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Camilla Borella 05 dic 2008 – from the archive


NOTE: We had Camilla’s interview archived for a long time. The portrait above we stole from her fb profile, she rocks that Jil Sander dress. ¡Gracias Cami!

Subject: Camilla Borella

Gender: Female

Age: 27

Marital status: single

Citizenship: Italian

Occupation: P.R.

Zone where do you live? Quartiere Susa

Where do you shop the most? I like a lot vintage clothing and most of my clothes I buy them. Obviously I wear a lot of clothes from the company I work for going to work, but also for my daily life, I really like it.

Favorite pieces in your wardrobe? A navy blue vintage trenchcoat that is like my second skin.

Which color (or prints) dominates your wardrobe? Black and navy blue. No prints for me.

Is there a designer or brand that you prefer? As a brand Jil Sander, as a designer I admire Raf Simons.

Frequented restaurants: I like sushi a lot, I usually go to Sushiteca in Via Fiori Chiari and another one in Via Col di Lana I don’t remember the name. I also do brunch in California Bakery with Marcelo (note: as in Marcelo Burlon)

Frequented bars: Tasca, Mono but it also depends who you are with and where.

Favorite drink: For aperitivo I like to drink Vodka Sour Maracuja. When partying at night Vodka Lemon.

Frequented clubs: What do you think? Magazzini Generali: second floor, Pink is Punk. I also go to Punks Wear Prada and some Sundays I go to Plastic for an early night.

Concerts you have gone last year: I loved MGMT, Hercules & Love Affair and Carmen Consoli.

Bands or musical artists you rather listen to: I enjoy listening to Madonna a lot. When at home in a very quiet enviroment I like to listen to soul music.

Cities you have traveled to this year: Tokyo, Los Angeles, Athens, Madrid, London, Paris and Rome.

What motivated you to go there? All of them work, even if in Madrid and Rome I had a chance to see friends and family, so work and pleasure. Half and half.

Which media do you prefer to get close to fashion? I really do look in the Internet, and I also read magazines. Another way to get in touch is talking with my friends that work in the sector so I get updated. The websites I always go are Style, Catwalking which is the first to upload all the runway shows and Vogue UK website. The magazines That I like are Another Magazine, Plastique, View of the Times, Hercules and the Italian and Spanish versions of Vanity Fair to entertain myself Sundays at home.

Do you have any hobbies, practice any sport, etc? I got a dog and I love being with it. I also like to read at home and listen to music. I enjoy being with my friends, I think friendship is very important to me.

Party Monsters dancing with Scavullo

As you should have read in our about page this blog was part of a research about the style of people working in Milan’s fashion industry. Soon after this project  we found jobs, we were interns, assistants, blah blah blah and never found the time to post our findings. We identified three ideal groups, that related to fashion according to the publicity of their line of work: the A-listers (PR people), the Dreamers (mostly editors and journalists) and the Bon-Tons (mostly designers). We made a short video to introduce the groups, I hope you enjoy it!

We also did a photoshoot with photographer Settimio Benedusi and three of our key subjects. Will post it soon!

If you live in Milan and find yourself portrayed in the video please don’t worry it was made with the sole purpose of presenting our findings, and we have no interest in broadcasting it any further than this blog.

Special thanks to all the fancy monsters!

Erikka S. Bahnsen 01 dic 2008

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Signora Gufalotta was a gift from a friend.

"Signora Gufalotta" was a gift from a friend.

Subject: Erikka S. Bahnsen

Gender: Female

Age: It’s just a number

Marital status: Single

Citizenship: Danish

Occupation: Womenswear designer

Zone where do you live?:  Via Solari

What are you wearing today? Fur coat, dress and shoes vintage, lace vintage Oscar de la Renta jacket, Topshop belt, jewelry done by myself and bag a gift.

Where did you get it? Besides the bag tha was a present from a friend, the belt from Topshop and the jewelry that I made by myself, the rest was bough by me in different vintage shops around the world.

Where do you shop the most? I like to go to vintage shops and markets, I actually really enjoy it, I find it interesting like looking for treasures and since I don’t like to buy mainstream stuff I would say that vintage fits me very well.

Favorite pieces in your wardrobe? I would say that my favorite piece is a vintage sequins dress with leopard print from Miami that a friend gave to me as a present.

Which color (or prints) dominates your wardrobe? Although today I’m wearing a lot of black, and lately I bough some pieces in that color I actually wear a lot of colors. My black is red. I’m fascinated by colors, I really like them I don’t understand if there are so many you would choose to wear only black, that’s against my ideology.

Is there a designer or brand that you prefer? I would say that it depends from season to season: In Haute Couture for sure Christian Lacroix, he is the ongoing King of Couture, while the others sometimes fail he’s always right. Lacroix always makes precious statements. In ready to wear I like the work of Jean Charles de Castelbajac. In a more serious way of dressing I like Etro, Versace, I really like Marni and Miu Miu.

Frequented restaurants: I like a really really nice one called Bruschetta at the back of Duomo and I also enjoy having tapas in Tasca.

Frequented bars: I come often to Exploit and go to Tasca to have sangria.

Favorite drink: Rossini

Frequented clubs: Plastic, Magazzini Generali for Pink is Punk and Punks wear Prada.

Concerts you have gone last year: Cat Power and Lenny Kravitz, but I can’t really remember others.

Bands or musical artists you rather listen to: I am very bad when it comes to names in music. But I really love music: everything from pop to Dolly Parton, but rough electronic music.

Cities you have traveled to this year: London, Danemark.

What motivated you to go there? Just pleasure.

Which media do you prefer to get close to fashion? Actually I prefer magazines than the internet. I do look at the internet but it’s more for work reasons. I like taking a magazine and cutting it. But I don’t like those that are filled with advertising and commercial images, I rather buying those with art content. When I go to the Internet I check Style.com, Iqons and Diane Pernet’s blog. I do like books, I could buy lots and lots of books I find them inspirational. My favorites are the ones published by Die Gestalten Verlag.

Do you have any hobbies, practice any sport, etc? I think there is nothing. I just like my work and it comes from my artistic point of view. I feel like I’m more ina an artistic scene. I could be considered the Queen of Collage, I like cutting and then pasting and then I print giant collages in canvases. Right now I’m looking forward to do another exhibition. I also do embroidery, and jewelry and right now I’m collaborating with a friend in a interior decoration project in which we do furniture, carpets, etc in a half and a half basis.

Arthur Arbesser 01 dic 2008

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Arthur got this sneakers in market in China are they real? he doesn't now.

Arthur got his sneakers in a market in China. Are they real? he doesn't know

 Subject: Arthur Arbesser

Gender: Male

Age: 26

Marital status: In a relationship

Citizenship: Austrian

Occupation: Womenswear designer

Zone where do you live?:  Cinque Giornate

What are you wearing today? Trainers Nike, jeans and t-shirt vintage Helmut Lang, cardigan James Perse, scarf Henrik Vibskov.

Where did you get it? The shoes I bought in Hong Kong in a street where they sell originals and counteirfeit so I don’t really know if they are originals. The cardigan in Los Angeles, the scarf in a trip to Berlin and the jeans and t-shirt in the Helmut Lang shop in Vienna back in the days there was one.

Where do you shop the most? Right now I really don’t like to spend money in clothes anymore, sometimes I buy stuff in markets I actually enjoy buying special pieces when I’m traveling, that’s nice. I also get some clothes from friends that don’t wear them anymore so they give them to me. When I want to buy something nice, for example Jil Sander, I go to the sample sales.

Favorite pieces in your wardrobe? A pair of boots I bought in Camdem Market when I was studying.

Which color (or prints) dominates your wardrobe? There are a lot of stripes in my wardrobe, and I wear quite a lot of colors green, blues, I don’t wear a lot of black, even if today I’m wearing black jeans. I also love just plain white t-shirts.

Is there a designer or brand that you prefer?  I don’t follow any designer, however I think Jil Sander and Marni menswear is great. And i dont know if it fits but i also love Muji’s clothes.

Frequented restaurants:  Da Oscar in via Palazzi. Osteria dei Poeti in Corso Garibaldi and Casottel in Via Fabio Massimo, where Signora Isa cooks amazing food.

Frequented bars: Bar Basso, Atomic and any bar if there are friends.

Favorite drink: Negroni Sbagliato and lots more.

Frequented clubsI love Glitter, it’s my favorite. There are so many stories in that place. I like Pink is Punk only when it’s downstairs, and La Nuova Idea if you’re in the mood and with the right group of people.

Concerts you have gone last year: I can’t remember, but it’s bad because they’re all during the week when I’m still recovering from the weekend.

Bands or musical artists you rather listen to: Classic music like Mozart and Wagner. But I also love Roxy Music, ABBA, old Cher, Blur, Pulp, New Order etc, etc. Just music with emotions..fun or sad…and music that makes you dance!

Cities you have traveled to this year: Shangai, Hangzhou, New York, Los Angeles, London, Mexico City, Vienna, Paris and some cities in Italy.

What motivated you to go there? China, New York and Los Angeles work, the rest was more for pleasure.

Which media do you prefer to get close to fashion? I am old school and I still like magazines or print media, I like the way they’re made. I actually look at them to see how people interpret fashion. I like Numéro and Vogue Italia. I also check some websites like Vogue.co.uk and Style. But i think my favourite way to get close to fashion are books..in a great library..like the one in college in London.

Do you have any hobbies, practice any sport, etc? I pay for a gym and I try to go there as much as possible. I also do Pilates lessons. I enjoy cooking and dancing on weekends and going to flea markets to find new stuff for my apartment.

Marco Braga 28 nov 2008

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Marco marks his set of keys with "M" keychain by Marc Jacobs.

Marco marks his set of keys with Marc Jacobs' keychain.

 

He wears Nike shoes

He wears Nike shoes

Gender: Male

Age: 37

Marital status: Single

Citizenship: Italian

Occupation: Art director

Zone where do you live? Via Mecenate

What are you wearing today? Trainers Nike Air, trousers Okura, white t-shirt Ralph Lauren, double breasted cardigan Neil Barrett.

Where did you get it? The trousers I bought them in Tokyo, the cardigan at the Neil Barrett’s showroom.

Where do you shop the most? I couldn’t say that I have a favorite store where I always go and shop. I buy mostly when I travel whatever comes to me. It’s like discovering new things…

Favorite piece: vintage t-shirts that I have since the 80’s. They are all trashed out but I still wear them.

Which color (or prints) dominates your wardrobe? I would say navy blue. I also like striped shirts.

Is there a designer or brand that you prefer? For menswear I would say Hedi Slimane. The changes he introduced in the way men dress were amazing and I think that even if he’s not designing anymore his influence is still visible in fashion for men. In womenswear I like Alber Elbaz.

Frequented restaurants: La Latteria, when I’m around in the city and I need to eat something I go to Panino Giusto and I grab a sandwich.

Frequented bars: I really like Mono,  and I go often to Elettroauto because is near and also a lots of friends live in that area.

Favorite drink: Vodka Tonic

Frequented clubs: Plastic, Magazzini Generali for Pink is Punk.

Concerts you have gone last year: I don’t go to concerts anymore, I don’t know why since I used to. Right now I rather going to a club or a Dj gig. I like the opening season in Ibiza.

Bands or musical artists you rather listen to: It depends a lot. Recent music I would say Hercules & Love Affair and Kanye West. But I also like The Smiths and the kind of music that was popular when I was younger and now is being played a lot again.

Cities you have traveled to this year: I just got back from Tokyo, I went to Paris, Barcelona, New York and Greece during the summer.

What motivated you to go there? Tokyo, London and New York were work trips, Barcelona and Paris I went to visit some friends who live there, and Greece were my summer vacations.

Which media do you prefer to get close to fashion? As for magazines Fantastic Man is my favorite at the moment. I also check Style for fashion and Perezhilton for gossips on the internet.

Do you have any hobbies, practice any sport, etc? I really don’t like the concept of hobbie. I like my job and working so that could be considered as something that gives me a lot of pleasure. Besides that I do yoga and some gym.

Giusi Ferré 24 nov 2008

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Gender: Female

Age: 52

Marital status:

Citizenship: Italian

Occupation: Journalist

Zone where do you live?:  Dateo

What are you wearing today? Coat Antonio Marras, jumper John Smedley, skirt in cashmere,  blouse made under a Balenciaga model, silk slippers, bag Ralph Laurent. Necklace is a American vintage from the 1940’s, ring made by order out of a ring that I didn’t like.

Where did you get it? The skirt I bought it in Biffi, the blouse was made by a dressmaker, the necklace was a gift from a friend, the ring I just took it to a jewel maker to be modified.

Where do you shop the most? Biffi, but sometimes I get some gifts from the P.R. offices, but I prefer buying my own things.

Favorite pieces in your wardrobe? I always wear this blouse, but my favorite pieces are those that Antonio Marras makes for me mixing lots of different fabrics.

Which color (or prints) dominates your wardrobe? Look, I would say that is black… I have so many things in black, but I like colors in their darkest shades: bourdaeux, dark green. For spring I like bronze, gold, acid green always with black.

Is there a designer or brand that you prefer? For many years I’ve loved Ferré, and I own so many things done by him, however we are not relatives. I like a lot Marras as I said before. I like a lot of young designers even if I don’t really wear them, it’s more from a journalistic point of view: I loved Valentino made by Facchinetti and Viktor & Rolf. I like Gianbattista Valli, he has a point of view a beautiful architecture. And well Armani even if right now is not the best moment, he did marvelous things more in menswear.

Frequented restaurants: I go a lot to a restaurant called 1828 which has a fixed menu, you either pay 18 euros for the cheaper or 28 for the most expensive. I like a lot going to the the Four Seasons and the Park Hyatt, I absolutely love the hotel life… I dream to live in one like Chanel. I love Baretto a lot, but still I like to experiment with new places.

Frequented bars: I like specifically Bar Basso, it’s a bar that has kept the spirit of the 70’s in a beautiful way. I also like Nobu even if I don’t go so often.

Favorite drink: I don’t drink alcohol, so I always ask for a very spicy Virgin Mary.

Frequented clubs: No I don’t go.

Concerts you have gone last year: I just like very intimate and small concerts, I don’t go to the big ones anymore

Bands or musical artists you rather listen to: I like music a little bit conceptual, a little bit elaborated. I also like Bruce Springsteen to die for. Right now I bought a compilation of the success of the 80’s, they are 8 cd’s with this crazy music. I also like Enya and I listen opera since I was a little kid, my mom knew every piece of the operas. It makes me really happy.

Cities you have traveled to this year: Berlin and Paris.

What motivated you to go there? To Berlin for pleasure, to Paris it was for work.

Which media do you prefer to get close to fashion? I really like magazines, I can’t avoid the pleasure of cutting. I buy the Vogues: Italian, French and American, some other alternative magazines, Numéro and French Elle that is beautifully made. Internet I use more to be informed in a daily basis.

Do you have any hobbies, practice any sport, etc? I really like reading and I like people I love sit and talk and know people, have the time to know them. 

Teresa Solomon 25 nov 2008

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the T pendant designed by her friend Dana Schneider

A must: the T pendant designed by her friend Dana Schneider

 

Teresa's favorites are her dresses by Angelo Katsapis.

Teresa's favorites are her Angelo Katsapis dresses; all in black.

Subject: Teresa Solomon

Gender: Female

Age: 43

Marital status: Single

Citizenship: American

Occupation: I work in fashion marketing and P.R.

Area where you live:  Buonarroti

What are you wearing today? Dress Zara, riding boots, bracelet Tiffany’s, Nigerian ring, the necklace is from Dana Schneider a friend of mine who designs jewelry for movies, the rest is Italian jewelry I bought here.

Where did you get it? Dress in Zara, the riding boots in a shop in Bergamo.

Where do you shop the most? Everywhere from vintage stores, high street to designers. I mix and match. The jeans and cashmere, casualwear pieces I get them for free at work.

Favorite pieces in your wardrobe? My three Angelo Katsapis dresses are my favorite, and then my leopard print coat.

Which color (or prints) dominates your wardrobe? I wear a lot of black, for spring some green and purple but mostly black. I also like animal prints.

Is there a designer or brand that you prefer? Although I haven’t got any pieces I have to say Balenciaga. Then Angelo Katpasis because he is a friend of mine. Aesthetically I like Chanel, but I think I’m not old enough to wear it.

Frequented restaurants: Hama for sushi, La Langue, La Bricciola, Bagutta, Da Ilia but basically I can go from Il Bruto Anatroccolo to Da Giordani

Frequented bars: I like the Bvlgari and Spirit a cool tacky bar in Corso Sempione.

Favorite drink: Vodka with ginger ale and red wine

Frequented clubs: Magazzini Generali. Oh no! but I only go to Pink is Punk and any special night here and there!

Concerts you have gone last year: Stevie Wonder and Cazals

Bands or musical artists you rather listen to: M.I.A. Alicia Keys, Jay Z, Kanye West, Santogold, Kings of Leon and TV on the Radio.

Cities you have traveled to this year: I went to Copenhagen, Munich, Hamburg, Los Angeles, New York, Florence, London, Amsterdam, Brussels, Antwerp, Paris, Avignon, Aix-en-Provence, Arles, Portofino, Santa Margherita and Durham.

What motivated you to go there? All the French and Portofino and Santa Margherita were my holidays, Durham I went to visit my family and the rest was work.

Which media do you prefer to get close to fashion? Internet WWD, Style, the NY Times blog, Cathy Horyn blog, The Sartorialist, even Perez Hilton and the E! Fashion Police. I also read some magazines like Elle, Vogue and Vanity Fair.

Do you have any hobbies, practice any sport, etc? The regular gym stuff. I like watching movies and series, a friend lent me Grey’s Anatomy and I can’t stop. I’m getting into go to museums and exhibitions, I want to go to the Magritte one.