Tag Archives: fashion


blue bird tank, topshop tee, zara jeans (similar here), adidas tennis shoes (similar here), celine bag, tom ford sunglasses, belt, bracelet and watch bought in brazil, mac ruby woo lipstick

This time around I took the afternoon to visit Forte de Copacabana. Another touristy spot in Rio but very worth the hype.  The view to the Copacabana beach is kind of surreal and makes me question how in the world could I leave a city that has something like that to look at and reminds me why I keep coming back to visit every year.




Parque Lage

urban outfitters dress, zara top, asos hat, topshop necklace, louboutin shoes (similar here), belt bought in brazil, proenza schouler bag

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.




Fashion Rio Part II

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.


Fashion Rio

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

Freebie: Comme des Garçons Giveaway

::This giveaway is no longer accepting entries – see who won::


Now that the term “SO FETCH” has finally caught on (Gretchen of “Mean Girls” would be so proud) random.org has plucked out one winner who’s first wallet was an old leather inherited from her mom. Congrats, Tina! Leather must be your lucky charm.

If you’re looking for a website that offers the most influential and forward-thinking labels and that will ship the goodies to you (fast) wherever in the world you may be hiding, Farfetch.com is your pal. The website united just like, 1000 fashion labels in their network of independent boutiques around the world and free global returns is the cherry on top. But because this Comme Des Garçons red wallet had me at hello, I present to you a Farfetch.com Comme des Garçons wallet giveaway. One lucky winner anywhere in the world will take possession of this fabulous red leather wallet featuring a top zip fastening and a stitched curved corner section

How to enter:

  •  PRIZE: A Comme des Garçons 10 x 14 cm red leather wallet (valued at up to $78)
  •  TO ENTER: Comment on this post with the words “SO FETCH!”, tell me …
  •  BONUS QUESTION: Do you remember your first wallet? Was it a cartoon character? Princess? Passed down from a sibling? Mine was a brick. Pink and striped with a velcro fastener. I was 8 and $10 dollars = baller! And…
  •  BONUS ACTION: Like Lulu Abroad’s Facebook Fan page 
  •  CONTEST CLOSES: Wednesday, May 23rd at 9pm CENTRAL
  •  PRIZE SHIPS: Worldwide
  •  THE RULES: One entry per email address. The winner will be selected using random.org and announced here (through an update to this same post) on Thursday.

PS: I don’t get paid or gifted for hosting giveaways. It’s just a generous way to say “thanks for stopping by”. See my full disclaimer for more giveaway info. Pics from Farfetch.com.


See You In Rio

Flight leaves in a few hours for my annual month-long-visit in my native Brazil. While I’ll try to keep you guys posted with sporadic blog updades, my access to the internet could stay limited so it won’t be the usual three times a week ordeal. Great! You get a vacation too (from me) and it’s all good. However if you miss me too much (please try not to cry) you’re welcome to sporadically stop by and see what’s happening in Brazil while I’m gone. You may follow me on twitter (@flaviarobinson) or instagram (@luluabroad) for frequent updates. Au revoir Beijo tchau!


Note: Make sure to check back next Monday, the 21st for a fabulous freebie giveaway.

new bracelet + scarf to wear in Brazil

straw hats packed to fit Rio’s bohemian vibe

can’t wait for the best food in the world (don’t ya dare argue!)

swim in the waterfalls at my hometown

 so long Lake Michigan


Cotton Candy

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?