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Luisa via Roma Firenze4Ever Style Lab: Catching Fire

Luisa via Roma Firenze4Ever Style LabPhoto Credit: Lee Oliveira

Each season, we are invited to Luisa via Roma’s Firenze4Ever Style Lab. We happily accept without hesitation, not only because it’s a great excuse to visit our favorite Italian city, but to see the amazing people of Florence who have become like family to me. Not to mention the fact that it’s fun!

Did my first look go up in flames? Perhaps, and that was just the intention! Many referenced The Hunger Games when I posted behind the scenes shots of the 9th edition of the Firenze4Ever Style Lab, and I was happy to play the “girl on fire” for a moment or two! I just love this fiercely bold Roberto Cavalli gown chosen by stylist, photographer, and creative director (and all-around visual mastermind) Lee Oliveira. If I could, I would wear this gown for a major date night with the hubby (go big or go home right?!).

I’m used to being the stylist workhorse, so it was fun giving up total control for a change. I showed up to go right into hair and makeup and was allowed to act like a diva for an afternoon. We shot in the gardens of Roberto Cavalli’s gorgeous Tuscan home, and the gentle sprinkling of summer rain only added to the romantic mood. Carrying one of the most darkly romantic bags of the season also added to the air of mysterious. Roberto Cavalli’s exquisite tassel-topped clutch juxtaposes artisanal leather details with lush pony hair and hand-cut studded and beaded fringes. Finishing it off, was a pair of suede Casadei cage sandals: sky-high but so comfortable, thanks to the ample platform.

I have never felt more glamorous! This is the ultimate gown, complete with intricate beading and leather trim. Yes, it costs as much as a semester of tuition at private school, but allow me this fantasy! I have three more looks to share with you in the next few days, so stay tuned!

Roberto Cavalli Embellished Printed Silk Satin Dress, $9,285, Roberto Cavalli Arion Ayers Patchwork Ponyskin Clutch, $3325, Casadei Suede Cage Sandals, $990, all available at Luisa via Roma.

Luisa via Roma Firenze4Ever Style Lab

Luisa via Roma Firenze4Ever Style Lab

Photo Credit: Lee Oliveira

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