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Neon.Minimalism.Love

Posted in Fashion Week by strytllng on March 14, 2011

If you’ve been following Streetstyle blogs during this Fashion Week season, you’ll have noticed the trend of megawatt colors outside the runwayshows. The trend seems to be going towards big accessories, structures and patterns but the combination of flashy colors, flashy design and overaccessorized fashionistas is just not my cup of tea. I prefer the clean-cut design accentuated with some color – a style that won’t stress your visual sense. In fact, the minimalist-neon combination soothes the overfashioned brain like homemade lemonade on one of these first hot Spring days.

 

All images via STREETFSN.com

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Milano Day Three ::: All In The Details

Posted in Fashion Week by strytllng on November 1, 2010

Daisy


 

Romina


Now that day three had approached and my two friends had arrived from Paris, we needed a bigger hotelroom suited for three people. After a long search, we finally found ourselves in a flat-like vintage hotelroom from the 70s and were ready to hit the Just Cavalli show, did some post-show interviews and went to the La Perla lace night to finish the day. Above you see the most outstanding and individual people there were for me that day. One is Daisy Dee (Fashion Trix TV) and Romina Caponi (Designer for Roberto Cavalli) who both had very different stylings but both were very relaxed in what they while effortlessly giving it a very personal twist with their accessories. Daisy’s necklace was a one-of-a-kind gift from her friends naming all the blessings in her life and Romina’s clean cowgirl look met the orient with her dark eyeliner and jewellry which she had bought from a local designer during a visit in Turkey. I am a big fan of Romina’s accessories but there was nothing brighter that day than Daisy’s smile – gotta love the girls!

Milano Day Two ::: Hunting

Posted in Fashion Week by strytllng on October 22, 2010

After a good night of rest I slowly awoke to see a new beautiful morning. In my new Nikes I was ready to walk all day through the absolutely beautiful north-western parts of the city. After registering at an internet place, I researched some vintage places in Milan. But I found myself unable to buy anything due to the skyrocketing prices. Compared to other vintage hotspots, Milan has an excellent selection but also knows the worth of the goods. I tried on a pair of Chanel earclips just for the fun of it and headed down south to the canal where I had my best single pasta lunch so far. (You wouldn’t believe how long you have to hunt for good food in Milan! Just go to the canal – it’s all right there!) I sat down in the warm fall sun with a glass of white wine, a bottle of sparkling water and some bread waiting for my late lunch to come, watching some people pass me by on their daily routines. The dreamy dish was homemade hazelnut pasta with a blue cheese walnut sauce…no further questions on the perfection of the moment. I tried more vintage places but the canal wasn’t too inviting for a tourist when I had a Pretty Woman moment of: This dress is not for sale, I think you should leave. I am so glad the food places follow a different customer policy. I went on to buy another amazing ice-cream at an artisan ice-cream parlor and walked my way “home” where my friends would hopefully arrive soon.

Milano Day One

Posted in Fashion Week by strytllng on October 21, 2010

I know it’s been almost four weeks but here are some impressions of my first day in Milano.

After getting up at 4am after only 3.5hours of sleep, it took me almost 3 hours from Malpensa to the hotel, (don’t try public transportation in Milan) my Parisian friends told me that they wouldn’t make it for the next two days because of (surprise) a strike at Paris’ airports and I found myself alone in the fair-weather city. You may have already read that I saw Anna Wintour before arriving at the hotel. When I got there, I changed into something comfortable and just kept on walking to explore the city. Without a map or guide, I arrived in front of the Duomo and the famous Scala where I simply inhaled the atmosphere and went for a little window shopping. I found it amazing how few people speak English and how far a trained repertoire of body language might get you when trying to shop in small stores, where I bought my Italian dinner (local-grown fruits, ciabatta, cheese and…mmmhhh…huge olives) and the best chocolate ice-cream I had to date. Can you believe the big selection of olive oil? Always a favorite when I am on vacation: a trip to the supermarkets. I finished the day early with a Jane Austen novel and slept for at least 12 hours before I got up for another beautiful day in Milan. It was all my tired aching body could have asked for that day.

 

 

More Than A Woman

Posted in Fashion Week, Words of Wisdom by strytllng on October 15, 2010

We could do it just like men…or we can do it our own way and add an aesthetic that brings back wit and fun to fashion with an appeal that has long been lost in an over-sexed fashion world.

The lovely lady above is Kamila, a friend, the woman behind the camera of many fashion videos you’ve seen (check the MILAN FASHION CIRCUS video) on Strytllng and fresh breeze of air when it comes to viewing fashion through her camera. Who else choses the music to such perfection, makes upbeat cuts without overflashing the viewers eyes?

Just look at the “Best of New York Fashion Week Spring Summer 2011” video. Yes, fashion can be effortless fun with a young and chic sensitivity that’s hard to find in other videos. BRAVO MISS K!

BTW: Kamila is the younger one of a sisterly duo from Parisian video production company KO.FASHION.

To Market, To Market – Milan Vintage

Posted in Uncategorized by strytllng on October 5, 2010

What looks to be a tiny part of Milan turns into the biggest antique- and fleamarket in Milan.  Once a month, the canal in the south-west of the city turns into the biggest gathering of style and presentation.

People know I am THE vintage girl and I wouldn’t want to miss this opportunity for any Missoni fashion show in the world. I put on my Aigner silk skirt, which I bought two years ago and the Aigner bag and combined them with an American Apparel cotton shirt and a hat that used to belong to someone in a former life. Black patent leather Oxfords were in order to keep me on my feet all day long.

The market was amazing. They had pretty much everything one could imagine. From mini Biedermeier furniture to 70s glasses, fake and real designerbags to the best jewelry selection I had seen so far – even dogs were carried in “puppy purses” at this outstanding “go see”. (Which I thought the most ridiculous thing one could do to a living being).

By the end of the day my feet hurt and I didn’t dare to buy much. Except for a few, the sellers were all pros and demanded exceptionally high prices for the goods. The most fun is browsing through the beauty of past times anyways, right?

..:: String Theory @ Roberto Cavalli ::..

Posted in Fashion Week, Lookbook by strytllng on September 30, 2010

It was my last day in Milan and probably the most exciting…but let’s go back to my arrival for the whole picture.

I had thought about fashion show delays while standing in the tram on my very first day in Milan. While I was thinking about the trouble most designers go through waiting for Anna Wintour who is stuck in Milan’s traffic jam, a car door opens next to me and Anna herself jumps out of the car to avoid the traffic by WALKING to the Fendi show in her heels. My mind power sort of overcame me at that particular moment let alone the walk in killer heels to make the show is nothing you would expect her to do according to the myths surrounding her figure – but wait until you hear what my crazy mind did to me 3 days later.

It is the night before the big Cavalli show and dreaming that she kidnapped and now forced me to be her personal assistant to her children and herself, awoke me with cold sweat. I took a quick shower and an even quicker beauty routine to prepare my interviews to be made with the front row guests and the maestro himself at Roberto Cavalli’s 40th anniversary runway show in the Arco della Pace at Piazza Sempione. We had been very late for a press team and just as we took our stand with the camera, Anna runs right past my right shoulder, making herself one of the first front row guests. My camerawoman rushed me to grab the microphone and go over to America’s Vogue editor in chief and probably still one of the outstanding figueres in fashion but I refused still in shock from my dream. I finaly managed to go near but once again had to step away after receiving one cold look from her. I guess I wasn’t the only one for no reporter took her picture or dared to ask one single question that day. I must say it was probably out of respect of her position in fashion and her perfect looks that seemed to be so above everyone that I didn’t interview her that day but I would still like to meet her for tea some day and have private tour through her wardrobe.

Instead I started my series of interviews with InStyle’s Anette Weber (Germany), Anna Dello Russo, and style icon Anna Piaggi, among others.

The show itself was in the most beautiful locations I have seen so far. A light-flooded all white tent with a fantasyjungle in greens and golds at the beginning of the catwalk. The models wore sleek hair and the music was sensitive classical music supported by modern bass kicking in giving the impression of a strangely serene garden with strong creatures living in it. The clothes itself can be discribed as the Indian Hippie Chic. Innumerable strings hanging from long flowing dresses made of light fabrics or skintight leather were cmbined with boho bags. The cuts for Roberto Cavalli’s Spring Summer 11 season are hip-hugging and with back-baring cutouts held by bikinistrings. The Hippie Chic may not be entirely new but the smokey pastel coloring was a different approach to the known whites + brights one suspects for this type of style. A piece or two from this collection could give my summerwardrobe a new edge.

After the show I was the last reporter to ask one last question to Roberto, which I will show you as soon as the video will be finished. My personal highlight may have been interviewing his son, Daniele Cavalli, now designer for the men’s line who, may I add, almost had me forget my name when he elaborated his philosophy of a woman’s sparkling eyes being one of the most beautiful things she could wear. (Ok, so he is a very handsome, charming and flirty boy already, speaking with a velvet voice just a few inches away from my eyes. What can I say?)

And while I tried to remember my name and interview questions Anna was already on her way to Laura Biagiotti, Iceberg or Armani without ever knowing who I was. I promise: The next time I’ll see her, I will be a brave blogette, holding my microphone in my right hand and the recording device in my left while looking my most-confident self and ask her the sharpest questions one could ask.

Until we will meet again Anna, I will be drawn into your web of fashionable strings and continue to admire you for your poise and accomplishments.

What a beautiful day this was!

Gallery: front row pictures, Suzy Menkes, Carine Roitfeld, Anna dello Russo, James Goldstein and somewhere you can find myself in the purple vintage jumpsuit that I inherited from my mother.

40th Anniversary of Roberto Cavalli in Milan

Posted in Uncategorized by strytllng on September 29, 2010

I know there are some of you who just cannot wait for my point of view and I am sooooo very pumped to share it but the Post-Fashion Week craziness continues so I will leave you with these first filmed impressions from the show. I loved the location, the music (sorry for the bad quality), the Low Hip Boho Chic and all those strings mixed with leather and light fabrics we are about to see next Spring Summer season, according to Mister Cavalli.

WHO CAN NAME THE MOST MODELS IN THIS SCENE OF TOPMODEL OVERLOAD?

Packing for Milan Fashion Week

Posted in Uncategorized by strytllng on September 29, 2010

What can I say? I am a WOMAN with a big suitcase.

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