A First Look At The Iguatemi Campaign Shot By Annie Leibovitz


Iguatemi, the largest chain of luxury shopping centers in the country, is celebrating its 45th anniversary this year, and is celebrating the occasion with a new ad campaign photographed by none other than Annie Leibovitz. This is the first time Iguatemi has commissioned an international photographer, and the first time Annie Leibovitz has created a campaign for a Brazilian company.

The campaign, with creative direction by Giovani Bianco, is comprised of Brazilian notables in various fields. The first image released features model Isabeli Fontana, chef Alex Atala, artist Vik Muniz, Maria Luiza Whately, singer Bebel Gilberto, Georgina Brandolini, Paulo Borges, Luciana Curtis, Bianca Brandolini, and Luigi Tadini.

Dolce & Gabbana, Ricky Martin, Marc Jacobs And Gay Pride In Rio


  • Isabeli Fontana, Alessandra Ambrósio, and Izabel Goulart will star in the upcoming Dolce & Gabbana spring 2011 ad campaign.
  • Chanel opened a store at Shopping Iguatemi in São Paulo this week. Burberry will be opening a store at Iguatemi as well on November 30.
  • Watch an interview with Caroline Trentini.
  • Ricky Martin talks about his desire to be able to get married in America.
  • Madonna speaks to Ellen about anti-gay bullying.
  • Marc Jacobs in drag on the cover of Industrie.
  • Photographer Marcelo Krasilcic takes on Lady Gaga in the second issue of Candy. (nsfw)
  • Model Thiago Santos has started a blog.
  • The 18th Festival MixBrasil de Cinema opens tonight in São Paulo. François Sagat is in town for the screening of Bruce LaBruce's LA Zombie, which should be reason enough to check out the festival. For the complete schedule, click here.
  • Rio de Janeiro was voted Sexiest Place On Earth at this year's TripOut Gay Travel Awards.
  • Monday is (another) national holiday in Brazil, and the weekend is loaded with parties. Rio is hosting its 15th Annual Gay Pride parade this Sunday. If you happen to be in the city, don't miss another edition of the Buati party at Erotika on Friday, DJ Tony Moran spinning at The Week on Saturday night, and The Original Brazilian Pool Party at Clube Internacional de Regatas on Sunday afternoon.
  • If you are spending the holiday weekend in São Paulo, I highly recommend checking out Balada Mixta on Saturday night. If you are more in the mood for a circuit party, The Week will be hosting its much talked about Acqua Play party at a water park on Sunday afternoon with guest DJs Tony Moran and Peter Rauhofer. It looks like it will be a lot of fun.

Guapo, Arthur Sales, Lea T, Designer Collaborations, And The Week


  • Love the cover of the blond ambition issue of Guapo.
  • Sexy outtakes of Arthur Sales by Dean Isidro.
  • Martha Streck on the cover of Oyster magazine.
  • Brazilian designers are launching less expensive lines in partnership with mass retailers more than ever this season. Former Rosa Chá designer and owner Amir Slama has launched his third capsule collection for C&A, Osklen's Oskar Metsavaht is unveiling his first collaboration with Brazilian retailer Riachuelo today, and rumor has it that Gisele is scheduled to launch her line for C&A again. She is confirmed to be the new face of the retailer in Brazil, replacing Isabeli Fontana, Ana Beatriz Barros, and Caroline Ribeiro.
  • Chanel will be opening its second store in São Paulo at Iguatemi Mall next month.
  • Lea T is now represent by Way Model Management in Brazil, but I doubt that any national label will have the balls to book her for an ad campaign.
  • If you are in São Paulo this weekend, don't miss the sixth anniversary of The Week's Babylon party on Saturday night. DJ Chris Cox will be spinning, and the party will have a Harajuku Lovers theme. On Sunday the club will be throwing another XL Pool Party at Clube Atlético Nacional with guest DJs Lydia Sanz and Tommer.
  • If you are gay, live in Brazil, and also annoyed at how your rights have been left behind in the presidential race, you should read this (in Portuguese).

New York Fashion Week, Simone Carvalho, Buati, And SP-Arte/Foto

  • Loved the Gilded Age spring 2011 show, as well as Arthur Sales' new haircut for the season.
  • Michelle Alves also got a new haircut for the spring shows. She is on the cover of the September issue of Vogue Homem in Brazil.
  • Simone Carvalho is the Brazilian newcomer to watch this season.
  • I am completely obsessed with the New York men's castings pictures at Backstage At.
  • Alessandra Ambrósio and family were spotted out in New York yesterday.
  • Ellen DeGeneres closed the Richie Rich show.
  • Watch the fourth episode of Katylene TV.
  • The fouth edition of SP-Arte/Foto, one of South America's largest contemporary art fairs, opened yesterday at Espaço Iguatemi in São Paulo. The exhibition features works of over 100 established and up and coming photographers, and runs until September 12.
  • Buati, one of the country's most talked about parties in the past year, is celebrating its first anniversary tonight at Erotika in Copacabana.
  • What are my friends getting me at FNO?

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