August 23 2014

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november in brazil


Although it seems that everyone in the fashion blogosphere is thinking exclusively about the upcoming fashion weeks, apparently some people have bigger plans on their mind. Like former Valentino PR guru (he left when the big man left) Carlos de Souza, who is keeping busy with jet-set parties and a jewelry line. It was his dedication to the former that led him to send out Michael Roberts-designed Save the Date cards to some of his favorite international pals, inviting them to his tanned motherland of Brazil this November for some South American summer fun. We caught up with the gregarious man about town just before he left for Venice to meet with Mr. V at a party at the Peggy Guggenheim Museum (just ’cause the legendary designer is retired doesn’t mean he’s bored.) “I’m telling everyone to get their suitcases ready, darling,” de Souza drawled, adding that the weekend’s home base will be the Hotel Fasano in Rio de Janeiro, which he described in traditional fashionspeak: “You know that hotel, it was the one that Vogue shot Lapo [Elkann] and Doutzen [Kroes] in for that Escapes issue. It’ll be entirely closed for our VIP guests.” Not that the guests should plan on spending much time in their hotel room; de Souza has confirmed the attendance of both the Body From Brazil (Gisele, of course) and the Face From Russia (Natalia Vodianova, duh), arranged a fashion show, and lined up a secret weapon in the shape of Amy Sacco, who will be setting up a special Bungalow 8 luau for the event. “This is a very special project for me,” he said. “It will be absolutely ridiculously fantastic.”