Episode 4 Destination Deep Dive: Milan with J.J. Martin
Although born and raised in the United States, J.J. Martin moved to Milan as a freelance journalist with a background in advertising a little over 21 years ago and never returned. Instead, she launched her own Italian-based fashion house, La DoubleJ. Her joyful, pattern-forward collection of ready-to-wear clothing, tableware and home decor is the love child of her obsession with vintage clothing and the glamorous styles on the Milanese streets and runways. As an expat-turned-fashion entrepreneur and honest observer of Italian culture, there is no one better to transport us to the Italian fashion capital than J.J.
In the fourth episode of Passport to Everywhere, the founder and creative director of La DoubleJ discloses the secrets that make Milan so charming and fashion-forward and shares how Italian culture has inspired both her brand and lifestyle. Melissa and J.J. also discuss the importance of being open-minded, seeking new opportunities, and “raising your vibration.”
Don’t miss: J.J’s tips for your next visit to Milan—when to visit, hidden gems to explore, weekend getaways from the city and her favorite shopping areas.
Photo by Alberto Zanetti, courtesy J.J. Martin