Brazil ready for World Cup

It’s the tale of two World Cups. One will be played on the field. The other will be in the streets of a moody nation not yet convinced that hosting the event was worth the price paid. Even so, many across Brazil — and around the world —can’t wait for the games to begin.

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In this Monday, June 2, 2014, a youth runs with a soccer ball in a small court in the Mangueira slum of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The practical obstacles in accessing the Maracana stadium, located less than half a kilometer away, to watch World Cup games haven’t dampened the boys’ passion for what Brazilians call the “beautiful game.” (AP Photo/Leo Correa) Continue reading »

Dogs Of Word Cup Brazil 2014

Dogs Of Word Cup Brazil 2014
Russia – Siberian Husky

The more representative dogs from every country photographed wearing the uniform of their football national team for Life on White. Continue reading »

Last Delivery of Brand New VW Campervans Arrives in the UK After Brazil Factory Stops Production of Iconic Vehicles

The last ever delivery of brand new Volkswagen campervans has arrived in Britain, heralding the end of an era for the iconic ‘hippy bus’. Ninety-nine of the final batch of vans rolled off the production line and onto a container ship bound for Britain after manufacture ceased for good in Brazil in December. The consignment has just arrived at the only British importer, but already most of them have been snapped up by enthusiasts more than happy to pay the £35,000 starting price.

They are the last brand new campers in all of Europe.

Last Delivery of Brand New VW Campervans Arrives in the UK After Brazil Factory Stops Production of Iconic Vehicles
The last new consignment ever of VW campervans arrives at Southampton docks. (Danbury/BNPS)
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Kate Upton for Vogue Brazil July 2013 by Henrique Gendre

Kate Upton for Vogue Brazil July 2013 by Henrique Gendre

Kate Upton veers away from her all-American image in this glossy editorial for Vogue Brazil. Shot by New York-based fashion photographer Henrique Gendre, the shoot proves Upton’s versatility with more glamorous styling and dramatic makeup, all taking place in an opulent apartment with views overlooking New York City. Continue reading »

“Bloco da Lama” (‘Mud Block’) Carnival in Brazil

"Bloco da Lama" ('Mud Block') Carnival in Brazil

Revelers participate in the traditional Bloco da Lama (Mud block) carnival in Parati, Rio de Janeiro State, Brazil, on February 9, 2013. The event, which was begun by two men in a playful manner in 1986, has now become a traditional carnival in which participants disguised as primitives with rags, lianas or skulls and bones, dive in the mud. (Photos by Victor Moriyama/AFP Photo) Continue reading »

Miss Bum Bum 2012 – the Best Butt Contest in Brazil

Miss Bum Bum 2012 - the Best Butt Contest in Brazil

Happy Hump Day Nation, and what a hump day it is! Carine Felizrado was crowned Miss Bum Bum 2012 in a Brazilian contest designed for days like this. 25 year old Felizrado was overwhelmed with happiness in her win. The curvy Latina tearfully thanked her voters, friends, and family for their support of her posterior. Check out the photos of the winning bum, and the other fantastic entries in the contest as well in the gallery below! (YASUYOSHI CHIBA/AFP/Getty Images) Continue reading »

Two Look Books, Two Countries, Two Minds: Akomplice in Brazil Summer Lookbook

Two Look Books, Two Countries, Two Minds: Akomplice in Brazil Summer Lookbook

Akomplice presents their Summer 2012 lookbook dubbed “Empty and Whole ”. Shot in the remote backdrop of Florianopolis, Brazil. The collection of photos are a visual portrayal of the human mind devoid of the memories that create: control, patterns, and fear. The outcome is freedom to be one with the moment. The ethos behind the collection, which extends to Akomplice as a brand is that one is not to be governed by the past but by the moment, free from the constraints of past triumphs or traumas. To add authenticity to the lookbook and the sentiment it connotes, it was stated that two of the members involved were coming down from an LSD trip.

Furthermore, Akomplice co-founder Mike Smalls had recently returned from 10 days in Abadiania, Brazil where he meditated for 5-10 hours daily. The models, male and female are wearing Akomplice Mens apparel including a range of woven shirts, lightweight jackets, twill patterned shorts, contrast t-shirts and tanks which are juxtaposed against the Brazilian sand dunes. Models were also outfitted in a collection of accessories including premium leather belts, 5 panel hats and card holders. The entire collection is now available at Akomplice retailers worldwide. Continue reading »

Karlie Kloss Heads to Brazil for Vogue US, July 2012

Karlie Kloss Heads to Brazil for Vogue US, July 2012

Brazilian Treatment – Mario Testino teams up with American beauty Karlie Kloss for a story lensed in Bahia, Brazil for the July issue of Vogue US. Stylist Phyllis Posnick selects a wardrobe of colorful looks for Karlie to wear as she heads to the beaches and other stunning sights of Bahia. Whether posing with Capoeira dancers or exploring the outdoors, Karlie enchants in every image. Continue reading »

Gisele Bundchen for Vogue Brazil, July 2012

Gisele Bundchen for Vogue Brazil, July 2012

Gisele Bundchen in Brasilian Vogue by the photographer Patrick Demarchelier. Continue reading »

Brazil’s Carnivals: A Week of Spectacular Celebrations

The globe’s biggest Carnival bash opened Friday, when Rio de Janeiro’s mayor handed the key to the city to rotund King Momo, the mythical jester figure who reigns over Carnival.

About 850,000 tourists are expected in Rio during the raucous, five-day free-for-all. Millions of people across the country will take to the streets and sambadromes to dance and party, effectively putting Brazil on a week-long hiatus.

Brazil’s Carnivals: A Week of Spectacular Celebrations
A dancer from the Mocidade samba school performs at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro. (Felipe Dana/Associated Press) Continue reading »

World’s Largest Floating Christmas Tree Unveiled in Brazil

An 85-meter high Christmas tree, said to be the world’s largest floating Christmas tree, according to the Guinness Book of Records, was unveiled at Rodrigo de Freitas Lake in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on Saturday evening. With the theme “A Gift for the Brazilian Family,” the floating Christmas tree was inaugurated for its 16th edition in the annual event, which is one of the three largest events in Rio de Janeiro, along with the Brazil Carnaval and New Year’s Eve.

World's Largest Floating Christmas Tree Unveiled in Brazil

Fireworks explode around a Christmas tree during its lighting ceremony at Rodrigo de Freitas Lake in Rio de Janeiro Nov. 26, 2011. (Reuters) Continue reading »