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“He who is fixed to a star does not change his mind.” – Leonardo da Vinci

If you are headed in the right direction with the potential for a great success, you don’t need to change. All this talk about change might have had you believing that you must change instantly or you’d fall behind. The fact of the matter is that you might already be on the right path. If you are headed for the stars, perhaps you’ve already made the changes needed.

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“Man is a goal seeking animal. His life only has meaning if he is reaching out and striving for his goals.” – Aristotle

We are all on this planet to reach goals and strive for something that is difficult to obtain. We become lost when we don’t have anything to strive for. We get complacent and comfortable and the years go by and we have not done anything with our lives. Always stay focused on your goal and your purpose in life.

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“When we are no longer able to change a situation – we are challenged to change ourselves.” – Viktor E. Frankl

We have little control over the circumstances around us. We are limited to seeking new employment, ending a relationship, dwelling on something or someone we’ve lost, or some other forfeiture. Instead, we must look at what we do have control over. We must go within and approach change as an opportunity for personal growth.

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Where to See The Best Design in Milan

I’m design-addicted, officially. Besides fashion, it’s my major source of inspiration, both for my personal growth and for my work as stylist, not to mention the blog. I’m always on hunt for new hip places that make my eye travel. Places that can tell about the trends in design and interior, showing the new ideas and the most coveted products of the moment. Here’s my list of best design spaces to visit in Milan.

Я схожу с ума по современному дизайну, и это официально! Помимо моды, это мой главный источник вдохновения, как для моего личного развития, так и для моей работы в качестве стилиста, не говоря уже о блоге. Я всегда нахожусь в поисках новых трендовых мест. Таких, которые могут рассказать о тенденциях в дизайне и интерьере, рассказать о новых идеях и показать самые востребованные вещи на данный момент. Вот два моих любимых дизайн-шоурума в Милане.

Rosanna Orlandi

Rossana Orlandi is an incredibly stylish woman with a background in fashion who was a pioneer in the concept of design galleries in Italy. She opened her space in 2002 in a former tie Factory in the cool Magenta district, and soon became the biggest trendsetter in the world of art, design and decor.

Россана Орланди – одна из самых стильных женщин в Милане. Имея бекграунд в мире моды, она стала пионером в сфере дизайн-галерей, когда она открыла одноименное пространство с на территории бывшей фабрики галстуков в хайповом в те времена районе Маджента в 2002 году. Вскоре после открытия она стала одним их главных трендсеттеров во всем, что касается арта, интерьерного дизайна и декора.

When Rosanna started in 2000s, she was focusing on the rising dutch design wave with the names as Piet Hein Eek, Maarten Baas and Nacho Carbonell. Today the gallery specialises in discovering new names and researching the coolest upcoming designers from Europe to Asia to America.

Когда Роcанна начинала свою деятельность в 2000-х, она делала акцент на входящий тогда в моду голландский дизайн с такими именами, как Пит Хайн Ик, Маартен Баас и Начо Карбонелл. Сегодня галерея специализируется на открытии новых имен и поиске самых крутых начинающих дизайнеров от Европы до Азии и Америки.

The most inspiring aspect of the gallery is the way of mixing together different concepts, such as a showroom, a retail store, a restaurant and a courtyard for events and meetings. That is why you can really enjoy it any time of the day, and come here to have a look, to work, to shop or to dine.

Самым вдохновляющим аспектом галереи является то, как хорошо здесь сочетаются между собой самые разные концепции, такие как шоурум, ритейл-пространство, ресторан и сад для мероприятий и встреч. Вот почему вы можете действительно наслаждаться этим местом в любое время дня и приходить сюда посмотреть новинки д дизайна, поработать, сделать покупки или пообедать.

These decor objects of ceramics captured my attention during the last visit. They are designed by 25 Italian designers for a special Fidaty capsule collection.

Эти предметы декора из керамики привлекли мое внимание во время последнего визита. Их разработали 25 итальянских дизайнеров для специальной капсульной коллекции Fidaty.

Galleria Rosanna Orlandi

Via Matteo Bandello, 14, 20123

Dimore Studio

Dimorestudio’s founders Britt Moran and Emiliano Salci are the coolest cats in town. Their architectural and design studio operates since 2003, creating the interiors of hotels and restaurants, boutiques and private apartments all over the world.

Основатели Dimorestudios Бритт Моран и Эмилиано Салчи – самые крутые дизайн-ребята в городе. Их архитектурная студия работает с 2003 года, создавая интерьеры для отелей и ресторанов, бутиков и частных квартир по всему миру.

The studio’s showroom is located in the 19th-century palazzo at via Solferino in the Brera district. Un the dark and magic interiors that evoke the designers’ style you can find a rotating collection of the design object created by the iconic names of the 20th century.

Их шоурум расположен в палаццо XIX века на виа Сольферино в районе Брера. В темных и магических интерьерах, которые отображают стиль дизайнеров, можно посмотреть постоянно меняющуюся экспозицию культовых предметов дизайна, созданных знаковыми мастерами 20-го века.

Each room unveils a different emotion, leading you towards the discovery of colors and materials. Designed and produced by Emiliano and Britt, there are also the objects from “Progetto Non Finito”: a series of seatings, tables, cabinets, bookcases and lamps is translated into a contemporary language finding origins in the past as a source of inspiration.

Каждая комната задумана так, чтобы вызывать у посетителей различные эмоции, через которые гость путешествует по миру цветов и материалов. Рядом с коллекционными объектами соседствуют разработанные Эмилиано и Бриттом предметы из “Progetto Non Finito”: ряд сидений, столов, шкафов, книжных шкафов и ламп в современном стиле, вдохновленном историей дизайна.

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“The more you praise and celebrate your life, the more there is in life to celebrate.” – Oprah Winfrey

Oprah is an oddly polarizing figure. She’s been loved and hated for her successes. She credits all of her success to positivity. When she speaks of her success, she rarely talks about hard work and determination. Rather she focuses on having the right thoughts and the right approach to life and work and values.

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Treat the Heat: My Fashion Story for l’Officiel Baltics

Swimsuit: Max Rieny, shirt: Five Department, bag: Salar, necklace: Mila Bijoux, hat: Radà, shoes: Aquazzura

I’m very pleased to finally share with you my latest styling work for l’Officiel Baltic. It was an amazing shooting I did together with Italian photographer Marco Onofri earlier this month. Packed with tons of luxurious clothes from my trusted Milanese showrooms, we went to Lake Como with our pretty model Martina Troni.

Наконец-то я могу поделиться с вами своей последней работой как стилиста, которую опубликовали на днях в l’Officiel Baltics! Это была потрясающая съемка, которую я провела вместе с итальянским фотографом Марко Онофри в начале августа. Загрузив в машину тонну роскошной одежды из моих любимых миланских шоу-румов, мы отправились на озеро Комо в компании красотки-модели Мартины Трони.

Necklace: Radà, shoes: Giuseppe Zanotti, swimsuit: I Love Pretty, carre: Hermès

The story was dedicated to effortless summer elegance on vacation, with a focus on swimwear. Having the idea of retro Italian holidays on my mind, I’ve decided to shoot not only on the beach, but also on the boat and even on the streets of Como, showing the old Liberty train station and other beautiful corners of this antique city.

Эта фешн-стори посвящена непринужденной летней элегантности в отпуске с акцентом на купальники. Вдохновившись идеей итальянского ретро-отдыха, я решила снимать не только на пляже, но также на лодке и на улицах Комо, чтобы показать старинный вокзал в стиле либерти другие красивые уголки этого красивого города.

Swim set: I Love Pretty, net dress: Gerlando, earrings: Radà

To style the looks , I took some inspiration from jet set 70s. For example, this picture in a two-piece swimsuit with a net dress upon it is a tribute to Jane Birkin’s style.

Вдохновение для стайлинга я черпала в джет-сете 70-х годов. Например, этот снимок в раздельном купальнике с сетчатым платьем поверх – дань стилю Джейн Биркин.

Top: Valeli, slip: Maliluha Swimwear, hat: MonteGallo, earring: Radà

I couldn’t resist inserting some pieces from my summer wardrobe into the shooting. Like this white Maliluha swimsuit which looks as cool as the Versace one from the latest collection.

Full look: Versace

Я не удержалась от соблазна вставить в съемку несколько вещей из моего собственного летнего гардероба. Как этот белый купальник Maliluha, который выглядит так же стильно, как и Versace из последней коллекции.

Shirt: Anna Kiki, bikini: Missoni, bijoux: Radà, bags: Salar, glasses: Kyme

I love the idea to style a swimsuit together with a classic oversize men’s shirt. Just add lots of funky bohemian jewelry to make it more feminine! And a belt bag is a trendy touch of 2020.

Мне нравится идея сочетать купальник с классической мужской рубашкой oversize. Просто добавьте побольше богемных украшений, чтобы сделать образ более женственным! А поясная сумка – модный штрих 2020 года.

If you need to go lunch or dinner with friends on vacation, you can stay in your chic one-piece swimsuit, pairing it with a pair of trendy slouchy jeans and high heels.

Swimsuit: Agent Provacatour, earring: Pandora, jeans: Anna Kiki, bijoux: Radà

Если вы собираетесь на обед или ужин с друзьями после пляжа, вы можете остаться в вашем роскошном слитном купальнике, сочетая его с модными джинсами-слоучи и высокими каблуками.

Swimsuit: Erès, blouse: Fontana Couture Milano, sandals: Giuseppe Zanotti, bijoux: Radà

Photography: Marco Onofri  //  @marconofri

Style: Svetlana Shashkova  //  @hungryfaces @dressasanitalian

MUA: Noemi Auetasc  //  @noemiauetasc

Model: Martina Troni  //  @martinatroni @nextmodelsmilan

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“I never dreamed about success. I worked for it.” ~ Estée Lauder


Here’s a success tip from someone that achieved high levels of success. She’s saying that dreaming of success won’t get you there all by itself. You have to have a dream, but you’ll stay a dreamer unless you back up your dream with work. Learn this lesson early on in your life and it will pay dividends all the time. If things aren’t working out the way you want them to it likely means you’re not putting in enough work to make them happen. Get a clear focus, a clear dream, a clear goal, and then follow up with focused work.

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“Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life.” – Steve Jobs


Time is limited on this earth, nobody knows how long we will live. Do not spend your time working to be someone that you are not. Work toward becoming who you want to be. Life it too short to be living someone else’s life.

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“It wasn’t raining when Noah built the ark.” ~Howard Ruff

Being prepared is one thing, but this quote is asking you to take it to the next level. Noah was tipped off that the flood was coming, but life doesn’t always work out that way. You almost have to assume that something bad is going to happen at some point in your future, so why wait until it occurs to try to deal with it then?


Prepare yourself for a disaster and if it doesn’t come even better. But if it does you’ll be able to handle it better and get through it more easily. It’s not a form of negative thinking to prepare for hardship, in fact it is a way of preserving your positive thinking even through rough times.


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“Choosing a goal and sticking to it changes everything.” ~Scott Reed


Getting a goal is not enough, you have to stick with it if you want to accomplish it. The reason that sticking to it changes everything is that it means you’ll actually achieve your goal and then you can establish your next goal from a totally different place. It’s good not to set too many goals from the place where you are now, because after achieving a few of them you’ll be in a different place, and you can make better goals from there. You don’t want to limit yourself by your current situation. Knock out a few goals first and then reevaluate what you want to do from your new place.

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