Inside Valentino Insider Carlos Souza's Eclectically Amazing APT

  1. Begin Slideshow
    opener

    197

    SHARES

    10 comments
    See All Slides

    In the middle of our exclusive photo shoot with Valentino PR genius Carlos Souza, he moves some of his most precious possessions — a meditation shrine of fresh flowers, powerful crystals, and photos of his two sons — to the floor to help arrange a shot. The small vase with the peonies spills and water floods the home photos and the carpet. "That shot's done!" he exclaims, "We move on!" And, that's just the way he is: efficient, easy going, and energetic.

    To Valentino Garavani (and now creative directors Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pierpaolo Piccioli), Carlos Souza is a right-hand man, a PR genius, and a friend. To us, he's an outgoing Brazilian-New Yorker man-about-town who graciously invited us in for a morning of impecable outfits (and equally chic eclectic home decor). True, walking by the U.N. on Manhattan's far East side, you'd never guess a fun yet calming abode lay just steps away, nor that Valentino's voice and visionary, Carlos Souza and his drop-dead gorgeous wife, live in the hood. But, now you can tour inside their pad and peek Carlos' newest jewelry designs which, you guessed it, are as laid-back bad-ass as his designer digs. A testament to travel and an oasis of serenity, Carlos' home may be a far cry from the crisp Valentino garments he loves, wears, and helps send down the runway, but, promise, it's no less breathtaking.

    Click through for an exclusive, insider tour of Carlos' pad and his covetable closet.

    Photographed by

    Begin Slideshow

MORE SLIDESHOWS

Remodelista’s EIC Shows Us Her Digs

We have seen our fair share of inspiring casas in the past, so we are being totally truthful when we say this home, belonging to Julie Carlson of Remodelista, is one of the coolest we've spied in a long while. And, it makes sense: As editor-in-chief of the decor site she was bound to have aspirational digs — and some read

6 Earth Day Activities You Didn't Think Of

Helping the environment doesn't have to be a chore. Who says you can't go green and have a little fun at the same time? Tap into your inner Captain Planet with extra-fun activities guaranteed to make Mother Nature proud. From eco-friendly cocktails to an Instagram-worthy flower fest, here are the six best ways to go read