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November 7, 2008 at 6:53 am
Wow! These photos are AMAZING! I’m loving your shots from Rio!Are you having a good time is Brazil?
Welcome. :)Coming to Sao Paulo?
November 7, 2008 at 6:57 am
Oh! And I forgot to say, Natalia Looks amazing in that pink dress!
November 7, 2008 at 7:01 am
natalia is the most beautiful woman alive!
-h of candid cool
November 7, 2008 at 7:06 am
#3, the woman in white. i want to be her some day.
great pictures. and natalia is lovely.
November 7, 2008 at 7:16 am
Love the pink interjections between the white clothing. Thank you for returning a bit of summer to us here in New York!
The Man Who Knew Too Much
November 7, 2008 at 7:30 am
Great great pictures, especially the pre-last one!
November 7, 2008 at 7:40 am
Sad eyed lady of the lowlands
November 7, 2008 at 7:41 am
The fourth picture is so beautiful, full of color and movement….And I love all the bracelets in the third woman´s arms, and te way she mixes neutral pale colors is very elegant.
Someone in another post mentioned Santa Tereza. It really is a very beatiful and unique neighbourhood, usually compared to Paris´Montmartre. Its feels kinda like going back in time. It has a very romantic, bucolic and european atmosphere, and probably the most beautiful architecture in the city.
If you´re particularly interested in architecture, you should go to the Museum of Modern Art (MAM), in Aterro do Flamengo. The building is a landmark and the gardens are beautiful (not to mention the breathtaking view to the sugar loaf). While in Flamengo, take your time to see the French-Style buildings by the beach, facing the Sugar Loaf. Instituto Moreira Salles (gavea) is another architectural landmark, and it has a charming cafe by the pleasant garden.
If you want some seafood, Satyricon and Margutta are the places to go. Satyricon is a traditional international celebrity spot. Madonna, Sting and Baryshnikov are all longtime fans, and the food is to die for.
Have lunch in Celeiro (Dias Ferreira) at least once. Its located ate one of the city´s most charming streets, a street you cant miss. The restaurant is overpriced, overhyped, always packed and its a local celebrity spot, but the organic food is simply divine, and its a traditional meeting place for Leblon locals and fashionable people.
Try as many juices as you can in any of the many juice spots spread all around the city. Strawberry, Passion Fruit, Mango, Apple, you name it. They are all delicious. Healthy, colorful, refreshing.
Dont leave without trying some mate, a typical drink. Th colder, the better.
If you´re going to Lapa searching for some real samba, Estrela da Lapa and Rio Scenarium are two good options.
As someone mentioned before, sunday morning by the beach sidewalk might be a cliche, but its a must do. Its a great oportunity to see a very tipical sunday morning in Rio.You´ll see locals running, exercizing, working out, walking the dog, just passing by… If you´re staying in Arpoador, wear some confortable shoes and walk all the way to Leblon´s very end (Posto 12) and back. While you do it, you´ll pass by some of the most interesting beach spots, such as Coqueirão and Posto 9, both in Ipanema, and Leblon in front of Carlos Gois Street.
In case you´re having dinner in Carlota, try the goiaba soufle with catupiry cheese. It will bring happy tears to your eyes. The same goes for Quadrifoglio´s white chocolate mousse with passion fruit sauce.
Dan in Richmond
November 7, 2008 at 7:55 am
Beautiful shots. I like the simplicity of the first and last outfits, and of course the fourth is like a swirling watercolor. It looks, from your pictures, like you’re enjoying yourself there!
November 7, 2008 at 8:02 am
@ h of candid cool :
oh no ! I want to be like her !!!;-D
November 7, 2008 at 8:10 am
love the lady with the bracelets…a great look for summer and something i could do.wonderful selection of photos…
November 7, 2008 at 8:21 am
Natalia Vodianova is such a handsome, otherworldly looking creature. The feature with her in the Nov 08 Vogue with her family was absolutely lovely, as are all these pics.
November 7, 2008 at 8:29 am
Awesome pictures! That first girl is my favorite (also looks a bit like Drew Barrymore). Reminds me of a mermaid. The dress is wonderful. Great capture. High five!
November 7, 2008 at 8:31 am
Natalia is stunning.
November 7, 2008 at 8:49 am
NATALIA NATALIA NATAAAALIAAAAA!!!!
November 7, 2008 at 8:52 am
are you coming to sao paulo too?it would be great!
November 7, 2008 at 8:55 am
I love that second to last picture the best… the color, the movement, it’s almost abstract and perfectly composed.
And I love the woman with the bangles! Great, naturalistic style.
My Name is Cat
November 7, 2008 at 8:56 am
If men actually walk around like that in Rio, I may have to visit.
November 7, 2008 at 8:59 am
Oh my God!!! Natasha is like always look fabulous! Very Fresh! I love her sooooo much!
November 7, 2008 at 9:02 am
oh, you missed a lot of amazing night looks of vrey cool people in teh party of the week yesterday (valentino, delal and lot of style brasilians, beautiful people), try go to this partyes, to show we are not only biquinis and runaways…
I love these pics, I really do. Absolutely amazing.
Montreal Street Views
November 7, 2008 at 9:03 am
Pic 3)She is so beautiful! lovely.
Pic 4)That s what fashion shows should be, fun light and bright. Greta pic.
November 7, 2008 at 9:14 am
I love that first dress on her. It has a bandage dress feel to it, but isn’t so unforgiving as the acutal bandage dress. And the COLOR=AMAZING!
ok, now you own my heart. That first photo is pure beauty. (This must be Natalia?)
November 7, 2008 at 9:20 am
I love that pink dress — playful and fun! Especially how she knows not to overdo it with jewelry…
November 7, 2008 at 9:29 am
I like Natalia…her dress is unbelievably beautiful!!!!
November 7, 2008 at 9:38 am
Second from the bottom is stunning. It’s like a lily in full bloom.
November 7, 2008 at 9:52 am
The fourth shot is absolutely wonderful. The movement and colour. Fantastic shot!
November 7, 2008 at 9:55 am
these shots from rio are AMAZING. you constantly outdo yourself. :)
November 7, 2008 at 9:57 am
GOD!!!! I need a vacation. You lucky B**. Keep up the excellent work
Jasmin De Bellis
November 7, 2008 at 9:58 am
There is a chance that I am being really annoying, but I remembered something that may help me convince you to come to São Paulo: check the work of Renata Chebel. She makes photos of São Paulo night scene and the stylish crowd in it. You can find some os her pics in: http://www.flickr.com/photos/sp00/
Natalia Vodianova is absoluuuutely GORGEOUS! so fresh, so young… and this woman is the mother of 3(!) children! unbelievable!!!
November 7, 2008 at 10:10 am
I love the coppola and the style of the woman in white ! Thanks for your beautiful Photos.
November 7, 2008 at 10:21 am
My partner, out of a sudden, won’t stop checking your blog…. I knew he liked Brazilian men (since I am one) but now he is checking my competitors out everyday. ; )
Please don’t post any more semi naked men pics… just kidding!!! eheheh
I had forgotten how lite and umcompromised summer fashion looked like in Brazil. Thank you sooo very much for your photographs.
November 7, 2008 at 10:32 am
I LOVE Natalia Vodianova. Simply Love her. Your photographs are always incredible. Where do you find all these beautiful people? You are so lucky.
The Concrete Commentator
November 7, 2008 at 10:33 am
OK! It looks like Rio is treating you well. These photos are hot!
November 7, 2008 at 10:35 am
Natalia V. has a perennial baby face. She looks 16! She makes Paris Hilton look like her auntie.
first and last one are best!! wonderfull (:
November 7, 2008 at 10:40 am
O i am loving yous pics from rio. Brasil is really a country to love, i can tell you. (: the pink dress fits perfectly and she looks stunning in it!are you having a great time in brazil ? hope so!
November 7, 2008 at 10:42 am
Now I so want to go to Rio, especially if I see hunks like your second picture!
November 7, 2008 at 10:43 am
wow, Natalia looks beyond beautiful and that dress is gorgeous
the print on that dress is fabulousevery picture! one better then the next
November 7, 2008 at 11:10 am
November 7, 2008 at 11:24 am
What beautiful pictures. I love when great looking items of clothing mesh with a person’s lifestyle. Its like they help them live that lifestyle – the vibrant pink dress with a vibrant smile, the cool white tiered dress with a relaxed cool expression. They just work so well together!
Heart that pink dress! Wish I could pull that off.
Also the fluidity of that tie dye pink and black sari-inspired dress is fantastic. Beauteous!
November 7, 2008 at 11:39 am
love Natasha! she’s always so adorable.
November 7, 2008 at 11:48 am
BEAUTIFUL PICTURES FROM RIO !“Bravo” !
November 7, 2008 at 11:52 am
I am dropping my current life and moving there right now … blame it on Rio
November 7, 2008 at 12:03 pm
Perfect! Welcome!Wednesday night Natalia was using Ipanema flats!
the fourth picture is so romantic…the movement, the colors. it’s pure artistry and a good example of the abstract painterly patterns we see on a lot of fabrics recently.
November 7, 2008 at 12:05 pm
the one on the top looks just like natalia vodianova!
November 7, 2008 at 12:10 pm
Have a quick getaway to Buenos Aires!! We love you down here…You wont regret it!
November 7, 2008 at 12:22 pm
From the top:
1) Oh la la2) Humuna-humana=humana3) Very Esther Ritchie4) Was that designed by Uli from Project Runway 2 seasons ago?!?5) “Now where the hell are Tom and Suri”?
November 7, 2008 at 12:37 pm
Wow, all of these Rio photos are simply stunning…I must visit before i turn 25…But that first picture is a marvelous piece of art. Well done.:)
November 7, 2008 at 12:38 pm
Oh, these men are so gorgeous–now you’ve added Lieutenant Cable to the photo of the Emil DeBeq lookalike the other day!
November 7, 2008 at 12:44 pm
November 7, 2008 at 1:44 pm
A loose but pretty dress and a nice pair of sandals –my favorite outfit. This post is making me hate winter already :-P
November 7, 2008 at 1:46 pm
god i love her, so so so beautiful
November 7, 2008 at 1:58 pm
Wow, I loved seeing these! I hope you will post more of Brazil. The vivid color, even the white – and the aliveness is palpable.
November 7, 2008 at 2:25 pm
Natalia Vodianova! Nice to see her tan, relaxed. I also love seeing the capoeirista in white pants, he’s probably on his way to a roda along the boardwalk :)
November 7, 2008 at 2:35 pm
Natalia! She’s pretty in pink. That dress looks gorgeous on her…
November 7, 2008 at 2:55 pm
Please Please tell me where that magenta dress comes from. GORGEOUS!
Isobel Saoirse Dylan
November 7, 2008 at 3:11 pm
The girl in pink looks so natural and she is very pretty! The first lady in white looks relaxed but also chic, she combines the outfit very well and wear it with attitude. When I see the man I long for summer and lazy days on the beach! The white pants look so comfortable and the bag makes the outfit a little more exiting. These pictures are wonderfully and have a great atmosphere.
November 7, 2008 at 3:16 pm
Brilliant pictures, thanks a lot! I love the colors on the 4th one!
November 7, 2008 at 3:28 pm
I absolutely love the second photo
November 7, 2008 at 3:40 pm
You have captured such a romantic, shimmering world in a few photographs. That pink! and the details – the layers of the little dress and the elegantly flowing tie-dyed dress in the breeze. Divine.
November 7, 2008 at 4:15 pm
elle est sublime, Natalia. si réelle et naturelle, pour moi c’est ca la vraie beauté. does anybody know what brand this fabulous dress is?
November 7, 2008 at 4:36 pm
Hotness all over the place!
November 7, 2008 at 4:52 pm
GORGEOUS people, clothes & pictures! That penultimate picture is just beautiful! Love the flow & movement.
November 7, 2008 at 4:59 pm
My country is so beatiful… and the way we dress… with colors, “bijous”, the way we walk and everything is so different and new and at the same time elegant and so simple.
I really love my country
November 7, 2008 at 5:07 pm
natalia is the most beautiful human on the planet
November 7, 2008 at 5:46 pm
the pink dress was lovely! :) and the light in the photos is amazing!
November 7, 2008 at 5:56 pm
The woman in white is a chic dream!
November 7, 2008 at 6:02 pm
I don' think people are realising that this was a runway show …
Natalia & the other women being guests … The blonde guy is male model Alex Schultz …. Brazilian but usually found in NYC & Europe … Was completely nude in the most recent Tom Ford campaign … So people, he is not just some random guy walking along the beachfront of Rio! lol
November 7, 2008 at 6:10 pm
The first photo blew me away.
November 7, 2008 at 6:47 pm
i must have that pink dress!!!
Sisi et JoJo
November 7, 2008 at 7:09 pm
God Natalia is so beautiful. I wonder why she’s currently in Brazil?
November 7, 2008 at 8:41 pm
The shot of the fabric that women is wearing flowing in the wind is beyond words.
November 7, 2008 at 8:46 pm
natalia is so very cute! and i adore the shirtless man, naturally.
November 7, 2008 at 8:50 pm
its official! im moving!!! these photos are stunning. by far my fave ones yet!
November 7, 2008 at 9:29 pm
wow! all they all from brazil?? if the answer is affirmative i must say that brazilian people are very stylish and beatiful
November 7, 2008 at 10:16 pm
November 7, 2008 at 10:21 pm
Olá!!!!O Rio é lindo demais!Tenho orgulho de viver aqui e ver isso todos os dias!Bjos=)
November 7, 2008 at 10:52 pm
Anyone feel a bit of a Featherston vibe from the first shot? Also, I love the vivid colour in all of Sart’s shots, but the grey sky really brings it out here.
November 7, 2008 at 11:22 pm
Dude, you’re either a genius, a lucky bastard or both. You have an the eye of a god. I see a book………..
November 7, 2008 at 11:31 pm
I guess what I love is your ability to get the shot. I keep trying to guess if they pose, if you pose them or if some are just candid! I remember taking this shot of a couple on the ferry from Venice to Murano. I of course wanted it to be candid. The picture I got is of the husband/boyfriend staring at me like he’s going to chew my head off. It cured me of trying to take candid photos. Your work is truly remarkable. Thanks.Paul
November 7, 2008 at 11:54 pm
love the 2nd & 3rd photos. I think white always brings out the character but not everybody can wear white is another issue. anyway, if one can carries it with the right attitute and accesories; tht will def turn the heads!A.I.Lastar
November 7, 2008 at 11:58 pm
natalia’s dress is so nice, the pearly shine of it reminds me of inside an abalone shell :)
November 8, 2008 at 12:09 am
When are you going to start photographing everyday people again instead of these fashion and model-types? It was more inspiring to see these kinds of looks being worn in real life by “real” people…
s t a r m | s t
November 8, 2008 at 1:35 am
the first shot is very captivating. i can’t stop staring at her!
November 8, 2008 at 3:25 am
hey, guy in #2 – get over yrself!
i think i would like that rope of a belt if it was suspending a net of bananas or something.
(i guess i’m partly jealous, but gosh what a goof he is!)
November 8, 2008 at 5:08 am
Vodianova is perfect!..as usual
November 8, 2008 at 5:10 am
from russia, to brasil and back to russian girl… what a great journey!
Mauro Morello Founder blog bluetramontana Style
November 8, 2008 at 5:17 am
November 8, 2008 at 5:27 am
I am totally in love with that second to last picture!!
November 8, 2008 at 5:31 am
theres something really pleasant about the lady in the white dress, last photo. the rest are great too (:
November 8, 2008 at 5:35 am
Natalia in that dress……so so so beautiful!!!Love the fourth photo!
November 8, 2008 at 6:13 am
Fabulous photos these r – really encapsulate the city’s vibrancy
November 8, 2008 at 7:06 am
She’s pretty in pink. Like the flow of that dress in #4
Vintage Me New You
November 8, 2008 at 7:42 am
the pink long dress and the pre-last photo are amazing!
November 8, 2008 at 8:29 am
obviously my love of tie die has not disappeared as i thought it had. my heart just skipped a beat looking at that picture
addicted to fashion
November 8, 2008 at 8:35 am
Nice pics! got some more?
November 8, 2008 at 8:40 am
the pink pre-last picture is just amazing ! I’m jealous of this picture …
November 8, 2008 at 9:50 am
Sorry, got completely distracted by Natalia. So jealous!!!!
November 8, 2008 at 10:45 am
I love the 1st & the 4th
November 8, 2008 at 11:05 am
This is Claro Rio Summer , a small fashion week in Rio, so we are full of models here..hot!Valentino is here too, but just to hang out with his jet setters friends…:)…this look of Natalia is from Carlos Miele , brazilian designer who use to be also in ny fashion week.
November 8, 2008 at 11:33 am
November 8, 2008 at 1:10 pm
The guy in the second photo has Michael Westen’s Chase Durer watch… :)
November 8, 2008 at 1:36 pm
These are great pictures! Natalia Vodianova looks amazing as usual. I love the blue dress on the earlier post. Beautiful, simple style and gorgeous people.
Too bad it’s raining in NYC, I wish I was in Rio! I am so jealous!
November 8, 2008 at 2:03 pm
where r the the brazilian girls?? we r so beautifull, u should take more pics of us. lol
November 8, 2008 at 2:10 pm
All these pictures make me wanna go there The last one, the most. (incredible good look with those golden accessories) …Cheers Sart.
November 8, 2008 at 3:10 pm
I love the fifth/white dress. Those tiers, and some sort of trim/edging adds dimension to the powdery white number. This color white reminds me of the walls painted decades ago but got sun bleached and weathered viewed in the cool shade. Epitome of chic!
November 8, 2008 at 4:00 pm
OMG I love it
November 8, 2008 at 4:04 pm
makes one yearn for summer again….
November 8, 2008 at 5:02 pm
November 8, 2008 at 5:49 pm
These are all very simple and effortlessly beautiful. I will say that I am glad to see them; my experience of Brazilian fashion was not this way at all. I was there during winter, and though not at all cold, I was decidedly discouraged by the number of unfortunately overdressed and overdone women and the lack of the beautiful clothes I had envisioned.
Definitely use the architecture as inspiration- from the Deco through the Modern heyday, Brazil’s urban areas have phenomenal building and landscaping forms that I would love to see pop up here!
November 8, 2008 at 6:09 pm
oooh, good pics, amazing styles, huh?!absolutely great to know that you are at my country. brazilian people are beautiful with one of the most beautiful cultures :)hope you take some pictures of paulistas girls (from São Paulo)(a tip: in Paulista avenue you can find all kinds of styles, peoples, everything!)have a good time here!
November 8, 2008 at 10:42 pm
neutral facial expression
November 8, 2008 at 11:26 pm
Natalia looks gorgeous! Nice post!
November 9, 2008 at 3:42 am
rachel ann i. logan
November 9, 2008 at 4:38 am
natalie vodianova!great photo!
November 9, 2008 at 6:35 am
Oh my goodness, did you get a new camera or lens?! These shots are even more amazing than usual!
November 9, 2008 at 11:24 am
Grand Rioo!!!Je t’aime beaucoup!!
November 9, 2008 at 12:35 pm
what a lovely surprise to know that you are in my countryenjoy itxxpatricia veltri
November 9, 2008 at 4:16 pm
How can I yearn for spring/summer when fall is only approaching?? How?! The pink dress–that’s how!
November 9, 2008 at 5:54 pm
These scantily clad, off-the-shoulder people look both amazing and totally alien. We put the clocks back not long ago, so it’s officially winter in London – although it’s been unofficially winter for most of the year. They remind me that a fashion statement can be as much about what you don’t wear as it can be about what you do…Is hot the new cool?
November 9, 2008 at 6:15 pm
The flowing fabric and the blonde toned guy… Lovely. I can almost feel the breeze in my hair and the rhytm of Rio!
I like the variation of detailed photos and “normal” ones.
November 9, 2008 at 9:58 pm
okay, so i guess it was natalia.
you saw natalia vodianova in rio?!
November 9, 2008 at 11:39 pm
natalia is just so beautiful – its a cliche thing to say but she is just so beautiful
November 10, 2008 at 2:01 am
by the way, when u come to finland? ;)
November 10, 2008 at 6:53 am
pic #2- and like that, I’m back on a diet. oh, and the pink dress and that “lob” (long bob)= 2 die!
November 10, 2008 at 7:04 pm
More beautiful photos – the lighting there is amazing. The girl in the pink dress is adroable and the woman in white at the bottom is classic.
November 10, 2008 at 10:17 pm
November 10, 2008 at 10:30 pm
the blonde guy makes me really want to go to the gym and workout
November 10, 2008 at 11:41 pm
I believe the lady in Picture 3 with all the bracelets is Brazilian actress/writer Bruna Lombardi.
November 11, 2008 at 12:12 am
wow the movement captured from the dress is stunning!
November 11, 2008 at 2:36 am
Really clean and fresh – i am continually struck by the casual yet considered beauty of your photographs – a true pleasure. Thanks!
November 11, 2008 at 12:39 pm
I liked all of these photos, I too thought Natalia reminded me of Drew Barrymore. Everyone is so good looking.
THE HOUSE OF STYLE
November 12, 2008 at 8:18 am
natalia is stunning,great great capture,all the images are beautiful. hope your loving Brazil,its on my to do list!xxmuah!marian
The Dark Bohemian
November 17, 2008 at 12:14 pm
the fourth photo is my favorite , W^^W it’s too beautiful
November 20, 2008 at 4:34 pm
Hi, beautiful photos!I was wondering if you could post a photo full photo of the pink dress if you have one. It looks stunning!Thanks
January 7, 2009 at 11:29 am
Please, come to São Paulo! I’m sure you’ll love it!
January 17, 2009 at 11:18 pm
Ok yes ……………..
October 6, 2009 at 11:17 pm
on 2nd pic – wow, as long as you got the body, you can wear anything!
April 28, 2012 at 11:30 pm
One word. WOW!