Florence: Leopard, Lace & Luisa Via Roma

by jennine on January 9, 2012

Florence, Italy

I hate to start of a post with an apology… To be honest, the break was never intended on being so long. First it was Christmas, then I got terribly sick, now the IFB Conference is coming together along with a short trip to Florence for Luisa Via Roma’s Firenze4ever. Though I was at the Savoy hotel most the time nursing my cold. I did get a chance to rifle through the Luisa Via Roma inventory to create a series of looks. It was amazing to have all those clothes at your fingertips! The first of the three looks, I found this MSGM cotton lace dress that could really work in both winter and spring. Then I tried on the Giambatisata Valli leopard jacket, which instantly reminded me of 1960′s swing coats and boxy jackets. It had the perfect amount of volume to compliment a body-con dress. Looking for shoes, I completed the look with Valentino studded pumps. Oh My God. The studs are perfect, both in form and in quality, they’re very solid. And the heel is thin but perfectly balanced. For heels they are so comfortable, and the edgiest classic shoe I’ve ever seen.

The Zagliani Python Bag… 80′s style…

I had one day when I was well enough to wander around… Florence, is quite simply the most amazingly charming city I’ve ever been to. The architecture, the cobble stone streets, the statues (like this lion about to take a bite out of David’s head! Gotta love perspective!)

Anyway, what a start to the year.


Photos by Tommaso Gesuato

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Julieta January 9, 2012 at 12:14 pm

Great Florence pics! and your outfit is stunning, those shoes are TDF :D

I hope you’re feeling better now.

xoxo julieta

Fajr January 9, 2012 at 12:27 pm

The stone backdrop goes perfectly with that lace! Those shoes are killer and just the cure for your cold! Glad you feel better!
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giselaandzoe January 9, 2012 at 1:14 pm


Pam @over50feeling40 January 9, 2012 at 1:17 pm

Sorry, you have been sick…but you look amazing…this ensemble is gorgeous!
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Alanna January 9, 2012 at 1:24 pm

Those shoes (and your legs) are tdf.

Amazing pictures, sounds like a marvelous trip.
More pics of Italy!

SACRAMENTO January 9, 2012 at 1:41 pm

Wonderful outfit and photos.

Shini January 9, 2012 at 1:43 pm

My goodness I didn’t see you in this outfit, you look SMOOOOOOOOOOOOOOCKIN hot!
So so lovely to see you again, hope you had a safe trip back! <3
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Tatiana January 9, 2012 at 1:49 pm

That last photo totally made my morning!
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Mary January 9, 2012 at 2:46 pm

I love your shoes.. your dress is to die for! You are the epitome of chic. And the background is magnificent. Happy New Year to you.. and so glad you are feeling better!

Valeria January 9, 2012 at 3:09 pm

every single piece is great, but all pieces together are too much… :(

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Hogger & Co. January 9, 2012 at 3:16 pm

That is such a fab post!! Those shoes, I will covet forever!

The Blossom Shed January 9, 2012 at 4:11 pm

I too have had a cold, and an overly long writing break this holiday - both are unavoidable it seems! I adore that dress, and there’s nothing more beautiful than winter sunshine in Florence. Enjoy your trip!
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life/style/flash. January 9, 2012 at 4:15 pm

It’s such a shame you were unwell! Florence is so pretty, I’m lucky enough to have been twice :)

p.s. The real David is in the Galleria dell’Accademia, that’s an imposter!!
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ann January 9, 2012 at 4:18 pm

LOVING this and the outfit
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Carrie Hoehnen January 9, 2012 at 7:09 pm

Gorgeous dress! Shoes are super cool!

Joy January 9, 2012 at 7:47 pm

so wonderful! i love everything!
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Jess January 10, 2012 at 5:08 am

Lovely pictures. Hope you’re feeling better now. xx

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For Those About To Shop January 10, 2012 at 10:57 am

What an amazing view and you look stunning!
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Anon January 10, 2012 at 11:04 am

I love, love, love those shoes, but I don’t think the dress does anything for you at all.
Florence is a fabulous city. I’m glad you got to enjoy it at least a little bit.

the clothing menu January 10, 2012 at 8:46 pm

Amazing! Love the hard/soft contrast with the lace and studded/leopard print shoes.
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My Styleadvisor January 11, 2012 at 4:02 am

The first pic is really beautiful and so is your outfit!
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Jessie in Fashion Limbo January 11, 2012 at 8:50 am

Uber jealous as I’ve been wanting to go to Florence for years now. I even speak fluent Italian but have never visited the country, and being European is shameful of me, I really should go :)
Hope you have a lovely 2012 Jennine, and hopefully will see you next time you are around London, as I’ve moved here. xxx
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Joanna January 11, 2012 at 12:32 pm

Oh, this is co original look! I like it :)
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Top Style Advice January 11, 2012 at 5:11 pm

I love the cream lace dress.. Very nice! The pictures look amazing!

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Bree January 12, 2012 at 6:00 pm

amazing dress, super shoes, and you can never go wrong with leopard print. love the outfit

Bella Q, The Citizen Rosebud January 22, 2012 at 7:48 pm

Three words: va-va-VOOM! Lady you look so sizzling here!
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