I think I have packed my entire closet for my Florence trip and for my experience in the fashion industry. I went a little overboard and found 3 incredible dresses from H&M and a pair of asymmetrical point toe pumps from BCBG that I can use as options when I start going to Balenciaga. I’ll arrive in Florence on Sunday and will start with Balenciaga on Wednesday ! I can’t sleep because of how excited I am.
I am so incredibly excited ! As of 10 hours ago, I finally have my flight booked to Florence ,Italy to attend the Florence University of Arts. For 6 weeks I will be studying beginning Italian and Visual Merchandising ( an Italian Fashion Media Lab) while shadowing at a luxury retail company in my spare time. I am so grateful to have been given this opportunity which will bring me closer to eventually working in the corporate sector of the fashion world. I already have made plans to visit Tuscany, Rome and Paris during my stay. I think I might cry of joy when I visit the Gucci museum in Florence ! If anyone else has any travel suggestions within Italy, comment with your suggestions please .
Tante belle cose
On February 12th 2014, Venezuelas Youth day, students gathered the streets throughout the country to protest the insufficient and corrupt government. The current university students residing in Venezuela are considered the most educated group of the population. This video shows the Venezuelan National Guard kicking, punching, and physically abusing peaceful protestors. Many of the armed forces are taking Venezuelans hostage and refusing to supply food or water. In western Venezuela , the internet is completely blocked off, and for the rest of Venezuela, Twitter has been deactivated to avoid publicization of the events.
Many Venezuelans I have confided in can describe the Venezuelan society in one word: Corrupt. University Students in Venezuela are fighting back for the human rights and for the country’s progression. According to the Huffington Post, a non governmental group that tracks violence, estimated that in 2013 the homicide rate in 2013 had quadrupled over the past 15 years. Since the increase in violence, the Venezuelan government has failed to provide violence statistics to the public to conceal the truth . Recently Forbes, has pronounced Venezuela doomed to collapse due to numerous economic setbacks such as , ” Riots in the streets. Killings of protesters. Shortages of consumer staples like toilet paper and flour. Power outages. Confiscations of private property. Capital flight. Inflation running at more than 50%. The highest murder rate in the world.”
Many students may ask, ” Well how can I help ?” SImply by keeping the public informed. University students around the world are creating a media movement known as ” Pray for Venezuela”. This movement represents the international unity and support in these times where there is injustice.
Unfortunately I have not been able to post for a WHILE, to say the least. Last semester I took on Finanacial Accounting while taking other hard classes at the same time. Needless to say, whenever I had spare time, my nose was always in a book.
But I am here to catch you up on my holiday !
I was employed by Michael Kors as a Seasonal Sales Assistant for November and December. This was my all-time favorite job I have taken on during the holidays. I had the best management team to work with, but also worked with the nicest people I have ever met in the retail world. I learned so much about the Michael Kors brand during my time there and continue to follow the new Michael Kors collections throughout the year.
Also, I finally decided on a study abroad program ! I will be studying at the Florence University or Arts for 6 weeks over the summer , specifically Italian Fashion. I am so incredibly excited to take on this opportunity and study in one of the major fashion cities to fufill my desire to study fashion.
That is all I have to catch everyone up on, I will be posting my favorite trends of the season soon !
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For any University of Florida students or Gainesville tourists that have been having a hard time finding quality attractions to visit, look no further ! I can not even count how many times I have googled, “Things to do in Gainesville” , ” Nightlife in Gainesville“, or “Attractions of Gainesville” and not been able to find one place of interest worth driving to.
But after two years of roaming the Gainesville area as a student I have been able to share many memories with friends , while also compiling my own list of secret spots to share.
If you would like to spend some time with Mother Nature:
1. Paynes Prairie – Yes I know what you are already thinking. You are probably wondering WHY on earth I would ever list this considering it is listed on almost every tourist website known to mankind. However, many people take the wrong exit and only see the outside of the park. If you go a little bit further on I-75 towards the Micanopy exit, you are able to go inside the park for only $6 and explore the multiple trails throughout the park . A word of warning though, make sure you bring bottles of insect repellant and a companion in case you get lost amidst the never-ending trails.
2. The Newberry Corn Field Maze– I just found out about this seasonal treat this fall semester. During the Halloween season, this farm offers entrance to either a haunted corn maze or hayrides . If you are looking for a cheaper yet equally scary alternative to Halloween Horror Nights or Hallowscream , then definitely buy tickets to the corn maze. My boyfriend, friend and I purchases tickets to the corn maze and were chased by evil clowns with chainsaws for a solid 30 minutes around the entire farm. I have never been so terrified in my entire life.
But for those who would prefer to avoid having a heart attack or peeing your pants, definitely purchase tickets to enjoy a nice autumn hayride.
3. The Devils Den– Okay, so maybe I cheated a little on this option considering it isn’t EXACTLY in Gainesville. It is only an hour away though. This hidden treasure is still my favorite spot near Gainesville. The water is absolutely freezing year round in which you can either snorkel or scuba dive in. Luckily the Devils Den shop offers rentals anywhere from wetsuits to goggles.