Saturday, May 24, 2008

A man in Florence, in a shop called Mondo Albion makes these wonderful shoes and boots. Very "Boogie Nights", they are bright with multiple colours and interesting shapes. My Italian was a bit sketchy, but I managed to extract that he'd been making shoes for 60 years and that he'd had this shop for a lot of that time.

More new purchases

flats from zara

heels with amazing geometric heel and crazy print

lace up ribbon booties with comfortable heel

Friday, May 16, 2008

My newest purchase

I bought these shoes from Celyn B. A Milan based Italian designer label. The shop was absolutely wonderful and I had to choose between shoes or a dress. Of course, the shoes won.

They are a copy of a Gucci shoe, but I think maybe better because of the Gold chain across the toe.

A bit amiss

My apologies for not posting much lately. Unfortunately I am restricted by the hostel internet security and photos are a no go.

I will post more in the next few days, plenty to say, and show!!!

Thursday, May 8, 2008


A few comments on where I am, I am in Italy at this moment! I have begun my European adventure and will travel for the next three months, solo, around Europe. Missing terribly my boyfriend and my warm bed plus my dearest friends, I journey to Rome after the first week with family in our home town of Pescara. Pescara, a seaside town of boutiques is on the Adriatic coast and is a haven for Italians, not your average tourists. Unfortunately as mentioned yesterday, their fashion styles are sheepish and not unique. I stand out like a sore thumb wearing a printed skirt, trench coat and red shoes, among the black leather jackets, jeans and runners. Nothing wrong with that as an outfit, but on everyone?

After Pescara, I journey in order to

  • Rome
  • Florence
  • Venice
  • Milan
  • Nice & St Tropez
  • Toulouse
  • Barcelona
  • Tour of Spain ending in the party island of Ibiza
  • Paris
  • Amsterdam
  • Berlin
  • Stockholm
  • London
  • Home to Melbourne

A long and exciting trip, should you have any recommendations, email me!!

Italians and their shoes

Italians are really split in terms of style; there are the stylish and leaders and then there are the sheep or followers. Unfortunately in my family town of Pescara, I mostly encounter the sheep. Leather jackets, jeans and runners are the norm.

I managed to find many a nice boutique (Pescara is the city of boutiques) and have taken some photos for you to peruse.