D&G COCKTAIL: Milan designers always complain about the lack of bars and clubs in the city, so now Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana are putting their money where their drinks are. The duo recently opened the doors to their Dolce & Gabbana Bar, next...
D&G COCKTAIL: Milan designers always complain about the lack of bars and clubs in the city, so now Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana are putting their money where their drinks are. The duo recently opened the doors to their Dolce & Gabbana Bar, next to their new men’s store in Corso Venezia. The duo entered a joint deal with Italian spirits company Martini & Rossi. The bar, done up in black marble and steel, is the first of what could eventually become a chain. Already the two-level space is becoming the preferred stop for the fashion flock looking to fuel up on Red Bull and vodka between shopping bursts or to wind down with a Spumante after stores close for the night.
TOWN AND COUNTRY: If the baroque decor of Milan’s Principe Hotel is a bit too stifling and the price tag of the Four Seasons a bit over budget, Town House 31 might be the perfect alternative. Located on Via Goldoni, a 10-minute walk from the city’s center, the 18-room boutique hotel offers travelers a respite with its tranquil beige and cream palette, marble bathrooms, linen sheets and patio bar. Management has even set up room service with 10 of Milan’s top restaurants. Guests can order anything from chicken curry to sushi to a simple dish of pasta. No plastic containers though — hotel staff prepares the presentation of the food before it is delivered to guest rooms. "We’re really trying to promote an anti- jet lag mentality," said Alessandro Rosso, owner and manager of the hotel. "The whole philosophy is about creating a personal space, almost a vacation house for our guests."
CAVALLI IN THE PARK: From a distance, Parco Sempione’s latest arrival looks like a space station constructed from metal piping and glass. But it’s really Roberto Cavalli’s latest culinary foray. Teak floors, antelope fur-covered chairs and oriental fabrics furnish the Just Cavalli Cafe located at the base of the Torre Branca, a 354-foot steel tower built by Gio Ponti and Cesare Chiodi in 1932.The safari-meets-Bangkok lounge decor might be a sensory overload, but pets keep the ambiance homey. Goldfish swirl about in long-stemmed bowls on each table, and a pair of Dogo Argentino dogs mill about to greet new arrivals. The menu veers from standard Italian favorites to the international, including a series of meat dishes by Argentine chef Leonardo Perazzoli.
CHEAP AND CHIC: There’s no need to shell out thousands of dollars for a bauble on a shopping spree down Via Montenapoleone. Jeweler Damiani has opened its first Bliss store. The line, geared toward younger customers, features simple and graphic pieces in gold, with colored stones and sprinkles of sapphires, rubies and emeralds. The prices are just right for an impulse buy that won’t break the bank. A simple cross pendant with a small diamond inset on a leather cord goes for just 150 euro while a diamond necklace goes for 1,800 euro.
RENT A SHOPPER: Saw a pair of darling Prada pumps but ran out of time to head to the store? The Excelsior Hotel Gallia has become the first luxury hotel in Milan to offer its guests in-house personal shoppers. The hotel has hand-picked three multilingual consultants to lend their services to foreign guests. And they don’t just shop. Need a hairdresser or a hip club? How about an honest opinion on how your backside looks in those pants? Fashion counseling is part of the package, which starts at 40 euros an hour. Not to be outdone, the Four Seasons offers a similar service. Guests can rent out a shopping assistant to guide them around town for about 350 euros to 400 euros a day.
KRIZIA REBORN: The newly renovated Krizia boutique in Via Spiga 23 will reopen on March 1, the evening of the designer’s fall runway show. Mariuccia Mandelli, the first to open a single-brand store on this street 20 years ago, said she wanted "more light, more transparency, more visibility and more room." Working with architect Piero Pinto, who designed the original boutique, Mandelli enlarged the windows and brought them forward on the pavement, for a "more direct communication with the outside." Inside the boutique, the bar, which will serve Mandelli’s favorite apple pie — her personal chef’s secret recipe — is also more visible than before.
The red fluorescent inside of a silver fiberglass lamp designed by Ingo Maurer becomes a focal point of the store, contrasting with black furniture by Achille Castiglioni, black seats by Fronzoni for Cappellini and armchairs by Niemeyer for Poltrona Frau. Runway images will be projected on a new, technologically advanced flat carbonium screen.
My character, Dinah Madani, is just the coolest, [most] badass woman imaginable," says @amberroserevah. The actress stars in @marvel's newest series on @netflix, @thepunisher. To prepare for her role, Revah sat down with Homeland agents to get a real sense of with Dinah's day-to-day life is really like. Read our full interview on WWD.com. #wwdeye (📷: @jilliansollazzo)
A scene from the 91st annual @macys Thanksgiving Day Parade. The parade, which boasts 50 million TV viewers and 3.5 million on-site spectators, is considered one of the largest and most watched parades in the world. (📷: Jason Szenes/EPA-REX)
The circus came to @bloomingdales 59th Street on Tuesday night and lit up Lexington Avenue with acrobatic dancers, death-defying knife throwing, sword swallowing and aerial acts with no net. The 45 minutes of theatrics built up to unveiling the holiday windows depicting @swarovski crystal-encrusted circus pieces and scenes from “The Greatest Showman” – songs from the soundtrack included. See the rest of the photos on WWD.com #wwdfashion (📷: Joshua Scott)
The psychedelic fashion that pervaded the ’60s is back with an exhibit at the @museumofcityny. “Mode New York: Fashion Takes a Trip” chronicles the changing styles from 1960 through 1973 and features designers such as @ysl, @oscardelarenta and more. The exhibition, which is on display through April 1, is organized into four periods: First Lady Fasion, Youthquake, New Bohemia and New Nonchalance. Pictured here is model Pat Bardonella during the Garvey Day Parade in 1968. (📷: @kwamebphoto) #wwdeye #wwdfashion
“People should be a lot more honest in expressing both the dark and light of themselves. We need to give each other the space to do that because it’s the only way we can grow and evolve,” says @noelwells of her new film “Mr. Roosevelt,” which is largely based on her own struggles. Unexpectedly leaving @nbcsnl in 2014 after just one season, Wells felt set back in her self-esteem and career trajectory. She quickly refocused her energy to more personal projects, which led to the completion of “Mr. Roosevelt.” Read the rest of WWD’s interview with the “Master of None” actress on WWD.com #wwdeye (📷: @jilliansollazzo)
@barbrastreisand is giving fans a chance to see her perform up close in a new concert series, which makes its debut on @Netflix today. From behind-the-scenes takes to her concert performance in Miami last December, the two-hour streaming special captures Streisand in her element. Pictured here is the singer/actress photographed for WWD in 1963. (📷: Palmieri Tony) #wwdeye #wwdarchive
@chanel and @pharrell dropped what’s being dubbed as the world’s most exclusive sneakers yesterday. The Adidas Originals NMD Hu, which Williams designed in collaboration with Chanel and @adidasoriginals, has a waiting list of over 120K people who pre-registered online at chanelatcolette.fr –– and only 500 pairs are on sale. The singer predicted the resale value of the shoes could reach $40K. Read the full interview on WWD.com. Link in bio. #wwdfashion (📷: Dominique Maître)
@imanshumpert is diving deeper into his creative endeavors and relaunching his clothing line, Post 90s, and is helping to raise money for the hurricane victims in St. Maarten with a jersey he’s designed with his brother. The Cleveland Cavaliers player talked to WWD about kneeling during the national anthem, working with fashion brands and how he wants to be more than an @nba player. Read the interview on WWD.com #wwdfashion (📷: George Chinese)