Wednesday, September 2, 2015

My Two Favorite F Words

Fashion and food... what else (and of course, in that order)

I am spending my last 3 days in Europe in Rome with my dad, which after 10 weeks without my family was such a relief. It seems almost obvious that while in Rome, I must talk about the food however I was lucky enough to visit the Galleria Borghese while the Azzedine Alaia special exhibit was still happening so all you fashionista’s know what that means… dresses on dresses on dresses.

The Alaia exhibit may not compare to some of the others I have seen, like China Through the Looking Glass or the McQueen exhibit in London however I may just be biased to certain designers and locations. But, the Alaia exhibit was incredible as you had Alaia’s modernist designs with the classic museum pieces side by side. The perfect juxtaposition as you can see below! It was really the best of both worlds seeing these couture dresses right next to famous works such as, the David, by Bernini. 

Luckily for me, my dad hates eating at the touristy locations so we asked the concierge for an authentic Italian restaurant to eat at. We ended up at a place called Antica Osteria Brunetti a couple of blocks from our hotel. After some trouble communicating with the waiter, we were able to order and had one of the best meals. I’m actually shocked I was able to eat my lasagna after the bread and bruschetta but I did and was completely stuffed. 

I know my next and last two days in Europe will be filled with more fashion, food and walking and I cannot wait to see that Vatican tomorrow. I am so happy to have had the opportunity to end my amazing 10 weeks abroad in Italy. These last two months have left me speechless and I am glad to have shared my experiences with all of you! Til next time... 

1 comment:

  1. I'm so glad you were able to see the Alia exhibit! I always love seeing fashion exhibits, and I thought this one was particularly cool because you could compare the structure of Alaia couture dresses to famous Baroque ones. I can't believe you were able to see the McQueen exhibit in London. I am extremely jealous because I've been hearing such amazing things about it! I hope you enjoyed Rome as much as I did :)