Milan September 7-9th, courtesy of Pennyblack; Sleeveless trenchcoat on first image from YesStyle

The only Italian I ever picked up was from La vita è bella on repeat mode back when I was 15 and had my head in the clouds (is that why you call kids wet-behind-the-ears), words including Principessa and Buongiorno… well that’s about it really. A few years back I’d been in Rome with my mother and picked up the few key words that helps you get around, but for the life of me couldn’t remember what Thank You was when I landed in Milan a few days ago to join Pennyblack for Vogue Fashion Night Out. So I muttered something along the lines of ‘Grassy Ass’ and got off the cab, then realised that it’s actually 1) Spanish 2) slightly insulting 3) terribly dumb… Ah anyway. It’s the eve of LFW, but here’s a bit of Milan for you.

Speaking of LFW, I’ll be contributing to Full Frontal Fashion again and Glamour.com (Style Tribe), so do stick around.

Thank you Pennyblack for having me over!

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36 Comments

  1. Lovely visuals as always….not so touristy.

    Re LFW, HAHAHAHAHA we’re on the same boat – Busy.

  2. Love seeing all the little details that you notice Shini! The sleeveless trench looks niiiice! Swooning over all those studded Valentino shoes… xx

  3. Wow fantastic pictures! I would love to visit to Milan, and your pictures confirm how amazing that city is… : ) great post!

    B xx

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  4. your photos are so breathtaking and those Valentino shoes are AMAZING

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  5. LOVE THE PICTURES!!

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  6. My favorite picture is the one of the man in the blue jacket: the blue is just so vibrant and rich. His hair has also just the perfect swirl of grey and black — aha, that’s not creepy is it :) Where was the last picture taken?

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  7. Everything looks amazing. Milan is such a dream.

  8. would love to visit milano one day. it looks like such a fantastic city. great snapshots. thank you for sharing them :)
    xx, http://wordbyjessie.com

  9. LOL! omg. you just made me laugh out loud…..in CLASS! omg…. grassy ass….

  10. For a moment, I thought you had said, “Gassy Ass” and had a childish chuckle. “Grassy Ass” is pretty funny, too, though, so the chuckling continued. Stunning photography–I must have stared at the bike photo for at least 1 whole minute, which is saying a lot for someone who moves at the speed of …er …something really fast… when browsing through her favourite blogs.

  11. Milan is one of the best cities in the world! I love it so much, the architecture is incredible and I think the old people are the most fashionable. Wish I was there too.

  12. I always enjoy watching your pics. Love your point of view on life ;)

  13. LOVE these photos!! Happy friday! XO Rebecca

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  14. perfect photo diary! love it :)

    xx

  15. I always look forward to reading your posts, your photographs are so beautiful I spend so long soaking it up before moving on to the next one. Love the bokeh on the last one, and the mannequin heads are brilliant! Can’t wait to see pt.2!

  16. Such remarkable captures of Milan! Makes me want to get lost in that wondrous city. And at least you have a hand on the Italian language much more than the rest of us!

    ♥, Jamie
    http://www.TheFancyTeacup.com

  17. I’ve just been to Milan myself. These photo diary is reminding me of the great time I’ve had there. What a wonderful city it is!

    I also did a photo diary. You can find it here, http://elle-yeah.blogspot.com/2011/09/milan-photo-diary.html

  18. wow!!! the photos are gorgeous!!! i remember my turkish friend trying to learn polish from some tv series and ending up adressing the cab driver “kochanie” :P

    xoxo from rome
    K.
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  19. Just in love with all those great pictures that you posted! I can’t wait for “my milan pt.2″ :D

  20. Perfect photos, as always :) I love Italy so much!

  21. I feel like I always say the same two things when I comment… your posts are hilarious and your photos are beautiful. But it’s so true!

  22. Amazing pictures. The architecture in Milan is so beautiful.

  23. Your photos are always so killer! Off to Formspring to figure out what lens you use… in a completely normal, un-creepy way…

    Cheers,
    -C

  24. wow, the colours are so vibrant! This place looks like it has so much character! Must visit…. must visit!

  25. you forgot ”maria, la chiave!”
    have a nice time in italy! and if you can, you should go that place named ”eataly”, it a kind of slow food restaurant, realy nice.

  26. Gorgeous photos. I believe I saw you today at Jean Pierre Braganza, but you were being interviewed, so I didn’t want to be rude and distrub… Next time I see you, I will say hi :)

    XO Charlotte
    http://www.thefashionguitar.com

  27. Ooh? I actually wasn’t at Jean Pierre Braganza, perhaps it was Susie you saw! haha hope to bump into you tomorrow :) xx

  28. ooh, I remember seeing one in Holborn, is that the one?
    Maria, la chiave, why of course! Should’ve said that to my taxi driver instead ;)

  29. @Shini, hahaha oeps! I was so sure ;) and you and Susie are very different, so then it must have been your lookalike. Anyway, I am tomorrow at John Rocha, hope to see you! Have a lovely evening! XO

  30. Beautiful photos! Inspiring!

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  31. This pictures are wonderful !

  32. beautiful pictures, I’m completely in love with Milan

  33. Beautiful photos. ^ ^

  34. Marica

    Amazing blog, just discovered it by the event of Pennyblack and LOVE IT!!
    I’m from Milan and this pics are incredibly gorgeous!Hope you’ll come for FW! by the way, I’m moving in London!So hope to see you around!Really great job!

  35. I like the colorful shirts pic so much!

  36. Vivian

    You killed me with that one phrase. The imagery is downright hilarious.