Once upon a time, there was a young girl who imagined herself surrounded by soft Italian leathers and dreamy 12-ply cashmere.
Her Fairy godmother Marie Claire granted her wish with an invite to host at Salvatore Ferragamo. She booked her ticket, crammed a 30-day cleanse into one afternoon and fled (whilst insisting her carry-on did indeed fall within the strict TSA size regulations)....
The Somerset Collection in Troy, Michigan is beyond stunning. Imagine what living inside of a Tom Ford bag would feel like. Exclusively luxury shops with nary a Lady Foot Locker nor Aunt Annie's Pretzels seen. Keep that shit outdoors.
We crammed the night before in our hotel bar (how many ppl confirmed? do we have enough magazines? will they listen to my speech?... is this joke even funny???) and learned that our celebrity guest Rhonda Walker, has stolen the hearts of many. Especially Dean, the chatty bartender who sheepishly admitted his crush. Sales would benefit The Rhonda Walker Foundation which mentors girls from 8th grade (when we're nothing but nerves, anxiety, weird elbows and hair growth) through HS graduation. In awe!
My looks arrived, alerting us it was time to play "But What's It Really Supposed To Look Like?"
Fulvio Rigoni went out with a bang! In his final collection for Ferragamo, he boldly embraced orange and royal purples in a variety of hues while maintaining the silent pillars of strength brought to us by greys and black.
The big news in the Vara world in the secret Rainbow inserts! The Vara Bag has been a long standing signature of Ferragamo and now comes in every size imaginable, serving ONLY to make your life easier. And glamorous.
Such a successful night. Never enough time to try on as much as we wanted, especially the bad ass accessories...
As much as we anticipate the latest collection by Paul Andrew -- the superstar footwear designer @ Ferragamo -- saying "arrivederci" to Rigoni will not be easy.
My apprentice and I may not see eye-to-eye when it comes to matching your accessories to your ensemble, but we both agree that nothin' beats a great pair of gloves.
(Its not like I expected Eminem to show up to my event in the motherland of Michigan, it just would have been nice if he would have rsvp'd)