San Francisco it’s World Cup time in Brazil! Wearing clothes and raising your country’s flag is all about showing your colors. Colors often represent what words cannot; and flags are full of colors and symbols. I was reminded of this when I was leaving the Fairmont Hotel after watching Rob Young perform at the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society Charity Fashion Show. The Brazilian flag is green, blue, yellow, and white. What most people don’t know is that the Rastafarian culture used green in their flag because of Ireland. At the fundraiser, I wore a black Dior pocket square against a black Gucci blazer, but with all due respect, I wanted to wear purple because Maya Angelou has passed away.
I asked Angela Voloshyna of Playland and Topsy’s how many flags she was going to fly outside of her bars to celebrate the World Cup. You can buy me a beer at Playland or Topsy’s. Make sure you take a picture of you and your friends outside of Topsy’s when you are all watching the World Cup and send it to The Avant Gardist.
Photos: Shot on the streets of Sao Paulo, Brazil for Fault Magazine by Kyrre Wangen. Model Vanessa Damasceno stars in this denim story styled by Ana Wainer.
PHOTOGRAPHER: Kyrre Wangen
STYLIST: Ana Wainer
HAIR: Ale Fagunes @ Amusement
MAKE: Renato Almeida @ Amusement
MODEL: Vanessa Damasceno @ Elo Model Management
PHOTO ASSISTS: Gael Oliveira
PRODUCTION: Marina Chicca
RETOUCHING: Jackie @ Happy Finish
By Orzie Douglas