THE DAY I MET RALPH RUCCI & FRANCO SARTOTuesday, April 15, 2014
Oh you know....just another Friday hanging out with Italian Shoe Designer Franco Sarto and Couture Fashion Designer Ralph Rucci...typical day.....NOT!!! So how did this amazing day happen? Well first I have to thank my company for allowing us to work the fabulous 9/80 schedule. Basically you work 9 hour days instead of 8 and receive every other Friday off! Amazing right? On this particular Friday off I decided to roam around the Galleria after my morning Hypoxi session. Starting at Neiman Marcus there was a meet and greet with Designer Ralph Rucci. Ralph Rucci is the designer behind the label Chado Ralph Rucci. Not only is Ralph Rucci an amazing designer, receiving notable fashion awards and having his clothes in museum exhibits, but he's very suave! I was pretty embarrassed going up to him to take a picture dressed in "errand clothing" but I had to meet him. I apologized for my appearance and he said "I looked fine". Yay! Ralph Rucci wasn't offended by me! After meeting the designer, who promptly placed me on his right for the photo (Everyone has a side), I browsed his collection. Let's just say if I was rich.....
After mingling with some of the Ralph Rucci Trunk Show guests and drooling over clothes I could only hope to one day be able to afford, I headed over to Nordstrom to shop their plus-size department. I was looking for an outfit for my photoshoot with Jay Marroquin the next day and lo and behold, entering Nordstrom I was greeted by Franco Sarto! I own a bunch of Franco Sarto shoes. Not only are they chic & comfortable, they are affordable. The meet and greet with Franco Sarto was aweseome. My girl DJ IllSet was keeping everything upbeat with her tunes, Models walked around in Franco Sarto, they had Franco Sarto shoe cookies and yummy Pellegrino fruit drinks. When meeting Franco we were able to pick out one of his sketches and he autographed it right there. I have to say I had a hard time picking out which shoe design I wanted. I ended up picking the sketch of the blue 'Salito' sandal. Franco Sarto's team even framed the autographed sketch for us. It will definitely be added to my Fashion wall at home. After taking a picture with Franco, I browsed his latest collection and purchased the Salito pump in black, and entered the raffle to win a FREE pair of Franco Sarto shoes.....and guess what? I WON! Yeppers! I won the raffle! I picked out the 'Amplify' flat!
RALPH RUCCI TRUNK SHOW
SHOP FRANCO SARTO