Beloved Brazlian Label Farm Rio Is Bringing Its Vibrant Prints and Beachy Silhouettes to the U.S.
After 22 years of homegrown success, the brand is ready to take the rest of the world on vacation.
The Sacred Resistance of Afro-Brazilian Fashion in Salvador
In a city with significant African influence, three Afro-Brazilian designers are shaping the conversation on fashion as Black expression.
An Unofficial List of the Most Significant Beauty Trends Brazil Has Given Us
Including Gisele's iconic hair.
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Plus, recently discovered Princess Diana dresses are set to go to auction.
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Lupita Nyong'o Looks Sweet on 'Harper's Bazaar' UK, André Leon Talley Joins Kim Kardashian Game
And Estee Lauder is being sued for false advertising claims.
Adriana Lima for Jason Wu, Naomi Campbell to Design A Clothing Line, Cara Delevingne Sleeps On the Job
And Taylor Schilling rocks some serious orange (... Is the New Black) on the cover of 'Allure.'
Brazilian Women and Their Hair: Local Secrets for Looking Like Gisele
In celebration of the World Cup, we take a look at the products and treatments used by a nation whose women are exceedingly preoccupied with their hair.
Gucci’s New Eco-Ethical Leather Handbags Include Info About Cow's Birth
Hot off the heels of announcing its involvement in a worldwide women's empowerment movement (alongside Beyonce and Salma Hayek), Gucci has taken part in another extremely noble cause: Preserving the rainforests of Brazil without compromising the aesthetic taste or quality of its products. The brand is releasing a range of three handbags, each created through a method causing literally zero deforestation in the Amazon. Oh and each handbag comes with a cattle 'passport' that details "the precise history of the chain of supply, from the birth of the cow to the beautiful final product." Very moo-ving.
Derek Lam Designed a Rio de Janeiro-Themed Collection for Kohl's
The only trend bigger than designers doing mass collabs is designers doing Brazilian-themed mass collabs (see: Francisco Costa's collection for Macy's and their recent ode to Brazil). Derek Lam is the latest to journey to Rio for a collection.
In Honor of Gisele's 32nd Birthday, Here Are 32 Pictures of Her Incomparable Bum
Brazilian bombshell Gisele Bundchen and her signature feature have graced more magazines than we can possibly count. That Brazilian backside has take
Gisele Lends Her Support to New Model Search Contest in Brazil's Slums
In news that doesn’t involve Gisele’s possible baby bump, the supermodel returned home to Brazil this week to do some good. Mrs. Tom Brady is sponsoring a model search competition called Top CUFA (like “Top Model” but with a higher cause).
Transgender Model Lea T. Makes Her First Post-Op Runway Appearance
Lea T. took to the runway in São Paulo Saturday night in celebration of Elle Brazil's 24th anniversary--but her turn on the catwalk marked an impor
First Look: Francisco Costa’s Brazil-Inspired Collection For Macy’s
Fans of Francisco Costa's chic, unfussy minimalism, for whom Calvin Klein Collection is a little out of reach, price-wise, rejoice: The designer's lim
Ever Heard of the 'Brazilian B'? A Firsthand Look Into the Widespread Popularity of Boob Jobs in Brazil
While in Brazil for Sao Paulo Fashion Week, I had the strange experience of doing something that would be unthinkable in the United States: I went around asking young women about their breasts. Namely, if they were fake or not. Let me explain: We heard a rumor that Brazilian models often had small implants dubbed "Brazilian Bs," and that implants of this kind were pretty commonplace. Naturally, I asked around to see if this was a real thing. Again, I don't need to explain the kind of shocked reaction I would have gotten in America--but in Brazil: NBD. Actually, Brazilians couldn't understand why I had been so shy to ask. And the general consensus? Most young women said that yes, "many" or even "most" of their friends have breast implants. They agreed that, unlike in the U.S. perhaps, most women in Brazil opt for smaller, more natural-looking implants. The reason for the rise of surgeries in Brazil is no secret:
Zara's Brazilian Factories Accused of Child Labor and Unfair Labor Practices
An investigative report out of Brazil has found that Zara's Brazilian suppliers contracted with factories which subjected workers to hazardous "slave-like" working conditions and employed at least one girl aged 14. According to Repórter Brasil, who broke the story, and Made in Brazil (who translated the report), AHA Indústria e Comércio de Roupas Ltda., a supplier that Zara uses to contract with factories to produce their garments in Brazil, has been under investigation by São Paulo’s Bureau of Labor and Employment since May. The Bureau of Labor and Employment found that 52 people were working in unsafe and unsanitary conditions at at one of the factories contracted by AHA Indústria to produce pants for Zara Brazil. Workers were made to work 16-hour shifts in windowless factories, earning only between R$274 and R$460 a month (that's $170 to $286), which is below Brazil's minimum wage of R$545 ($339) . In another inspection, a 14-year-old girl was found working "under slave-like conditions" at another factory in São Paulo contracted by AHA Indústria for Zara.