Behind the Blog: Brigadeiro

Thursday, May 28, 2009

A wonderful thing about the "blogosphere" is that you get to "meet" a lot of cool, stylish people around the world, without ever having to go through the hassle of an airport security check. Brigadeiro is a lovely style blog I stumbled across one day and I'm happy I did! In her own words, she's a blogger who is "British-born, Brazilian-raised, of Chinese heritage, now Australian-citizen with a faint American accent." If you can wrap your international mind around that, toss in a healthy obsession with all things Dries Van Noten and Akira Isogawa (her favorite designers), luscious food pictures and you've only just begun to scratch the surface of what she's all about. Read on to learn more about the beautiful bossa nova world of Brigadeiro...

Five Questions for My Favorite Bloggers

Who are you?

A self-confessed shopaholic with a passion for food, fashion, travel & family. Although my love for food & fashion are a constant tug of war, as I have been enjoying too much of one, which means I cannot enjoy the other as much (can no longer fit most of my clothes)! I named my blog after one my favourite Brazilian ‘sweets’ made of condensed milk & chocolate.

above: a "Brigadeiro" via Wikipedia
all other images courtesy of Brigadeiro

Where are you?

I’ve lived in a few places, starting off in London (UK) (from 0-11 mths of age), then Rio de Janeiro/Niteroi, RJ (Brazil) (first few years), Sao Jose dos Campos, SP (Brazil) (most of my life), Brentwood, LA (USA) (for 1 yr only when I was six), back to SJC, then Cambridge (UK) (2 yrs), but now…I am in the land of kangaroos & koalas.

What is the concept behind your blog?

I’m afraid my blog doesn’t have a ‘concept’ per se’, I just started it so I could share my love & interest for all things beautiful, fashion, in particular. It was mainly to share my thoughts on it, but then some readers started asking for outfit pictures, and funnily, those are the ones people are most interested in…

When you are not blogging, what else do you enjoy doing?

Reading the very long list of blogs I love, shopping (mostly online), throwing/attending dinner parties (LOVE food), travelling (little day trips to winery regions nearby, and occasional trips interstate help tie me over until I can travel overseas), reading, and…singing (in the car, or when no one’s home, haha).

above and below: recent pictures from her recent trip with her family to Paraty, RJ, Brazil

More importantly… what are you wearing? :)

I’m typing this during my lunchbreak at work (and am off to classes after this, starting a new course today, so excited!), so I’m wearing (sorry this is so long-winded):

*Alannah Hill (Australian designer) black speckled ¾ turtleneck knit with slightly puffed sleeves

*Cue (Australian high-street) black pinafore with empire waist & bubble hem (following on from your comment, I was congratulated twice by 2 separate people on separate occasions, on my ‘pregnancy’, despite not being of them was a tough bikie-looking guy too, but was so sweet, haha!)

*Leona Edmiston (Australian designer) Pins opaque stockings in onyx

*Burberry Prorsum Prussian blue military style cocoon shaped quilted trench coat, which is double breasted, with buttoned epaulettes, a high collar and two rows of buttons, which end at the waist with inverted pleats below.

*Burberry red & cream alpaca fine knit scarf (gift from my little sister)

*Burberry Manor bag in a fire engine red

*Currently in Marc Jacobs ballet flats, but have Stella McCartney patent wedges to change into (in the car) for my classes later today.

I want those Stella wedges. :) Thanks for the wonderful interview, Brigadeiro! For more information, please check out:

More Behind the Blog interviews on Dream Sequins:
Felicia Sullivan
Blackburn and Sweetzer
Wicked Halo


Brigadeiro said...

Oh my, Deanne! Thank you for such sweet words! Once again, I'm sorry my answers were so convoluted, I'm so glad we got to 'meet' too :)

I don't know if you saw my previous comment, but I have some awards for you on my blog ;) (and this was before this was posted, haha, I have now amended my last post to link it to this one).


-h said...

she's one of my favorites! great interview

Eden said...

brigadeiro certainly is a cool blog! i've just recently discovered it and i love spending time getting lost in the features. thanks for this interview!

much love

Carlotta said...

love your inteviews!!
I've left something for you here

The Haute-Shopper said...

What a fun profile! Love that blog. I can totally relate to the all the moving about and the food fashion dilemma. I would like to believe I loose tons of calories while I run from shop to shop though ;-)

Dream Sequins said...

Thanks so much for your comments :)

Brigadeiro: I'm so happy to feature you. Of course, I'm blown away by your style and jealous of your wardrobe and love that you're so sweet on top of it all! xx

h: Thanks for your comment! She's amazing.

Eden: That's a good way of putting it-- getting lost. Indeed!

Carlotta: Thanks for reading it. Heading over to your blog now :)

Haute-Shopper: Oh you can work up a good appetite doing all that shopping ;)

Oceanside Creations said...

Loving your blog! I have posted a Lovely Blog Award for you on my blog.

Swell Vintage - Frankie said...

Great interview! Those sweets sound great x

Hanako66 said...

what a wonderful interview!!!

AsianCajuns said...

I think "meeting" other fashion bloggers online has seriously been the best - and most unexpected - outcome of having a blog. Can't wait to go check out Brigadeiro.

Elizabeth Marie said...

Ohhh I have to check her out. Great interview.

I am so thankful for the exposure I have to fellow fashion's the best thing about blogging.

Your blog is amazing!

thefatandskinnyonfashion said...

long story but i put it on my blog so my other readers could see my answer. i hope this makes sense.

on rhianna:
Sometimes she irks my nerves. I felt like she was trying to be this bad girl,but she wasn't mature enough for the role. Now after everything that has happened in her life, I feel like she is finally confident with herself and she is being true to herself. She used to dress like a bad girl on stage but she still looked like a deer in the headlights kinda girl.

Nini's Style said...

Love love the coat!!!!! I love Brigaderiro.

Dream Sequins said...

Oceanside: Glad you enjoyed it. And thanks for the award :)

Swell Vintage - Frankie: She's such a great girl and I love her style!

Hanako66: Thanks for visiting the blog and for your lovely comment. xx

AsianCajuns: There are so many lovely individuals I have yet to meet in person, yet through their blogs, I have come to learn more about their lives and style. It's really fun!

Elizabeth Marie: Thanks so much for reading! I love your blog as well!!

Nini's Style: Thanks for dropping by!

WendyB said...

I want those wedges too!

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