Not Even Patrick And Victor Demarchelier Can Save Vogue Brazil


Got a copy of the November issue of Vogue Brazil yesterday. I don't often buy the magazine since it is always so disappointing and mediocre, but considering that this is the first issue under its new publisher, a joint venture between Editora Globo and Condé Nast, I thought I would give it a chance.

Is it better than what Vogue Brazil used to deliver? Yes and no. The cover looks more polished and suited for the title, even though Isabeli is a very predictable choice and I would have loved to have seen a girl like Laís Ribeiro on the cover for a change. The three editorials are all photographed by Patrick and Victor Demarchelier, and as much as the images are beautiful and the retouching is flawless, the pictures don't really say anything different, and look more like a catalog than an actual fashion spread. As much as Vogue is an international title, I firmly believe that the first issue of Vogue Brazil under the new publisher should have featured three major stories shot by three great Brazilian photographers and featuring mostly national labels. However, if the idea was to have Patrick and Victor Demarchelier shoot an entire issue to cause a great impression, then the magazine should have also enlisted a top foreign editor to properly style the shoots. Unfortunately, most of the editorial team that used to work under the previous publisher is still there in the masthead, and until most of that team is replaced I honestly don't see any interesting changes happening. I would love to see the youngest editors get a shot to see what they can deliver.

Last but not least, something needs to be done about the paper and the printing quality.  Printing is so bad that some images actually look blurred, and the colors are all off.

I scanned pictures of the three main fashion stories in the issue and posted them after the jump so you can judge for yourselves. View them after the jump.

Marlon Teixeira For A|X, Calvin Klein, Vogue Nippon, And Adriana Lima

I Guess Raquel Was Busy...


Vogue Brazil celebrates its 35th anniversary with ten top models on the cover: Caroline Ribeiro, Isabeli Fontana, Gracie Carvalho, Caroline Trentini, Fernanda Tavares, Aline Weber, Izabel Goulart, Ana Claudia Michels, Emanuela de Paula, and Barbara Berger.

3-D Glasses Are The New Black



What is up with all those 3-D editorials and ad campaigns we are seeing lately? Have fashion magazines developed some secret partnership with makers of 3-D glasses? The whole 3-D thing looks cool on Avatar, but I am still not sure it works in fashion editorials unless it is done by someone like Nick Knight.

View the complete 3-D story with Caroline Ribeiro shot by Jacques Dequeker for The KTRL Collective at Fashion Gone Rogue.

The Girls From Brazil Go Topless For Hercules


I haven't gotten a copy of the new issue of Hercules yet, but based on all the scans I have seen so far I have to admit that the pictures of the Brazilian girls by Paola Kudacki are actually my favorite feature in the issue. I already posted Alessandra's picture and a link to the other images last week, but the scans I received yesterday were just so great that I wanted to share them with you guys. View Aline, Bruna, and Izabel after the jump. Warning: nsfw.

Caroline Ribeiro In ffw Mag!


The latest issue of ffw Mag! is dedicated to the northern state of Pará, and features nothing less than a 50-page story with Caroline Ribeiro photographed by Gui Paganini and styled by Paulo Martinez. It is my favorite editorial Caroline has shot all year.

View more scans of the story after the jump.

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