Fashion crimes and doin’ time


I officially give up on trying to be fashionable or even comfortable in this country. Here’s my top 10 list of what not to wear in Genova and why:

  1. Mini skirts..why? Because if you plan to get on a scooter to go anywhere you’ll be singing the following tune: “I see London, I see France, and all of Italy can see my underpants”, and…
  2. old women will stare at you and men will ask how much, and…
  3. Genova is a very windy city. Please refer to # 1 and start singing!
  4. Sandals…why? Because you’re not allowed to drive a car wearing open shoes and…
  5. overzealous (aka pushy people) step on the heel as you are entering a train/bus and hence the shoe falls off, and…
  6. those same people then proceed to step on your foot!
  7. High heels…why? Unless your name is Suri Cruise, you lack the proper training required from the age of 3 on how to walk in heels on European sidewalks which are riddled with potholes.
  8. Long skirts…why? Because you will either be asked to clean someone’s windshield or trip over it going up all those damned stairs! and…
  9. you’ll constantly be hiking the thing up to walk over poo on the sidewalk, and…
  10. you’ll look like Lucille Ball (minus the head scarf) mashing grapes with her feet 
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About lmarmstrong66

I'm a blogger, painter, writer, singer. For the love of all things in nature and creativity.
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One Response to Fashion crimes and doin’ time

  1. Sabina says:

    This post is simply wonderful Leah :-)!
    You forgot a point, related to fashion even if not referred to dressing that is:
    11. Completely unuseful to waste money at the hairdresser during our windy winter… 😦 … am I right or not?!

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