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Now Visiting: Brazil

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Ah, travel. That magical pursuit wherein one experiences the culture of another land, samples exotic delicacies, and, if traveling via Pirelli Calendar, sees a variety of top models in states of undress. At least, that’s the business as usual. But the Pirelli company unveiled its 2013 calendar in Brazil today, and while it stars a cast of beauties—Brazilians Isabeli Fontana and Adriana Lima, as well as Elisa Sednaoui, Hanaa Ben Abdesslem, Liya Kebede, Karlie Kloss, and Kyleigh Kuhn, among others—this year’s photographer, Steve McCurry, promises less cheesecake. “You can photograph nudes anywhere,” McCurry said at a press conference in Rio this morning. “But these models are clothed, and each of them has her own charity. They are purposeful and idealistic people. So I wanted to photograph them in a special place, and Rio was perfect for this.” (It’s a very different Brazil than was captured in Patrick Demarchelier’s 2005 calendar, also shot in the country, or Terry Richardson’s 2010 take.) Portraits of the models, as well as of Brazilian actress Sônia Braga and singer Marisa Monte, alternate with those of everyday life in the city.

Photos: Steve McCurry / Courtesy of Pirelli

Adriana Lima: Pregnant In Pirelli, And More Of Today’s Top Stories

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Adriana Lima (pictured) is making history. The Brazilian model and Victoria’s Secret Angel is the first pregnant model to appear in the Pirelli calendar. Lima is expecting her second child with her husband, basketball player Marko Jaric. The 2013 edition of the famed calendar, which is known for its risqué photos, was shot in Brazil by Steve McCurry. [Telegraph]

Have you met Miss Wu? That’s the name of Jason Wu’s contemporary line created in collaboration with Nordstrom, named after the designer’s emblem of a hand-drawn owl. The collection will start with ready-to-wear, followed by accessories in 2014. “Instead of just doing ‘Jason Wu-for-less,’ the idea is to explore the other side of myself,” says Wu. [WWD]

Michael Kors is all about old Hollywood glamour, and it really shows in his Fall campaign. The designer tapped models Karmen Pedaru and Simon Nessman to play modern-day versions of the iconic pairing Carole Lombard and Clark Gable, in a Mario Testino-lensed photo shoot set in Los Angeles. This is the fifth time that the models have worked together for Kors. [WWD]

In other ad campaign news, the McQ Alexander McQueen Fall 2012 campaign, starring models Aymeline Valade and Arthur Gosse, has just been released. Valade sports a mullet-like blond ‘do in the minimalist black-and-white photos, shot by David Sims. [M-c-Q.com]

Ab Fab is getting on the Olympics bandwagon. The famous duo, Eddy and Patsy, is set to star in a special Olympics episode that will air on Monday, July 23. The funny pair will embark on a wild series of Olympics-related events, including Patsy lighting her cigarette using the Olympic torch. Stella McCartney, Dame Kelly Holmes, and Dame Tanni Grey Thompson will also make appearances. [Vogue U.K.]

Photo: Larry Busacca / Getty Images

Save The Date

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In the age of smartphones and iPads, it seems most people have turned their calendars into an entirely digital affair. Yet, there’s something to be said for having an actual—not virtual—agenda to look at in your home or at the office. And hey, if the annual buzz that surrounds the Pirelli calendar is any indication, then paper versions are still very much alive. If you didn’t happen to get your hands on Mario Sorrenti’s project for Pirelli, or if your prefer a more PG option for your kitchen, we’ve scoped out a few chic alternatives to pick up before January 1. See our picks (above), including the A.P.C. five-year calendar (on sale already because 2011 is over) and a chic hand-stamped octopus calendar from Connor.

From top left to right: Style Calendar 2012, $27, available at www.colette.fr; Smythson diary, $141, available at www.colette.fr; A.P.C. Five-Year Datebook 2011-2015, $80, available at USonline.apc.fr; Art of Warhol wall calendar, $14.99, available at Momastore.org; Connor 2012 Octopus calendar (center), $135, available at www.barneys.com.

Photos: Courtesy Photos

Pirelli’s New Calendar Girls, Dasha Zhukova’s Provocative Mag, Arnold Schwarzenegger’s Son Tries His Hand At Modeling, And More…

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Kate Moss, Lara Stone, and Milla Jovovich will appear in the next Mario Sorrenti-lensed Pirelli calendar, due out in December. The three, along with nine others, joined Sorrenti in Corsica for a week-long shoot just a few weeks before Moss’ wedding. [Vogue U.K.]

Dasha Zhukova’s new magazine, Garage, will make its official debut during fashion week, but The New York Times got a glimpse of it, dubbing it “one of the most intriguing magazines to come along in years.” Zhukova created three different covers, one of which is a Hedi Slimane photo of a nude model’s crotch, covered by a Damien Hirst-designed green butterfly sticker with a tattoo underneath. [NYT]

Patrick Schwarzenegger, son of former California governor Arnold Schwarzenegger and Maria Shriver, is striking a pose for Hudson Jeans. He appears shirtless in the denim brand’s ad campaigns and in three short films with Georgia May Jagger for Hudson, set to come out September 7. [WWD]

Twiggy is releasing a new album called Romantically Yours. She might be better known for her modeling talents, but this isn’t her first venture in the music business—her debut album came out in 1976. [Vogue U.K.]