I met Richard Swartz owner of “Manos Swartz” the oldest fur brand in America!
He is one of those people who “make the difference”. Extremely cultured, brilliant, he spent two hours of his PRECIOUS time to tell me about the past, present and future of fur sector. I love people like him, so open-minded and attentive to young people.
Nothing he said was given or predicatable and his way of explaining was so passionate that I could have listened to her for Hours and Hours.
This meeting enriched me A LOT. =)
He also advised me to read a book: “Astor & Empire“, the story of John Jacob Astor Fur trader who in 1808 founded the American Fur Company. Three Year later he founded the city of Astoria and with the enormous fortune he had accumulated started to undersign government loans with the United States. Later he retired to Manhattan to dedicate himself to the real estate and patronage.
At the time of his death Astor was considered the richest man in America with an estimated patrimony of 20 million dollars.
Back at the hotel I immediately bought the book on Ibook with my Iphone and I couldn’t resist starting reading.
As soon as I have finished it I promise I Will review it for you. 🙂
My meeting with Richard Swartz owner of “Mano Swartz” the oldest Fur brand in America was incredible.
I Will also write a post dedicated to the story of Mano Swartz: he did some amazing things. In the mean time, if you want more information you can read it in his site : manoswartz.com
Chiacago Day one : 25 April 2015
As you know I normally travel with my team. This time I left alone. But I had never been alone Before.:) Arrived in Chicago, I met the photographer Gina Garbero I am collaborating with.
I went to See Iloe Show being set up and I said hello to Dimitris of KN Furs, Filippidis and many Other Greek and American exhibitors.
I LOVE MY WORK , I LOVE MY SECTOR. I am writing it in capital lettera because it’s like I was screaming=)=) I love Fur fairs and I adore following the exhibitors around the world. =)
Tomorrow I will share Chicago day 2 with many photos of Iloe Show <3
In the photos I am wearing a fox vest by Vladimiro Gioia. A Leather skirt Made in Italy by Alessadra deTomaso, Shoes H. Williams.
Photo : Gina Garbero
PP: Umberto Gorra
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Such an inspiring post, Samantha! Can’t wait for your book review of Astor & Empire! I’m a huge fan of fur! Love your blog too and your look of course!! AMAZING vest, dear!!!!
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i would like visited Chicago ! it’s One of my dream 🙂
Great you you to share your time with us in Chicago. All your hard work is paying off! Your blog is outstanding! Look forward to seeing more.
Great blog. Would love to go Chiacgo sounds amazing!
I remember Chicago was very windy. Hope you stay warm~~ btw, your fur vest look so fab!! Xo
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Wow! Amazing post! You look amazing!
it must have been a treat to meet him:)
Woooow! I love your blog. I hope you will like mine
Awesome! Would love to visit Chicago some day too 😀
Such a lovely post. Wherever you are, you never forget to make a statement look and each look you have makes you more inspiring. 🙂
One day, i will visit Chicago too 🙂
love Chicago, and great post honey!
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I love your photos and it’s colors.
You came to Chicago, and we didn’t grab lunch or say hello!? :o)
I am such a nerd, because all I could think about with JJ Astor is that he died on the Titanic… I was actually watching that movie on Friday…
How cool you had a great visit!! I hope you had fun in the city!
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Chicago is one city in the USA I still have to visit! Great blog girl!
Gorgeous outfit! I’ve never even been to the USA but sounds like it was a good meeting!
Ah! So Cute!
ohhh I love Chicago!!!
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So beautiful meeting my dear and so beautiful words!!! Kisses from Italy and thank you for stopping at my blog,
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I would love to visit Chicago!
Oh, I hope I can visit Chicago soon! 😉
Chicago is my city 🙂 Sounds like you had a great visit! Can’t wait to hear more about it!
Great and inspiring post. The fox vest is gorgeous! Thanks very much for visiting my blog. <3 /Madison
i love Chicago! perfect post dear!
Love your blog !!
Thank you for your visit 🙂
I wish somw day i could visit Chicago too!
Amazing post! Looks like a amazing experience!
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Wow!! You’re beautifull!!
Chicago must be gorgeous!!!
Hello! Thank you very much for visiting my blog and leaving a comment! Your blog is great, O love the way you write, with so much passion 😀 I hope you will have a great day! Visit me again if you’d like :3
Beautiful Chicago ;).
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fantastico questo look, bello il gilettino e simpaticissima la maglia
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amazing pictures! And you look stunning!
The fox vest you wore is gorgeous and all the pictures look amazing! Thanks for sharing!
Hello!!! amazing picts!!!!
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Bonitas imágenes 🙂
=) Thank you =)
Have not been to Chicago. Thank you for interesting sharing.
Wow!! You’re beautifull!!
Chicago must be gorgeous!!!
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