Verona, Italy. The 5th of September. It is my 28th birthday and I’ve just landed at Milan Malpensa Airport. I’ve always been a fan of mixing business with pleasure, and today I plan on truly doing so. As I mentioned in this post, I’m one of the Faces of Calzedonia this year and to celebrate this, the team invited me over to the Calzedonia headquarters in Verona for the spectacular Calzedonia Leg Show. A neverending catwalk, endless long legs, gorgeous legwear. Mix this with the breathtaking Veronian atmosphere, the sunshine and extremely good company and boom, there you have it: the perfect day! Let’s break it down in a few pictures, so you can really get a feel of what the day was all about!
12.00 Brussels Airport
We board our plane, destination: Milan Malpensa airport! It’s also the birthday of PR wizard and leader of the pack Gaëlle, so everybody is in a celebratory mood!
16.00 Hotel Leon d’Oro, Verona
After a somewhat bumpy ride from Milan to Verona we arrive at the hotel. As we’re already running late on schedule I quickly change into my party outfit for the night. My outfit? A pair of bright pink pants and a black crop top and matching blazer. I feel like a very fancy 28-year old!
17.00 Hair and Make-up
Time to get pampered and totally ready for the party! The Calzedonia team arranged for a team of professionals to completely prep us. We opted for soft waves and smokey eyes, always a good combo in my book!
19.00 Arrival at the Calzedonia HQ
We lounge in the sun, browse the fascinating Calzedonia exposition and get extremely enthousiastic when we hear that Julia Roberts, ambassador for the brand, is set to arrive any minute now.
20.00 Start of the show
Before I knew it, there were gorgeous models and super long legs flying by everywhere! The front row seat next to Lima and Virginie gave the best view. Mrs. Roberts opened the show by giving a little speech, and she looked so gorgeous and kind doing it. Scroll down for some pics of the show and Julia Roberts herself.
21.00 After Party!
All pumped up by the whirlwind show we venture out onto the dance floor ourselves. Next to Anna Dello Russo herself we danced the night away.