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 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.


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.

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 »