Journalist, managing director and owner of digital agency Ready2fly, partner at Fastenseatbelt, loving wife and mum of three. You name it, milanese Chiara Fornari has it all and opens up on how to get there (and about the best Italian dish she prepares on her own).
Lola Toscani knows exactly where to spot beauty and has the essential gift of bringing together captivating people, in the right place at the right time. With a high amount of creativity flowing in her blood, open her own production and management agency in Milan, came as natural as drinking a glass of water. She describes herself as a problem solver, an art she perfectly masters in between cooking delicious Italian dishes and going to the movies – on her own.
It’s Christmas time when we meet sweet Elena Barolo in the courtyard of Palazzo Bagatti Valsecchi, one of Milan’s most breathtaking locations. Here she opens up about her relationship with the fashion capital, her daily habits and greatest passions. Elena had a coffee with us at Il Salumaio di Via Montenapoleone, in via Santo Spirito 10, Milan.
“As a little girl my in my dreams I could see myself as the female version of James Bond…probably this is where my love for tuxedo’s comes from.”
As Canadian architect, Nathalie Jean starts her career building fabulous skyscrapers, adorning her homeland skylines. Until she meets Ettore Sottsass and joins his Milanese studio in order to follow Interior Design projects. It is love at first sight with the city and it’s buildings. A love leading to the creation of “wearable miniature architecture”. Her breathtaking jewelry collection can be admired in the boutique located in Via Solferino 48, Milan. It reflects her refined and classy appearance, as well as her contagious humor.
“I’m a practical women, so if I’m around the city for a walk, the intent is to be comfortable but chic. This dark blue Sutor Mantellassi Oxford Shoe is just the perfect change from my usual black one’s.”
Brooklyn-based fashion illustrator Jenny Walton is fashion director at The Sartorialist. She opens up about her love for vintage, sketching in the early morning and last but not least for her boyfriend Scott Schuman. Milan is her favourite spot, away from home.
“I like to be unique and that’s where my love for vintage comes from. It gives me the feeling to own creations others don’t. Playing with combinations and hunting for vintage allows me being more creative.”