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Monday, June 25, 2012

Vogue US: Karlie Kloss' Brazilian Treatment


Karlie Kloss goes to Brazil! Model Karlie Kloss shines in a ten page portfolio, entitled "Brazilian Treatment", for July's 2012 Vogue US Magazine. It was photographed by Mario Testino and is truly gorgeous. Vogue describes it as a "celebration of all things sun and spa". After reading the article, it's truly amazing to see and hear about what she and Testino went through, to "get the shot". It really makes for a good read. She shared some of her experiences and I attached them to the pictures below. Who would've thought! I wouldn't have made it past the mosquitoes. HaHaHa


The Shot! “We took this right in the middle of the mangrove. The sun was going down and it was stunning—but the mosquitos were out and the whole crew were losing their minds. They wrapped me up from head to toe in silver mylar fabric. I was baking like a sweet potato in the heat and the mosquitoes were attacking, and we had five minutes to get the shot. But it turned out beautifully in the end!”


The Flowers! “The wildlife and [fauna] in Brazil is amazing. I was constantly picking flowers off the bushes and trees and sticking them into my hair before dinner. For this shot, [hairstylist] Julien d’Ys collected different flowers that were growing around the hotel and made them into a gorgeous headpiece in a moment of inspiration.”


The Food! “I am obsessed with Brazilian food. I loved the fresh smoothies and acai-berry fruit bowls with granola sprinkled over them in the morning. I also made best friends with the cook, Bernardo, at the hotel and he let come into the kitchen to help at night. He just sent me a bunch of recipes that I can’t wait to try—in particular, feijoada, which is a very Brazilian dish. And how can I forget the man who made chocolate from a local cacao tree in the main village? I bought as many bars as I could shove into my suitcase.”


The Arts! “Capoeira is an art form—and these dancers were spectacular to watch. They were flipping around backward, forward, and sideways around me. Their bodies are so powerful. I tried not to mess up the one kick I’d learned—but next to them, it didn’t look like I was doing too much!”


The Natural Resources! “Traveling around the world, I like to try different spa treatments. On the morning of this shot, we traveled to the local cliffs made of red and white clay. They literally scrape it from the ground, mix it with water, and smooth it all over your body. It becomes a natural exfoliating mask. Somewhere in New York, somebody would be paying a lot of money for this and here it is in Brazil, coming straight out of the earth.”


The Talent! “This was a really spontaneous moment. We had just come from shooting the red-clay treatment, so I took a dive in the ocean to rinse off. I’ve been taking ballet lessons since I was eight years old, and I’m always jumping around a lot anyway. When I got out of the water, I ran and kind of leaped into the air, and Mario just happened to catch the shot with his camera. It looks a bit like I’m flying!”
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45 comments

  1. the first pics are so over the top i just love it!!

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  2. Total chic!


    oxoxoxo from San Francisco
    Amy
    http://bridechic.blogspot.com

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  3. I love it!! Such a beautiful place...these photos are amazing!! Yes yes :)) Wonderful. Have a gorgeous week my friend! :)) x

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  4. amazing photographs! and she's truly gorgeous! x

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  5. OOh that mermaid pic is my favorite - so fairytale like!

    XO
    www.pearlsandpaws.blogspot.com

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  6. Hi Kim, so great to hear from you. Sorry for being so absent since I've been away. Hope everything is great on your side and you're having a lovely summer! Gosh Karlie is dynamic and so svelte, she can wear anything and look amazing. The location is fantastic, loved the Dolce & Gabbana dress. Have a wonderful start to the week!

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  7. Beautiful photos! I love the little stories behind each one, thanks for sharing the snippets with us :)

    AwayFromTheBlue.blogspot.com.au

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  8. I love love LOVE that last picture. I am a dancer so I can appreciate a jump like that!

    Amy


    Fashion and Beauty Finds

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  9. She has such a beautiful physic! The food shot is my favourite, but others reminded me about all the unglamorous part of being a model - I mean, layers of make-up, wrapped in all kind of stuff with bugs all over you and you still have to smile and pose...

    Wishing you a beautiful week, Kim!

    xxxx

    P.S. About that banana bread. It really is yummy and yes, eating the whole thing at once or just about wouldn't surprise me. Why do you think I had to use a stock photo? ;)

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  10. Stunning pics and outfits!

    xoxo!

    self-dressed.blogspot.com

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  11. She is so pretty. And these shots are so fun!

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  12. My husband when to Brazil last summer and I was so jealous!

    These photos are so fun :)

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  13. Oh wow I just did a post on flowers so I can totally appreciate those photos with the floral dress!! These pics are so stunning! Have a great Monday!
    xo
    Sharon

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  14. she looks great!...amazing spread!
    xo
    MOSAMUSE

    www.MOSAMUSE.com

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  15. Brazil looks like a beautiful place to be! Those cliffs are so gorgeous! Have a great day, Kym!

    -Sharon
    The Tiny Heart

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  16. These pictures are so beautiful, I love the last one, the headdress and the one with all the dancers. These really make me want to get to Brazil (more than I did already!)

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  17. She's so gorgeous and the last picture is stunning! OHMY!

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  18. She looks amazing in those pics!

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  19. Gorgeous photo shoot but I can imagine the mosquito situation!
    www.thoughtsofpaps.com

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  20. Wow those photos are incredible, she looks amazing! They are so artistic and beautifully graceful. xx



    The Urban Umbrella

    xoxo



    http://www.theurbanumbrella.com/

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  21. I love that picture of her leaping through the air! What a fun photo shoot!

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  22. Love these pictures! The captions are hilarious - thanks for including them!

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  23. Oh my word...one of the single most beautiful editorials I've seen. Kloss really is such a talented lady...and being a ballet dancer, I can tell from her last pic that she must be rather good at dancing too :)

    <3 Cambria
    jupefashion.blogspot.com

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  24. The capoeira pic is incredible! Aaahhh...the life of a model...

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  25. I have a huge crush on Karlie Kloss. Not even kidding. She's hot.

    http://www.glamkittenslitterbox.com/
    Twitter: @GlamKitten88

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  26. Looks like she's great at both modeling and ballet. I really like the pictures in the mangrove, the cliffs and the capoeira.

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  27. I'm in love with the spread, it's just so luscious!

    xo Mary Jo

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  28. With each photo I was like... this is the one I'll comment on!! Omg... everything is so stunning. The light in the first shot- the guy mid-back flip... Karlie's unhumanly grand jete in the last one, just wow. Great post!!! love this.

    xoxo

    chaptertwentynine.com

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  29. Wow, these are some amazing pics! Talk of excellent photography, and here is the example!
    Love
    Juneli from Fashionably Yours

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  30. that last picture is just crazy!!! look at those legs they go on for miles!!! lol :) thanks for sharing kim!! ♥

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  31. You're right - I would have never gotten past the mosquitoes myself!

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  32. Wow. That story behind the first picture is kinda insane. I think she could get burned in that if left out long enough. And that last picture... a cameo? Really?

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  33. Wow, that last shot is pretty amazing for being an accidental shot, lol! She looks gorgeous in it, tho!

    [oomph.]
    Anastasia of Beverly Hills-Giveaway

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  34. LOVE!this shoot is so awesome..this is what i love about tom ford..have you seen a single man?the use of colour to depict mood and ambience was brilliant

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  35. Oh Kim, how can anyone not love this post doll! I love Karlie and Mario Testino is a genius. The pictures are great and thanks for sharing the excerpts to the photo shoot behind the scenes.

    Hope you are having a great week and thanks for your lovely comment on my blog. XO

    Maria

    http://onestyleatatime.blogspot.com/

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  36. Genius and spectacular photos! You always find the best inspirations. Of course Mario is fabulous with the camera


    Red Soles and Red Wine

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  37. What a great post! Of course, I'm Brazilian so I'm a tad biased. eheheh

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  38. such an amazing editorial. it's art! the model is gorgeous!

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  39. This editorial is absolutely stunning and I just love the behind the scenes commentary from Karlie Kloss. As someone who has worked behind the scenes on photoshoots, I can attest that getting that perfect shot is never what you imagine when you look at the finished product.

    Rowena @ rolala loves

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  40. Hi there!
    A very sweet blog is really the name of your blog :) How fab is that?
    This editorial is AMAZING!!!! one of the best I've seen in last months! It makes me wish to go on holiday NOW :)
    Kind regards, Sofie

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