Archive for maio \06\+00:00 2010

Denim Shirt

This week I went shopping (and we end up not shopping at all) with my friend Lucy and she told me that her mom gave her a vintage jeans shirt but she didn’t really know how to wear it. She looked around for some ideas and came up with these pictures. I absolutely love all these looks and I want a denim shirt so bad now. I aprooving my mom to get rid of hers when I was younger.

Denim shirts goes so well with flowered clothes and wet leggings.

Wishlist – shoes

I remember during my teenage years how I didn’t care about shoes cause I always thought no one would look at my feet. Oh so silly. I love shoes. What drives me crazy in this city is that there isn’t many brands and shoe stores. The few ones are really expensive and stuffed with ugly models. BORING.

From top to bottom, Left to right: Alexander Mcqueen, Christian Louboutin, Ann Demeulemeester, Dolce Vita

Top to Bottom, Left to right: Dolce Vita, Giuseppe Zanotti, Gucci, Jimmy Choo

My Shoes

And my biggest regret: Arezzo’s 2009 Summer Collection’s gladiators. I absolutely love everything about that collection. I regret so much not buying these gladiators. To tell the truth, it’s the only Arezzo collection they released that really called my attention as a whole.

Arezzo's 2009 Summer Collection

Oh, the summer days

 

I’ve invited my friends Naty and Lucy on the past holiday to my place. We decided to have a girls-only day (ignore the kid), enjoy the nice weather on the swimming pool, watch Bad Girls Club, eat some snacks, gosssip,  etc.

The three of us went together to work for Disney on the vacations international college/university program. Naty was my co-worker and Lucy was a life guard in one of the resorts.

They are classmates in medicine school. I get the feeling that Naty is more passionate about it but I believe Lucy will be…. a little more delicate as a doctor… at least that’s what I got from my food poisoning experience in Miami with Naty. ;p

Hair

This isn’t about the musical actually. I just thought it was an interesting way to start the post. It is literally about hair… but as I’m a huge fan of the musical, I couldn’t help it. I’m posting the brodway clipping cause besides being better than the movie version the new cast did an amazing job with the revival and I’m glad I’ve got the opportunity to watch it. It was quite hard to convince my friends not to watch The Phantom Of The Opera to watch Hair but it worthed.

Anyways.

When I was a little kid my hair was really straight and I was proud of it. My mom said I looked like a native indian. As puberty came, my hair dried, curled and became a huge mass. It was my weakest point and ruined my self-steem. Sadly in that time, any straightening technique wasn’t good enough. I waited patiently… of course my hair would never be straight again but it could get a bit better. I’ve done so many stuff with it in the meantime. I’ve straightened, I’ve dyed many colours… and I finnally decided to pull off my natural hair and I’m so proud of it. Wavy, messy, black! That’s how I like it. I am SO into messy hairstyles. I just wish the weather here would help a bit more to let it not tied up in day time.

I was looking for some nice hair pictures on tumblr and these are the ones I came up with.

Renda Renascença

by Martha Medeiros

I don’t feel like writting this post in English this time. It’s all about Brazil’s northeast’s culture and handmade fabrics. I’m gonna talk about two designers that I’m in love with. Martha Medeiros and Fatima Rendas. This type of lace is very typical from the northeast’ countryside of Brazil and one of those dresses can take up to 8 months to be done and cost up to 4.000 USD.  

My linguistic skills are very limited to translate all the terms and words written on the following text I’m going to writte so that just won’t happen.  

Gente, antes de tudo eu peco desculpas pela falta de acentos e cedilha no post a seguir. Meu Windows esta em ingles e meu teclado e desprovido de acentos. Envergonha-me escrever assim, por isso prefiro escrever apenas em ingles… mas como se trata de algo tipico de nossa cultura e contem termos que minha habilidades linguisticas nao estao aptas a traduzir, prefiro escrever em portugues. Enfim…

Quando eu penso em regionalismo nordestino na moda, logo me vem a mente a renda renascenca.
Tecnica que teve origem em Veneza, na Italia, introduzida no Brasil atraves de freiras europeias, foi difundido atraves das maos das rendeiras nordestinas e virou simbolo do artesanato da regiao.
Inicialmente usado para bordar toalhas, lencois, colchas, etc, a renda renascenca ganhou destaque na moda nacional atraves da estilista responsavel pela grife pernambucana Fatima Rendas no Fashion Rio.
Anualmente, em Recife, acontece a Mostra de Renda Renascenca na Casa da Cultura, que ja vai em seu 14 ano!
A estilista alagoana Martha Medeiros tornou-se referencia no design de vestidos de noiva e ate ganhou o titulo de “queridinha dos famosos”. Ela tem como material prima fundamental a renda renascenca produzida no Vale do Sao Francisco, no sertao nordestino onde as rendeiras utilizam espinhos de mandacaru como alfinetes para guiar as tramas da renda.
Um vestido casual/formal pode demorar ate 8 meses para ficar pronto e custa em torno de 5 a 7 mil reais. Mas gente, venhamos e convenhamos, e um preco justo a se pagar por algo tao complexo, neh? Um vestido atemporal e marcante. E como voce acha que uma rendeira se sustentaria durante 8 meses fazendo um mesmo vestido? Logico que seria plausivel uma ocasiao especial para um gasto tal exorbitante.
Acho que ate vou pegar a toalha de renda renascenca de mesa da minha avo e costurar um vestido! ;D
Acabo de me lembrar que tenho um coletinho de renda renascenca perdido ha anos no fundo do guarda-roupa que esta pronto para sair as ruas.  

Fatima Rendas no Recife Fashion

 

Martha Medeiros

 

Martha Medeiros

 

Martha Medeiros

 

Martha Medeiros

 

Vestidos de Noiva por Martha Medeiros

 

Noiva por Martha Medeiros

 

And I’m soooo marrying in a Martha Medeiros bridal gown…