From Milan, With Love

Our final stop in our Italy-Greece trip was back where it all began. Milan, a fashion capital up there in the ranks with Paris, London and New York. A major component of Fashion Month, and I was there, in the middle of it all. My dream was to be able to catch a show during my visit, but during the planning, it just wasn’t possible to fit into our already packed schedule. So, I settled for the next best thing. A walk around the city, filled with art, history, food and just a little fashion.


Duomo di Milano

The Duomo di Milano is a Catholic Church in Milan, considered the 2nd largest cathedral in the world, is over 600 years old. You don’t even have to be religious to appreciate the incredible architecture of the structure and the awe-inspiring art that lies inside. With a whopping 3,400 statues, 135 gargoyles and 700 figures, plus the stained glass windows and paintings, the Gothic era church is truly impressive.

Louis Vuitton Time Capsule Exhibit

While we walked around the Piazza di Duomo, something caught my eye. There was a long line of people waiting to get into what seemed like an oddly placed square structured, that didn’t quite fit in with the rest of the architecture in the plaza. As we approached the entrance to the Museum by the Duomo, I realized it was what seemed to be a pop-up exhibit for the Louis Vuitton Time Capsule. And I was right! My husband rolled his eyes, but I promised I’d take him to the best Italian foodie experience that night if we could go see the exhibit after the church tour. 
In this traveling exhibit, Louis Vuitton’s story is told through an exclusive selection of one-of-a-kind objects from the Maison’s archives from 1854 to today.  Presented as a thematic itinerary, the exhibit celebrates the strong pioneering spirit that has characterized the Maison since its creation 165 years ago. Focusing on four fundamental aspects: inventions, travel, the art of preserving objects and the icons of the Maison, Time Capsule shows just how visionary Louis Vuitton has been in foreseeing travellers’ desires and needs as everyday means of transportation has drastically evolved over time.” – Time Capsule Exhibition in Milan
 “For this Italian edition, one of the special pieces on display is “Boîte Milano”, a unique trunk made for the International Exhibition of Decorative and Modern Arts of Paris in 1925.”

I was in awe! I was a little bummed that we didn’t get to visit the Fundazione di Prada, but I figured that was the most fashion my dear husband could take. We ended on a high note, visiting the one place that houses all things food in Milan, Eataly. It’s towering 4 floors packed with food to dine or to shop, wine as far as the eye can see and the best gelato in the city. I even found a fair trade, vegan chocolate scoop for myself. It was quite the experience. 


This takes us to the end of our wonderful trip. Next I’ll share a travel guide for you! Many have asked, so I’ll do my best to compile something very special. Until then, Ciao! Arriverderci!

From the Office to Holiday Happy Hour

If you’re bored of the same old button down/slacks combo for your office wear like me, it’s the perfect time to spruce it up with a fun skirt suit! This look is perfect to take you from work to the Office Holiday Party or Happy Hour down the street. I paired the suit with a turtle neck top that has a fun surprise in the sleeves, but can easily be hidden for that big reveal after office hours, and a pair of edgy white booties. The look can easily be more winter ready, with fun cream colored cable knit pattern tights. Don’t be afraid to play around with patterns, textures and even color! You’ll be turning heads at the office!

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Si ya te aburre el mismo atuendo de oficina de camisa de boton/pantalon de vestir como a mi, entonces es el momento perfecto de cambiar por un traje de falda! Este look esta perfecto para transicionar del trabajo a la fiesta de oficina o al Hora Feliz que te queda cerca. Lo combiné con una blusa de cuello tortuga, que trae una sorpresa en las mangas que se puede esconder debajo del saco para una gran revelación luego de horas de oficina, con un par de botas un poco atrevidas. El look se puede llevar mas para el invierno con un par de medias gruesas con patrón. No le temas a los patrones, texturas y hasta los colores! Serás la sensación de tu oficina!

What I wore | Llevaba puesto:

Double Breasted Plaid Blazer & Skirt: Shein
Leg of Mutton Sleeve Ribbed Knit Jumper: Shein
Syd Lace-up Heeled Boot: JustFab

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Photos

Location

Alamo City Studios