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Time for another installment of Racked National's travel feature, Summer Fridays, where we show you snapshots from the fabulous adventures of fabulous people in the fashion industry. So come with us, take a little breather on this Friday, and let us whisk you away to a faraway (and sometimes near) locale.
This week's Summer Fridays album is from one of our favorite fashion insiders Linda Fargo. Fargo is SVP of the fashion office and store presentation at Bergdorf Goodman. But we like to refer to her as Bergdorfs' chief arbiter of style.
Fargo graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where she studied fine arts. Fittingly much of her creative direction is rooted in the arts. Fargo has worked for a slew of retailers such as Gap, I. Magnin, and Macy’s. She joined Bergdorfs in 1996 and rose to her current position in 2006.
Linda Fargo: Once upon a time, there was a magical island, far away, that rose impossibly steep out of water impossibly blue. Happily that wasn’t a fairy tale, but rather, my recent and very real trip to the isle of Capri—Italy’s storied jewel in the sea. There’s Caprese salad, Caprese style, and Caprese life—all authentic, effortless, and essentially Italian.
Highlights? The opening of the Tod’s sponsored Jackie O photo exhibit: Jackie! What a quintessential American style original! Who would have thought that simply a headscarf, sunglasses, t-shirt, and flat sandals could be so chic?! Then there’s the extra long vino bianco and pasta vongole lunches, laying lazily on the rocks, intermittently reading Patty Smith’s memoir, and taking in the vista under the blue striped umbrellas at La Fontelina beach club. Also, the day boat with Captain Vittorio, swimming in the Blue Grotto, and late nights watching everyone who’s anyone on the island stroll by on the Piazzetta.
· Bergdorf Goodman [Official Site]
· All Summer Fridays posts [Racked]