outfits, obviously. This ensemble is just right. As you can see, she has some serious curves but she’s keeping them nicely in check with the fur … Continue reading
Ok so I took a quick blitz down to Curacao for some R&R and for snapping some pics. I find Curacao to be my favorite among the the Caribbean islands – it is small and laid back, reasonably untouched by … Continue reading
Looking great in Curacao!
Ok so I took a quick blitz down to Curacao for some R&R and for snapping some pics. I find Curacao to be my favorite among the Caribbean islands – it is small and laid back, reasonably untouched by its … Continue reading
Perfectly matched outfit at CNE!
The Canadian National Exhibition (CNE) dates back to 1879 and is Canada’s largest community event. It takes place in Toronto every September and basically boils down to a massive amusement fair, exhibitions and various crowd-pleasing events over a period of … Continue reading
On her way to dinner with the girls!
An excellent outfit for a casual dinner with the girls, don’t you think? Also, I love the monochromatic ensemble; white on all black, with silver jewelry. And there is a good style tip here: you may want to prefer gold … Continue reading
Hot in Vegas!
Whoa, it was a scorching hot day in Vegas, and so was her outfit! I met this lovely lady on the Strip in front of Planet Hollywood hotel. There were many tourists there in their dull shorts and Crocs shoes so her … Continue reading
Razor sharp style!
It was freezing in downtown Toronto. I had been busy running some errands most of the day without very much photo action going on. Also, we were coming out of the winter season so the city, people and outfits were … Continue reading
Gorgeous in Florence!
… what a lady I’m starting a series of Florence photos with! My god! Hanging around in Florence is a supreme pastime so I try to do that as much as possible. And you know what happens: you walk down … Continue reading
Black Porsche and impeccable style!
The other day in Rome I was rushing down Lungotevere Marzio late to a dinner meeting at Due Ladroni in Piazza Nicosia. While it is a great seafood restaurant I somehow had gotten the idea to have the beef tartar … Continue reading
Ok, so how do you land that dream job that happens to be in a fairly conservative(?) work environment? Well you do it as Heidi did, you wear a funky outfit and have a charming smile! A good resume will … Continue reading
While we wait for the first heatwave to hit us, I’m happy to report that it is getting warm in Puerto Banus, Marbella already! Strolling down Calle Ribera and looking at some of the goodies at Dolce & Gabbana, Missoni … Continue reading
Final weeks of winter!
It’s been quite a cold and tough winter with lots of chilly winds. Still, that doesn’t mean you cannot look great. I bumped into her one FREEZING day and just had to take a pic. I do like how warm … Continue reading
Note to Apple!
Ok so I was on my way in Soho but as it was a super hot day I figured I’d slip into the Apple Store to cool down for a while. Good choice, soon after I entered I spotted Samantha … Continue reading
Cupcakes and colors!
I love when friends get together for just chatting or hanging out. It gives you so much energy and positive things to think about. I met this gorgeous pop of color lady at the Marilyn Café. Patricia was just hanging … Continue reading
Heyy, take a look at this. Those patterned tights are quite hard to pull off but I absolutely love this outfit. If you want to do it right, do as she did: She picked the framing black color for the … Continue reading
More from Puerto Banus!
Sitting at the docks in Puerto Banus one day is was admiring the beautiful smaragd green water and the yachts when I see a party of people walking by and stopping at the next cafe for an espresso. SHE was … Continue reading
Zohra and Paris tips :)
For all of you Paris lovers, let me offer you a couple of nice exploration, shopping and dining suggestions for that REAL Paris feeling Obviously you’ll need to see the must haves to get in the mood: Eiffel tower, Louvre, … Continue reading
Gold and Pearls!
Here is another good one from Puerto Banus! I was sitting at one of the shoreside cafés with a glass of bubbly and enjoing a good view to the marina and the neighboring Häegen-Dazs ice cream bar (both known to … Continue reading
I was sitting at Café Central in Malaga the other day having just ordered my tapas and Paella when I spotted Sofia walking through Plaza de la Constitución. It was literary an OMG!! moment and I flew into the street skipping … Continue reading
Summer style in Puerto Banus
I took a flight to Malaga to go check out Costa Del Sol and what the bold and beautiful are up to. Marbella and Puerto Banus are said to be good places for some sunbathing, shopping and partying so that’s … Continue reading
I just love everything about this picture: the hues and colors, her outfit, her confident yet laid back pose, and the way she looks into the camera! Personally I’m not the biggest fan of the ripped jeans look but her … Continue reading
Ok, so I was enjoying a perfect day in the southern parts of Helsinki when I bumped into Suada. She was coming from work and was going to meet her friends for dinner at one of the restaurants in the … Continue reading
Helmets and hair, part 2!
This is one of my favourite photos lately. Shot in Rome, on a very busy Saturday afternoon in sweltering heat. Still she manages to look absolutely super. Her outfit is so nicely put together, simple yet very edgy. For … Continue reading
Summer is here again!!
Yes, summer is finally getting here, it is warmer and is time to dig out all those light dresses and shoes, and hit the streets enjoying the weather. Like the lovely lady in my pic: she was browsing the shops on … Continue reading
Spring in Florence!
So spring is slowly arriving in Europe, yea! I had spent a couple of days of not-so-great weather in Florence when the clouds finally parted and people came out to enjoy the sun. Those are great time for some streetstyle … Continue reading
I particularly like this photo, mostly because she’s so perfect in it. I’m a big fan of Rag & Bone jeans, and of nicely placed accessories. Most of all though, I just love the color and super fit of the … Continue reading
You know, I just took a moment to reflect on past times. When I started this website, never could I imagine what a journey it would take me on. I’ve travelled to so many places, had such fun, but most of … Continue reading
Maija (and her style) is like a Christmas present for a photographer. I bumped into her in a shopping mall and was completely intrigued by her outfit. She is obviously a stunner but we had low-light conditions and I tend … Continue reading
How to rock your white jeans!
Just had to post these lovely pics; usually I have a hard time making up my mind about white jeans, but this lady pulls them off perfectly. In fact, I think we can take a couple of good fashion cues … Continue reading
Gorgeous in Las Vegas!
I was heading out of the Aria resort in Las Vegas when I saw Ariela. She was sitting on a bench waiting for her friend to go shopping. Lucky me as I got some super pics! She is wearing by … Continue reading
on Via de Tornabuoni…
Another great moment from Florence. This was shot quickly in Via de ‘Tornabuoni to catch a brief peek of sunlight. Celeste looks great in her beige poncho, but what really caught my eyes were her white wool gloves combined with the … Continue reading
So I was walking around the area of Piazza de Santa Croce in Florence the other day, venturing into a cute side street. That is where Patricia suddenly flew past me on her bike. I just knew I had to … Continue reading
What a Doll!
Some people have such great ability to put together outfits. Like the lady in these pics, it’s quite a challenge to rock an ensemble like this, but she makes it work like a charm! The color coding is very well … Continue reading
The vision for creating Smilingstyle.com was to make “A website for ladies who’ll never stop being chix!”. Man, did that that slogan flicker before my eyes when I bumped into her at Zara in Prague. The outfit, of course, is absolutely super, … Continue reading
Super Snug Jacket! :)
There is so much I adore about Senni’s style here. First of all, as a big fan of color-matching I love how she paired the turquoise t-shirt with the pale blue boyfriend shirt and the blue jeans. The bag with its … Continue reading
Sandra of 5 inch and up
Checking my e-mails yesterday I found this promo from the Outnet in my inbox. It appears Sandra, the blogger of 5 inch and up, has been busy picking out some favorites from The Outnet’s selections. Anyways, that reminded me that I bumped into … Continue reading
Simply Super Cool!
I absolutely adore this outfit. In all its simplicity, it is so super. It was one of those sweltering hot afternoons in Rome, and wearing something light was the key to comfort. I’m of course a big fan of Hectors, but … Continue reading
Incognito at Amerigo Vespucci Airport, Florence
Not all pics need to be the same, and I love playful subjects. She wanted to remain incognito, but agreed to model some for some quirky shots in any case. The short fur coat (no animals were harmed :)) looks … Continue reading
The other day in Rome I was walking along Via di Campo Marzio just passing the Davide Cenci store when I spotted this lovely lady and her excellent example of monochromatics. I’m such a big fan on monochromatic outfits, but … Continue reading
Super hot cornrows!
Lately I’ve spotted some super cool hairdos so I thought I’d do a couple of hairstyle posts. With that in mind, I just have to start with this hottie. Everything about her outfit is perfect, IMHO. Just take a look … Continue reading
At Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II
Just wanted to share with you one of my favourite pics from a recent trip to Milan. This was taken at the Vittorio Emanuele II galleria between the Duomo and La Scala. I was really impressed by her nicely composed … Continue reading
Another gorgeous color combo (and lady)!
The other day I was over to Prague in the Czech Republic to do some stuff. I had been hoping I could squeeze in some shots with the beautiful old town streets and houses as backdrops, but it had been … Continue reading
It’s still summer, and plenty of hot weather left. I was sitting on the sidewalk in the burning Las Vegas sun when I figured I need something to drink. I look around and spot a (just slightly) shady-looking guy selling … Continue reading
She’s got a big heart!
I’m a bit in love with the white and pink combos (as seen here too), so it’s no wonder this lovely lady caught my attention. I was roaming the corridors of Fashion Island mall in Las Vegas the other day … Continue reading
There’s really not much to say As you can see in the pics, Barbara is super fun, and totally hot!! I just love the leather pants and the patent leather shoes. What an absolute excellent combo! The black and white … Continue reading
Helmets and hair!
You know, I like helmets. Motorcycle or bike helmets, climbing, riding or skiing helmets, all the same, they are cool! Some people don’t like wearing them. They say they look uncool or mess up their hair or whatnot. That’s absolute … Continue reading
I spotted Leslie in her absolutely lovely outfit at the Pantheon one nice Sunday afternoon. I must say I was blown away by how chic she looked, and her cute smile. As a big fan of colors (and color coordination … Continue reading
I absolutely love everything about Vivana in these pics. They speak volumes about her confidence and fun persona. The outfit is great too, the posture, and the expressions. And hey, have a look at the guy to the right in … Continue reading
Fabrizia of Cosa mi metto???
Dear readers, please let me introduce a true Italian Fashionista, the fashion blogger Fabrizia of Cosa mi metto??? I’ve been a fan of Fabrizia’s very feminine and colorful style for a longer while, so I decided to drop her an e-mail … Continue reading
Summer style inspirations!
So happy that summer is here so just had to post a couple of street style inspirations from Rome for you to enjoy! Above, the cutest denim jacket I’ve seen this spring. Below an excellent arm party! Next up, a … Continue reading
Summer is here!!
Finally the weather has changed, the sun is shining, it is warm, the trees are green and people are so happy and beautiful. This gorgeous lady was standing next to the Pantheon with her friends having a laugh. She looked … Continue reading
She knows how to rock it, and with a smile!
Love it! Met this lovely lady in Rome. Fun and quirky!! J She really knows how to rock a perfectly clean look and outfit. Simple black and white with a little edge. The red lipstick and black glasses complete the … Continue reading
Take a look at me now!!
I so very much love photography, it is such a strong carrier of emotions. Often when looking at a particular picture it takes me back to the situation, and I can actually recall the feelings I felt taking it. But not … Continue reading
Heaven must be missing an angel, ’cause there’s one standing in front of me right now…
…must be one of the cheesiest pickup lines out there, but it was literally what I thought spotting her. I was walking up Via Condotti one day enjoying the sun and the bustle when I caught a glimpse of a … Continue reading
Rocking the Chic-Punk Style
…is so very hard, but Elisabeth does an excellent job at it. I’m a big fan of the cute variant of chic punk. You know, looking just a little bit bad ass, but then toning that down by sending a … Continue reading
Summer breeze from Santa Barbara, CA
Waiting for summer…?! Yeah, me too So in the meantime here’s a summer breeze look from to lovely Santa Barbara ladies. I just love how sporty and happy they look, and adore how these BFF’s hold hands in the … Continue reading
Great chemistry… :)
I was sitting on the steps next to Palazzo Vecchio in Florence being a little bored as I hadn’t seen anything interesting for a while. Suddenly, however, I spotted Mikaela and her friend laughing and having a great time. Their … Continue reading
So great laidback style!
Oh yes Gaja, you rock this style and you look so good in it! I’ve always been a big fan of this very cool, laid back and very chic look. What it needs is a tank top, straight leg … Continue reading
Dear friends, I’m so happy to be working on a great series of posts from Italy. Everything about that country, the people, the food, the history, the views – is beautiful. And the best part; even if everyone can’t be … Continue reading
Last overcoat days…and mint ballerinas!
Summer is coming and these are the last days when an overcoat might be needed. Not that I’m particularly sad about that ;), but it gives me a good reason to post a gorgeous pic from Florence. I love grey, … Continue reading
Hot Brazilian in Italy!
And by that I mean both her ballerinas, and herself of course! Originally her quirky shades caught my eye, but having taken a look at the her jeans and ballerinas I was just about blown away. Wow, must say they … Continue reading
Her smile is pure dynamite, isn’t it :)
And by the way, look at her cool short cut leather jacket!
The most beautiful jacket in Paris (and chick :)
I sometimes can get a little shy or intimidated by the looks of a really, really beautiful person I’d like to photograph. I saw Serena’s absolutely STUNNING jacket from a distance, and decided to go ask for a pic. But … Continue reading
Fabrics and tones, Florence
Was strolling around Florence the other day and bumped into Daniela just of Ponte Vecchio. She was wearing a wonderful wool overcoat from Carla G, you know one of those models that look soooo good unbuttoned. Also love shades of … Continue reading
Looking gorgeous shopping @ the Forum Shops Ceasars Palace. And about body proportions.
Ladies, what do you think of her outfit? I think she is absolutely gorgeous. Definitely one cool fashionista. Not only is her hair absolutely stunning, but I must say I really like her style, too. She was hitting the stores … Continue reading
Cooler than James Dean.
Everything is just so right about this picture. I cannot really grasp how cool she looks. Usually I don’t show cigarettes in my pictures, but it just belongs there, casually in her hand. Like Dean and his 356, I could … Continue reading
Autumn in Paris
Autumn in Paris… she’s fab, no need to say anything more
Anybody recognize this leather jacket… :)
So I bumped into these two lovely ladies one afternoon in Paris. They had been doing marketing promotion at some event, I guess, and were totally cute together. I was so happy with the pics and chatted away as I … Continue reading
Making use of textures
Textures are a great way of adding a touch to your look. Be careful though, matching textures is even more demanding than proper color matching. A good rule of thumb is to choose a smooth texture for the largest canvas, … Continue reading
Print Tee and Curls in Paris
What an absolutely beautiful combination: the leather jacket, the tee shirt and her skin tone, wow! They really blend into each other – very intriguing. Oftentimes people get carried away with print tees and the motifs scream their message drawing … Continue reading
Snow white winter wonderland :)
Winter and snow are finally here! They are always a good source of inspiration and backdrop for taking pictures, and please have a look at this beautiful chick The lovely west, grey woollen hat, black knee-length boots and the leather bag with a tassel … Continue reading
Sasha Fierce x100 – always stay true to yourself :)
I absolutely love this picture. It is one of these reminders to always stay true to oneself and not care so much about conventional wisdom or what others think. It was another of those greyish days in September, a little … Continue reading
Horizontal Stripes, South Coast Plaza, OC
When hitting the mall it’s always nice to the keep your eyes open for what other people are wearing. I find it much easier to get inspired doing that than by browsing the shelves. If you see something nice on … Continue reading
Ms. Mimi of Milan!!
At the upper end of Via Montenapoleone (no 26 to be exact), you’ll find an awesome outlet for women’s fashion brands. It’s called DMagazine, and it is always a good place to stop by. While browsing the shelves the other … Continue reading
Ms Indiana Jones, Le Marais, Paris (and a related book tip)
I’ve had a lot of earth colors on the blog lately, but just had to post this lovely lady as well! I bumped into her in Le Marais, but she told me she is actually from Los Angeles. I love … Continue reading
So good it makes me dizzy :)
What an everyday supermodel!! And I don’t mean only her looks, but really her personality, and the way she accommodated my request to take her picture. I got so many great pics, and actually fell in love with the sailor jacket, … Continue reading
A sophisticated look & best jacket of the week
I must say I like this look a lot, it is actually very sophisticated, although not too perfect (which again makes it fun and quirky ) Firstly, I think the jacket is wonderful, very clean-cut, good-looking structured material. Looks like … Continue reading
One Saturday afternoon in August I was eating “Pizza prosciutto di Parma e funghi” and having an ice cold Peroni in Via della Croce. Obviously, I almost choked on the pizza slice seeing this angel glide past. Ok, I jump up and … Continue reading
Especially now that winter is coming we may need to wear layers. Doing that without looking stuffed is one of the great outfit mysteries. The lady in the picture, however, shows us how to do it. Choosing “light” colors for the layered part of the … Continue reading
Friends hitting the Fashion District, NYC
BFFs!! The picture tells it all, no need to say much more
Taking a break from a seminar.
I was at an event listening to some presentations the other day. During one of the breaks I spotted Anna, and her outfit really made my day. Take a look at the beautiful combinations, and how well it works together. The … Continue reading
Ruya of Fashiononboard
Take a look at this absolutely fantastic combination! I am so intrigued by the effect created by the matching circular patterns. It is beautiful, and actually a little psychedelic Normally I would assume it is by coincidence, but in … Continue reading
These two quirky chics where out shopping on Champs Élysée. It’s great when people like to have fun in front of the camera and let loose a bit As you’ll see from a number of forthcoming posts, these Indian-inspired wool cardigans … Continue reading
Mastering the Tomboy style.
Occasionally even the girliest girl has a Tomboy day. For those moments it is good to master the Tomboy style, as it is actually a tough one. If you don’t know what you’re doing, you might end up looking like a chubby … Continue reading
Three Spanish ladies in Milan!
I met these gorgeous nice Spanish ladies in Milano, and not only once, but twice! They were on an Italy holiday for the weekend. We took the first photos in front of the beautiful La Scala Opera, and the next … Continue reading
It doesn’t get more Italian than this.
I met Silvia in the Brera neighborhood in Milano the other day. I originally spotted her absolutely gorgeous, leisurely Italian outfit when she was exiting the subway. You know the style that looks so composed, while so absolutely laid back. … Continue reading
More rubber boots business.
I have some more rubber boots business for you. Check out the chic version of rubber boots I saw in Paris on Champs-Élysées. This is how ladies keep their feet dry and warm . The lady in question was visiting from Switzerland. It … Continue reading
Her outfit is so cute and edgy :)
Ok, what can I say, I think she’s so cute and this outfit works great for her. I particularly like the skull scarf as it adds a bit of edge to her ensemble. There are a couple of good lessons … Continue reading
This is where it all started…
As we prepare for the launch in November, I wanted to share with you where it all started. Sure, I had been longing for, and planning a site of my own for a while. I had taken preparations, and had … Continue reading