Author: Nick Nam
The blog “Made in Brazil” has it all: fashion, travel, pop-culture and hot models. With the goal to “Brazilianize” the world, this blog features what the fashion industry can’t get enough of from the South American country. And neither can I.
“Made in Brazil” is a blog that feeds my desire for all things beautiful and Brazilian. Everyone has a vice. For some, it may include overindulging at Roscoe’s Chicken Waffles, a day trip to Forever 21 or watching a marathon of “Dexter.” My weakness is Brazilian models. If you share this guilty pleasure, “Made In Brazil” is the blog for you.
As an extension of “Made In Brazil Magazine,” this blog features fashion, pop culture, travel and all things Brazil. Upon entering the blog, be prepared for your heart rate to quicken a few pulses, or maybe a hundred. Each blog entry will typically present a new fashion photo spread created by Brazilian photographers and designers, as well as beautiful tanned models in various campaigns and ads. Despite the regular appearance of mannequins on the blog, the website manages to remain substantive. The publishers of the blog often tie fashion media with fashion’s marriage to pop culture.
One of the blog posts poses a question about the legitimacy of Brazilian fashion and American celebrity endorsements. The post “Can We Take Brazilian Fashion Seriously After This?” displays a clip of the Brazilian fashion society booing Demi Moore and Ashton Kutcher at a red carpet event hosted by Brazilian label “Colcci.”
The blog suggests that fashion events only host American stars to generate quick buzz despite their irrelevancy in the fashion world.
Indeed, “Made In Brazil’s” main focus is to make high fashion more accessible. Many of the blog’s posts have inspired my daily wardrobe; I often incorporate the fashion featured on the blog into my own outfits. Unless you are a die-hard fashionista, it is impossible to watch every single designer’s show for each fashion season. “Made In Brazil” conveniently filters in the highlights for its readers.
I was especially thrilled to discover a clip of Givenchy’s Rottweiler-themed Fall 2011/Winter 2012 show, where the collection featured many jock bomber jackets, sweaters and muscle tees with canine prints in dark earth tones. After viewing the clip, I indeed went out and bought myself a bomber jacket as well as a Rottweiler print t-shirt at Jet Rag, a vintage store down in Melrose.
Among the many blogs I visit, “Made In Brazil” is one of my favorits, and I will continue to pay it frequent pilgrimage until the day I stop loving fashion, people and all things made in Brazil.
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