Wednesday, November 12, 2008

On the Street…Carnival Costume, Rio


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  1. 4ndincle

    November 12, 2008 at 9:40 am

    I love the contrast between the bright colors up front and the fogginess in the background.

  2. athkor_thelightningbreather

    November 12, 2008 at 9:50 am

    That’s beautiful. The combination of the warm reds, oranges and yellows with the splash of green leaves and feathers at the bottom and top just is dazzling. And there’s parrots! Is this just sitting out in a park in Rio? It looks to delicate (though I imagine someone wearing it would be very fierce looking indeed) to just be sitting outside.

  3. Fly Girl

    November 12, 2008 at 9:52 am

    The colors of this are stunning. I’ve seen some fantastic carnaval costumes and this is up there with the best. But it would be better if somebody was wearing it!

  4. Erin

    November 12, 2008 at 10:05 am

    who cannot but love the “carmen miranda” look of the costume(s)

  5. MAJoR

    November 12, 2008 at 10:15 am

    Is this a Christian Siriano? :-) Cuz its FIERCE!!!

  6. Carolina Lange

    November 12, 2008 at 10:15 am

    So much color! Love the photo!

  7. norawoah

    November 12, 2008 at 10:29 am

    I love anything that has to do with Carnivale.
    This costume is amazing.


    November 12, 2008 at 10:33 am

    it’s everything from my wildest dreams and my worst nightmares
    put together

  9. Annie H

    November 12, 2008 at 10:34 am

    For the evening I like it, but I think it’s a bit much for the day.

  10. Isobel Saoirse Dylan

    November 12, 2008 at 10:39 am

    WOW! Rio costumes are really amazing! So much details and colors, nice.

  11. augusto

    November 12, 2008 at 11:13 am

    that’s the true brazilian spirit!
    amazing photos!

  12. Lucius

    November 12, 2008 at 11:16 am

    Now this is high fashion.
    Great capture of the vivid details in this costume!

  13. Foodimentary

    November 12, 2008 at 11:27 am


    Love the colors!

    Very Mardi Gras but much more fstive.

    Are the leaves real? And is that fruit I see?

  14. Anonymous

    November 12, 2008 at 11:44 am


  15. Anonymous

    November 12, 2008 at 11:48 am

    I guess there is not a whole of fashion to really photograph in Rio, is there?

    Samba school costumes are as much of a statement as you can get out there. I hope you are having a good time, though.

    I guess when people wear almost nothing, they are left with their bodies only to show their style.

    Although Brazilian, I have to say that I am ready for Paris, Milan, New York, Amsterdam fashion sense again.

    Your blog is the only scape in my stressful work day. Thanks for making my day so much easier to cope with.

  16. -h of candid cool

    November 12, 2008 at 11:58 am

    incredible! beautiful ornate costumes.

  17. Anonymous

    November 12, 2008 at 12:00 pm

    aaaahhhhhh…this brought to mind wonderful memories of carnaval, samba…and some of the reasons as to why I LOVE this country so much (coming from a mexican-american..); it has the most beautiful music in the world (I think), the greatest-looking people I've ever seen together and out-of-this-world creativity & resilience !! Thanks so much for the pics!! beijos

  18. jaime.

    November 12, 2008 at 12:14 pm

    I mean… I don’t see the big deal, I have 2 of these tossed somewhere at the bottom of my closet. When I wear it out and people compliment me, I just giggle and say, “whaaat, this old thing?!”



  19. M

    November 12, 2008 at 12:35 pm

    anonymous at 11:48, it’s a shame you feel that way. You are clearly missing something. I live in Rio, and I can tell you there is A LOT of substance here, and “statements” everywhere. People express themselves incredibly through art and their personal style, (which I might add, is often quite unique- I’m sure, and hope, that the sart will post some more “real street style”, not just people on the street near the Claro Fashion Week events). People offer a lot, even if they are not all the elite fashionistas y of in other cities.

    Oh, and outside of the beach setting, people are not walking around half naked, as you imply. As Brazilian, you should know that.

  20. The Man Who Knew Too Much

    November 12, 2008 at 1:41 pm

    Wow. This costume shows some great complexity. However, what really caught my attention is the background. Stunning skyline and the blurred out makes it even more attractive for a strange reason…

  21. Bruna, prazer.

    November 12, 2008 at 2:39 pm

    I agree with m. I guess you should open your eyes to our culture. We are more than swim suits ans havaianas. Our style is revigorating, stunning, full of energy and fire. It’s fierse! haha And just because we don’t wear many clothes as european people it doesn’t mean we can’t show style.
    I bet sart can show you this.

    aweesome photos and the costume capts the idea of a happy and vibrating carnaval;

  22. Rayan

    November 12, 2008 at 3:17 pm

    I love the leaves at the bottom.

  23. Brigadeiro

    November 12, 2008 at 3:41 pm

    E um abacaxi? Amazing colours, textures and shapes! I cannot imagine using this in February’s hot weather in Rio! Gorgeous!

  24. Barbara

    November 12, 2008 at 4:01 pm

    Somebody actually wears that? Crazy stuff.

  25. Anonymous

    November 12, 2008 at 6:09 pm

    That’s beautiful… could you put up some close up/detail shots of it??

  26. phyllis

    November 12, 2008 at 7:08 pm

    I’d love see how it’s made. Bet it weighs a ton too.

  27. Anonymous

    November 12, 2008 at 10:12 pm

    great style

  28. realbook

    November 12, 2008 at 11:17 pm

    Halloween 2009!

  29. Keri

    November 12, 2008 at 11:47 pm

    it’s considered very ugly to put red and green together in Chinese culture but this combination looks fantastic!

  30. jessicadrhp

    November 13, 2008 at 5:46 am


  31. Anonymous

    November 13, 2008 at 4:25 pm

    This is a brazilian costume of carnaval. People wear that in school of samba.

  32. Nick Couch

    November 14, 2008 at 5:02 am

    That reminds me, I must get some new Christmas decorations this year.

  33. Fernanda

    November 17, 2008 at 11:15 am

    gotta repeat it:
    is this a Christian Siriano? :-) Cuz its FIERCE!!!

    rio’s carnaval costumes are great. in the south of the same country, where i live, the costumes are just terrible! maybe next february i’ll try to submit some pictures.

  34. Bruno

    April 1, 2009 at 2:16 am

    Hi ! Very nice !!! I see more rio carnival costumes in this is a site especialized in RioĀ“s costumes from carnival andy peoples wonderfull, very very nice!!!

  35. Marjorie

    July 2, 2009 at 4:24 pm

    God Bless Brazil and Sat

  36. desativar marcaƧao de fotos

    July 9, 2009 at 2:10 pm


  37. Lu Olhosde Mar

    August 9, 2009 at 3:19 pm

    this is not the real carnival in Rio – please, I am Brazillian, I know. This is just what is shown, and works for the parade, but not on the streets where people wear shorts, flipflops and spaguetti strings blouses.


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