Helga Carvalho, 1975
After having graduated from the Lisbon University of Architecture where she studied fashion design, Helga moved to Paris in order to work as editor assistant at the Paris Office of Hearst Magazines (Harper’s Bazaar, Cosmopolitan, Marie Clare, House Beautiful and Town&Country).
She decided to stay in Paris for the next five years, and whilst there, began working as a freelance stylist.
Helga moved back to Lisbon in 2005 where she has since contributed to magazines namely Vogue Portugal, Máxima, NMagazine, Dif, OP, Complot, Magnolia, Umbigo, Alice, Click in, LA Mag, Happy Woman, ChicK Magazine, Madame Figaro Supplément, Complot (Mexique), Première, L’Express, and Stolnick (Russie), NS, Chocolate and Divo.
Alongside her editorial work, she has styled both catalog and advertising campaigns (photo and film) for clients such as Cheyenne, Salsa, Cinnelli Studio (Italy), NIKE, Sagres, Pepsi, Antena 3, Caixa Geral de Depósitos, EDP, BES, Axa Accumulator, Axe, Galp, Compal, Leite Celta (Spain), Belga.Com(Belgium), Sumol Z, Yorn, Optimus Home, Sapo, AMB 3 E, Brisa, Blue (Angola) and BFA (Angola).
In 2008, alongside her freelance work, she set up the online magazine Pure. A year later, she started working for the Angolan market, continuing freelance projects with magazines such as Chocolate and Divo as well as collaborating on a number of advertising films. She subsequently organized Fashion Bazaar, a showcase for fashion designers. In 2010, she took part in the II Trienal de Luanda with a project called Ecocentrismo and in 2011, with Semba Comunicação, was responsible for the production of the international competition, Elite Model Look Angola, Cape Verde and Mozambique.
At the end of 2012, Helga returned to Portugal. She currently lives in Brussels where she continues working as a freelance stylist.