Martin Margiela for H&M

I snuck into the H&M Maison Martin Margiela, H&MMMM, opening this morning and had a wonderful time in whirlwind frenzy where I chatted with Alda Fendi, bumped into two moms from my daughter's school, gave a pair of shoes to a German journalist, discussed Rome economics with a local psychologist and met Marta Antonelli, a burgeoning handbag designer. Her label Lignin promotes eco-sustainability and luxury by creating design made of  wood and cotton.

Did I buy anything at H&MMMM? Hmmm, though the collection was fun, by the time of my 10:05 am entry, everything had been picked over.  In any case, I have my eye on Antonelli's Atlantea tote.