Laptop case – Lost Property of London, Black Dress – Nikicio, Cardigan – Topshop, Leather Jacket – Alpine Stars by Denise Focil; Sweater – H&M, Jeans – Levi’s, Bag – Coach, Shoes – Topshop, Sunnies – Jeepers Peepers

As a rare drinker the closest I’ve had to the Campari red is probably a squirt of a strawberry-fragrance dishwash liquid that landed on my lip while trying to drown a mosquito on the windowsill. Milla Jovovich was the obvious bait for me on this quick trip to Milan, as I joined Campari celebrate their Campari 2012 Calendar named It’s the End of the World, Baby after the popular belief that the world will end on the 21st of December 2012. Now, my personal opinion on that date is that it’s a load of rabbitpoop - you may quote me on the 22nd December – but if that gets Milla into 13 haute-couture dresses and throw a party then I’ll keep quiet for now. And how can I ever say no to Milan… I accidentally discovered marocchino (a miniature cappuccino with a cube of chocolate dunk for the sweetest last swig) and that was simply the best cure-in-a-cup for my travel exhaustion.

Thank you Campari for having me over, and Katy for the shots of moi!

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  1. I know this is a bit of a silly question, but im just curious to know if you did that fruit plate or if your hotel gave it to you like that?
    Ha, glad you had fun in Milan & I totally agree with you on the 2012 thing, jeez people. x

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    Hhaaaa right? Oo the breakfast plate, I was just bored! xx

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  2. Love this post. The sort of faded old-school feel to the shots is gorgeous. A few things I adore include: your rolled up jeans and silver bow heels (you’re obsessed), the smiling breakfast, shot of the shoes with the face peering into the glass (what girl hasn’t been that person?! nose pressed against the glass… drooling) and Milla Jovovich is a babe. That’s all. xx

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  3. Love the way you’ve itemised the outfit in the first picture, always in awe of your technical know how! Tempted to buy that H&M sweater in a brighter colour now, I have already been living in the green. Glad you had fun and hope Milan gets it act together soon!

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  4. your blog is simply beautiful and i enjoy reading it so much X

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  5. I would love to go to Milan one day.

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  6. That drink sounds incredible…I wonder if one of the many designer coffee spots in LA will have it on the menu…must explore.
    The photos look stunning…

    <3 Blonde Vivant
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  7. Glad you had such a wonderful time in Milan, and found a beverage gem. Loving the shoe galore.

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  8. Beautiful photographs, as always – and the marocchino looks delicious, I’ll have to try that next time!

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  9. Is that a MUJI ballpoint pen – mechanical pencil combo? Ah, I really love that pen.

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    I looove the pen too, but curiously never use the pencil bit…

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  10. i have never been to milan but would make space to go any day. looks like an incredible place.
    your photos are so clean cut and beautiful.
    xx, http://wordbyjessie.com/

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  11. omona.. love the sudden pop up in your picture. always technique.. technique!

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  12. you always make me smile with your pictures :)
    xx

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  13. Canary

    The guy standing on the right to Mila looks familiar! Anyway, awesome post, I love how the pictures represent each and every theme of your trip to Milan! Keep up the fantastic work! :-)

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  14. Such beautiful snapshots!

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  15. I quite admire your photography and photo editing skills. Everything always looks so lovely, and your posts are always a joy to look at.

    I really love that brown leather handbag with the leaping animal logo that I don’t recognize. Can you please identify it for me? Thank you! :)

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    Yarrrh just got a reply on twitter from a reader, apparently it’s Bimba & Lola! http://www.bimbaylola.es/home_eng.html

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  16. wonderful photos!:)
    greetings
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  17. blossbloss

    Wow, who makes that brown leather bag ? It’s just divine!

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    OOoh just had twitter help, apparently it’s Bimba & Lola! http://www.bimbaylola.es/home_eng.html

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  18. Your pics are fantastys. I love this blog..

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  19. your pictures are always so gorgeous and dreamy
    Thanks for sharing

    xx

    TFC

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  20. amazing shots, loving every single one

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    x

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  21. Nice pics!

    xx
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  22. Wow, that McDonald is so different from those commonly seen.

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  23. I love Vogue Accesories, I love Milla, I love Milan, perfect post! Kisses:*

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  24. the milan trip looks awesome- i must go soon!
    p.s those topshop shoes look fab!

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  25. Lovely post!
    I specially focus on the H&M deep red jacket in the first picture, the Bimba & lola bag and of course, the happy breakfast!

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  26. Nice! Super photos.

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  27. ohh i love that orange sweater of yours!

    it’s funny seeing McDonalds within all that old-school, glamorous architecture!

    Katie x

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  28. love your pics !!! lovely

    ♡ yamina
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  29. love your pics !!!

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  30. You always take the most fascinating pictures that just make me want to know everything! x

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  31. I just cant stop starring at the black dress you wore in the first picture. Turns out the dress is from Indonesian brand, and I’m Indonesian myself.. Hehehe.. It does looks nice on you, Shini!

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  32. Wonderful pictures !
    And the silver shoes are gorgeous.
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  33. the photos are so beautiful and inspiring!

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  34. your argumentation as to why the world’s not ending on that day is just brilliant. I lol’d a little (in my mouth)!

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  35. Amazing photo diary!

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  36. The photos are gorgeous!

    Charlotte
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  37. Haha, Campari is a drink you either like or dislike!

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  38. Woahhhh loving your venure photoz. So rare to see you in jeans nowadays.

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  39. After seeing your pictures I now feel that I´ve been a trip to Milan. Great. Thank You!

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  40. Hope you had a wonderful time there, dear! x

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  41. Iggy

    A fellow G2 fan! I like everything about it, except for the blinky thing the screen does when you start a call, want to hang up, times out when you’re speaking…

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  42. Stunning pictures, Shini! My only Campari experience was when I offered to buy a friend at a drink and he asked for a Campari and grapefruit juice. It was £5.50!! And this wasn’t a special occasion, just a quick drink. I was too polite to say ‘buy it yourself, you cheeky sod’. It was tasty though.

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  43. Gorgeous pics! Looks amazing! XO Rebecca

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  44. Gorgeous shots!

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  45. Amy

    I started reading your blog about 4 months ago when I moved to Milan from the States. I really need fashion help. This is your second trip here since I’ve been here. I hope that by your third I have something decent to wear so I can then invite you for a thank-you caffe. Grazie Mille e a presto….
    Amy

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  46. great to see how you are so restless travelling. i learnt somethung new today- that coffee sort

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  47. Milan is one of those cities that have their magic, but always look better in photos. Your photography amazes me every time.

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  48. Fantastic pictures, as always.

    I’m agreeing wholeheartedly with your view of the 2012 crazyness. I’ve read a book about it, that was advocating this end of world thing just for kicks and giggles and gee what load of crap.
    Oh yes, the mayan calender ends there? Not true, they had longer lasting calenders and by the way has the author never thought about the fact that they had better things to do with life than to calculate calenders more then 1000 years ahead?!!!
    So the sun isn’t as active as “normally”? It’s 400 years of monitoring the sunspots vs. 5 Billion years of the sun, that’s a blink for the sun and there’s no reason to get all excited and calling for the end of the world.
    Total ballocks, if you ask me.

    Have a great weekend.

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  49. MILANO TI AMO

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  50. I love the sweater. orange always looks great xx

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  51. I love when your coming back from the fashion week, because you will spoiled us, your reader with a lots of beautiful pictures. When i see those pictures i feel like i was there together with you enjoying the milan fashion week,lol.

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  52. Amazing photos! I love the topshop cardie in the first photo. I lopve your blog so much.

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    @thekeypieces

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  53. What a beautiful post, love the mood in these photos.

    PS. Is that the gorgeous Enigma Filofax I spot in the last photo?

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    OOooo yah indeedy it is xx

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  54. The photograph of the shoes now has me hooked. The food shoots are the bonus! http://romeostyle.com/

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  55. Dear Shini
    you allways have great little details on your blog and this “hover the picture and find out what I am wearing” is amazing!

    could you give me a tip on how to do that. i love it. I am rebuilding my blog, from scratch (G+ killed the old one) so i would like to implement that lovely little trick.

    You have always been a great read and an amazing stylist, I feel so guilty for not commenting more. And, it seems I`m on a roll so I will go all the way and say that I really love comming here, because your photos are a real feast for the eyes :)

    Have a nice day :)
    Ina.

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  56. Tout l’ esprit de Paris!

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  57. Sarah

    Slightly random but I really really love the labels on your photos. They look super cool and are so futuristic. (Ehrm, web coding. Almost like magic! <3)

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  58. wow, nikicio dress!

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  59. Have you considered adding some differing opinions to your article? I think it will really enhance viewers understanding.

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