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.

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.

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. 

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.

Annarita Celano 25 nov 2008

I just felt it had to be horizontal - look at her work!I  I just felt it had to be horizontal – color!

 

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A favorite: greek inspired dress

Subject: Annarita Celano

Gender: Female

Age: 40ish

Marital status: Single

Citizenship: Italian

Occupation: Womenswear designer

Area where you live:  Viale Mecenate

What are you wearing today? Old jeans, jumper Bottega Veneta, shoes Prada, belt from my own collection, Bag Bottega Veneta,

Where did you get it? I bought them all at the stores, but the belt

Where do you shop the most? Since I wear a lot of the things I design, I don’t have to go shopping so often, but most of my shoes are from Prada in which I feel very comfortable and my bags from Bottega Veneta.

Favorite pieces in your wardrobe? A vintage fur coat from Missoni, a black leather coat from Gucci by Tom Ford, a Dolce & Gabbana gown and from my own collection a black one shoulder Greek dress.

Which color (or prints) dominates your wardrobe? I wear a lot of colors, I am not a black person. I like blue, white and green for spring and neutral shades like pale pink, beige, camel.

Is there a designer or brand that you prefer? Lanvin at this moment. For other reasons I like Dolce & Gabbana, we share the same philosophy in design: sexy woman. Theirs has more impact, mine is more subtle.

Frequented restaurants: Nobu. For fish Rocco and when I feel like eating meat Il Giardino Segreto.

Frequented bars: I’m over the aperitivo thing. If I have to go for a coffee I like Sissi.

Favorite drink: I would say Vodka Tonic, and Cosmopolitan.

Frequented clubs: Divina on Saturdays for the Gloss night.

Concerts you have gone last year: I haven’t gone this year. I thought about Madonna but right now she’s not at her best.

Bands or musical artists you rather listen to: My all times classics are Massive Attack and Fiona Apple. I’m still into the 90’s music and house. But music always depends on the mood.

Cities you have traveled to this year: I went to London, Russia and Greece.

What motivated you to go there? Greece was for pleasure, the others for work.

Which media do you prefer to get close to fashion? I like traveling, see what is around when I am walking down the streets. That’s inspiring. Of course I check what others designers are doing on magazines, so if there’s a direction to follow I might do it or do the opposite.

Do you have any hobbies, practice any sport, etc? I like practicing wet board but I had to stop it because of an accident I had by doing it. I also do tennis, swimming and yoga.