Meeting Giancarlo Petriglia the creator of the “Diane” bag and a magical dinner at ‘thesmallmilano’

Dear Shaded Viewers,

First night that I was in Milan Federico Poletti and Giorgia Cantarini took me to the enchanting'the small milano' restaurant, I think it will be a favorite must see when I go to Milan. In addition to a menu that is bio and made with love and a heavy dose of romance,  it also acts as a showroom for the hand crafted bags of Giancarlo Petriglia and there is an underground gallery that changes every week.

A few years ago Saul Zanolari brought me a beautiful bag by Giancarlo Petriglia but what I don't remember him telling me was that the bag was made for me and named 'Diane'. 

After dinner Giancarlo passed by and you can see him with our host from'the small milan' Alessandro LoPiccolo outside by the little garden.



 the small milano: Via Paganini Niccolo 3 | Angolo Piazza ArgentinaMilanItaly

Diane Pernet

A LEGENDARY FIGURE IN FASHION and a pioneer of blogging, Diane is a respected journalist, critic, curator and talent-hunter based in Paris. During her prolific career, she designed her own successful brand in New York, costume designer, photographer, and filmmaker.