Dear Mambo Italianos,
My twice-yearly trips to Rome—to cover the AltaRoma fashion event—are all about fashion, food and friends. Fascinating couture and costumes, a new Roman dish that I've somehow never tried before, and an international gathering of my treasured associates from Paris, Los Angeles, Bologna and Milan, and of course my hospitable friends—who are more like family—who call the Eternal City their home.
Here is a round-up of my recent stories on AltaRoma for A Shaded View on Fashion:
Who says apocalyptic survivalist gear can't be sexy?
The most divoon tagliolini with artichoke sauce in our solar system can be found at Lo Sgobbone Da Pippo, close schlepping distance from the MAXXI.
Italy's most important trendsetter, Enrico Palazzo.
Diane Pernet bids us adieu at The Rome Times Hotel before she jets back to Paris.
Spring arrived early in Rome as my longtime pal, the actor and screenwriter, Rinaldo Rocco welcomed me to a rooftop lunch above his charming apartment in Monti.
Late winter sun warmed everyone's rock-hard buns in the famed Piazza Navona.