When Father Oscar Ossola poured him holy water, Fermín didn’t cry: he opened his big blue eyes and smiled. On the 18th, the same day that he was three months old, Marina Fernandez Durand (30, clothing designer) and Gonzalo Zimmerman (34, businessman) baptized their first child and the first grandchild of Benito Fernandez. The ceremony was held in the San Lorenzo Mártir parish, in San Lorenzo, Salta. And even there the intimates of the family traveled.
“At first, we thought of baptizing him in Buenos Aires, which was where we got married; but, finally, we decided on Salta, which is a special place for everyone”, he tells HELLO! Argentina Marina, daughter of the designer. Although they are from Jujuy, Gonzalo and all of his maternal family – the García del Río family – have lived in Salta for years. In Salta, in addition, Marina and Gonzalo got engaged, in 2014. And there is his cabin michael ruhl, former partner of Benito. “After the baptism, all of us –family, friends and many nephews– went in a caravan to Campo Quijano, where we celebrated with empanadas salteñas, asado and many German desserts, made by Miguel Goette and Norma Ruhl. Although my father and Miguel are no longer a couple, we are still like family, and they took care of entertaining us, ”says Marina, before returning with her family to Buenos Aires to inaugurate Mini by Marinayour children’s clothing brand genderless.