travel diary

Ciao, Milan! My Guide to Italy's Most Fashionable City

I go to Milan during Fashion Month each season and even though something weird happens to me every time I'm there, it still is such an amazing city. When I went to Rome, I was shocked by how different the two cities are. Milan holds the title as THE fashion capital of the world and is home to some of the most talented designers (and some of the best shopping ever!). Every show I've done there is really fun and energetic, almost like straight out of the movie "Zoolander," lol. It's definitely a place that keeps you on your toes! Keep reading for my full guide!

The Bulgari Hotel is insane. It's in a beautiful old building and the spa is legendary. Everything is so luxurious—just like the famous jewelry house's gems! 💍

When I'm in Milan, I mostly snack on the go or order room service once I'm back at the hotel. If I do catch a quick break, I looove Bianco Latte. It's this cute cafe that serves food all day and has the best gelato. The menu at Pizzeria Gino Sorbillo is only in Italian, so just ask the waiter for recommendations. No matter what you get, it will be amazing! There's usually a line but it's so worth it. Another cool spot is Bar Luce in the Fondazione Prada (more on this below!)—it has such a good vibe. It's a coffee shop and bar, but has fun arcade games, a jukebox, an amazing candy selection and the coolest décor. It looks like it could be straight out of a movie—probably because director Wes Anderson designed it!

10 Corso Como is the dopest place—it's a boutique, book store and gallery. It carries the most unique clothes and jewelry ever. I could spend a whole day in here! Milan also has EVERY Italian designer store you can think of—Prada, Fendi, Bottega Veneta, you name it. Basically, it's shopping heaven.

The first time I visited Milan, I had to go the Duomo (Italian for "cathedral")—and I had to eat some pizza outside of it, too! Italy is known for its amazing architecture, so it's definitely worth a visit. Another must-see is the Fondazione Prada. Even though the museum's only a year old, it's already a landmark in the city. The buildings are super sick—one structure, the "Haunted House," is wrapped in 24-karat gold foil! There are tons of special exhibits and interesting things to see there.

(photo credits: Bulgari Hotel, Getty Images, Bianco Latte, Bar Luce, 10 Corso Como, Fondazione Prada)