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Can-Can

A whimsical new collection promises accessories chock full of seasonal charm for this year’s Carnival goers

Thanks to the famous Gilberto Gil song, a favorite maxim of Carnival is “the more glitter the better!”. To rock the party in the most colourful manner possible, investing in costumes and accessories is essential and the more elaborate the better. Embracing this sentiment, carioca stylists Fernanda Guimarães and Paolla Falcãohave launched a collection called Can-Can, chock full of hats, top hats, fascinators (not exactly the Kate Middleton type) and feathery sequined accessories galore. Handmade with a touch both feminine and irreverent, they endow the seasonal spirit of the samba queen to even the least sambatious.

The collection’s charm comes from the juxtaposition of materials used – flowers and butterflies paired with skulls and sequins – which make for the perfect complement to any fancy dress costume, or are stunning enough to wear on their own. This year, the girls did an exclusive collection for the brand Isabela Capeto. For those who have procrastinated a bit with getting their Carnaval gear together, you’re in luck as Can-Can is still accepting orders via email (contatocancan@gmail.com). But you’d better hurry, with only two pieces of each model these desirable accessories are going to go fast.

Words by Time Out Rio de Janeiro editors
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