By Katherine DeVito, Fashion Merchandising and Management student  One of the many reasons that I chose to come to Italy is because it’s where my family is from. Although I wasn’t able to go to my family’s tiny town of Santa Margherita di Belice in southern Sicily, I spent a few days in Palermo, which […]

By: Katherine DeVito, Fashion Merchandising and Management student  Venice is similar to NYC, if you replace the streets with canals, and taxis with gondolas. When my train pulled into Venice (or “Venezia” as the Italians say), I was blown away when I realized that the only way to get to the other side of the […]

By Katherine DeVito, Fashion Merchandising and Management student  Being in Florence, there are local artisan shops around every corner. For my history of Italian fashion class, we took a walk to one of these workshops. This was a textile workshop called La Serra MK Textile Atelier, where the co-owners Margherita and Karl produce textiles by […]

By Katherine DeVito, Fashion Merchandising and Management student Milan is the most modern city in Italy, with abstract skyscrapers, but yet is still in touch with the stereotypical roman style buildings with arches and tiny alleyways. I was fortunate enough to experience Milan for a few hours during fashion week, which was incredible. Although I […]

By: Katherine DeVito, Fashion Merchandising and Management  Having been in Italy for 3 weeks, I’ve noticed many differences in culture between Italy and the US. I chose the top 5 biggest cultural differences that serve to remind me that I’m not in New York anymore. Enjoy! No coffee with milk after 12 noon, only espresso […]

By: Katherine DeVito, Fashion Merchandising and Management student Ever since I was deciding which colleges to apply to, I’ve known that I wanted to study abroad. This semester I finally decided to take the plunge and study abroad in a totally different country where I didn’t know anyone or even the language spoken. This was […]

By: Berkeley College student Stefanie Lopez, Fashion Merchandising and Management Let’s take it back to 2006, when P!NK and Gwen Stefani were being bought from the iTunes Store and downloaded on to every teenage girls’ IPod Touch. Also around that time, the show most teenage girls were watching was “The Hills” on MTV. They all […]