Fashion: Then and Now

Fashion is always revolving. Teenagers back then to teenagers now – crazy, right? But as social media takes over, people are more conscious and concerned with their looks. Can you blame them? I mean, isn’t it all about that “glow up“? I do want to point out that natural and youthful beauty is absolutely priceless. So enjoy it while it last ❤️

Polimoda Review Q & A


First of all, I would like to thank everyone who has read my blog and reached out to me about Polimoda in Florence, Italy. Also, I’m sorry I didn’t get to reply back in time to each person who has left me a comment on other sites (Blogspot, TripAdvisor, LinkedIn).

I did, however, get a chance to chat with @aleenadaredia on Instagram and wanted to share our lil Q & A about Polimoda. Hope this helps to all future students ❤️

P.S. Aleena seems to be doing very well in Florence 😉

Polimoda – Florence, Itay

Ciao Bella!! Come stai?

Want to study at Polimoda?? VA BENE!

Yes, it is true…The Mimi Amore is a proud alumni of Polimoda International Institute of Fashion Design & Marketing.  FMM 2009!

I completed my BA in Fashion Design from Cal State Los Angeles in 2008.  Right after graduation, I decided to pursue my masters degree in Fashion Merchandising.  I really didn’t enjoy sewing or making patterns so I wanted to get my masters in Fashion Merchandising so I can have a career in fashion business. Then I thought, “Wait, I should study my masters in EUROPE!”  Of course!! 

So I started researching for schools in cities like Paris, Milan, London and then I found Polimoda in Florence, Italy.  I liked the fact that Polimoda was affiliated with FIT in New York.  As an American, this has been a huge advantage and benefit for me.  When I tell people I studied my Masters at Polimoda, they have no idea what kind of school it is.  Then I add that it is the sister school to FIT in New York and everyone seems to “get it” and they’ll perceive Polimoda as a prestigious fashion institute.  

I joined the FASHION MERCHANDISING & MANAGEMENT (FMM) Masters Program at Polimoda in the summer of 2009.  I can’t even tell you how excited I was to be attending this school!  I went on my “Eurotrip” in Summer 2006 and was fortunate enough to visit Florence and I totally fell in love with the city!  Firenze was absolutely amazing so to be living there was definitely a dream come true!!

The application process for Polimoda was super easy. Just go online to their website ( and click on the HOW TO APPLY link….or just click here.  After you apply online, you should get an application package from Polimoda.  You have to answer an entrance exam question and then finish with a phone interview with the program director.  Mind you, I got my phone call at 3am in Los Angeles (that’s 12pm noon in Florence) so just be ready and prepared!  Honestly, the application process wasn’t hard at all but getting a Student Visa for Italy was a totally different story!
Thanks for reading my Polimoda review…hope it helps!!   


No Fakes. Thanks


I guess this lady didn’t get the memo!

Really? I mean, come on! You really want to buy a “Gucci” bag from a guy who sells his merchandise off the streets…literally! His “shop” is a dirty blanket on the sidewalk! And in Florence, too! Guccio Gucci, I feel your pain…please forgive her!!