“and what if it were??” For me, it would change everything. I looked at the picture in a completely different way after Hugh pointed out that it wasn’t a cigarette. It isn’t necessarily a judgment against smokers, but, it really kind of is…in all honesty. Smokers are not bad, but smoking definitely is.
I was just lying in the bath staring at this gorgeous but tatty old beach towel I’ve had for twenty years, thinking what a wonderful dress it’s colour and print would make. And here it is, on your blog! How fabulous. I love her shoes too. She makes me think of all summers, from childhood to eternity – and that’s a very good thing in Spring-less UK. Thank you, you seem to be having a ball, and it’s great to share it. :)
I was trying to understand why people were telling that the girl was not tall. Now I just realized that “Girl from Ipanema” in English says the girl is tall, but there’s no mention about that in the Portuguese lyrics. It is funny how the music has created a specific idea of the “carioca” woman.
The 5-foot-8-inch, dark-haired, green-eyed HeloÃsa Eneida Menezes Paes Pinto would be considered tall in Brazil–or anywhere–in 1963. And for those wondering, she wouldn’t have been walking everyday on that beach if it weren’t for cigarettes–she bought them at the bar, mostly for her mother.
Finally, I vote that the young woman in Scott’s photo is putting on her shoes, not taking them off. The beachwalk is over.
How refreshing to see a dress that is so appropriate for beach wear (or for that matter summertime wear)! Do they make better summer dresses in Brazil? The length, the flow & style– so elegant rather than super short & tasteless!!! Wish we could find elegant beach & post beach wear in Sydney that isn’t only for teens or tent caftans. I’ve seen other similar style dresses in the past on the blog so Brazil seems to win hands down! Thank you, Scott
The print is beautiful, but I like the photograph! I like that the beach, and the ocean is not dominating… That’s a real masterpiece of “street style” photography… nobody could do better than “The Sartorialist”..
Oooh… how I miss Rio!
I’m brazilian from Belo Horizonte…
I love how easy life is in Rio… how you can meet people on the street, how easy their smile are and the sporty life so caracteristic of the city…
Do you like going there? It’s a nice place for shooting, isn’t it?
Sometimes I just like seeing photos of people not being aware of them being photographed. Secondly, I really like the birds of paradise floral print contrast with stripes dress. I wonder where can I buy one :)
Fabiana, as a carioca, I have to say this dress and her style screams Ipanema and Rio de Janeiro in my opinion. As a matter of fact, it totally looks like an old “FARM” dress to me. And if it isn’t, you can find dresses just like that year in, year out, in the most “carioca” of shops, for over a decade now.