According to Austrian male supermodel, Bruno, “Fashion saves more lives than doctors”. So if it’s time your wardrobe was rushed off to ER, maybe it’s time to revamp your clothes, streamline your style and get that international designer look on one of our latest European holiday ideas. Whether you’re Vogue or vague when it comes to fashion, there’s a tres chic trip waiting just for you.
Ooh la la! While the Moulin Rouge girls might live by the clothing adage “less is more”, the rest of Paris is full of fashion for all to enjoy – at any budget. Take a Paris Discount Shopping tour and find out how the Parisienne’s look so chic and yet still have money for rent, fine dining, cigarettes and coffee. Get the local knowledge of the best stores and see the next generation of fashion designers in workshops, and purchase clothes as featured on the catwalks. Decked out in your designer threads, you’ll feel right at home at the Hotel Bellechasse, inspired by fashion designer Christian Lacroix and awarded the best boutique hotel by magazine Hotel & Lodge.
Italian actress Sophia Loren is nothing short of “Bellisimo!”, and you can be too wearing fashion from Milan. Take a tour of the top designer houses accompanied by an expert who shows you boutiques of your choice. Why not slip your feet into Ferragamo and your arms into Armani while you’re there? Then slump back in a comfy Japanese massage chair at Hotel Straf, designed by Vincenzo De Cotiis, where fashion-forward interior includes scratched mirrors, black stone and cement.
Don’t get your knickers in a knot! Take a look at someone else’s instead, and learn about the history of underwear at the Undercover exhibition at London’s Fashion and Textile Museum. Find out about Star and Bras marketing, see the evolution of designs from houses such as Triumph, Dior and Wonderbra, and the sparkling delight of the famous La Perla bra encrusted with Swarovski crystals. In keeping with avant-garde design, stay at the Zetter Hotel, which has a digital library of 4,000 free music tracks, in-room spa treatments, access to a personal shopper and swipe-card vending machines that sell disposable cameras, champagne and toothbrushes.
There’s more to Denmark fashion and design than Aussie princesses and Lego. You can check out the latest in Dane style at the Copenhagen Fashion week in August. There are catwalks to cruise, and over 1000 exhibitors representing over 2000 international brand names – why, it’s like strolling through a world edition of Vogue! After a day of walking wardrobes, repack your suitcase full of goodies at The Square Hotel, which has a focus on Danish design, such as the stylin’ lobby area with Arne Jacobsen’s famous circular Egg chair.