|Second outfit in Milan: ASOS pelum skirt £55, Whistles merino crew £95, Gucci shoes and Prada clutch|
Aside from a brief stint in 2005, my fashion week duties have just included London and Paris - never Milan - which at times felt a bit weird considering I'm Italian, I love Italian fashion and I could help the rest of the Red fashion team translate the restaurant menu... So this was in fact my first season in Milan, and what a season it was.
|Outfit trials- middle Whistles Pelt Print Silk Dress (£350) that got lots of interest|
Packing was nerve racking, I felt the extra pressure of wanting to look good in my home country: would Italians like colour and print? Or should I stick to a pared-back monochrome palette? I went for the latter including my J.Crew pony skin pencil skirt, Whistles Pelt Print Silk Dress and ASOS pelum skirt as hero items. I also wore my crazy faux fur Prada clutch which interestingly was loved even by my most minimal colleagues!
|With Nicola Rose, Red's Fashion and Creative Director at Marni|
Landing in Milan, I've never felt less like a local: my studded Louboutin slippers suddenly looked too 'street' and my low-key undone hair felt decidedly 'unpolished'. It did make me wonder, have I become British? Probably...
|Last day in Milan in J.Crew skirt and Charlotte Olympia heels|