Natacha Steven Does Sao Paulo Fashion Week


Our globe-trotting contributor, Natacha Steven, shares a few of her favorite things from Brazil’s ever-expanding fashion week.

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Best cocktail spot: Skye Bar at Unique Hotel. Photo: Courtesy

1. Caipirinhas, 24/7. “Caipirinhas are to Brazil what beer is to America and you’re encouraged to drink them all the time, day or night. Caipirinhas are kind of like a revamped mojito mixed with a fresh fruit (that’s the justification for having one too many) and best enjoyed on a rooftop somewhere. I loved the passion fruit and lychee caipirinhas I tried during my trip. I’ll never have a Cosmopolitan again.”

Favorite outfit: Gisele’s crop top and pencil skirt and Izabel Goulart’s cheeky bikini. Photos: via GotCeleb.com

2. Spring Outfit Inspiration. “Hello Gisele, absolutely loved your white floral ensemble at the Colcci show and will be adding that to my summer wish list pronto. For bikinis, Agua de Coco ruffles in different hues of blue: sold. (Are Izabel Goulart’s legs included?)”

Best Hidden Gem: By Cielle. Photo: Left: @natachasteven, Right: Leo Faria

3. Jewelry And Great Conversation. “For my jewelry fix, I checked out the gorgeous selection at By Cielle. The French designer’s showroom is down an alley in a bright pink house (hel-lo, charming). The decor inside is very French bohemian and there’s an orchid garden in the back that is pure magic. After bedecking myself in a stack of gold bangles, it was nice to sit back, relax and drink some coffee with the designer. I’ll definitely be back.”


Best Pit Stop: F*Hits GQ. Photo: Leo Faria

4. SPFW Amenities, Pop-Ups and Parties. “As with any fashion week, SPFW offers editors and buyers plenty of opportunities to have fun and get pampered in between runway shows. My favorite pit stop was F*Hits GQ; the suite where all of the Brazilian editors hung out. The pop-up had beauty services, comfy seating and delicious food – everything a busy blogger needs.”


Best Bonus: Perfect Weather, Anything-Goes Style Rules. Photos: Leo Faria

5. Permission To Wear Bold, Eclectic Outfits. “There’s something about Sao Paulo that makes you want to wear your boldest prints and colors…and teeny-tiniest pieces. For daytime, I paired a vintage beaded top with gauzy shorts by LF and neutral accessories. During the evening I couldn’t get enough of this sparkly Véronique Branquinho skirt, which I decided to spice up with a fringe top and pom-pom adorned heels. So fun.”