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Suitcase Series

Suitcase Series: Raquel Diniz

Designed in Brazil, and expertly crafted in Italy, Raquel Diniz is the contemporary womenswear brand which combines archetypal glamour with a sense of playfulness.

Hailing from Brazil, but having spent half her life in Italy, Raquel Diniz has drawn inspiration from both locales in her designs. “I find inspiration in Brazilian architecture and Italian design, as well as in nature everywhere I can”, she muses. Raquel became interested in fashion from a young age, surrounded by an abundance of chicly dressed women: “As a rule, Brazilians enjoy dressing up, they like to look good. Think vibrant and cheerful colours, prints, and soft flowing fabrics which are very feminine.”

Equipped with an array of her own dresses, we delve into Raquel Diniz’s travel psyche.


What is the first trip you remember taking?

With my mum, travelling from Rio to Paris.

What’s your most memorable trip and why?

The first time I went to the south of France with friends. I was blown away by the beauty, I had so much fun!

What is your favourite ever hotel?

Fasano Rio, I love the view and the pool.

Where or what is your escape?

Trancoso in Brazil.

If you could go anywhere tomorrow it would be…

India.

What’s your idea of a luxury holiday?

Comfort, fun, friends, family, and delicious Italian food.

 

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How do you switch off?
I go to Mustique, or to my house in Trancoso.

If you could be sat next to one person – dead or alive- for a long-haul flight who would it be?
My son.

What is your ultimate bucket list destination?
Kyoto to see the cherry blossom, Machu Picchu, and the Amazon.

What’s on your travel playlist?
Everything from Bossa Nova to Black Coffee.

 

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What is your jet-lag recovery tip?

I need a tip myself – I suffer for weeks!

Who is your favourite travel companion?
My husband.

What is your suitcase stalwart?

My Raquel Diniz Giovanna dress.

 

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What is your number one packing tip?

Be ready for every occasion! We love to make dresses that can be a beautifully chic day dress, or a fun evening dress too. I also pack lots of Dr. Barbara Sturm SPF and a couple of pairs of Aquazzura shoes.

What is your most-treasured purchase from your travels?

An Egyptian piece of jewellery from Cairo.

Where is home and what are your must-do’s for any tourists visiting?
Milan is home. The Last Supper, by Leonardo da Vinci, at the Santa Maria delle Grazie is a must-see. Walk around the beautiful streets of Brera, have lunch in the beautiful courtyard of Il Salumaio di Montenapoleone , followed by a walk around Via Monte Napoleone for shopping.

First thing that comes to your mind…

Beach or city break?

Beach.

Packing: roll or fold?

Fold.

Music or podcast?

Music.

In-flight book or in-flight film?
Book.

Time filler on a long-haul flight?
I sort through all the photos I have taken on my phone for inspiration.

Holiday tipple of choice?
Margarita.

Ultimate holiday treat?
Beautiful sunsets and warm weather.

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