Tuesday, February 26, 2008


The Missoni Dinner Party. Finally, at home, Angela Missoni relaxes after the Autumn/Winter Missoni fashion show. The show was beautiful and I have to confess that I fell in love with quite a few pieces. She is chatting to Marie Jose Susskind-Jalou, president of Edition Jalou, who publish the French fashion magazine, L’Officiel.

Flowers. Rosita Missoni designs the Missoni Home Collection. She also takes care of the interior design of the family apartments. Her favorite flowers are orchids because they come in beautiful colors; they look good and are easy to decorate with.

The Hostess. Rosita Missoni is a gracious hostess. She opened up the Missoni Milan apartment for an after show dinner party for the press, models and friends. Her favorite flowers are orchids. In fact, last year, Giancarlo Pozzi of the Floricultura Edmondo Pozzi created a green and purple Rosita Missoni Cattleya orchid.

Rosita Missoni loves orchids because “It’s easy to decorate with them. You can also hang them and they last a long time.”

Food. Whenever there are more than twenty guests Rosita Missoni calls on the help of caterers, Tutto Fresco. As the name suggests everything is fresh and above all “in season”. Rosita is a true believer of seasonal foods, as well as, “home” cooking. Besides catering, Paolo and Nina run a butchers and delicatessen shop in Bodio Lomnago, near the Missoni factory. Shown above Cod Carpaccio with Oranges and Mache, an assortment of cheeses and fresh vegetables.

Fashion and Food. In Style U.S. magazine’s fashion director, Hal Rubenstein enjoys a glass of good red wine. He knows a lot about food, he was a former restaurant critic for Interview and New York Magazine. He “keeps his finger in the pie” now by consulting to restaurants and hotels, such as; Le Cirque, Fiamma, Ritz Carlton and Blue Water Grill. “Food consulting is fascinating because it helps shape public taste”. He said. His favorite restaurant in Milan is Contro Vapore where "They have the best beef in town."

The Guests. Style/T Magazine’s editor in chief, Stefano Tonchi chat’s to the magazine’s stylist Tiina Laakkonen. Tiina was in town to style the Bottega Veneta show designed by Tomas Maier.
Stefano's favorite restaurant in Milan: La Torre di Pisa and Il Girrarosto "I like to eat as you eat at home." he said

Food. The tempting desserts were laid on top of the piano in the entrance to the Missoni’s Milan penthouse apartment. The portions were just small enough so as to not feel too guilty about eating two or three of them. Tiramisu, chocolate mousse and Greek yogurt with berries were also prepared by Tutto Fresco.
Note. The rare orchid in the foreground. Pin It