Stuart Weitzman Flagship Store Opening— Milan Fashion Week

Stuart Weitzman Flagship Opening During Milan Fashion Week

Day #2 of Milan Fashion Week: Stuart Weitzman Flagship Opening with Mr. Weitzman, Kate Moss and Olivia Palermo

Day #1 in Milan during fashion week: Vogue Italia Fashion’s Night Out Gala 

Good morning! I am going on a slight intermission and post that I have never seen a huge 5kg jar of Nutella for breakfast except in Italy! I was highly entertained :)

Where else can you find a 5kg jar of Nutella for BREAKFAST? Only in Italy! :)
A massive 5kg jar of Nutella for BREAKFAST? Only in Italy! :)

As if Milan isn’t already a fashionable city, that it was Fashion Week had the city streets a sight for sore eyes.

As if Milan isn't the fashion capital for anything, Fashion Week heightens it even more
As if Milan isn’t the fashion capital for anything, Fashion Week heightens it even more (Photos courtesy of Mitch So)

EATS is a restaurant cum grocery store inside Excelsior that has incredibly fresh and delicious food. What’s really interesting about this place is that it is divided into the “now” (take-out), “fast” (bistro)  and “slow” (traditional restaurant). It was so packed that we were only able to get a table around almost 2PM. And of course, while in Milan, must have osso bucco and risotto Milanese! Yum!

When in Milan, must have osso bucco and risotto Milanese! At EATS at Excelsior
When in Milan, must have osso bucco and risotto Milanese! At EATS at Excelsior

Right across Excelsior, we also spotted this super cute Vogue Italia tote bag that comes with the purchase of f €25 earrings from Diamonique.

This adorable Vogue Italia tote bag comes free with a purchase of 25 euro earrings from Diamonique during Milan Fashion Week
This adorable Vogue Italia tote bag comes free with a purchase of 25 euro earrings from Diamonique during Milan Fashion Week

That evening was the purpose of our trip: the opening of the new Zaha Hadid-designed Stuart Weitzman store on Via Sant’ Andrea, part of Milan’s gilded via Montenapoleone shopping district.

Mr. Weitzman, who has been known for sophisticated designs made out of unusual materials like cork and Lucite and with a large celebrity following, had commissioned architect Zada Hadid to design this particular store. The result is a 3,000-square-foot store which resembles a spaceship with Hadid’s futuristic trademarks of organic, curvilinear forms made from fiberglass dipped in rose gold, metallic monochromes, and modular shelving that is integrated with the customer seating areas. To quote the New York Times, Mr. Weitzman likes to “think big.”

Stuart Weitzman Store Opening
Tons of European and international press awaiting the arrival of Stuart Weitzman and Kate Moss outside the new store
Stuart Weitzman Milan Store
The 3,000-square-foot Stuart Weitzman store resembles a spaceship
Stuart Weitzman Milan Store 2
Zaha Hadid’s futuristic trademarks are evident in the new Stuart Weitzman flagship in Milan
Stuart Weitzman and Kate Moss n Stuart Weitzman SINFUL evening sandals (Photo courtesy of Stuart Weitzman)
Stuart Weitzman and Kate Moss n Stuart Weitzman SINFUL evening sandals (Photo courtesy of Stuart Weitzman)
Olivia Palermo in Stuart Weitzman merlot snakeskin LOOPS booties (Photo courtesy of Stuart Weitzman)
Olivia Palermo in Stuart Weitzman merlot snakeskin LOOPS booties (Photo courtesy of Stuart Weitzman)
Italy's #1 blogger Chiara Ferragni wearing Stuart Weitzman 5050 boots
Italy’s #1 blogger Chiara Ferragni wearing Stuart Weitzman 5050 boots (Photo courtesy of Stuart Weitzman)
Anna Dello Russo
Anna Dello Russo
the bag hag
Ingrid Go aka the Bag Hag doing her thing. Watch out for her show on Star World!

We were then led to the garden behind the store where the launch party was held.

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A giant shoe topiary was the focal point of the garden party
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Over 200 guests and international press were in attendance. Notice the mats on the grass as courtesy for those in heels!
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Champagne was served…
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..by the (mini) bottle for each guest!

Ingrid Go, Loris Damiani, Steven Tan, Cheryl Tiu, Therese Garceau, Mitch So
Team Philippines! Ingrid Go,  Steven Tan, Cheryl Tiu, Therese Garceau, and Mitch So with distributor Loris Damiani
The Philippine Team with Mr. Stuart Weitzman! What an honor!
The Philippine Team with Mr. Stuart Weitzman! What an honor!
I met Olivia Palermo!!! What a beauty :)
Riana Ortiz Matera
Filipina model Riana Ortiz Matera is now taking up her studies in Milan :)
Stuart Weitzman and Kate Moss watching the "Made for Walking" video. Kate clapped her hands and cheered as she watched herself on screen
Stuart Weitzman and Kate Moss watching the “Made for Walking” video. Kate clapped her hands and cheered as she watched herself on screen

Here is the “Made For Walking” video starring Kate Moss:

We also dropped by the Elisabetta Franchi S/S2014 show. Lots of beautiful pastels!

Elisabetta Franchi

Elisabetta Franchi (2) Elisabetta Franchi Spring 2014 Collection

Dinner tonight was at Bagutta— one of Milan’s oldest trattorias founded in 1924 which became a popular meeting place for writers, painters and journalists– and today is lined with art all over the walls of the restaurants, and serves some of the simplest yet most delicious pastas around. And Ingrid swears by their profiteroles, one of the best to be had out there!

Bagutta
Bagutta is one of Milan’s most traditional trattorias, known for the caricatures and paintings on the walls (Dexter Dy, Cheryl Tiu, Ingrid Go, Loris Damiani, Therese Garceau, Mitch So, Steven Tan)
Tagliolini al tartufo bianco
Incredibly delicious Tagliolini al tartufo bianco! We all fell in love with the white truffles.. mmmm!
vongole
Spaghetti alla vongole.. simple but delicious flavors!

What an evening! I wore my Pinoy pride on the streets of Milan: a Rajo Laurel tail coat and cocktail dress, and neck piece by Joel Escober :) #PINOYPRIDE

Wearing my Pinoy pride in Milan: Rajo Laurel tail coat  and cocktail dress, and Joel Escober neckpiece
Wearing my Pinoy pride in Milan: Rajo Laurel tail coat and cocktail dress, and Joel Escober neckpiece

*In the Philippines, Stuart Weitzman is available at SM Aura Premier, Taguig