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Come and See Milan | Palazzo Clerici e Palazzo Serbelloni

ENGLISH | ITALIANO Milan has plenty of secret treasures that can’t be visited very often by people. Hidden gardens and ancient aristocratic builidings that the city have been deprived of. Sometimes these places can be visited thanks to occasional openings and I took advantage of the design Week to see Palazzo Clerici and Palazzo Serbelloni and obviously I took some snaps of these amazing locations. Palazzo Clerici, located in Brera neighbourhood right beside piazza Cordusio, was built during XVII centhury and despite the plain facade it was re-decorated in the XVIII centhury,  following the neoclassic influence thanks to the Clerici”s will. Nowadays it’s the location of a private institute but you can book a visit for the next special opening if you want to. Palazzo Serbelloni, instead, right next  to piazza San Babila and to the heart of the shopping district, was built between XVIII and XIX centhury and is characterised by the loggia and tympanum on the facade and by the highly adorned rooms. Today the building, thanks to Fondazione Serbelloni, is the scene of cultural activities and …

TRENDS | Frayed Denim

ENGLISH | ITALIANO Looking for the perfect pair of jeans is a common need for every girl who loves fashion and the choice of the right pair of jeans  is obviously based on the latest trend instead of “wearing what fits me better”.Everyone knows that 90’s style is having a huge come back and skinny jeans have been overtaken by high waist jeans with straight legs. The newest obsession on this matter was inspired by frayed and shredded vintage jeans and several brands, such as Re/Done and Vetements, took old Levi’s and reworked them even changing their fitting.  Zara & co. has started copying right away this trend but you can forget the same attention for details and the reutilization policy used by luxury brands. Sometimes the outcome is quite pleasing as the Bershka number shown in the photos below that I bought recently. I paired these jeans with a Zara blouse and shoes by Mango, ispired to the well-known and editors favourite shoes by Maryam Nassir Zadeh, to create an outfit with vaguely boho. What do you think about this trend? Do you like it or you can’t stand …

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Uptempo

ENGLISH | ITALIAN Hurry up / Almost there / I am late again / As if it isn’t already enough, even schoolchildren on my tram / People shouls stop yelling at the phone in the morning / I need a weak black coffee / If my tram would go faster I may be in time to pass by the cafè before work / I don’t get the poinf of  all these traffic lights / One more stop and I’ll get off / Once again my coffee tastes weird / The elevator seems stuck / Well, I’ll take the stairs / It’s still 9:00 in the morning and a typical worker in Milan thinks one of the sentences above if not every of them at the same time. If the essence of Milan could be translated into music it wiuld be an uptempo: fast, rhythmic and neat. The sound of boots and Oxford style shoes on the ground is steady and relentless. If someone stops there are two persons ready to overtake it. The city takes you down into its …

Come and See Milan | Villa Necchi Campiglio

If you think Milan is just shopping and piazza del Duomo, you are completely wrong! There are a lot of unknown places that make this city so complex. Villa Necchi Campiglio is part of the Milan’s Case Museo, built between 1932 and 1935 following the project of the architect Piero Portaluppi for the Necchi sisters, Nedda and Gigina, and Angelo Campiglio, Gigina’s husband. Necchi’s family were part of the Lombard middle class and they thought that this wooded area, quiet and near to the city centre, was perfecttobuilta modern villa. This villa is modern both for the architectural style,a mix of rationalism and art decò, and for the systems as the elevator and the heated swimming pool. Later, after World War II, the home furnishings change dramatically towards XVII century influence with the help of the architect Tommaso Buzzi. Milano non è solo shopping e piazza del Duomo, ma è fatta da tante altre realtà meno conosciute che contribuiscono alla creazione di questa città complessa. Villa Necchi Campiglio è una delle Case Museo di Milano e patrimonio del …

Come and See Milan | Fondazione Prada

Today I will start a new series of posts that combine photography, travel and architecture. The idea came since I moved to Milan last October and I didn’t know the city nor I had enough suggestions about it. Now, a few months later I collected some recommendations about places, museums, restaurants or shops. In this way I will both share with you what I know and it also gives me the chance to go out and explore the city more. A new place to go in Milan is the permanent venue of the Fondazione Prada inaugurated in the beginning of May. The location takes place in a distillery dating back to the 1910’s. The project, that was committed to the OMA studio, led by Rem Koolhaas, is characterized by a “repertoire of spatial typologies in which art can be exhibited and shared with the public” and where new and old buildings coexist perfectly. The various buildings host the permanent exhibitions of Thomas Demand and of Robert Gober and Louise Bourgeois and many other temporary exhibitions. …

About Glasses

When people talk about fashion and accessories they usually forget about some important items. One of them are glasses and, no matter if they are shades or optical ones, they can change your face features effortlessly. Even if on a daily basis I wear contact lenses for practicality, I always bring my glasses along with me so I can wear then through the day. I have a round face and gentle features and for this reason glasses suit me well, especially big and bold frames. But, there is a sad side on this story: designer eyewear is usually quite expensive so, if you are addicted to buying a several range of products, you can’t afford to change them as you would do for other accessories. Thence when the American brand Warby Parker contacted me talking about their new Spring Collection I jumped on the boat and caught the opportunity to talk about this brand created to give an alternative to high-priced eyewear but still maintaining a designer look. Despite its classical appearance, the eight new …

Back to Basics – Fashion Haul

As you may have noticed from my last post I have done a bit of shopping in the past weeks and it didn’t stop with beauty and make-up. When I go shopping I am usually very instinctive and I end up buying eccentric items forgetting about the basics therefore I took advantage of the sales for buying basic clothes. Firstly, I decided to do some online shopping on Asos because I didn’t find anything interesting on physics shops. I read on internet people praising about Ridley High Waist Ultra Skinny Jeans so I bought a pair of black ones in Petite. I am a quite short girl so it’s difficult for me to find jeans or pants that fit me good without shortening them and the Petite lines that some brands as Topshop or Asos do are life saviour. Also, I chose Kimmi Shrunken Boyfriend Jeans in mid wash vintage and a Soft Casual Shirt in blue. The two jeans have a completely different fit but I love both: Ridley jeans wrap my legs perfectly …

The “nude” edit

No guys, I am not talking about iClouds or Snapchat. I do the same make-up all the time: I don’t feel confortable wearing heavily coloured eyeshadows but I tend to opt for taupey-bronzey shadows because according to me they enhance the eyes the most. For this reason I tried to collect all my favourite nude eyeshadows dividing them in small categories and to share them with you. Cream eyeshadows  You can use these cream eyeshadows for different purposes, as a base or just alone. Bare Study and Permanent Taupe are both very renowned and I can see where the fuss is coming from. They have the perfect creamy texture but they fix in place and they don’t go into the crease. Mono eyeshadows I have to admit that I am not very into MAC eyeshadow but I do love Satin Taupe. I think it was one of the first eyeshadows I have ever bought and it accords perfectly to my skin and eyes colours. Switching on the cheaper side, lately L’Oreal is coming out with …

You Can Leave Your Hat On

If you usually stroll on Internet you may have noticed that the world has been affected by a fedora mania. There is always a type of hat on trend: we had bowler hats then beanies but I definitely prefer the most recent one because of the rock vibe a fedora hat can give to every outfit. I have seen lots of celebrities, bloggers or singers males and females wearing fedoras according to their styles and no matter if you want to wear it on the beach or during a rainy day because there will be a type that matches your needs. I put my hands on two black fedoras in the past months and I’ve been searching for a white version but I didn’t find one I liked enough that wasn’t extremely expensive. Don’t worry my research won’t stop until I will find it – I am scary, I know. If you want to buy a fedora but you can’t do a splurge with a Borsalino then Asos, Topshop,  Urban Outfitters and H&M have great substitutes. Oh, …