Beauty In The Details

Simone de Gale | Posted 15.05.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Simone de Gale

I recently visited the Salone di Mobile exhibition in Milan and was full of excitement for the beautiful furniture, fittings and fabrics I engaged. Interior design is an important aspect of the work we do as architects, and has its own department in our business.

My Guide To Milan

Massimo Bottura | Posted 27.04.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Massimo Bottura

Milan has always held a special place in my heart, and I've lost count of the many visits I've made to the city. I've been an Inter Milan football fan since I was just five years old and whilst these days my exploration of the city may be more focused on food than football, the city still excites me just as much as it did back then.

This Beautiful Skyscraper Is A Giant Oxygen-Producing Vertical Forest

The Huffington Post | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 08.02.2017 | UK Tech

Nanjing Green Towers isn’t your average skyscraper, you see it’s actually Asia’s first vertical forest. The idea behind a vertical forest is sim...

Berlin Terror Attack Suspect Shot Dead In Milan

The Huffington Post | Christopher York | Posted 24.12.2016 | UK

The suspect in the Berlin Christmas market truck attack has been killed in a shoot-out with Italian police. Anis Amri had travelled from Germany, thro...

Great Weekend Getaways - Milan and Bergamot

Joanne Shurvell | Posted 25.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Joanne Shurvell

We marvelled at the glorious Duomo in the central square, the second largest cathedral in Italy after St Peter's in Rome, galloped through as many museums as possible and admired the chic shops and their stylish Milanese clientele. Even the dogs were high fashion with brightly coloured jumpers, coats and matching backpacks.

Why Fashion Needs a Seat at the Table of Mainstream Education.

Francesco Loy Bell | Posted 01.02.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Francesco Loy Bell

This would inform people, spark an interest from a young age, and give a scope for creativity that is not currently present, without forcing people to solely study fashion. I am not putting other arts down, I am trying to bring fashion up to a similar position, and it is my belief that, with these changes in attitude and procedure, this is a very real possibility.

Milan: the Culture and Events Hub That Mustn't Be Ignored

Richard Dodgson | Posted 27.09.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Richard Dodgson

Last year, Milan was ranked among the top 25 world cities with the most powerful brands, according to the first Guardian Cities global survey. Its position in the list - above the likes of Tokyo, Berlin, and Beijing, owes much to a sturdy economy, its excellent shopping and fashion offerings and its range of cultural attractions.

How to Survive Milan Fashion Week

Finbarr Toesland | Posted 25.06.2016 | UK Style
Finbarr Toesland

Milan Fashion Week is unquestionably one of the most important dates in the fashion calendar, with industry insiders from Anna Dello Russo to Daisy Lowe coming from around the world to grace the Front Row.

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

Noel Gallagher | Posted 17.05.2015 | 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

Vogue.fr | 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...

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...