Carlos Miele’s Spring 2008 collection was inspired by the encounter in 1960 between Frank Sinatra and the Brazillian Musician, Tom Jobim (who immortalized songs like “the Girl from Ipanema”). The bossa nova, the sensual music that blends sunsual, Brazillian thythms and jazz, and it’s surrounding social and artistc influence, was the true inspiration for this Spring 2008 collection . Just like the music, Miele’s collection was sensual, full of movement, and featured Brasil’s culture through lace, crochet and “fuxico” or, for an English term, “rosettes.” They appeared in every shape and size. On the left, the goldenrod-olored gown literally looks like it is comprised of large, open flowers, drooping every so languidly as the model walks. The fxico appear on the gown on the right, as tiny little buds covering the top.