For people interested in arts, crafts or ideas for decorating the interior of their home, Brazilian style design expert Donata Meirelles has written some great guides in Vogue Brazil. One of her latest ideas was how you could use candles to add even more visual appeal and better smells to the regular rooms in your home. What she suggested was to focus thr candle holders and lighting them in the main entryway and also have them spread around from the living room, dining room and the bathrooms as well. The Brazilian candle brands she recommended using included Tânia Bulhões and Diptyque, and her favorite American brand is Ralph Lauren classic holiday scent.
Donata Meirelles has been the Director of Style at Vogue Brazil magazine since 2005 when she made a step up from her longtime position as fashion director of the prestigious Daslu boutique department store. She attended Columbia University where she received her bachelor’s degree, and in just a couple years she went from a sales person to upper management at Daslu. Meirelles has also become famous as a TV personality and has been seen frequently on the Vogue TV show “Quero Ja” which takes the viewers for an up close look at various fashion trends and lifestyle brands.
It wasn’t that long ago that Donata Meirelles was hosting a magnificent dinner reception for the executives of Air France and Ritz Paris at the estate owned by her and her husband Nizan Guanaes. This event featured honored guests including the famous Grupo RBS national media conglomerate Chairman Duda Melee. Meirelles went all out in having this event prepared by having renowned Brazilian Chef Alex Atala prepare the main courses, and special mixed wines were also served at Meirelles’s gathering crafted in the fashion of the Hemingway Bar at the Ritz Paris. Another event that Meirelles happened to present for was the opening of the first ever Ralph Lauren store in Brazil at the Cidade Jardim Mall where she introduced the Quero Ja viewers to all the features the store offered.
Meirelles is not just a fashion and style enthusiast; she’s supported different causes throughout her professional career. One of those includes the The Foundation for AIDS Research (amfAR) which has dedicated its resources and research teams to looking into different causes of HIV and finding cures. Meirelles’s contributions to the foundation earned her the Humanitarian award a few years ago.