Friday, August 5, 2011

FFBF - Location Influences

For this round of Fashion Beauty Friend Friday, the theme was location influences.
I have to admit, it was not easy to answer this questions, and they made me reflect on how much I and my style evolution have been influenced by the placed I was living in.

1. What part of the world do you blog from?
I blog from a small town not far from Rome, Italy. In September I will move to another town by the sea, still in the Rome area.

2. If you had to describe the overall mode of dress for where you live what would you say?
I would say - well cared for. What people wear depends on their age, but everybody seems to put some attention/care in what they wear. And I have noticed how people about my age often wear great shoes even with the most casual outfit - which really elevates the whole look to a higher level. And it's something I incorporated in the last year or so.

3. Do you fit in with the status quo around you or do you break the mold?
I find that there is always something a little different in my style. Can't even describe what. May be because I keep old items of clothing/accessories for years, and mix them with the newer ones, so I always wear something you can't find in stores at the moment. But it's not something immediately noticeable.

4. If you have lived or traveled to another part of the country/world did your clothing choices evolve?
Not really for the travelling part. I mean, if there is a lot of walking to do, I'll try to accomodate comfortable shoes into my style. If it is a work event, I will try to look a bit polished. And if I find something that is very trendy among the locals, and I like it, I'll try to "bring it home" with me. But my overall style stays the same.
But I have noticed thant when I was living in Buffalo my style was more casual, and I had to put a more conscious effort to look good - I was working at the university, and nobody really cared there!
Note: here I live closer to my mom - and she wouldn't tolerate a less cared for appearance!

5. If you had to describe your style by naming a specific city, what would you be?
People often tell me I look French, specifically Parisian. I find it slightly inexact - I am definitely Italian, and it probably shows in my use of accessories, which is less minimalistic than the parisian style. But I am not able to point out a specific city.


Patti @ NotDeadYet Style said...

I love your description, "well cared for". That is something to aspire to! And great shoes are always in style. Love your blog.

Amanne said...

I love Rome :)

I think you describe it best by saying the style is "well cared for". I couldn't believe all those women walking around in heels through the cobblestone street while I was there. I tripped and I was wearing sandals! haha


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