Fashion Designer Narciso Rodriguez at the Emilio Estefan Book Launch
Fashion News: Inside São Paulo Fashion Week & Narciso Rodriguez for Kohls
By Samantha Leal | 06/19/2012 - 15:06

Here's what you need to know in the world of fashion!

Sao Paulo had their fashion week, and the hottest models divulged the difference between it and New York Fashion Week. Hint? They really like beachwear.  [Fashionista]  


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Q&A Meet Proud Paulista Luísa Taubkin Maita
By Grace Bastidas | 05/24/2010 - 11:00

Singer-songwriter Luísa Taubkin Maita was born in São Paulo, a gritty city that inspired many of the songs on her sultry debut album, Lero-Lero (out July 27; Cumbancha), which is influenced by everything from pop and jazz to samba and bossa nova.  Raised in an ethnically mixed home—her dad is of Syrian Muslim roots and her mom is of European Jewish heritage—the 28-year-old singer has a soulful voice that I’m sure we’ll be hearing a lot of in the coming months.  I recently had a chance to get to know her and here’s what she had to say:


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Video: Fire Rips Through São Paulo Favela
By Mariela Rosario | 10/13/2009 - 16:22

200 families are homeless after a massive fire ripped through one of São Paulo's largest favelas (shanty towns). Nearly the entire district of the Diogo Pires was engulfed by the flames as the fire raged on for more than three hours. The fire spread very quickly through the slum, where most of the houses are constructed of cardboard and wood.

Gilberto Kassab, the mayor of the Brazil's second largest city, assured the residents that temporary housing would be provided. About 1,500 hundred people lived in the favela, most of them children.


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