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Feature: Samuel Cirnansck at Sao Paolo Fashion Week Winter 2014

Samuel Cirnansck at Sao Paolo Fashion Week Winter 2014

  Stylishly Sublime.   By: Hina P. Ansari   For the upcoming Winter 2014 season, Brazilian designer, Samuel Cirnansk brings forth a gorgeous collection perfect for every woman. *Note, Brazil similar to Australia and South Africa, has reverse seasons. So our “Spring 2014″ is their “Winter 2014″.    Inspired by the porcelain dolls created by...

Feature: Ronaldo Fraga Summer 2014 / Sao Paulo Fashion Week

Ronaldo Fraga Summer 2014

      Sports is the latest muse for this stalwart of style.    By: Hina P. Ansari   Iconic Brazilian designer Ronaldo Fraga delved into his own lineage when it came to his latest Summer 2014 collection he recently presented at Sao Paulo Fashion Week. Tapping into memories of his father regaling...

Feature: A Giving Fair in Rio de Janeiro

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    A unique fair embraces human interaction and spirit of giving.    By: Emanuelle de Gondra Rio de Janeiro, Brazil   “Bring whatever you want, or nothing. Get whatever you want, or nothing.”   The quote seen above is the motto of “Feira Grátis da Gratidão”, what could be translated into something...

Feature: Rio Etc.– Brazil’s Cool Street Style Blog & Books

Rio Etc.

      “She’s a carioca!”   By: Emanuelle de Gondra Rio de Janeiro, Brazil   Many might have heard of Rio Etc. the biggest street style blog in Rio de Janeiro. The charming and hectic city of Rio has always been the focus of attention and desire by fashion lovers. And the...

Feature: Sao Paolo Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2013

L-R: Lino Villaventura, Neon, Ronaldo Fraga

        Sao Paolo Fashion Week showcased the sizzling styles for Spring/Summer 2013.    By: Hina P. Ansari   Cavalera “Salvador Rocks”   Founded in 1995 by Alberto Hiar and Iggor Cavalera the former drummer one of Brazil’s famous  heavy metal bands, Sepultura. This year they have used a visual feast of...

Feature: Brazilian coffee & shoes make the perfect café

Colourful shoes!

    Sole to Soul. Take one part Brazilian coffee and two parts gorgeous footwear and you’ve got a pretty heavenly café.    By. Sarah J. Montoro Salvador da Bahia, Brazil   Anyone who’s ever been into a Starbucks might be familiar with the richness of Brazilian coffee beans, but you’d have to actually step...

Global Designer Spotlight: Salvador da Bahia

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      Feminine Brazil created by this designer’s fusion of artistic elegance and the gravitas of history.  By: Sarah J. Montoro Salvador da Bahia, Brazil     At the time I had met Roney George at a coffee shop in Salvador, my entire Portuguese lexicon consisted of “door”, “thank you”, “shut up”...

Feature: Carnival in Ouro Preto, Brazil

Fan Girl at Carnival

(slideshow)     The historic college-town does Brazilian Carnival like no other.  By: Sarah J. Montoro Ouro Preto, Brazil   Taking place just before Lent, Brazilian Carnival was traditionally celebrated as a last hurrah for tasting earth’s un-heavenly delights before a 48 day...

Global Designer Spotlight: NINI by Norma Gomez Saavedra from Managua, Nicaragua

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NINI by Norma Gomez Saavedra By: Ulie Pavone Managua, Nicaragua. Hailing from Nicaragua, Norma Gomez Saavedra is a fashion designer, business administrator and the creator of NINI, an original fashion line located in Managua, Nicaragua and Brazil. Two years ago, Saavedra went to Brazil to pursue her dream in fashion design. Notables who are fans...