Our Mothers Ourselves

Costanza Pascolato – Fashion Icon. A Conversation with Consuelo Blocker (Uma conversa com Consuelo Blocker)

October 24, 2020 Consuelo Blocker Season 2 Episode 10
Our Mothers Ourselves
Costanza Pascolato – Fashion Icon. A Conversation with Consuelo Blocker (Uma conversa com Consuelo Blocker)
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Our Mothers Ourselves
Costanza Pascolato – Fashion Icon. A Conversation with Consuelo Blocker (Uma conversa com Consuelo Blocker)
Oct 24, 2020 Season 2 Episode 10
Consuelo Blocker


She's considered Brazil's "Pope of Fashion," and to most people in the fashion world she is known simply as Costanza.

Costanza's parents, Gabriella and Michele Pascolato,  emigrated from Italy to Brazil in the aftermath of World War II, and in 1948 they started the Santaconstancia textile company, which became a fixture in Brazil's world of fabric and fashion.

By the age  of six, Costanza had already developed her own  sense of style. Now 81, she remains an icon of fashion and style, her signature look recognized around the world. 

Katie speaks with Costanza's daughter Consuelo, who has managed to revere her mother and find a voice of her own.

A note: This week we introduce a pair of partnerships with small-batch companies that make products we love. Visit the Our Mothers Ourselves Web site for more about that.

And while you're there, please contribute your word to the mother word cloud.

Music composed and performed by
Andrea Perry.
Artwork by Paula Mangin. (@PaulaBallah)
Producer: Alice Hudson
Intern: Rosie Manock (@RosieManock)

E em Portugues:

Esta semana estamos encantados por falar com Consuelo Blocker, a filha da diva brasileira da moda,
Constanza Pascolato, a quem muitos chamam a “Papa da Moda”.

A Katie e a Consuelo falam de tudo, desde a emigração da família de Itália após a 2ª Grande Guerra Mundial  e as origens do seu negócio na indústria têxtil ( tudo começou com a descoberta de um estoque de seda no final dos anos 40 !) até às “súplicas” de Consuelo para usar botas de vinil branco até ao joelho quando ainda era uma adolescente. A resposta da Mãe nesta altura foi um retundo "Não!".

Estas duas “Mulheres” têm alegria de vida para dar e vender!




Show Notes


She's considered Brazil's "Pope of Fashion," and to most people in the fashion world she is known simply as Costanza.

Costanza's parents, Gabriella and Michele Pascolato,  emigrated from Italy to Brazil in the aftermath of World War II, and in 1948 they started the Santaconstancia textile company, which became a fixture in Brazil's world of fabric and fashion.

By the age  of six, Costanza had already developed her own  sense of style. Now 81, she remains an icon of fashion and style, her signature look recognized around the world. 

Katie speaks with Costanza's daughter Consuelo, who has managed to revere her mother and find a voice of her own.

A note: This week we introduce a pair of partnerships with small-batch companies that make products we love. Visit the Our Mothers Ourselves Web site for more about that.

And while you're there, please contribute your word to the mother word cloud.

Music composed and performed by
Andrea Perry.
Artwork by Paula Mangin. (@PaulaBallah)
Producer: Alice Hudson
Intern: Rosie Manock (@RosieManock)

E em Portugues:

Esta semana estamos encantados por falar com Consuelo Blocker, a filha da diva brasileira da moda,
Constanza Pascolato, a quem muitos chamam a “Papa da Moda”.

A Katie e a Consuelo falam de tudo, desde a emigração da família de Itália após a 2ª Grande Guerra Mundial  e as origens do seu negócio na indústria têxtil ( tudo começou com a descoberta de um estoque de seda no final dos anos 40 !) até às “súplicas” de Consuelo para usar botas de vinil branco até ao joelho quando ainda era uma adolescente. A resposta da Mãe nesta altura foi um retundo "Não!".

Estas duas “Mulheres” têm alegria de vida para dar e vender!