A few weeks ago, a long Bank Holiday weekend, three single girls in Milan…we really needed to find a way to have a fun! No way to leave the town for a weekend at the beach, then we decided to find interesting things to do: an evening at the opera, aperitivos, nights out and a full shopping session outside the city center to avoid the crowd of the weekenders in Milan for a shopping session around the Duomo.
We spent the whole evening in a “shop ‘till you drop” mood (although we didn’t buy as much as we expected!) and we also found time to make a mini outfit shooting in the middle of nothing (a white wall was enough!).
I was wearing my coordinated headband and shopping bag handmade with original African wax fabric by Madame Ilary, as well as the black culottes. A white tee by Cos, a pair of black slippers by Divine Follie and super big earring by Metalica Creazioni and I was ready to hit the shopping malls!
I came back home only with a necklace and some homeware from Maisons du Monde…and with a huge headache! I’m not used anymore to these prolonged sessions or I’m just getting too old for that! Ok, no this is not true, we’re never too old for shopping!!
Last week I told you the story of my “Star Wax saga” (you can read it if you missed it in my last post, first “Star Wax” episode) and as I anticipated we used this beautiful African print fabric for a few pieces.
Among them a beautiful blazer that I wore for the rehearsal of La Boheme at the Teatro alla Scala in Milan a few weeks ago, handmade with love by Madame Ilary.
I was feeling incredibly 80s when I first wore it to try it, so I decided to create an 80s inspired look with genuine vintage accessories of the era.
First of all I customized the blazer with an elasticated belt with a golden ribbon as a buckle, a vintage find from my Singapore trip a few years ago. Then I added original 80s golden clip earrings from an antiques fair in Sorrento many years ago.
I kept all the other pieces black and high street: Dixie culottes and Zara pointed ballet flats.
PS: there was also a very 80s inspired black bucket bag but I don’t know why I’m not wearing it in the pictures!!
If you are wondering what is the “Star Wax” saga, well let me tell you that this is just a joke with my friend Ilaria, founder of Heka Couture and Madame Ilary, the person who created the wax trousers and turban that I am wearing in this post.
As we bought this 6 yards of yellow African print wax fabric, we were deciding what to do with it and we started calling it the “star wax” because of the white stars on the fabric. We imagined to create a pair of trousers, a jacket and a turban, and we called this mini collection the “star wax saga” as a joke!
I was thinking of this joke while writing this post to show the first episode of the saga: these trousers and turban handmade by Ilaria, mixed with vintage pieces and high street.
We were together when I first wore those two pieces: as it was a sunny and warm Sunday afternoon and we were heading to a garage market I decided to dare a mix of African print and stripes (top is from an old Zara collection).
As if it was not enough, I added vintage pieces to the outfit: a lovely vintage doctor bag that I bought during a special vintage event for buyers years ago here in Milan and a Nepalese statement necklace.
Final touch, my Casta and Dolly clogs from Arkivio Vintage!
PS: next episode of the Star Wax saga will be up on the blog soon!!