Parque Lage is a historical must see in Rio de Janeiro, which just happens to be the official host for the next Olympic games. I had to stop by for a stroll this summer while visiting. Build in the 1920′s the old mansion is now home to the School of Visual Arts and also a great spot to get yummy breakfast (at the cozy café overlooking the pool), appreciate multiple art exhibitions, set-up a picnic on the grass, or just sit outside and enjoy a book while looking at a gorgeous view of the Christ statue.
Today I wrap up my stay in Rio. It’s great to be back and know it still feels like home. This place deserves the tittle of wonderful city because it is indeed. If you ever get a chance to visit, please don’t pass! Just like saying bye to Rio, it was difficult saying bye to the fashion scene. Hard to think of two other words that go so well together: Fashion Rio. Take a peek at what the last day at the lounges was like.
Next destination? Curitiba. Remember to follow on twitter (@flaviarobinson) and instagram (@luluabroad) for frequent travel updates.
As promised, here’s the first sporadic update from Rio. Aside from feeling very sick for the last two days (leave it to me to wait till after I left Chicago) it’s been incredible. Fashion Rio is in full swing and the city looks as beautiful as I remember.
Designer Mech Zda paraded a colorful collection down the runaway
Shoe crush at Luiza Barcelos in Belo Horizonte
It’s not everyday I tour FARM headquarters
casual chic, cocktail dress + tennis shoes
zara t-shit, j brand jeans, chanel sunglasses (similar here), forever 21 bracelets and ring, celine luggage micro, arezzo shoes (similar here), minf illamasqua nail polish, mac viva glam nicki lipstick
Have you ever seen a celebrity wear something and instantly desired that item so much like your
life wardrobe was incomplete without it? That’s what I call the Kardashian kurse and how I spotted something almost identical to this heart graphic t-shit (and my cat-eye Tom Ford and lots of other things). Khloe Kardashian on one of their half-a-dozen television shows. I like to think I’m not alone. Right?
As my mom got ready to leave town yesterday I decided to take her on a last fun afternoon at the Chicago Navy Pier. The weather was ridiculously beautiful and my red heart shades finally got their debut (I had been waiting to pull these out for too long now). And I “heart” them so much I’m guessing this won’t be the last time you see them on here.
When asked by the beautiful Andrea from Blonde Bed Head how I’d describe my style, I went blank, question mark followed. Other people make it sound so easy to self-evaluate like that when I have a hard time choosing between orange and pink. So rather than trying to fit into a flat category (never been ordinary anyways) I just like to let my surroundings and background flip the pages of my style story. This scarf tie, for example, could illustrate the Carmen Miranda inspired chapter in my life, don’t you think?
I have a confession to make. I’m sick and tired of the floral pant trend. The saddest part of it all is that it happened before I got a chance to buy a pair. Problem is, whenever something is overly done, including by me, I tend to reject it. Nothing against having one (especially if you’ve already dove in) but for me, I guess I’m a floral short kind of gal.