Last Sunday I flew to New York with the Carolina Herrera team to discover and learn everything about the House of Herrera. It was 2 days packed with lunches, cocktail dinners, flower and fragrance workshops (my fave!), and more. We also got to see a sneak peek of the new Resort collection, which by the way, is beautiful. Take a look at the photos below and let me know your thoughts!
11:00 AM – Visiting Carolina Herrera NYC Headquarters and Ateliers
We discovered the new Resort 2018 Collection. Each piece was more beautiful than the other. Such stunning dresses, perfect for a red carpet look. Do you have any favorites?
The most memorable moment was getting to chat with Carolina Herrera herself. What an honor to be in the same room as her. She has defined elegance in this industry with her impeccable style. Definitely, a moment I will never forget.
Next, we visited the Ateliers. I learned that pretty much everything from the brand is made here; about 70%-80% of the pieces to be exact. They were working on several dresses, one that called my attention was this red dress. So beautiful!
1:00 PM – Lunch at La Palma Restaurant
We had a really nice lunch at La Palma restaurant at a beautiful indoor garden. The food, the flowers, the setup – everything was decorated to perfection. We also got to experience a flower workshop and a fragrance class, taught by Perfumer, Rodrigo Flores-Roux, where we got to learn everything about the Jasmine Flower, which has been the turning point of every single Carolina Herrera fragrance.
8:30 PM – Cocktail Dinner
At night we enjoyed a gorgeous dinner overlooking The Rockefeller Center. We enjoyed Jasmine infused cocktails, followed by a beautiful exhibition featuring photos of Carolina Herrera de Baez during a recent trip to India.
12:00 pm – Exclusive Presentation of The Herrera Confidential Eaux de Toilette
This was the most exciting day as we were able to get all of the details, the inspiration behind and purpose of this new fragrance collection. I got a chance to try all of them and my favorite one was Orange Blossom, which is a sweet and floral fragrance perfect for every day. Each fragrance had it’s own “personally”, but all of them had something in common, the Jasmine flower.
5:00 pm – Interviews
I had the opportunity to interview world renowned Perfumers, Rodrigo Flores-Roux and Natalie Cetto, both have created some of the most popular fragrances in the world, including several ones for Carolina Herrera. Finally, I got to chat with Carolina Herrera de Baez briefly about her and her Mother’s favorite fragrances. I remember asking her what was the most valuable lesson she has learned from her mother, and she responded with: “never lose your curiosity.” I thought that was such a beautiful message, one I’m definitely going to apply to my life.
Photos by me and Paige Campbell.