Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Gattinoni Couture

Entrance to the Palace

Reflecting on our lives, it’s those rare spectacular moments that become imprinted in our memories for the rest of our lives. Just this Monday, July 12th 2010 was one of those spectacular moments for me.

It was my birthday which is already a very special event for me. I usually celebrate my birthday by giving to others in some way. Guillermo Mariotto, Director of fashion design at Gattinoni gave me the responsibility of designing the decorations for his Fall/Winter 2010 Show, an honor that many floral designers would pay for but he offered to pay me. The Show was held at a royal palace constructed in the 1600’s. Decorating a venue of this type not only requires special attention to design but also of handling tools and mounting methods as not to damage any part of the incredible works of art of this historical monument. It was such an emotional experience to see my work in such regal surroundings.

The icing on my birthday cake that evening was the attendance of American Ambassador Ertharin Cousin. To have such an outstanding American woman present in Rome to admire my work was an honor that I will remember the rest of my life.

Full of emotion,