“Sex and the City’ caused the streets of New York to be deserted. It reminds me of when Victor Hugo died and everyone in France wore black” Simon Doonan to WWD (yes both cultural icons)
“It was this incredibly ridiculous coat of ours, brassy and awful, just in the worst taste but it was strong, dramatic, and it says I’m here.” Tuleh designer on the coat Samantha wore on her way to her first chemotherapy appointment (here but not for long)
“Samantha wore one of his suits in one memorable scene in which she was performing oral sex on another woman, but that suit was not a major hit at retail”. WWD (funny about that!)
“I’m glad the show is over, it was becoming too much, People would stop me all the time, saying, ‘Manolo, Manolo, Hi ” Manolo Blahnik to WWD (better than saying Jimmy)
“Sex and the City’ made women all across the world feel comfortable in not being able to pay the rent this month, but still getting those shoes,” Michael Kors (sooo comfortable)
“The last episode where she trudges around Paris in a fur muff and an old Dior bag will have an impact” Bendels on trudging in the best possible way.
“Grown fashionistas wept as Ford took his final bow under a shower of pale pink rose petals, hailing the winter 2004 collection as “a masterpiece.” UK Telegraph
“I was living so fast and doing so many wonderful things that I just wasn’t feeling” Tom Ford on his life at Gucci (but that feels good non?).
“I wanted to go back and revisit certain elements at Gucci but also to think — what were the iconic moments of my life?”(Sex.Tom Sex)
“Right now — you may think I’m insane — I’m thinking of Saint Laurent.” Tom Ford after Gucci
“Some good jokes have come out of it” Joan Rivers on her husbands suicide “I like to say he died when we were making love and I took the bag off my head:” (that’s one way to look at it)
“One of your favourite hobbies is reversing the aging process. You’ve been 65 for the last 10 years”’ George Wayne to Joan Rivers
“No that’s not true it’s been 12 years” Joan’s reply
“You know those people who buy from a thrift store and wear it like couture? I wear couture and it looks like I got it from a thrift store.” Rachel Griffith (You said it)
“Sex and the City’ caused the streets of New York to be deserted. It reminds me of when Victor Hugo died and everyone in France wore black” Simon Doonan to WWD (yes both cultural icons)
Under the Tuscan Sun (from the book by Frances Mayes)
How could a book so good be made into a movie so bad? And how can a bad movie have such a good role for Diane Lane? She is really the only good thing in this bad de la bad movie. Bless her, she tries so hard to make it real. But a fabulous house in Tuscany or not but how can you give it your best when you’re wearing white socks, loafers and high waisted baggy jeans? And that’s the good news! This movie is nothing at all like the book (if you don’t know the book then keep subscribing: you need help). Please explain the following:
Exhibit A: What was an old Asian/American pregnant dyke doing there?? Good God!
Exhibit B. Who was that awful old English creature swanning around in outrageously shocking 50’s hats dishing out clichés? Zany!
Exhibit C. What was the bit about the gay tour of Tuscany? It’s like Queer Eye goes to Italy without the quips by Carson and no extreme makeover (very extreme).
Need I go on? Probably worth seeing just to see how bad it is. OK, the shots of Tuscany, the fabulous house and the scenes of Positano are gorgeous and make you want to buy a house in Italy and write a book about it…
Directed, produced and written by Audrey Wells. Remember that name and never see a film by her again (Except “The truth about cats and dogs” that was good)
With all this pouring rain around you’d have to agree that the item du jour has to be a trench coat. (I’m obsessed) Why? Because they’re fashionable AND practical. (Make the most of this trend it might not happen again!) So scroll through the past FiFi fashion sections and get cracking for some which are cheap but chic (see FiFi Report 26). But THE most important accessory in these wet and rainy days is a little something to toss in the Birken when you don’t need it. Yes, a light foldable umbrella. Don’t struggle with those big ones unless you have a driver. The best one is ever so light, very small and in all sorts of colours and prints (ditch boring black) in KMart $18 or at Gowings $19.95.
It’s trend that been around for a couple of seasons and it just gets hotter: it’s the slogan/logo T-shirt. It’s just a cool way to look cool, a way to look um, er, young without resorting to shocking 80’s fluoro mini skirts. A slogan T-shirt breaks up the seriousness of chic dressing, looks great with jeans, your black pencil skirt and under a Chanel jacket. It says, “just because I’ve got a Kelly bag doesn’t mean I can’t have an irreverent edgy look” (Good idea: get that on a T-shirt). It’s throwaway chic at its best. So go to FCUK for T-shirts that say “Me Me Me” (that’s enough about?) and ”if you love something set it free and if it doesn’t come back who gives a FCUK!” mmm $39 or go to Kmart for all sorts of T-shirts: Betty Boo, Felix the cat, Mighty mouse, Cat in the hat and Popeye $10. Just Jeans have Mickey Mouse ones on sale $29.95, Wayne Cooper has a cool Mick Jagger/Stones one in black or white $75, Morrissey have some with Je t’aime for $49 and don’t forget about Supre, General Pants (Emily the Strange) and Wheels and Doll Baby for ones with “Fuck off I’m with the band” $39! Outrageous
I know it’s easy to get obsessed by your look of your feet but I’ve given up on all the other areas of my body and there’s still some hope from the ankle down! And it IS summer so you may as well show off your best feature before they’re hidden again. Which is why you want to keep those heels soft and buffed and why you need the Du’it heel balm. The blurb says, “Formulated for the most difficult cases of rough, dry, cracked and hard thickened skin on heels, hands, fingertips, elbows, knees, feet or any part of the body where dryness and flakiness occurs.” Crickey! Where else are they thinking? Mmm I’ll just stick to my feet and hands… $12.95 at most chemists.
“ON A DELICATE carpet of pink rose petals, Tom Ford delivered his last ever collection for Gucci last night before a cheering crowd of 1,500 - and what a spectacular one it was. Roses aside, the grand master of branding presented a series of flashback outfits from his 10-year run” Vogue UK
And more..“These were gorgeous clothes. Commercial clothes. Clothes with character, bravado, history. These were not team clothes. Only a singular, confident vision could, under unimaginable pressure, deliver a collection so focused and bold in its allure, one that flaunted its relationship to the past yet looked breath-stopping, gotta-have-it, second-mortgage brand new” from WWD
Milan Fashion Week is coinciding with the Oscars ( disaster!) so there are no celebrities in the front row. Giorgio Armani only had Sophia Loren (whose claim to fame is a phone TV ad with a dog).
A Tribute to Scavullo an exhibition dedicated to the late photographer opened at the Carla Sozzani gallery, Corso Como 10, in Milan. Sozzani has also curated a comprehensive Cardin retrospective “Pierre Cardin, The 60’s and 70’s”
The windows at the Gucci boutique on via Montenapoleone, feature a greatest-hits display of Gucci outfits during Ford’s reign and a backdrop of black-and-white wallpaper with the caption “Tom Ford for Gucci” in repetition.
The Prada show was given rave reviews: Masterful! She is in a league of her own” IHT.
A new Prada accessories store has opened on Via della Spiga with bags, shoes, a made-to-order service and a video showing the steps of tie dying.(Fascinating)
Dolce and Gabbana’s Martini bar has become a Milan hot spot.
London stylist Katy England and photographer Nick Knight have teamed up to create Liberty’s spring windows and have installed webcams where shoppers take a picture of themselves. The images are being printed out daily to become an exhibition.
Sigerson Morrison are doing a cheaper range of shoes called Belle.
The Victoria Room in Darlinghurst got a write up in March Vanity Fair ( so international!)
Marc Jacobs has a line of Warhol-esque T-shirts featuring the face of Hilary Clinton selling at Manhattan boutique and the ‘Friends of Hillary’ website.
Quintessentially Magazine, a spin-off from the high-end Quintessentially concierge service hits newsstands in the UK and the U.S.
How did I end up finding this? Who knows but this is the funniest thing I have seen all year! Hilarious! “Here, you will find the leader of the free world posed in a variety of ancient positions” Yes, here are photos of a George Bush doll (yes doll) in full military battle dress doing Yoga poses…who thinks of such things? (Wish I did!) God Bless America!
Tempted to burn all those old Valentines Day cards? And what do you do with all those old magazines, laptops, last season’s bags and any other rubbish? Go to this website by Planet Ark, enter your Postcode, Council Name or Suburb and you can see what can be recycled in your area. This week you can find out where to recycle greeting cards and where to send old toners (not cleansers) and cartridges. And if you want to know what to do with that old Gucci bag call me….
Nicole and Lenny Kravitz have rekindled their romance.
Jared Leto from the band 30 Seconds To Mars is Angelina Jolie’s new love. (She’s from there).
David Gest is to marry Diana Ross (He is too). They fell in love when Gest offered Ross a shoulder to cry on following her recent arrest for drink driving. (Sooo romantic).
Julia Roberts says she won’t be happy until she has one “in her arms within a year no matter what” No not a Birken bag….a baby.
Jack Osborne’s girlfriend, Kimberly Stewart (daughter of Rod), has given him her old breast implants as a present, which he has hung proudly in a glass case “She gave me her boobs and I framed them.”(Nuf said)
Armani’s new world ambassador, Eugenia Silva is both a model and a law student, “I carry my law books wherever I go. They’re very heavy.” (You’re supposed to read them).
The daughter of Lisa Marie Presley, Riley Keough, will model exclusively in the D&G and Dolce & Gabbana shows and has been undergoing intensive runway lessons (it’s hard to learn to walk).
Elle’s Gilles Bensimon turns 60 this week, and Angela Missoni hosted a party in his honor at the Missoni headquarters, born on 28 Feb he’s really only 14.
Gwyneth is set to record a hip-hop track with her husband Chris Martin.
Sarah Ferguson has been offered a role in Joey, the forthcoming Friends spin-off (give up. give up!)
Uma and Ethan are getting a divorce.
Bobby Brown is back in jail for violating his probation on a prior drunken driving conviction.( maybe he should marry Liza Minelli)
Lily Cole was hailed as “the new Kate Moss” at London fashion week
Touching the Void:<i>The Harrowing First-Person Account of One Man’s Miraculous Survival by Joe Simpson
Better read this before the movie comes out! (Soon). Even if the closest you get to perring into a crevasse is looking in the mirror, you’ll love reading about this amazing adventure. It’s the true story of Joe Simpson and his climbing partner, Simon Yates “who had just reached the top of a 21,000-foot peak in the Andes when Simpson plunged off the vertical face of an ice ledge, breaking his leg. Yates tries to lower his friend to safety but is forced to cut the rope before he’s pulled to his own death. Joe Simpson’s harrowing account wrestles with bravery, friendship, physical endurance, the code of the mountains, and the will to live. An epic tale of fear, suffering, and survival; a poignant testament to unshakable courage and friendship” So there! (Like surviving fashion week) Dymocks $24.95
The Christmas List:
Down and Dirty Pictures : Miramax, Sundance, and the Rise of Independent Film by Peter Biskind
It’s the Oscars and no better time to get into a bit of Hollywood reading and let’s face it anything called ‘Down and Dirty’ has got to be good! Released in January this is the new book from the author of Easy Riders, Raging Bulls. It’s about The Weinstein Brothers (Harvey and Bob) and Robert Redford “Biskind brilliantly covers their career hits, from the high-profile acquisition of Steven Soderbergh’s Sex, Lies and Videotape through back stories for Cinema Paradiso, Good Will Hunting and Chicago to brutal clashes with Martin Scorsese over Gangs of New York. And Quentin Tarantino’s lust for stardom, Billy Bob Thornton’s “ornery, stick-to-your-guns” personality and Ben Affleck’s frustration about being underpaid are just a few of the other mesmerizing elements Biskind includes” Perfect! Bring it on!
Target: There are a few peacoats left in a longer version on sale in wool Melton for about $60. Also check out the outrageously cheap but chic choc brown or caramel cord fitted blazers for – wait for it- $29 What the? Italian Vogue is cheaper.
Myer: Check out the ‘Basque’ dark navy velvet trench $229; the Karen Walker here is chic with lots of cute dresses a la Audrey Hepburn.
Miss Shop: Buy the Lanvin style black, wool Melton coat, it’s double breasted and very fitted through the waist, 50’s style and now reduced to about $180. It was a toss up as the cheap but chic must have of the week. Also check out the white T shirt with a very Balenciaga insignia crown on the front in black $24. Cool. Also check out the cute dresses here for cheap but chic evening wear.In the shoe department check out the choc brown suede boots by Sandler…don’t turn up your nose like that these are chic but cheap. They are long boots with a pointy toe and a thin high heel but somehow look right $139. Outrageous
Supre: check out the cute empire smock top in cotton jersey with shoe string straps – the new T shirt top - here in black and grey silver $30. Handy under jackets.
Witchery: Love the black ruffle /velvet trim sheer sleeveless Victorian blouse $99; the black trench, of course, is a great buy in heavy cotton with black metallic buttons as reported last week. Wear it with anything, throw over an LBD; a pretty floral dress in summer , wear it weekends with jeans , wear it summer autumn, winter, spring, it’s a winner $299. Very Balenciaga. Buy the double belt here, wide with a front buckle in black or tan $169. The choc brown velvet shorts are here to be bought $89; the little cream cami looks very Prada style $69; the floppy 70’s hat is cool $79. Check out the navy cotton blazer $129; the very good, long pencil skirt $89 and the cute chiffon s/s round neck chiffon shirt with satin piping $99.
Mollini: Their snazzy platforms keep selling like hot cakes. Buy the cute marc Jacobs style pointy metallic flats $128 and the round toe cuffed boots $268 with a fine heel
Wittner shoes: rather like the wedge boots here with a pointy toe in choc suede or black $199. There are some cool black suede round toe boots here too with some ribbon lacing around the ankle $229
Diva: love the long long necklaces here. They are so many to choose from in brass and gold and they are fab prices. Also go for the cute chunky rings about $8.
Nine West: there are too many pointy toe shoes here. But buy the new ballets flats with a tie in white, black or camel $139 and the very glamorous for evening flocked velvet wedges with sling backs and a jeweled brooch toe $149. In the boot department you may buy pointy ones if you so desire. I like the burgundy ones here for a change from black $329 and the pointy black wedge boots too $329
Cue: There are always great buys here. Fashion Police in Good Living reported on it this week but here at FiFi HQ we have known for years that Cue should be renamed Mui Mui. So what’s new? Buy the cute bleu and white stripe knit T shirts with a thin red trim $95 (long and short sleeves); the green pencil skirt $149; the divine red chiffon, empire, cap sleeve dress with a little belt $219 is a winner ; the navy V neck ruched front fine knit $119 and the button thro chiffon tie back black blouse $159. Love the sleeveless shift dress in black and white tweed, handy for work/races/ $199 and will look great with boots or a chunky shoe. Buy the divine empire navy and black stripe long sleeve T with a scoop neck $149 and wear it under everything. The brown leaf chiffon 40’s style dress with a cap sleeve and a self belt $239 is pretty and the best wide belts here have just about sold out $79
Just Jeans: I spy a cool red and grey stripe tank $24
Country Road: check out the purple and black print Burberry esque hippie dress in cotton jersey $199 with a V neck and tulip sleeves; the Juicy Couture style velvet hoodies are fab for $89 in a black or navy. The black cotton sateen city shorts are great $120; and so are the black cord peacoats $279. The grey knit military cardigan jacket is a nice alternative jacket for the office $299. Love the necklaces here in horn and wood in black and brown on black ribbon – chic – for evening $49. The sweaters are all here in lots of colours and I like the rib cardigan with a round neck $119. The fur trim black nylon parka is groovy $239. There are ruched round neck sweaters $120, more exciting than a plain sweater, the duffle coat is cute $349 and so is the poncho in a teal V neck $89. The crop short grey V-neck cardigan is chic $139 and I like the wedge boots and the round toe simple heeled classic pumps $159 in black or brown.
David Jones: In the shoe department there are Jadd shoes in metallic with a pointy toe flat and sling backs a la Marc Jacobs (already seen in Mollini) $189 and the cute patent ballet flats $159.
David Lawrence: check out the long, over the bum, 6 button black peacoat with black buttons (not such a military look as brass ones) classic chic $359; and the new version of the Missoni zig zag scarf is in navy and choc brown and is rather a fabulous copy $69. Check out the black and tweed style pencil skirt $169
Max & Co: the best buys here are of course the coats: go for the much reported black and white tweed DB princess coat with pink paisley lining $690; the plain black version; the cute short peacoat with 4 buttons $329; the rib side buttoned sweaters in brown or black $260; the black cord city shorts $240; and the black puffa jacket with hood $585. Buy the cute multi candy stripe knit scarf and the black sequin front pin tuck cotton victoriana blouse $240. The handy black and white tweed pleat skirt is perfect to razz up too many black jackets $345. New is a grey velvet cord military $495 and the grey knit cardigan bolero with a ruffle edge $280.
Myer: check out the purple suede boots with a round toe and lacing up the front by Sigerson Morrison $580; love the Chloe chunky platform sandals with tan leather and brass trim $900;
Bettina Liano: check out the cotton military DB peacoat in black, stone or dark navy $569; the denim frill mini dress $269; the skinny capri jeans with white stitching $220 and the divine organza ruffle front blouse in now reduced to $195. Marvelous. Check out the red ruffle front mini dress is sexy for those with the legs $319; the navy and white stripe V neck tank $135; and the detachable fur trim black and white tweed peacoat $579. The ruffle front, pearl button dress with raw edges is very pretty and for you $399. The white ruffle front blouse is cool $275 and so are the perfect skinny crop black pants $379.
Marcs: check out the cute black wool melton wrap skirt with buckles around the hips like a kilt $150 and the choc brown narrow cotton pants $160.
Morrissey : check out the crop tiny denim jacket $149 and the purple chiffon hippie full sleeve V neck flared dresses $399.
Bally: Love the boots here. Check out the choc brown suede knee high boots with horsebit buckle on the leg $1050; the plain black matt leather boots with a round toe and white stitching $1050; and the sexy mama black shiny pointy toe ones, very 80’s with silver buttons and hardware $1050. In the bags buy the caramel suede slouch bag with a signature stripe also in brown $795 and the big black slouch with the black and white signature stripe and silver hardware is delicious $950; the cute choc leather square handbag with gold hardware is very ladylike and perfect for work or for dinners with George Clooney $1450. Buy the choc brown double D bag $950 and the big oversized tote in black with white stitching $1250. Also Bally are bringing in more of their clothing range - thank the lord and the best buy has to be the black rib button through V neck sweater with divine big tulip sleeves $395. A must buy also in cream. Also check out their cute gold stamped white T shirts $195
Ralph Lauren: Check out the classic oatmeal knit poloneck chunky sweater $$ the oatmeal grey knit singlet $79 and the grey cable knit scarf $169. There is a purple, sleeveless, silk, pussy bow secretary blouse $299 and some classic grey man style pants $399. Love the choc brown poloneck sweater $399 for those weekends away. Check out the stone double breasted trench coat with detachable lining $1295.
Weekend MaxMara; Check out the DB trench in stone $1115; the ffunky orange weekend away knit $320; the black velvet hippie skirt $450; and the fitted black velvet jacket $870. Love the black Victoriana jersey paneled high collar top $380. The red cherry watermelon princess coat in wool melton is adorable for the races $1060 and so is the flattering black flippy paneled skirt $385. Love the faux fur reversible chubby jacket $595. There is some chic red, black and white stripe T’s also in a black version $195. And there is a sale rack with a fab black wool wrap skirt now $248 – cheaper than Witchery! - and some cool tops. Sensational.
Cue: Have done the best copy of the Y Yohji knit top that I was looking everywhere for last year! A groovy black stretch knit zip top with white stripes down the arm, it’s cool you should buy it! $89
FCUK: Have the cutest white (or pink) T-shirt with puff sleeves $49, nice zip through hoodie in stretch wool $99, and lots of those slogan T- shirts….Witchery: have some new shoes in satin, slingback 40’s style with huge jewell brooches, very chic $189, some sleek flat sandals in moc croc $129, and lots of very boring casual wear that you should have bought by now.
Kookai: have copied the Gucci horse bit bag in red and lots of other colours $79.There’s a chic burgundy clutch bag with white stitching $49, and they have some extra long singlets (so you don’t have to do a Britney) that are in lots of colours $29. Cool plus some groovy narrow jeans $179.Veronika Maine has also done a realy great white knit T-shirt with chiffon puff sleeves $109, George have done some quite fab paisley fringed scarves (viscose) $35, Events have done a cool zip front black leather biker jacket $449, Just Jeans have done a black wool peacoat $120! David Lawrence: Have a chic tweed brown belted coat $325, and the most fabulous very-marc-Jacobs sequin and chiffon scarf that you should buy (dress up those slogan T-shirts and jeans!) $129, a funky knit ribbed poncho in black or brown $149, and a tweed double breasted skirt (if you now what I mean?) $229
Max and Co: have a cute cream or black zip blouson jacket $665, black and red stripe sleeveless knit top with tie front very cute $290 (and other colours), a gorgeous black peacoat $520, a chic knit polo neck with buttons along neck $325, a sheer sequin trim dress $510 and a must have buy now black and white tweed A line skirt with sequins along the hem: I love it! Also in brown $420.Check out the track pants $280, and gorgeous sheer ribbed knit in lots of colours $170 (bargain!) and a grey wrap wool melton skirt kilt style $240.
CK Jeans: have a gorgeous double-breasted coat with pockets $800.
Polo Ralph Lauren: have some classic black and white stripe singlets $129, a classic trench coat (unbelted) $599, and if you’re having a very tweedie school marm moment a la Prada get the green knit argyle vest $349.
Scanlan & Theodore: I know. I can’t keep away but how can you when they bring in more and more divine things…like a very groovy shrug in multi stripe top with a scarf attached $280, black fitted jersey double breasted chic coat $650, an amazing cropped bolero leather jacket $1200, hot pink chiffon wrap top with diamante trim $450, choc brown pleated lace trim Singlet $224, a divine 20’s floral dress $800 and gorgeous chiffon tops $280.the list goes on…check out their shoes too.
Lisa Ho: Has some gorgeous winter stock in store. A black satin trench $750, a tweed version $878, a beautiful black must be cashmere at this price coat $1585, some very groovy grey sweat shirts with sequins on the shoulder $155, diamante trim T shirts $323,and you can’t go past all that great evening dresses….
Max Mara: Have the most beautiful classic winter collection: Check out the absolutely divine croc stamped leather biker jacket $thousands! The gorgeous long black military style coat $2170, the amazing goat’s fur lined nylon belted parka $3950, a fab moc croc doctors bag $995.Buy the fab black wool cashmere tulip skirt $380, the black chiffon sleeveless top $315.You want the cream chunky polo neck $420, the oatmeal zip front sweater $615 and the gorgeous brown tweed skirt $420.
Belinda Paddington arts and crafts store (that’s what I call it) has: lots of new winter stock by lots of relatively unknown designers. Check out the Sophie Baker cashmere knits in pretty colours $595,the Anne Thomas wool cashmere V neck knits $295, groovy language L/S panelled and appliqué T shirts $176,and the fab 50’s vintage dresses $295.Theres some cool Sandra Thom boleros made from 30’s vintage fabrics $800! Cute embroidered and appliquéd skirts from just in case, some cool striped scarves $225 and some reasonably priced bags by Loxwood $295 (cheap!).
Belinda Accessories: Here is never ending shelves of gorgeous Marc and Marc Jacobs shoes and more! You want the mouse shoe of course (first reported FiFi # 21) the fab flats in blue $525, the yellow, red or blue heart print kitten heels $485.Check out the Vanessa Bruno big black roomy bags, the Abro bags in tan leather $415,the Abro red patent bag $315 and the outrageous silver lurex sparkle Olivia Morris shoes $795.
Christensen Copenhagen: Still waiting on the new stock so check out the sale but there is some new pieces from Gharani Strok such as a cool pink and green print jersey top $675 and an amazing pastel green chiffon evening dress $2000.
Spaghetti with Tuna, Onions and Capers.
This absolutely delicious recipe was first spotted in the book Maggie’s Farm, reworked by Nigella in UK Vogue and then the short cut version was adapted by Donna Hay. And now everyone has been begging for the FiFi version! (The trick is the preserved lemon…)
1 pack of angel hair pasta
100ml olive oil
1 large red onion roughly chopped and it has to be red because it’s prettier.
Juice of 1 lemon or more
¼ of a preserved lemon finely chopped and rinsed
3 tabs of capers
Bunch of rocket
½ Tuna steak per person chopped into small chunks
Garlic finely chopped
A sprinkle of dried chili (or more if you like it hot!)
A tiny ½ teasp on Truffle oil (if you have it)
Heaps of organic hand harvested French salt and pepper
·Heat the water for the pasta and get it cooking
·Heat the olive oil and truffle oil in a fry pan and throw in the onion, garlic and chili
·Let it sweat. Oh yeah baby let it sweat (which means put it on low heat and let them cook slowly so they get soft and juicy as opposed to frying)
·Add the lemon juice and preserved lemon and watch the onion turn a gorgeous pink. Oh soo pretty!
·Add the capers and some rocket and it looks even prettier: all those pinks and greens together!
·Turn down the heat or turn it off and add the tuna and let it sit there to cook ever so slightly .You want the Tuna barely cooked. Don’t turn up your nose. It won’t be raw by the time you’re finished…
·When the pasta is cooked, drain it and toss it in with the Tuna for a minute.
·Toss it all on to a big serving platter and sprinkle on any remaining rocket for a chic de la chic garnish but don’t be prissy with the salt and pepper. Add More.
·Drizzle on more olive oil or lemon juice (moisturizer is so important) if you think it looks too dry.
·Some people think you can put cheese on this. I don’t think so. Don’t invite them again!