It’s no secret we’re obsessed with all things Italian — from the food to the fashion. We dream about living la dolce vita and strolling the streets of Positano decked out in retro screen siren-inspired looks. And it may all have something to do with Paola Cossentino, our current girl crush from across the pond.

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Rome-based Paola’s snaps all look like they could have come from a vintage postcard. Her style is decidedly old-school Italian bombshell, with virtually all her photos shot on 35mm film (and often hashtagged with #filmisnotdead and #vintagevibes). In this tie-front red striped set, she’s on trend and still totally timeless. Bellissima!


This lady in red definitely knows how to throw it back in style (there’s those tie details again!). Pretty picnic vibes courtesy of a button-front frock, white cat eyes and a basket bag? Yes, please.


Paola’s color palette is consistent — she loves red, black, and white — and that’s another part of why we swoon for her style. Her look is always undeniably Paola and has a distinct point of view. This babe knows what works for her and she sticks to it, the mark of a woman who’s confidently chic.

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That’s not to say Cossentino doesn’t experiment with trends: she just does so in her own timeless way. Beret? Sure — in red, of course.  Cherry print? Absolutely — in the form of a sultry LBD. From vacation-ready ensembles to date night outfits, Paola’s style is cool, copy-worthy and has earned her a place as our current crush.

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Images via @paola_cossentino