Saturday, February 25, 2012

Rome Fashion Week

For all of those who don't personally know me, I was just in Rome...for Fashion Week. I honestly don't even know where to start. This was by far one of the coolest, chicest, most eye-opening weeks of my entire life. As if I wasn't 100% sure I want to pursue a career in the fashion industry, I am now 100000000% sure. I love everything about fashion, from the design to the work to the actual outcome when buyers buy for their customers. It is one of the most misunderstood industries in the world, and little do most people know, it is a $250 billion industry and is growing 4-6% each year.

Anyways, while I was in Rome, I attended AltaRoma AtlaModa (which translates to Rome Fashion Week). I was fortunate enough to attend because of my grandpa, who actually won this trip at an auction. So, my mom and I had the opportunity to attend 4 fashion shows and visit the Atelier of Renato Balestra during our week. We saw the runway shows of Gattinoni, Abed Mahfouz, Giada Curti and Renato Balestra. When we weren't at fashion shows, we were total tourists and toured the entire city while stuffing our faces with the AMAZING food. Thankfully the weather was gorgeous for most of the trip. I don't think I will ever really be able to accept the fact that buildings like the Pantheon, the Vatican, St. Peters and even the Colosseum were built thousands of years ago. The history beyond the entire city is absolutely breath taking and trying to imagine Romans living in such an advanced world at that time is baffling.

I am going to make separate posts for each designer/fashion show, but here are some pictures from the week! This was totally a once in a lifetime opportunity and I will never ever forget this experience. Hope you enjoy the pictures!

The Colosseum

Wilfred silk blazer, Wilfred silk dress, Wilfred leopard scarf,
Wilfred grey tights, Frye boots, Tano bag, Furla aviators

Inside the Colosseum

View from the Forum

Inside the Forum

At the Spanish Steps

At the bottom of the Spanish Steps

One of my FAVORITE pictures. View from the Spanish Steps

At the Trevi Fountain!

I'm wearing: Wilfred leopard scarf, oversized sweater (bought at an Italian boutique),
Paige black skinnies, Chan Luu necklace, Frye boots

Outside of St. Peter's Cathedral

This church is HUGE

My mom and I!

I'm wearing: Wilfred Le Fou silk white blazer, Wilfred silk button down blouse, Paige black skinnies, Wilfred wool scarf, Tory Burch flats, Rayban's, Tano bag

She's wearing: Oliver People's sunglasses, Michael Kors sweater dress, Wifred tights, Louis Vuitton messenger bag, Frye boots

At the Piazza Navona

 T. Babaton poncho, Paige black skinnies, Chan Luu necklace,
Tano bag, Michael Kors booties

Inside of the Pantheon! We were lucky enough to go inside when it was raining

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