What to Wear in Italy & How to Support the Coronavirus Fight
Apr 11, 2020 | By: Fusion Photography
My partner-in-crime and in business, Lisa Staff of Lisa Staff Photography has started a new “What to Wear In…” blog series. And where do I play into this? Well, I have the pleasure of being her photographer while on these trips, capturing all of her looks and wonderful style. As many know, we took a trip to Italy before the major Coronavirus outbreak and this is where her new series jumps off. While there, we shot some amazing pictures and enjoyed all the beauty, smells, and foods the country offers. So, with this post, I wanted to shed some light on the beauty of the country that is being lost in all the bad news surrounding it, the "what to wear in" photos I captured of Lisa, and how you can help the Coronavirus fight if you're into fashion.
The Genius Behind It All: Roxanne Madere Gilleland
Before heading to Italy, fashion stylist and owner of Shop HHI asked if she could provide and style a few outfits for Lisa to wear in Italy and shoot some pictures while wearing them. Of course Lisa said yes – who would turn down a stylist wanting to style you AND loaning you the clothes to wear? This is Roxanne in her favorite environment… styling and being on set:
Here's a little more about Roxanne from the mouth of Roxanne:
“My love for fashion and truly well made, beautiful clothes started at a VERY YOUNG AGE….. I was surrounded by women who loved fashion and even more OWNED SEWING MACHINES!
My mother and sister where much handier than me with the machine, but I had the knack “the eye” for fabrics, colors, fits and styles. By the age of 13 I had my first retail job. Palais Royal…. The most beautiful department store. I had to get a work permit due to my age. I went from stock girl to late night merchandiser…. What a start.
From there to their sister store. Then came college. LSU. Blah Business Degree. Draughn Business College for Retail Sales and Marketing.
Then the fun started. Worked for everyone from the Limited to Ralph Lauren. Ended up in front on the camera modeling Ralph Lauren “PETITE” collection. That was a game changer. While behind the scenes at a fashion shoot I found my TRUE CALLING.,,… I took control of the LOOKS….. I was so much better at telling people what to wear than actually wearing it myself……
From ROCK STARS to celebrities. Mothers of the bride to Debutante people came to me for those SPECIAL LOOKS. I love to keep people real only push them out of the box enough for a great end result.
I learned what fits worked on what body. Anyone (almost) can pick out a pretty dress. But to pick a shape, a style, a fit that could compliment any client became my fortai.”
As you can see, Roxanne is full of passion for her profession and it’s contagious.
Keep scrolling to see the Italy style guide full of pieces from Roxanne’s store and how to help the Coronavirus cause by shopping!Also, please take note of how gorgeous this country is and how unfair the situation is to its people…I’m wishing them all strength to make it through at this time!
How to Help the Fight Against Coronavirus
Zadig & Voltaire, the designer of some of the pieces pictured, is giving you the perfect excuse to shop! To help combat the Coronavirus and provide supplies where needed they are offering 30% off sitewide and with your 30% off purchase, they are donating and matching 10% off it to the American Red Cross. Learn more about this offer below and get to shopping to support a great cause!