Part of this job entails covering the fashion twitterverse. This is a thing I generally enjoy. Designers, models, PRs, and fashion personalities are more candid on Twitter and you get a better sense of their personality. They also break news over Twitter--like Coco Rocha posting her own wedding pix yesterday.
But lately this task has started to bother me. Here's why: It's August. In Europe, and especially in Italy, everyone goes on vacation. Everyone. For the whole month. When New Yorkers go on vacation they stay glued to their blackberries to respond to work emails. Not Italy. These people know how to go on vacation and not work. I would like to learn how to do this. I'm not in Italy (oh, how I wish I were) and I'm not on vacation and instead I'm watching Italy's fashion elite tweet pic their glorious vacations and it makes my windowless office seem way more depressing. I swear Stefano Gabbana and Anna Dello Russo and Giovanna Battaglia are in on some stealth plan to out-vacation one another on Twitter and they're bringing me down with them.
If Stefano Gabbana tweets pics of one more beautiful Italian sunset over the water I'm going to crawl under my desk. I'll make sure Lauren alerts you when it happens.
So if you hadn't already noticed how awesome ADR, Stefano Gabbana and Giovanna Battaglia's vacations are going, here are some pix to rub it in. The last one's a little treat from Stefano.