make mine milan

    what to watch, listen to, and wear now inspired by milan's best shows.

    by steff yotka · September 23, 2013
    Don't lie to yourself, Milan Fashion Week has been making you wish for a Roman holiday. 

    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. 

    JUST CAVALLI
    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
    Watch: HouseSitter 
    Beautify With: MAC Kohl Power Eye Pencil in Feline

    PRADA
    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

    MARNI
    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. -- RWD
    Wear: Mr. Gugu & Miss Go Terrain or Shine Top
    Listen To: "Roar by Katy Perry
    Watch: L'Avventura
    Beautify With: Cult Gaia Jasmin Flower Crown Headwrap

    FENDI
    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. -- LD
    Wear: Quay Reflective Sunglasses
    Listen To: "Digital Love" by Daft Punk
    Watch: Inception
    Beautify With: Nyx Wonder Pencil

    NO. 21
    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
    Tags: fashion, nylonfw, spring14
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