WHO: AURELIO COSTARELLA
WHAT: FASHION DESIGNER
WHERE: PERTH, WESTERN AUSTRALIA
FFF LOVES… his immaculately constructed evening gowns and exquisitely tailored jackets. FFF believes the addition of at least several of his pieces would cheer up our wardrobes no end.
EAT: Il Bucco, New York, one of my fave Italian restaurants, honest Itailan fare in dishevelled eclectic surroundings… some great nights had here.
EAT: Cream (2/11 Regal Place East Perth WA, Ph 08 9221 0404). Always consistently fabulous food and fun staff. Chef John Meade always delivers.
EAT: Matsuri, New York for sensational Japanese, Love the black cod and the eight grain rice ball.
EAT: Veritas (484 Beaufort St, Highgate, Perth WA, Ph: 08 92279745). Beautiful fresh, clean food. A local within easy walking distance from home.
EAT: Rose Bakery (46 rue des Martyrs, 75009 Paris, Ph: 01 42 82 12 80). A gorgeous little organic bakery with wholesome salads and sweet delights with an English twist.
EAT: Bambini Trust, Sydney – exceptional food, wonderful wine selection – a taste sensation.
EAT: Bar Pitti (268 Avenue of the Americas New York, NY 10014-4721, Ph: +1 212-982-3300). Fast turnaround of tables, fast talking waiters and fabulous fare. It’s ‘the’ neighbourhood haunt filled with fashionable locals.
EAT: Lincolns (104 Lincoln Street, Highgate, Perth WA Ph: 08 9228 1759). A converted corner deli serving great breakfast and coffee and Jack Russell friendly.
STAY/VISIT: Chateau Marmont in Los Angeles. It’s the wondrous setting not the food that entertains, definitely the spot for celebrity watching.
EAT: Becco, Melbourne, Glorious Italian food… never fails to please.
About Aurelio Costarella…
For over twenty years Aurelio (Ray) Costarella has been creating exquisite women’s wear. His designs have been admired and worn by a plethora of international stars and local heroines including Rihanna, Eva Mendes, Dannii Minogue, Rosie Perez, Tina Arena, Mia Maestro, Melissa George, Leelee Sobieski, Dita Von Teese and Sharon Stone. The creative behind Aurelio Costarella (ready-to-wear) and Aurelio Costarella Couture, has always been based in Western Australia and is earning a formidable reputation internationally as he turns his local company into an international luxury brand. He represented Western Australia at G’Day LA last year and showed his collections at New York Fashion Week in 2007 and 2008.