Author: Cassandra Brown

Having earned a medical degree from Cambridge University, UK, Cassandra followed her heart to Florence and into the fashion world. She works in communications and marketing and writes for several international publications on fashion and luxury.
January 10, 2008
LIFESTYLE

Florence fashion frenzy

This year’s Pitti Uomo, running from January 9 to 12, promises, as always, to wow the crowds with a mix of new and exciting trends from big name brands to new designers.   Both established brands and new designers will be showcasing their collections at the biannual event,
November 2, 2006
LIFESTYLE

Shopping in the men’s department

Known for their style and taste around the world, Italian men have a distinctive sense of dress and aesthetic.  Not afraid of bright colours and innovative styles, they are experts on materials and the cut of cloth. Attention to detail, a body-conscious silhouette and an enjoyment of colour
September 8, 2006
LIFESTYLE

A blast from the past

People have always appreciated treasures from the past, and the last couple of years have seen a global rise in the demand for vintage fashions.  Not many years ago, it was seen as something distasteful in the eyes of many Italians to want to wear items of clothing that
July 13, 2006
LIFESTYLE

All that glitters

Since the days of the Rennaisance, Florence has been known as a jewelry centre, home to innovative talent, design, creations, and master-pieces.  It is hardly surprising, then, that today it is filled with designers whose desire is to showcase their own talent, with one eye on the future,
May 18, 2006
LIFESTYLE

Photographer to the stars

As one of the fashion industry’s leading photographers, Aldo Fallai has had the opportunity to work with some of the greatest names in the fashion world. His story begins 25 years ago, when he was at a party and happened to meet a young stylist. The stylist was
April 6, 2006
LIFESTYLE

A festival of dance

For upsoming dance events keep an eye on: www.teatroverdifirenze.it For more info on dance in Florence write to: danceon@danceconnectionone.it or info@florencedance.org   Dance is entwined with the history and culture of different countries around the globe, and can communicate many different messages; it can
March 23, 2006
LIFESTYLE

Lifestyles of the rich and famous

Maybe it’s the feel of crisp white sheets on a bed. Maybe it’s an exquisite jewel or a designer wardrobe. Perhaps it’s a fast car, or a sleek yacht, or a five-star hotel. The concept of luxury can be defined in so many
March 9, 2006
LIFESTYLE

What’s in store?

Although we are still clinging firmly to our coats and scarves to beat off the freezing Florence temperatures, the shops are already filling up with tantalising hints of Spring and Summer.  For this coming season we are transported to a bygone era of femininity, losing some of the harsher
February 23, 2006
LIFESTYLE

Florentine profumiere, master of scents

It is perhaps fitting that Florence, the city that was once the home of legendary artists, powerful merchants, and skilled artisans, has given us a Master of Scents. Like all great stories, the foundation of The House of Lorenzo Villoresi started in an unusual way. Having graduated from Florence University