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This Photo Story Inspired By the Egyptian Goddess Isis Is Enchanting

We're obsessed with this fashion editorial by Brazilian collective MAR+VIN.

Isis Maria is a photo story by Brazilian collective MAR+VIN that's absolutely stunning.


As an exclusive for Fashion Forward Brazil that ran earlier this year, this is the first collaborative project by São Paulo-based fashion photographers Marcos Florentino and Kelvin Yule, who are the duo that make up MAR+VIN.

Translated from Portuguese, here's the concept statement behind Isis Maria:

"ISIS MARIA: Woman, fertility and ancestry. Isis, from Egypt. Maria, from all women of the same name who passed through our lives."

This photo story gives us a modern fusion of Isis, the Egyptian goddess of children, and Maria, an icon of virtue and motherhood. MAR+VIN captures model Loo Nascimento beautifully as she emulates a strong, divine black queen against different backgrounds symbolizing growth and protection.

Take a look at Isis Maria below, and check out the look book on Fashion Forward Brazil here.

(H/T Amber Janae on Twitter.)

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Burna Boy performs at the Warner Music Group pre-Grammy party in Hollywood on January 2020. (Photo by Amy Sussman/Getty Images for Warner Music)

Burna Boy, Tinariwen, Michael Kiwanuka & More Nominated For 2021 Grammy Awards

The Nigerian star and Tuareg band are nominated in the newly named Best Global Music Album category.

The nominations for the 2021 Grammy Awards are in.

The awards show, which will be hosted by Trevor Noah, will see some of the world's biggest artists up for categories like Album of the Year, Song of the Year, Record of the Year and Best New Artist.

As we previously wrote about, the Grammys have renamed the international category of Best World Music Album to Best Global Music, in an effort to reportedly make it more modern and inclusive.

In that new Best Global Music Category, Nigerian afro-fusion star Burna Boy is nominated alongside Tuareg desert rock group Tinariwen, NYC afrobeat outfit Antibalas, Brazilian-American Bebel Gilberto and British-Indian sitar player Anoushka Shankar.

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