Karen Millen asked me to share my favourite things about being in Milan at Christmas, and my thoughts on gifting this year and my personal style. Read the interview below.

Trousers: Karen Millen, Sweater: Karen Millen, Bomber: Karen Millen, Boots: Karen Millen, Clutch: Karen Millen

Where are your favourite places to shop, drink and eat during the holiday season?

I recently moved to Milano, so I’m very excited to explore my new city during the holiday season. My favorite places:

Coffee: Fioraio Bianchi Cafe: Via Montebello 7, Pasticceria Marchesi: Via Santa Maria alla Porta 13, Pave: via Felice Casati 27, Valà: Daniele Crespi 14

Lunch: Drogheria Milanese: Via conca del navilgio 7, Taglio: Via Vigevano 10, Valà: Daniele Crespi 14


Dinner: Erba Brusca: Alzaia Naviglio Pavese, 286, Curo: Viale monte grappa 7, Giacomo bistrot: Via Pasquale Sottocorno 6, A casa eatery: Via Conca del Naviglio 37

Drinks: Mag Cafe: Ripa di Porta Ticinese 43, Pulia: via Vigevano 43

Shops: Antonia: Via Broletto, 43, Milano, 10 Corso Como: 10 Corso Como Milano, Frip: Corso di Porta Ticinese, Banner: Via sant’andrea 8, Tessabit (Como): Via Milano 107, Como

What do you love about your city during the holiday season? The patisseries, full with beautiful Christmas sweets.

How would you sum up your city’s style during holiday season? Warm, Cozy, Chic and Glamorous

Where is your secret place to party? Punks wear prada at Santa Tecla Club

Which item from the KM collection would you like to buy as a gift to yourself? The Striped Trousers

Which item from the KM collection would you buy for your best friend? The Bag

Which item from the KM collection would you most like to have bought for you? The Leather Biker Jacket

How would you describe your style? Androgynous with a feminine twist

Who is your style icon? Caroline De Maigret. Boyish but on the other hand effortless chic.

What is your favourite fashion magazine? Vogue Japan, LOVE, CR Fashion Book, Glamour

What are some of your favourite fashion pieces for AW14? Culottes, Oversized Coat, Overknee Boots, Oversized knitted sweaters, Striped trousers

What do you do when you’re not blogging? Spending quality time with friends. I love to travel, discover new places, new hotspots. Furthermore I can spend hours to browse through Instagram, Pinterest and magazines to do research and gain inspiration.