We were swooning with distress when we heard that Nacho Figueras – Argentine polo star, Ralph Lauren Polo spokes-model and all-around nice guy – broke a hip engaging in the demanding, dynamic sport. Then we saw him on News 4 New York at 7’s evening lifestyle hour, and let’s put it this way: Everyone should break a hip so beautifully. Now we’re back just to swooning in rapture.
Nacho was asked by anchor Roseanne Colletti about playing polo recently with Prince Harry at the Greenwich Polo Club. (He’s also played with Prince William.) So who’s the better player? Ever the diplomat, Nacho replied that they’re both very different . He spoke of the honor of playing for Prince Harry’s Sentebale charity, which aids disadvantaged children in Lesotho, and of being named a Sentebale ambassador.
You get the sense that Nacho is truly grateful for all the opportunities that have come his way. Of working with Westchester resident Ralph Lauren, Nacho said he’s not representing a brand, he’s representing a man. Gorgeous and humble, too.
Speaking of Polo, we were excited to hear that Nacho stars in a new Bruce Weber short, part of the ad campaign for Polo Red Ralph Lauren – an intoxicating blend of spicy red saffron, fresh red grapefruit and deep redwood that recently bowed at Bloomingdale’s. The body spray ($20) and eau de toilette in 2.5 ounces ($61) and 4.2 ounces ($76) – perfect Father’s Day gifts – come in bottles whose fiery red color and sleek curves suggest one of the automobiles Lauren collects. Check out “The Polo Red Film” at facebook.com/ralphlaurenfragrances.
Now speaking of Bloomie’s in White Plains, we’re throwing a party with the iconic store and you’re invited. It’s the “Summer Solstice Fashion Show” on June 20, with giveaways, cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, an opportunity to meet Bloomingdale’s fashion director Susan Marasco and a chance to try to make your own Havaianas’ flip-flops. The reception’s at 5:30 p.m., with the fashion show at 6 p.m. To RSVP, call (914) 684-6306.
We’ll give you a little reminder in the June 14 edition of our e-newsletter – not that you’ll forget what promises to be a special occasion.
Read more about Nacho Figueras, Prince Harry and their memorable match at the Greenwich Polo Club in WAG’s June “Open Road” issue. – Georgette Gouveia