Sunday, 15 September 2013

NEXT STOP, MILAN

Packing for an event like fashion week can pose as quite a challenge, especially having regard to the fact that one has weight restrictions on aircrafts! Besides, a girl has to have a pair of shoes for each outfit..... The only option is to consider outfits of which the accessories can perhaps be restyled, or bottoms and tops mixed up in a "mix and match" combination. Then you have to reckon with the shopping opportunities abroad, requiring us to leave some space for the unexpected object wanting to travel back home with you! The best advice ever received was to fold up each item and then rolling it into a sausage, carefully wrapping it in tissue paper, filling each and every cavity that your suitcase might have. It's surprising how much more you can pack if you follow this simple advice. The weather also poses a problem as one cannot always rely on the absolute accuracy of forecasts. My solution to this problem, is to always pack one jacket or coat that shelters against the cold and that matches up with every outfit, allowing you more creativity. Colourful tights also come in handy to allow for sudden cold weather. On that note, I am zipping up my suitcase, hope to see you girls soon with a bucket load of pictures taken from street style and attendees in Milan, the sidewalk sometimes being more interesting and inspiring than the runway! Off to the birthplace of fashion.....