The Fashion Magazine Covers On
Newsstands In Brazil This Month


Aline Weber by Eduardo Rezende for Elle Brazil. Love the location in the Atacama desert, love the swimsuit, but not a fan of the hair or the retouching (it looks like someone did something wrong to her body, especially around the skirt part of suit).


Alessandra Ambrósio by Robert Astley Sparke for Glamour Brazil, wearing the exact same swimsuit by Lenny Niemeyer which is featured on the cover of Elle (Alessandra wore it much better in my opinion). I am going to forgive the Brazilian flag cliché because it is Independence month.


Ben Harper and Isabelli Fontana by Jacques Dequeker for Vogue Brazil. Fashion Rocks? What year is this? One of my least favorite issues of Vogue Brazil this year. Fyi, Isabelli added a second “L” to her name.


Dakota Fanning by Karl Lagerfeld for Harper’s Bazaar Brazil. Another one of Carine Roitfeld’s global cover stories, but probably the last picture of the entire editorial I would have handpicked for a Brazilian cover.


Amra Cerkezovic by Fe Pinheiro for L’Officiel Brazil. With so many good images in the editorial, I have no clue why that was chosen for a cover. It is neither cool nor edgy if that is what the magazine was trying to achieve here.


Alessandra Ambrósio Launches
Always Platinum Collection In Brazil


Things to consider when looking at this picture:
1. Alessandra Ambrósio signed as the face of a feminine hygiene line in Brazil.
2. Alessandra agreed to cohost the launch event with four Brazilian actresses and made them hold the product for the press picture while she gave you full on model, which makes me love her in spite of topic #1 above.
3. They all look like they have been styled by Tina Knowles in the early days of Destiny’s Child.
4. The footwear choices.
5. Not to sound hypocritical, I too would have worn a satin mini with lace appliqué and pointed shoulders and held a box of tampons for the same contract (or reasonably a lot less).


Alessandra Ambrósio And Terry Richardson
Together For The First Time In Bazaar Brazil


Best national fashion cover so far this year: Alessandra Ambrósio by Terry Richardson in their first collaboration ever for the June issue of Harper’s Bazaar Brazil. Nice to see a great cover of Bazaar Brazil again after several missteps this year.


Alessandra Ambrósio By Bruce Weber
In The Second Issue Of CR Fashion Book


By far my favorite story from the second issue of Carine Roitfeld’s CR Fashion Book.


The Fashion Magazine Covers On
Newsstands In Brazil This Month


Joan Smalls by Kacper Kasprzyk and Carine Roitfeld for Harper’s Bazaar Brazil. How can you go wrong with Joan Smalls in Givenchy? The cover and the accompanying spring 2013 collections story were produced in New York and featured in 26 international editions of Harper’s Bazaar to mark Carine Roitfeld’s appointment as global fashion director of the title. No wonder it is by far the best national cover on newsstands this month.


Alessandra Ambrósio by Fabio Bartelt for Vogue Brazil. I love Alessandra (more than ever after working with her) and I love the choice of the Louis Vuitton look, but the overall styling of the cover feels dated and not exciting. It could have been brilliant had it been done slightly differently, but still it looks much more interesting than the publication did a year ago.


Bruna Tenório by Gui Paganini for Elle Brazil. Sorry, but I don’t get the styling at all and it is one of my least favorite covers of Elle Brazil in a while. Are Brazilian women supposed to want to look like that?


Thairine Garcia by Bob Wolfenson for L’Officiel Brazil. Thairine is back to being a brunette, and delivers the best cover of L’Officiel Brazil since the relaunch of the publication a year ago.