What colour hat are you choosing to wear this summer? I chose red as a symbol of passion for life. For many years red has been a colour that is in my DNA. My heritage is Italian and red has always been in my life.

Ferrari red has always been my favourite choice of red.

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Been lock down for 12weeks in a confined space in Andorra was insane. Not been able to access outside and move around had an effect on me.

Venice Italy

Once I was allowed to move within Europe I chose Venice. The heart and soul of a city on water.

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Dating back a thousand years I needed to connect with man made cities.

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Picture taken Ego Boutique Hotel Grand Canal Venice.

To be reminded that nature and man work hand in hand. I walk around 15km a day as Venice is a city that can only be accessed by foot or boats. Regarding fashion photography the choices are endless here in Venice.

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Walking around Venice is mind blowing and stunning. During Summer one needs a hat to keep that sun at bay.

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Hats are worn here often in Venice.  So to compete with Venice architecture,I decided to opt for Amasa Vitafelt Red Hat due to the style and colour.

I wanted to stand out and match the richness of Venice.

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This is the famous Grand Canal in Venice.

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Stetson Europe Amasa Vitafelt Red Hat

Stetson Europe is a brand I have worked with for a few years now. The quality of a Stetson hat will last a lifetime. They are comfortable and everyone knows the brand power regarding high quality hats.

They always look and feel amazing.

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Piazza San Marco,where tourists flock to be seen and take many images of themselves.

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Often people sit in the square to admire the beauty and history. It is a live open air catwalk when it comes to showing off your street-style.

Style Tips

Today I opted to team my Stetson Amasa vitafelt red hat with silk green. Lots of people were staring at me and I know it was due to the red and the cowgirl style hat.

Felt is not a fabric I would normally choose to wear during summer. But to be honest it was more that durable at 30 degrees.

This is the famous Rialto bridge in Venice, where everyone want’s a photo. I decided to do things a tad different.

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Gondolier

Here in Venice hats are often worn during summer. When in Venice one must take a gondola. These gondolier are always wearing straw hats. if I could restyle the guys  I certainly would be choosing red Stetson hat instead.

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The guys wanted to swap hats, they recognised the Stetson brand.

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On average the interior design of a gondola is normally red.

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If you are seeking a place to venture during this Covid 19. Head to Venice, historically the city has not been this quiet in about 30 years. I took this image a week ago at 12pm.

To see Piazza San Marco this quiet during Summer is like finding a Stetson hat out at sea.

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