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Firenze4Ever with Luisa via Roma: Part Two


After styling a dynamic duo of models for FIRENZE4EVER with Luisa via Roma, it was on to the next shoot. For the first time ever, I was both stylist and model. Conceptualizing the looks and getting in front of the camera posed a new (and cold) challenge. As much fun as I had dancing around a rooftop, overlooking the breathtaking city of Florence, I almost froze my ass off. But trust, it was well worth it!

Sticking to the ethno-morphic theme, anything tribal or borrowed from the super-exotic was fair game. No problem there: all things earthy yet graphic, highly textured and brightly colored, and most importantly, fierce warrior girl-inspired, are huge for Spring 2014. This is a strong, energetic trend I can get behind.

Going bold, I chose a DSQUARED2 embellished leather dress ($3,570) (that fit like a glove) and mixed it with Analeena’s double-sided, two-tone Gemini ostrich bag ($5,641) and a white, crocodile-embossed Roberto Cavalli jacket ($2,815). A dress this wild speaks for itself: I kept the accessories to a minimum and left everything else clean so as not to compete with the be-feathered centerpiece.

For my second look, I was obsessed with this Anita Quansah London tribal collar, so exaggerated, dramatic, and regal. I couldn’t find a strapless black top to go with it, so I improvised. I took a men’s t-shirt by Rick Owens, flipped it upside-down, pulled it on like a pair of pants (with my legs in the sleeves!), and knotted it up in the back. A white cotton-poplin Antonio Marrais skirt ($709) offered a refreshing contrast, and Valentino’s electric-blue clutch ($1,495) pulled it all together.

Don’t expect to see anything like this again anytime soon; it was exhausting! Part 3 will be up tomorrow! In the meantime, what do you think?

All photos by Francesco Ormando

Tina_LuisaviaRoma1This is my “Don’t mess with me face” lol

Tina_LuisaViaRoma2Was super cold at this point. Remember telling myself there was a hot chocolate at down the street at Gilly’s if I finished quickly.




3 thoughts on “Firenze4Ever with Luisa via Roma: Part Two

  1. Stunning! I love all the looks and really enjoy when you and Kelly post your photos. Look forward to more editorials!

  2. so very very pretty! One day hope to get to Florence.

  3. Elizabeth on said:

    You look so pretty when you smile! I wish more models would.

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