"Courage is the ladder on which all the other virtues mount."Clare Booth Luce
My broken heart goes to all the people who have lost a loved one and/or their homes during this terrible time in the US.  New Yorkers have shown their best and greatest side during horrible times like this.  This is when their solidarity and courage comes afloat the strongest. 
photo from here.
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A Picture says a thousand words...

You see... I told you there was a toilet!
Good Morning everyone.  I wish my people in New York and its neighboring boroughs are baring this Hurricane that is approaching the East Coast.  I know that things that we can’t control is always scary and Nature is one of them.  Let's hope God's hands will weaken the strength of Hurricane Sandy. 
There is one thing I was looking forward to do before our move and that was having a family photo shoot in it.  I can’t tell enough how much I love photo shoots.  It's fun, enthusiastic, and hopeful.  You get up early in the morning, one of my favorite things actually, go out to get fresh flowers, set up, get all made up and dress up and have as much fun as you can.  But, of course the most important part of a photo shoot is the memories that we captured especially family memories. 
I wanted the pictures to be natural, kind of like lifestyle pictures, and we were lucky we came across Diego Molina, a professional photographer who did a great job capturing very special everyday-moments in a fashionable and tasty way.  Photographing kids is not an easy task.  Lucas, our son, for instance goes at his own will.  You don't take a picture of him if he doesn't want to, so I was glad to see that Diego had experience with these kinds of situations and I was able to end up with a bunch of great pictures of our little one for the future, which reminds me I haven't sent the respective grandmas these pictures.  Have a great and safe week!
When is my bed arriving here in our Sao Paulo home, please?  Hello!

Our cutie pie and I trying to surf in the dry.

Me, myself and I.  Diego also makes people look not so bad without filter.  ha! an Instagram insiders joke. Thank you Diego for the great pictures!
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Pretty Loaded

Very and pretty well armed, above.
Make Fashion not War!  This selection of fashion here collected has a sole intention of inspiring those who dare and are confident to wear.  One advise to those who don't agree with it, don't dare tell the one wearing them because they are well, pretty well armed and you don't really want to mess with them. 
What were you saying..? Sorry I was looking at the amazing nails, above. 
Below, a collection of what I would love to have.  Enjoy!

Studded leather skirt, Stud elastic belt, Crown earrings, zip front crop top, Emilio Pucci bracelet, Black bag, Sweatshirt, Stud loafers.

And if you thought it was not going to hit the home section,  I got to change your mind today.  Now for your home.  An egg studded chair?  Awesome!  Available here.
Top three pictures from here.
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What I took with me to Sao Paulo

I feel I've been absent from my lovely blog for ages.  Our little one has been under the weather for what's gone from the week and I've been paying attention to nothing else.  Thankfully today he's feeling much better and I have time to share with you what I have taken with me, not literally, these things were shipped, to Sao Paulo.  I'm very pleased with the things I got in such a short notice. 
Besides that I'll start with what I'm the least happy, the rug bought intentionally for the living room.  How on earth did I end up with a pale beige sisal/jute rug?  Well easy, these stores never have big rugs available, they are always in back order and I didn't have the time to wait for them.  Nothing, that sometimes you have to do with what you have.  Let's see how that works!
When I opened the box of the Lawrence Flush Mount from Circa Lighting, I ended up gasping for air.  When I got it I had no idea it was going to be this beautiful.  It is really amazing!
  I was lucky finding great pieces at auction for great price.  I found a pair of this oversized French lounge chair which I got for a very good price.  They were lucky to come across my fantastic upholsterer in the US who was able to upholster them in just two days and got them delivered just one hour before the guys finished packing the truck.  Talking about luck, ha!  I used the beautiful ikat Schumacher fabric below.

  And here, below is the carpet I have no idea what I will end up doing with… 
This handsome mid-century Brazilian sofa was sitting in the back of an Auction.  Begging to be returned back home and I did it a favor.  He'll soon be back home in its birth country.  This one may go in my office.

And finally the awesome headboard for our little one's bedroom.  The fabric is Cap Ferrat by Alan Campbell, Quadrille.  I can't wait to see his bedroom!

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Autumn Inspirations

"There is a harmony
In autumn, and a lustre in its sky,
Which through the summer is not heard or seen,
As if it could not be, as if it had not been!"
Percy Bysshe Shelley

Images via Pinterest
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Long gone are the days when labeled front t-shirts were considered flashy or pretending.  Now-a-days these t-shirts are stylish and chic.  Perhaps are the names on them that make them a lot more coveted.  I especially love the Celine Paris t-shirts and the way this lady below has worn it, with the big junky gold-like necklace, it's the way to go!  Enjoy!

Who can forget this image above.  Beautiful!

Rihanna is always so chic and stylish in her own rock and roll way.
Buy them Celine and here, Dior, Chanel, kenzo.
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A Modern Classic Home

This amazing home in Malaga, Spain was designed by Pablo Paniagua and his Studio team that was in charge of almost everything from the architecture to the design and construction of furniture.  All done with the very important goal of reaching a harmonious result.  I love how the dark colors stand out on the white background.  Enjoy!

 Lovely kitchen

Always amazed at the power of mirror.  This inner courtyard appears double its size due to the use of mirrors on the wall.
Photos via Nuevo Estilo
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Happy Children's Day

It's Dia da Criança here in Brazil and I wanted to wish all children a happy and beautiful day!  It's a national Holiday so no work and no school today.  Children are extremely important to Brazilian and they are truly sweet to them so I was not surprise to find Lucas's school yesterday with balloon arrangements like this one everywhere.  It was really beautiful and magic.  Happy Weekend everyone! 
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The It pants

Some people credit the first "it pant" on my list to Michael Jackson's iconic black and white pants, others to Celine Fashion House.  Regardless of who you want to thank for them and I think we should all do, the ability of side track pants to make anyone look slender and well-built is indisputable. 

You can dress it up with a lace top and keep it real riding a bike. :)
The second on my list is the Leopard print pants.  It's the kind of print that when wearing it I prefer to keep it in the dark color side, like the first one below.  I think that by keeping it in the browns and blacks and staying away from the yellowish ones it's still easy in the eyes and elegant at once.

Love the way both of these ladies wear them.

Margherita Missoni below, kept it fun and young.  The cropped kind on her.

And finally and perfect for the starting Fall season in the US it's the leather leggings or leather panel pants which are stylish and modern.  I bought mine a year ago at Club Monaco and I've been rocking it ever since.  I feel like every year I have to write about leather pants because they are classic and stylish.  

What's sexier than leather and fake fur?  Below, me, myself and I.

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