Doris was chosen by Macys in Los Angeles to display some of her costumes in the store during their Brazilian days. She made some exclusive costumes for the show and now they are available for you to buy!
Click here to see them now. (Photos by Isaac Mathew White)
Doris Displays Costumes in Macys, Spring 2012
At a big opening in Macys South Coast Plaza in Southern California, Doris shows off her work on display both in the store and on live performers. It was one heck of a party!
Doris Costume in a Honda Commericial
Doris once again makes a big splash with her costume being the star of a Honda commercial. An interesting note: Doris made a second headpiece with double the feathers to stand the wind forces while driving the car with the headpiece sticking up.
No Prices Listed Policy
We often get asked why we do not list our prices. Here are the reasons for our policy:
Material costs in the USA fluctuate greatly (these days everything is going up)
Materials from Brazil fluctuate with the dollar (the dollar has been falling for months)
We make 90% of our costumes to order and prices are adjusted accordingly
We are always changing designs and often have updated designs for photos on our website
Why Samba Collection?
16 years experience working with samba dancers
Costumes made to your measurements
Costumes by a designer (honored at UCLA), not a reseller
Costumes that last many years
Costumes that stay on your body and head comfortably (they don't fall off)
13 years experience making and selling costumes internationally on the internet (our homepage was launched in 1997)
These people have used and trusted our services:
Honda Commercial April 2011
NBC Show "Chuck" 2011
ABC Family "Make It or Break It" 2010
Jack-in-the-Box Rose Parade 2010
Kia Motors Korea
Dancing with the Stars (2 times)
Bridget Fonda's Wedding
Carl Lewis L.A. birthday party
Hundreds of samba dancers from over 30 countries (Doris affectionately calls them: "my dancers")
January 1, 2010 - Doris Displays her Costumes to a World-Wide Audience of 40 Million
Congrats to Doris on her amazing work being seen by tens of millions of people around the world this year in the 2010 Rose Parade in Pasadena California. Doris made 45 new costumes in all and modified 20 more for the event.
Here are some videos from the parade preparations, television interviews, and parade itself (they are all the same, just different formats):
owler Museum at UCLA honored Doris by showing some of her costumes at the Fowler Museum at UCLA for a nation-wide tour of the show entitled CARANVAL! She was chosen as one of the premier Brazilian Carnavalescas in the United States.
January 19, 2006 - "Fashion Show: Carnival on the Catwalk Sensational clothes "or lack thereof" define Carnival for many people. Come to the Fowler to experience the playfully seductive style of these out-of-this-world original pieces created by local designers inspired by our exhibition, including outstanding passista bikinis and headdresses by D de Hilster modeled by top dancers from SambaL᠓amba School."
ongrats to oris de Hilster has been busy since the birth of her child a year ago.
Doris and SambaLá were the producer of 20 Brazilian drummers for the grand finale with Alexandre Pires at the Latin Grammys on November 3, 2005. It was a great success. Here are some of her recent work and activity:
Over 90 Brazilian costumes for Lousiana
Moving to a newer, bigger costume studio
Producer of Brazilian drummers for the Latin Grammys