Jewelry designer Mellinda Machado

December 11, 2015

Mellina Machado is a Brazilian designer of custom, handmade jewelry. Her exquisite pieces are inspired by her love of the beauty, music, nature and art. Her studio is located in the charming neighborhood of Jardins in Sao Paulo. Her jewelry has been featured in several fashion publications including Vogue and L'Officiel. Mellina Machado is a member of AICI (Association of Image Consultants of New York) and member of IBGM (Brazilian Institute of Gems and Precious Metals).

Alterre Holiday Launch Giveaway

November 29, 2015

Hi Metropolitan Fashionistas! Do you want to get a pair of new shoes just in time for the holidays? Our blog in partnership with the brand Alterre is giving away a pair of the coolest and most versatile shoes on the market. To celebrate the brand's innovative new shoe line it is are giving away a starter kit (aka 2-in-1 shoes).  
Alterre is an innovative line of modular shoes for the modern woman. With our patent pending technology, you can transform your shoes with over 65 combinations. Change your look from day to night or pack light for that next vacation. With Alterre it's a breeze.
All of the shoes are designed in Alterre's New York Studio and made according to fair labor laws in Brazil. Even better 5% of the proceeds are donated to the women's shelter, Restore NYC.

To participate you need to:
- follow Alterre on Instagram
- tweet about their giveaway
What you will get:
- black heel starter kit (VALUE $180)
includes: a pair of black suede mules, mist grey Jackies, and evening sky Marilyns with a handy travel bag.
- for more info see product details:

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Francesca Liberatore - Spring Fashion 2016

October 30, 2015

The spring-summer 2016 show of the designer Francesca Liberatore showed a full collection with lot of embroidery, lace, transparency and warm colors pieces 

Photos: Martin Spencer 

Betsey Johnson - NYFW Spring 2016

September 19, 2015

Photos: Helena Martin 

Photos: Alessandro Lucioni 

Betsey Johnson's Spring 16 collection took us on a tour of the 60s, 70s and 80s proper, paired with the music of the time and crimped hair. Dedicated to her childhood dance teacher, Ann K. Pimm, a series of six chapters, broken up by a hilarious nursery rhyme narration, Betsey danced her models through Limelight to Kansas City.

This show is always a big, fun fashion party. This season was no different. During the show models dancing on the runway wearing over-the-top styles.
The collection pieces were bold and colorful. The models sported a crazy rainbow eye makeup and big retro hair.

The show ended with the signature Betsey cartwheel-into-the-splits and a big runway dance party with giant balloons. It was absolutely amazing to watch and be a part the audience. 

NYFW Spring 2016 - Day One - Outfit

September 18, 2015

On day one of NYFW I covered the Custo Barcelona, Betsey Johson, Giulietta and Iuri Shuladze shows. This season NYFW moved from Lincoln Center to a new venue at the former US Post Office at 34th Street. Everything was different. I confess I still miss the former Lincoln Center spaces.

For the first day I wore this custom made full skirt and crop top. The floral fabric which was made in Brasil is called "xita". I really love the bright colors of the pattern.


September 8, 2015

The start of New York Fashion Week is only 2 days away. Metropolitan Fashionista will be in the city to cover many of the events. Check out my blog and media pages to receive the latest news from the world of fashion - NYFW2016!

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Magazine Cover -

I can't not describe how stunning it is this Vogue US September issue. 

The Reign of Beyoncé

There’s only one September issue, and there’s only one Beyoncé.

Sinesia Karol - Spring/Summer 2015 Swimwear Collection

June 7, 2015

Last month I was invited to a preview of the Spring/Summer 2015 swimwear collection of the Brazilian designer Sinesia Karol. The debut of her collection was held at Neiman Marcus at Natick Mall. The pieces are original and stunning. Brazil is a country which has many contrasts of nature and Karol found inspiration from her native country in the four elements of earth, water, air and fire.

Sinesia Karol Spring/Summer 2015 Collection can be found at Neiman Marcus store.

Photos: Michael Blanchard

Charity Event - Women Helping Women - Voss Foundation

May 26, 2015

Women Helping Women Boston 

On June 18, 2015, the Voss Foundation will hold its 5th annual fundraising luncheon Women Helping Women in Boston. The mission of this organization is to improve the lives of African women and their families by providing access to clean water, sanitation, and hygiene; thus, improving global female empowerment.

VOSS of Norway produces one of the purist artisan bottled waters in the world. The VOSS Foundation was established by the directors of the company in 2008. It is an independent charity with offices in New York and Oslo. Since inception the foundation has helped to build 92 water water access points and 434sanitation facilities in Kenya, Mali, Ethiopia, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Liberia, Swaziland, and Uganda.

Please join Voss Foundation for this wonderful event! 

When & Where
Thursday, June 18th
12 PM – 2 PM

Del Frisco's Double Eagle Steakhouse
250 Northern Avenue
Boston, MA 

Voss Foundation Women Helping Women Honoree
Rebecca Van Bergen, Founder and Executive Director, Nest

Mistress of Ceremonies
Sorboni Banerjee, Anchor, FOX 25 Morning News

Host Committee: (in formation)
Amy Canepa Donahue, Chair
Jack Belsito
Diane Currier
Gemma Dreher
Denise Dunbar
Melanie Fraser Hart
Rachel Glazer
Joanna Humphrey Flynn
Nara Paz

    Last Year Event 

Fashion - Atlanta Braves Outfit

May 20, 2015

Sports Fan

Are you a fashion lover and a sports fan? It is easy to combine the two as you can see from the outfit I put together. The Braves hat is from the website which specializes in sports apparel. You can find hats and jerseys for your favorite professional and college teams.

Fashion Trend - Mirrored Lenses Sunglasses

April 27, 2015


Mirrored sunglasses are back! This fashion trend of the 80’s has become a must have for the Spring/Summer season. These sunglasses which a darling of fashionistas everywhere are available in many options.
The glasses are already an item that stands out and makes a statement, so a modern casual outfit is a good match. Choose plain tops and avoid big necklaces and too much makeup.

Here are some options. It is even possible to get a pair for under $20.  

Charity Event - Brazilian Fashion Night - Miami

April 21, 2015

The Brazilian Fashion Night is a charity event organized by the Valeria Freitas and Lourdes Costanza. This event is to benefit the Brazilian association APAE (Associacao de Pais e Amigos dos Excepcionais) from the city Entre Rio, Minas Gerais.
APAE is a philanthropic non-profit association founded twenty years ago. The association helps care for 130 people who experience some form of mental disability. The event raises funds to help APAE continue its work. The event will honor ten famous Brazilian fashion professionals from Miami. The list includes Beth Susu, Carla MCCarthy, Carmem Gusmao, Cesar Ferrete, Clara Piquet, Danielle Bujan, Desiree Parth, Dinho Payan, Jade Matarazzo, and Tricia Milaneze. Two highlights of the event are a performance by singer Lala Nascimento and a fashion show.

The artists Hamilton Aguiar, Carmem Gusmao, Clara Piquet and Romero Brito donated some of their artwork for the event. There will have a silent auction during the event and all the profits will go to APAE. 
Brazilian Fashion Night will be held at the home of Adriana de Moura who is an actress on “Real Housewives of Miami”. Her beautiful house is located in the Hibiscus Isles, Miami. It will be on May 23, 2015 from 7:00 pm to 11:30 pm.

For invitations contact:
Valeria Freitas – 954-695-3460
Lourdes Costanza– 561-577-4931

Donate a Prom Dress

April 16, 2015

Our campaign to collect dresses for the charity Belle of the Ball was a great success! Many girls were able to find their perfect dresses because of the beautiful donations. A heartfelt thank you goes out to all of the people who helped with this project including our supporters Fashion Moi Moi and Nara Paz Designs.  

Nossa campanha de coleta dos vestidos para a ONG Belle of the Ball foi um grande sucesso! Muitas meninas puderam encontrar os seus vestidos perfeitos graças as belas doações. Gostarua de agradecer muitissimo a todas as pessoas que nos ajudaram com este projecto, incluindo os nossos parceiros Fashion Moi Moi by Maristela Rappo e a designer Nara Paz Designs.

Here are some pictures of the event! 

Charity - Arte Que Salva - 2015

March 22, 2015

Arte Que Salva is a project which helps children who live in disadvantage and poverty. It was founded by Brazilian missionary Eve Picardi who has organized mission trips to Brazil and several other countries. She made a visit to Haiti shortly after the 2010 earthquake that did extensive damage to the country. Ms. Picardi saw the misery of the people whose homes and dreams were suddenly destroyed. Her vision was to help the displaced children recover from their trauma by providing them with art supplies. Many of the children had never seen art brushes and paints.

The endeavor in Haiti was a success and thus began the Arte Que Salva project. Organized by Eve Picardi and Miami artist Carmem Gusmao, the project is now in its 3rd year and for the first time will have an auction which features art that was made by underprivileged children who live in Sanford, Florida and Rio de Janeiro’s infamous landfield (Lixao de Gramacho). The children drew pictures of their dreams which were then sent to professional artists. Those artists completed the children’s work to create paintings that will be offered in the auction. Among the 48 Brazilian artists who volunteered their time is Margarette Mattos of Cambridge-MA. All the profits from the auction will go directly to support the Central Florida Dream Education Center and the Life Change Project in Rio de Janeiro. These programs provide educational and mentoring services for children.

The auction Arte Que Salva – USA 2015 will take place in Miami, Florida on March 26.

Fashion - Women’s Nike Sportswear Spring 2015 City Collection

March 15, 2015

New York 






Finally, spring is almost here. We who live in the Northeast appreciate this. What about celebrating this gorgeous season with one of those unique pairs of sneakers designed by Nike Women’s Sportswear?
The newest model of Air Max 1 is the “Ultra City” Collection. It includes patterns inspired by six of the world’s style capitals. New York is represented by black and white roses and Paris by pink roses and blue lilies. London and Tokyo follow with more roses and cherry blossoms, respectively. Finally Milan is represented by lilies and Shanghai by plum blossoms.
The shoes were released globally on International Women’s Day, March 8th except in North America. The Women’s Nike Sportswear Spring 2015 City Collection will be available in North America, online at and at select Nike Sportswear retailers beginning April 11.