Editor's Diary: See What We Loved On Our Third Day At Milan Fashion Week

22 February 2014 by

Dolce & Gabbana day!

Entrance to Dolce & Gabbana show

Dolce & Gabbana's fairy tale show

Amazing! Bravo Dolce & Gabbana

A glittering finale from Dolce & Gabbana

Beautiful Marni show

Feathered coats at Marni

Marni finale

MFW: DAY 4

What a lovely day for the Roberto Cavalli show!

Mr Cavalli himself has a natter backstage pre-show

It's all about the vavavoooom backstage at Roberto Cavalli - no surprises there then

Fashion on fire backstage Roberto Cavalli

A sea of shoes Roberto Cavalli

We grab a chat with Ellie Goulding at Roberto Cavalli

It's Chezza! Our cameraman got this gorge shot of Cheryl Cole at the Roberto Cavalli show

Blogger Chiara Ferragni works Roberto Cavalli's gold jacket

Check out the smokin' set at the Roberto Cavalli show

White layers at Roberto Cavalli

Marvellous street style outside the Roberto Cavalli show

Cavalli fabulous!

Digital editor Jessica Vince takes a break after a fashion-tastic morning

Inside the Prada resee

Chevron stripes at Prada

Camel and roll necks from Ermanno Scervino

Looking good @jimmychooltd AW14

Elegant @jimmychooltd

My Bulgari and I take time out for lunch

Jil Sander

Simple in pale peppermint at Jil Sander

Jil Sander finale

Gorgeous accessories at Tod's

The flat reigns at Tod's

Checks on triple at Tod's

Chic boots from Bally

It's all about dressing down at Calvin Klein Jeans

Texture at Calvin Klein Collection

MFW DAY THREE

Strong coats at Sportmax

Luxe leopard at Sportmax

Grazia's Katherine talks through the street style trends in Milano

Next stop: the 2014 International Woolmark Prize. Let the contest begin!

Alexa Chung wears a Valentino cape dress to take her seat on the judging panel

Some wonderful wool creations hit the catwalk for the Woolmark Prize

The judges, including Frida Giannini and Franca Sozzani, reveal the winner of the Woolmark Prize

Digital Editor Jessica Vince chats to Alexa Chung about channelling Cheryl Cole on the Woolmark Prize judging panel

And the winner is... Rahul Mishra!

Name to know: Mauro Grifoni. Definitely for the Grazia girl

We loved the Western influence at Gianvito Rossi

The divine Paula Cademartori showcases her new Piaggi bag

More luxe bags from Paula Cademartori

Check out the fabulous new colour for hero style The Blade couresty of Casadei

Gorgeous booties from Casadei!

Adoring these pretty floral pouches from Furla

Grazia's katherine catches up with the King of Cannes, leopard print and party style: Mr Roberto Cavalli

Diamond checks at Tod's

Primary brights under lock and key at Armani's super chic soirée in Milan

How chic are these Armani shoes!

A parka and a polar bear at Woolrich People. Perfect.

Snuggly parkas all in a row from Woolrich People

Anna Dello Russo causes a paparazzi scrum outside the Armani show. And yes, that's the Jeremy Scott for Moschino outfit she's wearing

ADR takes a selfie outside the Emporio Armani show - whilst sitting on a Vespa

This little lady is causing paparazzi carnage outside the Emporio Armani show. Maybe they think it's JLo (it's not)

Look who's backstage at Emporio Armani: it's only Calvin Harris! The DJ says he's here for his girlfriend. Yep, that's Rita Ora

MTV's Laura Whitmore FROW'd at her first Emporio Armani show today. 'It was so exciting!' she told us

We meet Chiara Ferragni kitted out in Burberry at the Emporio Armani show. 'Wear something comfortable' is her FROW tip

We loved the mushroom-style hats at the Emporio Armani show

One of my favourite re-sees. Getting up close with Fendi's amazing accessories

In detail Fendi

Close up of Fendi's designs

Wow wow! Fendi jewellery by Delfina Delettrez

Shearling handles at Fendi

White hot boots from Fendi

Inside the Moncler world

Aw! Mummy and baby fluffy bags from Moncler

Brian Atwood fringe-tastic creations are not for shrinking violets

Georgia May Jagger in a buttoned white mini at Versace

MFW: DAY TWO

The day begins with me organising tickets for today's shows

Call it research if you want, but we've come to pay homage at the shrine of Prada

All hail the Prada bag

Look who we've bumped into: ADR herself!

A sweet gift of roses from shoe genius Gianvito Rossi inviting me to his presentation tomorrow

My outwear of choice

We get up-close and personal with Gucci's Autumn Winter 2014 collection

Gucci boots? Don't mind if we do.

Can we have this Gucci biker too please?

It was all about the gold biker with fringing at Just Cavalli. Bowie-fabulous!

There's some excellent street style here in Milano

Onto the Fendi show!

Karl works his magic for Fendi

Check out the murals at Fendi's show space

Cara Delevingne opens the Fendi show, filming through a mini Karl doll. Ha!

Fendi's fabulous finale

It's the street style queen! Anna Dello Russo arrives at Prada in her brilliant coat

Alexa Chung makes a super-chic enterance at Prada

Excitement builds as we arrive at Prada to find an orchestra pit in front of the Brit press

We adore these Prada prints

A scarlet shaggy dress hits the catwalk at Prada

A trio of Prada coats for the grand finale

Model Hanne Gaby brings her metallic magic to MFW

Now this IS exciting: Jeremy Scott's first catwalk show for Moschino - and chocolate!

Bravo Moschino! We love Jeremy Scott's first outing for the brand

Happy Meal anyone?

Moschino via McDonalds

A Jeremy Scott x Moschino phone case for everyone at the show. Hurrah!

We had a gorgeous dinner with our friends from Matches to celebrate Paula Cademartori and her amazing bags

MFW: DAY ONE

It was an early start at Heathrow this morning, I am SO not a light packer

Anna Dello Russo, chocolates and chic shoes at Gucci - MFW has begun!

What a welcome! Gucci opens Milan Fashion Week

How gorgeous is this short, sweet and crystallised frock at Gucci?

Gucci reminds us it's all about the pastel outwear

Champers o'clock! Now we're fashion week ready.

Hello Joan Smalls! We want your beanie

I'm loving the embellished coats and socks with sandals at Alberta Ferretti

Dresses were tinged with gold at Alberta Ferretti

We're obsessed with these monochrome majors in Raoul's Autumn Winter 2014 collection

There's nothing quite like a goodbye gift from Raoul

Well this makes up for missing lunch #roomserviceheaven

On the third day of our Milan Fashion Week experience, we found some new designers to love, took in the Emporio Armani show and hung out with Alexa Chung. Here are our highlights...

1. FROW&TELL at the Emporio Armani show

The Emporio Armani show is always a larger-than-life affair. Forget being on the second row, there are TEN rows of seats here, each one individually numbered like a super-chic cinema with a gigantic catwalk running down the middle. When we arrived at the venue, we spotted the likes of Laura Whitmore and even Calvin Harris (sans Rita, boo) hanging out backstage waiting for the man himself. We grabbed a chat with Laura about her first time at Milan Fashion Week...

Emporio Armani Autumn Winter 2014

'The collection was unbelievable and just so elegant and graceful,' she told us after the show. 'You know when you go to fashion shows and a lot of the things you may not wear yourself? Well, this time I was like, "I want that, I want that!". Armani is all about the female figure and the dress I'm wearing today makes me feel good so that's what fashion should be about.'

Emporio Armani Autumn Winter 2014

We also met Chiara Ferragni of The Blonde Salad who looked resplendent in a Burberry ensemble. As a top-notch fashion blogger, we wanted to know her tip for our fashion week wardrobes. 'Try to wear something that is comfortable and although this isn't the most comfortable outfit, it makes me feel self confident.'

2. What We're Wearing

The sun came out today here in Milan (hurrah!) so it was time to pack away our oversized coats and tights for something a little lighter. Here's Charlie Miller, Grazia's Executive Fashion and Beauty Director, wearing a black Cos sweater with a Victoria Beckham skirt topped off with Philosophy di Alberta Ferretti boots, Chanel aviators and a tasselled Gucci bag. Meanwhile, our Editor In Chief, Jane Bruton, is looking MFW-tastic in a Prada coat over a Jonathan Saunders sweater and MiH jeans. She's finished off the look with a Fendi bag and Sophia Webster shoes. The perfect combo of Brit meets Italiano chic!

3. Meeting the names-to-know

As well as the high-profile catwalk shows the Fashion team enjoy, there's many smaller appointments on the agenda too. Today Charlie met Paula Cademartori, the lady behind a selection of luxury handbags designed in Milan, who talked us through the bags and clutches in multiple colours and leather combinations. We've also fallen in love with Mauro Grifoni and his super furry stripes and the Darlin' sweater is definitely for the Grazia girl.

Paula Cademartori and Mauro Grifoni

4. Anna Dello Russo's fash-tastic selfie

ADR is always guaranteed to brighten up the streets of fashion week so it was no surprise to see she was the first lady to get her mitts on Jeremy Scott's brilliantly bonkers debut for Moschino. Approximatley 12 hours after it had hit the catwalk, Anna was showcasing the Macdonalds-inspired sweater dress at the Emporio Armani show, complete with matching bag and iPhone case. She even found a vespa to strike a pose on. Well worth a selfie, we're sure you'll agree.

Anna Dello Russo selfie

5. It's on with Alexa Chung

It's always nice to see a familiar face on the fashion week circuit and after chatting to Alexa Chung over in New York, we were delighted to find her here in Milan to judge the International Woolmark Prize. Looking as stylishy-spot-on as ever in a Valentino cape dress, she dished on her style icon status. 'I don't think I'm different to anyone else, it's just easier for me [to wear nice clothes] because of my position,' she humbly explained. Chungers also revealed she loves following Rihanna on Instagram and spoke about overcoming self-doubt. Read - and watch! - the full interview here.

Alexa Chung Woolmark Prize 2014

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