Worldwide Brand Ambassador for Valentino and CEO and Creative Director of his jewelry design company, Most Wanted Design, Carlos Souza is known the world over for his glamorous and fun-loving style. This book is a guide to some of his favorite places around the globe—from New York and Paris to São Paulo, London, Rome, or Shanghai. In each location, Souza notes the best the city has to offer by listing his preferred spots to dine, dance, shop, see art, or just get a drink. Along with noting the unique fashion, food, art, and design places of interest, Mr. Souza has written little notes on each place, like a familiar travel diary you share with friends. Updated for today’s traveler who wants to know where to go from a trusted friend, this book is a guide to the destination spots in some of the most chic cities in the world.
Carlos Souza is the Worldwide Brand Ambassador of the fashion house of Valentino. Mr. Souza has over twenty-five years of experience in fashion, beginning as a model for Valentino and working his way up. Known as an art world and fashion fixture, Souza is also an editor at large for Architectural Digest, a contributing editor for Interview. Over the past few years, his refined taste and passion for fashion inspired him to start his own line of jewelry, Most Wanted Design.
Michael Roberts is a British fashion journalist, illustrator, and filmmaker. He is a former fashion and style director of Vanity Fair, fashion editor of The Sunday Times, and design director of British Vogue, to mention only a few of his positions. As a photographer and illustrator, Roberts has contributed images to Vanity Fair, Vogue, The Sunday Times, and GQ, among others. He has also published several books, including a book of illustrations, Fashion Victims.
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