Tuesday, November 13, 2012

La Mafe by Fluvia Lacerda

I've been lucky enough to call model Fluvia Lacerda a friend for three years now. She's always expressed her desire to start her own fashion line in her native country of Brazil, as the plus size options there are seriously limited. When she contacted me a few weeks ago to let me know that it was finally happening, and then invited me to come to her launch party in Sao Paulo, I couldn't have been more excited!

The event was last night and I'm not exaggerating when I say it was probably the nicest one I've ever been to. The venue was absolutely amazing--we were surrounded by lush trees, ponds, and flowers, the perfect location to show off Fluvia's collection, which is filled with sheer, flowy fabrics and bright tropical prints. She teamed up with an already established brand, La Mafe, to create the collection De Onde eu Vim (Where I Come From). It was inspired by Fluvia's hometown and features prints of animals, insects and fruit. You can see the campaign images here.

I wore a sheer button down by La Mafe and a skirt from Fluvia's collection (the only black piece she made--of course it's what I chose)! Pulled things together with a F21 jacket that I basically never take off (available here) and amazing pair of Zara heels (sold out, similar here). Ignore the end-of-the-night messy bun! I was so busy capturing Fluvia on video that I didn't get any decent outfit shots of my own.
gabi-4 Jacket-Forever21/Top-La Mafe/Skirt-La Mafe x Fluvia Lacerda/Shoes-Zara/Jewelry-F21, H&M
 
Fluvia's energy is completely contagious, and at least five of us were crying by the end of the night because of how touched we were. I'm so, so proud of this woman and all that she's accomplished, and I'm even more proud I get to call her my friend. I'm so glad I thought to capture the day on camera. Watch the video below to get a feel for just how amazing everything was! (Best if you view in high quality).

25 comments:

  1. You look beautiful , perfect outfit xx

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  2. I'm so happy for Fluvia. This seems like a natural step for her. Next in line for a collection -- you!

    P.S. Great job on the video.

    xx

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    1. I totally agree! Fluvia is amazing and Gabi's style is like no other. I would love love love if she started a line soon!

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  3. Love your look!!!

    www.curvysoutherner.com

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  4. love the shirt. it is a beautiful color on you. so excited for Fluvia!

    xoxo
    Shay

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  5. Gotta love Zara! Very cute look :)

    Tiff

    www.lacenleopard.com

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  6. I am so proud of her! Will the line be available in the states at all?

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  7. wow it's great she made a plus line, she is a gorgeous model!

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  8. This is so amazing Gabi! Congratulations Fluvia! xx

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  9. Love Fluvia!!!!
    You are fabulous!!!! Lovely outfit!!!!
    Kisses
    Francy&Stef
    chicwiththeleast.blogspot.it

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  10. Fabuloud girls... Que orgulho do meu país, das belezas brasileiras !! Sucesso... www.deborafernandesplus.blogspot.com

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  11. The video turned out really good, Gabi! I love it when Fluvia dances and sings along!
    It was a huge pleasure to meet you in person!

    Xoxo,

    Paula

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  12. Great line of clothes, so pretty!

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  13. Love it! <3

    www.marceliine.blogspot.com

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  14. You look GORG! Love those shoes. This line looks super fun. Fluvia is so FAB! Kiah

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  15. OMG Gabi just looooved this video, congrats! I'm pretty sure this collection will totally rock (it is already), you both look so great, in love with your Zara heels, I hope São Paulo greeted you well, and come back soon!

    Xo,
    Clarice.

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  16. wow you are so beautiful! :)

    http://sweetnothinginme.blogspot.fi/

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  17. Looove that blouse, Gabi! I used to blog at Chicken Dinner Candybar, maybe you remember? Got a new space! :) So happy to see this blog still alive & kickin'!

    http://kiddotv.blogspot.com

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  18. linda demais, você e a Fluvia! Perfeitas! anw *-*

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  19. You look stunning

    www.lookwhatigot.co.uk

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  20. U r fabulous!!! Love your look, you are so pretty. Flavia is my favorite plus size model. However you are much more sexy!!!
    Kisses from polish plus size girl

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  21. makeup, shoes and bun are too adorable

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