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(Português) Look do dia: Je t’aime

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How to create a fine look with a beachwear item

Today’s look is pretty cool because there’s a beachwear item being worn in a pretty stylish outfit. This black palazoo pants has a really nice cut and because of the extra fabric around the hips area, it doesn’t show your rear end or any cellulite: it’s just perfect! I wanted to combine items that are comfortable, cute and that would give me a nice look for an every day wear and the pants can be worn in every season of the year, so it’s just awesome!

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Jacket: Julia Plus

Top: Julia Plus

Pants: Marini Brasil – available here: http://goo.gl/AcXoE3

Purse: Coach

Paltforms: Arezzo

Earrings: Forever 21

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If you are short, this kind of pants is awesome because it makes you look taller if you wear it with heels. I chose platform shoes because they are comfortable and I feel safe walking in them. You can put up a lot of different combinations with this kind of pants and black is black: it always goes with everything and rescues you in your worse “I have nothing to wear” days. You can check other Marini clothing items here: http://www.marinibrasil.com.br.

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(Português) Sou mais eu

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Outfit of the day: crazy for fringes

Before I write anything about this outfit I’d like to just point out that my new phone’s camera makes some kind of miracle because I appear to be half the size I actually am in these pictures…LOL!

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Kimono: Inove Plus Size at Rouge Marie - http://goo.gl/osgVdi

T-shirt foil spray: Three Seven at Rouge Marie - http://goo.gl/xJVIdT

Jeans: Gap

Boots: Dakota

Bag: Lolla mimos e fofuras – here: http://goo.gl/GSUXjn

Necklace: Luxe Mode

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I absolutely love the folk trend. I’ve always been a fan of fringes so now I’m super happy to actually be able to find them in plus size clothes. The t-shirt is really comfortable for everyday wear and the kimono brings a nice, stylish touch to the outfit. It’s fall in Brazil now, so it’s also perfect to keep your body warm enough for this kind of weather. I like to mix prints, so the cool effect of the t-shirt looks really nice with the kimono patterns.

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Plus size photoshoot: Junk Summer

I feel really proud to say that there are people here in Brazil fighting to make a difference in this world. The photographer Adriana Líbini is known for her awesome plus size photoshoots. She is always creating someting new and empowering that does not follow that “lovely, friendly fat girl” trend that society is used to. Adriana portraits women who show confidence, self love, attitude and good self esteem and this work is extremely important to make an impact in women’s lives.

In “Junk Summer”, the colorful bathing suits create a contrast with the junk scenario, which is totally cool and unexpected, since when we think about summer we tend to think about pool or beaches. The beautiful models Silvia Neves and Alessandra Linder are giving lots of attitude and confidence in their body and facial expressions. The beach wear was made by Bruno Back. The stylying is by Carol Santos and beauty by Tati Souza

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Créditos: Fotografia – Adriana Líbini | Estilo – Carol Santos | Make & Hair – Tati Souza | Retouch – Vânia Castro e Adriana Líbini | | Modelos – Alessandra Linder e Silvia Neves

Visit the photographer’s website for more photoshoots: http://adrianalibini.com.br/

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Up hairdo and cookie face

You know when we say things to other people but we can’t apply them to our own lives? Yeah, girlfriends, there’s a lot of stuff I say but that I, myself, need to understand, absorve and change. I overcame the fear of wearing sleeveless shirts –  because my arms are wide, for example – and I wrote a few articles about it. I know, though, that many people still struggle with this kinda issue and then I go there, try to convince this person that’s okay, say a bunch of things to help her self esteem and I don’t always succeed but, well… I try!

A few days ago, when I had to put my hair up for a fashion event, I though: “Oh my! The owner of the store asked me for an up do and I hate myself with my hair up”. Immediately my mind just placed all the pieces together and I could see a little “movie” passing by. The truth is that I don’t like myself with my hair up because I think it accentuates my round, cookie, face and my double chin, therefore I basically never wear my hair up unless I have to – like when I go to the gym, for example. Now tell me: isn’t it basically the same thing with people who can’t show their arms in sleeveless tops?

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Where did I get this crazy ideia that my hair is going to hide my face’s shape or disguise my double chin? When I got to my senses I started laughing because it’s just stupid. I think this is actually why my hair disease hurts me so much: because it’s not thick, long and it doesn’t have enough volume to “hide my face”. I really just realized it a few days ago when I had to put my hair up. Afterwards, when I saw the pictures, I was thinking about how crazy I am to think that I look bigger with up hair dos. And isn’t my face the exact same shape, regardless of how my hair is? Sooooo, from who or what am I trying to hide? 

The truth is that I loved the up do I made and I was proud because I did it on my own and I thought I was looking pretty, even if you could see my cookie face and double chin. It’s my face, it’s part of me, of who I am and I have to be happy with it and not simply try to find ways to hide it or diguise it with my hair. I think I set myself a little more free and this is why I am going to tell you: if you want to have bangs or go for a short haircut, just do it! What other people think doesn’t matter: what matters is how you think and feel. We don’t need to be validated by people’s opinion but we need to love what we are and have. In the end, people will always find a way to see bad things about you, even if you were Gisele Bündchen, so just let go! Life is too short for us to care about these silly things!

And I hope there’re more cookie faces, wide arms and legs out… The world has got to understand that people were not created in a Matter factory. Sorry, Barbie!

 

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Outfit of the day: I’m a diva!

Yesterday I had the pleasure to be at the Winter Preview 2015 organized by Diva Paulista, a plus size store in my hometown. The owner invited me to be one of the models for the fashion show she was organizing to show her customers the new collection of Elegance Plus Size, a Brazilian plus size brand that has awesome clothes. The dress I wore is just absolutely gorgeous and everybody was dying for it, including me! The shape is fit and it accentuates the curves and the fringes are just awesome.

The nicest thing about it is that it’s really hard to find plus size clothes in Brazil that are nice enough to attend parties, weddings and, overall, occasions that require an outfit that’s more luxurious, so this is why I’m so in love with this dress! <3

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Dress: Elegance 

Platforms: Arezzo

Necklace: Le Charm

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To see more clothes from Elegance, go to: http://www.eleganceplussize.com.br/

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