I’M IN A DOLCE AND GABBANA CAMPAIGN!

The secret is now out! I’m in a Dolce and Gabbana Menswear campaign! In September of 2018 during Milan fashion week, Celebrity photographer Franco Pagetti approached me to be apart of the Dolce and Gabbana. (I said yes! OBVIOUSLY!) We shot the campaign at the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II. If you’ve ever been to Milan, or the Galleria you know that this is one of the busiest and biggest tourist attractions in all of Milan. As you can imagine…thousands of people swarmed us while the three male models and the individuals selected started to strut for the camera. The AD was not only featured on Dolce and Gabbana’s website and instagram, but in British GQ and on a billboard in MILAN! 

This was one of the most epic moments of my life! Thank you #DGFamily for allowing me to be apart of this! 

Until next time! CIAO! 

Sergio.

Walking The Red Carpet At The 6th Annual Canadian Arts And Fashion Awards – CAFA 2019

Last week, I had the honour of attending the 6th annual Canadian Arts and Fashion Awards. This was my 5th year attending the awards and I knew I had to bring it this year. Before we get into that, can I just say…. Dayum! I feel old! I have been doing blogging for 5 years now. What a journey!

The Canadian Arts and Fashion Awards is single handedly my favourite event in the social calendar. I refer to this event as The Met Gala of Canada. Everyone rocks Canadian garments and celebrates the success of our industry! This year, considering the fact that I’ve basically done it all on the red carpet at this event. I decided to do something custom. My custom look was created by Aleks Suzak who is the creative director of Balessa. This is not only the first time she’s ever dressed a guy. But this was also my first time wearing something custom made.  The entire piece was crafted from silk crêpe de chine and hand painted by the designer herself. You can shop her collection here! https://balessaofficial.com. My hand bag was also a bespoke piece by Canadian handbag designer Anavi Designs. Custom Created to match the look perfectly, made from genuine snakeskin! All the diamonds are from Canadian Jewelry designer Mark Lash and The shoes are Maison Margiela.

I also wanted to give a shout out to my glam sponsors Amelia Ricci Salon and Beauty Bar Laser clinic!

Until Next year CAFA!

Sergio.

Attending Roberto Cavalli Fall/Winter 2019 – #MFW

Heartbreaking news strikes Cavalli lovers like myself this month. First, the resignation of creative director Paul Surridge. A week later, News that all stores in North America were to be shut down… Even in prime shopping districts and flagships like NYC’s Madison Avenue, Rodeo Drive In Beverly Hills and Bal Harbour in Miami are closed. I’m personally devastated by the news of the Madison Avenue shut down. I traveled to NYC quite often, and I always made it a priority to visit my Cavalli Family at the Madison Avenue boutique who have helped bring Roberto Cavalli to Canada! Regardless of the recent disappointments, I wanted to share my experience attending Paul Surriges last collection for Roberto Cavalli. 

Ironically to everything mentioned above, this F/W 19 collection actually happened to be my favourite show of the Milan Fashion Week season…and one of my favourite fashion shows of all time! 

Combining both mens and womenswear F/W into this one show. I loved all the loud prints and bright colours! I don’t think there’s a piece that I didn’t like from this show. My favourite piece was the multi coloured shearling skin jacket which I absolutely need right now! 

I’m excited to see who they bring on board for spring/summer and I’m hopeful that the brand will make a return very soon!

Until Next time, 

Sergio. 

Attending Versace Fall/Winter 2019

Versace is always my most anticipated show during Milan Fashion Week. Considering the fact that the Pre-Fall show in NYC was so #MAJOR. I was excited to see what Donatella would come up with for Fall/Winter 2019. 

Having had my outfit pre-planed (Head to toe Versace of course) and having picked up my  invitation at the Via Montenapoleone Versace Boutique earlier that day, It was now show time! 

Kia Gerber, Kendall Jenner, Gigi Hadid and Bella Hadid entered one after another. Gurung glamour has now become a popular trend. I was honestly a little surprised that Donatella took this collection in that route. However, I’m not mad at it! My favourite look would have to be the blue crystal beaded dress. But ultimately, I loved almost everything from this collection. Closing the show was former supermodel Stephanie Seymour wearing a black crystal beaded gown. This was the first time she hit the Versace runway in 20 years! What a way to close the show! 

Until next season, 

Sergio.

My magical winter staycation at The Ritz Montreal – #TravelingDuringCovid19

Covid-19 has affected all of us in many ways… I used to travel regularly to various different cities for work. But having been stuck at home since the global lockdowns began in March of 2020…I have been in DESPERATE need of a change of scenery.  The pandemic really took its toll on me and it was finally time to hit refresh.

The Ritz Montreal has always been a hotel on my bucket list. Just like many other cities –  Montreal was also under lockdown. Traveling anywhere during a pandemic is risky. But having done some major re-search prior to booking this trip. I knew the Ritz Montreal would be a safe and clean travel destination due to their unparalleled global reputation for Covid-19 safety regulations. 

My first impression of this hotel? BREATHTAKING! Upon entering the lobby after  being greeted by door staff. You set foot in The Palm Court, one of the city’s most glamorous hotel restaurant & bars! Offering two different experiences to guests – The tea experience (High Tea) or the lounge experience in collaboration with Dom Pérignon. The Palm Court has its own European charm to it. This was hands down one of my favourite area of the entire hotel. It was closed during my visit. However, I can definitely see myself coming back to Montreal for champagne at the newly renovated Dom bar.

I stayed in a One-bedroom suite that was fully equipped with a walking closet, fireplace, heated marble washroom floors, rain shower, Toto Japanese digital toilet with heated seat and an oversized deep soak bathtub. One key feature that I’ve actually never seen before was the motion activated lights in the floor that would guide you at night. I’ve stayed in my fair share of luxury hotels…But that is definitely a feature I’ve never seen before. 

During my staycation, I also had the opportunity to indulge in a much deserved gourmet experience from one of Montreal finest French restaurants, Maison Boulud.  All the restaurants in Montreal were still closed due to provincial restrictions. But this didn’t stop me from enjoying a 3-Michelin star meal in the comfort and safety of my room. The hotels also offers 24/7 in-room dining services. If you like having breakfast in bed like me, I would highly recommend the French crepe’s with maple syrup… They are heavenly!

Established in 1912, This 5-star hotel sets the standards for luxury in Canada with a striking blend modern and historic elements. I can’t wait to visit The Ritz Montreal. Thank you for making me feel alive!

Book your own staycation experience at the Ritz Montreal directly here –  https://www.ritzcarlton.com/en/hotels/canada/montreal

Until next time, 

Sergio.

A NEW ERA of Roberto Cavalli by Fausto Puglisi

As many of you know – Roberto Cavalli is one of my favorite fashion houses of all time. Under Paul Surriges creative direction, I worked with the brand several time flying too NYC & Milan regularly for events and fashion shows. I even hosted two events for them in Toronto… up until their dramatic closing of all their north American boutiques and filing for bankruptcy.

Two years later…The brand seemed very generic and dull. Was Roberto Cavalli dead? NEVER!

The brand gave us the ultimate Uno reverse card by appointing Fausto Puglisi as the new creative director. As much as I loved Paul and his fresh approach to the brand. I did agree the brand did lose some of its sex appeal. We have to keep in mind that Paul came from the house of Zenya…A very preppy menswear brand. But Fausto Is all about the glamour and sex appeal.

Roberto Cavalli’s Fall Winter 2021 did not disappoint. Firstly, Faustos own interpretation of the signature parfum cavalli gown (Seen in the first image) left me speechless! The gray cheetah print fading into the black silk with matching contrasting leather boots.

I also….cant get over the combat boots with gold fangs details. THOSE I NEEDD!!!

Hopefully the pandemic will end soon and I can attend another Cavalli show soon.

Until next time, 

CARTIER’s Latest watch launch – #PASHADECARTIER!

If you know me…You know I love CARTIER! (Who doesn’t ?) the epitome of luxury, sophistication and glamour! 

Last week – I had the opportunity to visit the Cartier Bloor Street the Toronto flagship store for a private appointment to check out their latest launch. An icon for the house since 1980’s the #PASHAdecartier 

What do you think about this piece? I personally love it! Obviously, I got distracted and tried on some high jewellery peices (The necklace shown was almost half a million dollars!) 

Until next time!