Tuesday, 7 February 2012


I have just returned from my little trip to Milan. I had a fabulous time, a lot of shopping, eating, partying and of course 'research' went on! Although I must say I don't think Milan is the prettiest city I have ever been to, a lot of it is quite run-down and shabby and I definitely didn't see many stylish Italians, however, I'm sure during fashion week it's buzzing! I looked around a lot of the luxury shopping areas as this was my main purpose for the trip. In general I noticed that the visual merchandising was very minimal and sophisticated with not many interesting window displays. The outfits on the mannequins were very understated and classic with the outfits layed out next to them for purchase. The trend of 'outside inside' was still very prominent, with the trend moving towards more greenery rather than twigs and trees.

Here is a general round up of the trip

The beautiful Duomo cathedral

Shopping arcade

McDonalds amongst Gucci, Louis Vuitton and Prada???

The Gucci cafe

A beautiful little vintage shop

Versace window, probably the most interesting of them all

I need one of these bags!

The Italian friends we stayed with