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First Time in Milan | Winter Looks| Italy

Duomo di Milano, the outstanding and representative Goethe architetture in Milan. Life so far is so incredible. Be the happy one as usual. What do you think of the truth of the life? All we have to do is trust ourselves and make any effort. The  fantastic Journey keeps going on.

米蘭大教堂,義大利的哥德式建築傑作,也是最代表米蘭的地標,很開心這幾天的好天氣,也很珍惜現在的生活,奇妙的旅程繼續展開。

 

 

 

 

Hey Dears,

It’s been a long time again not updating this blog to report my recent life. You may notice from my Instagram  photos that I stayed in Milan, this fashion city,  for quite a long time and the way to perform my style changed obviously at the beginning of this year.

Simple is More. Since I decide to move forward to fashion industry, the first thing is to make my blog look chic and simple definitely in order to change more from a travel blogger to a fashion blogger style. Now, stayed tune, new style youtube videos and blogposts are coming soon. I will keep sharing with you lots of my stories this year in Milan in this Blog and Youtubeas well. I lope you will like it!

一場美麗的意外讓我來到了米蘭,在這陌生又充滿驚奇的時尚之都展開一段不平凡的人生旅程,相信大家在這一年來,從我的Instagram明顯看出風格的轉變,從純分享旅遊慢慢轉變偏向時尚。

學習當個時尚人並不容易,挑選和拍攝照片更加仔細,開始寫雙語的文章內容,為的是能夠讓其他國家的朋友也可以欣賞我所看見的世界與個人觀點。自從開始幫SNOWL POST撰稿之後,更是懂的怎麼將自己的blog以雜誌的風格呈現,簡單重點就好,讀者看了也賞心悅目。

接下來,主要會以Youtube影片跟大家分享並回顧今年來我在米蘭的生活和其他旅遊vlog,當然blog還是會持續更新,Facebook會再重新啟動,總之,歡迎訂閱我的頻道喔!

 

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DUOMO di Milano

 

 

Enjoy the sunshine. So far, I am really appreciated what I’ve experienced in my life. It seems like a miracle journey. Let’s get started!

 

Roof Top

 

 

On the top of the Cathedral, the view is so amazing to describe. The weather in these days were so lovely to be sun kissed. The view looked from the top let me think about “Alter Peter” in #Munich. Be stronger like the sculpture in the picture.

 

Encountered the Fashion Week

 

 

I like to dress up since childhood, but I just started to know a little bit knowledge of those high fashion brands during the period as a flight attendant. And I just learned this industry very late because I didn’t think it’s my world before.

從小我就很愛漂亮,喜歡打扮自己,只是對於這些所謂的高端時尚或是品牌,我還真的是前幾年從當了空服員之後,才開始慢慢了解和學習,以前,覺得那不是我的世界。

Many people asked me how could I offer the travel budget? I always saved the money and time to go shopping for the luxury bags especially in Europe because I had not too much material desires. I saved my travel budget while living and working as a flight attendant in Taipei.

Paying the cheap rent and the beauty care routine for the cheapest price, eating the fancy restaurants only one or twice per month. During these years, I bought lot of advanced cameras in order to take wonderful pictures as travel memories for this blog instead.

很多人問我,哪裡來這麼多錢去旅行?以前就算留學或是工作常飛歐洲,我總是把逛精品街的錢和時間省下來,在台灣吃住也很省,最多一個月吃一到兩次餐廳,房租找便宜的,美甲和美髮也是找最便宜的,只因為要存旅行經費。也因為剛好寫blog的需求,幾年下來我換了好幾台類單或單微眼相機,以前的我其實不太熱衷於物質的慾望,好畫質的照片和回憶,才是最重要的。

Many people come to Milan in order to visit the cathedral and fashion shows. The four famous fashion shows are separately located in New York, Paris, Milan and London. I didn’t expect I would encounter the fashion week during the time I just arrived. I just realized it has began on the second day of the Milan Fashion Week and would like to see what’s exactly going on, but there are some outfits at home were not being taken with me.  Thanks God I just fund this fake fur jacket was suitable for the mustard color outfit.

很多人來到米蘭是為了看大教堂和時裝秀,世界四大時裝週分別在紐約、巴黎、米蘭和倫敦,而我卻怎麼也沒想到剛好這時間,能夠體驗這時尚氣息濃厚的氛圍,2月米蘭時裝週的第二天,我才驚覺時裝週原來已經開始了!但好多的穿搭配件都放在台灣的家,還好身邊還有一些流行的元素還可以搭配起來,前來一探究竟。

I always thought Fashion Week takes place in one building included different brands. I WAS TOTALLY WRONG! One brand is held in one place, that means if you want to rund all the brands in the fashion week is not easy and take time if you don’t take a taxi but use the pubic transportation. I suddenly found the Italian brand ALBERTA FERRETTI which is popular between many cerebrates and pop stars.

以前我一直以為時裝週就是在一個定點,然後每天各大品牌走秀,其實錯了!原來各個品牌的場次都位在不同的地點舉行,像這次Gucci就位在城市周圍太遠了,因此,要把所有品牌都跑一圈,是有一定的困難度。於是無意間來到這義大利當地服飾品牌ALBERTA FERRETTI 的秀場,離市中心比較近,對,聽都沒聽過,卻是很多明星愛穿的品牌。

This show took place in the beautiful private villa which the garden is open for everyone without any invitation. You can take a walk as long as you wish. It doesn’t like other big brand like Prada is held in the protected building and you can see nothing.

但這個秀場比較小,卻和Prada的秀場感覺是很不一樣的,參加的人是有邀請函的,由於是私人別墅的開放式場地,可以讓我們這些素人站在庭院可以清楚一睹當地明星風采,還可以在花園裡隨意走動,像Prada的場地保護很嚴格,明星也都走其他路線,站在建築物外面根本看不到什麼。

There are so many young persons who are just normal students dressing very fashionable standing along the path watching the celebrities entering the show entrance. I just observed if you dress too normal or without any fashion elements, you would be ignored in this place. I felt so happy because I just stood there watching something new and was being asked by some photographers to take picture. I don’t know if I would have the opportunities to attend such fashion shows in the future. It’s a great experience during my stay in Milan anyway.

周圍很多打扮超正的時尚人士,行頭不一定要名牌但就是要浮誇,穿搭主流還是以格紋為主,天氣冷的話,基本上都離不開皮草,就連迷妹迷弟們也是,我發覺來這裡如果穿得太素,真的沒有人會理你,除非簡約穿搭真的很吸睛。開心的是,我只是站在那裡,竟然也被不少攝影師要求拍照。不知道未來有沒有機會能夠參加這類的活動,總之,是個難得的新體驗。

 

—打折季—

來說說年初在米蘭的街上,幾乎所有的商店櫥窗都可以看到SALDI這個字,也就是SALE,現在正值最後一波大打折之後的最後5折或是3折。我很喜歡一些不是大品牌的店面,可以挖到很多寶,打折完下來30歐元不到,就可以買到全真皮的時髦靴款或鞋款。

義大利女生真的是我在歐洲國家中,看到最重視外在打扮的,在地鐵很難看見女性素顏,從年輕到老幾乎都是全妝上街,相較這次去巴黎的感想,地鐵裡的女生很多都是隨便套件羽絨外套,不在意自己沒氣色的臉龐和太過隨性的髮型,這兩個時尚之都反差超大。曾經在這裡唸書的朋友說,義大利的女生出門一定要花3小時,從淋浴,化妝,穿搭,出門前還要選好配件才會出門。所以跟她們約吃飯,都要有心理準備她們常常會遲到。

米蘭街上多半的年輕男女,的確很時尚也很敢穿,多半以黑色系為主,也喜歡文青的造型,常看見搭配各種造型的卻又細緻的粗框眼鏡。年輕女生也喜歡穿短版的皮草外套,各種鮮豔的顏色都有。昨天在街上也看見穿著綠色皮草,頭髮也染成綠色,頭上弄成米老鼠的兩片大耳朵的髮型。我想,因為這裡是米蘭,所以一點也不稀奇,一點也不奇怪。

當然不論年紀,義大利的阿嬤也超時尚,全身配件和妝容也都很齊全,血拼的精神也不輸年輕人。鞋店裡一對已經70歲以上的老夫妻,太太裝扮非常時髦,試穿兩雙高跟鞋,問一旁的先生哪個比較好看?老先生很有耐性地回答太太,最後兩個人走牽手離開店裡,繼續逛另一間店。看到這幅畫面很溫馨,希望我成為老太太的時候,也能和先生也有這樣的互動。

這裡的人相較於義大利其他城市或是羅馬,相對而言沒這麼熱情,男人不會沒事走在路上,用調情的口氣跟妳說Ciao! Bella!之類的話,但我覺得這樣很好。德國朋友說,米蘭人很像德國人,我也覺得這裡某種程度很像慕尼黑,但慕尼黑又是比整個德國除了柏林之外更熱情一點的地方。

 

 

Italian Gelato (Ice-cream)

 

 

150 years old icecream Savini made my day. Eating Ice cream is like the same way when drinking bubble tea in Taiwan. It’s common to see the ice cream shops everywhere; likewise, bubble tea shops are common in every corner in Taiwan.

Ciocaolat is popular as well! Of course, there are so many nice ice cream shops around Duomo are so delicious. I will share with you more in the nest blog posts and Youtube videos soon!

150年老店的Savini真的是出乎意料好吃,口感非常濃郁。來義大利吃冰淇淋,大概就像在台灣喝珍珠奶茶是一樣道理,大街或轉角到處都是冰淇淋店,和台灣的大街小巷都是手搖飲料店是一樣的,選擇太多還可以分得出哪家才是好喝的,基本上米蘭大教堂周圍的名店都超好吃的。Ciocaolat冰淇淋,這家也是超多人排隊才能買到,一冰難求啊!還有好多更好吃的冰淇店都會在Youtube影片裡分享。

 

 

Galleria Vittorio Emanuele

 

 

So incredible inside of this fantastic Galleria Vittorio Emanuele building. I am overwhelmed by those classic decorations.

艾曼紐二世迴廊,美到無法言語。

Standing in front of one of my favorite brands. Milan is really a city of all kinds of high fashion and new collections arrive so fast almost every day.

Marchesi is my favorite boutique café sponsored by PRADA.  I love the elegant atmosphere, and It seems like unreal inside, right?

 

 Castello Sforzesco

 

 

As you see those pictures, I was in the Castello Sforzesco which is constructed in the late 15 century. I just bought a cup of take-away cappuccino from Van Bol & Feste bakery café outside of the castle before entering the castle. It’s interesting, even you come here in the morning, there are always so many people taking pictures sitting around this beautiful fountain like the same phenomenon in front of the Duomo.

After passing through the castle, there is a huge park named Parco Sempione Park like a central park in New York which is a nice place for the locals to take a walk and have some activities. This is one of my top secret place to find a chair sitting on to enjoy the sunshine especially in the nice weather. You can also keep walking directly to the other famous spot: Arco della Pace.

That was my first time visit and the first month during my stay in Milan. Everything was brand new for me and it seems like there are still lots of magical places expected to be explored. Life is like a play and you will never now what is going to be shown in the next episode. Two months before I arrived in Milan, I had no idea I would have the chance to live in this fashion city for a long time. Meeting some awesome people who is really professional and diligent and fight for their life. Therefore, I started to know Fashion more and it’s not just simply a way to afford luxury brands but marketing and merchandising behind.

Well, sipping the coffee without thinking anything for a moment in the park would be the greatest mercy to clear up the messy mind. Life needs to keep moving on, but lovely memories are still remained. No matter what, I am still a blessed and fortunate person and thank for everything I was fighting for. LOVE YOUR LIFE.

Happy Valentine’s Day!

位在紅線Cairoli站的經典地標,斯福爾扎古堡 (Castello Sforzesco)前的美麗噴泉,穿過中世紀古堡後別有洞天,竟然是一大片如紐約中央公園般的綠地是森皮奧內公園 (Parco Sempione Park),也是米蘭人散步的好地方,過了公園之後則也是著名的景點:和平之門(Arco della Pace),非常有巴黎凱旋門的味道。

氣象預報這一星期都是大晴天,忍不住每天跑出門享受陽光的洗禮,歐洲的乾冷沒有台灣濕冷的刺骨,相對溫暖許多,對於米蘭的這時尚之都又有更多的了解。感想是,米蘭真的很像慕尼黑,儘管沒有羅馬或是佛羅倫斯這麼多大規模的古蹟,整體而言,因為是經濟重鎮,扒手相對少很多,是個適合居住且水準又高的城市,不論地鐵或是道路都很新穎乾淨,重點是,每天看到街上打扮時髦精緻的義大利女生,心情也會很好。

我在古堡外的烘培咖啡館Van Bol & Feste隨意買了一杯卡布奇諾,聽這裡的朋友說,義大利人其實很少外帶咖啡,他們寧願坐下來一分鐘把咖啡喝完,優雅地享受片刻,也不要像紐約客一樣邊走邊喝。這裡的咖啡館非常奇妙,你可以看到咖啡館可以同時賣麵包、咖啡、調酒,最重要的是『冰淇淋』!這在德國和奧地利是見不到的,各國文化的差異的確是很奇妙。

話說回來,這個公園是我的秘密基地,真的天氣好的話沒事可以呆坐在長椅上一整個上午或下午,看著這裡的人們運動或是散步。歐洲的冬天很冷,只要有陽光就會覺得很舒服,尤其是歐洲南邊的義大利,整體上溫度是比中北部來得溫暖,天氣的變化也沒有這麼驟變無常,很幸運這段時間能夠待在米蘭,認識了以往我所陌生的義大利文化。

情人節快樂!

 

 

 

Happy Chinese New Year!

 

 

In this post I would like to share with you my Chinese Restaurant experiences in Milan. Even though this blog will turn most of the contents to fashion in the future, lifestyle is still remained as the core of this blog because it’s my life!

I swear I haven’t been to so many Chinese Restaurants in such a short time, I mean, in couple of months especially in Europe. My main purpose is to visit some nice Italian restaurants but some of my Chinese friends always love to invite me to Chinese restaurant. They said, it’s too boring to eat pasta and pizza all the time. That’s the reason why I write this post.

Since I traveled many countries in Europe, I don’t like to order in an Asian Restaurant. Most of them for me are fake, I mean, if you enter a Japanese restaurant, there are Chinese food and Thai food included and so on. I am not a super gourmet, but you know where I actually come from, Taiwan, so that’s why I know how it tastes close to our real cuisine. I couldn’t find the similar tastes in other counties in Europe, only in Milan.

In Milan, there are most traditional and wonderful Chinese food with very cheap price. In addition, this city even has a huge long China Town and there are so many Italian even love to visit so often. There are even a parade during the Chinese New Year holidays. I will show you in my upcoming Youtube video. So, the following are some nice restaurants except the China Town.

寫這篇文章的確是一件非常奇妙的事情,原本到了米蘭應該會去很多知名的餐廳享受義大利美食,卻總是常被內地的朋友們邀請去吃中國菜,大家最愛見面的地方就是中國城!他們說義大利菜就是只有義大利麵和比薩,每天吃一樣的食物真的會很膩,這時候我才會覺得我們的美食文化實在是太偉大了,真的菜色都可以不一樣。

如果你們有看過我曾經在慕尼黑的文章寫過,我多半不是很喜歡去歐洲的亞洲餐館,除了比較想要體驗當地文化之外,很多餐廳要中不中,要日不日,要泰不泰的,菜餚名稱總是會全部都綜合在一起。之前因為歐洲朋友們邀約去了在慕尼黑的台灣餐廳,如同我所說的,大概除了餛飩湯,其他是泰式椒麻雞、咖哩飯、港式燒臘等,沒有一樣台灣菜啊,基本上西方人也感受不到哪裡有差異,只要有飯和麵就是亞洲菜,道不道地大概只有我們自己能懂。

我不是美食專家或是評論家,真的不得不說,米蘭的中國城真的是非常壯觀,這裡有好多中式的美食餐廳甚至遍佈這個城市,絕對是在歐洲其他地方見不到的,而且中式口味真的很道地,大概就像在澳洲吃韓國餐廳是一樣的道理,因為這裡有好幾代溫州移民專門做餐館或是生意的。接下來在我的Youtube影片也會分享這裡中國城過新年熱鬧的氣氛,雖然未來的主題是要寫時尚,還是想分享幾間除了中國城之外,我覺得在米蘭不錯的中餐廳!

 

Blu Blu Blu

 

Blu Blu Blu is the luxury Italian seafood restaurant. All the dishes are so delicious and I have to say the ice desserts are especially awesome. Peach ice-cream is put into a real peach, banana is the same way and so on.

這家餐廳真的讓我感受到了什麼是在義大利吃高檔餐廳,果然還是要人多才熱鬧,如果只有一兩個人前來真的無法這樣豪邁地點餐。尤其是最後的冰品真是驚豔。將冰淇淋細膩地放置在挖完果肉的果皮裡,真正的蜜桃一打開就可以吃到蜜桃口味的冰淇淋,香蕉或是其他水果也是,非常有真實的口感。

 

 

Love,

 

 

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A girl who loves Fashion, Travel, Photography or anything Beautiful. She can speak Mandarin, English and German. She started to create her own personal blog website GWANMIA.com in order to keep recording her amazing stories and share her passions. Follow @gwanmia and give her more feedbacks if you like it!

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