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Brazilian Merrymaking, Fashion’s Astrologer and Waka Flocka Flame’s Valentine’s Playlist

  • Kempt Staff

Rio

Rio’s Grand: The Atlantic shares some spectacular photos from the Carnival festivities in Rio de Janeiro.

Haute Svengali: The Cut tries to figure out how Susan Miller became the de facto astrologer to the fashion elite.

The Flame Rekindles: The best part of GQ’s Valentine’s Day guide has to be the romantic playlist from Waka Flocka Flame.

Denim Jumpsuits: Put This On embarks on a photo safari through the Americana jungle/annual vintage menswear show, Inspiration LA.

Out For a Swim

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Establishing a national identity can be tough these days, but Brazil has it pretty good. Their chief resources—as far as we can tell—are amazing weather, thousands of miles of beaches, and some of the most beautiful people in the world.

So maybe a swimsuit line or two isn't such a bad call.

As it happens, Rio de Janiero is turning its attentions to the swimsuits in a big way, starting with a new beachwear fashion week and a general uptick in tropically minded bikinis. It hasn't made its way around to menswear yet, and we're not sure we want it too, but don't be surprised if you see a lot more brightly-colored two-pieces on the beach this summer.

You'll hear no complaints from us.

Happy Tuesday

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In Medieval tradition, the Carnival is a day when the typical rules of decorum do no apply. Nobles can pass as commoners, people can paint their entire bodies green, or beads can be exchanged for moments of toplessness. Ah, tradition.

We’re more partial to the Rio festivities—as you might have guessed from our choice of pictures—if only because there’s less of a spring break feeling to the festivities, but there’s nothing wrong with the crescent city. The important thing is that no matter where you find yourself, you spend at least part of the day turning things on their head.

Don’t worry. It’ll all be back to normal tomorrow.