Friday, July 23, 2010


So clearly I suck at keeping up with my resolutions. However, what is done is done (or better yet, what isn't done) and I'll have to redeem myself with one fascinating post on my European endeavors. So far I've concluded my eastern bound part of the trip and I'm on my way to all-so-lovely citta of Rome (hip hip hurray for carbs, tomatoes and cheese) and I'll (try to) entertain you with my overview of the cities, starting by my first stop, Berlin!

At first sight I found it really disappointing (sorry Berlin lovers). The city is a construction site with everything being (re)built. However, after a couple of free tours and a somewhat more thorough understanding of all the history, I realized that Berlin is nothing but gorgeous. The people are amazing, seriously, even German language becomes less scary with Berliners. Now, to cap off my growing love for the city and to fulfill my fashionista soul, Berlin fashion week was going on - BEE-EW-TIFUL. I didn't actually get to see any of the shows, which is quite unfortunate, but it was still worth it to stumble upon very stylish and edgy people during my walkabouts.

If Germany's capital is in your future travel plans than make sure you don't leave out Torstraze with its unique Berliner designers and really trendy crowd plus a bonus of some cool bars and restaurants that are budget friendly and delicious. Just take the subway to Rosenbauer platz (I'll have to double check the name of this one), walk around and you're sure to find some interesting surprises.

For those of you that want more precise tips of where to go, here are some of the places I went to and made sure to write down in my moleskine as must-go's:

Monsieur Wong - Yes, its Thai food in Berlin (that was my first thought also, don't worry), but its worth it. It isn't crammed with tourists, so you can give your camera a break, and the food is amazing. For 8.00 euros average you'll get a lot of really great, tasty food. Its usually really full but you probably won't have to wait long to get a seat.

Traffic - This place is like a tapas bar but for Asian food (as you can see I'm a bit into the oriental cuisine). Each dish costs about 3 euros, but with 3 dishes you're guaranteed to be extremely well fed. It has a really modern style and a backyard that is the perfect place to chill for a bit with a good game of fooseball or ping-pong. Also, like Monsieur Wong, its mainly occupied by trendy locals, which is always a perk.

The Week End- This nightclub is in the terrace of a building and, if for some god-knows-what reason, you don't like the music, you're guaranteed to get the most amazing view of Berlin possible (and for a decent price even). There's always something going on so just check their website. This is a mandatory stop for sure.

Grand Hostel - seriously the best hostel I've been to so far (even better than many hotels I've been too, might I add). Extremely clean, staff is amazing, its a bit far from the center (15 min walk) but its just outside a subway station so you'll be fine. Oh yeah, and its not expensive I believe I payed 20 euros per night which in the summer is really reasonable.

This is it for Berlin I guess. Hopefully I redeemed myself. Look out for my next update: Prague!

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Mid-year's resolution!

I need to blog more. In every single post so far (well, almost) I said I'd try to post more often, and truth be told I have not kept up with my word (at all). Since I hate not living up to my promises, I make it my mid-year's resolution to post frequently.

Now that I am truthfully (I swear I have every intention to go follow through with my resolution!) committed to whoever you, my beloved readers happen to be, I'll indulge all with the pictures from the British Colony fashion show, back in Fashion Rio (I apologize beforehand for the quality of some of the pictures I took, I'm still waiting for my front-row-seats days to come). Maxime Perelmuter's brand was acclaimed to have put on one of the best (if not THE best show) out of the entire week and with due credits. The light, breezy and interesting shaped garments, saturated with summery pastel beiges and off-whites tones, mixed with strong earthy blues and oranges, could yield the surfer/designer no less than the glories that only and extremely polished and innovative-yet-chic collections deserve.

Open back (for men and women)

Stripes - a safe bet for any season


Interesting geometry

Chic, beachy and playful (detail: glasses)

Extremely ready-(for me) to-wear

The success of the show however was, for me at least, quite a surprise. I walked past the windows of one of British Colony's stores almost everyday when I'm at my home-country and I see nothing but colorless (not to say faded) baggy, ill-fitting clothes with astronomical price tags. Thankfully the brand shook things around according to my insider's information, their sales department was overflowed with orders, unlike anything they've ever seen before. Seems like the change was for the best not only of consumers who now have a new go-to brand, but also for BC's financial department. Good job guys, keep it up!

(last 6 images @

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Rio as Fashion as Ever

Hello dearests!So guess what? Thanks to my very very very beloved friend Carolina Linhares, I got a sneak peek (a bit more than that even) on my favorite fashion week ever - Fashion Rio, Spring/summer 2011 and because I'm one to kiss and tell, I'll show some of what was out there in a series of posts. We went to 3 shows - Giulia Borges, Patachou and British Colony. The first one was somewhat of a disappointment but the other two made up for it.
Anyhow, I'll give the kick start with some of the best street style out there on the gloomy yet fashio-filled monday.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

90s is the new (glittery) black and mini is the new maxi

After a long time, no see I'm back. Just watched iron man 2 (yes, finally!) and its not as bad as I assumed it to be, its actually pretty decent even though one of my favorites, Scarlet Johansen, was hired just to show her pretty face and full stop (and to make us incredibly jealous of her ity bity waist line, damn it mother nature!).All is good in the Rio scenario, life couldn't be better, parties and more parties to keep me all so busy! Fashion Rio, our fashion week is coming up and I'll keep you guys posted about it. It gets better every year, and the summer collections showing is always the best, so expect some great fashion showing up here real soon!
On my current trend watch - beware ladies, the small bags are back and they should be here to stay (for a couple of seasons at leats). This time, not only the so-not-practical clutches but also the daylight friendly across (or not, entirely up to you), long strap, bags - very boho, very 70s, very in! Invest! Also, don't be afraid to shine, glitter is in again. Yes, yes, its uber 90s, but guess what, 90s is the new 80s dearests, so go back, look for those classic pieces that are thrown in the back of the closet, and enjoy the deja vu.

new it bags (@jack&

90s shine! (
Speaking of deja vu, I just have to mention the new Sex and the City that's almost here! Get dolled up and put on a great girls night out for the launch and make sure to make a pit stop for some cosmos while you're at it! I can barely wait!

I'll leave you today with a bit of glitter (check samatha's pants), a bit of 90s and a lot of love! See y'all in a bit!

Thursday, May 6, 2010

After being MIA for the past 2 weeks, I'm back and get ready for some (hopefully) very exciting set of posts.Truth is I haven't been up to much lately. Summer vacations finally got here (woot woot!) and I stopped by Fort Myers, FL to say a quick hi to my parents. Not particularly exciting (or stylish, or fashionable) but still a good refreshment. Oh, and lets not forget the sun! Delicious, luxurious, swarming warm sun.... aaaah j'adore. Anyhow, I managed to get some good fisheye shots while I was there.(don't ask me why I thought it'd be so cool to stand beside a flower pot and take a picture... the colors are nice though)

Interesting pictures aside, now comes the excitment, I finally made it to my second (and most loved) destination for this summer: Rio de Janeiro, Brasil. Yeah Baybay, I'm back home and ready to ruuuuumble (yes, I realize how tacky that sounds, but whatever, I'm happy).

During my hours waiting in Miami airport (I decided to get there early since a certain American Air(line) carrier decided to mess up all my reservations lately) I realized how fascinating airports can be. Tons of people of every kind crammed together, all going to the same place for the most diverse reasons. And then there is the style. Airport goers style is enough to start a whole new reality show. I always opt for comfort and simplicity above all and go for jeans, a white T with a hoodie with white converse - there's just no way I can go wrong with that (I think). However, there are some people that consider the narrow aisles of the plane the ultimate runway and go all out with their choice of outfits. I wish I wasn't so embarassed and actually registered what I see throughout airports in the world (mental note to start doing that). Some of these people nail it and actually put together amazing combinations that look so natural, and even more surprising, comfortable. Others, on the other hand, aren't so lucky and end up on either extremes of the comfort and style spectrum. That's true for everywhere though, not just airports I guess, but still, it is more pronounced in the tight head quarters of passengers reunions.

What matters is, after the long hours of waiting and the 8 hour flight, I made it here! And you dear, made it with me! So be ready for a wonderful ride!

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Wodstock Revival

Coachella baybay! Its here finally, the fashion week of music! The festival became the epitome of style showcase and music is only a secondary perk (try looking for blogs that talk strictly about the bands that played and you'll understand where I'm coming from).
Unfortunately yours truly wasn't able to make it all the way to Cali lands and cover it in person (and rock my cute little toosh out) but as usual I have my faves, dos and don'ts to share. I think Coachela is one of the few events in which my eyes are not on the stars, but at the crowd. People like me and you shine waaaay brighter - rockers, hippies, mods, come what may, it is there and it is true. Don't get me wrong, I am dying to know what kind of shenanigans LiLo got herself into this time, but for that I'll tune into TMZ later on, for now, I'll focus on the fashion. Street style on steroids here we go....
70s + beige + mod hippie

Bold prints

style squared
My future husband (or someone that hopefully looks a lot like him)

So dearest, this is what we observed from Coachella goers: 70s is in, nudes, beiges and the hippie vibe is the new black, look like you just came out of an Urban Outfitters catalogue and get your prints working and you are all set for the summer. Oh, and look hot while doing it, really hot.

Saturday, April 10, 2010

New loves for the upcomming summer

ALMOST, I can sense summer vacations, I can feel them to my last strand of hair, must....survive...five...more...days....
Yes people, its here, its almost here! Hopefully that will mean I will be able to post more (at least I see it as hopefully).
I had a bit of time to keep reading my daily blogs and magazines the last couple of week and in the new Gisele *sigh* Vogue issue stumbled upon a designer that I hadn't paid attention to before: Prabal Gurung. He is interesting, he fresh, he is modern and he is consistent. He is definitely one to look out for. His latest fall '10 collection, inspired on hell's angels was so coherent with his theme and so perfectly tailored that it captured my attention, even though I'm not a big fan of mostly dark/black/gray/white (his palette of choice) collections. All I can say is "my compliments to the chef" and I hope he doesn't disappoint me in the future and guarantees his spot among my must-see designers.

On a completly different yet somewhat related noted (is that even possible?), when I saw this fresh flowery Rebecca Taylor dress, my world stopped. THE CORSET FIT LADIES! Simply stunning, not something you see everyday, perfectly cut. Bells rang, birds sang, the whole cheesy scenario, I had to have it. The down side: 400 bucks. The up side (for my pocket that is): sold out except for size 12... In case you are lucky enough and 12 is just your size, you can get it here (is they still have it). As for the rest of us, I'll leave the image of my long gone love for all of us to appreciate..

goodbye dear dress, it was nice while the illusion lasted...

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Feel the joy people, feel the joy! Hell week is almost over! Almost done with my pile of assignments which gives me 5 minutes to breath and 2 minutes to post!

No time for photo shoots or to look through my usual supply of information to bring you the latest buzz. Therefore, I decided to try something new - Food porn!

Yes, you read it right. I was introduced to the concept by a fellow 24/7 dieter of mine, basically its the best pictures of the most delicious looking food possible. Its enough to fulfill the deepest desires of every food junkie.

My version of the guilty pleasure is composed by my (no modesty here) fantastic chocolate chip cookies. I have posted these pictures before and not once have I not received "ooooh" and "aaaah"s in response, followed by "you have to bake them for me!". Unfortunately I only have the recipe for them in portugese but I will translate the recipe fr those as soon as I have a little bit more free time. While you can't actually bake them and release your inner glutton, enjoy the pics and take a look at Chocolate Chipped (food porn for chocolate lovers).

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Babies, crystals and eggs!

Back! I swear this was as ASAP as I could make it! Hell week is kicking true-relligion monogramed toosh right now. I hate being a University student, it always get in the way of everything else. Aaaaanyhow... lets talk business.
No time for shoots this week for reasons aforementioned; however, some interesting random facts.
Gisele Bundchen went to BraZil to show her genetically blessed baby to her family, but not to the rest of us..

Swarowski launched a line inspired by Alice in wonderland and apparently so did everyone else (even Avril Lavigne did). I liked the movie but, honestly, merchandising is just pushing it a little overboard.

Today is chocolate day! yay! I read this at and thought it was worth sharing! Do you know what this means? PIG OUT! Unfortunatly my fellow frozen Canadians (and the not so frozen Americans) have not yet found the glories of chocolate Easter eggs, like the ones we have in Brazil. I feel sorry for the little kids from the north that never experienced the joy of unwrapping a huuuuuuuuge egg entirely made of delicious milk chocolate, like their favorite bars, only a gazilion times bigger -- and better! (I'm trying to find a picture to post here but my internet is being ridiculous right now... )

I'll go back to my slow painful death (my assignments that is) now! On the bright side, its almost over and then its summer baybay! hell yeah...

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Life is great again!

Spring is back full power! Apparently whoever spring god is heard my desperate claims!
Just in time to go out for another shoot, still on the pixie fairy flowery feel. I can't help it, this time of the year awakes my corny girly side, sorry. The outfit of choice this time was a zara skirt and shirt (both together cost me 30 bucks, very reasonable), Melissa flats, farm vest and AE belt.

Speaking of corny, I am in LOVE! Yes, deep, passionate L-O-V-E with Guy Laroche. I don't know why I haven't gone through his collections before but they are amazing. Actually, maybe it was because he isn't covered by (or at least I couldn't find him). He uses forms so unpredictably and yet his garments are remarkably flattering, which in my opinion is a very hard feat to achieve. I find that designers usually sacrifice one for the other, but no Laroche. I'm enchanted.

I leave you with some pictures to admire. I'll come back later, as soon as I snap out of my spring, lovely, oblivion (Ok, this may take way too long, considering it just began. I'll come back ASAP).

Sunday, March 14, 2010

OK, so apparently I claimed my victory too soon. Its cold and its icky weather again! Way to go Canada. However, leave it to me and my too favorite photographers (yes Steph and Jess that's you guys!) to turn an abominable day into the somewhat warm-ish spring shoot above. I gave it a little spruce to lean towards a 60s vibe.

On another note, McQueen's last collection is out (actually, it has been out for a couple of days, I apologize for my delay) and its gorgeous. Precious actually. Not the extravagant out-of-this-world McQueen; but a poised, refined and extremely chic runway, with the impeccable tailoring we have learned to expect. I posted some of the pictures below (if you want to see all of the pictures check out

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Back as promised.

Just watched Alice in wonderland. One thing to say - BEE-EW-TIFUL. I have to give big thumbs up to Disney that nailed it yet again. I didn't remember the story being so good from the cartoon, the whole thing is so interpretable (don't worry but I won't get into much details, I shall leave that for my next semiotics paper). Costumes and set were amazing as well, I was enchanted with the colors. The movie just had a magic vibe of Marie Antoinette on LSD but it made sense somehow. If nothing so far excited you, Johny Depp as the Mad Hater should - Hilarious and with a hint of Galliano. Anne Hathaway was a liiiitle too prozac-y, but also interesting.

Ironically, Alice is fits precisely into what I said earlier. The pastel tones of the real world characters contrasted with the colourful and kind of somber tones of the ones from wonderland are exactly what I would suggest for spring.

For inspirational enlightenment I bring you Mr.Laggerfiel, Wang and Hercovitch. Oh, and Alice of course! (I appologize for the lame-o collage, I'm trying to use but its not as flexible as I wish it would be)

I feel like I should be writing about the Oscars, who was hot, who was not, who was wearing whom... but thing is, I won't. Everything that has to be said about the award's red carpet, every witty remark that could be made, is already out there somewhere and I don't like being repetitive. I'll cover some more important, and face it, relevant, grounds.

Spring is here (hence the possibility to go out for a shoot that resulted in the picture in this post)! Finally and officially! Took it too long, if you ask me. Truth be told winter wasn't that bad this year -- only a couple of weeks of "FML I wanna die" cold, which for Canadian weather is fairly decent. All the same, I hate winter and am glad to say its dead and gone for now. So lets talk spring fashion! Yay! (and by spring fashion, I include winter in the southern hemisphere since climate-wise they are pretty similar --- yes fellow Brazilians, this is me begging you not to wear scarves in your winter and enjoy the benefits of NOT having a winter).

Spring is promising, washing out the bright 80s trend and give our eyes a rest, bleach your neons people and grab your beiges and nudes! Even though florals and spring are a cliche combination, I think it works as a safe bet. Just accessorize it with something studded or leather and give it a rockstar-ish vibe. Mix and match with some other prints, and remember to keep the whole "oh-I-Look-awesome-even-though-I-was-milking-a-cow" feel, the pastoral is a big bet for this spring. Keep it lovely and romantic with a touch of edge and you are good to go! Think Channel and Lily Allen.

Shit, I have to go back to paying attention to cyberlaw class... or at least making an effort to do so.

Be back in a bit.