Mariane Calazan By Zee Nunes
For Vogue Brazil

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Mariane Calazan in a Valentino spring/summer 2014 story for the April issue of Vogue Brazil, styled by Pedro Sales and photographed by Zee Nunes.

 

The Fashion Magazine Covers On
Newsstands In Brazil This Month

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Aline Weber, Ana Beatriz Barros, Isabelli Fontana, Izabel Goulart, Renata Kuerten, Barbara Beluco, and Rhayene Polster by Jacques Dequeker for Vogue Brazil. It is not a bad cover per se but everything about it sounds fishy to me. First off, it reads “Class of 2014,” and I am deeply sorry but that is the class of 2000 in the picture. The correct class of 2014 would be Amanda Wellsh, Waleska Gorczevski, Mariana Santana, and Cris Herrmann, but of course no one bothered to hire a casting director to get this done correctly. It should just read “The Girls Of Mega” instead because it is certainly not a mere coincidence that every single girl on the cover and on the fold out are represented by Mega, and that they are all wearing Dior. Also, I don’t even get why there is a fold out when a cover with Aline, Ana, Isabelli, and Izabel would have been stronger without it.

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Lindsay Ellingson by Nicole Heiniger for Elle Brazil. I thought I was never going to say this, but that is too much leopard print even for me. That and the styling is just incredibly weak and tired (not to mention the fact that it looks like Lindsay’s head is out of place).

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Actress Fernanda Lima by Fabio Bartelt for Harper’s Bazaar Brazil. Love the blue background, that it’s finally not Thairine Garcia on the cover for a change, and that they made Fernanda Lima look cool and sophisticated.

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Paola Rahmeier by Paulo Vainer for L’Officiel Brazil. Best cover of the magazine so far. No funny text, pretty hair and make up, and a Dolce & Gabbana dress. Hope they can keep it up and start cleaning the image of the past two years.

 

The Fashion Magazine Covers On
Newstands In Brazil This Month

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Alessandra Ambrósio by Mariano Vivanco for Vogue Brazil. I love Alessandra and I am a big fan of Mariano Vivanco’s work but I just can’t get past the styling choices and the art direction of this cover. Alessandra, Mariano, and a lot of Prada could have resulted in one of the best stories Vogue Brazil did recently, but ended up becoming the least interesting story I have seen featuring Prada’s amazing spring collection.

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Thairine Garcia by Nicole Heiniger for Harper’s Bazaar Brazil. By far the best cover this month, but Thairine was just on the cover of the magazine in October, and as much as I like her, booking her for the cover for the fifth time is enough. I would have much preferred to see girls like Waleska Gorczevski, Mariana Santana, Cris Herrmann, or Amanda Wellsh on this cover, so maybe it is time for someone in the editorial team to step outside the box and hire a casting director.

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Carolinne Prates by Hugo Toni for Elle Brazil. Love the casting but don’t necessarily love the cover, mostly due to the art direction.

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Alicia Kuczman by Nicole Heiniger for L’Officiel Brazil. I don’t get the styling and the beauty and why that image was chosen for the cover, and the existence of this publication remains a mystery to me. Perhaps this was just not a very good month in general.

 

Carolinne Prates, Mariana Santana,
And Andressa Torres In Vogue Brazil

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One of my favorite stories in Vogue Brazil in a long time, and one of the best castings featured in the magazine in the past year: Carolinne Prates, Mariana Santana, and Andressa Torres photographed by Zee Nunes and styled by Daniel Ueda for the February issue.

 

The Fashion Magazine Covers On
Newsstands In Brazil This Month

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Candice Swanepoel by Mariano Vivanco and Zee Nunes for Vogue Brazil. Why two covers when one is so much stronger than the other? The top one in black and white by Mariano Vivanco looks amazing and is one of my favorite Vogue Brazil covers recently, and I would have certainly stuck with just that one. That said, I found the issue dedicated entirely to Candice to be really disappointing in terms of photography.

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Josephine Skriver by Nicole Heiniger for Elle Brazil. Looks pretty on the top part, and wrong from the neck down. Something about the angle of the picture makes the proportions of her body look completely off, and makes this my least favorite cover this month.

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Daniela Braga by Bob Wolfenson for Harper’s Bazaar Brazil. My favorite national cover featuring Daniela so far, and a million times better than her previous Bazaar cover last year. The only thing I don’t get is the art direction this time. The type in front of her body did not need to be there.