Milan Fashion Map: Libreria dello specttacolo


One of my favorite places in Milan is Bar Magenta – in the city center, but slightly off the beaten track, which is not visited by a swarm of tourists, yet it is always live, especially during the famous aperitivo and happy hours. Ironically, only recently I have discovered that just around the corner is a bookstore, completely dedicated to the cinema, theater, and opera! Yes, that bookstores do exist, they have a soul and you will feel here great, raiding among the numerous shelves. This fantastic place made this whole area even more attractive to me.
Even before you come inside, you’re eyes are caught by richly exposed shop window with biographies of great stars, old publishing, numerous theatrical handbooks. Inside is even better – posters, lots of magazines about cinema, yearbooks, monthly issued magazines and even more books, also boxes with scenarios of operas and plays, screenplays and music sheets!
Normally, while setting points on a Milan Fashion Map I intently focus only on places I am describing, and my outfits presenting only with images. This time I decided to add a few words; Milanese fashion is not so diverse and extravagant as it might seem, but maybe more about some other time. Although the convenience of city life should oblige you to run in the flat, comfortable shoes, I faithfully stick to my taste and I often choose high heels. Yes, you can always compromise, take a bit bigger bag and take them with you. I still remember when I was in New York, that almost every girl, during her lunchtime, whether in dress or elegant suit was wearing sneakers, changing them later on under her desk at work for a more appropriate pair of heels. I, however, prefer heels, especially to skirts with such demanding cut as tulip one, or delicate ballet flats. In this version, my cute bows went to the back, because I match my shoes with fancy socks that can be found in the latest collection of Calzedonia. If you prefer more economical /”do it yourself” solution, you can always sew a bow made from satin ribbons on cotton socks. I know that for many people the set “high heels + socks” is still a risky choice, but hey! We are in Milan!

Milan Fashion Week #MFW part 2


During MadMood Milan Fashion Week there was also a presentation of the collection of Caresta bags, the Romanian brand specialized in leather goods and accessories. Caresta products feature simple yet elegant design, bags are classical an very practical, I would take them with me to work but also on a night out, exactly how the models on the catwalk had presented. Their elegant look with simple, long jacket, pencil, lace skirt, and high heels… kind of an office uniform ..but how sexy it gets after dark.

Milan Fashion Week #MFW part 1


When the sound of the Milan Fashion Week slowly fades away, and the eyes of all fashion enthusiasts were aimed at Paris, it’s time for my relation from this event. Obviously, as a little “rookie” in the blogosphere, my Fashion Week was not revolved around runways of such collections as Prada or Armani, however, I had the pleasure to take part in several shows and very sapid contest for young designers…And sapid is an accurate word here. But more of this later.

Fashion as “a constant” which is always in flux, its variability expresses the demand and the perception of consumers. Treated as a form of art is constantly subjective. It is my belief, that fashion doesn’t have to be outrageous, extravagant and shocking, this kind of emotions I prefer while sitting in the theater, nevertheless it must delight, give a sense of aesthetics and presents original beauty. It should be female when it is for a woman; male when dedicated to a man, rarely the other way around … The fashion show of Serbian designer Marija Sabic precisely depicts the essence of femininity it was gentle, sensual and elegant. Definitely “anti-unisex”. The wow effect which is not forced, a natural unconstrained chic. The entire collection, ranging from modest and elegant jumpsuits to sensual yet richly decorated evening, appeals to me. However, a few things stuck in my mind exceptionally and there is one dress I’d like to see again.. only this time hanging in my closet!