Fedora Love

One thing me and Nat have been fussing about recently are fedora hats. As you may know Nat is in Brazil at the moment for São João music festival , and before she went she was looking for one to take to Brazil with her. Then it got me thinking, I really want one too! I’ve never been a hat person as I thought I looked like a try hard…this was more at the time that bowler hats came in. But there’s something quite sweet and understated about fedora hats. The style is very flattering and adds that extra layer to a very simple and classic outfit. Can’t go over doing it with accessories if you get a hat involved. Sometimes a simple and understated outfit is best and more effective! You can wear them in any season and it will look swell especially if you’re going to a festival this summer – they look nice, will hide your greasy, knotty hair and shade you from England’s blistering sun rays. Here are some street style examples that I think are bang tidy:

 

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Viva São João

Today I’m off to Brazil for 10 days to spend São João which is this weekend! Yes, it’s their winter, and it might rain the whole time I’m there, but it’s one of my favourite times of year. Other than carnival the other biggest music related event in Brazil is São João – St John’s, also known as Festa Junina or June Festival.

 

The festivities originated during the colonial period to celebrate the nativity of St John the Baptist, and are historically related to the European Midsummer festivities. The Northeast of Brazil has very dry and arid landscapes and the festival was an opportunity for the people to give thanks to St John for the rains. Although closely imbedded into the North-eastern culture the festival is celebrated nationwide.

 

Now a days the festival has evolved into a celebration of traditional rural life, with big street parties in rural areas and now capital cities, with traditional clothing, food, and dancing.

 

Clothing – guys dress as farm peasants in straw hats and patched up chequered shirts, and girls dress in colourful frilly dresses, their hair in pigtails and freckles painted on their faces.

 

 

A little school friend and I in our Sao Joao costumes for our school party
A little school friend and I in our Sao Joao costumes for our school party

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Curly hair problems – how to style curly hair

 

 

Untangle me

I only ever brush or comb my hair when it’s wet, never when dry unless I’m going for the Diana Ross look! The best tools for detangling are either a wide toothed comb or Tangle Teezer. A wide toothed comb helps separate the curls and is what I’ve always used. But Nissa and I recently started using the Tangle Teezer. I didn’t think it would work on my curly hair but it’s amazing how quickly it gets through the knots and I feel like my hair has been a lot less static and frizzy since I started using it.

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