Maximum confusion… smiling and satisfied faces… every little store that sells trinkets is full of people, young and not so young who buy, not understand what or why but they buy! Perhaps the fault lies with this wonderful day… it clouds your mind… it makes you want to spend money!
Finally, on a crowded street on this carnival Sunday Sandra and I found a small table with two small chairs at a sidewalk cafe.
Lupo, who has managed to carve out his space between the chair and the table, seems satisfied. We ordered a beer, a glass of Sancerre white wine and a plate of “pomme frites”. Lupo is gasping from the heat, I feel selfish to drink in front of him.
We’re relaxing, watching and commenting on the passers-by. Eighty percent of them are walking while talking on their mobile phones. Some are using headsets. It seems as though they are talking to themselves! It’s ridiculous and funny!
Mini skirts and mini pants are in style this summer, even if you have perfect legs like some of those who pass by!
Last night we had a dinner at the home of my favorite designer Alaia. His home studio expresses his character. His genius has become the fashion in art. He is one of the few designers who can bring out the femininity, sexuality and sensuality in women.
Alaia has brought together a group of very nice Brazilian friends, who are sitting around a large table in his kitchen where he is cooking us an excellent Tunisian couscous. I help him set the table and serve dishes filled with the new ‘hot’ creation of a great stylist! I really enjoyed myself… a night different from many others…
I have known Azzedine Alaia for a long time, but not until yesterday did I have the opportunity to know his charm and simplicity.
Tomorrow back to Milan… I hate Mondays… especially when they promise a week like the next one, full of commitments and decisions!
Un bacio a tutti
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