Louis vuitton and the never ending of catwalk destinations

So the blog wasn’t working for a while and as my dear Sebastien is not at hands any longer I didn’t know what to do, but curiously all that time I really wanted to update and share things on blog but couldn’t… So without further due, I am posting this very late post on the Louis Vuitton mad weekend that happened weeks ago here in Rio.

This past weekend Rio was all the rage, as all the fashion “à la mode” people were gracing their presence for the up coming resort show of Louis Vuitton. It was of course all over instagram. and were seen going in a van from all the best spots in town. The Fasano, MAC de Niteroi, the parque Lage, and Santa Tereza. At first of course I got sucked in… but it made me think of how overrated and weird fashion is becoming.

Now it’s all about the being in latest most exotic place you can get your hands on, to show case your new resort (exclusive ou trier sur les volets…) collection. At the expanse of the real people living here, in that exotic place. Come Monday they all gone. Chanel was Cuba, Louis Vuitton is Rio, and then Dior is the Blenheim Palace (Churchill’s family own palace) in England. I mean it looks like such a circus, and then it’s all those non stop photos, of all those happy elected, always the same crowd gushing on how amazing is everything… and us left to dribble? I mean it’s such far cry from reality of real life… I don’t know I might got an overdose of it all….

After all that renting the collection itself is wonderfully modern, and strong. I love the bag that is a boom box and that actually plays music! The backdrop is gorgeous that is given,  the clothes are quite cool and edgy, sporty vibes all around. I love the actual collection but all this commotion around is unnecessary.

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Brooklyn

Since I moved everything was so fast paced and I was on this world round of organising sorting out lots of bits and pieces, but now the rhythm slowed down. And it starting to feel weird, I need to get back, or actually create my own life routine, or what to do in the day to day. Of course I am looking for jobs, some days are easier other less, I am still getting the hang of it all. I need to find my place here in this new city in the world.

Bom aside some philosophical talk, I have been watching lots of film recently, maybe to get inspirations and I especially loved this film, called Brooklyn, the best part is the end but it’s worth watching the whole film to get that end quote but I want to share it here with you.

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I am going to add the trailer so you can get a better idea of the rest of the film, but it’s such a lovely story with lots of layers once you start looking at it, and great actress, you can see her transformation, it’s such a beautiful film.

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I think I am also going through this transformation at the moment, I am trying to recreate my self, in a new place although not completely unknown it’s still a challenging process / journey and I am growing a lot as a person, but I am not out of the woods yet… let’s see where life will take me…

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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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.

Rio

In today’s post I want to reflect on my journey and express my feelings more openly.

I am finally going to Rio for good to move and to start my new life! Can not wait any longer!!!

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Since the end of February 2015, (OH MY GOD! just realized that now!) I have left my London life (a year almost! CRAZY!!!).

2015 has been a year of taking lots of scary decisions for my life, and taking courageous steps towards achieving my dreams.

I am now in Brazil, when the country isn’t in it’s best shape, (but which country is ?)

Most people questions my decision, or is at least surprised for me to be moving at sure time; normally that doesn’t affect me as much.

Most time I trust my judgment. But recently it has bothered me. Maybe I am more sensitive that usual, and I also have lots of fear inside of me, but at the same time I really feel it is the right thing for my life to grow and the right place for me to be.

This whole moving period has been a bit more complicated than I thought. Right now I am still in Belo Horizonte with my family and I am kind of discovering my family for the first time and knowing everyone’s as I am staying for much longer than I ever did before.

It’s a completely new journey for me, as I have never really completely lived here in Brazil. I have come many times but always visiting or traveling. Living is obviously a total new experience for me, and to be fair I haven’t yet experienced just quite.

But I have had plenty of life experiences. Living in London has been a tremendously hard and rich experience for me to grow as a person that I am today.

I had also a very small glimpse of New York and living there (trust me it’s hardcore! But amazing equally…) and obviously I was raised in Paris. Paris is my hometown and eternal home. But weirdly I never felt like I belong there.

I am Parisian in a sense but I had always dreamed of leaving it to another more exotic place or city. Going back to Paris now is a lot more enjoyable to visit and stay than it was for me living there.

Starting this new journey here in Rio de Janeiro the city I was born and never lived is quite daunting and exciting at the same time. I am not sure where it’s going to take me, but I will definitely enjoy the ride!

Let’s see where Rio is taking me next and I want to share it here with you on the blog.