Chanel

So I know I have neglected you my little blog, and gone and done better things, like well moving finally! I am officially living In Rio de Janeiro and soon or maybe one day can call myself a Carioca! Well I will always be La Carioca! There is so much I wanted to share on here but time didn’t permit.

So getting back into the swing of things, I start with the gorgeous collection of Chanel in Cuba of all places! A wonderful so wearable summer happy collection! I love the pink car prints, the long floaty skirts, the hats, the colours, the length and the easiness of the looks, the girls seem so happy, light, and easygoing…

A the end Everyone breaks out into a dancing parade and even Karl joins in!

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Beauty wise

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Since my time in New York, I started to have a bit of an obsession or maybe call it an eye opening moment in my life where I discovered a world I grasped so little of but always was mesmerised by. Ok a long intro to say that I am talking about make up here!

In New York I had a little revolution in my life because my wonderful cousin Nikkie introduced me to the world of make up and how to use it and how apply it! As well she introduce me to many beauty gurus that exists on youtoube, or can called the “youtubers”.

These “youtubers are for most normal boys and girls (sometimes really young girls or boys!) that created a channel on youtube and uploads videos on beauty, or anything else, that you can think of it actually…

But me personally I follow a few on beauty and fashion, because that’s what interests me. To be honest, there are so many channels and new videos to watch all the time it’s hard to follow!!

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Some of those youtube channels are huge with lots of subscribers. Now there are even big brands that have a platforms on Youtube such as Chanel, or even magazine like the US Vogue, the British Vogue, or Harper’s Baazar, Elle magazine…

Amongst those girls who do tutorials, reviews of products, one person that for me I feel is a reference and I do tend to go back again and again, is Lisa Eldridge. She a professional make up artist and apparently one of the first to share her knowledge the way she does on youtube. She does lots of tutorials obviously from look she created or on famous celebrities, she recommends products, does specific video on problematic things for most of us in the beauty department like foundation concealer etc….

To show case Lisa’s work I put that Elle cover she did with Emma Watson, and I did put her video recreating that make up look further down.

I love how she does her videos in a very poised manner with a calm voice and gives detailed explanations. Her make up looks are in the end so beautiful, elegant you won’t find this caked heavy make up (which unfortunately some (ok most) “young” girls do… they tend to add to much on their faces I feel personally…). Her make up looks are always so natural. If you listen and watch to just even one of her video it will already change your life!

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And to ramble even further my love for her, she was the “pupil” or more the assistant of make up artist Mary Greenwell, another lady that I absolutely love!!! Mary Greenwell also had Charlotte Tilbury as an assistant as well! I discovered her (Mary) on the brilliant channel of Sali Hughes who is writers and as well write on beauty for the Guardian.

Sali Hughes does some great videos, and has a serie called “in the bathroom of” and there are many guests that I love! One from that series was Mary Greenwell (there are many other amazing people and other make up artists interviewed on her channel).

I then discovered Mary Greenwell did few videos for a youtube channel called Get the Gloss too. Her make up looks are AMAZING so fresh modern and very natural. And both her assistants are incredible so that gives you an idea…

I also I forgot to mention Lisa Eldridge did recently this spectacular book on make up history if you can get your hands on her book I would definitely (once I have a house… right now I am on a banned book buy because living in luggage is tough! and books is a hassle to carry around…).

Soon I am going to follow up with another post on lots of other beauty bloggers/youtubers/gurus that I also love to follow!

 

Lisa Eldridge blog

http://www.lisaeldridge.com

Jardim Botânico

This April month I had the incredible luck to travel a lot! It was wonderful to see again old friends, family, and meet new people and new places. It was just so great! Now I am back in Rio to stay and install myself in the city. So to celebrate my return to this incredible city I wanted to share some photos I took earlier this month of the famous Botanical Garden.
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Miu Miu

Ok one of the last runway shows of Fall ready to wear 2016 to talk about and one that is worth mentioning. Miu Miu is showing an eclectic array of looks and trends all in one collection. The main vibe that I really enjoyed in this show is the granny chic, all those heady print that recalls wallpapers (or curtains?), those long belted cardigans or those long “mother of the bride” coats with a richly printed belt or without and left open, and the repeated appearance of a classic denim shirt mixing with all those things above.

A quite refreshed way to dress for fall, very long hemlines with loose maxi feel but you don’t loose yourself in the clothes because of that constant accessory that is that all important belt. I love that denim injection as well and that dye colour of the denim contrasting with those more muted autumnal colours.

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Olympia

Olympia Le Tan has always some beautiful books/bags that I love and covet so much! But this new collection is beyond amazing! It based on famous paintings, I especially love love LOVE that Manet one, so incredible! I want it so bad! but let’s face it way out of my price point… sad sniff moment… It’s beautiful and I am totally lusting over  them both.. and I wanted to share it here on the blog because it just so beautiful, (ok used that word a lot!) and I can stare at them for a while for sure. I think even if I would have one I would be too scared to use it! oups… too pretty to wear it out!    olympia_1_1-1

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Rio/Experience

IMG_20160403_173340For the first time I started writing a post in Portuguese instead of starting with English. that’s a good sign… I have vanished these last fews days because living this totally Brazilian experience, I got unfortunately sick the night before traveling to Sao Paulo. I got the Zika virus. I had to cancel my trip to Sao Paulo, I made me very sad and upset.

It got bad and gave me a lot of anxiety because I do not have much knowledge with these tropical diseases, (I do not wish this knowledge to anyone …) and being without health insurance in this country and staying / living at a “friends” house complicates the situation further . You get in a tricky situation, and do not know what to do, it was horrible beyond all the symptoms that the Zika virus gives you …

Well the good side was that actually I got out pretty well, and slept a lot! And since then I’m getting better,  today I was almost normal … and it was the first time I left the flat and went to the beach a little, the sky was so beautiful, the clouds were just sublime with wonderful colours. Even with my super basic camera from my phone I managed to capture this beauty.

This is the magic with this city, you can show up at the beach and forget everything and you are there living breathing this moment. Today I really felt at home in this town, and soon when I will be able to move to a place I can call mine without being at “friends” house I’ll start to feel more at home and start this new life here.

Louis Vuitton

Louis Vuitton is showing an graphic/bold with femininity but though and urban woman. I really like that drape detail at the bottom of the dresses contrasting with those strong masculine boots. It’s very wearable and I love that silk prints look underneath. The way the silk fabric is used is quite interesting, it shows a very feminine side with it’s lightness and sensuality but it has a toughness and edge.

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Balenciaga

There is still a few more shows from Paris fashion week that I want to share and talk about especially this one.

This season we were all waiting for Balenciaga new head designer Demna Gvasalia to see what was to come. 

His inspiration for the collection was as he says “Cristóbal was about the tailoring. I wanted a new way of finding that elegance for today, in a 360-degree way.”

So a very clinical approach with a granny touch on the prints side, a sporty feel and some denuded shoulders, all mixed up it creates some unexpected looks. I did love some of the details, others I didn’t like as much too street like for me, but all in all in interesting approach to what can be Balenciaga (still prefer the old original, Cristóbal though…). 

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Inhotim

So after an almost overdose of fashion shows, I wanted to share something different. This is an way overdue post on this fantastic exhibition I saw few months ago, at this incredible place called Inhotim.

If you have the weird good fortune to be in Belo Horizonte please see this museum, well they call it a centre of contemporary art bla bla…. Regardless it’s a magical place and so inspiring!

I was lucky to be invited to see this new pavilion and it was hosting a photographic exhibition from this photographer called Claudia Andujar, and her work followed for many years the indigenous tribe called the Yanomami. 

One room was particularly spectacular, it was full of drawings that were made in the 70’s by the tribe when they were given paper and pens. I mean it was so beautiful and I spent hours in this room!

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