ASVOFF Milan’s Federico Poletti at Les Deux Abeilles today


Federico Poletti Haans
Federico Poletti and Haans Nicholas Mott

Dear Shaded Viewers,

Federico and Haans met at ASVOFF Barcelona a year ago and this morning, by chance, they were on the same plane from Milan to Paris. Haans passed by as a surprise, table was too small so no lunch for Haans, maybe he'll get lunch when he finishes that veil….one year in the making. He's exceeding the length of time for a skirt from my favorite David Szeto…shirts coming, one so far… Anyway Federico and I had a great lunch.

Federico lunch
Chestnut cake
My destruction, the chestnut cake…Federico had the lemon meringue pie…



Diane Pernet

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