McQueen, Debora Müller, Lorenzo Martone, And A Hot Summer In Rio

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  • Debora Müller is one of the top ten models to watch this season, according to New York magazine. She is in the latest issue of Vogue Italia.
  • São Paulo Fashion Week's Paulo Borges met with Anna Wintour and the CFDA in New York to discuss the health (meaning thinness of course) of the models. He suggested a minimum age requirement for the shows. Here is what Doutzen Kroes, Zac Posen, and James Scully think about the subject.
  • Miu Miu girl Lindsey Wixson made a pit stop in São Paulo last weekend to shoot the ad campaign for Alcaçuz.
  • More pictures of Gisele Bündchen's baby.
  • Another reason to love Love magazine.
  • Lady Gaga and Cindy Lauper at the AmFAR Gala.
  • Rihanna's new video for Rude Boy.
  • "Brazilian bombshell" Lorenzo Martone will be the host at Butt magazine's Valentine's bash this Sunday.
  • According to gossip site ig Gente, Jesus Luz shopped for a wedding ring at H.Stern in Rio yesterday. I highly doubt that he will be proposing to Madonna during Carnival.
  • If you are on your way to Rio, pack light. This is the city's hottest summer in the past 50 years, with average temperatures about 6 degrees Celsius higher than previous summers.
  • Brazilian gay cruise Freedom On Board stopped at Ilhabela last weekend for a beach party.
  • Beyoncé performed for over 164,000 people in her first Brazilian tour this past week.  "Honestly, I am not saying that just because I am here, but the Brazilian audience has really been the best audience I've ever had in my career. I feel like a member of the family now, like someone that needs to come back once a year," she said in an exclusive interview to newspaper O Dia.
  • On some very sad news, designer Alexander McQueen committed suicide today. It is going to be a very tragic first day of shows in New York.

Fashion Rio, Jesus Luz At SPFW, Gisele, And Beyoncé In Rio

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  • Things we love about summer: Rômulo Arantes Neto walking shirtless in Rio.
  • The shows in Rio start today, and Espaço Fashion is already the label with the most talked about casting. Caroline Trentini and Ana Beatriz Barros will be in the city exclusively for the show next Tuesday.
  • Three-for-one special: Jesus Luz will walk at the Ellus fall 2010 show this January at São Paulo Fashion Week, DJ at the after-party for the show, and also star in the upcoming ad campaign for the label.
  • Alessandra Ambrósio will substitute Gisele at the Colcci show in São Paulo this season, but Gisele is still confirmed for the fall ad campaign for the label, which will be shot by David Sims.
  • DSquared2's Dean and Dan Caten are vacationing in Búzios with designer Neil Barrett.
  • Models.com looks back at the best editorials of 2009.
  • Ponystep interviews Luiz Venegas.
  • Refinery 29 takes on the spring 2010 ad campaigns.
  • Simon Cowell and Ellen discuss homophobia on Idol.
  • Private equity firm The Carlyle Group has acquired a 63.6% stake in CVC Brasil, the largest tour operator in Latin America.
  • Tickets for Beyoncé's concert in Rio on February 7 are already sold out, and there are rumors that a second concert in the city will be added on February 8. She will also play Florianópolis, São Paulo, and Salvador.

13 Pictures Of A Hipster New Year Celebration In Rio

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José Camarano and Marcelo Argento's Buati was one of the most talked about new parties in Rio this year. The last edition of 2009 took place at Cabaret Kalesa on Tuesday night, and I hear it was crazy. Made In Brazil has ten more pictures after the jump.

Gearing Up For NYE In Rio With DJ Renato Cecin

40-year-old Renato Cecin is one of the DJs who will be spinning at the new year's parties at The Week Rio on December 31. Here are some of his tips to make your trip to Rio more fun.

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Favorite hit of 2009: When Love Takes Over by David Guetta Feat. Kelly Rowland.
Favorite party you played this year: Carnival 2009 at The Week in Florianópolis.
Definitely on your set list this new year's eve: Bad Romance by Lady Gaga and Celebration by Madonna.
Favorite bars or restaurants in Rio:
Frontera located at Visconde de Pirajá, 128, close to the beach in Ipanema, is perfect for a quick lunch. Food by the pound.
Fellini at General Urquiza, 104, in Leblon, for a great menu and amazing desserts.
BB Lanches at Aristídes Espínola, 64, in Leblon, for the fruta do conde juice or a bowl of açaí. Also great for sandwiches. Cool and beautiful crowd.
Favorite places to shop in Rio: tourists usually like the stores in Ipanema, especially Osklen. I recommend the stores at Fashion Mall for a selection of national and international designers. The Copacabana street market is also pretty cool.
Favorite tourist attractions: the Christ and the Sugar Loaf are obvious choices, but a walk at the Botanical Gardens can also be fascinating.
Best way to recover after a night of partying: a bowl of açaí usually does the trick, and can be found at most juice bars on street corners. Cold coconut water is a great to get hydrated, and very easy to find in Rio.
Tips or recommendations for people who are going to Rio for the first time this nye: avoid walking on the beach at night, don't wear jewelry, and try to be around friends who are familiar with the places you are going to.

Make sure to check out Made In Brazil's nye party guides to Rio de Janeiro and Florianópolis, and please send me pictures of the parties if you can.

Gearing Up For NYE In Rio With DJ Felipe Lira

28-year-old DJ Felipe Lira from Natal had quite a year. He spinned in parties all over the country, made his international debut in Mexico and Canada, and also contributed to MIB with several exclusive podcasts.

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Favorite hit of 2009: When Love Takes Over by David Guetta Feat. Kelly Rowland
Favorite party you played this year: Viva Brazil at Fly Club in Toronto and Hell & Heaven in Costa do Sauípe
Definitely on your set list this new year's eve: Bad Romance by Lady Gaga
Favorite bars or restaurants in Rio: Galeria Gourmet
Favorite places to shop in Rio: Limits
Best way to recover after a night of partying: get a good night of sleep and eat tons of sweets
Tips or recommendations for people who are going to Rio for the first time this nye: have fun at all the parties but don't forget to enjoy the day in Rio too. A day at the beach sometimes can be a lot more fun than spending all night in a club.

Felipe told me he will be taking some much deserved time off on nye to relax, but he will be playing at Concorde in Florianópolis on December 30.

Isabeli, Lara Stone, Marlon Teixeira, And The GayBrazil iPhone App

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  • View more sexy pictures of Isabeli Fontana in the December issue of Vogue Homem.
  • It's confirmed: Lara Stone will be making an appearance at São Paulo Fashion Week next month at the Forum Tufi Duek show. Tom Munro recently shot her and Marlon Teixeira for the label's fall 2010 ad campaign. 
  • Unseen pictures of Marlon Teixeira by Doug Inglish courtesy of Hercules.
  • Romulo Pires in the latest Uniqlo ads.
  • Gucci's new spring 2010 ad campaign.
  • On my shopping list:  new Dior Homme sneakers.
  • Samantha Ronson spinned in São Paulo on Thursday night, but apparently the party was a big flop.
  • The baby with the best genetic code on the planet now has a name: Benjamin Brady.
  • Beyoncé will kick off Carnival in Salvador with a concert for 50,000 people on February 10. Singer Ivete Sangalo will open her concerts in Salvador and in São Paulo.
  • Manhunt Brazil has launched an online magazine.
  • Coming to Brazil for nye? There is now a GayBrazil App for your iPhone, with updated information about beaches, bars, clubs, shops, and even saunas. Get it on iTunes for $9.99.
  • The custody of 9-year-old Sean Goldman will be decided today in Brazil by Chief Justice Gilmar Mendes.
  • Avatar grossed $232.2 million worldwide this weekend. I saw it 3-D, on Saturday night, and it was beyond amazing. Go see it this week, and make sure you see it in a 3-D screen.

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