Took an early flight to Rome with Yuri yesterday and after a long ass day in Rome we flew back to Rimini at 10pm and went straight to a cooking class in Riccione. I didn’t get home until 2am- tipsy & full! 😉 We had lots of fun… but also had work to accomplish. Once we arrived we went to visit some of the stores that carry our brand Happiness in Rome. With one store owner in particular (Nika Nika) we are creating a new HAPPINESS CORNER within her new store opening in 2 weeks! We had to go and set up the corner yesterday and then on Monday I am back in Rome to merchandise everything. Another main reason we went to Rome was to speak to the very wonderful Alessia Marcuzzi & Francesco Facchinetti in which we had a meeting at their house to discuss designing a collection with her. They are both very famous TV conductors that host the biggest shows in Italy; The Big Brother & X-Factor. The meeting turned out to be very successful and they were both so very sweet. We spoke in English the whole time and discussed everything from L.A., London, music, fashion, babies, work, and all. It was as if we all knew each other for many years. Yesterday we met a lot of “VIP” as they call them in Italy- more like soccer players, tv personalities, etc. but Alessia & Francesco are both far more successful and ironically the most humble than any Italian “VIP” I have met so far. Rock ON! <3 E.
PS- If you wanted to see pictures of any “VIP”, sorry but I just cannot bring myself to take any of them. Remember I am from Los Angeles…. I don’t get fazed by even very big celebs. They shop at my stores and wear my brand… I appreciate them as normal people… the way it should be. Everyone experiences life, death, struggles, and Happiness… we are all the same at the end of the day.