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The Milan City Journal

Front rows at the Milan Fashion Week #MFW

Front rows in the fashion world are kind of a thing! The closer you are to the catwalk the more important you are. This is probably why we were in Sidney during the Milan fashion Week...Anyways here is a look to the VIPs and celebrities who were in the city for the Milan Fashion Week. read who was here and the brands who relied on some "Hollywood" exposure!

Events and parties at Milan Fashion Week

Events and parties during the Milan Fashion Week play a relevant role as both gatherings and business networking opportunities. Beside the more than a hundred fashion show scheduled during the chicest week of the year there are plenty of so called side events that bring together fashionistas and business men and women. Read for more on parties in Milan!

Influencers to follow during Milan Fashion Week

Influencers especially in fashion are kind of walking on egg shells lately. The decision of Instagram, tested in Italy and other countries, to permanently delete the number of likes that each pictures gets is jeopardising the whole influencers marketing arena. Anyways some of the most reliable fashion influencers are still in vogue and, wisely enough, they are moving to a more interactive connection with their follower base. Read for more!

Pre-Raphaelites. Love and Desire. In Milan 80 artworks from the Tate Gallery

Pre-Raphaelites. Love and Desire is the name of the art exhibition currenlty taking place at the Palazzo Reale in Milan. The exhibition brings to Milan 80 artworks from the Tate Gallery in London and will end on October 6th. So less than one month to admire the masterpieces by artists like John Everett Millais, Dante Gabriel Rossetti, Arthur Hughes and John William Waterhouse.

List of concerts in Milan this fall

Up to the end of the year there will be many international artists on stage who have chosen the city of Milan as the one and only city where to perform in Italy and for their Italian fans. From Michael Bublè to Enrique Iglesias and Bryan Adams the fall music scene promises to be exciting in the capital of fashion and design.

MITO: a 90 miles music festival

The MITO the music festival which happens simultaneously in Milan and Turin will take place from the 3rd to the 19th of September. MITO a brief history Founded in 1978 by Giorgio Balmas the MITO was born to promote classical music through the use of uncommon spaces to enjoy it. Hospitals, courtyards, railway stations, schools, public parks, factories and many other places where usually music (and classical music) is not played become the scenery of unforgettable concerts. The two cities that are 90 miles apart from each other thus become two huge concert halls where in every corner for 16…

Roy Lichtenstein in Milan: last days to enjoy this stunning exhibition

“Roy Lichtenstein Multiple Vision” this is the title of the exhibition currently on display at the MUDEC, the Museum of Cultures in the Tortona Design District in Milan. But hurry up! It’s closing on the 8th! Roy Lichtenstein’s bio Born in New York in 1923 Roy Fox Lichtenstein was the son of a real estate agent and a housewife. He studied at the New York Franklyn School for boys and after that he went to the Ohio State University where he studied art. His education was then interrupted by the beginning of World War II and he served in the…

A week end in Milan to enjoy the end of the summer

Summer is almost over and we are all about to get back to work but if you are looking for a last adventure to weaken the whole “back in the office” thing just catch a flight to Milan and enjoy what it has to offer in these last few days of summer. A breakfast at Basara Milano Ever wondered what the Japanese have for breakfast? The guys at Basara Milano surely tried to give an answer to this question by putting together typical Japanese pastries and  some of the signature Italian delicacies. And cappuccino of course. A visit to the…

Igloos in Milan. A post war housing solution

Igloos in Milan are a major example of architectural diversity of the capital of fashion and design. Their construction demonstrates how iconic and vibrant was the design scene just a few years after the second world conflict. Igloos in Milan. A brief history The igloo houses in Milan were built in 1946 on a project by architect and engineer Mario Cavallè, who also designed the mushroom houses which were demolished at the beginning of the sixties. These particular contructions own their origin to the need of those left homeless by the allied bombing which took place in Milan during the…

10 Corso Como in New York is now open

10 Corso Como in New York is now open We had the chance to visit 10 Corso Como in New York just a few weeks before the grand opening of the store in the South Seaport District, and now that the iconic negozio owned by Carla Sozzani has officially opened its doors we went back to Manhattan to see how things are going in the up-and-coming district next to Pier 17. Accessories The store surely replicates the same look and feel of its Milanese version. The fashion, design and photography enthusiasts will not be disappointed. It opens on a grand…

Goodbye Google +

Google + its about to be permanently deleted by its creator Google. Did you save your content? make sure to do so, it all ends on the 2nd of April!

Hugh Jackman skiing on the Italian slopes.

Hugh Jackman the Australian actor know the world over for movies like Wolverine and the Xmen has chosen the Italian Alps to enjoy skiing during this winter season. According to his Instagram profile he spent a few days in Livigno, a well know location for winter sports just a two-hours drive north of Milan. Livigno is a very popular destination for those who like skiiing and enjoying the snow. The view from the top of the mountains nearby the small towns of Livigno and Bormio is breathtaking. Livigno is also a popular city for shopping. Due to its close proximity…