Culture ~ Intensity Levelled Out By Talent

Host nation, Brasil defeat Chile to continue on in the FIFA World Cup 2014.

In what was a well intense match, fans and supporters were on the edge of their seat today in Belo Horizonte, Brasil.

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The South American affair began with a high tempo speed for the match. Commentators believed it could go either way. For me today, it’s a historic moment. Being part Brasilian and knowing that the national team hasn’t lost a home game since 1975, it was an impressive display of football.

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With Latin style and vibes, David Luiz gave Brasil the lead with a flick off the inside of his thigh assisted by Thiago Silva from Neymar‘s corner. Much of the first half was dominated by Chile. Then Alexis Sanchez equalised when defense turned sloppy after Marcelo’s thrown-in. At times, calls by the English referee, Howard Webb were questionable but hey that’s why he’s the one holding the whistle. It didn’t end there though, the pressure was on continuously. This led to two brilliant halves and an extra nail-biting thirty minutes of play. Soon enough, it was time for penalties!

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The atmosphere filled with energy and faith. First, David Luiz struck a nice goal in. Next, Mauricio Pinilla missed. Third, Willian lacked a bit of confidence. Fourth, Alexis Sanchez failed to make his mark. And of course, Marcelo with that graceful left foot hit the top right corner. However, Chile’s Charles Aranguiz retailiated with a smooth shot. Then Hulk just didn’t finish. Leaving Marcelo Diaz to swoop one in. After Neymar converted his right footed shot into the left corner. Followed by, Julio Cesar saving the day by blocking Gonzalo Jara‘s shot. This resulted in Brasil 1 – 1 Chile with Brasil winning (3-2) in penalties. What a magnificient day for football and sport as Luiz Felipe Scholari and Selecao advance to the quarter-finals 😀

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At the end of the day, could you imagine a World Cup without the nation of football? I couldn’t. Vai Brasil pra Copa 2014 !!!!!!!!!!!!!

Fashion ~ Snap of the day


When I couldn’t stop laughing in Koreatown. Loving the Midtown Manhattan vibe at bars for viewing World Cup matches in NYC. Black Reason Clothing No1 Cares At All hat, Green American Apparel top. Stone Colcci shorts. Sam Edelman gladiator sandals. Loewe calfskin handbag. For more street style advice, feel free to follow me on Instagram, @niyanyc is my handle.

Fashion ~ rag & bone

Fashion ~ rag & bone
Mirror selfie in my apt. Light pink Classic Beater jersey top and Mila denim short.

You can never go wrong with rag & bone. The luxe grunge style is cool and effortless in a London meets New York manner. Award-winning designers, Marcus Wainwright and David Neville know modern design. Elements of British heritage are featured within the classic tailoring of looks. From their perfect Peruvian cotton tshirts to skinny fit denim pieces, the natural aesthetic is amazing. rag & bone is one of my favorite brands. I love every collection. I am passionate about this brand and hope one day to work with them. Here’s to summer fashion and more shopping on Mercer Street, Soho.