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It’s Fashion Week here in Sao Paulo…

Ashton Kutcher and Demi Moore are making appearances, mostly at the airport and at private parties – not so much on the main streets of Sao Paulo…

Fashion Week seems to happen largely behind closed doors here in the city. Only the elite, the fashionistas and the chosen can enter.

I’m clearly not one of any of the above! I’m what you might call Fashion Weak… wearing the simple attire of jeans and a tee, standard fare for backpackers.

Foreigners without exclusive VIP passes to Fashion Week, can at the very least take solace in that the week is referred to locally in English. (English must be fashionable or something…)

I made the mistake of translating ‘fashion week’ into its portuguese equivalent ‘semana de moda’ and was faced with strange stares and a few quiet laughs or two…