"Be the change you want to see in the world." ~Mahatma Gandhi

26 June 2012

V Magazine #76, Sports Issue: Adriana Lima vs. Doutzen Kroes

Wow! All I can say is, "Wow!"

Adriana Lima with the help of fellow Victoria's Secret model Doutzen Kroes and sexy boxer athlete Rob Evans killed it in this V Magazine #76 sports issue!!! Not very many magazine editorials move me the way that this editorial does. Just fierce! You can sure tell that Adriana takes boxing seriously. She has mentioned previously that she takes boxing lessons. Well, uhhh, no kidding! From the looks of these boxing fashion pics she really, really loves boxing and is passionate about it! Such a sexy hobby for her and I love the way she expresses herself in the video that accompanies the prints. Oooh, la la ... fashion photography at it's finest. And hats off to the stylist because the clothing that she and Doutzen rocks are super HOT and just totally on point. Nice. Very nice. I think that I am in love!

Models: Adriana Lima, Doutzen Kroes, boxer Rob Evans

Editorial: Adriana Lima vs. Doutzen Kroes

Photographer: Mario Testino

Stylist: Nicola Formichetti

V Magazine #76

... your love hit me to the core ...

.:thanks for making me a fighter:.

22 June 2012

Adriana Lima Speaks of Her Afro-Brazilian Ancestry!

These are the first pics that I saw of Adriana Lima that caught my eye:

.:u can't go on living in the past:.

In the below interview Adriana Lima discusses her mixed black Brazilian ancestry:

Adriana Lima & Lenny Kravitz: Vibe Magazine MAR 2001

Yes, it is true that Brazilian model Adriana Lima dated super hot American rock musician Lenny Kravitz back in 2001. They were engaged to be married in 2002 but the relationship ended in 2003 leaving Lenny Kravitz feeling quite depressed as he revealed in an interview soon after the break up.

In my opinion, they made for a super hot couple especially since right around this time Adriana Lima had mentioned to the media that she had some black African ancestry in her family. She definitely has an exotic look that is quite indicative of the Brazilian country in which she is from. Part of the magic of the Brazilians is that their beauty is a powerful formula of mixed ethnicity with a large amount of the population being mixed with black African blood.

I remember the very first time that I noticed Adriana Lima ... I was on MySpace and someone posted a hot pic of what I thought was a Black model (she had a lovely complexion in a white swimsuit ... I will try to find those pics and post them in a blog later). Many months later I realized that this model was actually Adriana Lima who is not formally Black but has admitted to having some black ancestry in her family. I strongly felt that Adriana and Lenny had a special connection in part because he is also of mixed heritage (his mother is Black and his father is White). So sad that they did not get married ... they would have made some super gorgeous babies! Oh yeah!

flyyyyy away

.:u can't go on living in the past:.

See Adriana Lima in this Lenny Kravitz music video at 1:20 and 1:23:

15 June 2012

Oscar de La Renta Bridal 2013: Daiane Sodre

My first time seeing Brazilian model Daiane Sodre was when she appeared in the Oscar de la Renta Bridal 2013 runway show. She stood out to me in two gorgeous bridal looks and pretty much stole the show with her breathtaking beauty. Can't wait to see more of her modeling portfolio! She is with Marilyn Models which is the same modeling agency that represents Emanuela de Paula (my all-time favorite ever!), Adriana Lima, Arlenis Sosa and so many of my favorite models.

.:those sweet memories will always be dear to me:.

14 June 2012

Dsquared2 Menswear: Tuxedo Fashion

I don't watch many menswear fashion shows but I couldn't resist stopping for a second to check out Dsquared2 and their menswear collection from 2009. As we get ready to hopefully re-elect President Barack Obama, let's reflect back on the grand inauguration held on January 20, 2009 in honor of President Barack Obama. This magical moment happened just hours after the Dsquared2 2009 Menswear fashion show was held in Milan, Italy. The Canadian twins Dan and Dean Caten of Dsquared2 gave a brilliant runway show with a fall 2009 menswear collection that not only showcased some very sexy and masculine tuxedo jackets, vests with tails and torn, rugged jeans but also included a theme based on the 1930's era of post-Depression enthusiasm while at the same time celebrating the famous Obama inauguration. Clever, clever!