make mine milan
what to watch, listen to, and wear now inspired by milan's best shows.
by: steff yotka
September 23 2013
Well, you're in luck. We might not be giving away a trip to Italy (sorry), but we did compile all the things you can get your hands on now to transport yourself into the headspace of Milan's best designers. From what song to watch while you're pretending to be a Prada girl to which flower crown you need to fulfill your Dolce & Gabbana fantasies, we've picked out the best items, beauty products, movies, and songs to put you in a Milan state of mind.
When in Milan, do as the Milanese, we say.
Holy Lisa Frank! This collection was an explosion of neon leopard print, oversized flowers, and graphic black-and-white prints. No, it's not for the meek--but then, wouldn't life be boring if it was all beige? -- REBECCA WILLA DAVIS
Wear: Vans Cheetah/Zebra S8 High Slim
Listen To: "I Want Candy" by Bow Wow Wow
Beautify With: MAC Kohl Power Eye Pencil in Feline
Part socialist, part feminist, and part Rainbow Brite, the Prada spring '14 was a beautiful and kooky assemblage of ideas. We learned the importance of tube socks, Britney Spears songs, and bedazzlers--all things we knew we loved, but sort of forgot about. Thanks for the reminder, Miuccia! -- STEFF YOTKA
Wear: Asos Basketball Jersey Tank
Listen To: "Come Walk With Me" by M.I.A.
Watch: Bend It Like Beckham
Beautify With: Temptu S/B Multicolor in Moss
You can always count on Marni to bring the quirk factor, and this time Consuelo Castiglioni chose to do so with headwear, tunics, and oversized jackets. She topped everything off with her trademark statement jewelry and some seriously ugly-cool (emphasis on "cool") shoes. The result is a little bit sporty, and little bit vacation, and a whole lot of amazing. -- LIZA DARWIN
Wear: Black Bloomingdales Visor
Listen To: "Sunny Afternoon" by The Kinks
Watch: The Darjeeling Limited
Beautify With: Too Faced Brow Envy Kit
DOLCE & GABBANA
There are so many ways to interpret Sicilian culture, but for spring '14 Dolce & Gabbana went with ancient ruins, floral hair pieces, and coins. Lots of gold coins. The result was a collection that looked like an old photograph but still felt completely modern. -- RWDWear: Mr. Gugu & Miss Go Terrain or Shine Top
Listen To: "Roar by Katy Perry
Beautify With: Cult Gaia Jasmin Flower Crown Headwrap
The bowl cut: it's happening, everyone. At least it is according to Mr. Karl Lagerfeld, who put models like Cara Delevingne, Georgia May Jagger, and Lindsey Wixson into shaggy black wigs for Fendi's spring show. When we weren't focused on the hairstyles, we were obsessing over the collection of ombre organza dresses, patterned jackets, and sheer checkered shirts inspired by digital technology. -- LDWear: Quay Reflective Sunglasses
Listen To: "Digital Love" by Daft Punk
Beautify With: Nyx Wonder Pencil
Your first look at the No. 21 show will have you thinking of a bad girl on the tennis courts, but after revisiting the collection you'll see that the sheer slips, white kilt-y skirts, and bejeweled button downs are perfect for any sort of wear. The leopard print stoles are just plain rad, too. -- SY
Wear: American Apparel Cropped Button Down
Listen To: "Ya Hey" by Vampire Weekend
Watch: Pretty in Pink
Beautify With: Dior Creme de rose Soothing Plumping Lip Balm