Sunday, August 19, 2012

TREND REPORT and WINDOW DISPLAYS

Since Italy is home of one of the fashion capitals of the world, simply walking around in centro and looking at the shop's window displays will get you a pretty good idea of what the upcoming trends will be.  It is a pure form of torture and makes you wish you were a millionaire, but it's still so fun to see all of the clothes! Ciao y'all,

Bianca

TREND 1: not-so-simple tweed jackets



Fendi

Patrizia Pepe


Massimo Dutti

TREND 2: collar neclaces



TREND 3: beaded dresses and purses




all from Baguette 


Blumarine

Blumarine
TREND 4: neon (although the trend is fading)






Luisa Via Roma (have the craziest, coolest, most creative window displays ever! And they change them almost every couple weeks)
Neon Shoes

Nao neon tennis shoes and cleats


OTHER BEAUTIFUL THINGS:

Roberto Cavalli shoes


Missoni store


Shoes from the Gucci Museo

Patrizia Pepe Purse


Versace dress






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Friday, August 10, 2012

Venice - The City of Water

In the middle of our two week trip to Italy my family and I got to go to Venice for my dad's birthday!  I had never been, and it was quite an experience.  It was so strange not seeing any any mode of transportation other than boats and gondolas...literally!  People didn't even bike anywhere because of all of the bridges- it's allll walkin.  Hope you all get to go there one day!
A presto,

Bianca



Venice- Day 1


Pink Linen Shirt- The Gap
Black Shorts- BANANA REPUBLIC
Blue Boat Shoes- Sperry
Sunglasses- Michael Kors
Bag- Italian Mercato

Stopped for a bite at a local bar!






Venice- Day 2


Dad's birthday celebration, aperitivi at Harry's Bar


Red Strapless Top- Local Boutique
Leather Jacket- Italian Mercato
Sperry's (definitely my go-to tourist shoe...good for walking and simultaneously looking cute!)

Virgin Bellini (yumm!)



Push down the tongue to ring the doorbell!

Surprised Dad with seeing one of his cousins! (and many more awaiting at the pizzeria)




Venice- Day 3...last day :(

                   Piazza San Marco

Black and White Dress- Brandy Melville in Italy
Leather Jacket- Italian Mercato
Black Flower Sandals- Dillards
Red Clutch- Vintage








                    Palazzo Ducale