Backstage Report: Osklen at New York Fashion Week SS 16

Proud Brazilian that I am, I have no words to describe how much I admire Osklen's designer Oskar Metsavaht. I was super excited to see his SS 16 collection first hand at this season's Fashion Week, and also to be invited by Aveda to witness the magic being created with my own eyes in the backstage area.

Osklen's SS16 collection is incredibly beautiful. The dresses were relaxed and chic without losing the cool vibe of the brand, with a touch of breezy Amazonia. 

Inspiration for the collection came from the tribe of indigenous people Ashaninka. Oskar’s idea was to tell through his garments the story of a city girl who was visiting the Ashaninka tribe: “Her journey evolves in her look, from luxe and self-confident to a more self-actualized and artistic woman.” 

The off-white, urucum red, black, straw and indigo palette perfectly represented the indigenous tribe. The silhouettes are as simple and clean as the clothes of the Ashaninka population.

Aveda's Global Creative Director, Antoinette Beenders, completed the Amazonia vibe by creating an intricate knotted twist to convey the look of the girl after her time with the tribe.

Along with the other girls who got access to the backstage area, got a matching knotted and twisted hairstyle before the show started, expertly done by Aveda’s Trained Artistic Team Member Jennelle Lessard. She used the incredibly good smelling Aveda Thickening to prepare our hair, Aveda Shampure Dry Shampoo to give a matte look, and finalized it with Aveda Control Force Firm Hair Spray. 

And as if the pampering was not enough, we also got a hand massage by beautiful Mideyah, using the relaxing, and deliciously smelling Aveda Stress-Fix.

My backstage experience with Osklen and Aveda was absolutely unforgettable, and Osklen's presentation was beyond my expectations! Parabéns Oskar Metsavaht!

My NYFW outfit

Photography by: Lindsey Thoeng

This NYFW, a dream came true

Attending an actual New York Fashion Week show was a big dream of mine and it came true last Saturday, September 6th (2 days before my birthday, yay!). I was so excited and I can not describe how happy I was when I entered Lincoln Center. I hope that was the first time in many more to come :) I had the pleasure to watch Malan Breton's show. He is very talented and his show was beautiful.

Malan Breton is the designer and creative director of Malan Breton, Malan Breton Fantôme, Malan Breton HOMME, and Malan Breton Bridal Collections. Born in Taipei, Taiwan, Breton currently resides in New York City. He has been designing since the age of 11 and is known for his signature detailing, and fabrics.Malan Breton just received the 2014 European Fashion Council “Eirene” Fashion Award.

NYFW S/S2015 Street style pics

One of the reasons New York City is my favorite city (so far) is its diversity. The mix of ethnicity makes this place unique. Anywhere, any borough, nobody is the same and it reflects on the way they dress. I love to see everyday on my way to school people of all different styles. And during Fashion Week is the best time to see this mix. People from all over the world, and people who wear whatever they feel like wearing regardless of what others will think. You know why? It's Fashion Week babe, you can be/wear whatever you want!

Uma das razões que Nova York é a minha cidade favorita (até agora) é a sua diversidade. A mistura de etnia torna esse lugar único. Em qualquer lugar, qualquer bairro, ninguém é o mesmo e isso reflete na maneira como se vestem. Todos os dias, no caminho para faculdade eu gosto de observar as pessoas de todos os estilos diferentes. E durante a Fashion Week (Semana de Moda) é o melhor momento para ver esse mix. Pessoas de todo o mundo, e pessoas que vestem o que elas sentem vontade, independentemente do que os outros vão pensar. Você sabe por quê? É Fashion Week babe, você pode ser/vestir o que quiser!