Micaela has always collected hippos. She owns more than 6,000 specimens of every kind and material, from the precious ones in semi-precious stones to those in wood or poor materials.
Not being able to have a "real" one, she breeds Shar-pei dogs (those with folds, "the wrinkle dog"), which are similar to hippos.
The jewels she wears, designed directly by her, are shaped like a hippopotamus and made by a trusted craftsman-goldsmith. These are all unique pieces, made only for herself and not on the market.
This passion, almost madness, was born when Micaela was very young and lived in Argentina: she was taken to see Walt Disney's movie "Fantasy", where among the protagonists there were hippos in pink tutus who danced: "The dance of the hours ”.