Professional set designer and Polyvore member je-suis-un-lapin came all the way from Brazil to Mountain View, California during our community meetup. Read on to find out more about her style!
Tell us about yourself, where you live and what trends are big there?
My name is Patricia Coelho, I am a 38-year-old writer, set designer and prop stylist, driven by music. Easily attracted to vintage stuff, morning light, coffee and macarons, among many other things. I am currently based in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Weather here is typically hot (uncomfortably hot sometimes), so lightweight, quick-drying fabrics, vibrant colors and prints are always trendy. Furthermore, the top trends for A/W 2013 - spotted on the runways of the just-ended SPFW (Sao Paulo Fashion Week) - are: subtly sheer, everything leather (dresses, skirts, sleeves), delicate embroidery and tailored, oversized pieces with a boyish appeal.
What is your favorite brand/designer? What do you like about that brand?
I cannot say I have a favorite brand or designer per se, but I have always loved Gucci, Burberry, Balenciaga and Chanel classic pieces. Most recently, Proenza Schouler and Maison Martin Margiela have conquered my heart with their minimalist, contemporary visions. I also admire the creativity and originality of the Brazilian designers, especially Isabela Capeto, Gloria Coelho and Patricia Bonaldi.
Which celebrity has great style? What do you like about their style?
It seems to me that Kate Moss always knows what to wear to look gorgeous and aptly dressed. Also, Charlotte Gainsbourg has a great sense of style! She dresses casually, unpretentiously and still looks very sharp.
Describe your personal sense of style.
I like to feel comfortable and cozy. Honestly, I would love to attend every appointment wearing jeans and ballet flats! I am a huge fan of pearls, polka dots, florals, everything lace, leather jackets, graphic and striped tees, so I mix and match them whenever possible. I am addicted to bags, hats and sunglasses as well. When it comes to formal wear, I usually prefer neutral colors, stiletto heels and silky textures.
Anything else you would like us to know?
Since many people ask me about it, my last name (Coelho) means rabbit (or lapin in French). That is where my username "je-suis-un-lapin" comes from.
Read the full interview on the Polyvore blog: http://blog.polyvore.com/2012/11/member-spotlight-je-suis-un-lapin.html