Citizen Hip: Anna dello Russo’s Milano Must-Sees

Helmut Newton once described her as a “fashion maniac,” but there’s a lot more to Anna dello Russo than a 4,000+ deep shoe collection, such as two decade run as Fashion Editor of Vogue Italia and her current post as Editor-at-Large for Vogue Nippon.  This fashion icon-turned-street-style sensation has a deep spiritual side and one of the most unique perspectives on the fashion industry today. Whether she’s practicing yoga or shopping the Via della Spiga for designer wares, one thing is for sure: she does it in style.

Il Duomo – La Piazza del Duomo 20121

First is the Duomo…La Piazza del Duomo. This is a fantastic place. It’s the best square, the best place to feel Milano. Because Milano is all about this square, all about this huge church.

Cimitero Monumentale di Milano – Piazzale Cimitero Monumentale, 1 20151

Second is the Monumental Cemetery of Milan.  It’s another incredible place.  I live next to the cemetery, which is fantastic, I have always believed in it.  Also, where I was born in Bari, in Southern Italy, my house was next to the cemetery, so I have a great feeling there.  The Monumental Cemetery of Milan is such a beautiful place, because its so quiet, and peaceful.  And the architecture is beautiful.

Scuola di Ashtanga Yoga – Viale Caldara, 9 (courtyard on the left) 20122 / +39 02 55191017

My third place I love to be is my Ashtanga Yoga School near Porta Romana.  Every morning at 6am I go there to practice yoga.  It’s a peaceful place where I go to get centered and to just be quiet.

Via della Spiga – Via della Spiga 20121

Ok then, it’s Via della Spiga, the best shopping street in Milan!    You can really go crazy shopping here!

Da Giacomo – Via Pasquale Sottocorno, 6 / +39 02 76023313

For food, I love to go to Giacomo; they have great, fresh food.  Fresh fish.  Because I come from the South, I need fresh food and fresh ingredients.  It’s really a good place; you have to go there.

Photos: Courtesy of 10 Magazine & Stylesight.com

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