Brazilian Pleats

Carrying on with all these new travel series’, I would like to welcome you to the first ever JTO travel diary in Rio de Janeiro. Well it’s actually the first series I’ve shot in South America! I flew to Rio for the 21st birthday of one of my best friends, Simi (see below), and it has honestly been the highlight of my summer. The trip was filled with exciting birthday activities including walking the streets of Lapa, a boat day (my favourite), and even visiting the epic Christ the Redeemer statue.

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This first look was shot at the absolutely breathtaking Botanical Gardens in the heart of Rio. You may actually remember it from the Snoop Dog X Pharrell “Beautiful Video”:

The first look of the series is an an obvious continuation from Barcelona – the high street summer dress! I love the pleated detail on this dress, because although I usually stay away from yellow, it works well with the bits of blue here and there. However this post is rather bittersweet… After I shot this look, the Charlotte Olympia flip flops I’m wearing were swallowed up by the sea! At least their memory will remain in these photos… So here’s a crucial summer tip – never wear any shoes you’re scared of losing, to the beach.

Whistles Dress

Gucci Bag

Charlotte Olympia Flip Flops

Marni Necklace

Photos by Claudia from Flytographer

Location: Rio de Janeiro Botanical Gardens

Words by Temi Otedola

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  • Janabu Kamara

    Hello JTO, I am curious do you have an professional photographer that travel with you. Or you just have a good camare anyone can take your pictuer?

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