Fashion

In 2012, in an attempt to debunk stereotypes, a 34 year old man from São Paulo, Paulo Thiago Rezende, created “Homem na Agulha” (“Man in the Needle”) along with artist Luis Cambuzano, a Project that teaches Brazilian men to learn and develop knitting and crochet skills. They carry out group exercises, artistic events and also offer free courses to learn more about the two techniques. According to Rezende, the initial idea was not to challenge the common notion of what is considered a male or a female task, but after realising that a degree of conservatism still reinforces prejudices, he…

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Corporate etiquette can be defined as the ability to use social skills to do business with courtesy, affability and service; and it is necessary for all commercial and personal relationships Whenever an employee has a meeting with customers, business etiquette helps define the image of their company and manage business relationships. Business etiquette is not confined to rules, but rather a set of guidelines to help conduct business with ease, style and confidence. Here we will offer some skills that will help any professional appropriately handle day-to-day business situations. Introductions Introductions serve to introduce two people, or a new person…

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BBMag talks to a Brazilian crossdresser at a moment when the country is beginning to understand a little more about this gender phenomenon. Until 2015, few Brazilians knew much about what crossdressing was. Very few knew that in 2009 Laerte, the famous award-winning cartoonist with more than 30 years of recognised professional experience in cartoons and comic strips, was introduced to the media as Sônia, and since then has worn female clothes every day. Being a person of certain notoriety and fame, she decided to take on the challenge face on, knowing the importance of the issue. She wanted to…

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Bio-jewels, given their natural beauty and originality, have been grabbing the attention of women of late. Sales of this type of product are on the rise thanks to their value in terms of sustainability. The bio-jewellery market in Brazil is in rapid expansion with growing potential in terms of exportation. People often mistake bio-jewellery for a local craft, but the difference lies in the design, the concept, and the technology used to exalt raw materials, which are composed of natural elements, metals, precious and semi-precious stones. As you can see, they are created from genuinely Brazilian materials, and so in…

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