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Making Of – Hector Albertazzi

Now, that you are already familiarized with some of our native talents I would love to introduce to my readers a fresh face (at least for us!) in the edgy, rich and provocative jewelry design biz! Hector Albertazzi "making of" with TopCaroline Ribeiro... [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AXQSgJIojHA?fs=1]I absolutely love the mixed metals and matte looks, the studs are so contemporary and I would dare to say almost punk but in an extremely tasteful way ;) I love it all, hope you love it too!!!For more info on this amazing dude check out his page: www.hectoralbertazzi.com.brIf you'd like to keep up with the new and upcoming in the land of Carnaval like "Via Friuli Studio" page on Facebook!  Beijos,

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Look Book: Mint & Brown

This is a BCBG mint or teal dress - however you see it ;) paired up with a rough leather jacket. If you know me well you already know that this is my fave look, the feminine dress with the edgy leather piece!! We have this dress still available in the store and it's on sale, so call me up if you want yours ;)

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LookBook: DVF Green Dress

Karina Reske to the rescue!!! Yes, that happens every time my BFF has an event such as a wedding or fashion show to attend, in fact that is the best part of our friendship -the fact that we are so good at different things it only compliments and strengthens our ties :) Don't ask me to do anything related to technology or design of business cards, websites and such - that's with her!!!Anyway, to the point: Kris had a wedding on Saturday and I did her make up and hair and offered tips on styling her amazing DVF green dress, and this is the result...For info on price and schedules available for hair and make up email me at  karinastylediaries@gmail.comBeijos,

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Pink & Blue !!

Refreshing take on the nautical stripes...pink preppy style blazer and fuchsia heels!Play with thick metal bracelets, I love the gold buttons in this one, it gives an expensive feel...when it's really not!Starbucks happy-hour frappuccinos :)Striped dress Zara, pink blazer H&M, fuchsia snake-skin heels I.N.C, sunglasses Tom Ford (Whitney)@ work!Photos by Jill Kirby, Abby Gehring and Eric James Reske!!Beijos,

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New and Upcoming: Alexandre Won

In the fast-paced fashion industry of these days such things like Tailors are not heard of anymore, which is sad because tailoring is an art and a talent that you are either born or not with it. I hate to sound sexist but men are usually the best at this particular task ;)That being said I wanted to share a quick video of Alexandre Won, a tailor who's making headlines in my native Brazil and I'm sure you'll soon hear more and more of the talented guy who rides his motorcycle on his suit (hot if you ask me!!)What a breath of fresh air... http://vimeo.com 

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Chi-Chi town in Hot Company!

Yesterday I went to Chicago, thanks to my dear friend Eutemia, who had to pick up her passport in the Brazilian Consulate. Of course any excuse is good enough to justify the trip, so there we went...lots of talk and philosophies (haha!), singing and venting we finally arrived and we were ready to shop! Quick resume of our day in the windy city - with lots of sunshine ;)

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Brasil….meu Brasil brasileiro….

Listening to axe music, looking through pictures and brainstorming for a post I found myself feeling extremely homesick today, but in a good way. I'm so proud of my heritage and couldn't be happier to see that Macy's has brought a piece of Brazil to it's stores here in America!Such happy colors, places, and people fit in perfectly with the new season. Let's celebrate spring with the joyful spirit of the Brazilians ;)I used to not be a fan of Indy car racing (only liked Formula One because our dear Ayrton Senna) but couldn't help myself but falling in love with this very American race after the Brazilian sweethearts Tony and Helio started to make history on the tracks! Gotta love these guys ;) Viva o Brasil!!!!!Beijos,

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Mother’s Day Goodies

Yesterday I took my old shoes to the shoe repair at the mall and to my disappointment I found out they can't be repaired :( oh well that's life, I got a looooot of wear out of those!But my trip wasn't a total waste of time since I found my mother's day gift (yes, I do the shopping and just tell hubby that's his gift for me - not romantic but very practical!! haha) Now I just wanted to share my goodies with you, I'm addicted to Pinterest (thanks to my dear friend Isabela!) and have been seeing so many hot accessories for spring that I made a point of getting only costume jewelry. I'm in love!!!Earrings Rachel Rachel Roy 40.00 Equestrian style silver bracelet Vince Camuto 45.00 Toggle chain gold bracelet Ralph Lauren…

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