Make-over Italian style!

I know the perfect person in need of a make-over Italian style. My sister, Kim Landry, is 29 and has never had a make-over in her life. She is from Edmonton, Alberta, Canada and is in Florence studying at the Angel Academy of Art. She arrived a month


Fame & Fashion

Florence is full of fashion schools: Polimoda, L’Accademia Italiana, Fashion Design Lab, Universita’ di Firenze (Architettura, progettazione Moda), to only name a few, and Lorenzo de Medici school’s fashion department has merged with the Atelier school to enlarge their fashion program. Thousands of students from


Pucci: continuing the legacy

In the summer of 1949, a Marchese, a scion of an aristocratic Tuscan family, created his very first clothing line, all in black and white.  By the time his house of fashion was born in 1951, he’d found his pale turquoise, his sea green, his lemon yellow,


Makeover: Italian style!

First off, I have to confess that I’ve always been fascinated with Extreme Makeover, What Not to Wear, and other physical transformation shows.  Of course, I know that beauty is not only skin deep and Gabrio Staff was the first to tell me so when I visited


Fall into the Fall with style

The fall fashions this year look good on Florence:  the soft, natural colour palate of the season against the cool, grey stone.  A stroll down Via Roma is sure to get you in the mood for Autumn.  The brocade coats showing off in the windows at Miucca


Bulgari shines bright

The stress is on the “u” not on the “a” - búl-gah-ry - explains Cristina Maccianti, whose sweet modesty remains in tact despite being in charge of one of Via de’ Tornabuoni’s top luxury jewelry stores, Bulgari.   Although Bulgari’