Milano Part 2.

Weave in and out of the passageways lined with scarlet, red, camel coats. Brush past the faux fur capes and mannequins enveloped in the latest handmade suits. Be lured by the scent of rich leather. In a cocoon of its own are the displays of college moccasins and ankle-high boots. The tobacco brown boots ( pictured below) are pieced together with leather inserts embossed with ostrich and crocodile prints. The shiny double buckles on the side of the ankle reinforce both the model and the admirer to be one thing- awed!

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I had a mere two days in which I had to get around and see as much as I possibly could in this eloquent city (including a visit to Europe’s oldest library, the top terrace of the spectacular duomo and indulging in Milanese restaurants to name but a few!) The adventure kicked off at MaxMara. As seen as it had four floors worth of fashion, I felt it worth my while featuring it in my blog.

Below illustrates the brashness yet quaint look of the ever-reliable  college moccasins. ‘Tivoli’ on the left has abraded leather with tassles to tickle the dorsum of the foot. On the right is ‘Argento’ the grey leather and pony skin shoe. Well, need I say any more?

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Above: Drippings of accessories on display at MaxMara’s Vittorio Emanuele store.

I am purposely blogging about accessories, shoes, bags jewellery and the likes to educate the reader (and fashionista) how they can be included in your outfit in preparation for your day. The bag you carry and the shoes you wear are equally as important as the clothes on your back!

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              Above: MaxMara’s spanking new ‘Whitney’ bag.

Now treck uptown with me to the trendy district of Brera, wherein lies a mish-mosh of treasures to appease the über-cool, trend spotters and fashionistas alike. Make your way down the back of the hanging outdoor gardens and enter a haven of riches. Last call for those of you with any bag fetish.

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              Above: Spanish designer Loewe dainty bag collection.

10, Corso Como houses every creation from crafty, newborn, Japanese designers to the most recent Céline and Chloe collections.

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        Above: 10, Corso Como’s nooks & crannies housing all sorts.

What to take from all of this is relatively simple. Don’t leave the house without something which makes you smile. Rotate your wardrobe and accessories to compliment your clothes. Try moccasins with burgundy woolen stockins and skirts. How about your ankle boots over faded denim? Roll up your sleeves and hook a smart top handle bag upon. Guaranteed it will be worth all of the two minute effort.

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