I met Gustavo outside his wonderful little vintage shop in Buenos Aires. After taking his photo he invited me into his shop full of handmade necklaces, antique dresses, and over the top costume items. Gustavo dresses with pizazz everyday often composing outfits from his treasure trove of vintage clothing and accessories. If you are in Buenos Aires make sure and swing by Gustavo Carfi Vintage, Quinta Agenda, Av. Santa Fe 1270.
About a month ago I received this message on Facebook from an incredibly glamorous woman living in Buenos Aires:
Dear Mr. Cohen:
I just watched your documentary and am delighted to know there are more women like me, interested in fashion and living life to its fullest.
I am ninety-three years old, live in Buenos Aires, Argentina, have travelled the world, but am Ecuadorian by origins.
I invite you to befriend me so we can stay in touch.
Cordially,Manuela Muguerza y García-Moreno
I was just about to put the finishing touches on my upcoming book, when I realized that it wouldn’t be complete without a photo of Manuela. I wrote her back asking if she would allow me to take her picture if I came to visit. As soon as she replied yes I booked a ticket to Buenos Aires excited for our stylish adventures. Manuela was even more stunning and elegant in person and it was truly an honor to photograph her. I can’t wait to share more from our shoot, including stories from her adventures with Dior in Paris in the 40s and 50s soon!