Must Watch TV Shows (while waiting for Game of Thrones)

I represent that part of my generation that doesn’t watch TV. And no, this isn’t some intellectual decision to bury myself in books. I just don’t watch Italian TV but find myself binge watching tv shows online all the time. No ads, no weekly appointment with a show, and the opportunity to stop and replay whenever. Here are my Must…

Rethinking my Wardrobe

Spring time is dress time for me. Just another reason to not spend time styling tops and bottoms but just throw something over my head and ready to go.  Just last week I watched the documentary Minimalism on Netflix and it made me want to start doing a real spring cleaning this time. The documentary follows Joshua and Ryan, who call…

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CastaDiva Como

One of the advantages of living in Milan, or in a tourists case visiting Milan, is the fact that you can reach so many beautiful places just within 1-hour drive. Como is one of the most famous lake towns, and it can be reached within just 30 minutes. Weekends by the lake are one of my favorite times and especially this…

Quattropiume: The Story of a Bag

It has been an amazing experience getting to follow the design and production of my own creation with Quattropiume. One month after my visit to Florence to get to know the brand and the people working on this innovative idea of having customers design their own clutch, I was invited in Milan to follow the production process. When you buy…

Rahul Mishra From India with Love

Rahul Mishra takes the embroidery trend to a new level with its 3-dimensional hand-made work on dresses. Wearing this dress felt like wearing a pop-up book when with every movement a bird would open its wings and take flight, or a flower would start to bloom.  If you don’t know this new designer that comes from India and just showed…

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Spring Rain

As soon as we started celebrating spring it started pouring rain in Milan and the cold is back. We had a week of sun and warm weather to the point that I was having lunch with friends outside while wearing a slip dress and getting all worried that I hadn’t put sunscreen on. 2 days later and is winter again. …

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Vionnet in Milan

It seemed only fitting to have the first Vionnet show in Milan hosted at such a magical location of the 15-century Casa Degli Atellani, a vineyard of Leonardo Da Vinci‚Äôs. Maybe to make everything even more perfect, you could hear birds chirping in the background to really draw from the inspiration. The flowing effortlessness of long dresses, skirts, and jackets…

Kat Von D Favorite Makeup Products

Being a makeup lover and living in Italy sometimes is difficult. Beauty brands don’t launch here at the same time they launch everywhere else. Eventually, beauty brands start planning their Europe domination and we finally have access to them. For example, I still buy Carmex and Burt’s Bees products only in the UK, and a few years back I ‘d get…

Clicquot In The Snow

Clicquot In The Snow: A weekend of champagne and snow in Courmayeur with Veuve Clicquot   It started snowing really late in Italy this winter, and it has been like this for the past years. If you don’t believe in climate change just talk to the tourism office anywhere in northern Italy. They’ll explain, how the ski slopes resemble more to the green fields…

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Good Girls Go to Heaven

Wearing this outfit a friend made me notice that I was dressed like a good girl from the 60s, with a modern twist of sneakers. I asked what was wrong with it and she laughed and said ‘You know good girls go to heaven, but bad girls go everywhere’. Giorgia Fiore SS17 dress Gianfranco Lotti Bag adidas originals NMD shoes…

Narciso Rodriguez Fleur Musc

Narciso Rodriguez Fleur Musc

A few fashion brands have managed to create a cult following of their fragrances as big as the following of their style, and Narciso Rodriguez is one of them. The fragrance line has had a winning formula presenting the notes of musk in different ways for each scent.  For this Spring the new release is Narciso Rodriguez Fleur Musc, a soft but…

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Head & Shoulders Smooth and Silky

All winter I tried to do different hairstyles to the hair with the latest hair trend: braids. The main problem was dandruff, a scalp condition that I never had before living in Milan. One evening I shared this problem among friends and we reached to the conclusion that the smog levels in Milan, and the fact that we have always focused…