As we approach the tail end of this year’s MILANTRACE project in partnership with
It’s been another busy year of Milan extravaganza for Team Yellowtrace with our audience increasing by nearly 50% across 7 events in 4 cities around Australia. Your feedback has been truly incredible – we are so overwhelmed by everyone’s continued support for this ambitious project, and I feel so proud to have so many extraordinary people in attendance at our events around the country.
I also wanted to take this opportunity to thank the amazing Sydney-based fashion brand
It has been an absolute dream to be supported by, and equally to support two beautiful Australian brands in Milan, and to be asked about my clothes and handbags every single day, even get stopped for photos on the street and all that jazz. Anyway, I know this all probably sounds really self-indulgent and possibly a bit shallow (#FirstWorldProblems), and I certainly hope it doesn’t come across as being pig-headed because I definitely wasn’t raised to post photos of myself so publically and talk about fashion. And whilst Yellowtrace is not going to become a personal fashion blog any time soon, I do have to say how I looked this year has played a massive part in how good I felt, ultimately resulting in a better, more joyous MILANTRACE 2018 for everyone.
For all of you who couldn’t make it along to one of our events, I cannot wait to share a little wrap up of the talk series. Stay tuned for more soon, and in the meantime – I hope you enjoy this little segment.
Mama Yellowtrace x
Team Yellowtrace travelled to Milan courtesy of Cathay Pacific, who fly to Italy several times each week. Cathay’s great connections from Australia allow getting from Sydney to Milan in under 24 hours, including transit times. For more information visit
Milan moments. Photo © Nick Hughes/ Yellowtrace.
Left: We bumped into Arianna and Chiara of Studiopepe at ALCOVA, and only later I realised we were dressed in matching colours like a girl band. Right: Casually blending in with a Milanese palazzo in Brera. Whatevs. Photography © Nick Hughes/ Yellowtrace.
That time our videographer Giacomo spontaneously busted out a piano solo at Istituto dei Ciechi (Milan’s Institute for the Blind). He was probably inspired by the extraordinary setting. I don’t blame him. And for the record – he can totally play the piano. Kudos. Photography © Nick Hughes/ Yellowtrace.
Milan mirror selfies at COS. Naturally. Photography © Nick Hughes/ Yellowtrace.
Chatting to Li Edelkoort (left) and Lindsey Aidelman (right) in front of their respective exhibitions in Milan. Photography © Nick Hughes/ Yellowtrace.
Milan moments. Photography © Nick Hughes/ Yellowtrace.
Milan locals on Corso di Porta Romana. Photography © Nick Hughes/ Yellowtrace.
Caesarstone moments. Photography © Nick Hughes/ Yellowtrace.
Getting papped in Brera. Photography © Nick Hughes/ Yellowtrace.
Inside Chiesa di San Marco. I was feeling a little bit emotional here. Can you tell? Photography © Nick Hughes/ Yellowtrace.
Saturdays at Fondazione Prada are a bad idea during Milan Design Week – the queues are long and crowds are vicious. But it’s still such an awesome place to visit. Photography © Nick Hughes/ Yellowtrace.
More outfit mirror selfies! Photography © Dana Tomic Hughes/ Yellowtrace.
At the gorgous Villa Borsani in Varedo. Photography © Dana Tomic Hughes/ Yellowtrace.
Such a cliché, but the Duomo and Galleria Vittorio Emanuele are simply unmissable. Photography © Nick Hughes/ Yellowtrace.
My first visit to Bar Basso during polite aperitivo hours. I’ve actually never been able to see the interior and take in the details before. Because late nights at this place are like being in the middle of a moshpit at a rock concert. Photography © Dana Tomic Hughes/ Yellowtrace.
Husband, aka Nick Hughes at some of our favourite places in Milan – Giacomo Bistrot, Trattoria Torre di Pisa and Bar Basso. Yum! The places are pretty excellent too. Photography © Dana Tomic Hughes/ Yellowtrace.
Nick and Giacomo bludging on the job. But that’s ok, they wore official Yellowtrace Press t-shirts so they looked totes profesh. Photography © Dana Tomic Hughes/ Yellowtrace.
Rare team mirror selfie and random shit I make Giacomo do. Photography © Dana Tomic Hughes/ Yellowtrace.
In case you hadn’t noticed (yeah right!), Milan gives the most amazing villas and floors. Photography © Dana Tomic Hughes/ Yellowtrace.
And that’s all for now folks. Signing off with another selfie in front of the Duomo. Classic cheese. Photography © Nick Hughes/ Yellowtrace.
[Photography © Nick Hughes & Dana Tomic Hughes/ Yellowtrace. Video © Yellowtrace.]