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OFF DUTY: Joining Italian actresses Violante Placido and Fiammetta Cicogna in the front row at the Emporio Armani show was Mary Charteris, fresh from her honeymoon with Robbie Furze of rock band The Big Pink. Following their wedding on Sept. 1 — which drew guests including the bride’s aunt Daphne Guinness, Poppy Delevingne, Florence Welch, Lily Allen, Jerry Hall and Georgia May Jagger — the couple spent time in Santorini in Greece, and then headed to a friend’s house in the south of France.
“It was nice to be around our friends, because for our wedding we were so surrounded by our favorite people in the whole world, and then suddenly being on our own in Greece was a bit of a shell shock,” she confessed. Still, Charteris has coasted into married life.
“Weirdly, it doesn’t feel very different at all. I feel like I’ve been married to Robbie since the day I met him, pretty much. I wanted there to be this big weird change, but I think he feels the change more than I do,” she said. Now it’s back to work. In addition to DJing at various fashion parties, Charteris is attending the Milan shows as fashion editor at large for Lula magazine.
Fencer Andrea Cassarà, on the other hand, has been taking it easy since winning a gold medal at the London Olympics in the men’s team foil event. After taking his girlfriend on vacation to the island of Spetses in Greece, he is slowly gearing up for a return to competition, starting with the men’s foil World Cup in Paris in January.
Even off duty, the 6-foot, 4-inch tall athlete has to stick to a draconian diet that forbids him from indulging in most Italian food. “It’s very difficult, because I love pizza, and ice cream, too, but I have one day off and I can eat what I want,” Cassarà said with a grin.