LC Alessandra's Blouse
Small Italian restaurant (with no outdoor signage).
October breeze nudges aroma around string-bulb patio.
Accents overhead: Italian, German, French, Greek and Brooklyn.
Woman sits elegantly in middle of crowd. Not slim. Not young. Not famous. Charming. Indelible. Something about her lingers. I look again.
She’s not wearing the standard.
It’s a cropped blazer with oomph; delicate pink trims. Pants with presence, a metallic crinkle effect. She’s aware that I (and others) steal ganders as she studies the menu as if to divine the future of the Italian Government while selecting the best Amarone to accompany her Lagane pasta.
I decide to eavesdrop as well.
Alessandra’s Blouse (No. 4390). Sleeveless. Scoop neckline. Ruffle front detail extends to cap sleeve. Soft polyester and spandex fabric.