Alessandra was raised to be very worldly, whether intentionally or not.
She was born in Japan where
her parents were living for a few years while her father set up business relations. Then they moved to
Bishops Avenue in London where she remembered playing with girls her age - Saudi princesses - with whom
she would vacation in later years.
For a few years, they lived in Dubai before Dubai the city was a
thought. She cultivated a feeling for beauty and the ideal to stand apart from the simple fact that
women were veiled and they were only distinguished by the glittering accessories.
Diamonds were de
rigeur and the bigger and flashier, the better! These were all manner of accessories, even handbags.