Ania and I went to the Giardino dell’Orticoltura in Florence. For our first look, I made her wear this gorgeous, super soft velvet jacket from Antonio Berardi and a dress from Givenchy. It’s funny how during the course of our photo-taking session, I saw a gardener (in full overall regalia) walk by. Apparently he just finished lunch. My knowledge of Italian is almost slim to none so Ania asked if we can take a photo and he gladly obliged. You’ll see it after the jump. It’s hysterical!
Velvet jacket by Antonio Berardi, dress by Givenchy, shoes by Sergio Rossi, cocktail ring by Iosselliani.
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My favourite online store Luisa Via Roma (www.luisaviaroma.com) recently hosted a sit-down dinner for the third edition of the blogger-oriented Firenze4Ever event. The dinner (for 100) was held at the eye-popping La Specola (aka Museum of Zoology and Natural History) in Florence. My seatmate was my friend Wendy Lam of Nitrolicious.com. Facehunter Yvan Rodic, Eva and Daniele Cavalli, who I’ve finally met at last, were also in attendance. We were served scrumptious Tuscan cooking and yes, opera singers serenaded us throughout our meal.
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11/06/2011, Florence, Music
Before serving dessert at last night’s beautiful dinner, the opera singer sang us Der Hölle Rache from the Magic Flute by Mozart. Incredible.
I cannot help but marvel at this breathtaking view of Florence from the rooftop of my friend Ania’s gorgeous home in front of the American consulate.
I finally took my newish Dries van Noten trousers out for a spin today. Wore it with my Ferragamo navy blue top and Ferragamo shoes.
Because of the lifestyle and nature of my work, I am constantly surrounded by people. I talk to dozens, if not hundreds each day, online, real life and on the phone. Over the years, I’ve been extremely lucky to have met a ton of incredible and inspiring individuals from all walks of life around the world, some of them I personally admire. It’s one of the very many things that I truly love about my job.
As much as I love interacting with people, there are times when I want to be disconnected from everyone to recharge myself. From time to time, it’s nice not to be with the company of others, whether physically or virtually. No friends, no acquaintances around, no laptop, no ipad, and no phones. I call it “alone time”. That’s exactly what I had yesterday. A meaty dinner (carpaccio to start and bun-less burger for main) at Gilli, two glasses of red, a few cigarettes and a stroll around Piazza della Repubblica at sunset. Life is not good. Life is very good.
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I’m confined here in my room. The paralyzing weather doesn’t want to cooperate with me. It’s sunny for five minutes, raining for five, sunny again for five minutes then rainy again. Oh Florence….
I’m finally back on the trail after spending a few days catching up with my family who I miss so much. I landed in Florence yesterday evening. I was here the same time last year and the weather is so much better this time around. It’s sunny with patches of cloud here and there. I hope the cool breeze doesn’t go away in the next few days because I’m not really a fan of hot and humid European summers.
Haider Ackermann Spring 2011 at Pitti W_Woman Florence
The Fondazione Pitti Discovery will present Haider Ackermann's spring 2011 show later tonight at Palazzo Corsini.
I'm a big fan of Haider Ackermann (though I could never seem to afford his pieces) and I'm looking forward to seeing his show.