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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?




Heart Shades


zara dress (similar and awesome one here), thrifted sunglasses, proenza schouler bag, hermes bracelet, h&m bangles(similar here), forever 21 ring, louboutin shoes, minf nail polish by illamasqua


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.







Meet My Mom

This year I was lucky enough to have mom here for mother’s day. You know, from Brazil to the US is not exactly a short ride and we don’t always get to celebrate together. My mom is an example of perseverance and determination. She’s a super woman and my biggest suporter.


It’s scary  how much our hands look alike (it’s the same hand I swear) and strange that we both sit with legs crossed and rest the right hand in between (the last one only came to my attention a couple of years ago). It’s nice to go down memory lane and celebrate how lucky I am to have her in my life. Hope you all are enjoying Mother’s day as much I as am.



Makeup Latest

Every now and then someone will ask for a makeup tricks post. Here’s the problem: I am no makeup artist. Sure I’m no hairdresser either but that didn’t keep me from my how to Youtube channel. Explain? I have no shame when the subject is hair. Makeup though, far more intimidating. Instead, I’m sharing my lastest purchases from the beauty sector that I’m going absolutely cookoo for:

  •  Benefit Cha Cha Tint – On me it doesn’t stay on longer than lipgloss (as I’ve heard other people comment) but if you’re going for seemingly effortless rosy lips, this is key.