A conversation with Mao and Roger Padilha

06/02/2013     |     by     

As a fashion stylist, I am always looking to meet industry players. Enter Mauricio and Roger Padilha. They started their own fashion PR firm years ago that caters to young, up-and-coming designers, a niche they helped carve. I had been wanting to meet them for years, particularly because we are all originally from Brazil. However, when I first saw them in person during a Fashion Week show, I was at first a bit intimidated to approach them. I don’t feel this way often, but they are always in black and look so fierce. Eventually curiosity got the best of me, and I finally worked myself up to talk to them. I’m so glad I did. These brothers are so nice and easy to talk to. We set up an interview and it wasn’t long before they were telling me about their lives growing up in NYC, the early years of their careers, their book about the multi-talented artist Stephen Sprouse and legendary illustrator Antonio Lopez, and many other super interesting things. I hope you enjoy.