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First-time mother

First-time mother

Hi everybody!

How’s everything going? TGIF and I hope you had a fantastic week. My week was good, although a bit tiring because I’m back in school and the return is always a bit complicated, even more now in my condition, where stairs are becoming a bit of a problem, but it was great to be back and feel active after my brief break.

Anyways, today I want to talk a little about my pregnancy. Those of you that have been following me for some time and watch my channel probably already know that I’m pregnant (link here for those who don’t know my YT channel).

My fertilization was in vitro (here is the video where I explain how it was, in portuguese) and I was very lucky, because I know of some cases where women have to try a few times before being able to achieve the dream of being a mother.

So, how’s to be a first-time mother? Well, a lot of good things has happened since we decided to get pregnant: I remember the joy I felt when we confirmed the pregnancy and the expected date of birth; the questions I began to ask myself that I had not previously even considered: “Can I drink coffee?” (Yes, moderately or up to 200 mg per day), “Can I work out?” (Although recommended in general, it’s always best to ask your doctor), “Are cell phones and microwaves safe?” (Yes, they’re safe), among many other issues that begin to afflict first-time mothers like me.

What about the physical changes that included tiredness and drowsiness, nausea, and sensitivity to odors? Yeah, I went through that, too. Not great, not at all… Emotionally -and I remember it very well- in addition to being very happy, I had a feeling of surprise and shock: “Do I really have a little baby in my belly?”.

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Look of the day: Winter in Blue

Hi darlings!

How is it going? As always, I hope everything is great with you. I’m missing our interactions here, but as you can imagine, my life is very busy at the moment. I have many things on my plate, school, work, my channel, all in addition to the baby’s appointments.

Look of the day: Winter in Blue

All I can say is that I’m very happy and enjoying this new phase of my life. Since the beginning of my pregnancy many changes happened and I want to talk about in the next post (Friday), but today lets bring back a little nostalgia, so I want return to my usual Look of the day post and I this look I used for a work training I recently attended.

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Black Presence + Winners of the the 22nd Critic’s Choice Award

Have you seen how many black actor won the 22nd Critic’s Choice Award? Here’s the list for those who did not follow, and because I could not stop myself, some of the fab looks from my favorite celebrities!

  • Best Supporting Actress: Viola Davis – Fences
  • Best Acting Ensemble: Moonlight
  • Best TV-Movie or Miniseries: The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story
  • Best Actor in a Comedy Series: Donald Glover – Atlanta
  • Best Supporting Actress in a Drama Series: Thandie Newton – Westworld
  • Best Actor in a Television or Miniseries: Courtney B. Vance – The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story
  • Best Supporting Actor in a Television or Miniseries: Sterling K. Brown – The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story
  • Best Supporting Actress in a Television or Miniseries: Regina King – American Crime

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Remembering Mrs. Obama Fashion Style (Plus, what will Melania do?)

The fashion world has been a little too quiet since Trump’s victory, and many people, myself included, have started to speculate what this means for the next first lady Melania Trump. Let’s remember that she wore that infamous pink pussy-bow Gucci’s shirt to a debate shortly after her husband’s scandal, the one were he’s caught on tape saying that he can grab a woman by her genitals. Melania’s team explained that wearing that shirt was not intentional, but who knows, right?

Fashion is commonly used to convey messages, and politicians and their families do this often, like Hillary and Bill Clinton wearing purple details on their clothes the night Hillary conceded to Trump: purple is the mix of blue and red (the colors of the Democratic and Republican party) which meant to symbolized the union of both parties.

It’s normal to see designers lining up to wear the First Lady, but let’s remember that Anna Wintour (Vogue’s editor) and Diana Von Furstenberg were both very aggressive in their campaigns pro Hillary; designers like Marc Jacobs and Tory Burch created the “Made for History” for Hillary and basically a large portion of fashion designers sided with the Democrats, so the question that remains is, will they give Melania a chance?

And, of course, does Melania want this chance? During the campaign she wore pieces bought of the rack, nothing unique or custom made, so maybe this will the route for the next First Lady? A bit unusual, but very possible.

While we don’t know what will happen I would like to remember some of the wonderful looks of our dear First Lady Michelle Obama. Mrs. Obama always displayed a friendly-chic style (I remember very well how much she was criticized by the snobs for using J. Crew), and also giving chance to young designers.

xoxo

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The Black Models of 2016 Victoria’s Secret

Darlings!

Hope all is well with you. Did you catch the Victoria’s Secret Runway Show that happened at the Grand Palais – Paris this year? I was very happy to see that among the 52 models we had many black beauties walking the runway.

Victoria’s Secret shows are well know for being a super glamorous affair, with lots of gorgeous women and great performers playing live. This year they had Lady Gaga, Bruno Mars and The Weeknd, and the show was divided in 6 segments: Road Ahead, Secret Angel, Mountain Romance, Pink Nation, Dark Angel and Bright Night Angel.

Now, let’s focus on the black models we had this year: Cindy Brown, Leomie Anderson, Joan Smalls, the lovely Maria Borges, Laís Ribeiro, not to mention the beautiful Jasmine Tookes who was chosen to wear the super coveted Fantasy Bra, created by jewelry designer Eddie Borgo.

The honor of wearing the most expensive piece of the collection was once of Tyra Banks in 1997, and Selita Ebanks in 2007, making Jasmine the 3rd black model to use the precious piece.

The Victoria’s Secret 2016 show also featured new faces such as Dilone, Paulo Herieth, Alanna Arrington, Zuri Tibby, Lameka Fox and Jourdana Phillips.

Let’s take a look at some of my favorite pieces?

xoxo

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Look of the day: Sunday Lunch with Friends

Look of the day: Sunday Lunch with Friends

Hey!

Hope all is well with you. I’m doing great, very busy since my return to NYC. Autumn is here and it’s one of my favorite seasons. Cold without being too much, makes me want to drink hot cocoa and toast marshmallows in the fire…

But this month my husband and me don’t have time to do these things, I’ll keep planning for it to happen soon.

Look of the day: Sunday Lunch with Friends

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