Member Since 2011
Name: Dimitri Ivan Mussard
Expertise: Owner/Founder of Acaju do Brasil - a fashion marketing, sales, distribution company.
Location: São Paulo, Brazil
Interests: Travelling, sports, street art, entrepreneurship, quality products.
Background: Born in Paris. Swiss/Russian roots. Lived in the United States, Amsterdam, London. Worked in finance, as a commodities trader then in sales, quit everything to travel the world, and ended up in Brazil.
Why did you curate the Les Petit Joueurs Lego purses and what do you love about them? I'm a huge fan of Mariasole's bags. I love the fact that she made them because she didn't want to wear the same bag as everyone else. They appear simple, but upon closer inspection you see the quality of the Italian craftsmanship and of the materials used. Plus they look so unique and it’s impossible to dislike Lego.
Favorite meal: A meal at L’Entrecôte when I come back to Paris twice a year.
Recent purchase: At ticket to Bogotá.
Hidden talent: I don't think I have one.
Book/Film recommendation: Brazil, A Land of the Future by Stefan Zweig, who is probably one of the best writers ever.
Restaurant recommendation: Le Jazz in São Paulo with Chico, the coolest chef worldwide.
If I had $20, I’d… : Buy a ticket to see a football match (Flamengo vs. Fluminense) in Maracana stadium, Rio de Janeiro.
Transformative travel experience: My one-year world trip around the globe with $10,000.
Favorite neighborhood: Jardins, São Paulo
Dream holiday: Travelling through the “stan” countries by horse with my girlfriend.
If I could solve one problem, it would be: Of course famine and AIDS...but also the alienation caused by the Blackberry and the iPhone.
I wish people cared more about: Themselves.
Recent aha! moment: Opening the first showroom for international brands in Brazil in my favorite neighborhood.
The world would be a better place if: Everybody would go to www.twinsforpeace.com and buy some shoes in order to help children of the world.