There's usually not much coming in OC's American mailbox and being forwarded to her in Milan that makes Opera Chic particularly homesick -- because all the sample sales here rawk so hard anyway -- but there's the occasional item that makes her nostalgic in a wish-I-was-in-NYC way.
Like the invitation for the new Jürgen Teller show Ukraine @ our dear Lehmann Maupin gallery on West 26th (where the genius of Isabella Tonchi has just been displayed, another very cool thing we missed, but then Tonchi's own adorable store is in OC's Milan neighborhood anyway), it srsly made us sorry we couldn't go. Especially when we learned from a friend that one of the highlights is the image of a Ukrainian model n4ked and slathered in a few kilos of yummy caviar.
We *heart* Jürgen, who also fed Arnold Schwarzenegger to an alligator (see above), so much -- he's Marc Jacob's image guy, and this goes to Jacobs's eternal credit, nevermind his latest antics, not many major designers since the great Moschino's passing would trust a gleeful iconoclast like Teller to do their campaigns. Teller is the perfect man to make you cool because he hates the slick fashion images that are everywhere, and OC dares to say he's the only photographer who can possibly shoot la Pregka Trebka. Because since the news of Anna Netrebko -- from now on, until the birth of the baby, "Pregs Trebs" -- pregnancy, many of our readers have been hoping for (link Not Safe For Work) a Demi Moore cover (link NSFW). After all, everybody in the pop skankeuse business, from Britney (ugh) to Xtina (eeew), has been doing that kind of cover, and our dear Anna is much more entitled to show off than those other girls. She can also sing unamplified. Also, her boi is hawt, unlike Britney's freak and Xtina's furball. (And frankly, she chose an Austrian tabloid magazine to break the news of her out-of-wedlock pregnancy, not exactly Granta or Lingua Franca -- or, like, her own or Schrott's official website -- so it's not like you haven't already chosen to go downmarket, rite?).