My second day of Milan Fashion Week was centered around attending my friend Giuseppe Zanotti’s presentation. We first met in Houston a couple years ago. He was here making a personal appearance at Saks Fifth Avenue in conjunction with a charitable event for Recipe for Success, a great organization for which I serve on the board.
Here is a photo of that first encounter. Yes, he sketched on the soles of my shoes (which of course I’ve never been able to wear again), and yes, he made me a sketch on paper (which of course is framed in my home).
Since then, we have crossed several paths several places around the work, including in Florence back in January when we were both attending the Firenze4Ever party celebrating the anniversary of Luisa Via Roma. While in Florence, Giuseppe invited his “Texas friend” to attend his upcoming presentation during Milan Fashion Week. Of course, I was happy to oblige!
Exquisite details from the presentation, entitled AristoCrazy, coming next week…
Needless to say, this look was entirely built around these gorgeous Giuseppe Zanotti metal paillettes metallic leather sandals. Once the gold stage was set with the shoes, the next piece that came to mind was magenta and pink ombre Burberry Prorsum trench coat – a closet classic I’ve had for a few years that remains a favorite of mine.
Once I had those two pieces in mind, I struggled to complete the look. I considered my closet, browsed the internet, tried on a few things, but nothing seemed to work perfectly. But all that changed when my friend Josh Johnson (who happens to be a fabulous stylist!) stumbled upon this dress while shopping at Tootsie’s and immediately thought of me and this look. That sealed the deal! All that was left was to throw on some gold accessories and add one more pop of color via my red Thierry Lasry sunglasses.
Shop the Look:
Giuseppe Zanotti glowing gorgeous gold sandals (here; other gold Giuseppe Zanotti shoes I’m currently loving here, here, here, and here) | Burberry Prorsum ombre trench (an older investment piece and closet favorite; other Burberry options here and here, other more budget friendly trench options here, here, and here | Alexander McQueen contrast corset dress (here; purchased from Tootsie’s) | Edie Parker bespoke clutch (similar ready to wear options here and here) | Alexis Bittar earrings (here) | Herve Van der Straeten gold cuff (here; similar here, less expensive option here) | Alexis Bittar cocktail ring (here) | Vintage Chanel necklace (similar here) | Thierry Lasry sunglasses (here) | Nars lipstick (here) | OPI nail polish (here)
As always, thanks for reading along! We covered a lot of ground this week with coverage of my New Year and Milan fashion week look. Stay tuned next week as I share reviews of some of the most remarkable runways I saw.
And one more thing : be sure to check out the Wear + Where + Well boutique, updated with lots of new spring goodies!
Have a great weekend!