A must-see in Milan for those who love gastronomy and want to get to know one of the most famous and traditional pastry shops in Milan: the Pasticceria Marchesi. Created in 1824 and acquired by the Prada group, the pastry shop has now three addresses in the Italian city.
• Pasticceria Marchesi in Milan
A very traditional pastry shop in Milan, Pasticceria Marchesi was founded in 1824 and today it stands at the same address, being a historical pastry shop in Milan and even a symbol of the city. With so much tradition, as soon as I was around, I had to stop by at the traditional address to check it myself.
The pasticceria (Italian word for “pastry shop”) really began only with sweets and after 1900 also became a coffee shop. The traditional address on Via S. Maria alla Porta 11 / a, is the same since its opening and this address is more like a “fast coffee” kind of place with no place to sit or just to take something home / hotel (which by the way, when you take away, its wrapped in this lovely packaging of the beginning of this post).
About the sweets from the Marchesi pastry shop: delicious! Marchesi really has the tradition it deserves, I went to visit the traditional address and tried some traditional sweets and I also couldn’t resist to take others for later. (Yes, I love sweets.)
About the prices, I would say it’s a very normal price, just so you can have an idea, the sweets on the photo above had a price by weight and they cost only € 5. (And they were delicious indeed.)
So, when thinking about where to eat in Milan, if you’re craving some sweets, stop by at one of Marchesi’s address.
• Pasticceria Marchesi Addresses:
image: Pasticceria Marchesi
• Traditional address: Via S. Maria alla Porta 11 / a, 20123 Milano (It does not open on Mondays).
• Second address: Via Monte Napoleone 9, 20121 Milano.
• Third Address: Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II
The second address is the new address opened in 2015, after the brand has been acquired by Prada. Unlike the traditional address, the new addresses have a space with tables and seats and a beautiful design chosen by Miuccia Prada herself.
For the Spring 2018, the collection of Atsushi Nakashima presented at this last Milan Fashion Week brought us a deconstruction of classic pieces with customizations of zipers that make them super modern and very contemporary pieces.
image courtesy of Atsushi Nakashima
• Atsushi Nakashima: Spring 2018 MFW
My Spring 2018 season at Milan Fashion Week started with the Atsushi Nakashima fashion show here in Milan, bringing an air of modernity to fashion.
One of the classics of fashion, the trench coat got deconstructed and it gains up to three fabrics and colors in the above look.
Different fabrics and colors in one piece bring asymmetry back to fashion, playing with deconstructed fashion and customizing colors and accessories in a modern way is totally in for the Atsushi Nakashima Spring 2018 collection.
Denim garments are paired with tailored pieces and even the sweatshirt gets an air as a more fashionable and stylish look.
And speaking of denim, it also became the fabric for dresses like this stylish one for the next summer.
Blue, which turned out to be a trendy color already for this Fall/Winter season, especially when in combination with black, it’s probably going to continue here for the next summer:
The play between more sportive pieces and the more sophisticated air creates an elegant collection for the brand’s next summer. Like in this look that makes this sportive combination almost looks like a piece of tailoring.
Photos courtesy of Atsushi Nakashima
Prismologie is one of those brands with a packaging that is a work of art of the minimal design and they also have great quality products. I tried out the Prismologie Hand and Cuticle Cream of the Pink O’Clock line with Rose and Pink Quartz fragrance of Prismologie, which has a delicate floral fragrance.
• Review of the Pink O’Clock Hand and Cuticule Cream from Prismologie:
I can’t get enough of looking at these beautiful packaging from Prismologie, I love the minimalist design and they look so beautiful and elegant in any bathroom. But let’s go back to the product’s Hand and Cuticule Cream from Pismologie review, it is a hand cream with a delicious fragrance that leaves the hands more soft and moisturized.
The fragrance of this line is ideal for those who like more floral smells, especially the rose fragrance and sweet smells. I love more citrus and fresh fragrances, but this one does not have a very strong sweet smell and I quite liked it.
I found it interesting that this cream is for hands and cuticles, besides using it as a hand cream whenever I see the need to moisturizer my hands, I have also used it to moisturize the cuticles when I’m doing my manicure.
It’s been a long time since I’ve been doing my own manicure and I do not remove the cuticles (since it’s healthier to leave them there, but very common to have them removed in Brazil where I was born and raised). I have been using this cream after I remove my nail polish, I push the cuticles very carefully, to make the nails more delicate and more beautiful. By the way, whenever possible, I try to stay one day a week without any nail polish, to let my nails breathe.
The product has a slightly creamier consistency than a lotion but is very light one, that leaves the hands with a good smell its easily absorbed by the skin.
• Where to buy Prismologie?
You can find online with worldwide delivery at Not On The High Street online store.
In the United Kingdom, where this brand was born, you can find its products easily in different cities of the UK, in London, you will find it at Harrods.
In US, you can find it at Cedra Pharma in New York.
*I received the product from the brand to try it, this review was written with my real and sincere opinions after using the product.
The 5th Arab Fashion Week will arrive with some great news such as a new location, an innovative runway and the first Ready Couture boutique of the world. Before the Milan Fashion Week start, I’ve been to the Arab Fashion Council press conference to know more about the new edition of the fashion week that takes place in Dubai.
So get ready for more luxury and Ready Couture Fashion this november.
• 5th Arab Fashion Week
The new edition of the Arab Fashion Week starts a partnership with Meraas, a holding company based in Dubai, which will put the Arab Fashion Week on the main Dubai destinations.
The 5th Arab Fashion Week will take place at the famous City Walk of Dubai, a place for shopping, entertainment, wellness and lifestyle with about 300 brands from luxury to high-street.
The new edition hopes to host 15.000 visitors among fashion professionals, VIPs and celebrities coming from all over the world. More than 25 international designers will show their collections at the only fashion week dedicated to the pre-collections (resort and pre-fall) and to the Ready Couture.
According to His Excellency Cavaliere and Honorary president of the Camera della Moda Mario Boselli, the new location of this edition and the partnership with Meeras will definitely take the Arab Fashion Week to a new level in quality and to help achieving the Arab Fashion Council propose of develop the creative economy on the 22 Arab countries.
The 5th Arab Fashion Week is scheduled to happen front the 15-19th November in Dubai.
The red nail polish is a classic, check out the swatch of how the red nail polish from Kiko Make Up Milano in color N. 285 looks on my nails. A bright red nail polish with a slight shiny finish.
• Red Nail polish from Kiko Milano N˚ 285:
The red nail polish # 285 from Kiko Milano is a very bright red color, in my photo of packaging it is not possible to notice it, but it has some very small and subtle particles of glitter, as if they were a micro glitter, which can be seen in the bottle of the nail polish.
But when you apply the nail polish on your nails, the glitter don’t really show, because it’s very subtle, it only gives a slight glow.
Check out how the No. 285 red nail polish from Kiko Milano shows on the nails:
I applied two layers of the nail polish, it covered well and it did not show any transparent areas.
For a bright nail polish, it even lasted quite well on my nails without peeling in the first few days and only coming off lightly at the tips of my nails by the end of a week. In fact, I was even surprised at the duration of this nail polish, I confess that I expected it would last less.
A lot of shine and glitter in cute combinations while others are more sportive, blogger Chiara Ferragni’s style translates into her collection for her brand in this Fall 2017, which brings shoes, accessories and a few pieces of clothing.
photos: David Bruce
The new collection of the brand brings the cool style of Italian blogger to this collection, the accessories have a cool style and she played a lot with glitter and shiny pieces!
The presentation of the collection took place in a pop-up store here in Milan with the brand’s new collection and a candy store just in front of it.
The photographer David Bruce accompanied me at the presentation here in Milan and he was a bit of a paparazzi to photograph my look at the entrance of this presentation.
Chiara Ferragni stopped at the presentation of her brand to tell a little about her new collection and her inspirations and to give some interviews:
• Chiara Ferragni – Fall 2017.18:
The shoes of the brand bring a lot of shine and glitter in slippers, pointy shoes and boots, either as a pair of shoes covered in glitter or in other pairs with just some jewelry details like the court shoes pair that was at the begging of this blog post.
For the presentation of her new Fall 2017 collection, Chiara Ferragni was wearing a pair of jeans and an embroidered knit, which was completed by a fur and, of course, a pair of shoes from her new collection.
The brand of Chiara Ferragni had started with accessories and now it also includes some items of clothing that were presented during the last Milan Fashion Week, such as jackets, pants and tops:
Look who I met there, the brazilian fashion journalist Lilian Pacce who was also checking out the Chiara Ferragni Fall 2017 Collection:
More glitter on the slippers with the famous eye and mouth designs that are already registered trademarks of Chiara Ferragni:
Fashion editor Anna Dello Russo also stopped by to check out the new Chiara Ferragni collection:
photos: David Bruce
You can find her collections online on Farfetch:
The Giuseppe di Morabito’s presentation for the Fall 2017/18 collection took place here in Milan during the Milan Fashion Week at the Palazzo Parigi, a Milan’s sophisticated hotel, and it showed us a collection inspired by 19th-century pre-Raphaelite art movement in a feminine and delicate way.
photo: Manu Luize
The brand’s Fall 2017 collection brings an elegant mix between a inspiration from the period of the pre-Raphaelite artistic movement which was very strong in the UK, and the current trends that have been changing the fashion world.
The Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood was a group of English painters, poets and critics in the mid-nineteenth century, in England the TV series Desperate Romantics portrayed this period and its main characters and founders of the brotherhood, the group wanted to reform art. One of its founders was Dante Gabriel Rossetti, who inspired prints and flowers in the Giuseppe di Morabito’s collection for the next fall.
• Giuseppe di Morabito: Fall 2017 MFW:
Collection photos: cortesy of Giuseppe di Morabito
The floral theme is present in Giuseppe di Morabito’s Fall 2017 collection inspired by the flowers of Dante Gabriel Rossetti’s autumnal colors and the costumes wore by girls in the art of Evelyn de Morgan.
Couture techniques are combined with the use of everyday materials such as the use of lace in more sportive items, creating a contrast that shows a more romantic side. The contrast also appears in laser-embroidered leather garments like the skirt in the outfit above.
The Giuseppe di Morabito’s silhouettes of this fall collection presented at this Milan Fashion Week are very feminine, with several items with a high and marked waistline.
photos: cortesy of Giuseppe di Morabito
Past and present meet in this beautiful collection with an artistic inspiration and lots of modernity.
Looking from afar it may even look like a print, but the piece is all done in embroidery with beads that create a beautiful embroidered floral print!
Check more outfits and items of this beautiful collection:
photos: cortesy of Giuseppe di Morabito
Another collection I checked at Milan Fashion Week was from the italian brand Hanita, which has created a a Fall/Winter collection punctuated by black, red and pink millennial as the main colors of this season. A brand that seeks to keep alive the made in Italy, creating a 100% Italian product.
A young and modern winter was created for this new season of Hanita, the Italian brand was created in 2008 and they always care about having great quality materials and the final garments.
With a presentation at the Grand Hotel et Milan in the Fashion Quadrangle here in Milan, Hanita showed pieces for day and night in this edition of MFW.
Attention to the detail that the fur used in this collection is ecological fur, (as in the leopard coat that opened this post) which is not very common to see at the Milan Fashion Week collections.
This leather jacket was one of Hanita’s Fall 2017 highlights at MFW.
Velvet also showed that the fabric that was in fashion since the previous winter, continues to be trendy another season.
Light tones like millennial pink make this collection elegant and super modern:
One of my favorite pieces of the collection, this beautiful pink skirt:
photos: Manu Luize