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Sick to My Stomach

Rodger explains how sick he actually was on the way to Milan Fashion Week.

I have never been to a Milan Fashion Week, and from what I heard before I went, it seemed like the orphaned stepchild of Paris and New York.  So, I wasn’t expecting much from the shows and was more excited to have some great Italian food. Well, I got this crazy stomach flu the morning of our flight from London and after several trips to the British Airways lounge, I managed to board the plane nauseous, white, and shaking from chills.  My stomach managed to chill out after a couple of days, but it put a serious dent in my Milan food tour.

Luckily, everything I heard about Milan Fashion Week was wrong, and I absolutely LOVED the shows there. Maybe it’s because I love women that I enjoyed them so much because the Italian designers are all about making women look sexy and they are masters of the art form. Major highlights included Dolce and Gabanna, Ferragamo, Versace, and Gucci, but the standout show for me was Pucci. The grand palatial setting, gorgeous models, and beautiful clothes combined for a mind-blowing show.

Finally, it was time to get back to L.A. after travelling for over three weeks, and it was great to be back. Unfortunately, we went right back into Oscar mayhem, and I just couldn’t mentally handle it. I just needed to unwind after a long trip and get back to a normal routine, and during Oscar season that’s just not possible. Suffice it to say that I got a little “cranky."

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