... it's an open space, luxury window, fashion galery, articles and a little bit of my world for the fashionistas ... love ya
... e um espaco aberto , vitrine de luxo , galeria fashion e dicas de moda e arte ... Um pouco do meu mundinho para as fashionistas ... love ya
Yesterday I had a great work day!!! I was super honored to be a stylish of Adriana Moura, housewife of Miami Beach ( Bravo TV). I worked 2 looks , one strong, fashion, update, executive and a merchant( she has an art gallery) e another one sexy, sassy and wearing the American Flag!!! All the team worked for the magazine NEW TIMES! beijosss
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Carla McCarthy Hometown
Hollywood, Florida (via Rio Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) Member Since
Carla, tell us a bit about yourself.
I’m originally from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil living now in Hollywood,
Florida. I have a degree in Fashion Design and Journalism and I’ve been
working in the fashion industry my whole life! I had a clothing company
in Brazil and was also an on-air fashion consultant for a major
television program in Rio. I came to live in the USA in 2006 to open a
wholesale clothing company and then I met my hubby and decided to take a
new path in my life! This is how my vintage clothing business, Cougar
Vintage was born!
In my spare time I go out to dinner with my husband, swim in my pool,
do spinning classes, go out with my girlfriends and play with my dog. I
also keep a blog about my life in fashion: cougarvintage.blogspot.com.
How did you get involved in selling vintage clothing? And how did you decide what type of clothing you wanted to sell?
When I moved to the United States the job market was a little rough,
so I started my own vintage clothing on line store and worked for many
magazines and a Brazilian newspaper doing a fashion column. Today I work
with my vintage clothing line, occasionally appearing on some radio
talk shows and working as a fashion stylist for photo shoots.
All the inspiration for my vintage based on my fashion icons from the
60s, 70s and 80s like my mother, Jack Onassis, Audrey Hepburn, Lauren
Hutton and so on. I always wanted to sell clothes that would be fun to
wear, whether a girls night out or a special date or even a formal
Carla, tell us something about yourself that might surprise others
1. Surprise others? Besides the fact that I have a lot of tattoos, I’m also an avid windsurfer!
What is the one fashion item you can’t live without?
Red Lipstick, can’t be without it!
You’ve just won an all-expense paid trip to anywhere in the world. Where do you go and what’s in your suitcase?
Paris! I will bring my Louis Vuitton suitcase with at least a sequin
top, pair of jeans, vintage black dress and a fur, a pair of oversized
sunglasses, mascara, eyeliner and my red lipstick and my flats to walk
all over the city. I’ll pack light to leave plenty of room for shopping.
You will never know what you can find in the Markets!!!
You take great photos. What are your top 5 tips!?
Here are my best tips for taking great photos: Love what you do – this is the first step in taking great photos. Go digital: I use a digital professional camera, but any digital with a lot of pixels works good. I never photograph with a cell phone. Shooting: Use a real model or a mannequin, never take pictures with the clothing on floors, chairs, table!!! Lighting: I use natural light and suggest you take
your photos during the daytime. I don’t use flash because it changes
colors and textures. Edit: If you need to edit your photo, you can always
use a photo editing software to crop, reverse or give more light. By
all means, no upside down pictures! Thanks, Carla for sharing your story!
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Hello everyone, As some of you guys know i'm from Brazil so i decided to buy some pieces of the brazilian collection on Macy's! So i got this skirt + top from Rachel Roy partnering with Seu Jorge, one of the best samba singer in Brazil!!! Totally bohemian look, like the streets of Rio! I ended it up my day with Pina Colada and Coconut shrimp! Hot here in Florida!! 99F... beijosss
wearing: Rachel Roy top+skirt for Macy's, Gladiators from Brazil, Tote Le tanner Paris, Ray ban sunglasses, Michael Kors watch, David Yurman bracelets+rings, Forever21 necklace, random bracelets!