Virtuoso Life - May/June 2018 - 72
Style & Design
Neighborhood Spree: "Quadrilatero della Moda in the Centro Storico district is a
well-known area for shopping, especially Via
Montenapoleone and Via della Spiga, where
you'll find high-quality brands such as
Gucci and Giorgio Armani. It's really hard
to walk by and not fall in love with some of
the clothing - they're like pieces of art."
Happy Feet: "Whether I have a busy day
ahead or I'm going to the theater or a special
event, I always turn to Hermès or Roger
Vivier for shoes. They blend fashion, quality, and comfort well. I also can't forget about
the modern touch and elegance of Prada."
Treasure Hunt: "In the Brera district,
Cavalli e Nastri is a must-visit for vintage
lovers. From clothing to cutlery, everything in their collection is beautiful - and
a throwback through time and style. And
don't miss Robertaebasta, a contemporary art gallery that's also in Brera."
Seasonal Style: "Summertime in Milan can
be really warm, and many hotels, boutiques,
and bars do not set their air-conditioning
Window-shopping in Milan's
Quadrilatero della Moda
and (right) Todd Snyder's
V I RT U O S O L I F E
below 75 degrees. My suggestion is to wear
something light and comfortable to enjoy
your walk around the city, but pack a sweater for the evening breeze."
Trim and Proper: "For my male friends, I
always recommend a visit to Antica Barbieria Colla. It's the most famous barbershop
in Milan and has been open since 1904."
What a Gem: "I'm always looking for rare
jewelry to add a unique touch. Damiani and
Gioielleria Pederzani are two of the oldest
stores in town and have some of the most
precious and inimitable pieces."
Outside the Palazzo: "My passion for work
absorbs most of my time, but when I'm off
duty, 'elegance' and 'comfort' are two words
that come to mind. That means stretch
trousers, a cashmere sweater in the cooler
months, and a pair of Hermès on my feet."
How to Dress Like a Local: "Wear flat
shoes, natural colors, and light makeup during the day, and high heels, elegant dresses,
and jewels in the evening. As far as what to
avoid, skip the Panama hats, leather pants,
and short skirts with high heels."
The Mark, New York City
OLIVIER LORDONNOIS, GENERAL MANAGER
Since 2011, French-born Lordonnois has
presided over NYC's 152-room Mark, a
popular retreat for the A-listers attending
the Metropolitan Museum of Art's annual
Met Gala. He played a key role in the recent
launch of Le Shop, an online boutique with
items made exclusively for The Mark, from
Frédéric Malle candles to Lingua Franca
Top Shops: "The Armoury in Tribeca is
the only U.S. outpost of this Hong Kongbased men's haberdashery. It's where I buy
interior design by the renowned Pierre-Yves
Rochon - loves her home city for its dedication to culture, fashion, and design. It is the
birthplace of Prada, Dolce & Gabbana, and
Armani, after all.