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Category Archives: São Paulo Fashion Week

Being a black model in a Brazil that prefers white skin


Note from BW of Brazil: This is no longer a surprising topic. If there’s a big fashion in Brazil you can believe that most of the models will be white. … Continue reading

December 20, 2014 · 2 Comments

Twin sisters from Bahia, Suzana and Suzane Massena, turning heads in the modeling world


“Not even our father knows who is who,” say twin models at Fashion Rio Susan and Suzane Massena, 17, who strutted on the catwalk for Oestúdio, are only invited to … Continue reading

April 21, 2013 · Leave a comment

São Paulo Fashion Week pays homage to ’70s music show Soul Train


This post will be this blog’s second foray into the connection between African-American music and culture and its importation into Brazil in the 1970s. This topic was briefly touched upon … Continue reading

March 28, 2013 · Leave a comment

São Paulo Fashion Week pays homage to ’70s music show Soul Train – Photo gallery


Cultural icon, singer/dancer/actor Tony Tornado acted as Master of Ceremonies  Here are more photos from the Cavalera sponsored tribute to ’70s American TV music program, Soul Train. See the story, … Continue reading

March 28, 2013 · 1 Comment

São Paulo Fashion Week pays homage to ’70s music show Soul Train – Photo gallery 2


Here are more photos from the 2014 São Paulo Fashion Week tribute to ’70s American TV music program Soul Train. See the story, two videos and more photos here and here.

March 28, 2013 · Leave a comment

Fashion model/dancer Alexia Bairon


She stands 5’9” tall, with dark brown eyes and hair and is the owner of an unmistakable beauty. “A black goddess. They all want to photograph her when she comes to … Continue reading

March 24, 2013 · Leave a comment

Commenter blames outrage against steel wool/scouring pad hair incident on "hysterical atittudes of americans" while completely ignoring Brazilian militancy: Black Women of Brazil responds


UNEafro rally (left), Black is Back rally (right): taking militancy to the streets   It comes as no surprise that people were outraged by what they saw as a blatant … Continue reading

March 22, 2013 · 2 Comments