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: Travel
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
Summer outfit and arm party!
Since summer is here and it is getting hot I decided to post an excellent hot-weather outfit. This shot is from Malaga in Spain, and man it was scorching hot that day. Anyways, there are so many superb things going … 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
On the move in Milan!
One Friday night in Milan I was on my way back from a restaurant. I was looking for a cab but took it easy strolling down the street and enjoying the bustle. While standing there I spotted a young lady … 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
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
Don’t know if you’ve noticed, but most things in Italy are picture perfect. Like her bike, the paint is all perfect and shiny, not a single scratch on it. Same goes for shoes, clothes and so on. And not just … 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
One of my best shots ever!!
Is this picture! It was taken in low light conditions, in a parking lot, quickly and just like that. But take a look at her and her outfit, the colors, the ambiance, everything. I can only love this picture. After … Continue reading
Streetstyle Rome. Birkin and Rolex, mustard top and blue jeans. Nuff said…when I win the lottery…
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
Quick shot in Rome!
This was taken in Rome from the other side of the street. She was walking by talking on the phone. I just had to take a pic! So quickly grabbed her attention, pointed to the camera and looked curious. She … 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
Caring for your Louboutins!
Thought I’d write a short post in the Tips & Tricks category for a change. As most women, I love nice shoes and can’t keep my hands of Mr Louboutin’s creations :). However, I think all nice shoes should be … 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
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
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
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
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
Only in Italy…
…will they know how to fit a Fiat in your living room… …will your mother have legs like hers… …will your father look like this going to Sunday brunch… …will couples really look this good… …will your hotel room have … 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 was a Sunday in July and I had been all over Laguna looking for some subjects to catch on film. While generally a nice’n’busy day it was a bit slow on the photo side. Mostly families with their kids … 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 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
Pounouheartsyou.com – blog recommendation of the month!
For a dose of daily fun, please check out and subscribe to www.pounouheartsyou.com! I’m sure you will love the quirky adventures of Pounou & friends (here on Bora Bora). Not only will you have a lovable daily short story to … 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
Reminds me of two things I really want :)
I love this photo, snapped very quickly, just after she approached her Vespa, casually threw her helmet on, and revved the engine going by me. She looks seriously good with the scarf, the stripes, the boots, and the confident smile. … Continue reading
Polynesian and Italian bracelet fusion!
Ok, all chix in favor of accessories, raise a hand :). Inspired by the magnificent arm parties by my homie Ruya here, here and here, I thought I’d post some mix ‘n’ match combinations of Polynesian, Italian and other arm candy. Which one do … 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
God’s Place on Earth.
I’m more convinced that if God really chose a place for himself on Earth, it must be one of the Polynesian islands. Never ever have I been met by such breathtaking landscapes, such presence of nature, and such welcoming people. … Continue reading
Curious about Society Islands, French Polynesia? :)
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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
Piazza di Spagna, Rome
Hanging around Via Delle Carrozze, Via Frattina and Via Della Croce is very good for fashionista-spotting. Like here for example. It was a sweltering hot day, and still she manages to look so fab. The accessories, fab boots and the … 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
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
Can’t go much wrong with Missoni(-ish)
Mmm.. just can’t go much wrong with those lovely Missoni-ish colors and patterns. Particularly the knitwear summer dresses (similar to hers) are just so wonderful. The best part is that they will make any woman glow. It doesn’t matter if … 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
NYC I miss you so!!
For all of you NYC lovers, here are a couple of nice things to do: – Peruse the stalls of the street vendors in SoHo, buy somehing, but don’t leave without having a chat with them They are so nice, … Continue reading
So beautiful, Via della Conciliazione, Rome
In the midst of this dark, wet and cold winter it felt like some summer feelings would be needed. So had to post this absolutely beautiful picture from a sweltering hot Rome in August. I like so much about this … Continue reading
The most laid back superstar – Pitbull!
Ok so I haven’t met very many superstars before (none in fact :)) so can’t say what they are like in general. But I did bump into Pitbull at the American Airlines lounge at LAX some time ago. He was on … 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
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
Friends hitting the Fashion District, NYC
BFFs!! The picture tells it all, no need to say much more
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
Picnic with friends.
This lovely lady was having a break in the park. I particularly like the above picture as she is smiling at her sister, who is trying to tell her to behave in front of the camera Obviously, you cannot miss … 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
Ok, so here’s a good one: Rather than spending some money every so often on faux leather or plastic handbags made at some sweatshop somewhere far away, or huge amounts of money on the designer stuff, why don’t go for some … Continue reading
The Hotel Cosmopolitan review – A luxurious hotel on the Strip
Here it is. The great Las Vegas resort. I visited Cosmopolitan earlier this year, and I just had to write this review. As opposed to much else in LV, it just is beautiful, and actually very very classy. It … 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
Taking a phone call in Spring St., NYC
This was one nice forenoon in Spring Street. She was sitting outside one of the hole in the wall coffee shops, having a phone call. I approached her pointing at my camera to get her approval to take a picture. … Continue reading
Scarves are great!
Take a look at these colors She was taking a stroll with her mother on Champs-Élysées in Paris. Her scarf, and the hair of course, caught my eye. I just had to stop her and have a chat to understand … 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
Would you fancy a drink at this bar?
This is bar is located at a pretty nice resort. I’m going to write a post about the place if you want…?
Survival kit for a night out!
- Driver’s license / ID: especially in the USA, they always card you if you want to have a drink or a glass of wine. Also good for checking who you are if you forget LOL – band-aid: We LOOOVE high heels, … Continue reading
Always nice to pop in and dream a little bit. Inside the store was complete chaos. Ladies fighting for sizes, haggling with husbands and so on. Looking at the prices, the only thing I left with was this picture … 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
Moulin Rouge, 18th arr.
Having a night off in Paris not knowing what to do? Try one of the cabaret shows. It’s equally fun going alone, with the girls, with a larger group, or just with your hubby. Moulin Rouge in Montmartre is the most … Continue reading
Private Property. Pacific Coast Hwy, Ca.
Oh yes, my friends, PCH is one of the most beautiful routes in the world. Not only because it is actually very beautiful, but also because it resides in a country where, for the most part, you don’t see much of interest while driving (apart maybe from … Continue reading
Color my Pumas. Santa Maria della Rotonda, Rome.
Spotted these absolutely great Pumas on an Italian chick in Rome. She was visiting with some friends, just relaxing and enjoying the Roman summer next to the Pantheon. An enthustiastic photo session ensued as the entire group of friends cheered!
Reviewing my photos.
Capturing people while they are busy doing something usually yields more interesting pictures. I like various aspects about this shot: she’s visiting from very far away, traveling alone, taking an easy break with a snack and going over her photos before continuing. … Continue reading
Aviators….she looks so good in them. Laguna Beach, CA.
Having breakfast one morning at the the Orange Inn this lovely lady walked by. She was with a friend, and you could hear the giggle into the coffee shop. The morning sun, her happy laughter and the Aviators made an excellent … 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