Cavalli takes to the blogosphere

An amateur helicopter pilot who makes friends with tiger cubs in his spare time seems destined for blogging brilliance.

So it is with no small measure of delight that we tell you that Roberto Cavalli has joined the blogosphere.

The Italian fashion designer published his first post last weekend:

From now on I will write here… I’ll be here with you, every day, or nearly so. I want to win you over, so, tell me, what do you want to hear from me? I have many many things to tell you about my life… which I call “MY ADVENTURE ” I have so many things to tell you, so many things you don’t know about me. For example, that I came into fashion for a chance to meet all the beautiful women… Strange, all my colleagues are gay!

Cavalli has taken to the pastime with a newcomer’s zeal, sharing snippets from his life every day this week. So far, we’ve learned that he organised Italian Vogue Editor Franca Sozzani’s birthday dinner at Hotel Costes, that he owns a German shepherd named Lupo (meaning “wolf”) and that he has a young, beautiful ‘lady friend’ named Sandra. He signs off every post with ‘I love you’.

Since no one can do Cavalli like Cavalli, here are a few of our favourite excerpts...

On his Parisian home:

I live in a small apartment on the Ile de Saint Louis, a small island on the Seine in the heart of Paris! I bought this studio in 1975. It was truly the first wish I could grant myself – 600 square feet on the fifth floor with a spiral staircase and no elevator! I live on the rooftops of Paris in the most romantic and artistic area. In the Summer I remove the mattress from my bed and use it for sunbathing on my neighbor’s roof – such a special feeling!

On Lupo, his dog:

There are moments when he looks at me and it seems that he wants to say something, but of course he can’t – maybe he is just teaching me that when you love somebody you can speak through your eyes!

On ‘Rasputin, the most fashionable nightclub…’:

The music was not “the best” as it is supposed to be. The bottle of vodka they brought me was full but already opened, definitely filled from a large bottle of poorer quality! Parisian service!

The designer writes that he wants his blog to be ‘like a reality show where we have fun together…’ Click here to be a part of Cavalli’s wild ride.

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