12/02/2011

Roma and Vogue Italia

I'm going to Rome in a week and I am SO EXCITED! Most people don't really think of Rome when they think of fashion capitals, most people see Milan as the fashion capital of Italy. Milan is definitely the place in Italy for ready to wear fashion but what most people probably don't realise is that Rome is one of the couture capitals of the world, coming in just after Paris. One of the most famous streets for shopping is in Rome, Via Condotti which is a long stretch of shops for all the top Italian Designers including Dior, Gucci and Valentino. Now obviously I'm not going to be able to afford anything in this street but I'm going to do some serious window shopping! And do you want to know the best part? The flat I'm staying in is one street away from Via Condotti!

Another thing I'm very excited about in Rome is the markets. Now, if you're a regular reader of my blog you will know that I'm just a little bit obsessed with markets, and, luckily, Rome is a great place for them. The market I'm most excited about going to is Porta Portese. This market has been going on for about four hundred years! This market is a flea market and sells all different random things, from antique TVs to vintage shoes and from old paintings to 100 year old books. I am very excited about possibly finding some Italian designer vintage pieces that some one at the flea market has not realise the value of, so I am probably going to spend the whole day rummaging through piles of clothes!

While I'm on the subject of Italy I bought my Vogue Italia Spring/Summer Runway edition and there is a shoot in it that I am OBSESSED with. Possibly because it's with Keira Knightley who I am kinda of in love with but also because the photos and clothes are beautiful..














I love the slightly old look of the photos with the blurriness and graininess. The facepaint photos have a nice playful vibe and the clothes in all of them are AMAZING! Just want to end by saying
I LOVE YOU KEIRA KNIGHTLEY

5 comments:

  1. Nice post and beautiful blog! Happy Valentine's Day!! Kisses from Barcelona - Paris! :)
    Mónica

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  2. hope you had a happy valentines day too!

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  3. omg i'm so jealous! wish i was going to rome! this editorial is stunning btw
    hope you have a great trip!
    xx

    http://voyeur-ist-ic.blogspot.com/

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  4. Great blog. Very interesting and stylish.


    Just come and see mine.

    Adam,

    http://fashionispartofme.blogspot.com

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