Tales From the Middle of Nowhere: The Good, the Bad and the Bubbly Pt 5

Noel Gallagher | Posted 17.03.2015 | UK Entertainment
Noel Gallagher

After about six months we left the TV studio and were taken out to some swanky restaurant, which was indeed a night club, which was indeed the preferred hang out for yer Milanese footballer. All the women (and there was a LOT of women) looked like Mick Jagger when Mick Jagger looked like an Italian woman (1965-1969!).

Best in (Boozy) Travel 2015

BarChick | Posted 17.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle

A week into Jan and already planning how the hell to get outta here? Nothing gets you through the January blues like booking a trip, even more so when there are bangin' beaches, bargain booze and world class bartenders waiting.

Life in the Arts Lane - Week 83 - Masterpiece to Milan

Thomas Woodham Smith | Posted 15.09.2014 | UK Entertainment
Thomas Woodham Smith

I say goodbye to as many people as I can, and head off home. Sitting in my kitchen, the whole fleeting experience of Masterpiece passes through my mind and I try to order and remember how the days have passed. It is both a 100 metre dash and a marathon rolled into one. Once again it is over in a trice having taken a year to create. One slow blink and it is gone.

Life in the Arts Lane - Week 69 - Milan to Coombe Bissett

Thomas Woodham Smith | Posted 04.06.2014 | UK Entertainment
Thomas Woodham Smith

I am collected in Milan by my host who greets me eagerly and enthusiastically even though we have never met before. I have a sudden rush of English reserve and withdraw mildly.

Fashion Week Recap: Autumn/Winter 2014-2015 Beauty Trends | Posted 07.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle

From New York to Paris, via London and Milan, Fashion Week has been making its path for the past four weeks, and as designers presented beautiful collections full of covetable pieces, new style directions appeared on the horizon for Fall/Winter 2014-2015.

Milan Fashion Week Needs to Find the Fountain of Youth

Christine Babington Smith | Posted 08.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Christine Babington Smith

It's easy to assume that the 'big four' have always held sway, but Milan only really gained international recognition in the 1970s and 1980s thanks to the crop of new designers from that era. Currently Milan is facing criticism for its lack of new talent and its slowness in harnessing the digital age of bloggers and social media.

Gig Exclusive: Trio Valore Tears Up the Rule Book in Milan

Jason Holmes | Posted 30.01.2014 | UK Entertainment
Jason Holmes

It is here in Milan, far north in the Bel Paese [Italy, the "beautiful country"], that a cultural pragmatism has attracted those of a more refined musical streak. And it is at Biko, a club not far from the throng of the city centre, that Trio Valore has convened to play to a Milanese crowd intent on devouring live music as would they their mammas' pasta e fagioli. It's a crowd of stylists who want to dance, and they do.

'Lost' Leonardo Da Vinci Mural Found After 500 Years (PICTURES)

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 28.10.2013 | UK

A 'lost' mural by Italian Renaissance master Leonardo da Vinci has been discovered during the restoration of a castle. The artwork was revealed aft...

Who Goes To A 'Disco Africa' Party Dressed Like This?

Huffington Post UK | Chris York | Posted 28.10.2013 | UK

The lofty world of high fashion is known to be a little detached from the realities of everyday life but this is still comes as a shock. Apparently...

What The Blazes?! Submarine Breaks Through Milan Street (VIDEO, PICTURES)

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 03.12.2013 | UK

Strange happenings are afoot in the Italian city of Milan… Pavements cracked and amid a deafening rumbling, the turret of a submarine pierced thr...

Why Visit Fashion Houses When You Can Dream in Fashion Hotels!

Madame Allsorts | Posted 29.10.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Madame Allsorts

Let's raise a toadstool to Milan, when you can eat, drink and sleep fashion and that will never go out of fashion!

Italian Elections: A Fellinesque World

Georgi Kantchev | Posted 28.04.2013 | UK Politics
Georgi Kantchev

Even though Fellini was not around to direct them, the recent general elections certainly look like they are following his scripts.

Bob Dylan's 'New Orleans Series' Goes On Display

The Huffington Post UK | Sam Parker | Posted 08.04.2013 | Home

"There are a lot of places I like, but I like New Orleans better," wrote Bob Dylan in the first volume of his seminal autobiography Chronicles. "Ne...

Shakira Welcomes Baby Boy Into The World

WENN | Posted 23.01.2013 | Home

Singer Shakira and her partner Gerard Pique have become first-time parents after welcoming a beautiful baby boy in the world. The singing siren gav...

Berlusconi and the Piazza Italia Adverts

Giulia Zecchini | Posted 17.03.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Giulia Zecchini

Italy's political situation has been on the radar for quite some time now, and the recent announcement of Silvio Berlusconi's return to politics has not allowed the country to leave the spot light. On a recent trip back to my hometown, Milan, a couple of adverts by the clothing line Piazza Italia caught my eye.

Is Donnatella Versace the New Anna Piaggi?

Hollie Moat | Posted 25.11.2012 | UK Style
Hollie Moat

This was the first Milan Fashion Week since the passing of Anna Piaggi, the flamboyant and brilliant Vogue Italia editor who had been a significant presence at the shows (and hitting up the party scene with then-partner-in-crime Karl Lagerfeld) long before the writers, bloggers, models and celebrities in attendance this time around were even born.

Kelly's Mystery Lunch

The Huffington Post UK | Brogan Driscoll | Posted 06.06.2012 | Home

Kelly Brook has been snapped out lunching in Milan, with an unusual quartet which has left us wondering what on earth they were nattering about. T...

'Super-Secret' Plot To Blow Up Italian Synagogue

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 15.03.2012 | UK

Scotland Yard have arrested a woman under terror laws today as part of a wider investigation into an alleged "super-secret" Facebook plot to blow up a...

Teenage Dream

Sophie Haslett | Posted 26.03.2012 | UK Style
Sophie Haslett

Fashion has always loved the "bright young things" that are drawn to its glamour like moths to a flame, but some of these girls are barely old enough to be dressing in adult clothes, yet alone be parading them down a catwalk in Milan.

Versace Opens First Children's Clothing Store In Milan

MyDaily | Posted 19.02.2012 | UK Style

Clearly a sell-out high street collaboration wasn't enough to keep Versace busy this year. ...

How to Avoid a Hen Weekend from Hell

Christine Babington Smith | Posted 11.02.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Christine Babington Smith

This is what a glam girly weekend should be about: designer shopping, pampering, luxury, good food, memories and friends. Oh, and leave the feather boa, pink hen-night boppers and those willy straws at home.

Hot Or Not: Rosie Huntington-Whiteley's Nude Corset And Satin Skirt | Posted 19.12.2011 | UK Style

Rosie Huntington-Whiteley was one of the many famous faces to grace the Vertu Global fashion bash in Milan last night - and she was flying the flag fo...

MyDaily Dispatch: The First 24 Hours At Milan Fashion Week

MyDaily | Posted 22.11.2011 | UK Style

It feels like we've only just recovered from London, but fashion waits for no one: the Milan shows are already well underway....

Naomi Campbell Kicks Off Milan Fashion Week In Sequins And Stars | Posted 20.11.2011 | UK Style

Naomi Campbell's always one step ahead of the style set. While we were all taking in the last of the London Fashion Week shows over here, the supermod...

Tommy Nutter and Savile Row: Reinventing the Tradition of Tailoring

Joao Paulo Nunes | Posted 17.09.2011 | UK Style
Joao Paulo Nunes

Anyone who takes the slightest interest in contemporary menswear will confirm that bespoke tailoring and the appreciation of historical designs and techniques stand at levels of fascination for designers and male consumers that had not been seen for decades. The recently opened "Tommy Nutter: Rebel on the Row" exhibition at London's Fashion and Textile Museum is a timely and meaningful event.