My sisters (ok, sister and sister-in-law, technically) are truly the most devoted of sisters. In addition, they are the most devoted of designers, yogis, chefs and cat moms. I can think of about 47 more fantastic traits to describe these ladies, but for the sake of time I'll just jump into a few anecdotes.
1. As 2010 approached, Stephanie Izard had three things on her mind: goats, Chicago and matchmaking. She was well on her way to winning at two of the three things, but 2/3 is simply not good enough for Steph. She was determined to match the best couple Chicago had ever seen. Stephanie began badgering her beloved yoga guru, Jamie, to try out her new West Loop hotspot (said yoga guru was a bit uncertain about pig face on a menu). At the same time, she starting dropping hints to her Wednesday night cooking bud, Sarah, that it was time to put herself back out there. When Jamie was finally convinced she would not die from a meal full of goat and Sarah was open to meeting the one, Stephanie invited the two to an investor's tasting party of the new Girl and the Goat menu. However, when Sarah and Jamie arrived, it was just the two of them. Well, the two of them and all the leche cakes. Long story short, they married last year and Stephanie always wins.
2. Sarah and Jamie were walking their baby big cat, James, down the streets of Trastevere on a pre-wedding getaway (because post-wedding honeymoons are so 2000 and late) when a mustachioed man stopped them in their tracks. "Ladies," he said, "your baby big cat, I must draw him." One year later, James was the face of Gucci's latest campaign.
3. Jamie and Sarah built quite the bond with Alessandro Michele after the year long tiger collaboration. When Michele was ready to renovate his kitchen, Sarah was not the obvious choice, she was the only choice. Mood boards of dark blue florals, dusty pink tubs of paint and majestic tiger portraits filled the project books. Slowly but surely their meetings drifted from renders to the cultural differences between Europe and America and eventually to deep debates on the swapping of gender motifs and the beauty of a label-free world. Sarah was the first to receive the notice that Gucci's next line would be entirely genderless. He concluded the message with a simple invitation for Sar to "go buy your wingtips, my dear."
Now for the genderless fest of Gucci and Prada in today's post.