Fashion week coverage of Milan has me reminiscing about my time there. I miss it very much although the hot weather had me huffing and puffing (as seen below) however, I wouldn’t have changed my time there for anything in the world.
I believe it’s also obligatory that the Duomo will take your breath away every time you see it. One of the worlds oldest malls will too,and well, mirror selfies are always a must. The showroom we had access to from NABA had me going gaga over EVERYTHING! Going for aperitivo in Milano is like no where else. Fairytale land
What I knew of London from previous visits was it was the hometown of pea coats and trenches, but this time around I went during a special few sunny weeks. Sunny London means people are extra cheerful and pleasant.Who wouldnt fall in love with Notting Hill. The feel here is like no other, the buildings amazingly picturesque. The apartment or flat I was staying in was a constan source of inspiration. My balcony sunset <3 Central Saint Martins is in Kings Cross, meaning I was staying in Camden town, which has a charm of its own. Lots of street art in honor of the Queen of Camden, Amy Winehouse Coolhunting Vintage finds Magazine shops in London is every fashionistas heaven. While in Soho why not get my hair cut, trim highly needed. Come back to Camden for market selfies. Park life in London is amazing, especially when it’s sunny. Having picnics and swimming in the pond was so much fun. Gotta have me some of them fish n’ chips, or else it’s not London town. Going back to class was always something to look forward to. Taking a coffee/tea break at school had never been this cute before. Even though I had sunny beautiful days in London, lets be realistic and of course it had to rain at least one day which is equally as beautiful.
Over the summer I took a Fashion Styling and Image Creation course which required studying in two cities, London and Milan. The university in London was Central Saint Martins, which was a dream come true to attend this school. Alumni such as Alexander McQueen, John Galliano, Stella McCartney, and Zac Posen, made me feel honored to be here.
Being at Central Saint Martins was a constant awe of the fashion inspiration in this school. We got to work with amazing tutors, Leigh Keily editor of JON Magazine, Kristine Kilty fashion editor of Fault Magazine, Dan Blake editorial stylist, who i will always cherish their advice and knowledge. Outside the school on a weekend, watching Wimbolden match and Pimms doesnt get much more British than this. The boat vendors had the most precious jewels and books right on the canal. The popsicles were another plus! Got great tips from hair / make up artist Evan Huang. Gotta love rooftop parties on campus. We had a project in which we had a day to customize a piece from unexpected items.I used stainless steal scouring pads, cut them apart, glued them to hair clips to make funky hair extensions. I painted a black rubber spike necklace and made a headband out of it. Used a Camden vintage plaid skirt as a top, with Camden market earrings. Selfies with our tutor Leigh were a must. Alongside three other classmates we worked on a group project in which we mixed feminine touches to menswear. One of my favorite touches was the pearl used as a cuff link. I had an amazing learning and lifetime experience at Central Saint Martins, I already miss it.