Black and Beauty: the exotic revival of a decade

Pulsating with real energy, Brazil is made of all things exotic, fun and seductive. Following its enticing rhythms, Brazilian beauty Samira Carvalho switches from channeling Josephine Baker’s art deco style, to mirroring the striking tribal queen in the fascinating black and white editorial photographed by Leandro Ramos. Bold and ready to make one statement after another, her garments are envisioned to tell stories.

Black beauty model

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Black and Beauty by Leandro Ramos
Black and Beauty by Leandro Ramos
Black and Beauty by Leandro Ramos
Black and Beauty by Leandro Ramos
Black and Beauty by Leandro Ramos
Black and Beauty by Leandro Ramos
Black and Beauty by Leandro Ramos
Black and Beauty by Leandro Ramos
Black and Beauty by Leandro Ramos
Black and Beauty by Leandro Ramos
Black and Beauty by Leandro Ramos
Black and Beauty by Leandro Ramos

And with “The Great Gatsby” carrying out such tremendous influence over the 1920s fashion revival, it’s hard not to establish a connection between Samira’s shimmery fringed dresses and the roaring decade. The attitude, the grace, the movements they’re all there, just veiled in a different light, reflecting their charm among the selection of flared silhouettes, heavy embellishments, metallic brocades and lace accents.

Enriching Pamella Perin’s flawless styling, Iara Iguti (www.iaraiguti.com) picked up the idea of luxury, enhancing Samira’s exotic features with soft up-do’s and glimmery make-up. To view the complete photo shoot lensed by Leandro Ramos (www.leandroramos.com.br), click on the thumbnails and peruse the gallery.

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Shaped by all things beautiful and feminine, Nicoleta Parascan’s first steps towards entering the captivating world of fashion were taken somewhere around the young age of six, when she received her very own first fashion magazine. Discovering an entirely new universe, filled with pretty ladies and beautiful clothes, there was not much able to ever beat or compete with the fantasy land that was suddenly opening up. Surrounded by books, constantly thinking about the next best outfit, in search of a signature style and defined by a nostalgic calling towards the past, Nicoleta believes in taking chances, in destiny and in building her own path in life. When she’s not writing, you can easily find her playing with her cat, reading an old book, watching movies, exploring the city or blogging her own daily adventures.