Kaylee Denmead was raised in New York and has taken a nine-month trip from the Fashion Institute of Technology campus in the city to live and study in Florence. For the remaining five months of her stay she is interning with The Florentine, studying fashion merchandising at Polimoda, improving her Italian, and tasting all the pappa al pomodoro she can.
Jacopo Rosito is a Florentine with San Franciscan dreams and a talent for mixing cocktails. Rosito was the mixologist at the Four Seasons Florence hotel before spending a year in the States, interning as a waiter. Experiencing a new culture provided Rosito with plenty of creative ideas that he’s now brought back to his hometown. […]
From January 22 to 24, the annual Pitti Bimbo trade show will be held at Florence’s Fortezza da Basso. Now in its 80th year, the tradeshow is one of the most important events on the international youth fashion and children’s clothing fashion scene.
It is quite the task to fit nine months and four seasons of clothing (and shoes!) into two suitcases, so when the time came to pack for my study-abroad year in Italy, I asked everyone who might be able to help to clue me in on what I should
My awareness of how well everyone was dressed started bright and early on a 7:30am flight from Frankfurt to Florence on Tuesday morning. Having already flown from New York to Frankfurt, complete with a delay thanks to freezing rain in NY and a layover at 5:15 AM when