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ROSSOprezioso; ultra-glam, ultra-lightweight ‘Made in Italy’ jewellery

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When Roberta Romoli, one of the co-founders of this jewellery brand, invited me to view the collection of ROSSOprezioso jewels at the flagship boutique in Milan’s Via Fiori Chiari, I had no idea that I was about to try on … Continue reading

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8 Designer sunglasses to play ‘peek-a-boo’ in style

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If the eyes are the windows to the soul… An unspoken language of fleeting glances conveys so much to passers-by, but this summer, these designer sunglasses are stylish reasons to maintain an air of mystery, create intrigue and shield your … Continue reading

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10 Reasons to visit La Rinascente – again and again!

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Smaller than London’s Harrod’s (in size only) but equal in brand selection and exclusivity, La Rinascente at the centre of Milan is much more than a shopper’s paradise. I consider it the essence of the Fashion Capital housed under one … Continue reading

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‘Mirabilia’ – an Indian reconstruction of Etro paisley

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Etro, one of my favourite (and most vibrant) brands, has collaborated with Indian artists, Jiten Thukral and Sumir Tagra, to produce the ‘Mirabilia’ collection, a different interpretation of their recognisable paisley print which appears digitalised but full of movement and … Continue reading

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‘To-die-for’ jewels spotted in the Quadrilatero Della Moda

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While shopping and attending events around Milan’s fashion district, I often find myself distracted by breathtaking jewels on display which naturally, I just have to photograph and share, but trying to get a clear shot (with minimal glare) can prove rather challenging since … Continue reading

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Get more for less at Vicolungo’s 150 style outlets

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While I was playing tour guide to three of my SA friends, they kept expressing interest in visiting some of the outlet stores where last season’s leftovers could be bought at a much reduced price. There wasn’t a lot of … Continue reading

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Facelift time for Audemars Piguet on Montenapoleone

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What a week it’s been for the luxury Swiss watchmaker, Audemars Piguet, who have been hosting events every night of this week on Montenapoleone to proudly show off their newly renovated boutique – the second of their worldwide branches, after … Continue reading

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Draw attention to your ‘Neckplace’

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After studying to become an architect, Giovanni Raspini decided to sidestep the industry’s bureaucracy and limitations 25 years ago and instead began pouring his passion for silverware into his own designs – a career move which we must be grateful … Continue reading

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Queen of Cartier Diamonds – and Desserts!

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I don’t know if the universe is trying to tell me something or not, but for as long as I strolled through Via Montenapoleone and Corso Matteotti, my attention was drawn to all things bling from shoes and dresses to … Continue reading

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Chromatic Passion from Colombo Via Della Spiga

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For Spring /Summer 2014, this historic brand serves up more exceptionally crafted leather bags and accessories, this time designed by the experienced Gian Luca Lera. I was accompanied around the boutique and introduced to each individual creation cut from crocodile, … Continue reading

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Dripping in new Van Cleef & Arpels ‘Perlée’ jewels

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It amazes me how some of the people that I meet in Italy react when I mention that I am from South Africa. Some immediately associate the country with safaris, Nelson Mandela and Shakira’s Waka Waka. Today though, at the … Continue reading

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Highlights from Fashion Week Friday!

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After getting to bed in the early hours of Thursday, I decided to sleep in a bit later than usual before waking up to another fun-filled day of eating, shopping and people-watching during Milan Fashion Week. I made it to … Continue reading

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Turkey delights at the spice bazaar

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Today was our last few hours with our tour guide, Zekiye, taking in the views from the Bosphorus bridge and the highest hill on the Asian side of Istanbul, marvelling at the opulence of the Berleybeyi Palace and then cruising … Continue reading

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Buccellati’s silver, gold and amethyst ‘Garden of Eden’

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I popped into the Buccellati store like I’ve done on all my previous trips to Milan, to greet the very friendly staff and to uncover a few extra-special jewels that I plan on writing about in the next issue of … Continue reading

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Bruno Magli goes bling for F/W 2013/14

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It’s the middle of Milan fashion week and I am leaving tomorrow, so I started my day off by splurging on amazing long black boots by Fratelli Figini (store on Corso Monforte), each made from a single piece of suede … Continue reading

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