Milano Diary

Saturday, December 09, 2017

Hi y'all! As you have probably noticed, I haven't posted anything on my blog since May. All I can say is time flies!! I came back to Milan in October. After moving for the fifth time, I am finally living in my very own apartment and I'm very happy with it. It feels like home. I have started with my second year at university, where I'm studying Fashion Marketing and Communication. The course is still super interesting to me and I am enjoying everyday here in Milan. The food in Italy is still delicious (as always), I am exploring new, cute cafes and restaurant everyday after living here for more than one year. Overall I'm having a great time, surrounded by amazing friends! I'm really thankful and grateful to be able to be here and for all the opportunities. So yesterday my friends and I did a little photo session and here are some of my favorite photos (and yeees it was a bit too cold to pose without jacket, in case you're wondering). It got pretty cold in Milan, but the city is beautifully decorated with all the lights and I'm finally starting to get the Christmas vibes!! Unfortunately no snow is falling down, but this fact makes me even more excited to be back home in Switzerland in two weeks over the break! I am definitely going to try to do more blog posts and share more of my life with you on here! 

Have a great weekend! x

photography by Adriana Viteri (@vitstyle)


LA Love

Wednesday, May 03, 2017

LA, the city of Angels and where dreams come true! I was happy that I got to spend at least 3 days in one of my favorite cities - Los Angeles. It is one of a few cities, where I feel like home. The Cali vibes you get there are just amazing. All the people are so nice and chill, the good weather and the beautiful surroundings just make me happy like a little kid. My friend and I, we booked an Airbnb in Santa Monica, which was very good located. In my three days I went twice to Venice Beach, which is my all time favorite place in that area. What I like the most, is to just sit there and watch the skaters in the park. I also went to the Santa Monica Pier, did a little shopping in the 3rd Street Promenade. Some clothes from Brandy Melville, Vans and oops some "unnecessary" things from Sephora. I had a good breakfast and lunch at the Alfredo and Urth Caffe at Melrose. Melrose Avenue is one of my favorite streets (even though it's very touristic), you can find many cute lunch spots. To watch the sunrise I really wanted to go back to the Hollywood Bowl Overlook - sit down, listen to good music and watch the sun go down. This is where I took these photos, you should definitely go there. It is very easy to reach by car/ Uber. (better by car, I didn't have connection up there to call an Uber to go back... so you can avoid hitch hiking). My time in Los Angeles was very short but totally worth it. Have you ever been to LA and did you like it?

Black Crop Top: Brandy Melville
Mom Jeans: Bershka
Necklace: H&M
Belt: Vintage
Lipstick: NYX Lingerie 17 Seduction


Coachella 2017 Outfits and Experience

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Coachella 2017 Weekend One was really awesome! It was one of the best weekends, maybe even the best weekend of my life. I finally got to experience the Coachella festival. I was excited like a little kid to go there after hearing and dreaming of it for so long. And all I can say is, that it was incredibly amazing, way better than I have imagined. Amazing music, beautiful sunsets and a great vibe! I want to share this experience with you and yeah the photo quality isn't amazing, since all of them were taken with an iPhone.

The trip to the festival was totally worth it. It takes place in the desert and it got extremely hot (up to 35 degrees), I don't remember the last time I drank so much water!! In the evening, it cooled down to 16 degrees, which was really weird. But I guess, that's just how it is in the desert.
The lineup for Coachella was incredible. My favorite bands that I saw playing were The XX, Kaleo, Future, Schoolboy Q, Kendrick Lamar, Honne, Lady Gaga, Nora en Pure, Kaytranada and many more. I got so excited, when Future brought out Drake as a surprise guest!! 

Coachella is very famous for dressing up and I have to admit, that I was also excited about that. I was concerned, that it would be all about the looks and that the people don't care about the music (some probably don't). But I was positively surprised, that it was not like that. The vibe at the festival is really awesome, I don't know how to describe it, if you have the chance, you should try to experience this on your own sooner or later. The venue was beautiful with all the gigantic Art sculptures and the palm trees. They had a lot of food options, even some vegan food, but the things, that I've tried weren't that special, which was a bit disappointing. But I might have just chosen the wrong things. What I loved was the Pad Thai and the Curly fries
I tried to choose festival outfits, that were comfortable. On my first day I was wearing a black jumpsuit from asos, but it was not the best idea to go with long sleeves. On my second day I went for the all boho look with flowy pants, a crochet top and a black hat. On my last day I was wearing a black bralet with shorts and a kimono cardigan. I was wearing black boots with silver studs everyday. The shoes are actually quite comfortable but after dancing all day and night I got some blisters. Some people would wear high heels and I really don't know how they are able to survive...
I ran into two of my favorite bloggers, Camila Coelho and Aimee Song! I was really excited about that. They were really nice an friendly.
Have you ever been to Coachella? Or would you like to go there?



Spring has arrived!

Sunday, March 05, 2017

What a beautiful sunny day in Milan! The real spring has arrived! I can finally wear thin jackets and no more heavy winter coats. I enjoyed the good weather in Porta Venezia / Corso Buenos Aires. One of my favorite areas in Milan, the streets are gorgeous and you can find great stores for shopping here. But today I just went for a walk and a soy matcha latte from Panini Durini. I got slightly addicted to it, to be honest. It's sooo tasty (and healthy as well). This week I also got a new haircut. I wanted something new and I spontaneously decided to get myself some light bangs! I wish you all a good and sunny start into the next week <3 (Outfit details below)

Jacket: Dear Diary (Santa Barbara) / T-Shirt Dress: basic mens shirt from Bershka / Bag: kate spade/ Glasses: Sojos Vision / Watch: Michael Kors / Boots: Public Desire


Milano Fashion Week 2017 - Experience and Outfits

Monday, February 27, 2017

Milano Fashion Week 2017, what a great time to live in Milan! Last week the Women's Fashion Week took place in the fashion capital. The biggest Italian brands presented their "Moda Donna" collections for Fall/Winter 2017. It was an amazing first experience. 
It was my first time to be at a Fashion Week and see how it takes place. On the first Day we went to the Gucci show to see the fashion show hustle and it was extremely fun. It was incredible to see the rush of the show with all the paparazzi from the outside. I saw a lot of inspiring, fashionable people, presenting their creative Street Style. Many important people from the fashion business attended the event. Anna Wintour, Anna Dello Russo, BryanBoy and many more. After the show we went to the N21 show, where we could see the show! It was my first fashion show, which I won't forget. To finish the day, we went to the Event of Negin Mirsalehi, who is one of my favorite bloggers. She launched a hair product from her own bee based haircare line "Gisou". We got to talk to her quickly and she was such a sweet person from the inside and out. I was very happy to finally meet this beauty in person!
 On Day 2 we went to the Fendi, Prada and Moschino show, but again just from the outside. It was extremely exciting, especially at the Fendi show. I got to see all these stunning people like Chiara Ferragni, Stella Maxwell, Romee Strijd, Amanda Harvey etc. They all look even better in person!
Day 3: The Diesel Black Gold show! The show was earlier in the morning and I decided to go there before leaving to Switzerland in the afternoon. We got the opportunity to get inside of the show and see their new collection. It was an incredible experience, the music was catching my attention and I just loved it! You can see the Finale of the show on my Instagram @nicimaiu. I had a lot of fun during the MFW and I realized again, that I am studying, what I really want to do and I can't wait to work in this industry in my future.