Mine is a classic Italian lady look: V-neck wool and cashmere sweaters (TSE, Uniqlo) worn with tank tops I buy by the dozen in open-air Italian markets and slim black pants and jeans (Old Navy, Zadig & Voltaire), and fitted dresses in dark solids or bold patterns. I have about 20 Herion dresses hanging in my closet, and I hope they never wear out. The dresses are wrinkle-proof and the separates go everywhere: I wear a professional traveler’s uniform every day. I go through flats at a crazy pace because I walk everywhere and have somehow ended up with four pairs of gold shoes in the last year. I have two pairs of Jibs Life sneakers that I wear everywhere — one in leopard print and another with, er, gold toes. Because I’m clearly working a variation on the ruby slippers theme. I love heels and, though I don’t wear them as much as I used to, I have every pair I’ve ever owned. I’m a sucker for anything with a snakeskin print on shoes or bags, and have too many eel-skin and shagreen wallets and accessories, purchased in Buenos Aires, Seoul and Amsterdam. A few years ago I bought a stash of scarves at Shaw Brothers in Delhi, and haven’t taken them off since. I get attached to clothes and accessories and have a hard time parting with them, even when the moths have had their feasts. (Okay, maybe that’s when I hit my limit.) My most treasured garments are the dresses custom-made for my mother in the 1960s by her seamstress, which she brought over in trunks when she moved from Italy to America, and I still wear.
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MEET | PAVIA ROSATI
Featured 9.24-9.30.18 | Before you read any further heed this warning: Pavia Rosati is sure to incite extreme wanderlust in all of you. In fact, you very well may hate us for the introduction, but keep going, because we promise that she is one well worth knowing, even if it means we spend some time on your bad side. Here’s the deal: As the Founder of Fathom, a travel website that makes planning your next trip just as exciting as dreaming about it from your couch, Pavia has taken her own passion for the road and turned it into something so palpable, even the most resolved homebody can’t help but be moved to get up and go. A true liver of a peripatetic life, this New York native can’t sit still for long, and the enthusiasm she has for seeing the world is infectious. One hour with her, and all of a sudden your desk job and once-yearly vacation feel like maybe you’re not living your best life. But the truth is that seeing the world through the eyes of someone who loves it so damn much also makes us feel incredibly hopeful for ourselves and for our world. In fact, everything about this Italian beauty radiates light and vivacity and we just want to go where she goes. Welcome to Pavia’s week.