Assisi Style

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Assisi, Italy

When in Rome do what Romans do and when in Assisi, just take a picture of a roman medieval attire on display and pretend you would look nice on it.  Seriously, I have a function coming up this weekend, I could use it. Not!

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Picture Of The Day, Street Style

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Me: Hello. Excuse-me sir, do you mind if I take your picture?
Him: No, go ahead!
(Smiling. More smiling. Smiling…)

Saw him outside of the supermarket where he works, arranging carts under the blazing sun. It wasn’t his beautiful smile, mind you he never stopped, or pleasing persona that draw me to him but his invention, the object on his head, the make-do hat.

I thought it was cute, creative, original, one of a kind, the reason why I wanted to photograph him. I mean, anything to beat the heat, protect one from UV rays even if it involves cardboard boxes cut outs, I am in.  Love it!

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Hat disguise 101

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Shhh, don’t try this at home. Yes, it was hot. His face says it all.

Where are my manners. Forgot to ask him for his name.

It Runs In The Family, My Cousin!

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Meet Gorretti Pina, she is an author  and designer in Lisbon, Portugal and also my cousin. Her brother who passed away a few years ago, was also a great and renowned artist. Yes, the arts run in my family – both parents side. So, even if I wanted to, I could not escape it. She has written two books, poetry and fiction and is making her mark across the portuguese world. I hope to see her showcasing her collections one day in a major runway show.

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10150758_246813958837296_1294825589036787063_nWith Anibal Cavaco Silva, President of Portugal at Palacio Nacional de Belem

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