OOTD – Milan Fashion Week Part 2
Ben Tornato (Welcome back) my fashion bellas! I hope you enjoyed my first post about my MFW adventure. When I included everything in the one post it just seemed like there was far too much content for one blogpost. I would struggle to compose a 1,500 word essay for college but blogging, not a bother to me. I personally felt that length of a post was in excess of what I wanted to share with you so I decided to spilt it. Now, to pick up where I left off…
I spent my third and fourth day up around Viale Montegrappa. This is where the Moda Operandi buildings are. This is the organisation for MFW and where they hold the trade shows for up and coming designers as well as a preview to AW16. I kept my outfits paired back, just like the Italians are known for. These outfits featured a leather motif with a bold statement accessory. My first outfit was a faux leather dress from Zara. This is one of my absolute favourite pieces in my wardrobe. It has a three-quarter length sleeve and a tulip style skirt. I dress it down for work with opaque tights and heeled ankle boots. This will show you how much I love it as what I usually wear to work doesn’t feature in my social life! I wore it in Milan with classic black courts and my white and grey Zara scarf wrapped around me like a pashmina and grey sunglasses from River Island. It was a complete steal at €29.95. I don’t think it is still available but the sunglasses are here. At Moda Operandi, they have live streams of the catwalk shows on a huge screen outside the building. I was delighted to get myself into the trade shows – a story for another time – and see previews of AW16 as well as meeting some up and coming designers. I also have a funny little video of me strutting my stuff on my Insatgram fashionbarbie29 here .
After going numb from the cold I made sure to wear something substantially warmer the next day. I packed like I was off on a sun holiday forgetting it was on February. I wore my faux leather dungarees from Topshop. I teamed them with a white crop top (also Topshop), my black silk bomber jacket from Karen Millen, gold Adidas Superstars and a multicoloured faux fur clutch from River Island. A little bolder for the Italian fashion scene but what is fashion without a little bit of fun?! Unfortunately I only have one picture in this outfit because I lost the rest. To anyone that doesn’t know me I repel technology and it was having a moment with my photos – insert the crying emoji face! I do however have a glimpse with a ‘from where I stand’ pic and an accessories close up so it’s better than nothing!
Our fourth and final night in Milan we hit our fave bar the Aperol bar in the Piazza de Dumo. Again, everything was closed by 11pm which was somewhat disappointing. I swapped my dungarees for a cobalt blue silk jumpsuit from Coast. I got this for my graduation two years ago but they bring in a variation of it every season in a multitude of colours. I replaced my superstars with my black courts and kept my faux fur clutch and bomber jacket in tow. I took these outfit snaps on our gorgeous balcony.
I have included the pictures I took in the trade rooms. They were super strict and had a no photo policy but I managed a few sneaky snaps so I hope you enjoy! Like London, it was all a learning curve and I have adjusted how I want to do it all again next year. I thoroughly enjoyed my experiences and cannot wait to do it all over again! Until next time Milan, ciao!