Pietro is our protagonist who has recently taken a job as the concierge in a condominium in Milan, late in life. Although defining his character as merely a ‘concierge’ perhaps simplifies his role. He eagerly integrates into the occupants’ colourful lives in the flat: Poppi, (an aptly plosive) teasing and rambunctious lawyer; Paola and her autistic 20-something year old son Fernando. And, of particular interest, the Martini family: Luca, a doctor, his wife Viola and their small child Sara. In his capacity as concierge he has free reign to roam the corridors… and cross thresholds.
Autumn in its infancy in the sunshine is the thing.
If catwalk shows at London Fashion Week are displays of theatrical brilliance (big, dynamic, buzzing), then a look round the Designer Showrooms at Brewer Street offers a chance to observe fashion from the perspective of visitor in a museum exhibition: a calmer, more serene space for (deep) sartorial contemplation.
I often think of fashion as a little bit like an excitable, blithe butterfly flitting across a meadow: so very thrilling to track and plot its unexpected turns in a distractingly beautiful milieu. And an opportunity to be one of the first to see Spring / Summer 2016 lead butterflies was not to be missed!
^ This is the world’s most fashionable car park (the new ‘concept’ meadow). From today until Tuesday, the NCP car park in Brewer Street in Soho will host London Fashion Week.
The kitchen tables of Autumn aver that they are best bedecked with soup.
I popped into Farnham on a free morning to explore.
Filling your makeup bag or bathroom cabinet needn’t cost a fortune so close your purse’s mouth. Here are my favourite beauty buys for under a tenner.