Fashion is everywhere

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IN GIORGIO ARMANI

Sometimes just a gorgeous suit will do… Suit, Giorgio Armani. Pictures by Anna Nooshin.

IN GIORGIO ARMANI

SALVATORE FERRAGAMO

Massimiliano Giornetti’s Ferragamo runway was all about simplicity and construction, but even more about coats. Did the Italian weather gods whisper in his ears that Milan was going to be this rainy and snowy during the show? I am not sure, but what I am pretty sure of is that every single attendee wanted to walk away with one of his strong coats immediately. A double breasted short jacket in both navy wool and pinstripes were just right. Giornetti’s black leather coat with pony hair panels and details was just what I needed, not to mention the white alpaca outerwear that could keep anyone from freezing. The boots and bags are definitely worth a visit to the store when the collection hits shelves as well. Conclusion, the superb outerwear and and well played accessories keep me from talking about the less striking items underneath.

SALVATORE FERRAGAMO

FOOD IN MILAN

The one country where I would probably gain tons if I stayed too long must be Italy. During Fashion Week, there is little to no time to have dinner, so lots of fruits, cereal bars on the go and room service are inevitable. But in Milan you just have to sit down for proper food at least once – ok a few times. MY TWO FAVORITES God Save the Food, Via Tortona 34 This delicious lunch place is situated right around the corner of the Armani HQ and a lot of the showrooms in Milan, so it is the perfect location to grab have a sandwich or soup and a coffee in between running Fashion Week errands. Mamma Oliva, Via Luisa Battistotti Sassi 11 The best fresh pizzas and pastas, yum. OTHER RECOMMENDATIONS, places that I did not have time to visit this time, but definitely want to try next time. Just Cavalli Café, Viale Camoens c/o Torre Branca Need I say more? Chandelier, Via Broggi 17 They say this is one of Tom Ford’s favorites. Il Gattopardo Café, Via Piero della Francesca 47 This is supposed to be the fanciest night club of Milan. Kandoo Milano, Viale Corsica 38 The best sushi in town, for when you do not feel like pasta or pizza. And if you are looking for a place to stay, TravelBird might be the easiest way to find a nice and affordable hotel.

FOOD IN MILAN

FROM MILAN

Sweater, H&M; Skirt, Maison Martin Margiela for H&M; Leather Leggings, Samsoe & Samsoe; Shoes, Balenciaga. Pictures by Anna Nooshin.

FROM MILAN

EMPORIO ARMANI

EMPORIO ARMANI

SEXY SHOES

As you might have noticed, I am always attracted to either a quite manly shoe or a super sexy shoe. These from the Armani spring/summer 2013 collection (which I shot at the Armani showroom) are obviously on the super sexy side.

SEXY SHOES

DAY TWO

Bomber, Filippa K; Shirt, 3.1 Phillip Lim; Leather Skirt, Samsoe & Samsoe; Shoes, Laurence Dacade; Bag, Gérard Darel. Pictures by Anna Nooshin.

DAY TWO

SHOPPING SPREE

Taking a tiny little break from Milan Fashion Week to take you on a shopping spree. Coming from someone that usually adores small boutiques – the smaller the better – it might sound a bit weird that department stores are really growing on me lately. As much as I still like those little gems (especially the ones that mix brands that I am familiar with with things that are not available elsewhere in the country), it is just way easier to go to a store that has everything in every size, especially now that my life is busier than ever. De Bijenkorf (Dutch for The Beehive) in Amsterdam is one of those department stores I regularly pay a visit. It is similar to Selfridges in London, comparable to Le Printemps in Paris. I mean I can not even remember the last time I paid a visit to over four stores during one shopping spree. Most of my shopping is very rushed or happens online. Also, since the Netherlands is obviously not really the biggest market for luxury brands, most of them do not have a store located anywhere near my apartment. They have their own little corner or space at The Bijenkorf instead. For example I know they are one of the few that stock Proenza Schouler, Givenchy, Acne and Céline and I believe they are the only one that stock Joseph. Anyway, through these pictures I am taking you on a small shopping spree with me, showcasing what I would have bought if I ruled the world*. I did fell madly in love with the baby blue Givenchy though, should I go back and get it? *If I ruled the world I would of course also do a bunch of other things apart from shopping, but hey I would be lying if I said I would not shop at all. Clear Sandals, Céline; Baby Blue Bag, Givenchy; (from left to right on the rack) Green Bomber, Filippa K; Striped Shirt, 3.1 Phillip Lim; Dollar Printed Suit, Acne; Printed Suit, Sandro; (on me) Dollar Printed Blazer, Acne; Ankle Boots, Alexander Wang; Trapeze Bags, Céline – all items via De Bijenkorf.

SHOPPING SPREE

TER ET BANTINE

Ter Et Bantine is probably not the very first brand that comes to mind when you think of Milan Fashion Week, it might not even sound very familiar to some of you, but fact is they have been around for over 20 years. Their collection for fall/winter 2013 is a tribute to a mens wardrobe – quite the minimalistic one – with a fun twist. There were clean lines, accented waistlines and either cigarette leg pants or pleated long or knee-length skirts, worn with velvet sandals, lace up mules (which I loved!) or clogs (not so much…). The color scheme (dark hints of blue, gray and brown) were amazing as well as the blue print and the strong straight shaped coats. And that hair, gotta love a wet look like this!

TER ET BANTINE