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O Estilista Bracarense – 2 year anniversary

fashionmusiclove1bigPicture by João Mota (all rights reserved)

Today is the 2nd anniversary of the blog ” O Estilista Bracarense” and we had a lovely photoshoot during yesterday’s afternoon. This is one of the pictures we took, but there are more to come.

Check out his blog right here and, if you forgot about the interview I did with the blogger, João Mota, you can find it here.

*I’ll be flying to Paris for the Fashion Week and meet some friends. Expect many pictures next week. x

 

 

Vogue’s best street style photographs of 2012

Vogue selected 34 of the best street style pictures captured during this year and I have selected my top ten amongst those photographs. Do you have a favorite?

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Hedvig Opshaug

Opening Ceremony dress, Balenciaga shoes, Olympia Le-Tan clutch

 Opening Ceremony dress, Balenciaga shoes, Olympia Le-Tan clutch

Dries Van Noten pants (left), Céline pants and Alexander Wang heels (right)

Dries Van Noten pants (left), Céline pants and Alexander Wang heels (right)

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Hanne Gaby Odiele

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Caroline Sieber

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Céline bag (So challenging wearing total pink!)

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Taylor Tomasi Hill

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Lily Kwong

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Zanita Whittington

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Natuka Karkashadze

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Portugal Fashion: Stylish people

The bloggers behind the blog Streetlights.pt

Those three were the one of the groups with more style.

The look above was one of my favorites.

The stylist Viviana Magalhães and a close up of her Jeffrey Campbell Litas.

Maria Inês, Sílvia, Viviana and me.

Me and some of my details on the picture below.

Interview to Estilista Bracarense

(João Mota, the blogger behind “O Estilista Bracarense”)

The blog Estilista Bracarense can be found here. For those who don’t remember, he was the one that took these pictures, last month.

O blog do Estilista Bracarense pode ser encontrado aqui. Para quem não se lembra, foi ele que tirou estas fotos, o mês passado.

The Blog

– What led you to start a blog? / O que te levou a começar o blog?

I have always loved fashion and photography. I think fashion came first, because I have always been interested for it, since I was young and, since I already knew fashion blogs, I thought I could do the same in Braga. This way I gathered two of my passions.

Sempre gostei muito de moda/fotografia. Acho que o que surgiu primeiro foi a moda, sempre me interessei por tudo o que estava relacionado com isso, desde pequenino e como já conhecia blogs do género, pensei que poderia fazer o mesmo em Braga. Assim juntei duas paixões.

– How do people react when you ask them to pose for your camera? /Como reagem as pessoas quando as abordas na rua para posarem?

They have many reactions. They get shy, which is normal, they feel flattered, vain…

Têm reacções muito variadas, ficam tímidas, o que é normal, sentem-se lisonjeadas, vaidosas…

(Helen)

– Who do you think is easier to convince? Women or men? / Quem é mais fácil de convencer? Os homens ou  as mulheres?

Both. Women are always more predisposed for fashion but, on the other hand, men are more direct, more practical.

Os dois. As mulheres são sempre mais predispostas para a moda, mas o homem, por outro lado, é mais direto, mais prático.

– What was the most funnier situation while asking someone to pose? Did anyone ever had a bad reaction? / Qual a situação mais engraçada durante abordagem? Alguma vez alguém reagiu mal?

No, not bad. They say they are not in the mood or they don’t want, but usually because they are shy for being in the street.

Não, mal não. Já disseram que não estão com vontade ou que não apetece, mas quase sempre mais por timidez, por estarem na rua.

– What’s the feedback you have, when people look at their pictures on your blog? / Qual é o feedback das pessoas, quando se vêem no blog?

It’s positive. They show the pictures to their relatives, their friends. They say it is good to break the monotony and makes their ego grow.

É positivo. Mostram as fotos à família, aos amigos. Dizem que lhes quebra a monotonia e aumenta-lhes o ego.

I’m a painter with my lens.

Sou um pintor com a lente.

– What is your working method? / Qual é o teu método de trabalho?

Sometimes I go out in the morning and walk around the streets. Sometimes I come during the afternoon – the sunset has the best light – and I photograph several looks that I post later. I don’t have a specific date to post, I’m a little uncertain. At the end of the day, I come home, select a few pictures (which is not easy since I always take lots), edit, write a little text and  then I publish.
Since I also work as a freelancer, it gets a little intense sometimes. I always have something to do.

Por vezes saio de manhã, dou uma volta pela rua – uma não, várias. Outras vezes venho de tarde – o fim da tarde tem a melhor luz – e fotografo vários looks que posto em dias diferentes. Não tenho datas para postar, é um bocado incerto. Ao final do dia chego a casa, seleciono as fotos (o que não é fácil, uma vez que tiro sempre muitas), retoco, faço um texto e publico.

Como também sou freelancer, por vezes torna-se demasiado intenso. Tenho sempre o que fazer.

References

-Can we say that blogs such as The Sartorialist and The Lisbon Tailor are your references? /Podemos dizer que blogs como o Sartorialist e o Alfaiate são as tuas referências?

Yes, such as Jak & Jil and Stockholm Street Style.

Sim, tal como o Jak & Jil e o Stockholm Street Style.

– Would you like to work with any of these bloggers? Gostavas de trabalhar com algum destes bloggers?

I would love to work with The Sartorialist or the Lisbon Tailor.

Gostava muito de trabalhar com o Sartorialist ou o Alfaiate Lisboeta.

– What do you like to read?/ O que gostas de ler?

Magazines! I always buy Numéro and WAD (which is more urban) and Vogue Paris or Italy, which are my favorites. I read a lot to find new ideas and I also browse a lot of blogs.

Revistas! Compro muitas vezes Numéro, a WAD (que é uma revista mais urbana) e a Vogue Paris ou Itália, que são as minhas preferidas. Leio bastante, para encontrar ideias e também consulto muitos blogs.

– Do you have any favorite model? /Tens alguma modelo de eleição?

I have several, but I have also found lots of good looking women in Braga.

There are bloggers I think are really worth photographing. There is a blogger I think has a really cool style, her name is Miroslava Duma. I would love to photograph her.

Tenho várias, mas também tenho apanhado muita gente com bom aspeto em Braga.

Há muitas bloggers que acho que valem a pena fotografar. Há uma blogger que eu acho que tem um estilo muito giro, chama-se Miroslava Duma. Adorava fotografá-la.

(Cindy)

Street Style

– Can we say that you prefer street style rather than studio photography? /Podemos dizer que preferes o street style à fotografia em estúdio?

The trends are on the streets and that is where everything happens. In studio, the environment is more controlled. Street style is my base. I like to catch people when they are unaware on the streets. 

É na rua que estão as tendências e onde tudo acontece. No estúdio o ambiente é mais controlado. O street style é a minha base. Dá-me mais gosto apanhar as pessoas desprevenidas na rua. 

-You find two girls on the street. What makes you choose one over another? What makes you want to photograph? /Tens duas raparigas na rua. O que te leva a fotografar uma em detrimento de outra? O que te impele a fotografar?

I photograph both. Each person has a different style. Fashion is personality, I do not search for trends, but style – that is the essence of fashion. We should dare everything, create, not only follow rules or be stuck to the same things. You can wear the trends but, if you lack attitude, then there is no chemistry. Sometimes, the way you hold a cigarette, the way you grab your hat… It has to be a part of you and sometimes even a face is enough to draw the attention.

Fotografo as duas. Cada pessoa tem um estilo diferente. A moda é personalidade, eu não procuro tendências, mas estilo – é isso a essência da moda. Devemos ousar tudo, criar, não seguir regras e nem estar sempre preso às mesmas coisas. Pode-se estar a vestir as últimas tendências, mas se faltar atitude, não há química. Por vezes a forma de pegar no cigarro, de arranjar o chapéu… Tem k fazer parte da pessoa e por vezes um rosto até é o suficiente para chamar a atenção.

(Catarina)

– So far, which was the person you liked to photograph the most and why? What do you like to photograph? /Até agora, qual foi a pessoa que mais gostaste de fotografar e por quê? – O que te dá mais gozo fotografar?

So many! Once I photographed a Russian girl (Helen), she had a natural charisma and beauty. It was in a foggy day, she looked like an oasis. She had a long skirt flowing with the wind and red hair, I was fascinated. It was one of the most striking photos for me.

I also loved photographing Mr.Fernando and Catarina, who is always ready and interacts very well with the camera. Oh, I also like to photograph Cindy, who has a very Parisian style.

Tantas! Uma vez fotografei uma rapariga russa (Helen), tinha um carisma natural e uma beleza muito próprias. Foi num dia nublado, parecia uma miragem. Tinha uma saia comprida a esvoaçar e uns cabelos ruivos, eu fiquei fascinado. Foi uma das fotos mais marcantes.

Também gostei muito de fotografar o Sr. Fernando e a Catarina, que está sempre pronta e interage bem com a câmara. Ah, também gosto de fotografar a Cindy, que tem um estilo muito parisiense.

-What’s you favorite set to photograph? / Qual o teu cenário preferido para fotografar?

I love the morning Light (from 7AM to 12AM) and also the sunset. My favorite set? Braga. I love sets from streets with old architecture, but I also like modernism and urban.

Adoro a luz da manhã (7h às 12h), e também o fim de tarde. O meu fundo preferido? Braga. Gosto de cenários com arquitectura mais antiga das ruelas. Mas também gosto do moderno, do urbano.

My blog is a white canvas, with Braga as background and stylish people moving on it.

O blog é uma tela branca, tenho  a cidade de Braga a preenche-la  como fundo e com pessoas com estilo a movimentar-se.

The Future

– How do you see yourself and the blog in a few years? Como te imaginas a ti e ao blog dentro de alguns anos?

I don’t know about the blog…This has been an adventure. Such as with photography, I like the unexpected. For now I want to win the Fashion Blogger Awards. I am a nominee and I would love to win. Of course I would also love to photograph for Vogue. I would love to see my pictures published on Vogue, even the Portuguese one.

I willl keep doing this for a long time, because this is what I want.

I would also love to explore new cities: Madrid, Barcelona, Milan, Paris… Parisian women have a very unique style, easily distinguishable; New York is the city of my dreams – I love movement and there is no other city with more movement, more variety and more styles than this one.

(Mr.Fernando)

Quanto ao blog, não sei…Tem sido uma aventura. Tal como na fotografia, gosto mais do inesperado.  Para já tenho o projecto de ganhar o Fashion Blogger Awards. Fui nomeado e adorava ganhar. Obviamente que gostava de fotografar para a Vogue. Ia gostar de ver fotos minhas publicadas na Vogue mesmo que fosse a portuguesa.

Eu vou continuar a querer fazer isto durante muito tempo, porque é isto que eu quero.

Gostava também de explorar mais sítios: Madrid; Barcelona, Milão, Paris…As parisienses têm um estilo muito próprio, fácil distinguir; Nova Iorque é a cidade dos meus sonhos – adoro movimento e não há nenhuma cidade com mais do que esta, com mais variedade de estilos e de pessoas.

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Hats and skirts

Today, I will interview a street style blogger for a new post and we will also take some pictures.

This is a moodboard for this afternoon’s outfit.

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Hats and skirts


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Jeffrey Campbell – Save the Monkey: teaser

Remember the party I wrote about last week, with the Jeffrey Campbell show? Here’s some more pictures of what you’ll get to see on the event:

 

 

You don’t want to miss this!

Navy: the perfect couple

By O Alfaiate Lisboeta (The Lisbon Taylor)

 

Coachella festival: the looks.

The most stylish festival in the world, Coachella, has already started and there are already lots of great looks to be shown.

Here are some of my favorites and some ideas for all the summer festivals about to come.

 Source: Mr.Newton

As you can see, denim (micro) shorts are still the most important piece. Some women opt for accessorizing. Fringes (whether in clothes or bags) and cowboy boots finish the look.

Coachella looks

If you are more into a romantic look, you can always pick a maxi dress. There are llots of them in this Spring’s collections, like Mango’s and Zara’s.Coachella 2

Fashion Week before the shows.

The New York Fashion Week has already started, but every year, the runway always starts outside the show. Year after year, thousands of people are photographed at the streets of New York. The fashion is made outside the shows, before it is presented on them. More than being inspired by the shows, I feel inspired with real people, wearing “real clothes”. Clothes I can imagine myself in. These are some of them.

Olivia Palermo is always one of the most photographed women, during fashion week.

Bloggers  Rumi Neely from Fashion Toast and Denni, from Chicmuse.

Love these two looks. Perfect for winter: capes and knit sweaters.

Fur, fur, fur, even if it’s just one detail (that can make a big difference).

A casual look and flare jeans.

All eyes on Anna Dello Russo

…and Lauren Santo Domingo.

Picture This! – Bloggers

In this group of six bloggers, I can find 3 of my favorites: Alix, Pandora and Andy. It’s great to see a bunch of stylish girls all together.

Girls just want to have fun!