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First Look: Made In Brazil #7

November 12th, 2013 |Posted by jonathanshia

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Made in Brazil #7 Cover: Rodrigo Calazans by Cristiano Madureira for Made in Brazil #7, November 2013

In the age of Tumblr, the veneration of models has reached its apotheosis. Countless sites dutifully catalogue every runway appearance, e-commerce job, and street style shot, all in celebration of the young and the beautiful. But from its start, Made in Brazil was something different. With its careful curation and clear editorial perspective, the website, devoted to Brazilian models, offered a specific point-of-view that added depth to the constant stream of images. So when founder Juliano Corbetta decided to launch a magazine in 2010, it was no surprise that it would be equally invigorating.

In the years since Made in Brazil’s first issue, the publication has featured a slew of the South American powerhouse’s best and brightest, from Evandro Soldati, Thiago Santos, Arthur Sales, Marlon Teixeira, and Francisco Lachowski to the Brazilian supermodel Alessandra Ambrosio. But what has set the magazine apart from others is its personal, intimate nature, coupled with a casual aesthetic that adds warmth to the often-stunning photography. For the new issue, out this week, Corbetta decided to take a moment to reflect. “When I started working on the seventh issue, the idea of generations and going back to the beginning came around,” Corbetta explains about the latest edition, which features a serene Rodrigo Calazans on the cover. “I wanted to go back to the main concept behind the magazine, which was to celebrate Brazilian male models above all, and put them front and center.”

That idea of the backward glance finds its clearest expression in a retrospective of sorts featuring a wealth of images of Soldati from photographer Cristiano Madureira‘s archive, going back over a decade to the model’s earliest Polaroids. We track Soldati’s maturation from fresh-faced teenager into strong-jawed adult, offering a uniquely expansive view of a time-tested career. Teixeira also contributed a series of personal images as he hits the waves, coolly surfing through a curve of luminescent blue. For Corbetta, finding new ways into the lives of the models he features is one of the key distinctions of Made in Brazil. “All of that is a throwback to how we started, with the boys very involved in the concept and the creation of the issue.”

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Evandro by Cristiano for MIB #7, archive from 2002 to 2013′s new shoot

One feature that is sure to find lots of love on Tumblr is Lachowski’s opening editorial, shot in gorgeous black-and-white by Greg Vaughan and styled by Matthew Marden. Corbetta notes that this is Lachowski’s first major story since the birth of his son, and the model brings a new grown-up sensibility to the arresting images. “He is a big part of how the magazine started, and was the cover of our second issue, and I hadn’t worked with him in over a year,” Corbetta says. “In that time he became a dad and was doing a lot of more commercial work, so I decided to cast him for one of the main fashion stories to make sure he would have a more fun day in the studio, and for us to do something we hadn’t done together yet.”

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Coming at the same time as several major changes in Corbetta’s personal life, this seventh issue also marks a transition point of sorts. “For the first time, I felt like I didn’t need to prove anything anymore and could afford to experiment a bit more, and after several big productions, I could go back to the simpler and freer images that started the magazine,” he explains. “This issue is about wiping the slate clean.” Despite the challenges of producing an independent publication twice a year, Corbetta says that it has been an undeniably rewarding experience. “The greatest part of doing the magazine is the response and the support from the fans, and knowing that many people collect the issues and place them on coffee tables along with photography and art books.” As he looks ahead to the next round, he remains well-aware that his path so far has been, in many ways, a fortunate one. “It just happened, and never in a million years did I imagine when we launched the first one that I would even get to do a second issue, let alone a seventh.”

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Rafael Desimon, Rafael Dzik, Lucas Berbetz Photographer: Marcio Simnch Stylist: Daniel Ueda

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Rafael Lazzini and Alexandre Lazzini (top image), Lucas Coppini and Luis Coppini (bottom image) Photographer: Cristiano Madureira

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Lucas Cristino Photographer: Greg Vaughan Stylist: Michael Russo

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André Bona in an homage to Mapplethorpe. Photographer: Stewart Shining Stylist: Christian Stroble

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Jean Carlos Santos, Rodrigo Braga Photographer: Michael Schwartz Stylist:Maher Jridi

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Caio Cesar Photographer: Greg Vaughan Stylist: Matthew Marden

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Rodrigo Calazans Photographer: Cristiano Madureira

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Movie Moment

February 4th, 2013 |Posted by Janelle

We’ve all seen enough fashion films featuring slow motion models whose hair blows elegantly in the wind and though there is nothing wrong with that per se, the most engaging campaign movies we’re seeing this year break from the tried and true formulas. Going for over the top humour, cinematic imagery or full on designer commentary, these brand new campaigns excite and delight.

T BY ALEXANDER WANG S/S 13

We last saw Anjelah Johnson’s Bon Qui Qui character on old episodes of Mad TV, but she’s back and has upgraded from her old job at King Burger. Starring as a sales associate at Wang’s trendy Soho boutique, Bon Qui Qui manages to insult everyone from Alessandra Ambrosio to A$AP Rocky with her in your face brand of customer service. For anyone who has ever worked retail, or had an especially crazy shopping experience this clip will make you crack a smile.


CALVIN KLEIN PRESENTS PROVOCATIONS

Calvin Klein has a long history of memorable advertisements that push boundaries with a strong dose of sex appeal and their latest fashion film, Provocations adds to their oeuvre with a slick Fabien Baron helmed vision of minimalist eroticism. Starring actor, Alexander Skarsgard and Suvi Koponen, the avant garde ad provides some truly remarkable imagery.


LANVIN S/S13

Alber Elbaz is one of fashion’s true characters, so it is great to see the Lanvin campaign inject some of the designer’s personality into the mix with Elbaz providing running commentary on the Steven Meisel images of Christian GarciaDaria StrokousKarlie KlossKristoffer HasslevallMichael Lange and Saskia de Brauw. Alber’s enthusiasm is downright contagious – we wouldn’t mind hearing his commentary on every Lanvin video from here on!

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Brazilian Bombshell!

November 30th, 2012 |Posted by Janelle

There is a special surprise inside the newest Made in Brazil Magazine and yes it involved shirtless, hunky, Brazilian male models with tanned bodies and inviting smiles. One thing is slightly different though, amidst the stunning boys and their chiseled pectorals you’ll find the familiar (and gorgeous) face of Brazilian superstar Alessandra Ambrosio. Ale is the first girl to be featured in Made in Brazil and her images by Stewart Shining are nothing short of stunning – don’t take our word for it though, check out this preview teaser and wait for the rest, coming on Monday exclusively on Models.com!

Made In Brazil Magazine #6 Teaser from Made In Brazil on Vimeo.

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Just Ale

August 6th, 2012 |Posted by Janelle

Boo George shows another side of the always alluring Alessandra Ambrosio with a stripped down story in Love Magazine. The images shot just a day before Ambrosio gave birth feature her looking serene on a sprawling beachfront in a simple t-shirt and cutoffs. George captures the VS glamazon at her most natural and radiant, eating an apple, relaxing by the shore and simply glowing.

Images Courtesy of Boo George Studio

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The Muses

November 30th, 2011 |Posted by Janelle

Muse Magazine never fails to excite with its combination of striking fashion editorials and compelling interviews and the latest issue is no exception. Alessandra Ambrosio and Lindsey Wixson grace dual covers that showcase two very different aesthetics: Ale goes futuristic for Chad Pitman with bobbed hair and metallics, while Lindsay is an innocent girl next door in Will Davidson’s shots. Inside you’ll find even more variety with a host of gorgeous new visuals – a few of which you’ll find right here in our preview.

Alessandra Ambrosio by Chad Pitman

Anna Selezneva by Steven Pan

Emily Baker by Tom Allen

Kendra Spears by Mariano Vivanco

Maryna Linchuk by Matt Irwin

Lindsey Wixson by Will Davidson

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A Few Good Men

July 29th, 2011 |Posted by Janelle

In case you’ve haven’t had enough of phenomenal previews from the newest edition of Love Magazine, take a sneak peek at Alessandra Ambrosio, as a dashing naval sailor in Boo George‘s beautiful story from Issue No. 6. Alessandra is worlds away from her bombshell persona and she disappears into her role with panache. Sporting naval inspired looks selected by Anders Solvsten Thomsen, Alessandra looks phenomenal. We’re excited to see the rest of the story, which also features George Barnett, Alexander Beck, Sid Ellisdon, Danny Fox, Julius Gerhardt, Tommy Kristiansen, Robert Knighton, Kate King & Hannah Noble.

 

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Lovely & Amazing

May 27th, 2011 |Posted by Janelle

Sebastian Faena shoots a stunning top 10 for V Magazine Spain featuring some of the world’s most beautiful faces. Joan Smalls, Alessandra Ambrosio, Isabeli Fontana and Izabel Goulart feature in this exclusive preview, but rest assured there is even more glamorous beauty inside the issue, which hits newsstands on Monday.

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Liebe Story

May 18th, 2011 |Posted by Janelle

Vogue Germany pays tribute to top models and their significant others with their June covers. Karolina Kurkova, Alessandra Ambrosio and Anja Rubik join their boyfriends and husbands on special covers shot by Alexi Lubomirski. Which couple do you think looks best?

Karolina Kurkova and Archie Drury

Anja Rubik and Sasha Knezevic

Alessandra Ambrosio and Jamie Mazur

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