Meeting Margherita Missoni
Today I had the pleasure of meeting Margherita Missoni and let me tell you, she is a really beautiful woman who is as gracious as she is talented. She, if you aren’t aware, is a designer at Missoni who focusses on accessories. Recently, Canadian retailer Holt Renfrew approached Margherita and wanted to collaborate on a project that was focused around the Holt Renfrew bear for Christmas but incorporating the Missoni eponymous zig zag print. Margherita Missoni decided to take advantage of this collab and help a charity she believes strongly in, OrphanAid Africa.
A little while back, Margherita went to Africa to visit the children and families directly affected by negative circumstances. This group of people were being helped by a charity called OrphanAid Africa and the changes they made were so huge that Missoni was determined to become the Italian ambassador of OrphanAid Africa and help out anyway she could.
The Holt Renfrew bear ended up getting it’s zig zag stripes, and something else… a friend. Since the charities focus is Africa, there is also a zig zag Missoni elephant! I managed to get it signed by Margherita herself and instead of hoarding it away like I normally would, I decided to sell the thing. Not for profit, but to raise even more money for the OrphanAid Africa charity.
Nw as long as I have been blogging I have never requested that you do anything for me… Okay well there was that one time for the Lanvin X H&M blogger competition… Oh and the Guess One to Watch blogger contest… then there was the… Well that isn’t the point and I am very grateful but, the thing is, this is for charity! So dig deep and share this like you’ve never shared anything before.
I have listed the cute little elephant on eBay here and I hope that you will bid generously or share frivolously with your peers and hopefully we can get a lot of money for this product and donate it all to the people who need it.
Here is her signature heart on one of the ears! So Cute! That’s real Margherita Missoni love! Just sayin.
Photos by Matthew St. James