I love this photo I took last weekend when I was scouring the back streets of the Sambadrome photographing performers hanging in their costumes. This guy looks like he is taking it all in his stride, about a hour from then he will have been dancing in front of 80,000 people down a 800 meter road. #borntosamba 🕺🏽#vivalatam#vamoslatam
Going behind the scenes with @carnaval_experience and into the costume production rooms at Grand Rio Samba school was a amazing experience. Most of the costumes used by the floor dancers are made at least 100 times. The carnival surprised me in so many ways, mainly because it was much more innovative and experimental than I imagined, but also because the quality of making was very high as well. Do we have any costume designers following me? Please introduce yourself and share something about your experience working in this field of creativity. 🎨🎭🎪#vivalatam#vamoslatam 🛩🇧🇷
Did you know that the capital of Brasil, Brasília, has numeric codes instead of street names? This is due to its modernist urban planning and development. Brasília is also chosen as a UNESCO World Heritage Site for the same reason. It’s also very gay-friendly!
The beautiful Afro-Brazilian Bahiana women can be identified by there distinctive voluminous layered skirts and predominately white lace blouses and head scarfs. Their signature style is usually finished with copious amounts of necklaces, bangles, earrings and a sparkling smile. Bahaina women are also famous for their delicious traditional food which can be served to you by these friendly ladies at Ipaneama Hippie Market in Rio every Sunday.
"Give a girl the right pair of shoes and she can conquer the world" Marylin Monroe. Ever since I post my photo last week of me wearing these shoes 👠 I've had heaps of comments and messages asking where they are from. One of the most difficult decisions I have to make when traveling and meeting loads of amazeball artisans is what I love enough to carry with me. These handmade rainbow 🌈 suede shoes are from a guy called Jose at Ipaneama Sunday hippie market in Rio who makes these shoes with his mum. They cost $50, are super comfortable and I feel like I'm walking on sunshine 🌞 with every step! Tell me: what can you not resist buying when you're traveling?
Pattern chaos from this years Rio Carnival 🍋🍊🥝🍋🍊🥝 I have been photographing and editing the photos for this years event for the best part of 2 weeks now. Last night was the finale and so now carnival 2018 has finally finished after over a weeks worth of parades and parties. Tell me: Do you want to come to Rio for Carnival in 2019? Let me know your questions and I'll be happy to share my experience of covering this event!
Exploring the streets of Barranco in Lima, Peru on my last day in this beautiful country. I spent a short and sweet 6 days here, but I can definitely say it was a memorable adventure if not laughable one. Thank you to @erronburns @simonyoung1 and @the_south_american_roadtrip for saving my butt back in the snowy mountains 8hrs north from here! Will be sharing the stories and photos soon ⛺️☮️🌍 P H O T O
🎯 Lima, Peru
📷 iPhone 6SE
📆 February, 2018
Hi travel and textile lovers 🛩✂️💛 if you're new to my Instagram or Facebook then welcome! I'm Donna, the creative director, fashionable adventurer 💃🏻 and textile blogger behind HauteCultureFashion.com & Haute Culture Textile Tours. I started my blog just 2 1/2 years ago as a way to record my passion for researching fashion, traditional dress 🎎, trends, costume and textiles when I decided to take a 1 year sabbatical from my job as a fashion design lecturer in Vietnam. Since then the blog has grown into a beautiful community of creative followers of all ages, races and places around the world. In recent times I have stepped back from writing about myself to focus almost entirely on developing the tours, BUT alas it is time for me to step back into the lime light once more as I will textile travel my way around South America for the next 3 months courtesy of @latamairlines One of the things about myself that seems to surprise everyone I meet is how tall I am! I'm actually 5ft 9"! SO TELL ME: Is there anything you want to know about my crazy 😜 lifestyle and work💻? Let me know in the comments below. 📸 taken today at Escadaria Selaron in Rio de Janeiro 🇧🇷!