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Onka Allmayer-Beck 01 Dec 2008

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Onka and Arthur have been flat-mates for a long time. Are their fashion habits similar?

Onka and Arthur have been flat-mates for a long time. Are their fashion habits similar?

Gender: Female

Age: 29

Marital status: Single

Citizenship: Austrian

Occupation: Fasion Designer

Zone where you live: Cinque Giornate

What are you wearing?: Boots Emporio Armani, the rest is clothes from H&M

Where do you get it?: Boots at Emporio Armani and H&M

Where do you get your clothes the most?: My sister works as a fashion PR, and gives me lots of free stuff. I go to H&M and Zara, and I will take anything my friends are giving away, and since most of my friends work in fashion I get great “give aways”.

Favorite piece in your wardrobe: Not in my wardrobe exactly, but my favorite item is a silver/ivory ring (2 rings actually) that my friend Max made, a necklace my father gave to me, and my lucky red sunglasses.

Which color (or prints) dominates your wardrobe?: H&M colour card, black and grey, no prints.

Is there a designer or brand that you prefer, admire, follow?: Carol Christian Poell, other than that, I’m not a very faithfull person in this regard, but I liked a lot the last Dries Van Noten accessories collection. 

Frequented restaurants: La Latteria,  Da Oscar, La Terza Carbonaia

Frequented bars: Atomic, Bar Basso

Favorite drink: Any free drink

Frequented clubs: Glitter and Magazzini Generali for Pink is Punk

Concerts you have gone last year: It would be a lie if I say I go to a lot of concerts.

Bands or musical artists you rather listen to: Anything really, don’t have a very sophisticated taste in music.

Cities you have traveled to this year: Vienna, Innsbruck, London, Hong Kong, Hamburg, Paris, and lots around Italy

What motivated you to go there? Half  for work, half for play

Which media do you prefer to get close to fashion? I love magazines everything from Vogue to Hello – we get them  at work, books, internet.

Do you have any hobbies, practice any sport, etc? I enjoy going out dancing with my friends a lot, love to cook, and tonight is my first yoga lesson ever.

Barry Tulip 30 Nov 2008

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Gender: Male

Age: 30

Marital status: In a relationship

Citizenship: British

Occupation: Menswear designer

Zone where do you live?  Isola

What are you wearing today? Snow boots Converse, jeans Cheap Monday, t-shirt Comme des Garçons, vintage lumberjack shirt Man Alive.

Where did you get it? Both the jeans and the boots I bought them in stores in London, the t-shirt in Dover Street Market also in London, the shirt I think it was in a vintage store in New York.

Where do you shop the most? I normally buy on the stores, either the designer stores, deparment stores or vintage stores. Sometimes I get my clothes from sample sales.

Favorite pieces in your wardrobe? A white buttom down shirt by Comme des Garçons, a vintage shirt from the 50’s that I wear during the summer and a black leather jacket I designed. This last I like because it fits me very well.

 Which color (or prints) dominates your wardrobe? Navy blue and black.

Is there a designer or brand that you prefer? I think I really liked Miu Miu menswear when they were producing it. But I wear a lot of Comme des Garçons because they do small sizes.

Frequented restaurants: La Guinguetta, Osteria Borsieri, Il Giardino dei Segreti.

Frequented bars: Bar Basso and Atomic.

Favorite drink: Spritz Aperol, Prosecco, Bloody Mary and Moralino de Scarsano.

Frequented clubs: My favorite is La Nuova Idea, but I used to go to Glitter.

Concerts you have gone last year: Cat Power, Cazals and I can’t remember the others.

Bands or musical artists you rather listen to: Neko Case, Midlake and Johnny Cash.

Cities you have traveled to this year: London, Paris, Madrid, Barcelona, New York, Los Angeles, Florence, Rome, Nice, Avignon, Siena and Venice.

What motivated you to go there? New York, Los Angeles, London, Paris, Barcelona and Florence was for work, the other were pleasure trips.

Which media do you prefer to get close to fashion? I give a look to magazines, especially Arena Homme Plus, Self Service, 10, Butt and V Man

Do you have any hobbies, practice any sport, etc? I like going to the cinema, and visiting museums and galleries. I also enjoy traveling.

Giuliano Deidda 14 nov 2008

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Conscious or not giuliano's style has some british irony.

Conscious or not, Giuliano's style has some-kind of british irony

Gender: Male

Age: 39

Marital status: Single

Citizenship: Italian

Occupation: Freelance Journalist

Zone where do you live?  Porta Genova

What are you wearing today? Shoes Adidas, Jumper Henry Cotton, Shirt Coast Weber Haus, Jeans Prada

Where did you get it? The shoes I bought them in the Adidas Store in Rio de Janeiro, the shirt in a press sample sale, the rest were gifts from the P.R.

Where do you shop the most? Sometimes from the press sample sales of the designers, but I usually don’t buy anything in Milan since I work everyday seeing clothes. So when I go abroad I think things are different and new. When I go to Paris I like to buy pieces in Agnès B, A.P.C and Kiliwatch a second hand store that also includes some new things.

Favorite pieces in your wardrobe? I think I don’t have any favorite piece, but I recently bought a tartan duffle coat that I quite like and wear very often.

Which color (or prints) dominates your wardrobe? Navy blue and green shades like military and olive green. I own a lot of argyle jumpers.

Is there a designer or brand that you prefer? I think that Paul Smith is my favorite in menswear. The clothes are classic but new. It has a very good sense in the use of color and  it can be stereotyped  British but it is also very original.

Frequented restaurants: I like a Japanese restaurant in Piazza Cantore called Cacao and a Chinese restaurant near to Via Larga.

Frequented bars: Atomic Bar, but I used to like it better before. Mono and Papagayo the people working in there is really nice and always offers me a beer. It’s also kinda of unexpected who can show there.

Favorite drink: Beer or Mirto a liquor from Sardinia.

Frequented clubs: I like Glitter even if I don’t go out that much in Milan. I think the laces are spoiled. I used to go to Gasoline.

Concerts you have gone last year: I went to a festival in Paris, Rock en Seine in which there were a lot of artists and bands. Besides that I cannot really remember.

Bands or musical artists you rather listen to: My favorite band is almost unknown is called Gene and is from the 90’s. But I also like Blur, The Smiths, New Order, Kylie Minogue and Kim Wilde… A very strange mix.

Cities you have traveled to this year: Rio de Janeiro, Lisbon, Paris, Blumenau (in Brazil) Moscow, Cologne, Berlin and Florence.

What motivated you to go there? All of them besides Paris was for work.

Which media do you prefer to get close to fashion? I don’t know if I believe in Internet for fashion, however I visit Style and Fashionmag.com. I really like magazines. My favorite are L’Officiel Homme, Arena Homme Plus and Details (more for the content than for the editorials)

Do you have any hobbies, practice any sport, etc? I go to the gym, but I don’t like it. I like to listen to music, I even tried to do music by myself with computers and softwares but it takes a lot of time to learn and do it very good.

Sylvie Gurschler 30 Nov 2008

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She was obsessed with this jacket that later got for less in a sample sale

She was obsessed with this jacket that later got for less in a sample sale

vintage knickers.

An all time favorite: vintage knickers.

Gender: Female

Age: 25

Marital status: Engaged

Citizenship: Austrian

Occupation: P.R. Press Officer

Zone where do you live?  Corso Genova

What are you wearing today? I’m a totally vintage person and always dress like in an Austrian way. Today I’m wearing a vintage vest from my mom, t-shirt Bastard, leggings American Apparel, vintage H&M lace vest, Mauro Leone boots (It’s the only place where I can find decent shoes) and my Bambi Eats Frog necklace.

Where did you get it? Each season my mom gives to me a bunch of clothes from her wardrobe so the vest comes from there, the t-shirt is a present from the people of the brand since I worked for them, the rest from the respective stores.

Where do you shop the most? My mom’s wardrobe is very important; most of the things I wear come from there. But I always go to the vintage stores in Ticinese and Navigli. I also get a lot of stuff from the fast fashion retailers and some other things from sample sales like my new jacket I just got yesterday.

Favorite pieces in your wardrobe? A silk short with lace inserts I got from my mom and it is perfect for summer, and my new jacket.

Which color (or prints) dominates your wardrobe? I would say white and coral red.

Is there a designer or brand that you prefer? I love Vivienne Westwood shoes and boots and Bottega Veneta bags, I also like Etro and Miu Miu. I really like the style of Costume National and Marc Jacobs clothes.

Frequented restaurants: Zio Pesce is the best restaurant on the world and it’s just on the corner of my house. The relation price/quality is super good.

Frequented bars: During summer I like to go to Tabaccheria in Ticinese. I also like Café Busterla and Cucchi. And 400 where I did an exhibition.

Favorite drink: Beer.

Frequented clubs: I would say Magazzini Generali. Especially for Pink is Punk, but anyways everybody is doing concerts and parties there so I would say there is where I go the most.

Concerts you have gone last year: MGMT I’m in love with them, they’re great. Blanche Alchemie, Justice, Sebastien Tellier, Hercules & Love Affair, Roisìn Murphy in the Gucci party, Daft Punk. I went to many others but I don’t remember right now.

Bands or musical artists you rather listen to: I really like French musicians and I’m definitely a groupie of Blanche Alchemie. I also like Emilie Simon, Paris Combo, Vincent Delerm, Emiliana Torrini and Camille, that’s super important to mention.

Cities you have traveled to this year: Biarritz, Innsbruck, Havana and Desenzano.

What motivated you to go there? Biarritz was for work, the other just for fun.

Which media do you prefer to get close to fashion? Blogs, all kind of blogs: my favorite is Notcot.org that includes a good balance of architecture, music, fashion, and design. I also read The Cut of The New York Magazine.  The magazines that I always read are PIG, Vice and Vogue.

Do you have any hobbies, practice any sport, etc? I love running in summer and doing snowboard during winter, those are the sports that I can do. I also do my jewelry line called Bambi Eats Frog, Storyteller Jewelry. But I enjoy going to exhibitions, discovering some new stuff walking around the city although I already know all Milan. I also like hanging out in Hoepli and going out.

Alessandra Colombo 29 nov 2008

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One of Alessandra's favorites

One of Alessandra's favorites

 

Alessandra draws on her spare time

Alessandra draws on her spare time

Gender: Female

Age: 30

Marital status: Single

Citizenship: Italian

Occupation: Fashion Designer

Zone where do you live?:  Moscova

What are you wearing today? Jeans vintage Levi’s, t-shirt American Apparel, turtleneck Aspesi, belt Yves Saint Laurent. moccasins Carshoe, watch vintage Rolex, ring vintage from the 50’s

Where did you get it? I bought them in the different stores, the watch was a gift from my parents and the ring used to belong to my mother and then she gave it to me.

Where do you shop the most? I usually go and buy in the shops, but I also buy al lot on the internet  (YOOX, Topshop and Japanese stores), I also buy in the sample sales and I like to go to vintage shops.

Favorite pieces in your wardrobe? Some Yves Saint Laurent jackets, and I own a lot of white t-shirts that I always wear, some vintage jeans and my vintage Hermès bag.

Which color (or prints) dominates your wardrobe? I like navy blue, black and camel.

Is there a designer or brand that you prefer?  Yves Saint Laurent because I wear a lot from the brand, but I also like Margiela and Comme des Garçons.

Frequented restaurants: Sushiteca in Via San Fermo, and Fioriao Bianchi.

Frequented bars: I almost go everysingle night to Fioriao Bianchi to do aperitivo after work. It’s actually the only place in Milan I go alone, because since I’m always there they already are like friends. Sometimes I go to Elettroauto with friends.

Favorite drink: Red wine.

Frequented clubs: I go to Plastic on Saturdays and some Sundays. Magazzini Generali on Fridays to Pink is Punk, and the Gloss party in Divina where there’s a VIP room where I had fun with friends.

Concerts you have gone last year: Lightspeed Champion and Gianna Nannini. I have gone to other but I cannot remember right now.

Bands or musical artists you rather listen to: I am into the 70’s punk scene. I also like female voices. From a year ago I’m listening to Joan As Policewoman almost everyday. Basically I like rock classics like The Beetles.

Cities you have traveled to this year: Hong Kong, Paris, London, Greece and the South of France. A lot of places inside Italy, like Rome.

Simona Tamassia 27 nov 2008

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Simona customizes her H&M shoes with lace ribbons

Simona customizes her H&M shoes with lace ribbons

 

like butterflies in a net, Simona's one of a kind accessories.

like butterflies in a net, Simona's "one of a kind" accessories

Gender: Female

Age: 32

Marital status: In a relationship

Citizenship: Italian

Occupation:  Freelance Fashion Consultant

Zone where do you live?  Via Morimondo, just in the showroom area.

What are you wearing today? Coat vintage, jacket and trousers costum made, costumized H&M shoes, handmade hat, necklace Aonia

Where did you get it? The coat in a vintage shop in Berlin, the others where costum made by friends or my mommy!

 Where do you shop the most? I feel schizophrenic with the shopping, I don’t go to specific places religiously. I just couldn’t say… It’s where coolness leads me, but just my own personal perception of coolness. Sometimes I just wear things that are out of season. I would go more to vintage stores but here in Milan there’s not good and cheap ones.

 Favorite pieces in your wardrobe? A Bouddica dress, some of my Marithé François Girbaud jackets

Which color (or prints) dominates your wardrobe? Green and Black. I like prints but still I haven’t found the right piece for me.

Is there a designer or brand that you prefer? Sonia Rykiel is my classic, like for others would be Chanel. Conceptually I like Gareth Pugh and Rodarte. I like Boudicca since the very beginning. I just got a lot of favorites… If I were tall I would like to wear the Jil Sander blue fringes dress. Oh! And I love Riccardo Tisci for Givenchy!

 Frequented restaurants: Niccola Cavallaro in Via Ludovico Il Moro. Is totally not fashion. But I consider he’s an innovative chef, and I like what he does with Italian cuisine.

 Frequented bars: Rita, they make the best cocktails.

Favorite drink: Right now Moscow Mule, and I also like drinking wine.

Frequented clubs: Everywhere where Punks wears Prada is done and Natasha Slater plays music. I also like going to Magazzini Generali to Pink is Punk, Marcelo’s party and Plastic.

Concerts you have gone last year: I just remember going to a small gig of Cazals in 400.

Petra Einhäuser 24 nov 2008

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her Grommit bag its belly can carry so much!

Petra's favorite piece: her Grommit bag its belly can carry so much!

Gender: Female

Age: 38

Marital status: In a relationship

Citizenship: German

Occupation: I am not a designer I consider myself more a merchandiser

Zone where do you live?:  Viale Cadore / Viale Umbria

What are you wearing today? Skirt wore as a dress is a design of my own, cashmere shirt Havana, tights Calzedonia, shoes Chlöé, bra Victoria Secret

Where did you get it? The skirt is part of my own production and the shirt is part of the merchandise I sell, the tights in Calzedonia and the shoes at Vergelio

Where do you shop the most? Mostly I wear clothes from my own production and things I am selling from other companies, denim I get from my boyfriend who works in the sector and other accesories I buy by myself in different stores. Sometimes I get some clothes in H&M.

Favorite pieces in your wardrobe? My Gromit bag that I’ve had for 15 years, then I would say some pair of shoes.

Which color (or prints) dominates your wardrobe? Black, and prints only if a get kitschy prints like kidswear prints.

Is there a designer or brand that you prefer? I like Vivienne Westwood, but I actually don’t follow any designer. I like more artists like Murakami, but not thing really related to clothing.

Frequented restaurants: Charlie Brown because is just around the corner.

Frequented bars: Cheese for aperitivo.

Favorite drink: Strawberry Colada, Vodka Redbull and if I get until the end I can drink tequila.

Frequented clubs: I like Glitter.

Concerts you have gone last year: James Blunt as a gift that I gave to Tessie (my evil stepdaughter)

Bands or musical artists you rather listen to: Söhne Mannheims, Skin, The Cure, Depeche Mode, Guns & Roses, Snoop Dog, Tracey Chapman and Randy Crawford.

Cities you have traveled to this year: Munich, Berlin, Stuttgart, Amsterdam, Los Angeles, Zurich, Lugano, Utrecht, Nice

What motivated you to go there? They were business trips.  However L.A. was for pleasure I’ve been going there since I’m 10 years old.

Which media do you prefer to get close to fashion? The street, movies what’s happening around me. Sometimes I look at the internet or magazines, but not particular magazines, there’s too much advertising on them.

Do you have any hobbies, practice any sport, etc? Dance lessons: for example hip hop.