Ana Claudia Michels
For Vitorino Campos S/S 2015


Ana Claudia Michels in designer Vitorino Campos’ new spring/summer 2014-15 ad campaign, styled by Michael Vendola and photographed by Gustavo Zylberstajn with art direction by Thiago Batista. Once again one of my favorite ad campaigns of the season in Brazil. View two more images after the break.


SPFW F/W 2014:
Backstage At Alexandre Herchcovitch Men


View more exclusive backstage pictures by Henrique Padilha from the Alexandre Herchcovitch fall/winter 2014 men’s show after the break.


Giampaolo Sgura And Anna Dello Russo
Overhaul Vogue Brazil


Italians, in this particular case, really do it better. Photographer Giampaolo Sgura and Anna dello Russo were given control of the entire February issue of Vogue Brazil, and delivered what in my opinion is the best issue of the magazine in over five years (or as far as I can remember). Not only have the two of them showed what the magazine should aspire to look like on a monthly basis, but they also proved that under the trained eye of a different team of professionals Vogue Brazil can look as rich and relevant as any other Vogue title produced worldwide. Photographed in Bahia back in December, the issue features four different covers with Magdalena Frackowiak, Izabel Goulart, Mirte Maas, and Bette Franke, and thanks to Anna dello Russo and her brilliant styling it sheds a different light on Salvador, with none of the usual clichés and a top notch selection of runway looks.


I am not a huge fan of the cover choices as there are far better images in the editorials, and the art direction still needs massive improvement (or a complete redesign), but this is the first issue of Vogue Brazil that is consistent and beautiful throughout, and definitely worth picking up. View more images after the break.


Ana Claudia Michels In The
January Issue Of Elle Brazil


Ana Claudia Michels styled by Rita Lazzarotti and photographed by Eduardo Rezende for the cover story of this month’s issue of Elle Brazil.


The Fashion Magazine Covers On
Newsstands This January In Brazil


Ana Claudia Michels by Eduardo Rezende for Elle Brazil. I cannot avoid to think it would have been much stronger if she were wearing a bikini instead of that Versace top we already saw in Gisele in Vogue Paris in May of last year.


Laís Ribeiro by Bob Wolfenson for Harper’s Bazaar Brazil. Love the fluo pink logo and all the pink tones on the cover, but it is a shame that the cover fails to mention that Laís is the star of this issue and is featured in all three fashion editorials. Unfortunately, the three editorials with Laís in this issue can put you to sleep in five seconds, featuring some of the worst styling to ever appear in the pages of the magazine.


Joan Smalls by Henrique Gendre for Vogue Brazil. I am not a fan of the (over)styling and the art direction as usual, but it is the most striking cover out of the three on newsstands. It is just a shame that in this day and age Vogue Brazil has to justify having Joan Smalls on the cover with a Black Issue, and that a Black Issue of Vogue Brazil does not feature a black Brazilian girl (or more) on its cover.