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28 November 2011

Fashion School

IRMA wears her own cape made of a simple piece of black velvet and a silk ribbon
Jantine van Peski, Antwerp Fashion Academy
Diana Gayoung Kim from Parsons, New York
Stine Riis, London College of Fashion

NEW YORK: Visit a Fashion Institute or College and discover new talent. Look for one specific item you need, for example a winter coat, and pick a unique piece which is not yet part of the prêt-à-porter world. It is inspiring to look at the work of young designers, follow them and maybe you are lucky and get a unique piece which will be famous one day.

My favorite fashion schools:

Fashion Institute of Technology
Seventh Avenue at 27th Street, New York City, NY 10001
+1 (212) 217-7868

Parsons New School for Design
66 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10011

+1 (212) 229-8989

Central Saint Martins - University of the Arts
65 Davies Street, London W1K 5DA
+44 (20) 75 14 60 00

Antwerp Fashion Academy
Nationalestraat 28/3, 2000 Antwerp
+32 (3) 206 08 80

18 November 2011

Cool Mind

black opaque tights and long gloves
Selena Gomez with a beret hat
tiny sweaters with funny images
men’s hat
Emmanuelle Alt & Carine Roitfeld in heavy leather and fake fur

LONDON: How to keep warm, look good and feel good? That is the question if you will be staying in northern Europe during the next months. I make the best out of it, in fact cold weather makes me very active when outside and warm and cosy when back at home. Here are a few ideas which inspire me to keep warm.

Giovanna Battaglia wearing a chic scarf instead of a hat
15 November 2011

On the Horse

Orange Kelly Bag against winter blues
Victoria Beckham shopping at Hermès in Paris
Hermès Boutique (17 rue de Sèvres, 75006 Paris)
New Hermès Boutique

PARIS: Today I visited the new Hermès Paris boutique, designed by the RDAI agency. The boutique is in a former 1930s swimming pool building. Hèrmes Rive Gauche features three nine-metre high wooden pavilions made of ash laths, each housing the Hèrmes collections. A fourth wooden structure lines the staircase leading visitors from the entrance into the former pool. A very natural feel to the finish – and beautiful of course.

9 November 2011

A Handy Present

Trattoria Sostanza Troia
Children’s Imaginary World Christmas 2011 Canvas Bag
Marni Spring/Summer Collection 2012

MILAN: If you are looking for a Christmas present with special meaning I suggest these limited edition bags by Marni, where children from South America and East Asia were invited to draw stories about imaginary worlds. The bags will be sold exclusively in Marni boutiques and at the Marni Virtual Store from the 3rd of December for £88 and until stocks last. The proceeds will go towards educational and developmental programs in schools and hospitals.

5 November 2011

Ciao Firenze!

FLORENCE: Florence is a perfect city to visit in November when the truffles are in season, the city is a little less crowded and the landscape of Tuscany is the most beautiful. On my last day I rent a bike to go to Fiesole. The tour is beautiful on a sunny day and you pass the most breathtaking villas and palaces around the Piazzale Michelangelo along the way. I stop for a short break at the Fattoria di Maiano. When I get back to Florence it is almost dark and the city is at its most beautiful on my last night when I am having dinner at Trattoria Sostanza Troia, at Via della Porcellana.

IRMA

brings good news to you.
She lives and travels around
the world, stopping wherever
she sees something interesting,
reporting on what inspires her.
She finds beauty in the
most varied places,
from fashion shows
to art exhibits, from lonely
beaches to bustling cities.

WHERE IS IRMA NOW?

MUNICH

When in Munich my
favorite store to look
for the best selection
of clothes is THERESA.
The staff is competent
and always has the
best ideas for styling
and mixing different
designers together.

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