So; take three girls: one from Italy and two from London, add a lot of love for vintage, a splash of fashion and sprinkling of cakes… Put them all together for a weekend in Milan, during the fashion week and what do you think you’ll get?
I’m going to tell you right now!
I met Daisy from Make Thrift London and Salina from Vintage Teatime on Twitter and, if you follow my blog, you might know that we met for real in London this past February during one of the amazing Pop Up Vintage Fairs. We became true friends and I returned the love by inviting them to spend a weekend in Milan, which happened two weekends ago, during the Milan Fashion Week.
We had an amazing (but tiring!) weekend walking around. We toured all over Milan, from the city center (the Duomo area) to the very characteristic Navigli’s area- visiting monuments, suggested points of interest in town and, of course, shops! Especially vintage shops!
On our first day, we decided to take it slow with shopping (even if I didn’t!) and to do more visiting. We started from Piazza San Babila through the Duomo, then the “Quadrilatero della Moda” where we spotted a few local celebrities and many lines for parties and fashion shows! We ended the day in the Brera area (at Marc by Marc Jacobs shop, of course!) with a Japanese aperitif! (Did I mention we ate cakes and real pasta earlier?!? The saffron and bacon gnocchi were to die for!!!)
While in Brera, I introduced Daisy and Salina to my girl crush in Milan… this girl works in Cavalli & Nastri and every time I see her- I fall in love with her amazing outfits (do you remember her during the VFNO?). This time I fell in love with her beautiful vintage hatpin!
I also took them to my favorite vintage/charity shop in Milan (so far): Humana Vintage where I’ve been very bad and bought a lot of stuff, but I’m going to talk about them (and about ALL that I bought there so far!) soon. Let me just tell you that this is absolutely one of my favorite places in Milan! (visit their site for more info: www.humanavintage.it)
For the second day I decided to bring the girls to the Navigli for brunch, ice-cream and of course… more vintage shopping! We were a bit disappointed because most of them were closed, but we managed to buy some stuff though… like a lovely vintage ’70s bag from Cavalli e Nastri where we also spent some time taking pictures in their lovely shop on via Mora.
Tired but still excited about the weekend, it was time for Daisy and I to take advantage of Salina’s greatest expertise in baking cupcakes… we started baking quite late, but we enjoyed it so much and our cupcakes tasted delicious!
I think we’ll have to do that again soon… maybe in London for another great Pop Up Vintage Fair??!? …Maybe we can ask a good “boy – friend” of TLC to come along to take photos, maybe perform at the fair and… carry our bags.