Monday, February 28, 2011

Milan Fashion Week

Hello Darlings!

This past weekend was filled with fun activities, new destinations, and a lot of walking around. First stop was Milan for Fashion Week! I live in New York City and am sad to say that I have never been into Manhattan during Fashion Week. I know, what is wrong with me? I knew that I had to make it to Milan to experience my first one and honestly, I don't know if I'll ever be back in Milan around this time again. Aside from all of the blogs and magazines that I read regarding fashion weeks, I wasn't sure what to expect. The weather was unpleasantly chilly and brisk so my pea coat sadly covered up the outfit that I was wearing. The day was long; we took the slow train from Florence to Milan at 8:35am and arrived at 12:30. It was annoying but it was the least expensive mode of transportation so we took advantage of that.

The Duomo

The first thing that we did once we arrived into the city was to check out the city's Duomo. Absolutely beautiful and stunning. As in love as I am with Florence's Duomo, Milan put that one to shame. I can't even begin to describe how beautiful it was so I'll let the pictures try to explain. Afterwords, we walked around the city for a bit and soaked in the buzz generating from the fashion tents. We stopped by a Loreal sponsored make up tuutorial where they were explaining and demonstrating a model's makeup. Next was a small exhibit of Karl Lagerfeld's photography and after was exploring a building that was getting ready for a show later in the evening. We got to go to the empty backstage - no models but exciting none-the-less. The rest of the day was spent walking around Milan and sightseeing.

Make-up tutorial sponsored by Loreal
I am wearing: Skirt: (H&M); Pea Coat: (Macy's); Scarf: (One Euro Store); Bag: (Coach); Heels: (Unlabeled); Sunglasses: (Betsey Johnson)

Snuck in backstage!

The city sidewalks were lined in a pink red carpet

Karl Lagerfeld's photography exhibition

All in all, Fashion week was fun, but a little uneventful. We couldn't get into any of the shows, and I wished that they had more interactive things for all of the devoted wannabees (like myself) to do. As much as I wanted to get into the shows and be a part of all of the fashion events, there is something so thrilling knowing that it is an exclusive industry and not everyone can be apart of it. This just makes me want to break into the fashion industry even more!

Ciao For Now!

Eternally yours, 


Maddy said...

That sucks that you didn't get to see any of the shows, but I'm not surprised. Those major fashion shows seem to be very exclusive. At least you go to partake in a bit of the energy :) BTW- I've never been to "fashion week" in NYC either!

Closet Fashionista said...

Oooh how fun, at least you got to be in the same general area!!!! :D
Love your outfit too :)

chiara said...

Can you believe I was born in Italy and I never got a chance to go to Milan!
It sounds you had a lot of fun - even without getting to the fashion shows - and you look very fashionable too!
Thanks for your nice comment. I live a bit south of Rome - the name of the town is Nettuno, it's by the sea. You might be able to find it on google maps. It's a nice town with a middle-age part, very lively and full of nice shops.