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)
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 with of course no invitation, but it was extremely fun anyway. 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 surprisingly got in! 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!
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.
Our first destination was the Colosseum (of course) and the Roman Forum. It was fascinating and incredibly beautiful. Isn't it just breathtaking, when you realize that these buildings are around 2000 years old? The Colosseum is really stunning from the inside and the outside as well. After that, we went to the Spanish Steps, the Pantheon, Piazza Navona and the Trevi Fountain. The Fountain was amazing as well, it was extremely beautiful just like the other places. On both days we had a typical Italian lunch - Pizza! I realized, that even though I live in Milan I haven't been to many Pizzerias yet (about to change!). On the second day we explored the other part of Rome. Places like the Palatine Hill, Gianicolo Hill, Ponte Sisto, Giardino deli Aranci, Santi Bonifacio e Alessio and the Piazza degli Cavalieri di Malta. Here you should stop by and look through the whole. You will be surprised of what you'll see! We did all the things by walking, which is definitely my favorite way to see the beautiful streets, get lost and inspired. Later on it became already dark, but we couldn't leave without seeing the Basilica San Pietro in the Vatican. And again, all I can say is Wow! I was so impressed, everything around here is so huge. I usually don't like to be like a super tourist but it was totally worth it to see all these incredible places in Rome. I will come back again for sure!
Have you ever been in Bologna?
Yesterday I had the chance to attend a conference for students with the British designer Sir Paul Smith, which was held at Milano Unica. At the fair, they presented textiles from all over the world, that will become the new trends for Spring/ Summer 2018. Although, we were not able too see everything (huge fair and a lack of time), it was very interesting for me to see the fabrics. I would have loved to share it with you, but as soon as I took out my camera, I got told that photos were not allowed.
The main reason, why I went there was because of the presentation of Paul Smith. When we entered the room, he was standing right there in front of us. We took the opportunity to shake hands with him and we even took a selfie (which came out a bit blurry, but never mind). He was very friendly and funny. After that, he started with his talk "you can find inspiration in everything", which took about one hour. But it actually felt like 15 minutes, because it was so impressive. He talked about how he got into the fashion industry and the keys to succees. You need to have personality and think differently than the others. I got extremely inspired by the designer and I got reminded not to give up on my dreams. Paul Smith is very smart, generous and extremely down to earth. It was such a pleasure!
I was wearing this cropped velvet jumpsuit combined with my Moschino belt. It was actually foggy and raining a little bit outside. The good and sunny Milano weather is gone. Next week I am going to Bologna and Rome! I hope the weather will be better over there. Have a good day!
Bag, Watch: Michael Kors
Lipstick: Huda Beauty Liquid Matte "Flirt"