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New IT Bag: The Striped Falabella!

The Falabella striped cotton tote stella mccartney it bagNew (wonderful) It bag spotted on one of my friends (the great Silvia from Shoppillsthe other week in Milan: Stella Mccartney‘ Falabella tote… in a super cool new striped version!

My friend matched it with a striped skirt.. and I adored this little summer look!

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The New Versace Home Collection!

versace home collection salone del mobile milan

This year again, at the Salone del Mobile, one of my favourite stalls was the Versace Home stand.

I always love to wander around their giant stand – which usually recreates several rooms of a house – and imagine myself the hostess of a crazy maison de maitre in Italy! Continue reading

Salone del Mobile: Designers Look.. from Japan!

Salone del Mobile Satellite Designer Look Street Style

More street style from the young and trendy designers who came to the Salone del Mobile in Milan this week!

This girl was exhibiting in the “Salone Satellite”, the section of the Salone del Mobile reserved for upcoming young designers. She comes from Japan.. and I adored her style from head to toes!

Salone del Mobile Satellite Designer Look Street Style

Salone del Mobile: The EDIT exhibition, by DesignJunction!

designjunction visa salone del mobile milano

Yesterday, I went to visit what is announced as one of the major design events this year for the Salone del Mobile: the EDIT exhibition by Design Junction.

EDIT is an exhibition of 25 international design brands at La Pelota, a very cool exhibition spaze in the Brera district of Milan. The event is very laid back, with a big table tennis to play with in the middle of the venue and the designs proposed over there are very “hip”. My favourite? The gorgeous OverNight lamps from Odd Matter and some very strange sheep chairs!

Visa is a partner for the event and, just so you know, in case you have a Visa Premium card, there is a lounge with free cocktails just for you (you will also have priority access and a guided tour to the exhibition as well as special tickets for Salone del Mobile events).

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A Night at the Oscars with Make Up For Ever!

Make Up For Ever School Milan SephoraEver dreamt of looking like a movie star just for one night?

The other day, Make Up For Ever decided to celebrate the night of the Oscars and organised a very fun tutorial at its Make Up School here in Milan to show us some evening make up techniques and made us look like true movie stars.

Many of my Beauty or Fashion Bloggers friends were there.. and Sephora was also recording the event for its new online Beauty Tv Canal BeauTv! How intimidating ;)

The evening make ups (and hairstyles) that were done that night were absolutely amazing. I still don’t know which one I preferred.. Maybe the one of AudreylikeAlice for the makeup and me for the hairstyle! What do you think?

If you ever wondered how these stars can look so good.. the answer is totally their makeup! ;)

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The Day I became a Stylist! ;)

Paola Frani Spring Summer 12-13Which Fashionista did not dream of becoming a Stylist one day? At the same time, while this profession of course always appealed to me (this means free clothes and bags right? ;), I always sort of wonder what does a Stylist really do… put clothes and accessories together? Pfff.. how difficult could this be? Don’t we all do it everyday, some of us in less than 5 mn?

Well, the other day, Italian Designer Paola Frani and her team had the great idea to arrange a day for us to come play the Stylist at her Showroom in Milan with all the clothes and accessories she designed for her new Spring / Summer Collection. Everything was there: 2 gorgeous models, a professional photographer, a shooting set, the whole Spring / Summer Collection.. all waiting for us me to “make it happen”: Continue reading

A Milanese Charity Ball..

A very special Fashion Night took place in Milan last Tuesday for the occasion of the UN Universal Children Day (taking place each year on 20 November).

Entitled “Models for a day“, the event selected 10 chic and kick-ass professional women from Milan to model for the night with dresses from emerging Italian designer Laura Mancini and precious jewelry from jewellery maker Rubinia. All profits were sent to the foundation Bianca Garavaglia which fights children tumours.

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Campari Calendar Reveal Party feat Penelope Cruz!

Campari Calendar Reveal Party Penelope Cruz

Yesterday night was the Campari Calendar Reveal Party, i.e. the party which Campari organised to reveal their new calendar for 2013. What I knew was that Penelope Cruz was the “star” of the calendar.. what I did not know is that she was going to come to the party as well!!

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Inside the Shoes Closet of a Milanese Girl!

Shoe Closet

As promised, here are the pictures of the afternoon I spent at my friend V who has one of the coolest shoes closet and collection I have seen in real life (as opposed to on my sad TV). The door handles are Swarovski.. and inside is a little bit like Alibaba’s cavern. Except better. Here are all the pics as well as a quick 5 mn interview with their lucky owner! Continue reading

“Press Day Week” in Milan!

This week is a bit mad here in Milan cause it is what I call “Press Day Week”: the week where showrooms decide to present the new Spring Summer 2012 Collections.. almost all together at the same time! ;) So I have been running between one showroom and the other, uptown and downtown, in heels, ok I jumped in the car of my friend Valentina from Zagu Fashion at some point but still.. trying to squeeze in everything in one day Continue reading