A while ago I mentioned that I was working on all sorts of projects, one of my favorite’s is PERCEPTIO, a huge initiative by mom and fashion blogger extraordinaire, Angela Pavese from Imperfecti and her partner Cinzia Paolini designer for Della Paolini Shoes and Owner of Bounty Concept Store.
Mothers of Fashion
I love that so many of the women involved in this project are moms working in fashion. Out of the blogger/media partners involved 4 of 5 are MOMS! From left to right: Me!, Michela Patrini – Fashion Able, Alessia Foglia – Nothing to Amend, Gina Beltrami – F LOVER and Angela Pavese – Imperfecti, feel free to visit these super stylish Italian beauties for the latest looks and trends from Milan, Brescia, Carpi and Modena!
First and foremost they are WOMEN, and I think it is really important to notice and focus on women’s roles in the fashion industry internationally. Women who put in the long hours, energy and creativity to make the fashion wheel go ’round like Emilia Fontana, the artisan behind the brand BeWhy, and Cinzia Paolini.
Perceptio is a latin word meaning seize, conceive and perceive. I LOVE THIS as a name of a project! Seize the opportunity, Conceive the plan and Perceive its success!
On February 14th I spoke at the press conference held as part of the Ricomincio Da Me tradeshow. Perceptio is a project that aims to bring artisan brands together with new audiences and bloggers. Keep your eyes open for Perceptio, and I’ll share more along the way!
What I Wore
Not sure if you can tell from the photo, but I’m probably the most subdued of fashion bloggers! I wear hardly any makeup and I walked to the press conference that day from my house, so I wore my flat over the knee boots instead of heels (even though this could have been a GREAT reason to wear heels!).
I’m wearing a new necklace from the murano glass artisan Susanna Martini, a fabulous artist and entrepreneur. She and her store La Gioja will be featured this week on the blog, and next month you’ll have a chance to win this very necklace and its complimentary earrings in a box set including real traditional Balsamic Vinegar.
I’m also wearing my real leather rucksack by La Vacchetta Grassa, if you haven’t had a chance to enter the giveaway yet to win one of these for yourselves, feel free to enter below!
This bag is completely hand made in Modena, Italy in the bottega La Vachetta Grassa, who I’ve featured before in this post. You’ll notice over the next few months that I will be featuring more and more local designers and artisans as part of my new series HAND MADE, and I’ll be featuring monthly giveaways as well. In October of 2013, 1 year and 4 months ago I decided to “really” start blogging. This blog is an ever changing platform, but I now realize that one of the things that I want to communicate is to buy less and buy better, even if that means buying used, vintage, unknown and no name!
Style is over and above trends, and I want to really invest in things I will LOVE and CHERISH and that will LAST ME and this is no easy feat. My closet is tight and my wallet even tighter! Please take a moment to enter the giveaway, if you win this bag I guarentee you will LOVE it!
Now onto YOUR style…
#REASONSTODRESS Real Mom Street Style Linkup
This week I am so happy to have Ada from Elegance and Mommyhood as my lovely co-host!
Ada is one of the most active members of the everyday style community. She posts very often, comments regularly and does everything she can to be a social and supportive blogger. I wanted to congratulate her for her recent 1,000th post!! It is not always easy finding the time to blog and yet Ada finds a way and has stuck with it! What an inspiration! Feel free to pay her a visit and follow along!