New York NEW YORK

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Ok so this my current view…hum SO AMAZING!!! Yes you guessed I am in NYC. My dream location for many, many years. My somehow I know deep down I will not stay too long, but want to see what this city has to offer..

Another crazy AMAZING thing that happened today is this article that came out like I said in Brazil in the newspaper called (a very respected newspaper there) Estado de Minas. On the front cover of the fashion supplement!!! unbelievable!!

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En Route to NYC tomorrow early, (with a new shorter hair cut!) this Sunday will be a bit weird, or should we say mystic as I have an important article for me coming out the same day in Brazil, another video article coming sunday as well in Italy and I am flying out to try this new life of mine in America. All happening at the same time! Of course once I have them digitally I will post them here to share on the blog.

Yesterday my mom found this old photo of hers at 25 years old. I though we looked a bit similar (as when I went back to Brazil everyone said I looked so much like her..)

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I am feeling a bit everything scared, doubtful, excitement, freedom too, a mixture of all, well that’s life… I suppose. I just decided to give everything to this experience and have no regrets, and listening to my friend Rose yesterday say yes to everything (well maybe except heroine.. her words…) and enjoy it! See you in New York!

Library en soute, (in hand luggage)

So I decided instead of being frivolous and show my clothes, I am going to be more intellectual and share my lectures for the next months while I am in America.  (Side note I also figured that while being in America with a 23 kilos luggage, meaning wearing the same (fabulous!) clothes for three months you will get to see the same things over and over…)

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So I will of course give you a breakdown, and another side note here, hence the title most will need to be in my (already!) heavy hand luggage as I am limited on my kilograms for New York…

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So here it goes starting with this unusual book I discovered while watching the Sunday breakfast show when I lived in London. On the show the writer explained about his book and his researches, it was so interesting that I felt compel to get it (God TV works wonders right?).

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A classic is always needed and especially when embarking on a new adventure. I saw the film a few years ago, and I always wanted to read the actual book as I know I will be disappointed with the film and be mesmerised with the book. As it happen every time.

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image-9 copy 4Again being a lover of classics, and having broken free from my life from London, I couldn’t leave without bringing with me a few souvenirs of its most famous pieces of literature. And if I miss a bit of englishness I have those handy.

image-9 copyThis one is my piece de “resistance”! I fell upon this one while buying the other classics from Waterstones and just couldn’t resist taking it with me. This one will definitely be read on the plane journey! Can’t actually wait! I always wanted to learn more about this incredible designer, woman, and this period..

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And at the moment I am reading this book.  It is four volumes series on the life of Picasso (a present from my dad’s). Currently I am reading the second volume. I just love it! It can a bit intense but I like how it is written from the standpoint of a historian not from an art critique. This makes it is so refreshing and keeps a truth-ness which is hard to have concerning anything on Picasso’s life. The other fascinating thing about this series is how Picasso is put right in the middle of each period, with it’s artists, critics, poets, art dealers, and all what is happening at this period in time. Really well written and interesting, truly recommend it.

voila going to cut my hair now, enjoy. x

Jet lag is….&*$£%&$$!!!!!

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It’s official jet lag is SSSSSOOOO ANNOYING! for the past few nights every time it was time to sleep my body didn’t want to sleep. And then waking up super early too! Annoyed…

Still so not prepared to spend next Sunday on a plane again…

Aside complaining I am very excited to go, and yesterday I started to look into what to bring for my New Yorker days.

So soon I will share all my outfits with you, and my non stop excitement of it all. And now sharing some carrelage from Milan… that is my brain at moment on the floor and in pieces…

Paris and other Saudades

IMG_3779Back in Paris and having too much SAUDADES!!!! Do BRASIL!!!! ok I will stop to wallow, I just so enjoyed so so so much being there, even considering moving out there for good! This beautiful display of deliciousness used to greet me every morning for breakfast.. (now back to kiwi and apples so boring!)

mamaoI have to excuse myself for not blogging very much blame it on too much family fun and the super slow internet! But now back to fibre optic so you will see lots more posts from me.

IMG_3940This is the beauty of Rio on a Sunday morning in Autumn! Can you believe it!!

Ok soon like next Sunday (lately spending my sundays on long hauls plane journeys so much fun!) I will be A New Yorker (and I know most of you by now hates me as it seems my life is so glamourous…) (it’s not that glam, but I am enjoying it very much so, before I was trapped in a spiral of work work work and now I am on a new scary journey where I am not sure where I will end up…)  ( but OH SO EXCITING!!!) (ok will stop with the brackets…) and will be sharing my experiences there too with you.

 

Chemin du Bonheur

 

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Today I found this little book that I used to cherish so much and read so much of it. Whenever I was a bit down I would open it and it always made me feel better… so today I opened it and this one came out…

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It’s so sweet and gives you concrete things you can put into practice straight away, it is a sweet inspiring little book.

First apologises for my weird translation, the first one says “Address 12 people which a detail you like very much (their eyes, their voice’s) just to ask the time. Train yourself, lift your inhibitions. To enter easily in contact with people and to feel confortable, it has to be learned”

The second one says, “Good manners are like a passport for sucess and happiness. Get your Visa.”

LOVE so much that second one!!!

Today is also my last night in Paris before flying to Rio de Janeiro!! so excited!!!! I haven’t been back in 4 long years so happy to go back and see my family….

Will post more things while out there.

sweet dreams or Bonne nuit!

universita

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Going deeper into Milan, inside the actual university we were in there were many many and so many things to see, so here are a few images of things happening inside the university. Unfortunately I don’t have the names of who’s done what, sorry not so on point on that side…

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Milan & “Sou de Minas” exhibition

IMG_3284Back to Paris, back from the “loucura” de Milan, (the craziness of Milano…) and the Brazilian exhibition, Sou do mundo, sou de Minas Gerais . I want to share so much that it can’t be done in one post, so it will be done in a few posts that I hope to do all very soon…

IMG_3096So starting with the obvious the cathedral, and the Duomo, where every person in Milan will go at some point… so here it is and bits that I photographed…

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Moving on to the actual place where the exhibition was held, a beautiful 14th century University of Milan and with a whole pavillon left for the Brazilian to take over. It was so big, diverse and wonderful. I was so honoured to even be part of it all, and the whole experience was so memorable, and spending my birthday there was also special.  IMG_3276

IMG_3207This first print you see is by the artist Fabio Gurjao
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Me and my print, (apparently I love blue?) this one was taken on my 30th birthday… IMG_3177 IMG_3171 This print is by the artist Kleber MatheusIMG_3205 Embroidery  by PrinttingIMG_3204

IMG_3168Print by the artist Regina Pereto and the embroidery is by Barbara Bela IMG_3203Print by the artist Vanessa Da Silva and the objects by PanoletosIMG_3169Print by the artist Yassin Lahmar and object by Ana VazIMG_3202Print by the artist Filipe Jardim IMG_3198This print is by the artist Gustavo Greco and embroidery done by Vivaz

Editing for Milan & the Easy jet Dilema

I am soon going to Milan for an exhibition I am participating and is happening during the “Salon del Mobile”.

I am SO EXCITED!!!!!!!! Words can’t even express how excited I am!

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However going with easy jet poses problems with what to bring, so me and my mom spent hours this easter weekend looking trying editing what to bring and wear in Milan. As we both need to look very chic, but with a limited amount of things… though task!

So here it goes, here you have my edited choice…

For the opening night of the exhibition (accidentally coinciding with my 30th birthday!) I will be wearing this gorgeous vintage long dress found at Portobello market, that I absolutely love! ( I adore the print so much!)

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Along with the dress I will be wearing my pink silk scarf from La Carioca worn as a turban, and this lovely black clutch also vintage. ( mom gave it to me years ago for christmas)

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After I obviously need some options for during the day but that works for night as well and still stylish enough…

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Here is my all time favourite dress (and famous as I have been pictured countless time in it!) and is another vintage find. This one has a long story, my dad actually bought it for me while he lived in Portugal on a market from an old lady for me to play dress up. One of my favourite things to do! It was so big for me then! A few years ago I found it again in an old bag all crumpled and I tried it on and it fitted me perfectly!

image-6 copy 2image-6 copy 6This lovely floral dress was a surprise find in Zara (in the sale section!) and it fits me so well. I love the almost wallpaper print of it.

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This amazing suede and leather skirt is an wonderful purchase I made while I was working at Mulberry. I bought it for such a good price, and it is so so gorgeous! ( I am a bit paranoid when I wear it though, as I become instantly petrified and scared if any liquid comes near it.. I almost go into crazy mode!) this little sheer frilly top is a sale find on Asos I got a few years ago.

image-6 copy 3image-6 copy 4This beautiful dress is a very recent find and present from my step-father! Love it! It’s from Rodier, a French brand that no longer exist. that used to be very chic, and good quality, the label says made in France. The print grabbed me instantly and again fits me so well.

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The colours came out a bit too bright on this silk shirt. It’s supposed to be a hot fuchsia with orange and turquoise. The print is from the AMAZING Celia Birtwell print designer and wife of the late Ossie Clark. I am totally obsessed with her and her work. She did a collaboration with Uniqlo a few years ago, and got this piece. This shirt looks so cool with the leather skirt you saw before.

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That cool cardigan is from Topshop (found in the Selfridges concession, they always have good pieces there!) I just loved it straight away! It was a bit more than I wanted to spend but so needed to have it! I would have so much regrets otherwise. image-6 copy 17

This totally precious jacket doesn’t photograph too well, as the black goes grey, and to be honest looks a lot more incredible on than on the hanger. It has another (again!) vintage find in a lovely store on brick lane called Hunky Dory. It’s a real 40’s jacket in wool with those wonderful pockets that reminds me of the saharienne from Yves Saint Laurent (that was inspired evidently from the military’s style from the 40’s). There is so much lovely details I could go on and on about it! It fits me so so well, it grabs the waist so magnificently.

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To finish here is the bag to polish all the outfits, this stunning clutch/bag in python and fringes. A very special present from my mother, so chic and quite 70’s in it’s style. Will go with everything!

With all my luggage done, all is left is what shoes to wear… I will be wearing with everything my classic black leather knee high boots from Russell & Bromley.

Sorted! Ouf! So much decisions, now I still haven’t even looked at jewellery yet… oh god it all starts again…