As future ecologists, and pros-sustainability economic, this brand could not be more lovely to us : Amazon Sandals. They are sandals (what woman isn't happy about shoes?), with recycled rubber (that's a great win!) and with a fresh and nature inspired design. They get inspiration on the colors of the beautiful birds they have there, on the lines of the Amazon River. I mean, what this brand don't have to win? We gotta give credit to the Brazilians. Despite all the stupidity that it's happening due to the Amazonia deforestation and native pouring, there are some good minds always with nature in the first place. And they should be more. With the treasure that they have on their country.
But back on track, this shoes are all that we should want. They have 4 lines that you can choose:
Eco Rubber - 100% Recycled Rubber
Bio Rubber - Biodegradable Rubber that it's absorved by nature in 5 years (50% quicker that the sintetic rubber)
Enjoy - Personalized printed inspired on nature and brazilian etnics.
Fun - Expanded Rubber
You can check their website, pitty they only have in Portuguese and Spanish Language. To be perfect they should have a system that when you are done with your sandals you could give them back and they would recycle them again? Wouldn't that be perfect?
The day after the Mordomia, it was the principal parade: cortejo etnográfico. Since I was a child I always participate. In my 24 years of life I can count the years that I didn't participate on these parade. But this year for the first time I went as a pair not alone. Me and my boyfriend went together. It was a first for him. Poor soul to were those wooden shoes. But he did like ( no matter how he said that his feet hurt .. and complain...)! On the top of that, these parede has a duration of 2 hours, 2 hours and a half. It's big! It always have some theme, these year the theme was "The Sea". The parade it's always divided in two parts: the historical part and the traditional part. So as the theme was the sea, the historical part was connected to our sailors and great navigators like Vasco da Gama that discovered India. On the second part comes the part with the traditional suiting of our town. The mordomia parade, has I told you on the post, was with the suits from the ladies of the high society, but on these parade, all suits come. Like my own. But these explications I will tell you on another post. I can only tell you that my suit it's work suit or the dating suit. Yes it was the suit when the gals like me would go to the market and date a little.
(The symbol from my town)
This is the part where the traditional suits from our town start to appear :) Children, teenagers, adults, old women and men come, representing the diferent social status and workers, with the tradiotional suits. It's amazing! They offer food, wine and sweets to the people that are watching, and some dance!
(ladies offering wine to the public)
I don't know why, but this photo reminds the one that it's very known from the end of the second world war where a sailor and a nurse kiss.
Oh look these is me and my boyfriend!
(these vases weight more or less 60 kilos!!)
One of the things that I love to see it's the children. They dance, they cry because they are tired, and they feet hurt, they sing, they smile, they go on their fathers lap. It's a joy :) But it's so cute to see them on the little suits.
It's a very known tradition from our town, that when a girl will marry that year, she and his fianceé go on the parade has grooms. Isn't it romantic? It's not an obligation, but the most romantic pairs like to do it. And they look so cute! The only problem is that, has it happened with me and my boyfriend, the public spends all the time screaming for kisses. And sometimes the pairs aren't boyfriends, they can be brothers, fathers and sons.
After like 5 hours on foot, with that wooden shoes, walk slowly with a lot of stops, catching sun on the face, smile a lot, it's time to put the feet on the water and take a great bath! But it did not end here. Let's wait for the next post.
By the way, don't forget and participate on our giveaway! You have one day still!
First things firts: schedule post for now will be off. Yesterday was suposed to be a Abstract day, but it has been impossible for both of us, and besides all the problems we had with time, now we are having some family problems. Not a big deal, but it consume us time, so we're sorry, but some schedule things will be pause for some time. But not end! We have some movies and books we want to talk about, and super cute items we found on the internet! And more post about the Viana party are about to come! Did you like last post?
Since we opened Sophie's Square, we said that we would host a giveaway, to celebrate our store! So here we are. You can win a "Moscow" Bracelet, a "Miacis Monster" M Size in a color of your choice, and a top of a color of your choice with a painted cat drawn by Sofia S. That's the only one that we don't have a picture because it will personalize! So what are you waiting for? We wish you all good luck and let the games begin! You have exactly one week till the time end up.
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Just yesterday we complained about not having time and not update the blog, and today I will flood this post with an amount of photos from the parade called "Mordomia" that happened today in my city. These is the first of the many parades that happen in these 5 days of celebration, to the saint of our city, Senhora da Agonia.
Mordomia, it's a parade where the costumes of the ladies from the high society mostly, are shown. It's a fiest to the eyes, the gold that you see it's amazing. And the suits are just beautiful! The diferent shapes, the diferent colors for each shape, the diferent combinations of acessories, it's just beautiful to see.
The weather today was a little bit cold in the morning, but by the noon, the sun started to show up. It's a great weather to walk with this suits, believe me! Some of them are extremely hot and heavy. But let's stop talking about, and show you some pictures. Believe me, I really had some hard time choosing the best ones. I took photos in two diferent places so you might see photos of some elements repited but are not from the same person.
The adorable blogger from "Fairystyle" was there also, dressed as it should be!
Wait to see the next post! :) Now I'm gonna get pretty for tomorrow!
Sou a Sofia Gonçalves. 29 anos. Curiosa sem fim, exploradora de livros, advogada de boa comida, gestora de estados ansioliticos, caçadora de sonhos, escriba escrava da palavras da minha cabeça, pajem dos meus animais.