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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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These boots are made for walking…and super-styling!

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It’s that time of the year when you have to lock up dainty sandals, and to prevent your toes from turning into ice blocks, update your boots collection for all-day comfort during the chilly months. That said, the gradual transition … 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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Crazy about these designer clutch bags

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Compact and glamorous, I am crazy in love with these designer clutch bags spotted in Milan’s high-end boutiques. Styles and trends come and go but a clutch bag maintains it’s petite frame incorporating texture, colour and pretty details. Accessorise an … 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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Get a masala fix at Tara Ristorante

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What started off as a gorgeous sunny day in Novate, ended with a rainstorm in Milano. I was almost tricked into leaving my umbrella behind, but I have been in the fashion capital long enough to know that everyday could … Continue reading

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Your shoe hunt in SA stops @STRUT24

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While we may have a great selection of footwear in South Africa’s upmarket retail boutiques, there’s always room for something a little more exclusive at a not-so-exclusive price. My friend (and inspirational businesswoman), Yasmeen Bhamjee Moosa spotted the gap and … Continue reading

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Spotted: new NaraCamicie and beautiful bags at PAM

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    My friend fell in love with the Nara shirt I gave her for her birthday and just as I predicted, she is now hooked onto the brand, visiting the NaraCamicie website often in search of more additions to … Continue reading

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Discovering the perfect apartment, a shopping centre and a new part of the city

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I discovered a new part of a Milan today, all because of a two-bedroom apartment available for rent in Via Pietro Gassendi. I had a look around the recently-renovated place, which besides not have free WiFi, is a dream. It’s … Continue reading

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Give a gift, give a Nara shirt

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I never leave Milan without a beautifully tailored, perfectly fitting shirt from NaraCamicie and to date, my collection of Italian shirts boasts three lace shirts in black, white and lilac, a summery pink floral on sandy brown cotton and an … Continue reading

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Larusmiani unveils the Contemporary Travels Collection 2014

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This time, I really was blown away by the way in which designer, Alice Etro fused oriental influences into the Larusmiani women’s collection for Spring/Summer next year. Intricate blue prints seen on porcelain vases and floral motifs in vibrant colours … Continue reading

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Modelling for Dellera

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Unlike all the other boutiques in the Quadrilatero which served drinks and finger food during the Vogue Fashion Night Out, the Dellera fur boutique on Via Sant Damiano took a different approach. Each guest was allowed to pick their favourite … Continue reading

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D’ore impresses with paper and plastic gowns

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Anyone who’s been to Sandton City lately could not possibly have strolled passed the revamped D’ore boutique. I can’t believe that I hadn’t noticed the amazing revamp taking place behind closed doors but I am gobsmacked by the facelift which … Continue reading

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