Brazil is famous for its top models, often explained as a cause of the ethnic diversity of the country. Find some of promising new faces; the new generation of Brazilian top models here. Or shall I say: find your new Instagram pages to follow here..
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I love my Panama hats, my friends know this. Some of them actually don’t understand where my love for these white straw hats comes from. But that is because they haven’t been to Latin America yet. It is not a white cowboy hat, guys! This is a toquilla, better known as a Panama hat, and it has been a gentleman’s must-have since the 1920s. It is meant for travelling to the sunny regions of the globe. So it belongs to the adventurer. Kind of the poshy type of adventurer..
The Panama suits a casual summer or beach outfit. It gives a sophisticated touch to your look and yet minimalistic. The straw hat is timeless and a true work of art – if handmade. It originates from Ecuador where it is part of traditional clothing. But when U.S. President Theodore Roosevelt wore one on a visit to Panama to check upon the progress of the Panama canal, he proved it was possible to wear the traditional hat in combination with regular clothing. This visit to Panama is also when the hat received its nickname. Also, it became a more popular item throughout the Americas and Europe. Also Hollywood stars in the 1920s wore it often. And still the hat is worn in South America a lot. Okay, by the elder generation. But isn’t it nice to sometimes pick some elements from that classic Hollywood era, in order to brighten up your outfit?
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