Category Archives: Dreamers

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.

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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.

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.

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. 

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.

Stefano Guerrini 20 nov 2008

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Stefano accessories with handmade brooches.

Gender: Male

Age: 40

Marital status: I have a partner

Citizenship: Italian

Occupation: I’m a doctor, I’m also Fashion Editor for Made Magazine, Blogger, Professor at IED and I write for some other magazines.

Zone where do you live?: I’m from Lugo di Romagna, when I am in Milan I stay in Lorenteggio

What are you wearing today? Shoes RAF by Raf Simons, bag Puma by Mihara Yasuhiro, turtleneck H&M, trousers Paul Smith, badge Antonio Marras Limited Edition, scarf vintage and vest and brooch by Michele Pollini remade from vintage pieces.

Where did you get it? Some of them are presents from P.R. people of the brands, the turtleneck I bough it at H&M in Milan, the trousers from a sample sale, vest and brooch are presents from Michele Pollini.

Where do you shop the most? Mostly vintage markets and stores, especially A.N.G.E.L.O. because is in my hometown. I also go to H&M although I have my reserves with it.

Favorite pieces in your wardrobe? I grey vest from a vintage market that is reminiscent of one I used to wear years ago. All my bags, because I feel naked without them and all the accessories from Michele Pollini are very dear to me. I also like a black long raincoat that I own that’s a very strong piece and allows me to express and play with my personality.

Which color (or prints) dominates your wardrobe? Black but I’m not a black person, I also like a lot green and blue.

Is there a designer or brand that you prefer? Maybe it’s strange for a fashion person, but all time personal favorites are Dolce & Gabbana because I grew up them, they were my dream. As well as the work of Gianni Versace when he was alive. From a journalistic point of view I like what Nicolas Ghesquière does for Balenciaga, since he interprets what’s the future but he’s doing it now and what Raf Simons does for Jil Sander is very interesting. When It comes to what to wear by myself I like Paul Smith for dinners in a restaurant and the style of Costume National for gallery openings.

Frequented restaurants: When in Milan I usually eat pizza and Chinese food. There’s a good Chinese restaurant very near to Duomo. For pizza I go a lot to Time Break in Viale Montenero, a very particular place since is managed by Chinese people but they take pizza in a very serious way!

Frequented bars: Mostly places around Porta Genova and the Navigli.

Favorite drink: Frozen Strawberry Daiquiri that I drink as if it were juice.

Frequented clubs: I don’t go out, but I dance at home!

Concerts you have gone last year: Mietta, Miguel Bosé Duran Duran and Madonna.

Bands or musical artists you rather listen to: Depeche Mode, Duran Duran and Subsonica.

Cities you have traveled to this year: A lot in Italy: Rome, Florence, Bologna and Venice.

What motivated you to go there? Rome for a concert, but the other for work and also pleasure since I meet with friends.

Which media do you prefer to get close to fashion? Magazines are my passion, I really like them… they have a thing that the Internet doesn’t have. My favorites are American Vogue, American Bazaar, Italian Vogue, POP, Interview for menswear I read V Man and Hercules. When it comes to the Internet I like this kind of fans sites from kids in the middle of America who take it very seriously. For work mostly The Sartorialist and Style.

Do you have any hobbies, practice any sport, etc? I enjoy reading serial killers books. My favorites are those written by Patricia Cornwell and Jeffery Deaver. On TV I like to watch Ugly Betty and Heroes. I like going to the movies and music. I recently bought a house so, I’m enjoying myself decorating it.