This month I would like to tell you about
a wonderful project, BELÍSSIMAS, which
I was invited to join. In addition to honor Brazilian women over 50 years, is also
philanthropic, created by Jade Matarazzo,
award winner and renowned Brazilian
photographer residing in Florida .
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For the realization and implementation
of this project a committee was created.
Aware of the greatness involved, they drew
the qualification criteria that govern the
participation in the project .
BELÍSSIMAS first edition highlights the
Brazilianness , women with participation
in Florida and involved with entrepreneurship . Each with its life history, and other
with more than inspiring examples of overcoming life challenges.
“ BELÍSSIMAS“ pays homage to the Brazilian woman in Florida and philanthropic
organizations in Brazil .
The “ BELÍSSIMAS project, which began
as an old dream of the photographer Jade
Matarazzo, in producing a book of photographs with women older than 50 years
is taking shape as a philanthropic project
involving 50 women with outstanding performance in different areas of Florida .
The photographer explains the philosophy
of the project :
And further says , The BELÍSSIMAS at this
first edition are distinguished by brasililidade ( Brasilianity), for their activities in
Florida and the entrepreneurship, dynamism and creativity. They all have their life
stories , some inspiring , some are examples
man Marcus in Bal Harbour .
Among Belíssimas already disclosed are :
Amanda Delboni , Esther Schattan , Hello
Campos and Solange Lemos.
About the Artist - Jade Matarazzo uses
photography to tell histories and stories
. Her series transit from the universe of
abandoned and forgotten to color images
All BELÍSSIMAS feature and textures of flowers .
in their biography a charity of their choice.
Her earthly work ranges from portraits,
The launch of the book will fashion and travel, editorial and commertake place on January 30, cial . The photographer has received sev2014 , at The Miami Grand eral awards , including Francisco Goya,
Theatre, fully renovated Barcelona, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart,
with the date set for re- Austria and the International Brazilian
opening in December. The Press Award in the United States .
Consul General of Brazil
in Miami, Ambassador The Organizing Committee for “ BELÍSSIHélio Vitor Ramos Filho, MAS “ are: makeup artist
who writes and signs the Andrea Felizardo, writer Celia McCallum,
preface for the first edition Journalist Chris Delboni, Maria do Carmo
, will grant to the institu- Fulfaro, marketing director for the Brotion a check for the amount raised at the ward Center for the Performing Arts, Maevent.
ria Inês Dal Borgo, Vice President of the
Brazil - USA Cultural Center, and the busiThe theater is located in the former Play- nesswoman and brokerage Yara Gouveia .
boy Plaza Hotel , which received celebrities
such as Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis Jr., Well, I am extremely proud to be a part
and the Jackson Five in the 70’s, and today of this book and lucky to be awarded , the
is part of the heritage of Miami Beach.
NGO supported in Brazil , that will benefit
from the award.
Celia McCallum, author of The Book (writ-
ten part) defines what being BELÍSSIMAS
Our BELÍSSIMAS are examples for our A big kiss to all wonderful friends who read
younger generations, admired and re- what I wrote with great affection for you
spected by the community of Brazilians in during this year, they have a lovely ChristFlorida and still represent a huge pride for mas , surrounded by friends , family beside
Brazil, the country where they were born, you love the people who also love you .
she says. “They are re Strong women,
HAPPY HOLIDAYS ! ! ! !
fighters, warriors “
The project was well received by the Bra- Elita Freitas
zilian community in Miami, which in less
than a week before the release on facebook,
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Belissimas it already received more than 1,500
“likes “ . The number is growing , and daily from now until the launch of the book,
each BELÍSSIMAS will be introduced on
At any age, a woman is beautiful . The 50 Facebook . There will be two cocktails preor more add to the beauty life experiences, release of the Project : Artifact in Miami,
which only increases their power and cha- one of the sponsors of the book , and at Neirisma “