Nello Balan, the Ophidian-necked restaurateur, loaned a $1,000 "leather, limited-edition Jean Paul Gaultier" umbrella to a model friend of his named Le Call. Le Call, a model who has made a habit of receiving goods from kinda pathetic figures in the restaurant industry, refused to give the umbrella back. This made Nello very mad so he drafted a note to Le Call which "somehow" appeared in Page Six today.

I offered it to you because it was raining because I am a gentleman and I thought you are a lady. You called yourself an asshole! may be true.... Stop behaving like a boulevardier [street person] and a petite voleuse [petty thief]. You don't give me the umbrella, I sue you.

According to, boulevardier is "a sophisticated, worldly, and socially active man; a man who frequents fashionable places; a man-about-town," so that's a weird thing to tell someone to stop being! (Babelfish renders it in English as "boulevardier.")

"La petite voleuse," on the other hand, is justly used to refer to the great 80s film of that name, which has as its star an adorable young Charlotte Gainsbourg.

Model Rains on Nello Umbrello [NYP]