VanityBA: Buenos Aires Fashion Week 2012 Showcases Fall/Winter Collections

Patrick Archer arts & entertainment, ba government, buenos aires events, creative class, lifestyle, vanityba

Buenos Aires Fashion Week, the city’s most important fashion event kicks off today through Friday at La Rural in Palermo. A preview event was held last night with the Vitamina collection at Paseo Alcorta, but the main event begins today with 8 collections including Varanasi, Evangelina Bomparola, Vicki Otero and Wanama. BAFWeek official Kika Tarelli says this year’s edition features …

VanityBA: Strange Wave of Political Correctness Washes Up On BA Beaches

Patrick Archer lifestyle, vanityba

It happens every summer in Buenos Aires. After weeks of holiday parties and triple-digit temperatures, something bizarre washes ashore that creates a scandal and makes national headlines. First fake Viagra, then a “modified” Dakar Rally truck, and now political correctness and metrosexuals on the beaches in the Province of Buenos Aires. First the political correctness. California-based surf company Reef, which …

Bachelorus Atractivitus: Why Buenos Aires Is Best For Bachelors

Patrick Archer arts & entertainment, buenos aires events, competitiveness, global rankings, lifestyle

When U.S. lifestyle magazines publish their annual rankings of the country’s top party schools, it generates the kind of publicity that makes college deans cringe. When AskMen.com publishes their annual list of the world’s best cities for bachelors, it piques the kind of testosterone-fueled wanderlust that probably makes some girlfriends feel the same. And with BA checking in at #2 …

VanityBA: Montevideo Fashion Week Hits The Catwalk

Patrick Archer arts & entertainment, creative class, lifestyle, uruguay, vanityba

Mo’ fashion, mo’ designers, mo’ mentum. Montevideo’s got the MoJo as MoWeek 2011 kicks off tomorrow in Montevideo. The second-annual fashion event running today through Saturday will bring together Uruguay’s best designers, models and stylists for a three-day celebration of emerging talent and continued professionalization of Uruguay’s fashion industry. Three full days of Fall/Winter collections will be complemented by showrooms, …

Punta de Poder Aquisitivo: Brazilians Now Spending The Most In Uruguay

Patrick Archer hotels & casinos, lifestyle, real estate, tourism, uruguay

Argentines may outnumber Brazilians during the peak vacation months in Punta del Este, but there’s reason to believe hoteliers and restaurateurs perk up a little more when Portuguese-speaking patrons enter their establishments. A new study by ADIPE, the Punta Real Estate Chamber, measures the amount of tourist spending by nationality, and the bottom line is Brazilians spend much more than …