Milan Fashion Week

Doing exchange in Milan means one thing… MILAN FASHION WEEK!!! *Cue tweens me at JBiebs concert screams*

But seriously, I prepared for this moment ever since I submitted my application for exchange  #EagerBeaver. I even bought my outfit months in advance and just took off the tags yesterday #FashionOlymmpics?. The only thing that didn’t go according to plan was my 6 pack that never showed up #OhWell #MaybeNextYear.

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lugged this cape around for months just to wear for one day #lisalogic

I was traveling in the beginning of fashion week so I wasn’t able to catch Gigi, Aimee Song, and the other bloggers on site (I know, I had one job) but we came right in time for the last day 😀 #thankgod #MyOutfitWouldGoToWaste. Thankfully, Monisha also just got back from traveling and needed to check out MFW as well so we headed over to the Duomo right before class.

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So how did we get in??? #FAQ

Long story short we showed up armed so they pretty much had to let us in.

Just kidding, but the real story’s pretty anticlimactic.

Basically we walked to the entrance and there were guards up at the front. We saw one girl walk up to security and said, “my name should be on that list” – which it was, and she got inside. I felt pretty discouraged but another group of girls looked like they were talking to the guards and he didn’t pull out any type of list, so we decided to give it a try. We simply asked, “can we head inside?” He looks at his partner, and turned to us and said yes. Once we got to entrance #2, Monisha and I kept saying to each other, “act cool, act cool… gotta pretend like we belong”. Later, a woman approached us and asked if we were press, bloggers, students, or whatever (okay she didn’t say whatever but she might as well have because who are we to be there?). We answered “students abroad” but she heard “from a blog” so she encouragingly led us to our seats. I mean technically this is going on a blog… 😉

Moral of the story: Lie??? or accidentally lie???

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We were able to catch the last show of the entire week – Daizy Shely’s Fall/Winter 2017-2018 collection.

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I wanted to vlog my entire experience but I didn’t gather enough clips so here’s a gif I learned how to make just for this blog post LOL:

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and this one:

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The last walk

The entire show is exactly the way you dreamed it would be: The venue was grand with classic European architecture. There’s also classical music in the background before the show commences with photographers and press everywhere, especially towards the end of the catwalk:

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The show itself was not very long but there was a lot to take in. There were a lot of details on each of the outfits so it was almost overwhelming as my first time trying to take in everything: the venue, the models, the music, etc. What was almost as amazing to watch was the audience. The entire audience was extremely dressed up, sunglasses in their faces, clutches in hand, and speaking a bunch of different languages.

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When the show was over, everyone took the opportunity to take pictures in the venue. INCLUDING US OF COURSE 😀

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Angle #1

We were really lucky and found someone that took photos for us in all different kinds of angles. This is the type of people we need to surround ourselves with :’) #MakesMeTear #Grateful

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Angle #2. This guy rocks.

Maybe next time we’ll get an invite and not have to accidentally lie our way through??? LOL #OneCanDream

PS. For people thinking of sneaking in: make sure you dress the part, you never know what’s going to happen! They’re also more inclined to let you in if you look like you’re part of it!

Love,
Lisa

Sweet Escape

outfit details

shoes – jeffrey campbell “melina boot” (sold out)
pants 
aritzia “dexter pant” 
top 
aritzia “palmier sweater
bracelets 
victoria emerson & links of london
watch 
marc jacobs 
necklaces 
urban outfitters & brandy melville
sunglasses
– dior “so real

Bestival 2016

SUPER LAST MINUTE decided to purchase tickets to Bestival even though it took away half my bank account so I’ll probably lose a lot of weight this month because I’ll be starving myself (I’m currently accepting donations).

But this is my first festival ever so that should be okay right? 😉 #ShitISayToFeelBetter

SATURDAY – DAY 1

Only decided to go for 1 day because let’s be real, if I went for two days I might as well live on the streets #AintNobodyGotMoneyForDat.

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okay i know we’re short but this is just getting ridiculous
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your favourite roommates ❤

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cindy actually teared when porter went on LOL ❤ #BIGGESTFAN

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OBVIOUSLY there would be a couple in front of me making out. why is it that everywhere i go people are making out?! #shitIaskmyself

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ODESZA WE LOVE YOU ❤
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doing everything together, what else is new?

SH*T TO BRING:

1. SUNSCREEN

if you don’t want this to be you, bring sun screen. PS thanks Cindy for remembering when we all forgot

2. PORTABLE CHARGER

If you’re like me and your snapchat is annoying af with festival music, you definitely need to bring a portable charger to help with your dying battery (stupid iPhone 5… also accepting donations for a new phone as well)

3. EMPTY WATER BOTTLE

The number of times I’ve had to fill water bottles is countless. You definitely need this b/c water is expensive there, people!!!

4. SUNGLASSES

5. SPRAY-ON DEODORANT 

So we all sweated buckets and good thing we had our spray-on deodorant (that way you can share with other people) so we were good for the whole day ;). I also brought a roll-on perfume so that kept us fresh the whole day too!

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Shoutout to Anni, Cindy, Emily, and Adrian for being there for my first festival experience <3. I loved that there was so much to do! There was a parade, a bunch of food trucks (even though we didn’t get our ice-cream… #sosad), and activities (bouncy castle?).

Love,

Lisa
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AGO First Thursdays

It was the first Thursday of the month… YOU KNOW WHAT THAT MEANS 😛 just kidding this is probably the last time I’m going this summer. This time, Kristina and I went with my roomies Rachel & Helen! 😀

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idk why this picture is blurry 😦

There was also a promo going on by ABSOLUT right outside the AGO so we took some pictures with these pretty unicorns 😛

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I LOVE this thing!!!!

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right before they yelled at us to get off the ledge. WHATEVER MAN, YOLO, carpe diem, seize the day, that kinda thing.

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Love,
Lisa
& my beautiful friends Helen, Kristina, and Rachel (that Oxford comma doe)
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