163. My Life… To be Read…

Roberto Cavalli163. My Life… To be Read…

I could write a book on the book of my life…!

I often wonder why and how I came by this desire to write a book. It all started many years ago with a Spanish writer, a very good one, who had written several books on fashion.  I had liked his style, I felt he would be able to interpret the personal aspects of my life… difficult but carefree… a young boy searching for himself and for a door through which to enter into life!

We meet in my little apartment in Paris…I close the windows to better remember and concentrate.  He listens to me in silence and records… he does not interrupt me for fear of breaking my spontaneity and the almost psychological atmosphere that exists between us.

I am talking… and talking… when I touch upon areas that are particularly difficult and sad I become so emotional that I often start crying.  He feels that the reason for my desire to tell… to let someone to know so much that I keep hidden  inside me!

After about two months he showed me some pages he had written.  I was very disappointed!  I was confused.  I was curious to know how my writer had interpreted my emotions.  Maybe he wanted to hear me speak of different matters… different from what I had told him.

Fashion has been my passion, an important part of my adventure, but it was only a consequence of a wish to prove to myself… my artistic abilities.  I found the creativity in the colors… in the designs on the fabrics… it was a direction I took so as to be able to express my art!

I immediately interrupted our meetings and, for a long time, I abandoned the idea of ​​telling how a boy, born in the suburbs of Florence of a family full of love and debts, had managed to break through the barrier of success. A national and international success… how he became a small Rock Star of fashion!

With will and determination, without compromising in the fashion world, taking only great ideas for change!

Roberto CavalliA few years later, during a long plane trip, to kill the time and the boredom, I started writing on my inseparable Nokia… notes and short stories that flashed at that moment through my mind. I began to enjoy myself. With each trip came an inspiration to write. My Nokia 9210 Communicator was my little computer. I wrote my book as if each chapter was a long SMS… a long short-message! I sent them to my friend Sandra who gathered them in her computer…

And so “MY ADVENTURE”, the story of my life, began…

I still have many things to tell you… I’ll leave them for next time!

I LOVE YOU
Roberto Cavalli

Roberto Cavalli with Beyoncé

Roberto Cavalli with Beyoncé


Roberto Cavalli

5 replies
  1. Maia
    Maia says:

    You sure don’t need anyone to interpret your life experiences. Your personal style is very good. Writing your memories yourself will serve as a kind of psychodrama (vid. The Moreno Institute of Psychodrama of New York)) that will allow your readers to see your soul as it is. Your pictures are fantastic!!! You really look like an Argentinian “gaucho” : – )

  2. Francesco
    Francesco says:

    Grande Roberto!
    Chissà quante storie ha da raccontate che mitico nokia 9210….
    Secondo me, il migliore scrittore per te……se te stesso!
    Tramite quello che scrivi trasmetti i tuoi sentimenti, la tua passione, il tuo essere.
    Non vedo davvero l’ora di leggere il tuo libro! 🙂
    Un Abbraccio
    Francesco.

  3. yana
    yana says:

    siiii, raccontare la storia della tua vita tramite messagi/lettere a qualcuno é il modo migliore…

    Signor Cavalli, ma Lei avrá un albero di Natale in ogni suo appartamento? Parigi, New York, Milano… ho dimenticato qualche altro posto? aspetto le foto!:))))))

  4. Rocio
    Rocio says:

    Lei è una legenda viva Sig.re Cavalli adoro leggere le cose che Lei condivide con noi, i suoi fans, su questo sito, sono parole cosi piene di sentimento, d’anima, scritte con il cuore, come solo sanno fare i grandi artisti.

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