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Thursday, June 16, 2005

From Fashion Rio - Raica and boyfriend Lucas Babin. The dog's name is Beth, I think...






Looks like my report on Ana Beatriz appearing on the cover of French Marie Claire (one of the few remaining mags consistently featuring quality models on their covers) was one month off - she is on the July issue cover page. Fernanda Tavares was on the June issue cover. Scan provided by Zyana.
Btw - the early (agency) info from Brazil indicated that Adriana Lima was expected at Sao Paulo - another report, by a gossip site, about her catwalking in Rio FW shows did not materialize.

I've mentioned before that the comic relief provided by the crass "biz" characters is one of the things that still keeps me involved in all this "fashion" thing. The latest episode in the laughable saga -also known as "A-list high fashion"- is the news that M Testino shot the infamous St John campaign - and that the venerable Kelly Gray is replaced, after 22 years, by...Gisele!
It will be fun to see how the usual NYC suspects try to explain the "makeover".
And don't forget - we have "Marie Antoinette" coming up...

Gisele is expected in Rio on Thursday - she was shooting in LA with Testino, probably the campaign for the tacky brand just mentioned. She will be staying at the Copacabana Palace, as usual. Meanwhile, the casting choices for the Salinas show include "...Isabeli Fontana, Jeisa Chiminazzo, Leticia Birkheuer, Caroline Ribeiro, Alessandra Ambrosio, Carol Francischini e Fabiane Nunes". So Ale is in Rio? I didn't see her in any of the published pics from the Salinas show...
The "model of the moment" is 14 yo Vanessa Retke, wth IMG Brazil, booked for 26 Rio FW shows.

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