A few weeks ago I saw a killer pair of shoes on PR guru and Milan DJ Natasha Slater’s Instagram. They were really different looking and after a little searching I found their creator: Gianluca Soldi. And thus my theory that Italians make the best shoes is upheld.
Their SS 2014 collection draws inspiration from modern artists such as Lichtenstein, Modigliani, Magritte, Dalì, and Miró (my namesake). I mean, if I love a shoe and it turns out our shared names stem from the same inspiration doesn’t it obviously mean I should buy them? Fortunately for my credit card Gianluca Soldi isn’t available in the US until next season. Stay tuned.
A few months ago, I was contacted by Amelie G, a New Orleans-based magazine. They have a street-style inspired blog called Amelie Street that features local fashion designers from New Orleans, Baton Rouge, Houston, and now Austin! In their own words, and because it’s great inspiration, here’s what they’re all about:
Madame Amelie G gets its name from the Parisian Socialite Amelie Gautreau. She was the subject and model for the masterpiece “Madame X”, made by the famous portrait painter John Singer Sargent. She was born into an established Creole family in New Orleans and moved to Paris to become a fashion icon among French society during the Belle Epoque era.
And with that, I am SO thrilled to announce that our first Austin shoot is live on the Amelie G site!
I don’t have any exotic travel plans for 2014 so instead I’m living vicariously through past trips. One of my all-time-favorite escapades was when I went to a city called Bonifacio in Corsica, a French island. It was such a magical vacation that it seems like a distant dream. This is a view of the harbor were most of the restaurants and hotels are.
You may know the name Corsica as the birthplace of Napoleon. Beats me why this gorgeous island wasn’t enough and he had to go and try to conquer the rest of the world… Although a part of France, Corsica is very close to Italy. From Bonifacio, the southernmost point of Corsica, you can see the Italian island of Sardinia. This makes the island a wonderful blend of French and Italian — two of my favorite cultures and ones that are near and dear to my heart. Continue reading »