The ‘Queen of Chiffon’ opened up shop at the tender age of 18 in Cattolica, Italy and there was no looking back. Ferretti started her line in 1980 and created a name for herself with her free-flowing and feminine designs. The designer is famous for turning her staple materials—chiffon, draped georgette, charmeuse and satin—into red-carpet creations. In 1984, she launched a younger, more causal line called Philosophy di Alberta Ferretti which soon became a huge hit. Her brother Massimo, is also part of the company, and produces Moschino, Moschino Cheap&Chic, Jean Paul Gaultier, etc.
Ferretti, Alberta – Photo Credit: albertaferretti.com
As a Southern California transplant now living in the Midwest, Catherine has turned layering into an art form and accepted that UGGs actually do have a place in the stylish lady's wardrobe. She's been featured in Woman's World Magazine, DrLaura.com, Refinery29, Wellness.com and has made appearances on ABC7 Chicago, FOX2News St. Louis, KCAL9 Los Angeles, Fox19 Cincinnati, WGN TV Chicago and WCPO TV Cincinnati.
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