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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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Rema Welcomes 2021 With New Single 'Bounce'

The Don Jazzy produced track reminds us of why the Nigerian singer-songwriter is topping charts.

Nigerian golden boy Rema took his time on deciding how to start of 2021—and we're glad he did.

The afropop hitmaker is out with his first project of the year, "Bounce", after stunning fans with word of an upcoming album, and the cooks in this kitchen have not disappointed.

Keeping it in the Mavin Records family, legendary producer Don Jazzy sprinkles his magic on the track, while undoubtedly motivating the young singer-songwriter to be his best self. And with this track being like nothing we've heard from Rema before, one could say Jazzy succeeded. "Bounce", fast-paced and fierce, is a love song dedicated to bewitchingly beautiful and blessed bottoms. The candid declaration and hip shaking beat are a force duo and we can't help but love it.

Of the single and collaboration with head honcho Don Jazzy, Rema says, "This record was inspired by the luscious and magnificent body of the African woman. Furthermore, I'm really excited about this tune because it's my first single with the legendary Don Jazzy."

Honestly, when you start the year off with a banger, you get to make songs about butts.

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