Fashion Help for the Average Man…

Here is the thing….most men have no idea how much more attractive they would be with minimal fashion effort! A pair of beautifully made Italian suede loafers, with a well tailored white shirt and a pair of jeans or khaki pants are comfortable for them and pleasing to us! Add an Italian leather jacket and you can take that man anywhere proudly! men's shoesblue suede shoes

The Carabinieri are a perfect example of, “clothes make the man.” The Armani designed uniforms they wear make even the most average men handsome! So let’s help our men by throwing out the sweat pants, ill fitting shirts, logo tee shirts and ugly shoes…Embrace the Italian style.

And if your man refuses to change his look, a new piece of beautiful jewelry will definitely put a smile on your face! Leaf Earringsanello cuore 006silk link bracelet

Hot Summer Days

Pink Florentine Chapel scarf

Here in Florence, the use of the large square silk scarf continues in the hot summer months. With air conditioning in various places, sometimes the scarf is used for warmth. Other times, it can be used as a coverup at the beach. I found mine very useful last week when I went to Cinque Terre again! I try to pack very lightly, and the big scarf is perfect for lots of occasions.

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I have just gotten permission to put Ricardo’s beautiful new scarves in my online store! These scarves are unique patterns, which have been patented. You won’t find these scarves anywhere else! Coming soon to the online store. You can view the video Ricardo and I made at: My new online store is at: I am offering a nice discount on jewelry and handbags for all of my former shopping clients, too!

Ricardo Shows How to Tie the Classic Florentine Silk Scarf

So many of you have requested instructions on how to tie the beautiful silk scarves we see here in Florence! You can see our video by typing in Chia, Ricardo and I made the video, in which he demonstrates 8 different ways to use the large Florentine square.

You can even order scarves from Ricardo now online. Go to the “store” tab on my website and you will find scarves very soon!
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Success! florence-shop-4-it online store is up and running!

So many of my shopping clients have requested an online shopping site of my design that I have made one! I have a website now where handbags and Florentine jewelry can be purchased. I am putting one of a kind handbags from Fabio, the elderly leather craftsman here in Tuscany, as well as unique pieces of jewelry from the goldsmith. Many of the pieces of jewelry are designed by me with his help. This jewelry will be made to your exact specifications, so if you have design ideas, let me know and we will make it happen!

Having a terrible time getting photos to upload to this blog, so sadly have none to show you today! You can see my new online store at

Any of you who have shopped with me here in Florence, please email for special discounted prices!

Your personal shopper in Florence, Italy