16 posts tagged "Isabeli Fontana"
One for the hall of cool glossy covers: The new Sexy Body Issue of V, featuring five covers and five scantily clad cover models—Adriana Lima, Lily Donaldson, Eniko Mihalik, Isabeli Fontana, and Natasha Poly—and four fully scratch-off-able V’s. (Adriana Lima’s shy, apparently; hers stays put, no matter how much you—or your boyfriend—may claw at it.) Mario Sorrenti photographed the five covers. If there were justice in the libraries of the world, these would sit right next to the peel-to-undress Baptiste Giabiconi cover that Karl Lagerfeld shot for Wallpaper last year. The scratch-off covers are available exclusively at www.vmagazine.com.
The blogs are buzzing with the news that Gisele—arguably Brazil’s top model ever—sat out the country’s fashion weeks for a little family time in Boston. (From the beaches of Rio to Back Bay, what a long, strange trip it’s been.) But of course, Brazil has no shortage of modeling superstars, and the catwalks of São Paulo, which wraps today, have been chockablock with them. Caroline Ribeiro, Isabeli Fontana, and Ana Paula Araujo all took their turns, Alessandra Ambrosio stood in for the absent Bündchen at the popular Colcci show, and rising insider favorites Wanessa Milhomem and Lais Ribeiro suggested the country’s model magic is in no danger of wearing off anytime soon. Homecoming is fun, but has its occasional pitfalls, too. “I love being back,” said Daiane Conterato, whom we caught up with mid-popsicle outside the Iodice show. “But I always need to remind myself during São Paolo fashion week,” she murmured conspiratorially, “that if I gossip to my friends in Portuguese here, everyone around me will understand!”
At the somewhat melancholic Jil Sander show Friday, Auguste Tomasuite cried her way down the catwalk. Was it an allergy? A fight with her boyfriend? Or had she just had it with shoes that weren’t really made for human feet? As we sifted through other backstage scenes we found other models in better moods. Isabeli Fontana, behind the scenes at Blumarine, was thinking about food. “As soon as the plane hits the ground at Malpensa all I can think about is pasta, with a good simple tomato sauce,” the model said dreamily, revealing that her favorite Milanese eatery is La Brisa, a restaurant so in love with celebrities that a photomontage of them hangs in the window like a trophy. At Cavalli, Chanel Iman declared that scooping up discounts is her preferred Milanese pastime: “Dmagazine Outlet on Via Montenapoleone is great. I managed to get a gorgeous military-style Balenciaga jacket there knocked down to €500.” (That price might not be available to everyone—Iman did admit to a little haggling.) And at the Dsquared² show we found CSI actor and heartthrob Gary Dourdan, who, he told us, wasn’t in town for a crime scene but to see the shows and to indulge in his hobby, architectural photography.
Brazilian models are the country’s most popular fashion export, and, aside from Gisele, who is probably busy basking in post-engagement bliss, many of the best-known names are in full glamorous effect on the runways here at Fashion Rio. Familiar faces Isabeli Fontana, Viviane Orth, Bruna Tenorio, and a bleached-blonde Ana Claudia Michels (in comeback mode after walking last season at Givenchy) all walked for Rio grande dame Mara Mac’s show. But the real news on this catwalker-dotted landscape is fresh face Carolina Thaler, who has been everywhere this week. If model scouts have any sense, she should be promptly shipped off to New York for castings next month—she’s guaranteed to be the next big Brazilian thing.