Rossella’s Crib

I thought I’d provide some interior decor tonight for your salivating delectation. For those of you who, like me, didn’t get round to all the DIY projects scheduled for this weekend (or indeed any of them), this will either depress you or make you throw your arms in the air and shout, “That’s what was missing!” as you realize you were playing it too safe and, in fact, urgently need cupcake-shaped cushions before you even contemplate putting up shelves or repainting the bathroom.

My former boss at Moschino, Rossella Jardini, is a certain stylish signora with a homeΒ to behold. She is the current focus of the Legendary Ladies of Milan series on All photos below are from the website and you can read the amusing and fashionable witticisms of Rossella in the interview here.

A taster of one of her house rules:Β Smoking in the house is welcome, including in the closets and bathrooms.Β 

Oo-er. Say no more. Old school radical. Enjoy your visit. Just don’t drop fag ash on Charlie, the King Charles… JJ_RossellaJardini_03_0203 JJ_RossellaJardini_02_0129-640x6402014-12-17-12.07.092-640x640 2014-12-17-11.37.401-640x640 2014-12-17-11.25.452-640x640 Rossella-Jardini-232-640x640 Rossella-Jardini-228-640x640 Rossella-Jardini-223-640x640 Rossella-Jardini-202-640x640 JJ_RossellaJardini_05_0260 JJ_RossellaJardini_03_0195-640x640JJ_RossellaJardini_04_0234 JJ_RossellaJardini_06_0323-640x640 JJ_RossellaJardini_07_0356Rossella-Jardini-220-640x6402014-12-17-12.30.55-640x6402014-12-17-11.48.40-640x6402014-12-17-11.09.56-2-640x640My novel set in the stylish environs of Milan’s fashion industry is available. You can buy Silk for the Feed Dogs here.


  1. The photo in the bathroom and old school radical says it all. Great post.

  2. Gah!!! I could have looked through 100 more of these photos- I just love the richness and the depth!

  3. πŸ™‚ Hahaha, smoking in the home is real old school and why not? I don’t have to live there. But I like people who stick to what they say!
    Great pictures! I agree with The Fashion Huntress: could have looked through lots more πŸ™‚
    A very HAPPY week to you! πŸ™‚

  4. Do you think I could find a pouf in the shape of a Hershey’s Kiss? πŸ™‚

    • You wouldn’t name Hersheys to me if you know how much I have been ranting against them this week for their attempts to block the import of my beloved Cadbury’s! Bereft. %-*

      • Ohhh! I when I saw your comment, I thought “Cadbury’s issue” immediately. XO
        I love the Fruit & Nut and I know there are some flavors that have not traveled over the pond. Hersey’s chocolate is just different than Cadbury’s. I believe you like what you grew up with…I was desperate for a stupid Hersey’s bar when living in Europe.

  5. Jackie help! Could you please slap my finger away from the scroll button of the mouse? I can’t seem to stop scrolling back and forth. And thank you for the intro to LaDoubleJ (now I have to do more scrolling… I’m doooomed) πŸ˜€

  6. So this is Rossella? She looks very intimidating and I recall you said she was more approachable compared to some of your other employers! Eek! She looks like she’d kill you stone dead with a glance. Would love to read the other interviews too. She’s fabulous.

  7. I thought you were joking about the cupcake cushion until I scrolled – love it but my pick of the bunch is (as you have already guessed) the ‘nib’ chair; oh the poetry my poetic ass could produce on that! Rossella has delightful taste if you forgive the bejeweled bathrobe (hangover?) and we actually share a compulsion about a properly knotted bow tie. Don’t tell her that though, she might visit and gift me a couch. Thanks for the introduction Jackie πŸ™‚

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