Signing Off

Sadly, I am now back in the States and have left Italy behind, for now at least.  Before ending my blogging career, I would like to end on a summary of my study abroad experience in Italy regarding the fashion supply chain. First, the greatest challenge that I faced while in Italy was definitely the…

The Last Day

Since there is no internet and I haven’t been able to upload anything until now I am going to just write this from the perspective of now, which is three days (+/-) later, and append some stuff that happened between then and now at the end of this post. On the last day we went…

17 May 2018 – the eleventh hour

Today we had another walking tour of Milan, this time to Excelsior, a luxury brand department store in the city center.  The tour led us through the four different levels of the building, which sold lifestyle products on the ground floor and clothes on the other floors. There were a lot of flashy products that…

Last day

Today was our last full day in Milan. We went to the Milan fashion library where designers go to get inspiration. They have a wide variety of magazines to look at. The tour guide also told us that students from the nearby university come by to learn about fashion. We then went to the farewell…

Second to last day

Today in Milan we went on a walking tour of a part of the city we had not seen yet. We learned more about the impact fashion has on the city. We got to tour a store that was doing very well in Milan. It had five floors. The first floor was all technology, the…

Hello Milan

Today we went on a few site visits. First we visited a logistics center for the place we visited yesterday. There they gave us a presentation on the logistics of the company. We learned about their factory and how they get the products from production to end consumer. They stressed the organization of their warehouse…

Arrivederci

Plus 3 has officially come to an end as today was sadly our last day. Despite the sadness of the final day, it was still great! We started bright and early at 9;45 and headed to the Milan Fashion Library. Believe me when I tell you that this place is incredible. Shelves on top of…

The Last Supper

Today was our last day here in Italy.  I’m sad to go, but it was a great day to end on.  We started by taking a tour of the Milan Fashion Library.  It was very interesting, and something that I didn’t really expect.  The library was essentially just an archive of fashion magazines that date…

Last Night in Italia

Today was our last day in Italy but it still doesn’t feel real. This morning we took the Milan metro for the last time as a huge group of 28 people to go explore the fashion library of Milan. This library holds over 70,000 books that are related to fashion, but books being everything that…

And…. We Out

Today was a super chill and laid back day. We started our day at the Milano Fashion Library. I really liked this visit because we kinda had freedom to do and look at whatever we wanted to. A couple friends and I browsed through old issues of Cosmo and laughed at how much times have…

The Last Hurrah

Today was our last day in Italy. The day began by visiting the Milan Fashion Library. It is a private library that hosts a collection of magazines, look books, books, newspapers, etc. I was intrigued by a book that had a title along the lines of Blood and Glitter. It mainly focused on David Bowie,…

Can’t Take Me Anywhere

Yesterday, we went on a fashion walking tour of Milan. Most of the tour involved touring a high end department store called Excelsior. It was interesting how they laid pieces out not by brand but by style. For example, there was a sporty section as well as an edgy section. Overall, I would have liked…

So Long, Milan

Our last day started out with a visit to a fashion library in Milan. The library is home to fashion books and magazines from the late 1800s to today. They had everything from Vogue to Modern Bride, and we had a lot of time to look at whatever we wanted. It was really cool to…

Scenes from an Italian Restaurant

Unfortunately I will not really be discussing anything pertaining to an Italian restaurant in this blog but I just thought of this title and this blog is my last opportunity to use it. Once getting back to the hotel after my final Italian meal tonight, I packed for the plane ride home tomorrow. I am…

Day Thirteen: Our Last Day

This morning I enjoyed my last croissant and cappuccino in Italy. After breakfast, we headed to the Milan Fashion Library. This was one of my favorite visits because I love to read books and magazines. We got to look at a ton of old vintage fashion magazines. The one that I read was a Seventeen…

Finding the Perfect “Fit”

Can not believe that today was our last day to explore Italy! To end a surreal adventure, we had a workshop at the Milano Fashion Library. During this visit, we had a brief talk led by an employee of the Library, a tour, and time to explore the fashion artifacts. It was really interesting to…

Last day in Milan

Today we visited the Milan fashion library where we saw a lot of old fashion magazines. I found it interesting how the styles have changed over time. I was amazed how they had books dating back to the 1800’s. I read a few of the magazines and read a few of the newspapers they published….

Arrivederci, Milano

Today was our last day of the Plus3 program. This trip was truly amazing and I’m sad for it to be over. We headed to the Milan Fashion Library, which has multiple rooms filled with books and magazines that fashion designers can go to for inspiration at any time. It was really fascinating to look…

Arrivederci Italy!

Today was sadly our last day in Italy, and I am going to miss it but am looking forward to going home. To start the day, we took the subway to the Milan Fashion Library. This is a documentation center that holds archives of past magazines, books of trends, and notebooks. It is a private…