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Russian princesses inspire Larusmiani’s F/W 2013/14 collection

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It’s been a crazy, tiring Friday but at least I had a ball and I ended it with a ton of blog content in the pipeline. I had a dozen invitations to the winter 2013/14 collection presentations for amazing brands … Continue reading

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Trade relations, my bling Toy Ring and bag/shoe combos

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How incredibly convenient! The day that snowflakes drift through the air is the same day that I get chauffeur driven by Otieno to and from my first and most important meeting of the day. I had arranged for the entire … Continue reading

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Tracked: Dresses and jewels from Brera to San Babila.

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If you had tracked my whereabouts yesterday, you would’ve noticed that I explored all my favourite parts of Milan by foot. From pizza and a caffe latte in Brera, I walked down Via Brera through the flea market where I … Continue reading

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The Ferrari of neckties: Passaggio Cravatte

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In two weeks, I will be meeting with Gianni Cerutti, the founder of Passaggio Cravatte (Italian for ties) in Milan, and me being a woman with a fashion blog that largely favours the fairer sex, this encounter will be slightly … Continue reading

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Larusmiani Summer 2013 – rich materials, jewels and ice cream colours

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Judging from Larusmiani’s presentation of their Spring/Summmer 2013 ladies collection today, it seems like I am spot on when it comes to hot colours because my emerald green dress blended in beautifully with the luxurious items that hung around the … Continue reading

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My golden walk across the Ponte Vecchio

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We were out on the town early because we had a list of must-do activities which had to be accomplished – including a visit to Palazzo Pitti and to see the David statue at the Galleria d’Accademia – as we … Continue reading

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Like Barbie in my bubble-gum pink leather jacket from Florence

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Before I left for Italy, I had jotted down a concise list of fashionable Italian goodies which I had to find (and own). As girlish and Barbie doll-like as this may seem, I just had to get my hands on … Continue reading

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Loro Piana ‘My Toys’ Key-rings are the perfect gifts for my colleagues

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Next week this time, I’ll be back in Milan, away from this miserable cold and catching a golden tan under the Mediterranean sun. I cannot wait!! My mind will be at complete ease knowing that for three whole weeks, I … Continue reading

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Which ‘Borsalino’ sun hat is the best buy?

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Ciao bellezze, In less than a month, I get the wonderful opportunity to escape the miserable South African winter by migrating north where the European summer will be sizzling hot. Roaming the boutiques of Milan, the cobbled streets of Rome, the gardens … Continue reading

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ToyWatch’s Summer Collections – Velvety, Mesh and Metallic

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Now here’s a brand that experiments with the interplay of colours and materials to conjure up fascinating and aesthetically pleasing watches. I was thrilled to visit the small store to see these high fashion accessories which are the culmination of … Continue reading

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Vittoria Bianchi – Faraone’s CEO and a bejewelled queen

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Resembling the Faraone Jewellers double oval logo, with its wide grin is the pearly smile of the company’s CEO, Vittoria Bianchi, one of the most aristocratic ladies that I have met on Via MonteNapoleone. Standing model tall at 1.76 meters, … Continue reading

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Milano Day 3 – Design Experiences and HOT summer fashion

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It’s ironic that I go crazy buying shoes in Milan and yet it’s the one place where I completely massacre my precious pairs walking the cobble stone streets and uneven sidewalks, but trying to gather all the information I need … Continue reading

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Great ToyWatch Accessories for Spring 2012

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The name of the brand alludes to the idea of fun, fantasy and playfulness, and it seems that this is exactly what their innovative accessories inspire with a trendy display of watches in a multitude of colours and materials. Founded … Continue reading

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My tour through ‘Pisa Orologeria’ – a Rolex lover’s heaven

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I clicked my heels across the street to the Pisa Orologeria, a boutique on Milan’s Via MonteNapoleone that deals exclusively in Rolex timepieces to meet the lovely long-haired brunette, Chiara, one of several young members of the Pisa family who play a role in … Continue reading

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Geraldine De Vulpian – As Flawless as the Diamonds She Sells

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When American actress, Jaclyn Smith was quoted as saying: “Angels are like diamonds. They can’t be made, you have to find them”, it must have been the piece of advice which the Van Cleef & Arpels jewellers took to heart, … Continue reading

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