I had the great opportunity to attend the Coaturier in Martina Franca in Puglia (“the heel of the boot”), Italy.My wonderful friends at Rossorame, who are responsible for the beautiful HER bag, invited me to attend a three-day conference on the fashion of Puglia - the history and the future.Many don’t know this, but this area of Italy, has a rich and storied history of fashion creation.
CDMX, which is built on a lakebed, has a fascinating history, gorgeous architecture, an incredible food scene(full of some of the best restaurants I’ve ever experienced), beautiful green spaces, incredible shopping, and of course, what I was most excited about — many awesome fashion designers.
Our family has a tradition of traveling during the Christmas holidays. Sometimes it ties in a Lesetta work trip, but mostly, it is just for fun. On December 26, 2019 we ventured to Cartagena and Bogotá, Colombia. Colombia had been in my bucket list for years and especially exotic Cartagena. I had heard of the beauty and history, as well as the cuisines. And, it did not disappoint. The more I researched that part of the world, I learned more and more about the fabulous progressive design scene in Bogotá.
Lesetta was born out of Summer travels with my family. I began gathering intel and searching for independent, passionate artisans in Italy in 2017 and from then on, our trips have included family fun, but also they have been planned around meeting new designers in new areas. 2019 was no different.