You know that Ilaria, the founder of Madame Ilary, is a very good friend of mine.
We met longtime ago, I was just landed in Milan and I was at the theatre to watch my friends play when I met this girl, who was the costume and scene designer. We immediately fell in love with each other style (we were both wearing vintage!) and she asked if I wanted to see her amazing turbans.
Since then we have grown a lot: I focused more on my blogger work and she created her own handmade fashion label with an amazing show room in Milan. Most of the things that I wear are made by her and I am lucky enough to see the collections on the making and to serve her as a model every now and then.
I really love going out with her to select new fabrics and accessories or to buy vintage buttons and trimmings to add to her pieces. It helped me a lot to understand more about the crafter work and it gave me new notions of fashion design and fabrics in general.
When we made this photoshoot she was launching her first handmade sweater collections: a very simple yet stylish knitted piece with puff sleeves and shoulder pads that comes in many different colors.
I picked the black one to pair it with her beautiful wine 50s inspired skirt with a sort of Aztec print that I adore and that I wanted also for a coordinated turban (I have a pair of trousers and a turban with the same print but in olive green!) .
Earrings are handmade by Metalica and shoes are from Francesco Milano on Yoox.