Goodness is Zac Posen ever the nicest guy (as nice as he looks – and smart and thoughtful and passionate and lots of other lovely things).
And he should be smiling, because his new collaboration with Ecco Domani – which just hit stores a couple of days ago – is an inspired one. Partially because it’s just such a neat idea, marrying wine, entertaining and fashion, but also because it grew out of a genuine respect and long-term bond between two powerhouse brands, which is how all the greatest partnerships come about.
Years and years ago, Zac Posen’s very first runway New York Fashion Week show was sponsored by Ecco Domani – helping him kick off what’s been a pretty obviously amazing ride – and now he’s returned to design a custom bottle for the brand inspired by his love of flowers and a classic Kiko print he’s used in past collections. Inside is Ecco Domani’s Pinot Grigio – the number one Pinot Grigio in the United States* – but on the outside is a print that showcases the vibrant, fresh notes of the wine and transforms the bottle from a sidenote to the meal into a centerpiece.
Over brunch, Zac and I talked all things Met Gala (he loved Carolina Herrera’s looks) and gushed over our mutual adoration of Bill Clinton (seriously, I saw the man in person once, and he is basically a glowing magnet of charisma), but mostly? We talked Mother’s Day.
For his own mom, he’s picking up a variety of bulbs to plant in her garden (which I think is just the loveliest idea; Kendrick and Indy did this for me a couple of years ago and it was the BEST), but we came up with an idea incorporating the Ecco Domani bottle that I think is just adorable for a mom who loves fashion and entertaining:
Use a little twine to tie a flower onto the neck of the bottle, and then package the wine with everything you need to make an elderflower white wine cocktail (recipe below). Add a couple of vintage-inspired stemless wine glasses, and maybe a pitcher to hold your cocktail, and there you go: Mother’s Day, solved.
Thanks so much to Zac and Ecco Domani for having me!
Ecco Domani is a partner of Ramshackle Glam.
*© IRI, Latest 52 Weeks ending 4-12-15, TTL US MULO, Italian Pinot Grigio 750mL, Volume Sales.