Living in Southern California is every kid’s dream come true.

I remember growing up in Brazil and going to Disneyland on vacation with my parents and those are the happiest memories of my childhood hands down.

As an artist years down the road, I can’t deny the heavy influence that Walt Disney has in my personal aesthetics as well as the element of childhood curiosity, fantasy and make believe.

So much of Fashion is born in make believe, in the “what if’s” and “how about’s” that’s why it’s important for a designer to get their hands dirty with materials and machines because it’s in the process of creation that inspiration comes to an artist and takes over the work.

Stay curious, stay naughty…

xoxo

Shoes : Call it Spring

Skirt : American Apparel

Bodysuit : Nastygal

Jacket : UNIF

Ears : Disneyland

Working with new Designers is both challenging and exciting. Since Fashion is Art, it’s all about personal taste. In teaching I have found a love for the new and a constant evolution of taste as I am presented with new ideas on a regular basis.

In the past year I was lucky enough to have among my students a young men named Drew Kessler. With a passion for the outdoors and nature, Drew worked on a collection with a Nomad tribe in mind that mixes leathers, furs and canvas material. He has not only created all looks but also the shoes, handbags and head pieces that adorn this most incredible collection.

To me, more than trying to get a point across of a way in which an artist should or should not work, as a teacher, I am more interested in motivating the artist; in leading the artist down a path of exploration and curiosity with a positive light. Motivated people always produce better, more prolific work.

Here I am wearing one of Drew’s looks…more to come!!!

Stay naughty…

xoxo

Photographed by: Adrienn Recio

The Woodbury Fashion Donor Dinner Event held at the Los Angeles Museum of Natural History was a celebration of the University’s Senior Fashion Class of 2013.

As one of the school’s Design Instructor, along with iconic Red Carpet Designer Eduardo Lucero, Kathryn Hagen and Jared Gold to mention a few, I couldn’t be happier with the student’s body of work.

Ironically enough, as Fashion becomes more and more relevant in today’s society, true Fashion Design can be considered a dying art. As computers and overseas factories start taking over the market place, the Designer who actually invests his time in the craft of hand drawing and illustrating, draping, flat patterning, fitting, tailoring and sewing garments himself is the true artist in this business, and the only one capable of creating the new.

As an artist myself, I see no better way to contribute than to mentor new generations of Fashion Designers and Illustrators, and pass along the teachings that were once passed down to me, by artist whose words will forever resonate through my work.

Stay curious, stay naughty!!
xoxo

Dress - Gloria Coelho (Brazilian Designer, Tulle Dress)

Shoes - Christian Dior Mesh Platforms

Bag - BCBG Feathered Clutch

Coat - Vintage

Hat - Vintage

Look of the day…August 15th.
Super Heavy!

This look is all about the naughty but nice peek-a-boo of the neon through navy blue lace and leopard booties. The element of transparency is always something a girl can rely on in order to create a sexy look.
Playing basics with the RGB (Red, Green and Blue) color scheme, I am actually wearing a Barney’s Co-Op knit men’s tie but here tied in a bow.
I say, if it looks good, who cares which section of the store is selling it, as long as you like it… make it work! 
Stay naughty!

Look of the day…August 15th.

Super Heavy!

This look is all about the naughty but nice peek-a-boo of the neon through navy blue lace and leopard booties. The element of transparency is always something a girl can rely on in order to create a sexy look.

Playing basics with the RGB (Red, Green and Blue) color scheme, I am actually wearing a Barney’s Co-Op knit men’s tie but here tied in a bow.

I say, if it looks good, who cares which section of the store is selling it, as long as you like it… make it work! 

Stay naughty!

Look of the day…August 14th….
Purple Haze
Purple is one of those childhood colors that are so rich and exciting it’s easy to get obsessed with, especially with the neon craze that’s going around. Neon yellows are my favorite to match it to since the green makes me really think of the Incredible Hulk.
Here I’m wearing a purple strapless color blocked little dress and I’m toning down the palette with a black cardi. The neon heels pick up the neon detail of the dress as well as jewerly and this is an easy, fun look for the summer.
I had the HONOR to be photographed here by my partner in crime and AWESOME artist Miss Susanne Melanie Berry <3
Remember..everything looks better with a natural tan!
Stay naughty!xoxo

Look of the day…August 14th….

Purple Haze


Purple is one of those childhood colors that are so rich and exciting it’s easy to get obsessed with, especially with the neon craze that’s going around. Neon yellows are my favorite to match it to since the green makes me really think of the Incredible Hulk.

Here I’m wearing a purple strapless color blocked little dress and I’m toning down the palette with a black cardi. The neon heels pick up the neon detail of the dress as well as jewerly and this is an easy, fun look for the summer.

I had the HONOR to be photographed here by my partner in crime and AWESOME artist Miss Susanne Melanie Berry <3

Remember..everything looks better with a natural tan!

Stay naughty!
xoxo

Song of the day.

August 13th&#8230;
Leather and Lace
Celebrating my eternal obsession for color schemes here is one of my top 5 favorites, the Chanel color scheme. The soft yet-not-exactly-baby pink with black lace and leather details creates a mix of innocence and darkness that I love. The baby blue nails are my little pop of color.
Here I&#8217;m wearing the Alexander McQueen Pumas as well as sunnies from Marc by Marc Jacobs resort 2011 collection for men, I just couldn&#8217;t resist the pink ombre on these shades, as well as his &#8220;watch&#8221; belt (one of my all time favorite acessories). The dress is a mix of mesh, tulle and satin and it&#8217;s perfect for the long days of California summer&#8230;
Stay naughty&#8230;

August 13th…


Leather and Lace

Celebrating my eternal obsession for color schemes here is one of my top 5 favorites, the Chanel color scheme. The soft yet-not-exactly-baby pink with black lace and leather details creates a mix of innocence and darkness that I love. The baby blue nails are my little pop of color.

Here I’m wearing the Alexander McQueen Pumas as well as sunnies from Marc by Marc Jacobs resort 2011 collection for men, I just couldn’t resist the pink ombre on these shades, as well as his “watch” belt (one of my all time favorite acessories). The dress is a mix of mesh, tulle and satin and it’s perfect for the long days of California summer…

Stay naughty…

Inspiration for today’s mischievous look…

Saturday out and about in the streets of L.A. with M.G. Baker Co.Here @ Mister FreedomLook of the day&#8230; August 11th.
Red, White and Blue
Everybody has a friend, that person that sort of sneaked into our lives and became the lifeline, the missing link you were looking for in order to be happy, mine is M.G. Baker Co. (mgbakerco.com). We were designers together at Hurley and really learned from each other and collaborated in some pretty amazing projects.
Now M.G. Baker is out on his own with a killer line of self tie Bow Ties that are all the rage in Hollywood among celebritiies and trend setters but that&#8217;s not all, soon he will have more products for boys to look cuter than ever, so girls&#8230;if there&#8217;s a special boy in your life&#8230;hint hint.
This is another one of my fashion obsessions, the Nautical look&#8230;I guess this girl loves more than just a man in an uniform! Here I&#8217;m wearing a simple navy blue dress which I pop with the red elastic and patent leather belt that matches the shoes and sunnies. Offset by the big white bag I create my Uncle Sam palette perfect for the Mister Freedom wall.
If you have never been there it is a killer place to visit and revisit designs and initiatives from long long ago. I&#8217;m a sucker for fifties fashion, style of garment construction as well as design and lifestyle so Mister Freedom is an incredible place to reminisce and get inspired.
Stay naughty!

MISTER FREEDOM®7161 Beverly BoulevardLos Angeles, CALIFORNIA 90036USATel: (323) 653 2014Fax: (323) 932 9590Store Hours: Noon to 7:00PM, 7 days a week.

Saturday out and about in the streets of L.A. with M.G. Baker Co.

Here @ Mister Freedom

Look of the day… August 11th.

Red, White and Blue

Everybody has a friend, that person that sort of sneaked into our lives and became the lifeline, the missing link you were looking for in order to be happy, mine is M.G. Baker Co. (mgbakerco.com). We were designers together at Hurley and really learned from each other and collaborated in some pretty amazing projects.

Now M.G. Baker is out on his own with a killer line of self tie Bow Ties that are all the rage in Hollywood among celebritiies and trend setters but that’s not all, soon he will have more products for boys to look cuter than ever, so girls…if there’s a special boy in your life…hint hint.

This is another one of my fashion obsessions, the Nautical look…I guess this girl loves more than just a man in an uniform! Here I’m wearing a simple navy blue dress which I pop with the red elastic and patent leather belt that matches the shoes and sunnies. Offset by the big white bag I create my Uncle Sam palette perfect for the Mister Freedom wall.

If you have never been there it is a killer place to visit and revisit designs and initiatives from long long ago. I’m a sucker for fifties fashion, style of garment construction as well as design and lifestyle so Mister Freedom is an incredible place to reminisce and get inspired.

Stay naughty!


MISTER FREEDOM®

7161 Beverly Boulevard

Los Angeles, CALIFORNIA 90036

USA

Tel: (323) 653 2014

Fax: (323) 932 9590

Store Hours: Noon to 7:00PM, 7 days a week.