As we gear up for this years Met Gala, and the opening of the Costume Institute exhibition, “Karl Lagerfeld: A Line of Beauty," I reflect on last year's Met Gala where Emily Ratajkowski, otherwise known as Emrata, carried Blumera paired with her vintage Versace look. The beaded dress from the Atelier Versace spring/summer 1992 collection was originally worn by supermodel Yasmeen Ghauri on the runway.
Though my bags have been carried by celebrities to every major award show including the Oscars, Grammys, Emmys, and more, this was a really special moment, and one now that I realize became of seedling for manifestation just 3.5 years earlier!
In late 2018, I was designing and creating Blumera in a small town in Umbria, Italy with amazing artisans who make Gucci, Dior, Dolce & Gabana, Alexander McQueen and other incredible heritage brands including Versace. I had just finished designing a brass piece that my wood bag would hang from. This would serve as the prototype for the next collection which would become the brass carved collection. Looking at the design, I marveled how it reminded me of old school Versace.
Never would I imagine that three and half years later, my bag would be at the Met Gala, carried by super model Emily Ratajkowski wearing vintage Versace, and laying on the table with Donatella Versace.
Stories like this that magically weave together make me feel alive and excited by the mysteries and synchronicities of life. It took me a few moments to see all of the threads so beautifully woven together, but once I saw the fabric of the divine design, I felt such profound gratitude and depth of feeling for this wondrous tapestry of mystical magical alignment.