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Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Pop Art, Word Up Photoshoot

My classmates and I were asked to create a Re-styling shoot for our final project. We were to choose a current or upcoming trend and creatively represent the style in a unique way. My friends and I decided to go with the Pop Art trend since it is popular. We also believed it would be extremely fun to work with, and indeed it was. Below are the final images from the photoshoot. Enjoy my loves! Ciao.







Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Duomo



After climbing about 100 steps, I've made my way to the top of the duomo today. It's such a beautiful historical monument and the view is amazing. If I'm not mistaken, I believe it took about 600 years to build. 

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

MFW Fall/Winter 2014


Milan Fashion week was not how I expected it to turn out for me, personally. Being a student from Saint Louis, MO. I thought I had no hope in participating in FW. But I turned on my "Fabulous" button and achieved more than I'd intended to. It was an experience I could live over again everyday of my life and it showed me that this is where I am supposed to be..in Fashion. Meeting bloggers, writers, creative directors and other important people in the industry showed me another side that I would have never gotten to see in Columbia. I am truly blessed. Enjoy the pictures!

Bianca.




Vogue Italia's Talent's Corner Exclusive party (my first event)

The Moschino Show 
One of the favorite street styles of
MFW 2014 for Marie Claire

Tod's Show as well as two FW cocktail parties (I'm wearing Antonio Marras)

Hogan Presentation and MSGM show

(The last day) Massimo Rebecchi

MFW ft. The Duomo



Street Style (Moschino Show)
Hogan Presentation

Hogan Presentation (Easy Chic)


Viewers of Sachinbabi presentations (American label debuting at MFW)
Tod's Show

Tod's Show


Tod's Show

MSGM Show

Sunday, February 16, 2014

God Is Real...

Have you ever been somewhere so beautiful, you sit and wonder how it became beautiful? You question its existence and why it was created, its purpose.   

As I sat on the ski lift headed to the top of the mountain (which I should have avoided because I am absolutely no good at skiing down steep slopes), I began to ponder asking myself these questions. I obviously know how they came about, but they were so beautiful I had to think again. 

I wanted to ball my eyes out at such phenomenal scenery but I knew I'd look crazy getting off so I held myself together. 

I am so grateful to God everyday for this experience of studying abroad. Not just because I am studying in one of the leading fashion capitals in the world, but everything that comes with it. The travel, food, people, buildings, sports, fashion.... everything has already changed my life in a substantial way. 

Yes, I shaved half my head and got a tattoo (two things I would have never done back home), but the atmosphere of the culture is helping me to become more comfortable in my skin as well as learn more about myself. 

Have a goodnight and enjoy the pictures. Ciao.

Photo Cred: Caroline Rollert


Photo Cred: Caroline Rollert




Thursday, February 13, 2014

Milan Fashion Week

Ciao my loves,

It has been a while since I've posted here and I am terribly sorry! School has gotten a bit more busy and I have been traveling a bit.

But I have GREAT news to share.
Look below please...


I have been invited to a Milan Fashion Week Event!

I promise you all I will continue to write more. I want to give you the best!

This weekend I will be skiing in the Alps with a group of people from NABA (my school). Expect more pictures of that as well! For a sneek peak, check out my fit below! 
Again, thank you for your support and I will be in touch with you. Love you! 

Ciao, 
Bianca.

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

An Impending Talent

In Italy, if one called themselves a designer they are capable of designing anything. From graphic design to web design, from fashion design to interior design, from industrial design to architectural design-- it all lies under the same study. 

As I'm being persuaded to actually enjoy my Italian Art and Drawing class, today's class gave me an entirely different outlook on the art of drawing. Our class took a field trip to the Sforza Castle (Castello di Porta) which was originally constructed by Lord Galeazzo || Visconti in 1358. It was also originally a main resident in the city if it's Visconti Lords but was destroyed by the Golden Ambrosian Republic that turned this beauty into a battle ground. 

The featured museum inside the castle holds thousands of artifacts of the remains. My job today as a student was to find artifacts, study the structure of it and draw. Well, of course I have the best drawing skills on earth (How about the worst in the class), but I gave it my all of 20 minutes and it didn't turn out too shabby. 

Below shows images of the castle as well as my beautiful creations. Enjoy! Ciao. 




Drawing #1 
Drawing #2

Hey, it's me!

Sunday, January 26, 2014

Da Vinci

 “Truly, I say to you, one of you will betray me, one who is eating with me.” They began to be sorrowful and to say to him one after another, “Is it I?” He said to them, “It is one of the twelve, one who is dipping bread into the dish with me. For the Son of Man goes as it is written of him, but woe to that man by whom the Son of Man is betrayed! It would have been better for that man if he had not been born.” (Mark 14:18)

This scripture represents Christ during the Last Supper. This grand church is the Santa Maria Delle Grazie which contains the mural of the original Last Supper creation by Leonardo Da Vinci. It was such a privilege to see a monumental piece of work, many do not get the chance to see during their lifetime. As I sat on the bench staring at the wall of history, I thought about the true meaning. Yes, it's great that I am in the same city Leonardo Da Vinci lived once upon a time but at that moment I wanted to cry. The lights were dimmed, silence around the room and all eyes on that wall. The wear and tear of the mural made it even a better image. Simon asking Thaddeus, "Who me?" and Thaddeus obviously unaware of what was going on stared back in confusion. Andrew threw his hands up in alarm at what Jesus announced or maybe because of the knife that was being pointed at him. Later on Peter ends up using that knife to defend Jesus that Leonardo painted in the hands of Peter in the Last Supper. Every single detail has a deeper meaning behind it. If you look closely at the original picture there is a knot tied at the end of the table cloth, representing tension. 
You all can read the story in the bible, I will not further explain ( I could honestly talk about this all day). But the point I'm trying to make is there is so much more to everything. Going to museums and visiting attractions are great. But the next time you (and I) visit a monumental venue or go to a special event, try to look beyond what you physically see. It's amazing how it can change your entire perception of life.