Trapani is not exactly a vibrant and bustling town, but during Carnival it livens up. There are costume parties everywhere...Church groups, parish recreation centers, trattorie, hotels, parks and piazzas. Here are some pictures of a typical Festa di Carnevale. It took place yesterday at the Giardino Eden, the most popular banquet hall in town.
First, though, I would like to introduce our Sicilian Prince "Almost" Charming:) Carmelo is a children's party animator for the Don Bosco Salesian recreation center. The caption on his costume reads PRINCIPE QUASI AZZURRO ( Prince "Almost" Charming). I thought it was so funny. It's nice to see a guy with a sense of humor, and who doesn't mind making fun of himself.
The famous CHIACCHIERE (the word can also mean "gossip"...the favorite Sicilian pastime:)
Casanova is the name I've given to a horse who has stolen my heart. He is so cute and follows me around everytime I pass by to go to the supermarket, because he knows I'm going to give him carrots. However, I caught him flirting with other women, hence the name "CASANOVA".
Casanova è un amore di cavallo che vedo ogni giorno andando al supermercato. Mi segue sempre perché vuole le sue carote. Siccome l'ho visto seguire anche altre donne, gli ho dato il nome CASANOVA.
Look how forcefully Casanova is trying to get the carrot out of my hand. He's angry and jealous that instead of paying attention to him, I am concentrating on the camera. Don't all divas:) )
I'm gonna wash that man right out of my hair, and send him on his way....
That's what Mitzi Gaynor sang in South Pacific, to forget Italian heartbreaker Rossano Brazzi. Well, it didn't work too well did it? Here is a foolproof method...change your hairstyle! Brand new hairstyle, brand new outlook, brand new life! And that man is as good as forgotten:) HAPPY CARNIVAL!
Nel film South Pacific, Mitzi Gaynor cantava una canzone che diceva pressoché, mi laverò i capelli e mi toglierò quell'uomo (Rossano Brazzi) dalla mente. Veramente, non funzionò molto. Io invece ho un altro metodo...cambiare colore dei capelli. E vedrete come quell'uomo sarà bell'e dimenticato. Nuovo stile, nuova vita:) BUON CARNEVALE!
Short skirt TERRANOVA
Leggings PIAZZA ITALIA
As many of you know, my daughter, Sayaka Alessandra www.sayakaalessandraofficial.com, is obsessed with Elvis, he is her idol. In fact thanks to a cover of Elvis (Baby Let's Play House) Sayaka became an international web celebrity on Youtube. Well, for Christmas she gave me this gorgeous Elvis Cap from www.freddiesofpinewood.co.uk Elvis wore it in 1956