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17 things I learned from walking down a runway

Bruna Camargo

The Ultimate Style Expo took place on August 3rd, 2014. It was a day full of fashion shows, shopping local, and the blogger competition I participated in. To sum it up, I had to style myself and werq the runway to show it off (modeling is HARD).

Thrift On The Ave made pieces available for use. When I found this long blue coat, and realized my non-model model moment was just like Carrie's from Sex and The City, I went for it.

So through this, I learned:

Port: O Ultimate Style Expo foi dia 3 de agosto de 2014. Um dia lotado de desfiles, designers locais, e a competição das blogueiras na qual eu participei. Resumindo, eu tive que criar um look e pagar de modelo (Alô, Gisele, rola umas dicas?)

Uma loja local emprestou peças para o desfile. Quando me deparei com esse casaco azul e percebi que estava vivendo um episódio de Sex and The CIty, não deu pra resistir a inspiração no look da Carrie.

Com isso, aprendi que:

1. Runway hair can never be big enough. // O cabelo pra passarela tem só uma regra: quanto maior, melhor.
2. Models' bare breasts are everywhere. But once you've seen 7 pairs, they all just look the same. // Todas as modelos pagam peitinho no backstage. Mas depois de sete pares, fica tudo muito normal. Haha.
3. You shouldn't expect any privacy behind-the-scenes (see number 2). AKA all them skinny models will see you changing, too. #allaboutthatbass  // Se você quer privacidade, vai pra casa (refira-se ao numero 2). Ou seja, se for se trocar, relaxa que todas as modelos magérrimas vão te ver. #todaschora

4. The degree of nervousness is directly correlated to how many people you know in the audience. // O nível de nervosismo está diretamente relacionado com o número de pessoas que você conhece na plateia.
5. The degree of awesomeness, too. // O nível de felicidade, também. 
6. Your jaw can do things you never knew it could do, like chatter together incessantly and uncontrollably while you walk. // Seu queixo faz coisas absurdas e descontroladas no nervoso.
7. Your fear of falling should not affect the number of twirls you do. // O seu medo de cair da passarela não pode afetar a quantidade de beijinhos no ombro que você manda às inimigas. 
8. Carrie Bradshaw's spirit CAN and WILL embody you if you "swear on Chanel." Luckily you can pick which parts. // O espírito da Carrie Bradshaw vai te possuir se você "jurar por Chanel." Ainda bem que tem como escolher as melhores partes.

Lauren Turner, entertainment and lifestyle reporter for CBS/The CW Detroit.

9. I gesticulate a LOT when I speak, especially in public. // Eu gesticulo demais quando falo, ainda mais em público.
10. Your family and friends can drop a bomb next to you, but you won't hear them screaming above your brain's constant "OMG don't fall, don't fall, don't fall, wtf is my jaw doing??" // Todos podem estar berrando e você não vai ouvir nada a não ser sua cabeça falando "Pelamordedeus não tropeça nessa merda, e meu queixo, como faz?"

11. Thighs, amirite. // Coxas, neam?

Kori Fields of "Colour By Number" & Leah Vernon of "Beauty and the Muse."

12. Detroit has this fashun shit in the bag. And it's a designer shoulder tote. // A presença de Detroit no mundo da moda tá cada vez mais chique. E de "it bag," ainda.
13. Winning comes from doing things out of your comfort zone (see this entire post). // Vitorioso é aquele que faz tudo fora da sua zona de conforto (refira-se a esse post inteiro).

14. Meeting people who are just as excited about sparkles and tutu skirts as you are is priceless. // Conhecer pessoas que são tão loucas por paetê e saias rodadas quanto você não tem preço.

15. Friends are those who sit through fun things with you. True friends are those who sit through fun things FOR you. // Amigos são aqueles que se divertem com você. Amigos de verdade são aqueles que se divertem POR você.

(A special thank you to Sarah, Julia, Caitlin, Gina, Luciana, Fabricia, my sister, my mom & dad and Remus for coming to support me. You are all the best!)

16. Laughing is the best thing to do when you feel uncomfortable. // Rir é o melhor remédio quando chorar de vergonha pegaria mal.

17. I should feel uncomfortable more often. // Sentir vergonha de vez em quando é bom e faz bem.

Long Jacket: provided by Thrift On The Ave // Top: provided by Thrift On The Ave
Embroidered High-Waisted Shorts: H&M // Pumps: Christian Louboutin // Bracelet: Elizabeth & James
Inspiration and guts: the one and only C.B.
 

Photos by my friend and photog extraordinaire: Remy Roman.
Thank you to Shaneia Caldwell and Scotta Intimates for granting me this opportunity.

OMG, it sparkles: A FREE month of RocksBox!

Bruna Camargo

Urban Gem earrings and House of Harlow 1960 bracelet from RocksBox.

As we all know, the best things in life are free:
Walks on the beach, people watching in Detroit at 2am and an incredible month filled with gorgeous gems of the wearing kind.

Right now you're going "Sorry, Bruna did you say free gems or should I go back to watching girls stumble out of bars?" Well, you can start heading home because a very bright set of 30 days lies ahead for you.

Yup, that's right.
RocksBox is giving StyleMile readers a FREE MONTH of unlimited jewelry goodies from Rocksbox

Basically, RocksBox is a "Netflix for jewelry." Every box contains 3 pieces customized to your tastes. Keep it for as long as you'd like, or return it for a new box within days! Get designer pieces from names like Loren Hope, Margaret Elizabeth, and House of Harlow 1960. 

 Gorjana necklace, Margaret Elizabeth bangle and Loren Hope earrings.

Holy &^*(*$^$^$^#^$!^%@*!!!!!!!11!!! It's amazing. Get your free month here! 

House of Harlow 1960 bangle.

Urban Gem necklace.

Jackie loves me in some Matterial Fix earrings.

Margaret Elizabeth bangle.

Go forth and sparkle! RocksBox delivers to the continental USA.

Leitoras do Brasil, desculpem-me mas essa marca só entrega nos EUA. 


#TeenChoice Awards 2014

Bruna Camargo

I think it's safe to say I have a pretty cool job. One that takes me to events like the 2014 Teen Choice Awards in Los Angeles, California so I can cover on social media what's taking place on-site. Amongst all the numbers, metrics, analytics and craziness (and the shoddy cell phone service), the life of a community manager can be pretty cool. 

While there, I saw many of the hot teen celebs, like Ansel Elgort and the whole cast of "The Fault in Our Star", Taylor Swift still and the Kardashians somehow. 

Port: Já falei alguma vez que eu curto meu trabalho? Bom, dessa vez, eu fui enviada para fazer uma cobertura pelas mídias sociais do Teen Choice Awards 2014, em Los Angeles, California. Embora todos os números, análises e a mais pura loucura que foi cobrir um evento ao vivo (com sinal podre no celular), não dá pra reclamar.  

No domingo, eu vi muitas das celebrities "teen" que estão mais bombando no momento, como Ansel Elgort e o resto do elenco do filme "A Culpa É das Estrelas," Taylor Swift ainda e as Kardashians sei lá porquê. 

But guys, let's be serious. I was really worried about what I was gonna wear - I mean, I can't have Kendall Jenner judge me (even though she probably did. No just kidding, she didn't see me.). I wanted a dress that was fun and flirty, but that I could still feel comfortable in, as I ran around capturing content all night. Once again, Rent The Runway came to the rescue (getting a Pro Account for this event-filled summer was the best thing I ever did.)

Mas gente, vamos falar sério, né? Minha preocupação maior era decidir numa roupa. Não ia rolar ficar toda desarrumada pra Kendall Jenner ficar me mandando beijinho no ombro (mas ela nem me viu, gente. #poxa ). Fui atrás de um vestido divertido e ao mesmo tempo ladylike, mas que fosse confortável na correria do evento. O site Rent The Runway me salvou novamente com um vestido lindo que caiu super bem. 

Dress: Erin Featherston // Necklace: Nocturne // Shoes: Dolce & Gabbana
Earrings: C&A Brasil // Sunglasses: Chanel // Clutch: Vintage

In-N-Out Burgers in a limo? Yes, please.

It's all we need.

Night out before showtime at The Bungalow in Santa Monica.

The Post Party, hosted by Fox.

Lots of caffeine were consumed during this trip.

OMG It's Bill Hader.

However, my favorite encounter wasn't even on the red carpet, but in my hotel lobby. I met Bill Hader while I was having breakfast at The Fairmont in Santa Monica. Basically I just wanted to scream "Do the luau!" But we did a selfie. <3

Mesmo assim, o melhor momento não foi no tapete vermelho, mas sim no lobby do hotel. Encontrei com o ator Bill Hader, enquanto eu estava tomando café no Fairmont em Santa Monica. E a gente tirou uma selfie. <3

Augustus Waters and I hanging out. Sup.

The Instagram Zero Gravity Room.

It was a lot of fun and I hope that if you were following along on Instagram, you were having just as much fun with me. :)

Foi muito divertido e eu espero que se vocês acompanharam pelo Instagram, curtiram minha viagem junto comigo. :)

Disclaimer: I work for Ignite Social Media and this post was not sponsored or endorsed by the company. All opinions are my own. 

The little black dress that could...

Bruna Camargo

As I got ready for my friend Claire's wedding last Friday, it dawned on me that I don't usually wear LBD's to special occasions. I tend to gravitate toward color and fun, but I seemed to have forgotten the level of "Breakfast at Tiffany'sness" a nice, simple black dress can create. Who's never pictured themselves in the shoes - and dresses - of Holly Golightly? Not to mention the whole slimming ordeal - and who doesn't love that?!

The secret to spruce up one of these little numbers is to land on the right accessories. I went with gold tones on the jewelry and a patent finish on the clutch and shoes. Kept the hair simple but had fun with a smokey eye. 

So there you have it: The little black dress that could... dance all night long! 

Port: Enquanto eu me arrumava para o casório da minha amiga Claire sexta-feira passada, percebi que não costumo usar muitos pretinhos básicos em ocasiões especiais. Normalmente, eu prefiro coisas mais coloridas e divertidas, mas poxa vida, perai né? O pretinho básico - o famoso LBD - tem muito mérito! Ou quem nunca viu "Breakfast at Tiffany's" e ficou se imaginando daquele jeito? Valendo lembrar o preto dá aquela emagrecedjenha boa. 

O segredo pra não ficar sem graça é saber escolher os acessórios certos. Apostei no dourado e os sapatos e clutch pretos. Pra finalizar, um coque simples e uma make smokey. 

E pronto! O pretinho básico que de básico não tem nada...

Let's talk about my makeup skills for a sec, though, AMIRITE?!

Gente, vamos combinar, minha make até que deu certo! Estamos de olho, Camila Coelho! Kkkkk...

Dress: Tracy Reese // Necklace: Kenneth Jay Lane // Bracelet: Elizabeth & James // Earrings: AV MAX // Clutch: Vintage // Shoes: Christian Louboutin

 

My big, long, Greek summer

Bruna Camargo

I shared this gorgeous dress on my Instagram last weekend and you guys were all like #OMGWhereDidYouGetThat. So here it is! I LOVE a good deal, and I love it even more when the deal comes with something as special as this pretty summer dress.

With the help of coupons, for $11 (yes, eleven American Dollars) at Kohl's, we can all look like Greek Princesses, launching all kinds of ships as the summer winds down.  

Port: Mostrei esse vestido mara pra vocês no Instagram semana passada e só ouvi #QueVestidoLindoParaaa. Então, vamos mostrar, né? Aqui nos EUA, como todo mundo sabe (e pira na gastança durante as viagens) as coisas são muito baratas! Não deixo um bom negócio passar, e vale muito a pena quando é por uma peça tão linda! Depois dos descontos, por somente $11 (sim, onze dólares, gente) na Kohl's, dá pra montar um look "à la grega" tão bafo que até dá em guerra!

Maggie hadn't made an appearance on StyleMile for a while, so she says hello! ;) 

Ombré Maxi Dress: LC Lauren Conrad from Kohl's // Bubble Necklace: The Limited [similar] // Sunnies: Pixie Market

Special thanks to my sister Gabi for these fabulous photos.