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The relationship between Pirelli Tires and their annual calendar of naked, big-name models shot by high fashion photographers has long been a confounding one. Last year, Milla Jovovich attempted to shed some light on it by venturing that “there’s like, this kind of relationship going on between these really strong tires and these really strong women.” Which we guess is one way to look at it. This year, however, the company has switched up its calendar game big time.
If social activism won’t stop racism, maybe heavy fines will? Sony‘s South American music division has been slapped with a 1.2 million Brazilian Real fine (it’s over $650,000) for a song by the artist Francisco Everardo Oliveira Silva, who goes by the stage name Tiririca, released in 1997. And when you get a load of the song’s lyrics, you might ask why the fine wasn’t higher.
Gisele Bundchen may be well on her way to becoming the world’s first billionaire supermodel, but that doesn’t mean she’s immune to controversy. In fact, Bundchen is currently under fire for a lingerie campaign currently airing in her home country of Brazil.
Zara is not having a good week. On Tuesday, Brazilian federal prosecutors launched an investigation into the Spanish brand after receiving a tip that its one of its suppliers uses slave labor.
With all of Justin Bieber‘s forays into the beauty business, it was really only a matter of time before a South American teen zine shopped an almost offensive amount of lip gloss onto the Canadian pop sensation’s lips.
This week sure was something! Threats of trademark lawsuits for Madonna and Beyonce, exclusive photos of Bill and Hillary Clinton dancing, and a Summer’s Eve ad that will leave you speechless. All that (and a chance to win $485 worth of Guerlain beauty products) after the jump.
In the world of soccer, freedom is beautiful when it comes to hair maintenance — and we at Styleite have no choice but to rejoice. Hallelujah for groomed, chiseled men! Thanks to the poster boy of athletic finesse David Beckham, his trendy ‘dos — from white boy cornrows to a sweeping mullet, to even a sleazy slick-back — have opened a gate of opportunities for FIFA players around the world. Here are the men who are carrying the torch.
Like us, The New York Times was itching to find out the story behind the models of Brazil. What they found was an intricate look into the genetic makeup of different areas of Brazil, a nation so proud of their citizens’ beauty that they’ll allow scouts into grade schools to look for talent, and of course, a ton of hot girls. Most interesting was the juxtaposition between the Southern rural farm towns many of these girls come from and the high fashion worlds they’re trying so hard to break into.