Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Rio de Janeiro - Cidade Maravilhosa

Samba do Avião - Tom Jobim

Minha alma canta
Vejo o Rio de Janeiro
Estou morrendo de saudades
Rio, seu mar
Praia sem fim
Rio, você foi feito pra mim
Cristo Redentor
Braços abertos sobre a Guanabara
Este samba é só porque
Rio, eu gosto de você
A morena vai sambar
Seu corpo todo balançar

Rio de sol, de céu, de mar...

My earliest memories are of Rio de Janeiro. Here is where I took my first steps, and saw my first beach... I grew up on the beaches of Copacabana, Barra da Tijuca & Ipanema; grew up seeing the Corcovado with 'Christo Redentor' at the top, the Pao de Acucar (Sugar Loaf), and samba. Later visits to Rio to visit my grandparents (when we moved to SP) reinforced my love for Rio, and they had a great view of the Carnaval from their apartment window.
Below is a photo shoot for Vogue Brasil (earlier this year) with my favourite Brazilian model Caroline Ribeiro in Rio de Janeiro:



  1. beautiful beautiful beautiful!!

    happy holidays!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  2. Thanks for sharing this beautiful photos. Have a Merry Xmas and happy time with your family. All the best!

  3. Love Caroline!:) By the way, I miss your outfit posts... Merry Christmas!:)

  4. merry x-mas, kisses from vegas!swelesse

  5. Lindo os posts q vc escreveu sobre o Brasil! Espero q tenha tido um excelente natal e comido todas aquelas delicias q vc descreveu (pao de queijo, q saudade!). Obrigado pelo premio "I love your blog", depois falo dele la no a room of one's own.. :)


  6. wow amazing editorial! Feliz navidad to you too! Hope you had a great one!

  7. Oh my, those are some beautiful boys and beaches! Perhaps I should (attempt to) learn Portuguese...

    Happy 2009!

  8. Gorgeous editorial, there seems to be an intense heat in it! :)


  9. Ooooh, I love that photoshoot! Sadly, I can't see the first picture, but I assume that's lovely too. I know you love those Stella McCartney platforms and they're on sale at Yoox:
    They also have them in black.

  10. gorgeous dresses!
    i love the feathered sleeves!

  11. happy new year !!! i wish you the best for 2009 !!!
    bisous from paris !!!

  12. Sorry about the late reply, but I did read all your lovely comments, thank you so much!

    Thanks KD for the Stella link, I'm a little embarassed to say I have those shoes not only in the patent grey, but also in red and black...eeps! Busted! :)


  13. So, are you normal? Bringing my toddler up in Rio now. Friends back home don't approve. Like your work x

  14. Anonymous - Haha, funny question! I sure hope I'm normal! :) Where's 'back home'? And what area are you in Rio? I think all the bad press Rio receives makes people's perception of Rio to be worse than it is. Sure, it can be dangerous, like most big cities, but depending where you live you may be oblivious to all this, so don't worry about your friends ;)