today was a long day. On wednesdays I have five classes. All of them are only 50 mins and two are discussion sections. My first class is at 8, and my last class ends at 3:50. In addition to all of those classes, today I went to a writing workshop for spanish. That was from 4-5, but I skipped out early to go to a lecture by Marco Bizzarri, the CEO/President of Bottega Veneta. I wanted to get there early so I would have a seat, and good thing I did, ‘cos I also got to meet him. My, my, my, great looking Italian guy who was extremely tall with such presence. From the photo on the poster I was emailed, I did not get this impression, but in person… He brought up some really interesting points. BV isn’t a label that I have ever been particularly enamored with, but after today, I have such a grand respect for it. The quality, commitment to heritage and not only customer, but employee satisfaction was impressive. Did I mention that Bizzarri was really good looking up there on stage? He also brought up really interesting points about the emergence of luxury markets in countries such as China, Brazil, and India. I got to meet the professor of the Economics of Fashion course being offered next quarter. The course is restricted to juniors and sophomores, but he told me that there are exceptions ;) Think I made a really good impression him. Got info on a study abroad program in Bocconi at what was described as the most prestigious in Italy. Definitely going to go for that. Also met some great new people and got more info on the IMC grad program. Its only 15 months. So im still considering grad school…well see. After the lecture there were hors d’oeuvres in the lobby. I was kind of impressed by BIP. There was beef pate, prosciutto wrapped asparagus, mini quiches, macrons, shrimp and errythang. It was so tasty. Even Pellegrino. Feast.
*remember those snickers commercials where the vikings woud just yell “feeeaaaasst”? heheheh