Imagine what happens when you blend together fashion, architecture, ecology and lifestyle. To get some idea, have a look at the cheaplobsterblog.com website, which has been active since August 2015 and has been conceived, structured and created by the 25-year-old Flavia Romei, from Frascati. After becoming an architect, she immediately broadened her professional horizons by following an haute couture course and a Masters in textiles. Romei wants to become a designer, and in the meantime, she is putting into practice what she is learning on her blog: “a life diary” where she describes her way of seeing the world “through the art of getting by”, even offering services to her readers. Flavia started from her life as a student. Little money in her pocket but lots of energy. She made use of the latter, but how?
Having the passion for fashion but not the means to buy expensive clothes, she has put her creativity to use by reimagining them, and offering a “cheap” version that everyone can afford. In the re-fashion section of cheaplobsterblog.com, Flavia shows also her flair for remodelling outdated accessories and clothes for the here and now, moving towards their reuse. In addition, in her travel section she has creations inspired by the food and art she has seen on her much-loved travels (have a look at the tortellino t-shirt!). With her fresh perspective, Flavia is rethinking an old trade. She creates and offers solutions, replies to and gives advice to the young women who write to her. She explains that making clothes “isn’t that difficult”. She makes possible what would be unthinkable to others: this is her art of getting by. Listening to her speak immerses you in a mix of pragmatism and imagination, willpower and creativity. Flavia’s dream is to turn Cheaplobster into a brand. Our wish is that she succeeds.
The story has been written by Martina Germani Riccardi, writter.