Luma Grothe By Ellen Von Unwerth
For Vogue Brazil


Ellen Von Unwerth may have shot Adriana Lima and Alessandra Ambrósio for the two main editorials of the September issue of Vogue Brazil, but the best story by Ellen in the issue is by far the one with Luma Grothe styled by Pedro Sales. I wish the editorials with Adriana and Alessandra had gone more in that direction as well.


Adriana Lima By Ellen Von Unwerth
On The Cover Of Vogue Brazil


I love the idea of tapping Ellen Von Unwerth to shoot the September issue of Vogue Brazil and actually like the story she did with Adriana for the magazine, but I am just not feeling the art direction and the cover. Too much information crammed into a space that was already busy to begin with due to the styling and the background. Furthermore, considering the photographer also shot Alessandra for the same issue, it would have been incredible to have the two of them together on the cover.

View pictures of the editorial with Adriana Lima in the September issue of Vogue Brazil after the break.


Irina Shayk By Giampaolo Sgura
For The August Issue Of Vogue Brazil


The retouching is definitely on the heavy side, and the story feels like it came from the same mood board used for the June issue of Vogue Russia with Amanda Wellsh, but still I think it is a strong cover for Vogue Brazil, and the accompanying story styled by Yasmine Sterea is certainly the best in the August issue of the magazine.


Gisele And Neymar By Mario Testino
On The Cover Of Vogue Brazil


Vogue Brazil celebrates the 2014 World Cup with Gisele and soccer star Neymar photographed by Mario Testino. It is obviously not as hot as Testino’s shot of Cristiano Ronaldo and Irina Shayk for Vogue Spain, but still it is a great cover. Very happy to see two beautiful covers of Vogue Brazil back to back.


RiRi Tropical:
Rihanna In Vogue Brazil


One of my favorite stories with Rihanna recently, styled by Yasmine Sterea and photographed by Mariano Vivanco. I really wish Vogue Brazil would start producing more pictures like those which feel relevant on an international level but still echo a certain Brazilian-ness. View more after the break.