Dear Shaded Viewers,
I had always heard from my other jet-setting journo friends about how magical Fashion Rio is–so I was very excited when Diane dispatched me there to cover the shows which took place January 11 (my birthday) through the 16th. It turned out to be one of the most extravagant (and fun) fashion weeks I've ever attended. I had been to Rio last September (after attending Capital Fashion Week in Brasilia) and was blown away by the beautiful beaches, mountains, architecture and people. I've been to a lot of places and I find Rio de Janeiro to be one of the most stunning places on earth.