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Fendi During Milan Fashion Week

October 23, 2017

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Fendi dress, purse and sunglasses
Marskinryyppy shoes
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And finally, the reason why Natalie and I were in Milan last month. FENDI. We got to go backstage and take over the Fendi Instagram account for the day. And best of all, we got to be decked out from head to toe in a beautiful Fendi outfit. What I love most about Fendi’s aesthetic is how it combines both elegance and strength all in one. The attention to detail with tailoring is fantastic. Every piece’s angles are exquisite. Every little seam. Every little pleat. It’s feminine take on menswear that is so refined in its art and so delicate in its beauty. It’s made for a powerful woman. And that feeling of wearing something like that, well, it feels like magic. My dress’ shoulder pad detailing was a significant part of this classic silhouette. It gave it a woman-in-charge factor that felt very right on the streets of Milan. The pleats in the front, bursting upwards like sunshine. The sporty cuffs gave this piece an edge. It could be worn with sneakers, but here I chose to to go with my fuchsia pumps after the show was over. A bold color for a bold dress.

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An Italian Affair

October 22, 2017

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M Missoni dress
Lacoste coat from Spring
AGL shoes
Zero UV sunglasses
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Knit metallics are kind of my thing this season. And no one does them better than the Italian do. M Missoni in particular. This little knit dress is as sweet as gelato; as sexy as what being in Italy feels like. Being in Milan inspired me to up my glam factor on the daily. Even in just the littlest way, like with a pair of bright white sunglasses. Fitting in? Why there is no such thing in Milan! The motto is standing out. I saw that in the way that the people of this city dressed, walked, gestured and spoke. Business men in suits had peeks of bare ankle. A colorful piece of fabric sticking out of their pockets. The women in sunglasses extra oversized. Drenched in rings and earrings and necklaces. There was always something extra there. Even the sky was bluer than I have ever seen. Just look at these photos. Nothing more blue. Milan was full of that extra glimmer that I promised myself that I would take home with me. To infuse into my everyday. So much of me is looking forward to hopefully spending next summer in Italy, road tripping along the coast. Getting bronzed and sun kissed. Leaving a little bit of my own glimmer and glam behind along every route and with every bite of pasta. Without the care of lipstick being on my teeth or tomato sauce on my shirt. I indeed had a bit of a love affair with this city and I see it extending far beyond it. I am by no means Italian, but the Italian way of life sure does mean something to me 🙂 

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The First Day in Milan

October 11, 2017

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Mango trench and earrings
Madiyah al Sharqi top
7 For All Mankind jeans
AGL shoes
Ming Ray bag
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There are so many reasons why I love Milan. I will be taking you on a tour of Milan from my trip there last month in the next few days. My first taste of Italy was Florence last year, so I had a high standard of what an Italian city should be like. Milan did not let me down. But, of course, there was pasta and lots of it. So no complaining either way. For now, here is a quick peek at my first day in this vibrant city. 

 

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