and that, dear readers, is what I’d like to focus on in this week’s column, rather than some sporting event. That strong Latino spirit, the whole hips-can’t-help-swaying-to-the-music vibe – that is what we are trying to evoke.
But please, don’t start thinking you have to step totally out of character and go mad here. Firstly, fiesta-style fashion is about having total confidence within – I can’t tell you how many times I have worn my best party dress and heels and never felt less in the mood. Secondly, you’re not channeling Carmen Miranda here, nor will you have to go Gaucho like Rita Hayworth in Gilda. But there are elements from these two iconic figures that one should adopt: a bare midriff if you have the abs, for example; a totem pole of gold bracelets; the perfect hoop earrings; a metallic sandal from Jimmy Choo or Giuseppe Zanotti; the merest hint of a ruffle.
For modern inspiration, I’d like to point you in the direction of one