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Spree Paris

I stumbled upon this shop whilst walking up to the artsy district of Montmartre, and was immediately drawn to enter it due to its particular atmosphere. Other than selling famous brands such as Marc Jacobs,Isabel Marant, Kenzo and Comme De Garçons, the owners of this shop had crafted such a a creative atmosphere, surrounding the garments in sale with artwork and lovely examples of interior design, such as minimalistic lamps and quirky pottery. A must visit: their art gallery next door. 

The It-Buy: their hand-crafted ballerinas in leather and suede.

Address: 16 Rue Lavieuville, Paris, France

Phone: +33 1 42 23 41 40


Dictionary Milano

Wandering around my lovely city, I often stumbled upon this shop in one of my favourite and very hip neighbourhoods of Milan, Porta Ticinese. I walked in here so many times, it became one of my it-shops which I recommend to every fashionista, be it a man or a woman. I’d especially recommend it to people who love peculiar prints, eclectic and minimalistic shoes, and tailored pants. Some of the brands sold here are YMC, Tothem, L’F Shoes, Eleven Paris, Samsoe & Samsoe etc.

Phone: +39 028358212

AddressCorso di Porta Ticinese, 46, Milano, Italy

Thursday 29th and Friday 30th I worked as an assistant for a milanese fashion director, who was shooting the A/W 2014 LookBook of an italian knitwear designer - Daniele Fiesoli. They casted a quite famous model called Simone Nobili, who had previously worked for brands such as Givenchy and Dolce and Gabbana. The lookbook also included pictures with a model who had worked for Dior, called Isis Bataglia. It was my first experience working on an actual set, and even though I must admit it was really tiring, I fell in love even more with the job. These are some of the sneaky pictures I took whilst people were distracted. The LookBook will be published before this season’s Menswear Fashion Week in Florence - Pitti Uomo - where the designer will showcase his latest collection.

Charles James: The One and Only 

Let’s celebrate the legacy of amazing dresses created by the one and only couturier, Charles James, and the opening of the exhibition in his honour, at the Anna Wintour Costume Institute, with this dreamy Vogue Shoot, shot by Tim Walker. Elegance comes from within, however having one of those dresses does help too…

Willy Vanderperre: The Outsider

Celebrating some of the great names in fashion that might be unknown to many, let’s read about the belgian photographer who followed the footsteps of the great Antwerp Six, and shot MariaCarla Boscono, one of his muses, in Dazed’s editorial for their spring summer issue.

Read the article on Dazed Digital