We are now back in London and have been working on some great collaborations these last few weeks. Today we did a photo shoot in Shoreditch with a really cool brand which was really fun. I won’t say too much at the moment but they have some very original creations and for those of you want to have a quick sneak peak preview of it, I have posted a couple of pictures on my Instagram account.
Today though I wanted to share with you some of our pictures from our stay in Florence.
We were a bit tiered from our Pisa road trip, bottle of Chianti and midnight tour of Florence and to mak things worse our bodies received a pummeling this morning even before leaving the hotel. We woke up sweating because the towel rail was on all night and we couldn’t open the window (God knows why the heating was on in the first, or why so many people were wearing coats because to us it felt so hot!) and then I grossed myself out by having the most sugary breakfast on record: chocolate and meringue, nutella on brioche, sugary biscuits, nuts, more meringue… I couldn’t stop trying the eye candy on offer in our private kitchen as everything looked amazing but after feeling like I had just triggered off type II Diabetes in one sitting I realized that I probably should have just gone with plain toast like Stella had done.
I couldn’t wait to see Piazza de Duomo with its beautiful Cathedral in the day time and against the blue sky on such a crisp morning it was even more spectacular than the night before. One of the highlights of the day was crossing the Ponte Vecchio and going to the Palazzo Pitti and seeing the beautiful rooms and the costume museum which gave me an incredible insight into Italian fashions and the most famous Italian designers and collections.Some of my favourites included the brightly colored prints by Susan Nevelson, Rosa the socialite and first champion of “Made in Italy” ‘s collection inspired by Botticelli, Raphael and Italian Renaissance art and Franca Florio’s lavish wardrobe.
The palace was formerly the residence of the grand-dukes of Tuscany and later of the King of Italy and it was beautiful to walk through its grounds, the Boboli Gardens famous for its fountains and grottos. Still high on sugar from our breakfast we went along the river to one of the most spectacular places, Piazza Michelangelo one of the best look out points over the city. I had started to have foot cramp even before we got to Palaccio Pitti and now the sun was low in the sky and the rubbing had turned to blistering. But after a Herculian effort to climb up the final the hill, we finally witnessed Florence in all its glory, an uninterrupted panoramic view of the historical city, truly spectacular!
I opted for a chic look and combined a white lace floral top with black jeans and sparkly black slip-ons. I decided to tie the outfit together with a black neck piece and I opted for a Finders Keeper’s top to wrap around my shoulders. I thought later that perhaps a better alternative would have been simply a thick black ribbon tied in a bow around my neck almost like a scarf. Finally to soften the look I decided to wear a pastel coat, which added color, kept me warm for when it got cooler in the evening. Let me know if you like the look 🙂
Lace Floral Top – ASOS
Black Jeans – GUESS
Black Sparkly Slip-Ons – OASIS
Pastel Coat – PRIMARK
Neck Piece- FINDERS KEEPERS