Saturday, February 20, 2010

The Sartorialist for GQ at The Fasano, Rio de Janeiro

Enough snow for a day…can we go back to Rio?
I tried shooting my March GQ page in about 4 different locations but it just wasn’t working…and I was running out of time. I had already made the commitment to attend the Rio Fashion week but I was more than a little nervous that I would find enough in Rio to fill my page. After scouting Rio for a day (a very hot, uncomfortable day) I returned to the Fasano hotel and went straight to the pool.
In two seconds I knew that my next page would be all about the pool scene at the Fasano in Rio. Neil Barrett, Dean Caten of DSquared, Luca Rubinacci and enough local “beautiful people” to fill seven pages of GQ.

I don’t know why but Dean Caten of DSquared decided to throw a wedding bouquet of flowers to all the “single ladies” at the pool. Although this shot is fun, I should have filmed him marching around the pool grabbing the ladies to participate. Mr. Caten does have an unusual charm with the ladies.

I think all you need in Rio is a hot bathing suit, cool sunglasses and something to wear to and from the airport.
Garance also loved the Fasano but she loved the fresh coconut drinks even more. Here is a link to Garance Fasano post


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  1. Princesa

    February 20, 2010 at 5:58 am

    Wonderful photos!! I will needed some sun in this snow! Once again you proved that u are AMAZING! thank you! (the first boy is too hot!! he needs to call me lol)

  2. Café Naïveté

    February 20, 2010 at 6:13 am

    These shoots are so relaxing and give me a big nostalgic sense of summer. I guess you are right, out of every other beach-capitals of the world, Rio gives me the sense of simplicity, where all you need are nice bikinis and a great positive mood. And just enjoy yourself and others.

  3. GAbriela

    February 20, 2010 at 6:20 am

    I love Rio!!!!!!1

  4. Aleisha-Rose

    February 20, 2010 at 6:22 am

    Ahhh summer looks so good right now! I'm still loving the layers of winter… but simplicity never looked so good!!!


  5. Beverly Bohan

    February 20, 2010 at 6:27 am

    Damn, wish I were there.

  6. Lore.

    February 20, 2010 at 6:29 am

    great pictures,really!

  7. Mr Sartorial

    February 20, 2010 at 6:32 am

    Where do you find all the soulful beautiful people you photograph. Do we live on different planets, or perhaps I looking in the wrong place? Regardless of this, I get a dream through your pictures that the world may be a better place in future

  8. Christoffer Åhlén

    February 20, 2010 at 6:39 am

    Such beautiful pictures. I love the third one, not to mention the first one. Great colors!

  9. istanbulfashionaddict

    February 20, 2010 at 6:49 am

    lovely pool and summer photographs I wish it was summer but its still cold.I miss summer days.Bronze is hot!

    istanbul fashion addict

  10. Rosana Fortes

    February 20, 2010 at 7:05 am

    Great! I'll definitely buy the issue. Rio is the most beautiful city in the world !!!

  11. MIA

    February 20, 2010 at 7:16 am

    humm, I miss this light and sun. great pictures, garance is adorable.

  12. Anonymous

    February 20, 2010 at 7:16 am

    The first picture is close to perfection!

  13. Ania

    February 20, 2010 at 7:24 am

    oh, the good life.

    thanks for posting :))

  14. Eli

    February 20, 2010 at 7:31 am

    Lovely picts. I really like all of them. Rio sounds like so much fun, I want to go!

  15. Anonymous

    February 20, 2010 at 7:49 am

    In response to your question and to the first photo: Oh, yes! We definitely can go back to Rio!

  16. Rui Delgado

    February 20, 2010 at 7:51 am

    sounds promising!!!

  17. pea

    February 20, 2010 at 7:53 am

    Wow, I've never wanted to be in Rio so badly… and it's not like I'm sitting in some cold place waiting for summer. :)
    And the picture of Garance is absolutely stunning!

  18. NewKett

    February 20, 2010 at 7:53 am

    Garance is gorgeous !
    And this place is a dream !

  19. Anonymous

    February 20, 2010 at 7:58 am

    beautiful photos… great hotel…sunshine….simply wonderful :)

  20. Anonymous

    February 20, 2010 at 8:02 am

    The boy is divine.

  21. Barbora

    February 20, 2010 at 8:09 am

    oh my.. this is amazing. I love the pictures, this looks like heaven:>

  22. AppleTree

    February 20, 2010 at 8:15 am

    "i want to go to there"

  23. Luka Ivanišević

    February 20, 2010 at 8:17 am

    omg :D the colors… can't wait till summer….

  24. clairedelune

    February 20, 2010 at 8:24 am

    Amazing shots. The view this guy has from the terrace is heavenly. This photo emanates so much positivity and calmness.

  25. smile

    February 20, 2010 at 8:32 am

    "all you need in Rio is a hot bathing suit, cool sunglasses and something to wear to and from the airport"– you left out the perfect body!!

  26. aivi

    February 20, 2010 at 8:54 am

    Oh if only I had money to go there… it's -16 celcius here in Helsinki and new snow fell last night.
    It seems that it's far easier to find beautiful people in exotic locations such as Rio, but then again maybe they are more carefree and pay closer attention to their physical and mental well being.

    And Garance's smile is absolutely lovely.

  27. Gerald

    February 20, 2010 at 8:57 am

    Nice :)

  28. George

    February 20, 2010 at 9:07 am

    You have successfully managed to make me think of Rio all day, stylishly lounging at the Fasano, thus rendering me unable of studying whatsoever. Thank you!

  29. Gustavo Belli

    February 20, 2010 at 9:26 am

    We love RIO!!!

    Great shots, beautiful peoples!

    When you come to FlorianĂłpolis, the wonder Island in South Brazil? Angel's Beaches.


  30. nyc/caribbean ragazza

    February 20, 2010 at 9:31 am

    sigh…I would like to go to Rio, especially if the gentleman from the first photo could meet me at the airport.

  31. Sabine

    February 20, 2010 at 9:34 am

    Oh wow!!! It looks like so much fun. I really want to go to Rio now (especially with the crappy cold weather here). But the pictures make me feel warmer already…

  32. Bárbara Milagres

    February 20, 2010 at 9:34 am

    E o Rio de Janeiro continua lindo…

  33. Lemon for breakfast

    February 20, 2010 at 9:47 am

    wow! handsome boy! :)
    And really nice pics! :)

  34. thwany

    February 20, 2010 at 10:00 am

    guy in the first pic is just WOW

  35. FierceObjection

    February 20, 2010 at 10:08 am

    Brazil just looks like the happiest place on earth. The people are hauntingly beautiful, they truly believe in celebrating life, it's amazing and refreshing.
    It looks like I'll be moving to Brazil.

  36. ana

    February 20, 2010 at 10:14 am

    I´m brazilian and this hotel is amazing!

  37. Anonymous

    February 20, 2010 at 10:14 am

    I want your life.

  38. SimplyTara

    February 20, 2010 at 10:35 am

    I want to go there so bad! I'm freezing right now.

  39. The Concrete Commentator

    February 20, 2010 at 10:40 am

    ahhhhh.. i would love to hop on a plane right now and head to Rio. hmmmm… Great photos. and lovely portrait of Garance.

  40. KD

    February 20, 2010 at 10:41 am

    Wish I was there!

  41. Isobel Saoirse

    February 20, 2010 at 10:49 am

    So may beautifull pictures! I know for sure that I'll have to go to Rio at least once in my life now!

  42. Jacqueline

    February 20, 2010 at 11:00 am

    I love your photos from Rio! Man, I think a hot bathing suit IS all you need. Garance looks beautiful in that photo. What a great shot of her. xo


  43. claulovesfashion♥

    February 20, 2010 at 11:07 am

    WOoOO..GReat picssSs!!*

    Visit my blog! =;-D


  44. Anonymous

    February 20, 2010 at 11:09 am


  45. Talk Pretty To Me

    February 20, 2010 at 11:15 am

    Stunning images! The first one is the best eye candy I have seen in a long time! TAKE ME AWAY.


  46. Voula M

    February 20, 2010 at 11:22 am

    refreshing images! and garance, she's beautiful!

  47. MIss Therry

    February 20, 2010 at 11:25 am

    You do NOT want to see me in a bikini, but I want that boy in the first pic.

  48. Ivy Lane

    February 20, 2010 at 11:43 am

    beautiful people alright! After seeing this post…I am off to the workout that I was going to skip today!!! ggrrr…..

    Great photos!!!!!


    February 20, 2010 at 12:04 pm

    The first image is the best one (lol); Garance looks beautiful as always ;)

  50. Frenzy Mind

    February 20, 2010 at 12:06 pm

    This is going to be an excellent GQ spread…gorgeous photographs and Garance looks stunning as ever…

    Best regards

  51. Karoline

    February 20, 2010 at 12:08 pm

    Beautiful people!

  52. Anonymous

    February 20, 2010 at 12:41 pm

    Well, I'm carioca and i have to agree with you. Just a tip, The Fasano's restaurant (Fasano Al Mare) is amazing, great seafood.

    Too pity I'm working now, because the sun is shining here and the carnival hasn't yet finished.

    And no, you don't need a hot bathing suit and cool sunglasses, just a positive spirit and it's fine already to us.

    With all due respect, your girlfriend "est marveilleuse"!

    Greetings from a brazilian lawyer that have to where suits in Rio! :)

  53. caviardreams

    February 20, 2010 at 12:47 pm

    I think I need to live there

  54. Anonymous

    February 20, 2010 at 1:04 pm

    There is very little that is appealing about this. Perhaps I just prefer muted colors to the overstated tones of the poolside, or the subtle way that colors and textures fit together as opposed to the "look how naked I can be" attitude that these people seen to exude.
    You can find that attitude and these clothes anywhere that there is sun and water and people with raging sex drives.
    Give me your pale, your swaddled, your gaunt. I don't see any style here.

  55. Anonymous

    February 20, 2010 at 1:09 pm

    Top photo of a handsome young man in an ill-fitting suit, such a shame

  56. Puruda

    February 20, 2010 at 1:43 pm

    Beautiful pictures. The photos are so fashionable yet so natural and pertaining to real people, it is so easy to relate to these and this simply makes it a sheer delight.

  57. Mattheus Lian

    February 20, 2010 at 2:04 pm


  58. Anonymous

    February 20, 2010 at 2:06 pm

    cannot believe how many beautiful people there are! what do these people do??!! where do they come from?!

  59. johnny boy

    February 20, 2010 at 2:06 pm

    You have to go on the 'Rio Scenarium' in Lapa (RJ). Wanderful place for you make more pictures and dance samba.
    Best regads from Barcelona!

  60. Isabelle

    February 20, 2010 at 2:16 pm

    i think i have found my new hometown

  61. Sarah (Buzz)

    February 20, 2010 at 2:33 pm

    love the photos and the party looks absolutely amazing…i'm jealous for sure.

  62. Mina

    February 20, 2010 at 2:38 pm

    Ahh lovely photos..i miss summer!

  63. Anonymous

    February 20, 2010 at 3:00 pm

    Killing me softely with this photos!Claudia is taking me there next year!!!

  64. Anonymous

    February 20, 2010 at 3:39 pm

    Skin is always in, specially if the subject is comfortable in his or hers.

  65. what dia like

    February 20, 2010 at 3:55 pm

    beautiful Garance!

  66. ZikA

    February 20, 2010 at 4:08 pm

    WOW…incredible shots…just bring some of the sunshine to europe where its honestly to cold…give me the favour and enjoy the heat… I'm so jealous of all these people…would love to go shopping with sunglasses and bathing suit under a flying summerdress………and of course, drinking a coconutdrink…

  67. djs

    February 20, 2010 at 4:31 pm

    I pretty much live off of coconut water and açaí in the summer in Rio!

  68. The Brazil Issue

    February 20, 2010 at 4:32 pm

    I love the photos!!

  69. Lions, Tigers and Fashion OH MY!

    February 20, 2010 at 4:50 pm

    wow, lovely photos. I hope to go there someday!

  70. Ava

    February 20, 2010 at 4:55 pm

    Beautiful, Rio is perfect. The color of the photos…… you just find it in Rio.

  71. matt

    February 20, 2010 at 5:07 pm

    SERIOUSLY. Rio is the most beautiful place in the world!!!

  72. Anonymous

    February 20, 2010 at 5:07 pm

    So much well deserved, fantastic comment to the first pic of the young man – yes, indeed, gorgeous. Had you gone just a bit further south to Punta del Este, Uruguay, the beaches are miles long with such a population of stellar beauties. Frankly, I never understand why Americans don't travel more to Brazil, Argentina & Uruguay – such stunning persons & weather, and the exchange rate is actually strong?! hmmm.
    Robert – innatestyle

  73. Gigi

    February 20, 2010 at 5:12 pm

    Hello Sart!
    (sorry about my english, i'm french…)i look your blog since a long time but this is my first comment: first, simple and short:…the first guy is hoooooooooooot!!! :)

  74. Carina

    February 20, 2010 at 5:31 pm

    I was there in the same week! Why you didn't organized a event to promote your book there? I complete agree with you about wearing only a bathing suit in Rio, that week was HOT !!! (50 degrees C!).

  75. memory of air

    February 20, 2010 at 7:22 pm

    hold it…

    cool sunglasses…

    a hot swimsuit…

    and something to wear to and from the airport…


    count me in!!!!!

    true style.
    feeling comfortable in ones' own skin.

  76. Elissa Ko

    February 20, 2010 at 7:26 pm

    Rio…"Cidade Maravilhosa." It must have been beautiful, especially during the Carnaval season… such festivity and color in the city. Around this time of the year there is nothing better than relaxing at the Praia de Ipanema and Copacabana during the weekends. Fashion is everywhere… especially in the swim wear and cangas… Don't you think that the Brazilian people reflect warmth and happiness through their fashion? :)
    Hmm..fresh coconut drink… there can't be anything more delicious and refreshing in a weather like Rio…
    gotta love Brazil…♡ Eu amo Brazil



    February 20, 2010 at 7:45 pm

    LOVE IT.


  78. Anonymous

    February 20, 2010 at 7:51 pm

    Another hard day at the office then…..? ;)

  79. Joy Mars

    February 20, 2010 at 8:52 pm

    The Fasano is OK. Hard to not be beautiful, it's so new and expensive.

    If you want a hauntingly cool 'hood in Rio, go to Santa Teresa and Lapa.

    But I'll shut up about divulging anymore.

  80. all-in-the-silhouette

    February 20, 2010 at 9:39 pm

    Garance is SO naturally, and unaffectedly, gorgeous. This photograph has an 'Arthur Elgort' quality.

  81. VOID

    February 20, 2010 at 10:21 pm

    So envious! I want summer! Also the blonde in the red and black bikini jumping for the bouget is ripped!

  82. Maria Ana

    February 20, 2010 at 10:38 pm

    you have one gorgeous girlfriend!

  83. ADJ

    February 20, 2010 at 10:48 pm

    These pictures tell a great story. I love the last one. How wonderful!

  84. battlingthedinosaurs

    February 20, 2010 at 11:03 pm

    Garance looks beautiful.

  85. Miss Jane

    February 20, 2010 at 11:09 pm

    Mr Sart. It is stinking hot in Melbourne at the moment. Off to the beach myself. Nice to see some summer shots and the best one of all is Garance. xxx


    February 21, 2010 at 12:32 am

    In reference to the first pic: something it's the {lack of} clothes that say it all, no?

  87. juju ariel

    February 21, 2010 at 12:55 am

    rio looks like a dream… ok, i'm ready to start tanning again!! ah non, merde, this winter weather…

  88. Carina Drakes

    February 21, 2010 at 1:00 am

    I feel like everyone in Brazil is almost intimidatingly good-looking. Great photos!

  89. RunwayRevolution

    February 21, 2010 at 2:22 am

    Now THAT is a pool! God, why don't we do shallow lazy pools like that in Australia?

    Oh yeah…the sunburn. Ouch! Maybe the sun is milder in Rio??

    Hotness of a different kind… :)

  90. Anonymous

    February 21, 2010 at 2:39 am

    that woman looks happpppyyy! a very knowing smile!

  91. Sara Bentley

    February 21, 2010 at 4:41 am

    Gorgeous, Beautiful, Relaxing and Warm! Thanks so much for posting! I bet you wouldn't mind a bit of that Rio heat to visit you now, huh? :)


    February 21, 2010 at 7:06 am

    What camera are you using? AMAZING photographs, really good! (I want summer back…)

  93. Anonymous

    February 21, 2010 at 7:48 am

    beautiful people beautiful location !! i'm envious ! but it fuels my motivation to work hard and start my life ! (i'm final year student) keep up the good work ^^

  94. San

    February 21, 2010 at 8:07 am

    When it comes to the guy in the first picture I can't help it, I'm drooling. Rrrrr.

    Lovely pictures. Just what I needed at this moment coming back from a run in the snow.

  95. Anonymous

    February 21, 2010 at 10:11 am

    Little beauty, no style. (Garance excepted, fabulous as always)

    If those tank tops and t-shirts and bikinis were in the U.S. we would all be lamenting the American's sad lack of elegance and flair.

  96. Anonymous

    February 21, 2010 at 11:09 am

    these photos ooze warmth!

  97. Kathleen

    February 21, 2010 at 11:13 am

    You make me long for summer and a long vacation someplace far away from all this rain, snow, and lousy weather. My husband lived in Costa Rica for many years and loved the drinks they call Peepas (not sure of spelling) that you can buy on any street corner. They are coconuts that have been opened up and filled with rum the night before. Who needs more? My husband says he used to walk into the city and buy these when he was a kid. Hah, what a great story! Great photograph of Garance, she looks very relaxed and happy too to be out of NYC and into the sunshine.

  98. Julia

    February 21, 2010 at 11:23 am

    You have to go to Bonito, Brazil, it's more than a dream ;-)

  99. Nadine

    February 21, 2010 at 11:27 am

    What a lovely, bright country. I love how relaxed they are and how comfortable with their own bodies. I suppose that's necessary in a country where it seems the daily uniform is a bathing suit.

  100. Juju

    February 21, 2010 at 11:34 am

    It's been snowing all morning… wish I was in Rio right now.

  101. Anonymous

    February 21, 2010 at 12:25 pm

    I really like your tropic photos. They make me pine for a vacation. Also Garance looks beautiful.

  102. Manuela

    February 21, 2010 at 12:34 pm

    Rio, the best life style in the world. Hot, fashion and simplicity do make things….

    Welcome to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil!

  103. J.

    February 21, 2010 at 1:40 pm

    Oh lord. I went to Rio in july last year for vacation. I had just graduated high school and had a 5 week vacation in Sao Paulo and Rio with a friend. The day before we left for good we sat and had our last caipirinha on Copacabana in the middle of the night. A man from the favela came to sell us jewlery and we started talking. He asked us "why are you going home". I couldn't answer that question then and sitting here in cold Sweden I still can't understand why I didn't stay. Your photos make me even more certain that I'm going back next winter. Thanks!

  104. Jack Daniel

    February 21, 2010 at 2:08 pm

    When I think of Rio. I see images of the favela's. But these pictures are only of people in high places…

    Great shots.

  105. Anonymous

    February 21, 2010 at 4:53 pm

    I live in Rio, and yeah, you're right, live in this city is really an amazing experience. That's why this city is known here like "Cidade Maravilhosa" which means "The Wonderful City". It's just perfect come home after a hard day at work and relax on the beach at night… drinking coconut water… Dude, I love living here…

  106. Anonymous

    February 21, 2010 at 4:56 pm

    I´m carioca. I live in Rio and I loved the comments about my city.
    cidade naravilhosa!!!!

  107. Lina

    February 21, 2010 at 6:41 pm

    garance looks so beautiful! she truly is a beauty

  108. Anonymous

    February 21, 2010 at 11:42 pm

    Well hot damn! that first shot. good Lord.

  109. Connie

    February 22, 2010 at 3:28 am

    Wow, that is one hot man.

    The Heartbreak

  110. Joanna Roman

    February 22, 2010 at 7:41 am

    Beautiful portrait of beloved woman! Garance's smile is the most wonderful dress she could wear :)

  111. Davidikus

    February 22, 2010 at 8:49 am

    Of course we should go back to Rio! It is one of the great cities of this world, like Paris, Rome, New York!

    Enough of London Fashion Week – bring on more Fasano & Ipanema.

  112. The Clever Pup

    February 22, 2010 at 8:54 am

    Garance is a natural beauty. What does she use on her skin, I wonder aloud?

  113. Anonymous

    February 22, 2010 at 10:36 am

    Life's easy when you confine its worldview to a bourgeois hotel.

  114. Anonymous

    February 22, 2010 at 12:02 pm

    Is Garance's hair still straight?

  115. Jonrah

    February 22, 2010 at 12:17 pm

    So jealous! I love Garance!

  116. Fabi

    February 22, 2010 at 12:43 pm

    Welcome to Rio!!!
    I'm brazilian, and I love Rio de Janeiro.

  117. La

    February 22, 2010 at 12:59 pm

    Come back to Brazil! We love you here! Have you heard about FlorianĂłpolis? Same atmosphere as Rio, very stylish people and laid back attitude. You're gonna love it.

  118. Diane

    February 22, 2010 at 1:08 pm

    Wow, these photos are so much fun, thanks for this post! Looks like the time of a life time :D


  119. Ida SartĂłrio

    February 22, 2010 at 2:26 pm

    We miss you already in Rio! Come back soon!

  120. Suman

    February 22, 2010 at 2:53 pm

    really awesome. Love the girls.

  121. Marcus Martins

    February 22, 2010 at 4:54 pm

    Great pics. I'm brazilian, and i never went to Rio, but i go, one day!

    I love love this pics

  122. Quintus Slide

    February 22, 2010 at 5:14 pm

    Garance is a woman of great, unassuming beauty.

  123. Olimpia Liberti

    February 22, 2010 at 6:19 pm

    Rio is the best city in the world for sure. I'm glad that you had a chance to know it better… after seen your photos from Rio, to say the truth I don't have any interest of seen the other ones, from NY, or Paris or Milan… I really love your pictures, but the Rio ones, the tropical ones, where you can see happy people, sun and life… well they have something… Rio have something. I hope you noticed, because I notice every day here, and I lived here all my life, I'm from Rio and I'm so proud of it. Come more often! I'm sure you'll be very welcome!! The brazilian people are good at that!!

  124. Anonymous

    February 22, 2010 at 6:51 pm

    such beautiful people!! Love the shots :)

  125. Christine

    February 22, 2010 at 9:36 pm

    I so wish I could for a day see the world through your eyes, Scott.. you see so much loveliness, such beauty in details that I'd never be able to perceive without your interpreting it through your lenses.

  126. Anonymous

    February 23, 2010 at 2:15 am

    Speaking of cool sunglasses, anyone know what model that handsome gentleman is sporting in the second to last shot?

  127. Anonymous

    February 23, 2010 at 11:07 pm

    Cosign: Well hot damn! that first shot
    I generally don't swoon and ogle but the guy in your first photo is damn near close to perfection! Makes me think about my vacation in Ipanema a few years ago and I must return real soon! I was so overcome with awe that I sent the link to my friends, girls and guys.

    Cosign: You have to go on the 'Rio Scenarium' in Lapa
    All of Lapa is fun.

  128. Anonymous

    February 25, 2010 at 1:18 pm

    O M G!! It's a knockout!! So is the gent in the square cut…

    I need me a plane ticket…

  129. Anonymous

    May 7, 2010 at 11:33 am

    Adorei o formato deste blog.Parabens!
    Quer saber mais sobre o Luxo?

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  131. Giulia Souza

    September 11, 2012 at 4:50 pm

    Rio e nois!!!!

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