Bagging a slice of the high life at Ferragamo's castle

PUBLISHED : Tuesday, 21 March, 2006, 12:00am
UPDATED : Tuesday, 21 March, 2006, 12:00am

It's not enough that beautiful people get paid to promote handbags. Charlie Young Choi-nei, Gigi Leung Wing-kei (left and right, with James Ferragamo) and Karen Mok Man-wai also got invited to stay at the family's castle in Italy when they did the label's Fiera handbag campaign shoot last autumn.

At the promo event with James Ferragamo, the eldest grandson of the founder, Young and Leung recalled the highlights of the stay. 'First,' says Young, 'we were given the royal treatment by the Ferragamo family, and their castle was absolutely magnificent. Second, they have pure-bred horses and I was really excited about this as I've loved horseback riding since filming Seven Swords. Third, they have their own vineyard and we ended up drinking a lot.'

Leung, however, had a more tempered time. 'For the photo shoot, I had to lie on a tree with insects crawling around my legs.'