Capri. Last summer, I spent a week here in a darling apartment on Via Camarelle. Days were spent at Fontelina beach or toying around the blue waters on a boat. Evenings were aperitivo at Hotel Quisisana watching the world go by. Inspiration comes easy here, as it did for my Dea Rosa SS2011 collection. A magical place, Capri looks like Central Casting came in with a magic wand and, poof! Beautiful people, gorgeous clothes and a handful of characters tossed in to make it all a bit interesting. It’s one of those places that is so small, that walk through town sometimes feels like you really are in a film…you see the same people (and often it’s too often, really to the point of embarrassment). The town also employs its very own teams of paparazzi that will snap your photo while you’re heading to dinner or back from the beach only to give you the opportunity to purchase the next day. But somehow, it just all works here.
Last night I ventured uptown to the Akris store on Madison to attend an event hosted by the lovely Téa Leoni. The evening was to celebrate my fave publisher Assouline and their book, In the Spirit of Capri. In a colorful tribute to the isle adored by literary icons and the jet set alike, author Pamela Fiori delves into the effortless charm of this fabled and chic destination. The Swiss fashion house had created signature pieces with photos of classic Capri scenes in their SS2011 collection. A scarf with the well-known walkway down to the Faraglioni. A dress with a photo of La Piazzetta. “That one is coming home with me tonight,” Leoni said to me. “I love it.”
Me and Téa Leoni after flipping through the racks of gorgeous clothes at Akris. She was super chic in head-to-toe cream.
The Akris store on Madison Avenue, New York City.
Assouline’s gorgeous book.
AMPR Account Executive Maggie Hund and me.
The dress (Leoni’s fave) printed with a photo of Capri’s La Piazzetta.