Happy New Year Fashion World... September is here.

Many of you don’t really understand why September is called the” New Year “of fashion. It is use to set the tone, to start a new season, to calibrate and get ready for what is coming forth, just like January in our western calendar. It is a month where all the fashion magazines have their biggest issue published, not just here in the USA but all over the world.

One fashion documentary movie that might help you understand more about it is called “The September Issue” where in 2007 American Vogue would have broken the record of printing 13 million issues and that being the thickest with over 800 pages. It shows the process that took to make it happen, the planning and preparation that takes to put such a product together. I wish there was more fashion documentaries like this, so people could see the hard work that it takes to be in a such demanding industry.

I have watched this movie several times but there are lines that I always remember and share with my clients and one of them is that fashion is a dialogue.

I would add that it is a communication, an expression of a soul projecting throughout clothes and accessories, we can transport ourselves into a fantasy world thru textures, colors or just exposing our soul, sometimes screaming, sometimes mourning but telling a story, our story.

Another very important part of the movie is the Annual Breakfast at the Ritz Carlton where all the top executives of the fashion companies were having a mastermind, a forecasting of the fashion. One of my favourite influencer is there, Linda Fargo, she is a Senior Vice President of Bergdorf Goodman. Her charm and kindness with her big smile will make you fall in love for fashion even more.

In addition, the importance of attending runway shows and see the exciting things that the show has to offer, the music, colors, movement, all that helps us accept what is coming to the fashion world.

If you are getting into the fashion world in any form, I highly recommend you to watch this movie, seen Anna Wintour the editor of American Vogue and Grace Coddington she used to be the creative director of American Vogue working together with their powerful team of people, making sure that all parts come together, I bet you will learn a lot , will value and respect the fashion world including yourself, it will be an eye open for you. I want to close with one of the last scenes where Anna Wintour is being interviewed and she said “ You can’t stay behind”.

Muitos de voces nao entendem o significado do mes de Setembro para o mundo da moda. Ele e’ usado para calibrar, para celebrar o “Ano Novo” da moda, igual Janeiro no calendario do Oeste do mundo. Produtos novos relacionados a moda sao lancados no mercado, e tambem as edicoes de revistas de moda com mais novidades e propagandas em suas revistas nao somente aqui nos Estados Unidos mas no mundo todo.

Um documentario de moda que podera te ajudar a voce enterer mais sobre o assunto eh chamado “The September Issue”, eh quando a Vogue dos Estados Unidos em 2007 estaria quebrando o record publicando treze millhoes de copias com mais de oitocentas paginas. Esse filme de moda mostra o processo. planejamento e a preparacao que envolve para terminar um projeto de grande porte. Eu gostaria que existisse mais filmes de moda que mostrasse mais sobre o assunto para que as pessoas que estao querendo entrar e levar a serio o negocio da moda poderiam se educar mais e ver o tanto que pessoal da moda trabalham com dedicacao e esforco.

Eu ja assisti esse filme varias vezes e uma das cenas que eu sempre me lembro eh quando eu escuto a frase “ moda eh um dialogo”.

Eu gostaria de addicionar que nao eh soh um dialogo mas uma comunicacao, a expressao da nossa alma se projetando atraves de roupas e accessorios, aonde nos podemos nos transportar atraves da fantasia das cores e texturas, expondo a nossa alma, as vezes gritando e as vezes de luto, mas sempre contando uma estoria, a nossa estoria.

Uma outra cena que eu gostei muito foi a cena do Cafe da Manha Anual no Ritz Carlton. Eh uma reuniao aonde todos os mais importantes executivos do mundo estavam la conversando das tendencias e dos negocios do mundo da moda. Nessa cena, a Linda Fargo estava la, ela uma das mulheres que eu mais respeito no mundo da moda, ela eh a vice presidente da minha loja favorita, Bergdorf Goodman. O charme e a delicadeza que ela tem com aquele sorriso contagiante de boa energia vai fazer voce se apaixonar mais pelo mundo da moda.

Algo de muita importancia tambem foi mostrar os desfiles, tudo de estimulante e involvente como a musica, e o movimento que nos faz digerir e aceitar o que esta por vir no mundo da moda.

Se voce esta planejando entrar no mundo da moda, esse eh um filme que voce precisa assistir, principalmente assistindo a dinamica entre Anna Wintour, a editora de moda da Vogue USA com a Grace Coddington, ela foi a criadora de moda da Vogue USA at 2016. Eu sei que voce vai aprender muito com esse filme e valorizar mais as pessoas da industria. Terminando o filme, tem uma cena de entrevista com Anna Wintour que ela termina o filme falando assim” Nao da pra ficar para tras”. Deixo voce com esse pensamento… voce esta ficando para tras?

Top 3 questions an Interior Designer should ask their Residential clients.

I have been an Interior Designer for over 15 years, from Residential, Commercial, Institutional, clients with all kinds of budgets, styles, time frame but, what makes my job go smoother is that I always ask tons of questions before I start so my top 3 are:

1- Have you worked with an Interior Designer before?  The reason why I ask is that they will have someone else, that is not emotionally attached to the project, someone that will be seeing the project from the "outside" and it is very important that the designer have a clear vision and express themselves very clear to the client, otherwise, the project can become delayed and clients might get frustrated. The second question is:

2- Have you done any remodeling/ new construction before?  It is imperative that you, as a designer ask this question on the very first time you meet/talk to the prospect client. This will help you not just walk your clients through the process but when you send them the questionaire you need to be more specific with the questions. Las question is:

3- Have you done your research and what are your favorite stores/brands? That should be part of your 30 minutes first time consult, asking that question will help you identify the clients taste, budget, priority. We know that the master bathroom is the most value part of the home is but in case they want all things discontinued/cheap, make sure you tell them and do what they want to do. They are the ones living there not you, but, in case they want to sell one day, they are the ones that will suffer the consequences.  

I hope that  was helpful, in case you are going to start a new project, feel free to contact me. I can travel and I do offer consults online.  

Era uma vez... cantavamos o Hino Nacional Brasileiro nas escolas... Patria Amada Brasil

Hoje eh feriado no Brasil. Eh um dia que deveriamos estar celebrando a Independencia do Brasil, eramos para estar soltar fogos de artificios, fazendo festas em honra a nacao. Infelizmente isso nao esta acontecendo. Eu moro nos Estados Unidos por muito tempo, mas nasci e vivi minha infancia e juventude no Brasil. Quando eu escuto o hino tocar eu ate hoje choro de tao lindo. 

Era uma vez... cantavamos o hino nas escolas. Eu nao escuto mais o brado retumbante de um povo heroico... cade hos herois???  E o sol da liberdade? Tem tanta poluicao assim que nao se ve mais?  Cade o braco forte com penhor para trazer a igualdade? Alguem ainda ama a Patria Amada Salve Salve?

 

Brasil um sonho intenso um raio vivido.. ainda sonhamos?? ou estamos reclamando do pesadelo em que vivemos mas nao fazemos nada? e os bosques?? ainda tem mais flores??

Hoje eu peco paz no futuro... eu queria muito pedir pra voce que esta lendo, ensina seu filho esse hino tao lindo, se voce trabalha ou faz parte da educacao, por favor,lute e traga o hino devolta as escolas... era uma vez... tinhamos honra de cantar o hino, todo mundo com muito respeito. Eu peco possamos nos unir e nao nos dividir... eu peco que possamos lutar para educacao, saude e cultura. Sou designer de interiores, estilista de moda com especializacao em consultoria de cor, sempre estudei e ainda estudo, sempre me esforcei, nunca parei de lutar, ja fiz muitas viagens de missoes para minha propria cidade, Bauru, no estado de Sao Paulo. Pensei nao existe lugar melhor do que ajudar a minha propria cidade aonde nasci. 

Vamos todos, unidos, lutar por uma nacao melhor. eu conto com voce...minha Patria Amada Brasil!!!!

Gisele Bundchen's dress was a success at the Olympics Open Ceremony

I was astound when I saw Gisele Bundchen walking down the biggest catwalk wearing Brazilian Designer, Alexandre Herchcovitch mesh gown with golden sequins at the Opening Ceremony of The Olympics at the Maracana, in Rio de Janeiro.

Her confidence was transparent, I could see  through her eyes , her joy and honor to be part of the Olympics at the country where she was born and raised. Daniel Jobim the grandson of the legendary Brazilian Composer and Song Writer Tom Jobim playing and singing his grandfather original song "Garota de Ipanema"  made me chills. It was one of the best parts of the Open Ceremony in my opinion. 

Having someone that is representing Brazil in the best possible way like Gisele Bundchen has always been for so many years and Tom Jobim song being played was the best  "Icing on the cake" that we could have ever experienced at the Open Ceremony.

The lighting reflecting the curves on the floor as she walks the catwalk towards Daniel Jobim was inspired by  Oscar Niemeyer Designs, a famous  Brazilian Architect, who is considered to be one of the key figures of modern architecture.

Alexandre Herchcovitch had worked with Gisele before, when he was the Creative Director of the extinct Brazilian brand Zoomp. He is now designing for A La Garconne, his husband company, which will launch this week in New York being sold through the retailer Opening Ceremony .

I just can't wait to see more of his designs, his attention to detail is what everyone seeks when investing in a garment, yes I used the word invest, as a born and raised brazilian I learned that  our shoes, accessories, clothes, are an investment so there is nothing better than to invest in a good item.

When music, fashion, architecture is combined, art is communicated beautifully and I am looking foward to share more of it with you.

 

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