Fashionable Day in Milano...

VIRTUALLY Strolling by La Scala... the statue of Leonardo da Vinci...Interior shot of La Scala via Google image (all the rest of the Milano photos are take by moi from 1992 trip to Milan)...Statue is a monument to Victor Emmanuel II in Piazza del Duomo...The top of the magnifique Duomo...and the bottom of the Duomo... the interior of this cathedral is AMAZING... it is one of the most BEAUTIFUL places I have ever seen... it was HEAVENLY inside!!! I wish I had photos... le sigh!All this walking... time for a little wine and some pasta prepared right in front of us in a restaurant in the Galleria...The Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II (info via Wikipedia) is a covered double arcade formed of two glass-vaulted arcades at right angles intersecting in an octagon; it is prominently sited on the northern side of the Piazza del Duomo in Milan, and connects to the Piazza della Scala. Named after Vittorio Emanuele II, the first king of united Italy, it was originally designed in 1861 and built by Giuseppe Mengoni between 1865 and 1877... Ooooh la la lots of shopping... and while sitting and enjoying a few yummies... someone slipped Petunia an invitation... and here we all are front row at a Milan Fashion Show(photos via Google search for Milan fashion show)...
McQueen...
Versace...
more Versace...Enrico for men... Dolce & Gabbana...
Gucci...Oooh more Gucci to cover up that suit...Ooooh I just received a text... "COME TO PARIS IMMEDIATELY... FIFI YOUR NAME HAS BEEN CLEARED... and DIOR HAS A SURPRISE FOR YOU... HERE'S a HINT"... a PHOTO...It looks like the Paris Runway!!! Oooh la la... perhaps this PINK DIOR dress is to be mine!!!
I dream of it and paint it all the time... Oooooh Petunia... I must run to Paris... it is only a hop, skip and a jump away... we simply cannot leave Europe without a little peek at the Tour da Eiffel, non?

See you all back in the states... I hear a horn honking... must run!!! Off you go to visit other FUN Friday posts via Melissa’s Beautiful Life and Julia's Hooked on Houses and be sure to visit all the PINK participants on Saturday at Beverly's How Sweet the Sound!!!

ENJOY a FASHIONABLE weekend! I hope to have a little BLUE/METAMORPHOSIS Parisian adventure for you on Monday... ooooooooooh yesssss... along with the name of the WINNER of PETUNIA and FIFI's SURPRISE PRIZE giveaway... I hope EVERYONE has been leaving Petunia comments along with your comments HERE...

If you would like to see more about Milano or even travel to Milano on a special tour visit Brillante Design Travel!

Au Revoir from Italy!

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38 comments:

Cafe Fashionista said...

Versace, Dolce & Gabbana, Gucci, and the lovely Milano. J'adore it all! :)

Tracie~MyPetiteMaison said...

Have fun in Paris, Fifi! That pink dress is amazing and from what I can see, I like the aqua one as well. Happy night and please think of showing your studio for the blog event, it would be a real treat!
xo~Tracie

Daly Essentials said...

Ohh Milan looks just fabulous! I must go visit, perhaps for next seasons fashion shows!?!?

http://dalyessentials.blogspot.com/2009/06/ive-been-wanting-to-write-about-kids.html

My Little Space said...

Such a beautiful posting. Looks like fashion week!

Slices of Beauty... said...

Your painting of that dress (blooged it before) just made my heart smile so hard early in the morning!

Your version is beautiful!
Merci Fifi.

LENORENEVERMORE said...

Love the shocking-hot colors from McQueen show...fab!! ~XO*

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Fifi,

You are so lucky to be in Milan and seeing all the delightful Fashion shows.

I loved the pretty Dior dress and the Dolce & Gabbana nautical outfit is tres chic.

Loved seeing the magnifique Duomo, what an amazing building.
Thanks for sharing and have a great weekend.

Hugs
Carolyn

Renee Finberg said...

i still haven't made it to milan yet.
it looks so divine.xx

here is my link:
http://reneefinberg.blogspot.com/2009/06/just-peek-at-ian-schrager.html

Zita - Mlle Magpie said...

That Dior dress is divine - love your painting of it, Fifi.

Beverly said...

Oh, I do hope you are getting that dress. It is stunning! You ladies have so much fun.

Happy Pink Saturday.

The Cottage Cheese said...

Wow - fantastic photos of Milan! I love all of the umbrellas. The rainy day really just makes these photos even better!

Love the runway pics. I am now daydreaming of lovely dresses and beachwear...

Cris, Artist in Oregon said...

Ohhh love that dress and painting. Its been fun visiting Italy.

g.suzie said...

You are definitely living my dream, love your pics and paintings, keep them coming!

Janet said...

Beautiful Fifi. I just wrote an art history paper on the Duomo. What a delight to see some modern day pics. ;)

Couture Carrie said...

Loving all of my virtual vacations courtesy of your lovely blog and gorgeous photos, FF ~ I would adore a trip to Milan!

That Gucci bikini is faaaaabulous, and I am really loving your painting too ~ the color is tres chic!

xoxox,
CC

Sasha said...

OHH Milan..looks Fabulous!!
Finally..yes I did ! here is my link for Fashionable Friday

http://www.everythingfab.com/2009/06/fashion-trend-flowers-pins-accesory-of.html

Hope you have a great weekend!!

Brillante Home Decor said...

Fifi, thank you a thousand times for mentioning my blog on travel and my "Art, Architecture & Interiors" in Milan.
Looking at your images I felt like being there in a November raining day, I felt the smell of the air, I heard the traffic flowing over wet cobble stones, the chats of people strolling under the arcade in the Galleria. A Proustian moment.
Grazie cara Fifi!!!

Claudia@DipityRoad said...

Running off to Italy on my lunch hour has been fun.

Thanks so much for the adventure..

Alas-- back to the real world :)

TTFN~~Claudia

Savvy Mode SG said...

that dior dress is something esle. yummy!

THE PARIS HOUSE said...

Fifi, what lovely pictures, I haven't been to Milan in a few years. Thanks for bringing back such great memories of this lovely city.

Sixpence and a Blue Moon said...

Your post makes me miss Europe.:) Lovely post about a lovely place.

Regina said...

HI Fifi, I posted to share for Fashionable Friday.

Daily Living, Regina
http://regina-myfavorite.blogspot.com/2009/06/fashionable-friday-pink-saturday.html

Vitania said...

Always fun here Fifi. Loving all the fashion pics..

Vitania

Barbara said...

Fifi, Great pictures and be sure and get that pink dress...it is wonderful.

Barbara

Jasmine @ The Suburban Sentiment said...

ohhh, loved the armchair travel to Milan for a few minutes. Thanks for sharing, Fifi.

Milan Fashion show? Lucky duck!

This place is on my must-travel-to-locations list.

Mary said...

What a virtual adventure you are having! Thanks for sharing fashion week with us. Have a wonderful weekend - wherever you may be. Blessings...Mary

A Lady's Life said...

This was a wonderful post I so enjoyed it.
Loved the fashion show. and Italy
:)

Arleen @ Seasons for All at Home said...

Bonjour Fifi! I am tres late for your party! Love that pink Dior!!! No wonder you dream of it.

Here is my link:
Arleen @ Seasons for All at Home
http://www.seasonsforallathome.com/2009/05/inspiration-porches-sun-rooms.html

Merci mon amie!
Arleen

Claudia said...

Oh Fifi! Those photos are beautiful. I have never been to Italy and would so love to go. That Dior dress is one of the most beautiful I have ever seen! Happy Pink Saturday!

movingonlady said...

The pictures are great. I loved the run way.
Love your painting of the pink dress.

someplace in thyme said...

Your painting of the pink dress is tres chic. I love it, and it all looks like so much fun, Happy Pink Saturday, Char

Debbie said...

Great photos. As usual, I am confused by the fashions. What is up with the legging things that look like the crotch has been cut out?

Kellie ~ Ada and Darcy said...

Wow, wow wow! love Versace!! xx Looks incredible!

Charlie said...

Fifi, Your virtual Italian vacation is such a lovely escape! It is wonderful to revisit some of these amazing places once again and remember the wonderful time I had there. This is a real treat. love all the photos you are posting and your painting of that stunning dress makes me swoon.

Karen Slate said...

the architecture AND fashion is awesome!

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

YOur photos of Milan were gorgeous, and the fashion show was so much fun. laurie

Char said...

i love that gown too

Frau said...

So pretty....Milan so high fashion for a girl from SLC Utah! Love the photos...makes a girl dream of a different life.

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