Saturday, August 25, 2012

Jennifer Lopez Concert

Las week I was invited to the Jennifer Lopez Concert at Staples Center in Los Angeles and had the chance, as you can see to meet her. Nothing planned in advanced, found out we had the invites at 3 PM and of course got really excited. The night couldn't have been more perfect from the beautiful Los Angeles summer weather, dinner at Katsuya and then headed to the concert with amazing seats. Enrique Iglesias was opening... I saw the last two songs (what a regret) and the energy of the concert was beyond cool! I love how some artists are a lot more amazing performing live! 
Jennifer Lopez really sparkled! I mean really... from the opening song thru the entire show! The Diva, what else can I say!  She can sing, dance, act, look always amazing and on top of all that be a loving mom! I really liked the moment she shared intimate photos of her and the twins on the big screen, I even got a little teary looking at such sweet moments! The Show is a combination of past and present songs from her career, but the best for me besides the amazing dancers was the wardrobe! Feathers, crystals, fringes and chiffon composed the amazing creation designed by Zuhair Murad. Going back to sparkle we all know how much she loves to bling and it couldn't be anymore perfect for the stage, I kind of lost count how many times she changed or transformed the outfit right there on stage.
 JLo you truly rock!!!

Monday, August 20, 2012

Look of the Day - Del Mar Racetrack

Dress - Carmella, Stephanie Dress | Shoes - Casadei | Bag - 3.1 Philip Lim Pashli Mini Satchel | Sunglasses - House of Harlow 1960 Chelsea | Jewelry - Jacquie Aiche | Lips - Mac
Last weekend I took a 24 hr trip to Del Mar in Southern California to watch Horse Racing at the Del Mar Race Track. It was my first time at a track and it was actually fun even though I know nothing about horses. All I cared about was what I was going to wear and if it wasn't for my husband warning me this was a casual event I was about to show up wearing a hat just like I've seen at the Kentucky Derby. 

I choose a Carmella, Stephanie dress from spring/summer collection, designed by my very talented friend Katheryn Rice. I love how versatile the dress is, it was actually my third time wearing it and it feels different every time; easy to dress up or casual with flats. It is feminine, flirty, sexy and has a vintage feel. The crepe de chine and the fit just feel amazing on. This time I choose a leopard Casadei peep toe pumps and 3.1 Phillip Lim Pashli Mini Satchel, my new love! And since it was a day time event House of Harlow 1960 Chelsea sunglasses and Mac orange lipstick to completed the look!

Instagram Weekend

Sunday, August 12, 2012

Fashionable Olympics

For the past 10 days I've had the Olympic fever!!! I'm actually very impressed of how much I've watched.  Living in the US you watch mostly the televised games that Americans are competing on but so what, a huge part of me is American now and since Brazil is not present in all sports go Team USA!!!
The Olympics of social media, yes that's right, there were athletes getting in trouble because of racism and irresponsible tweets, but it also was the most fashionable Olympics yet. Many controversy's involving the uniforms. The USA is probably the most popular, the uniforms designed by Ralph Lauren for the opening ceremony were produced in China, causing a whole commotion, outch! For my taste the beret looked to french! 
I find it really interesting when the uniform colors are not the flag colors, why? I just want to know why? It's the Olympics for God sake, that should be the number one rule when designing sports uniforms, to represent a country.  Maybe four exceptions of colors: black, white, gold & silver.  Now my question, why did the US gymnastics team wear pink? Why? Why?  I wish more fashion designers were involved and collaborated with sports brands.
Stella McCartney designed Great Britain's uniforms, how cool was that?  That's what 'Im talking about; she's been collaborating with Adidas for a while, always had a very strong sporty signature in her ready-to-wear designs and on top of it all I loved seeing her attending many events. If I could medal a designer with the most Olympic spirit, the gold medal would go to Stella McCartney!!! She also has one of the best instagram updates. @stella_mccartney
USA wasn't the only one manufacturing their uniforms out of their country... The Spaniard outfits were designed and manufactured by a Russian company called Bosco. With six million people unemployed and an economic crisis choosing another country to manufacture their uniforms reflected poor creativity, another ouch! The Olympic committee said Bosco designed the clothes free of charge, how nice are the Russians? (more)
I can't get into many more details otherwise this posting will be to long and my editor will kill me! Moving on... Italians looked really sharp wearing Armani and their Sailing Team wearing Prada... I wouldn't expect any less from the Italians, always perfect!
Another one to add to the list is the famous French house, Hermes who designed the uniforms for the French equestrian team. Tree chic!
Cedella Marley the daughter of legendary Bob Marley collaborated  with Puma for the Jamaican athletic uniforms as you could see worn by Usain Bolt, the world's fastest man.
 I hope Brazilians get inspired by these Olympics and in four years can be really creative.  I hope we can improve on winning medals,  but our hospitality and fashion looks to be promising for Rio 2016!
Congrats to all athletes it has been a real joy to watch these Olympics!

Renato Sorriso, Alessandra Ambrosio and Seu Jorge at the Olympics Closing Ceremony

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Color Crush - Red

As much as I love summer I can't help but to crave Fall's trends and the color red is on the top of my list! I was never really into this color but now with so many available options it's impossible not to desire, desire and desire! Red is one of the warmest colors. The color of passion and lust! On the negative side it can mean temper or anger. In China, red is the color of prosperity and joy. But try not to be close minded, like I used to be, this fall we can play with reds, that's right,  reds...  not only one shade, there is a whole range: scarlet, ruby, crimson, rusty red, brick red, maroon, merlot, burgundy, dark red... What about materials? Laces to die for, laser cut leather, silks, wools, fur... And if you can't or are not ready to commit all the way accessories and even red lips will do! Get inspired!

Photos via & google search. Photoshop collage by Inspires Mi

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Met Schiparelli & Prada

While I was in New York one of the first things on my list besides visiting friends was a trip to the Metropotitan Museum. 
A few years ago I had no idea who Elsa Schiparelli was but thanks to Mrs. Coreas an amazing and passionate instructor in my Fashion History class whom made me follow in love with various, amazing designers that we don't hear and talk about as often anymore. It was a very intense summer class, but I really enjoyed diving into fashion history every day.  At that time I even scored one of Schiparelli's original hats on e-bay auction,  now stored in a beautiful box inside my closet. 
I had an unbelievable time at the Museum transporting myself and analyzing the work of such amazing fashion artists; that's how they like to be called and they truly are!
What a perfect duo for an exhibition! Elsa & Miuccia, designers from different eras, both much involved with arts, Italians who debuted in fashion almost by accident. The exhibit takes you in an incredible journey exploring striking affinities.
If you didn't have the chance to see the exhibition and love fashion in all aspects the book is a must have! Sold on or at the Met museum site.
How about you are not allowed to take photos? Sorry Met Museum the experience was amazing but it wasn't enough... how can I share only with words? I did snap some illegal shots with my iPhone, but I wasn't the only one!

The show gives us a selection — dense and vivacious — of Schiaparelli jackets and hats and Prada skirts and shoes. But despite the “waist up, waist down” theme none of these forms come elevated or lowly, which is nice. Schiaparelli gives us a hat in the form of a shoe; Ms. Prada makes sneakers that look like Cadillacs. By Holland Cotter for The New York Times

Please watch this amazing video!!!

Vogue UK
“Schiaparelli and Prada: Impossible Conversations” continues through Aug. 19 at the Metropolitan Museum of Art; (212) 535-7710,
Photos by InspiresMi & via Vogue UK
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