LUISAVIAROMA COCKTAIL PARTY: FIRENZE 4 EVER 3RD EDITION. FLORENCE BOUTIQUE, TOP FASHION BLOGGERS, LUXURY DESIGNER CLOTHES.
Such an honor to be among the world’s 40 top fashion bloggers, invited to Luisaviaroma’s Firenze4Ever 3rd edition! I’m still wrapping my head around everything that happened in Florence. Hold onto the handrails; here come a million photos…
Thank you to Luisa Via Roma for featuring me in a Styling Lab page; I was among the first five bloggers to be profiled. “Choosing strong, directional pieces from the Fall/Winter 2011 collections, La Carmina’s show stopping style is not for the faint hearted! Working military inspired jackets, Versace and Alexander McQueen, the Japanese blogger mixed it up with fierce prints and some streetwear inspired elements.”
Let’s begin with my travel misadventure. I transferred in Frankfurt, and then the small plane couldn’t land in Florence due to strong tailwinds! So I had to land in Bologna and bus to Florence, followed by a cab. Since it wasn’t possible to drop me at the door, I wandered for 40 minutes looking for the hotel…
But Sebastiano Serafini and I can always pull it together. We dressed at warp speed and made it to the opening cocktail party.
Street-snapped by Jerome of On The Street of Florence (he took the pics below). Isn’t the city gorgeous?
Goth bat dress, flower hair clip and Horror necklace: gifted from Sourpuss Clothing
Black lace jacket: Moi-meme-Moitie, from Closet Child in Tokyo
Blue wedge sandals: b+ab, from the IT Store in Hong Kong
Wolf purse and Seba’s black/white shirt: gifted from Iron Fist
Saba and Camilla (bottom right) are the sweetest — they invited us to Firenze4Ever, put us in a charming hotel, and helped us in every way possible.
The Luisa staff made a welcoming speech. Every blogger received gift bags full of books, t-shirts, and more goodies.
Wearing Mulberry fox masks, while Cindy Crawford looks on.
Ate so much yummy Italian food on this trip. My Horror necklace from Sourpuss is my new favorite.
It was fun to bring underground/Gothic streetwear to a designer-chic environment.
Not all the clothes fit my style, but the materials and quality can’t be beat.
And you can’t go wrong with Luisaviaroma’s minimalist-meets-animals interior design.
Luisaviaroma invites the bloggers try on and model the clothes in Styling Labs (photos to come in the next posts).
Penguins and tigers and bears, oh my.
Things got a tad naughty in the bathroom.
After the party, Camilla took us for gelato at La Carraia. Licking yogurt nutella and dark chocolate gelato, on the famed Ponte Vecchio (bridge over the Arno River)… heaven!
Words can’t express how grateful we are to our new Firenze friends! Many more Italy photos and modeling photos to come.
What do you think of Luisa’s store, and their focus on bloggers/social media? Which are your favorite photos and outfits from this post?
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