Bag Lady, Rome

September 28, 2013

Bag Lady in Rome, copyright Jann Huizenga

How is it that Roman women look so chic and carefree, no matter what they’re doing? Hauling babies, schlepping bags, riding bikes–all at the same time.

I guess it’s that Italian thing called sprezzatura, defined by Castiglione in The Book of the Courtier asΒ “a certain nonchalance, so as to conceal all art and make whatever one does or says appear to be without effort and almost without any thought about it”.


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