Je?sa Chiminazzo, is a Brazilian, model and muse of cult label Sequence. This globetrotting beauty was discovered after gracing the covers of her countries most celebrated fashion magazines. Following in the footsteps of her fellow Brazilian globetrotting beauties ?think Gisele Bundchen, she landed a coveted spot on the roster of the prestigious IMG agency in NYC. Jeisa recently sat down with L-atitude to talk about her native homeland and her favorite sequence items.
Having been the muse for Sequence, what are some of your favorite Sequence pieces?
Everything that Ariela makes is amazing! I love flaunting all the different styles of bracelets and turbans. I especially LOVE the knot bracelet. What I admire most about Ariela is the concept behind her brand. Having been to to El Salvador and seeing her production in person is amazing. She inspires her team and they are so wonderful to work with. I feel so grateful for being one of her muses. The trip and those people stayed in my heart and will stay forever.
Having traveled all over the world for fashion shoots, what are some of the most memorable destinations you have been to and why?
I love Brazil! It?s my home. Everything is magical- The colors, the people and the food! I also loved Siwa Oasis in Egypt. It was spectacular! India was another unforgettable experience. The rich history and all the handicraft work was amazing.
How would you describe your travel style?
I always over pack to make sure I have everything I need while I travel. It?s not always practical but essential. For example when I visited India I packed everything. Protein bars in case I got sick, medication, different types of garments- some more covered and some more relaxed.
What are the three things you never leave home without?
My telephones- I have two, one blackberry and one iPhone and my wallet.
What are your globetrotter tips for living like a ?local? in Brazil.
Rio is stunning and Sao Paulo is an amazing city with amazing shops and restaurants. But the real Brazil for me is the North- Bahia with its beautiful color and music, Ceara and Alagoas with its beautiful beaches and amazing food. The Amazon Rain Forest, which is one of the most amazing treasures and Fernando de Noronha is a beautiful nature preserve island, probably one of the most beautiful in the world.
Sao Paulo has an amazing food gastronomy scene. One of my favorite restaurants is DOM from Chef Alex Atala. He mixes French techniques with Brazilian falvour. It?s a must!
Another restaurant that I love is Figueira Rubaya the restaurant which is located underneath an enormous and really old fig tree. Its stunning and the food is great also.
One of my favorite places to hang out is Bar Numero. A great spot for people watching and the music is great. It?s our version of the Boom Boom room like in NYC. Trancoso in the south of Bahia is very nice also has cute restaurants and cool shops. It has a Saint Barts kind of feel.
What three items are you coveting from L-atitude?
I'll have to start with the Sequence White Muse half Turban- it?s just so gorgeous! I'm in love with Emi Jorge Square Black Tortuga clutch the gold detail is super elegant. And another item that I adored is from Kismet by Milka circle end diamond seraglio.
Globetrotter Stats |
Souk or Department Store? Both :)
DIY or Concierge Service? Concierge Service
Buy Everything or Buy Nothing? Buy everything!
Camping or 5-Star Hotel? 5 star
Drive or be Driven? drive
Room service or Street Food? Room Service
Lots of Luggage or Carry-on Bag? Lots of luggage, I need options :)