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Milan Fashion Week : Ermanno Scervino A/W 15/16

2 March 2015

Attending the Ermanno Scervino A/W 15/16 fashion show in Milan was a definite highlight of my trip. This made in Italy brand is actually one of my favourites - as the designer himself says - his clothes are always feminine and well tailored, representing quality and elegance.
' I love playing with the identity of gender, never calling it into question. My woman is always feminine even when she is wearing a masculine overcoat. It can be perfect to enhance her seductiveness.'

Outfit Post : Milan Fashion Week - Day 1

1 March 2015

I haven't really been managing to write up all my outfit posts, street style spotting and fashion show reviews in real time. I've simply had too many places to go and well at least 5 hours sleep is sort of necessary... but all will be told in the coming weeks - not to worry. In the meantime, for today, here's the first outfit I wore on my first day in Milan, decided to take a bit of Malta Fashion with me :)

Outfit Details

Trousers : Kenvelo
Jacket : MANGO
Top : ZARA
Shirt : ASOS
Hat : ALDO
Bag : Charles & Ron
Boots : Tosca Blu at Stivaletti
Necklace : Chanel

All Photos by Kurt Paris

Family Corner : Baby Blankets

When I first found out these baby blankets existed at KIABI, I honestly wished I was a baby. as an adult who sleeps with you know sheets and quilts and throw over blankets, I really hate it when the sheets get untucked from under the mattress and move around. If you share a bed with someone, this person might sometimes decide they need more blanket love leaving you out there in the cold all hurt and sad...I do know there are sleeping bags for adults but I somehow feel a bit strange about crawling into a sleeping bed every night - the hubby might find it even stranger....

Milan Fashion Week : BVLGARI A/W 15/16 ACCESSORIES

28 February 2015

Yesterday I was very fortunate to be invited by BVLGARI to view their new Autumn Winter Collection. The presentation was at the BVLGARI Hotel in Milan, a gorgeous building.

As is to be expected, BVLGARI's accessories are perfectly made, no detail has been missed and their designs are well researched evoking BVLGARI's past collections and traditions.

Among others, one of the new styles is this lovely Serpentini Bauletto Bag, the bag is being produced in amethyst violet, ocean turquoise and a lovely shade of pink rubellite as well as different exotic skins. Colours that mirror jewels is something the brand is renowned for. The beautiful handle is inspired by the snake bracelet watch produced in the 60s.

A good talking point here, is that the little details inside the bag are given as much importance as the the details outside. I'm often disappointed with interiors even with expensive bags, sometimes the inside of the bag is not real leather or hasn't been finished to a degree of quality that matches the exterior. At BVLGARI, the inside is lined with beautiful suede of a contrasting colour, whilst the piping inside matches the leather of the exterior - stunning!

Above is the Serpentine Forever Flap Bag in tiger's eye calf leather featuring 3D inlaid scales in gold layers skin. 

Below is the new BVLGARI-BVLGARI signature bag - an interesting combination of calf leather and black plexi glass giving the bag a very modern, original look - love the magnetic closure featuring the signature BVLGARI ring.

And for one of my personal faves in terms of leather finish - this hologram effect takes hours to produce since it involves tanning and re tanning the leather to ensure even dispersion of the colour desired.

What I found very interesting, is the excellent new range of BVLGARI sunglasses. In previous years I haven't always been too enamoured with their sunglasses range finding them a bit too fussy and possibly a bit tailored to the older generation. These new styles are modern and stylish with a lovely look whilst of course still retaining the excellent quality and those little details such as pink gold and diamonds serpentini scales on the side.

This cat-eye shape sits really well on most face shapes.

Milan Fashion Week : Francesco Scognamilio

27 February 2015

This is my first trip to Milan Fashion Week, arriving straight from London fashion week on an early morning flight after 5 days of very little sleep, I wasn't quite sure what to expect. Milan Fashion Week is different to London Fashion Week - there's no doubt about that. In London there's a sense of childish fun, from the way the people dress, to the attitude of the staff at Somerset House, there's a lot of happiness that fashion week is here and everyone is determined to make the most of it. Here the attitude is much more grim, much more business minded much more focused. Unlike London the average person interested in fashion does not participate, to be here you must be a buyer or press.

Outfit & Burberry Roundup Post : London Fashion Week Day 4

26 February 2015

Day 4 got a bit complicated when the invite to Burberry arrived. I always use the show as my line when people ask me what shows I'm attending - I quip, well I didn't get in to Burberry (it's always very strictly limited). In fact, I had booked my hair appointment at the time of the show, needless to say this got moved. The thing about fashion weeks is that invites to the shows generally arrive only a few days before so planning ahead is rather difficult.