Carlos Souza is the creative force behind jewelry label Most Wanted Design. A native Brazilian, Carlos forged a formidable career in the fashion business, working with Valentino for over 25 years. He began designing jewelry as a hobby to create special gifts for friends and family and eventually turned this passion into a business. His chic unisex pieces are inspired by his world travels.
We recently talked to Carlos to hear his interpretation of luxury, he told us:
“Luxury is a state of mind, an elegance born within. Luxury is the way you proceed in life. You can wear the simplest outfit, jeans and a T-shirt and still project luxury because it is something that lies within you.
As someone who is very inspired by the moment, and always on the move, having time to myself, to calm my spirit, is a luxury. I like to start the day with a kind of ritual to wake up the soul, engage the senses. Wherever I go, I take my incense sticks and holders (I use Esteban) and my green tea, and I start the day with fragrance and meditation, some yoga and drinking tea. I love to change my teacups – I have a passion for pottery – I am a bit oriental in that sense.
My other luxury is that twice a year I go to my farm in Brazil with a nutritionist for a detox to clean up my body and my soul. I try to go to Brazil as much as possible to exercise my green thumb and be there for the pruning and planting seasons.”