Jeísa Chiminazzo, Fabiana Semprebom, and Marcelle Bittar surprised everyone yesterday in the evening at the Animale show. The all-star cast of the fiery show also counted with the likes of Izabel Goulart and Flavia de Oliveira. Nothing like great models to make a collection work on the runway. Raquel Zimmermann once again was a no-show.
Actor Dado Dolabella and model Paulo Zulu got the crowd going yesterday night at the Sandpiper show.
The biggest attraction of Thursday night was the Blue Man swimwear extravaganza at the Copacabana Palace, followed by a party right after. The ballroom at the hotel is simply extraordinary.
The most talked about article this week in Rio is the one published on Piaui magazine about Brazilian designer knocking off pieces from the runways in Milan and Paris. As much controversy as it has generated, every word in the article is true, and it is extremely well written. If you can get a copy of the magazine, I highly recommend it.
Tomorrow in New York, model Alessandra Ambrosio will be meeting fans and signing photos from 2 to 4pm at the Armani Exchange store in SoHo. Armani Exchange will be donating 10% of the day's sales to benefit the Multiple Sclerosis Society. That alone is a good reason for Alessandra to be absent from the runways in Rio this week.
Talking about Alessandra, she may be joined by Miss Brazil Natália Guimarães at the next Victoria's Secret show. Rumor has it that the runner up to the Miss Universe title was approached by Victoria's Secret right after the pageant. She is supposed to be meeting with the company in the next two weeks.
The Gay Pride festivies took over São Paulo. DJ Victor Calderone got the party started on Wednesday night at The Week.