About Me

Ciao :) 

My name is Elisa. I'm 22 years old, a University of St Andrews graduate with Masters of Arts in Management and Spanish . I'm originally from Italy, I lived in Scotland 4 years for University and 3 years in Belgium when I was a little girl. 

Why Globetrotter à la Mode? Globetrotter... because since I was a kid I've moved around a lot with my family, met a lot of people from everywhere and I love travelling... à la mode... well because I love fashion and the two together is what this blog is about fashion and travel :) 

There are separate pages for each category to make it easier to choose topics you'd like to read about, you can navigate through these from tabs.

About me... well I've graduated in June 2012 and I'm now working in Italy for the clothing company Novemb3r. I', PR/Marketing officer and back up help in the sales department when there's lots of work. I am loving it, and definitely planning to continue my career in the fashion industry.

I am a passionate horse rider. I use to do Eventing but unfortunately no longer compete, my dream is to one day own some sort of ranch where I can have my own stable and horses. Not a big one, just a small personal one :)

I speak Italian, English, French and Spanish, so feel free to chat with me in any of these languages!

For now this is all the major things, anything more you'll discover by reading my blog and following if you like!

Hope you enjoy :)



 1. What/Whom motivated you to begin fashion blogging? 
I started blogging for the first time a long time ago, to keep a personal diary more than anything. I didn't keep it very well, to be completely honest. Then one day, a dear friend of mine after listening to me talking about the organization of Sitara (an asian fusion fashion show I helped with at the Univeristy of St Andrews, where I got my degree) he said: "Why don't you write a blog about this? You love fashion, you have this show you're helping organize which you love, write about it, write about the show and then write about what inspires you" - and that's when it started. At first this blog was called The Spicy Italian, recently I changed it to this new name because I feel it makes more sense to what I blog about, fashion and travel, so it's more structured.

2. Describe your style in three words?
Simple, feminine, elegant
3. What do you hope that people will get out of reading your blog?
 I want my readers to be inspired, like me, by the things I decide to post about, the images I choose, the topics I discuss. "Globetrotter à la mode" is for people who want to be inspired by fashion and travel.

4. Who/what is your style inspiration?
 Icons like Grace Kelly and Audrey Hepburn, of course, are two women I greatly admire. They had an elegance, a softness and femininity which I fear women have lost a bit today. Women today, are afraid of being vulnerable, and I don't mean vulnerable in the sense of weakness, but in the sense that women feel emotions on a different depth and sometimes it's considered our weakness but that vulnerability, is beautiful. Today to be heard as a woman you have to be strong, toughen your skin, but I think it's important women never lose their vulnerability whilst showing their independence. Because that's our beauty, we just need to find the right balance. This is they style I'm in search for, the balance between strength and vulnerability.
5. What is your favorite staple piece?
Nice lingerie. For me lingerie defines the rest of your outfit. If you feel great in your lingerie you will look great no matter what you wear because your attitude will be different. If you're wearing beautiful lingerie under a sweatshirt and sweatpants, even if you're the only one to know, it will still make you feel confident. 
And of course a black top is a must have for any season and any style. 
6. Name one accessory you can't live without?
 In the winter, scarfs, mainly Pashminas. I have lots of them, some of my favourite ones were a gift from my dad when he came back from Afghanistan, soft and colourful.

7. Which celebrity's closet would you love to raid?
 Can I travel back in time and say Grace Kelly?!  
Jokes aside, rather than a calebrity, I would want to raid Elie Saab's collections... even if I'm just going to sit at home and stare at them in admiration because I can't really go to the supermarket with those can I... or maybe... I could?!
8. What is the ultimate goal you wish to achieve out of being a blogger?
Well, like most bloggers, I hope for my blog to get noticed, for people to enjoy what I do and be inspired. And if one day I could make this into my job like some of the most influential bloggers out there, it would be great :)

9. Name 3 of your strengths and weaknesses?
a) Concentration: I have the ability to close myself in a bubble if I have to get something done
b) Perseverance: I don't give up even when things get tough
c) Honesty: I just can't tell a lie, you'll see it to easily if I do (this can be both a weakness and strength, but I prefer honesty to be a strength)

a) Emotional
b) Possesive: you know Friends, when Joey says "Joey doesn't share food!!" yeah... along those lines :p
c) Chocolate, cakes and biscuits are a big weakness of mine :p

10. What is your favorite beauty product?
I never go out without black mascara, waterproof, I'm still searching for the perfect one though. And perfume. I have three at the moment I like to alternate between depending on my mood: Dior Poison, Lancome Trésor, Chanel N°5 
11. What is your greatest fear?
 Spiders and insects in general... brrr -  
On another level I'm afraid of losing myself, of letting situations and people affect me too much, forgetting who I really am, it comes with being emotional, but I'm working on this ;)
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