Travelers, dreamers, visionaries, readers, writers, romantics, ambitious, curious, determined, cheerful, companions, sometimes parents, but most of all friends. As extroverted as they have to be, selfish when they need to be, especially about the passion that makes their heart race: writing. People not too pretentious, people able to bare their souls with one unique, large, common objective: sharing a moment, a place, a memory, an emotion. Life is a sequence of beats associated with a sensation and they don’t want to let even one escape. So that’s why they’re here, all together, to make their voices one single story.
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Incurable dreamer, born and raised in Rome but moved to Milan right out of high school. Studied Economics at Bocconi and immediately began working in fashion. Travel and adventure are an integral part of her “tomboy” DNA. Curious by nature, she observes the world that surrounds her with extreme attention, in every little detail, trying to gather the essence of it all. That's why she loves to read and above all to write, in every possible moment.
Class of 1980. Born and raised in Milan. A degree in Communication Sciences with a thesis in journalism. She wanted to follow in her father's footsteps honoring his memory by working in the same type of job at the age of 26, after diverse experiences in the field of communication. She “peddles” wine for a living. Addicted to Food&Wine. Among the things she loves most: her son, the sound of the piano and... the sun!
Born in Milan, raised in the green pastures outside Milan. A Bocconi alumni landed in the world of fashion where for over a decade she has been immersed 24/7. She studies luxury, loves the real pleasures in life: family, friends, good food, good wine and being together. Obsessed with photography she's a hunter of moments to capture and recount in a million pixels. That's why she personally takes every single picture related to her articles.
Class of 84, considers itself privileged being that he loves to travel, and in fact, he travels. Born and raised in the elegant and stately Padua, proud of his Sicilian DNA (mother and father). At 22 he moves to Milan, fashion becomes a pleasure and a job. Sporty, in love with food, sometimes enigmatic...
Italian nationality, 100% Milanese roots, a cosmopolitan at heart, with a real soft spot for Milan, well-told stories and unexpected discoveries. Travelled throughout her studies to Ireland, Canada and France. Once firmly planted again in Milan, after a degree in Philosophy she began a career in fashion and communication, always managing to find new ways of expressing her love of books and writing.
Milanese, Bocconi alumni and great company all in one. Oriana is a bright eyed extrovert, passionate about good food, her taste buds love to travel through flavor and sensations. She won't shy away from ethnic foods, fusion and good old bread and salami! Athletic, ex referee for F.I.G.C., loves traveling and the couch. At the moment she juggles two little monkeys, unabashedly beautiful as well as impossible, a job and a home... And still manages to fit in romantic outings!
Storyteller by profession, she is an expert in food, tourism and communication.
Born on the edges of Lake Como, she divides her time between East and West, constantly on the hunt for all things beautiful and for stories to tell. She adores food, cocktails and pulp fiction writing. And to escape? Reading and travelling.
Lover of details and of perfection, she is always connected and ready to share her adventures.
Stefania Nascimbeni is the author of romance novels and essays on customs, a fashion and lifestyle journalist, but most of all an original Milanese (with a Sicilian mother and father from Friuli-Venezia Giulia). To date she has published four successful books, but her best seller is still “101 Reasons women prefer jerks”, Newton Compton Editori, with she debuted in 2009. In 2015 “Expo and the City” was released in Italian and in English, JMendell Books London, a super detailed guide on the City and glamour, with a precious cameo by her friend Elio Fiorucci. Two words describe her better than any other: creative and visionary, not as easy to reconcile as you’d think…
Everyone calls her Claire. If you have to forgive yourself you don't need more than a Ligurian oily slice of focaccia. Tirelessly curious and attentive to details, a good loquacity and the classic attitude which identifies hyperactive people. Two great passions: contemporary art and dancing. It's been a while that friends demand a guide about Milan's and surroundings' restaurant. For the moment, she chose to write for Flawless Milano. Stay tuned.
Being born and raised in wild Siberian nature gave her a warm heart, an adventurous spirit and a profound curiosity in the world, strong enough to express it in writing. At the age of 15 she departs for her first solo big adventure in the United States, and to date has lived in four countries, currently calling Milan a home, and Bocconi - her Alma Mater. Passionate in fashion, wine and gastronomy, she considers Milan unique, because after two years of tirelessly discovering this small city, it doesn't cease to amaze her. As a long-time spontaneous traveller, she values emotions, experiences, and sharing a good story and a good laugh. She seeks to learn something new every day and is convinced that everything in life is possible if you believe it.
Enthusiast smoker and bibliomaniac, stoic by vocation but not by virtue, refined aesthete even if his thin finances doesn’t exactly allow it. Gin turns him into a philosopher, wine into a satirist. He loves telling that tale according to which Oscar Wilde owned a collection of quite precious blue china and he always went around saying: «I hope to live up to my blue china». Lorenzo hopes to live up to his ambitions. In the meanwhile he does things, sees people.
Having always loved true beauty, Silvia searches for it in her travels, in music and in the culinary arts. Creative, enthusiastic and ambitious, she dreams of transforming her passion into a job: to express and communicate to the world the value of luxury, her untouchable ability to make you daydream through unique and unforgettable experiences.
Passionate traveller, designer and art director for her beachwear brand, her interests span from contemporary art to quantum mechanics. Luana doesn't like to speak about herself, but rather share information from the world around her.
Class of 1986. Born and raised in Sicily, she has her land’s sun in her heart and the typical “island” stubbornness. Milanese by adoption, she has adored this city from the time she left the hills of the Sicilian midlands to follow her ambitions. A degree in Economy from Bocconi, she works in the world of finance among numbers and Excel spreadsheets but has always been passionate about food and wine, thanks to her family’s own legacy of wine and oil production. A maniacal observer, with attention to detail and a great desire to experience new places, she defines herself as very demanding and difficult to please!
Brianzolian by birth, Milanese by adoption and loyally Milanophile. A degree from Bocconi, a career in advertizing and a passion for good food. Curious by nature, she loves to try out the many new places that pop up on the increasingly vivacious plaza of Milan, but not forgetting the great classics because in life you need certainty. And being that she believes in sharing, has decided to talk about her best experiences on Flawless Milano.
A wandering mind, an easy humor, a passion for cinema, books, music fashion and everything that inspires her, including good food and interesting places. She left the Ligurian Sea for the metropolis of Milan, and now holds the city firmly in her heart.
Pugliese by birth, naturalised in Milan in 2005. Astrid works in events for a publishing house. Her favourite subjects in high school were Greek and Latin, a good starting point to explore the depths of the soul. A lover of music, good food and good travel in good company. Always looking out for new trends in advertising and communication, she's crazy about fashion, but actually the only person she's influenced is her husband. Favorite quote: Those who love the sea will always be free.
Milanese by birth, born in '94. Graduate in communication, Maria divides her time between Milan and Verona, where she studies editing and journalism. She loves travelling, but Milan is one of the few places where she feels truly at home. Passionate about makeup, photography, tea and Japanese culture, she can't go anywhere without a good book to read. Attentive to details, she loves going on long walks and discovering places to commit to her memory, but above all trying out local areas, especially those with a bit of greenery.
Curious dreamer with the heart of a "knight-errant". After obtaining her degree in Finance from Università Cattolica, Silvia began a career in Financial Services. Silvia loves writing, healthy cooking, yoga and trekking. To reconnect with the world, she finds there is nothing better than immersing herself in nature, or in a cozy, little place accompanied by a good book. In writing for Flawless Milano, Silvia wants to transport you to the best restaurants and places, and help you experience a treasure trove of sensations.
He was born and lives near Varese but fell in love with Milan while studying political science there. A communications buff, he now works for various online magazines. In his free time, he researches the mysteries, myths, and legends surrounding the city. Another hobby is writing stories with an historical, Gothic flair. His motto is: "Life is a stage: our best theatrical performance."
Lucia was born in Genoa, graduated and working in Milan, but her natural habitat is the sea. If you are going to a place where she's been, you should ask her advice. She will be your go-to tourist guide! Her childhood passion for fashion and especially handbags has been the reason she spent astronomical sums in extra luggage fees, but she's now understood how to organize her suitcases: plan out the looks for every day of a vacation or a business trip. Every day she likes to question and change something in her active life which is never at a standstill.
Milanese true-born and in love with her city, Federica spends her days chasing the beauties of a city that watches her grow year after year. A lover of fashion and luxury, she recently developed a sense of adventure that brought her to explore and discover those corners of Milan that aren't under the spotlight yet and tell about them through the powerful medium of photography of which she feels a perpetual student. As an urban aesthete she is capable of feeling wonder about every expression of art, starting from old libraries, one of her greatest passions.
Born in a Piedmont province among mist and mosquitoes, she never had an aswer to the question: "What do you want to do when you grow up?". She has a personality that sociologists would define as "multipotentialite", and because of this she never chose to do just one job, because she'd love to do them all. In perpetual search of something to long for, lover of genuine food, of breathtaking location, of vintage clothes, of sunsets and starry skies.
Tireless globetrotter with an all-including organizing and managing attitude. Whether it's about travels, daily proposals for friends or future projects, Giulia doesn't like to stay still and her life is a constant work in progress. She studied Art History, Economics and Marketing and her actual studies on curatorial practices made her start a career of freelance art curator and contributor in art magazines. Her passions are: to complicate her own life, Jamiroquai and gin tonics.
A lover of art in its every shape and form, she grew up wearing pointe shoes and a tutu. Her passion for literature made her study, and graduate in Modern Literature in Milan, a city she's in love with that inspired her writing. Curious and reflexive, she faces life with dedication and determination, but always with a smile on her face. Incurable perfectionist, she never says no to get lost in the city, looking for the novelties it offers every day. When she finds her way back, she tells all about it on Flawless Milano.
Originally from Puglia, she found a now home in Milan. Officially she's taking a Master's Degree in Economics, but she loves the food service industry. The thing she does best is observing everything around her to never lose anything of this wonderful life. She loves French patisserie and prefers a dinner in a great restaurant to purses, shoes and clothes. Her dream? To open a restaurant, of course!
From that branch of the Lake Como to the banks of the Seine, Charlotte starts as a fashion editor and later becomes a personal shopper. Milanese by adoption but Parisian in spirit, she is a renowned croissant taster, champagne expert, cinephile and cat lover at the same time. Take everything away from her, but never her morning breakfast.
She was born in Catania in 1984, the year in which Apple presented its first Mac and Orwell set his novel. She didn't do much in her first years: she combed dolls, tried to take two birds with one stone and played with her ego. Once finished the Classical Lycaeum, she studied Literature in Milan and finished her studies with top grades and 41964 miles in flights under her belt. In the fullest of the old economy crisis, in economy class and really looking for something new, she started working as a copywriter. She smiles a lot, loves words, shoes, the scent of the rain, French movies, curiosity and her mother's parmigiana.
They told her that working in the fashion world while loving the cacio & pepe pasta was impossible, but she never believed it. Originally from Trento (even she doesn't know how to ski!) she moved to Milan to attend Bocconi university and, after living abroad, she comes back to work there. Besides an evident passion for contradictions, she loves to travel, the smell of books and the sunsets on the sea... especially if she can enjoy them with a prosecco glass in her hands.
American, spending her spring semester in Milano. A fashion and journalism student in the States, she has always wanted to visit Milan and experience the Italian culture, cuisine and fashion. Writer by nature, she writes to clear her head and express the world around her. Lover of travel, Sauvignon Blanc, all kinds of cheese, and mango gelato. After graduating, she hopes to move to New York City and run social media for a design house.