Friday, June 29, 2012

Pitti Uomo: Photo Diary Day #3

My third day in Florence for the Pitti Uomo trade show consisted of a lot of walking.... and walking ... and walking! I walked around the fairground and around town, coming across wonderful fashion brands, spring-summer 2013 collections, an ice-cream parlor and more! It was extremely hot in Florence: around 40 degrees Celsius / 105 Fahrenheit. So it was not easy to stay cool (or chique)...

Neon hat by Super Duper.... musthave for next summer.
Me, Evelien and Philip from Eudia hats in front of the Fortezza da Basso (fairground).
Enjoying some ice cream... in the extreme heat.
The Pitti Uomo fair.
Resting at the Ben Sherman "stand".
A tailor at Ben Sherman.
Greek salad by Osteria Santo Spirito.
Me at the Ponte a Santa Trinità, right before meeting The Sartorialist and Garance Doré!

Super Duper hats:
Eudia hats:
Pitti Uomo:
Ben Sherman:
Osteria Santo Spirito:

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Summer Wishlist

My summer wishlist is totally white! I love all-white summer outfits, because they look so fresh, crisp and clean. The Memo candles and the Ice Impérial Champagne are a perfect match, don't you think?

Scented candles by Memo Paris:

All clothing and kids flip-flops by H&M:

Watch by Marc Coblen:

High heels by Via Uno:

Ice Impérial Champagne by Moët & Chandon

Photos courtesy of Memo Paris, H&M, Moët & Chandon, Via Uno and SO PR for Marc Coblen.

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

People... Scott Schuman & Garance Doré

Last week a long treasured dream came true: I met my idols Scott Schuman -also known as The Sartorialist- and Garance Doré walking down the street in Florence!

That particular day many things went wrong, appointments were delayed and canceled... and if they wouldn't have been, I would have never met them! Destiny? I think so.

Anyhow, Scott and Garance have inspired me for many years and it was so nice to finally meet them in person. I was a bit nervous (starstruck...) but I think they understood. They were very nice!

Both Scott and Garance have made a big difference in the blogosphere and have been an example for many bloggers like me.

Personally I can say that they have inspired me and cheered me up on many occasions. Grazie, merci beaucoup, thanks guys and keep up the good work!

For more information, please visit:

The Sartorialist:

Garance Doré:

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Pitti Uomo: Photo Diary Day #2

The second day of Pitti Uomo I visited a couple of hat producers in the Prato area. The hats shown here are made by Soprattutto Cappelli.

To buy or not to buy? Dress by Massimo Dutti.
Hats showroom by Soprattutto Cappelli.
Me and the lovely Alessandra, owner of Soprattutto Cappelli.
Vintage hat box that belonged to Alessandra's grandmother!
Bread and gnocchi al gorgonzola by Fiaschetteria 'l Mulino.
Fig salad by Trattoria 4 Leoni.
Dinner with Philip and Evelien from Eudia Hats.

Massimo Dutti:
Eudia hats:

Monday, June 25, 2012

Pitti Uomo: Photo Diary Day #1

Ahhh Firenze... what a beautiful city it is! Stunning buildings, breathtaking views, good food, fine wines and... the Pitti Uomo trade show, the most important menswear fair in the world. Last week I attended the 82nd edition. In the next few days you'll find several photo diaries, inspiration, backgrounds, new collections and more, so stay tuned!

Drinks with Philip and Evelien from Eudia hats.
Pasta and Caprese salad by Osteria Santo Spirito.
Yellow (cake) inspiration by Gilli.
Evelien trying on a dress at Luisa Via Roma.
Hats showroom by Tesi hats.
Me wearing a black Antik Batik dress, Gucci wedges and Smaak bag.
Crostini by Cantina di Verrazzano.

Eudia Hats:
Osteria Santo Spirito:
Luisa Via Roma:
Tesi hats:
Cantina di Verrazzano: 
Pitti Uomo: