Saturday, July 23, 2011

THE DAILY VIEW

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Fashions for ExpoAcre -- photo by Lou Gold

This is opening day for ExpoAcre, Rio Branco's annual faire and exposition celebrating the farming, ranching and local culture of the region. It's much like a state fair in the USA, lots of beer, country music, exhibitors and, of course, a rodeo. A few years ago, I wrote a long photo essay about it.

The ExpoAcre theme is now a local popular fashion statement which can be both chic-chic and expensive. According to portal.amazonia.com:

For those who want to invest in the "look" to enjoy the nine nights the festival of farming in Rio Branco, it is best to prepare the pocket. A boot, for example, can cost up to $ 1,200. The hats, especially the women's with precious stones and a far more elegant style, cost between $ 200 and $ 300.
 Here are a few shots of shop windows displaying the elegance:

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Fashions for ExpoAcre -- photo by Lou Gold


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Fashions for ExpoAcre -- photo by Lou Gold


Note -- I had fun playing "fashion photographer" which is something I never tried before. I suspect that it's a lot easier using mannequins than live sets. The fashion folks work very hard.

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