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Thursday, January 10, 2013

L'Officiel Netherlands Lais Ribeiro in Toda Menina Baiana

Let's take a blog mental trip to Salvador da Bahia, Brazil. A real trip would be nice, but ummm yeah anyway! hahaha Blogging is escapism for me (that's why I enjoy doing it as a hobby). It allows you to see beautiful places, cultures, people and things. You know you have a FABULOUS photographer, when they mentally transport you to a place you've never seen, heard or been to before AND make you FEEL like you're actually there! You can feel the energy, excitement and emotions coming from each and every picture! That's what I felt when I saw this photoshoot!

Model Lais Ribeiro is lensed by photographer Michael Roberts for the February Issue of L'Officiel Netherlands Magazine. Stylist Monica Pillosio dons Lais in Chanel, Valentino, Giorgio Armani, Versace, Isabel Marant, Dolce & Gabbana, Prada, Gucci, Stella McCartney, Dior, Kenzo, Burberry Prorsum and Victoria Beckham. This photoshoot is absolutely awesome. Makes me wanna go to Brazil and celebrate CARNIVAL! Mardi Gras has already begun in New Orleans. Oh I digress! As usual...but anywayyyy...HaHaHa


  1. What a stunning editorial! I can only think of a few others - An American in Paris from Elle UK a few years ago comes to mind, as does a very old black and white spread from Vogue - that have made me feel so transported to another world. The fashion is almost secondary in these photos because the scenery is so interesting, it's like National Georgraphic meets Harper's Bazaar! I might never have seen this otherwise, so thanks for sharing Kim; it's going straight in my inspiration folder :)

  2. It's a beautiful story, but (sorry about buts...) it's "inspired" by an editorial from Elle USA April 2006 with Ana Beatriz Barros who I adore. Google it - you will be amazed. ;)

  3. Such fun photos! I really like that one with the cat head statue thing - is it a cat? - that the lady is holding.

  4. Just beautiful! I love the white against the bright colors. An old roommate is Brazilian and is now in Sao Paolo. i really should visit!

    Chic 'n Cheap Living

  5. Definitely one of the best shoots I've ever seen! Love the action shot of the guys fighting in the background. Lol, who thought of mixing that in with fashion?

    Trendy Teal

  6. I always find it a little bizarre when fashion magazines use local people as props...

  7. She's gorgeous and I love the fun carnival vibe in the editorial. I was excited to see so many great looks form the SS13 runway in this shoot as well.

  8. You are right, this is a great photoshoot which conveys breathtaking beauty, joy and authenticity. Some time will you post about New Orleans? I'm craving for a very sweet review of current habits and influences from the town's eventful past. Lots of love!Coco

  9. So wonderful KIm, ahhhhhhhhhhhhhh
    Thank you for sharing magic.

  10. I wanna go to Brazil now too! The white outfits look so crisp and clean, it's gorgeous!

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  11. This is a gorgeous editorial that makes me want to book a trip to Brazil stat lol. You're right - it's really great when location shoots infuse the culture of where they are. The white fashions look so chic. I couldn't help but wonder if the jewelry in that last photo are heavy hehe.

    No comment on how the table broke ;P

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  12. These are gorgeous, I love white in the warmer weather. I wouldn't mind going in real life either....that wonder they look happy :) Love all the head pieces...I would wear them without any hesitations!! Marvellous spread doll, so enjoyed it!! Hope your week has been grand so far!! xx

  13. This whole editorial is inspiring beyond words.

    oxoxoxo from San Francisco

  14. You are so correct! What a wonderful post! This looks like a fun photo shoot, especially the shots of the guys and that adorable little girl!

  15. This is stunning, Kim with all these gorgeous white outfits. Brazil seems to be so exotic and fascinating and I can imagine it's a very interesting holiday destination.
    PS You asked about flight times from London to Dubai - about seven hours.
    Thanks for your lovely comment and kind words.

  16. so conservative yet sexy i really love this!!!

  17. I love this shoot, those pictures are gorgeous! Really beautiful!

  18. love these images... she's beautiful!

  19. Amazing editorial! There are so many stunning pieces. I really love the dress of the 2nd to last picture!

  20. We are totally in sync! My post for tomorrow is about escapism too!


  21. great photos, made me miss summertime, here the weather is -5 degrees :D
    I loved the lil' girl in the photoshoot =)

  22. Beautiful white with textures! and you make me want to go to Brazil tooo ^_^

  23. Love the fashion in these pics - the darker skin tone and white clothing strikes such a great and beautiful contrast... love it!

    Pearls & Paws

  24. Beautiful pictures and beautiful clothes! Makes me dream about taking a trip to a warmer climate.

  25. What a great photo shoot! Really felt like was in Brazil. Wait, I really wasn't in Brazil? lol. Any who, happy Friday chica! Cheers to the freaking weekend.

  26. Gorgeous! I love the architecture, and the colored doors! The dress in that second picture is MINE! (I wish;)

  27. What a beautiful editorial! I love all the white!

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

  28. She is beautiful, have a amazing color of skin and she look so good in white clothes, very nice photos Kim, Kisses! have a nice weekend see us the next week!

  29. I love that the shoot almost emphasizes the antithesis of Carnival, but still embodies the festivity of it! I love all the stark whiteness of everything!
    ♥ laura
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  30. I agree, these pictures do make me feel like I'm there in Brazil. Loving all the white dresses.

    And thanks for the post about what happens to your clothes!

  31. I need that feather hat! And a vacation! On a realistic note, I should try out an all white look. Surprisingly, it doesn't look too bad on my pale skin!

  32. beautiful location, stunning model and amazing photographs- what else can one ask for?
    Happy one year blog birthday to you too, Kim!
    Juneli from Fashionably Yours

  33. I love the white-ness of this! Also, the shots are beautiful! Loved the shoes, so droolworthy.

    In other news, I just saw your comment on Debi's post and I was like *APPLAUD* because what you said is so true. WORD. Loved every word of it!

    You go girl!


  34. Dazzling whites! Stunning shoot & she is just beautiful!


  35. i love this editorial kim, what lovely photos they are such an inspiration!


  36. beautiful pictures!

    would you like to follow each other? xox

  37. Really amazing editorial and I like that white outfits. Have a nice weekend.

  38. I was needing a little vacay, Kim, and this was the perfect anecdote!!! I'm feelin' very Brazilian now! You're so right, reading other blogs and blogging about places that we've only dreamed about going to almost makes you feel as if you've actually been there ...

    Hope you're having a super good weekend, lovely friend! xox ~S

    SANDY M Illustration

  39. I love everything about this editorial style-wise, especially the cut-out pants.

  40. Look at them! So lovely!! I like the one of the pretty lady and the girl sitting on a bench together best of all :))

  41. What a beautiful place, the whole editorial it's really amazing I would also love to travel there.
    Kisses Kim.
    Have a great week!


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