Pre-Pitti Prep

January 13, 2015

by Gracia Ventus

Balenciaga & Romeo Gigli

Balenciaga & Romeo Gigli

Balenciaga & Romeo Gigli

Balenciaga & Romeo Gigli
Balenciaga & Romeo Gigli
Wearing Balenciaga jacket and vintage Romeo Gigli skirt

Unrelated photographs aside, I am happy to report that I have arrived safely in the city of Firenze this evening. As soon as I had changed out of my hiking clothes worn on my journey in and from northern Italy, I ventured out on foot for a couple of hours around the city centre, soaking up the familiar sights and sounds of the maze-like streets. In the fleeting daylight I managed to spot a few potential Pitti peeps, judging from their sharp overcoat, sprezzy coiffure and most importantly, well-groomed facial hairs. A few looks were exchanged – not sure if puzzlement of amusement but we were obviously judging each other pretty hard – thanks to my favourite Junya Watanabe biker jacket. There were also the Asian contingents sporting strong anti-fashunz looks, consisting of padded long parkas, undercuts and ponytails. Certainly not what I was expecting in the Pitti circus.

I am currently typing this in my hotel room while waiting for my dinner/meeting while munching on a delicious, not-too-stale sandwich bought from Venice hours ago. A press sample had just been delivered – a first since my days as a journalist yonks ago. In it there was a beautiful faux leather-bound notebook which is exactly what I need right now to look professional in the next few days, considering I’d only brought my old college notepad. The only thing I’m lacking is some sriracha to go with the sammich.

Now to watch 30 Rock as dinner time approaches.

PS. I have made a few changes to the site, especially on the sidebar. You can now subscribe to my newsletter that informs you whenever a new post is published, as well as new comments you’ve subscribed to. Also a ‘Press’ page because I’ve been told that I’m not tooting my own horn enough.


4 thoughts on “Pre-Pitti Prep

  • Pret A Porter P

    by Pret A Porter P on January 13, 2015 at 1:13 pm

    This is a magnificent silhouette, reminiscent of “Dior’s New Look.” Brava!

  • Marvel

    by Marvel on March 27, 2015 at 4:31 am

    You look stunning! What is the size of Balenciaga jacket worn here? Will you by chance list this jacket at your store?

    • Gracia Ventus

      by Gracia Ventus on April 27, 2015 at 1:52 pm

      Thank you. I probably won’t be selling the jacket for now but I may change my mind in the future, especially when my wardrobe is too full, eventually.

  • Elisa

    by Elisa on September 26, 2017 at 5:55 pm

    Amazing!! A timeless outfit, very chic!


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