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…

Last day in Milano

Today we went to the fashion library of Milan. I did not think I would like this visit so much just because I thought all we would be doing is reading books. However, I was completely wrong! The library was filled with 70,000 magazines and books with fashion styles and trends. Their archive dates back…

Holy Cannoli We Are Leaving Italy Tomorrow!

Well, I cannot believe that this is my last blog post. We have seen a lot in these two weeks, and learned about the fashion industry, and I am very thankful that I had the opportunity to come on this trip. Our final day in Milan started as all the other mornings do, with breakfast….

Arrivederci Forever

On our final full day in Italy, we visited Milan Fashion Library in the canal district and had our last family lunch. I have been to the canal district a few times for dinner on this trip, but never during the day.  This area of the city is one of my favorites and is a…

4/17/2018

I had cold take out pizza for breakfast this morning.  It was so good it felt like I was back home during first semester when I could still afford pizza.  Today was pretty uneventful except seeing the nicest department store ever where I found the most beautiful Tiffany saleswoman in the world.  Got threatened with…

Day Twelve

Today started off with another walking tour through Milan. It was nice to see all the shops, although I think everyone was tired of doing walking tours by this point. One interesting this we saw was a huge department store. This store was not how I pictured a department store because it had many high…

Makeup in Milano

Being back in Milan for our first full day was quite an interesting one, starting off with my realization that I have become a true croissant snob. My croissant experience before this trip was pretty minimal I’d say – just getting a casual Oakland Bakery one after every Tuesday morning Pathfinder meeting, but that is…

Coming to a CLOTHES

Today was a great day in Milan. We didn’t have to wake up and be ready till 10:15 which I appreciated greatly. Then we embarked on a fashion store tour of the city. We looked at shops all around, big and small, talking about their importance in Italian culture. Then we took a tour of…

To eat or not to eat the rocket salad? That is the question…

Today we started our day by taking a walking fashion tour of Milan. Within the span of three streets, we passed by probably every single luxury brand on this planet, all one after the other. There was Gucci, Louis Vuitton, and so many others that it was very overwhelming to be surrounded by so many…

Holy Cannoli

Today our group started the day by taking one last walking tour of Milan.  We got to see some of the commercial city, and got to walk through the Excelsior mall.  The mall is seven stories tall and filled top to bottom with only the highest quality luxury brands.  One of the seven floors was…