Victor Simoni Blog

  • How A Car Company Inspired A Line

    I saw in the Fiat a personality on the road in a city overwhelmed with cars. A confidence in their bold, bright colors, clean and simple lines. I developed a friendship with those Fiats on my commute and every time I saw one I thought about my gloss wallets.
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  • Sneak Peek: VS Decorative Throw Pillows

    We are super excited to announce our line of beautiful decorative pillows in natural, dyed and distressed hair on hide leathers. 16 x 16 inches. Down insert. Available in black and white patterned (pictured above), white, black, distressed orange and cream and yes, hot pink!  Our pillows feature our über stylish Riri brand zippers in metallic black and multi-color.  Coming this winter.  

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  • FROM THE DESIGNER: ON FALL

    My Thanksgiving Gougères (recipe from Canal House cookbook, volume 2) Fall is, has been, and will always be my favorite season. Growing up in Miami, fall meant that the temperature dropped from 87° to 75°. Winter parkas were anxiously dragged out of the closet when it hit a frigid 65° and many, many Christmases were spent in shorts, on the couch with the air conditioning on, watching holiday movies featuring snow and people in snow.  After which, I would walk outside to 90 percent humidity and my hair would immediately take on the shape of the Goodyear blimp. So naturally, I am...

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  • WINTER TRIP: Gstaad - Porto - Verona - Zürich

      3 weeks. 3 countries. 4 cities. Business and pleasure. Fast cars in Italy and slow food in Portugal. We celebrated the first big snowfall of the season in the Swiss Alps and moments later cursed ourselves for not getting 4 wheel drive as our rental car slid to a halt on Brünig Pass. In Portugal, we met with our manufacturer and had an amazing dinner at DOP with our consultants, Ines and José. We booked a food tour in Porto and fell in love with the city. In Italy, we were greeted with hugs and kisses by Romina, whose family owns...

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  • LOOK WHO'S WEARING VS: Mimma Catalano, Finishing Editor, Fox's Master Chef

    You have to bring your A-game if you're going to work in the trenches on one of America's hottest competition shows: Fox's Masterchef and Masterchef Junior. A show doesn't go to air until it passes through the expert hands of finishing editor Mimma Catalano. She is responsible for the final creative touches, the "tweaking" of each frame of video, each note of music and the complex layering of sound effects that bring heightened emotion to the real stories that unfold before the camera.       Mimma is wearing our Mucca Foldover Clutch    VS asks Mimma: One thing you can't live...

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