I arrived in Milan Sunday, and if you know the city, it’s a dreary day to touch down but great for a chill out. With no rest for the weary, I immediately threw myself into the fray of attending shows. I haven’t been to Milan in a couple seasons and I was immediately jolted back into the Italian way where fashion is a religion. Having packed to fit the personality of each city, I left the edgy avant-garde selection in my suitcase and brought out the high luxuries. I popped into the Vogue Russia 10th year anniversary celebration where everyone was made an appearance. In the twenty minutes I stayed there, Christopher Bailey, Antonio Barardi, Tim Blanks among others were streaming up. I caught up with graphic designer Linda Ma and Susanna Cucco. I had to dash to a dinner I had planned with Aja Bradley, MAC’s Australian brand manager and we met up for at Ristorante da Giacomo, one of the fashion hubs where we ran into Robin Givhan who was dining with Booth Moore of The Los Angeles Times and a few others. Aja and I caught up since our meeting in Sydney earlier this year and planned to take a quick sojourn the next day to Switzerland, just over the border from Lake Como for a little outlet shopping research at Fox Town. Australian Harper’s Bazaar fashion features editor Katrina Israel was in tow and we had a raucous quickie excursion. I love that about Europe, in just an hour you can be in another country. To mix up the bingeing on Italian food, last night dinner was at Nobu that’s annexed to the Armani store where we dugged in to the miso cod.