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8:13 am

Jil Sander Spring 2011 Menswear Show Finale

18/06/2010, Fashion and Style, Florence, Jil Sander, Pitti Uomo, Spring Summer 2011

Jil Sander Spring 2011 Menswear Show Finale

Here’s are two quick videos I took of Raf Simons’ spring/summer 2011 collection for Jil Sander. I apologize for the poor quality due to the lighting. The show was held outdoors in this breathtaking villa on the outskirts of Florence. I guess they were aiming for a sunset show but the weather didn’t cooperate with us.

… and here’s the final walkthrough.

Anyway, I had the pleasure of meeting Raf before the show started. He’s tall and he’s lovely. It was somewhat eerie to shake his hand. It’s like touching Jesus.

More pics and text to follow. It’s late and I have to pack… I’m going to Milan tomorrow!

I think I don’t have that many shows on my checklist this time around. As you know, I’ve been traveling so much the past few months and I haven’t had the chance to sort out my requests. So far I’ve got a few blue-chip shows confirmed: Dolce & Gabbana, Prada, Gucci, Burberry Prorsum, Calvin Klein and then I also have D&G, Cavalli, Etro, Ferragamo and I think two or three more. I’m gonna make a conscious effort to go to presentations and showrooms of smaller labels.

9:50 am

Jamie Bochert at Haider Ackermann SS2011 Show Finale

17/06/2010, Fashion and Style, Haider Ackermann, Models, Pitti Uomo, Spring Summer 2011

Jamie Bochert at Haider Ackermann SS2011 Show Finale

The super talented (and, I must add, frighteningly thinner than usual) Jamie Bochert opened and serenaded the audience throughout Haider Ackermann’s spring/summer 2011 show here in Florence.

It’s almost 4AM so I’m gonna post the photos later. I have to say the palazzo has got to be one of the most glamorous and beautiful show venues I’ve been in my entire life.

Photos from Luisa Via Roma event, Pitti and Haider Ackermann coming up!

8:11 am

Haider Ackermann Spring 2011 at Pitti W_Woman Florence

16/06/2010, Fashion and Style, Florence, Haider Ackermann, Pitti Uomo, Spring Summer 2011

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.

Haider Ackermann show invitation spring summer 2011

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.

4:39 am

A Shaded View of Florence

16/06/2010, Fashion and Style, Fashion Bloggers, Florence, Pitti Uomo

A Shaded View of Florence

Fellow fashion blogger and friend Diane Pernet arrived today in Florence for Pitti.

She’s staying at the same hotel as I am and she’s one floor up. Thought I’d visit to say hello… it’s been quite awhile since I last saw her.

Diane Pernet

You should have seen her reaction when she opened the door and saw me. She was like, “stop! wait right there…” and she grabbed her camera to take a photo of me. It turns out that it was the first time she smiled today.

Fun times!

10:43 pm

Jil Sander Spring 2011 Menswear at Pitti Uomo 78 Florence

15/06/2010, Fashion and Style, Florence, Jil Sander, Pitti Uomo, Spring Summer 2011

Jil Sander Spring 2011 Menswear at Pitti Uomo 78 Florence

As a special guest of Pitti Uomo, Raf Simons will show his spring 2011 menswear collection for Jil Sander on Thursday here in Florence. I've received my invitation earlier today.

Jil Sander fashion show invitation Spring 2011 menswear

Jil Sander will also livestream their show at http://www.jilsander.com on Thursday, Jun 17 starting at 3:15PM US Eastern Time.

On a side note, I googled Villa Gamberaia, which is about 30 minutes away from Florence, and oh my lord, it looks beautiful.

Guests to the show are advised not to wear high heels due to an "outdoor location".

BTW, there's a garden party following the show.

I can't wait!