LC Alessandra's Blazer
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 Blazer (No. 4389). Classic cropped style. Light wool blend. Fully lined in rust colored taffeta. Scoop neckline. Piping trim at neckline, center front placket and pockets. Welt pockets at waist.