Living in Italy has a lot of perks (just don’t look at the political side of things!) and, one of those perks is that certain industries and careers exist here that just don’t exist in North America. For example, I work for a small artisan leather accessory brand that specializes in exotic leather goods. We’re talking alligator, python and lizard along with the nicest calf leather on the planet. I’ve had the pleasure of representing this brand for a few years, which means travelling to Paris, London, Milan, NY and Florence and meeting the best (and worst) that the “industry” has to offer. I’d love to share what I’ve learned about working in Fashion and how to survive this industry when you don’t make luxury money.

The Versace Stroller

pitti bimbo – the luxury kids fashion fair

Bread and Butter

how important are bloggers at fashion week?

Mila Schon Fashion Show 2008 3

That Time I Felt Important – Fashion Shows

Spring Summer S/S 2014 trend fringe fashion trends for moms

Fashion Week Explained + How to “shop” Fashion Week Trends

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Want Your Clothes to Look Luxe? Destroy Them, I dare you.

In our stand at the Pitti Men's show a few years back.

The dilemma of working in fashion in Italy. Making luxury when you don’t earn luxury money.

Setting up for a fashion fair in Paris.  When we arrive there are three display walls and we have one day to prepare for the show.

Working in the fashion industry – How does a small luxury brand get noticed?


Transition to Fall : Bright orange + pointy-toe sandals