I’m in Paris for the final stop on the Spring 2012 tour bus, so here are my highs and lows from Milano.
Here are my top 11 looks from the shows I attended. If Zoe Saldana’s stylist is reading, please dress her in that stunning Ferragamo dress above. I beg you. *Sings* “If I had one wish…..”
Top 5 Shows: Ferragamo, Jil Sander, Dolce & Gabbana, Versace & Alberta Ferretti
Best Production & Best for Top Models: Dolce & Gabbana
Magic Moment: Watching Anna Wintour almost knock a security guard to the floor as she made a mad dash to leave after Dolce & Gabbana. Had she been 10lbs heavier, he would have hit the deck.
Me: I saw Abbey Lee Kershaw and Karlie Kloss at breakfast this morning.
Bryanboy: WHAT?? They eat?
Me: Yes, of course they do.
Bryanboy: I bet they don’t eat any of that fried sh!t.
Dolce & Gabbana: I had previously requested Dolce & Gabbana, but this season I got my first invites. They not only gave me invites to both shows, but they also gave me front row seats. I was also granted access to the VIP room and backstage.
Biggest Topics of Conversation:
1. Arizona’s strange walk. (Conclusion: It looks strange because she has shorter legs than the other models.)
2. Why wasn’t Karlie Kloss in the Versace show? She would have killed it. (Conclusion: she must have been obligated to attend another show.)
Vogue Italia: They featured my Topshop jumpsuit as the Look Of The Day during Milan Fashion Week.
Karlie Kloss: Abbey Lee Kershaw (who is hero worshipped by the other models), Joan Smalls and Karlie Kloss were all at my hotel. I have a mild obsession with Karlie Kloss, so I was chuffed to discover that she is really nice in person. The same can’t be said for Miss Naomi Campbell Jr.
Taxis: Looking at my receipts, I still can’t believe how much I spent in 5 days. I could have bought myself a new pair of Louboutins, but I still would’ve needed the taxis to get around in those heels.
Anna Dello Russo: At Dolce&Gabbana I was surprised that ADR’s people were telling me that I was sitting in her seat even after I had showed them my seat assignment. Because I didn’t move – and why should I when I was in my assigned seat? – she accused me of giving her attitude. I was frankly mortified. When she found a seat, I went over to her and said that if she wanted my seat so badly that she could have it. I then went on to say that “I am here for fashion, not to fight anyone”. This appeared to calm her down as she replied, “Yes, me too”. Needless to say she now can’t look me in the eye.
Blogger Drama: Unfortunately, some bloggers rate you on the shows you get into. I don’t subscribe to that notion because different brands work for different bloggers. However, this competitiveness has led to one blogger using other bloggers’ and journalists’ names to get into shows. What she doesn’t realise is that, by bragging on her site that she attended X and Y shows, she is potentially putting X blogger’s relationship with Y brand in jeopardy, as well as putting X journalist’s job on the line if she actually gets caught. At this point I need to ask her, is bragging worth potentially getting someone fired?
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