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There are few countries more obsessed with the pursuit of the body beautiful than Brazil. Due to the beach culture of the coastal cities such as Rio de Janeiro, and the sizzling heat of much of the country's weather, Brazilians often don't wear many clothes. And with so much skin on display, it is not surprising that Brazilians - of both sexes - work hard at looking good. So much so that the word "vanity" "vaidade" in Portugueseis generally not viewed as a negative thing when it applies to an excessive pride in your appearance. For Brazilian women this means a tremendous pressure to look slim, beautiful and young.
Which is easy enough if you feel you are slim, beautiful and young, but a bit more complicated if you are under-confident, or worried about getting older. As a result of all this, Brazilian women spend 11 times more of their annual incomes on beauty products than British women, according to a study by research group Kantar. Brazil also tops the global league tables for the of women undergoing cosmetic plastic surgery. It is in first place for both buttocks reshaping and "tummy tucks" - the removal of excess fat and skin from the abdomen. And Brazil is second only to the US when it comes to the of breast alteration operations.
Yet despite all this pressure, there are Brazilian women moving in a different direction, such as Darcy Toledo, 42, and Jane Walter, 36, the founders of a photography business called the Nude Agency. They want Brazil's women to feel beautiful, and sexy, without the need of having an unachievable body, or undergoing surgery.
Their company, which employs an all-female team of 10 photographers, make-up artists and fashion deers, offers "ordinary women" the chance to feel like a top fashion model for the day, and gain a portfolio of professionally taken "sensual" photographs. The women can chose to be fully clothed, but most instead wear just lingerie, which they can pick from a large range that Nude Agency provides.Russia Sochi Black Sea Now Film June 2021 Beach Update Walk No Lockdown Restrictions or Quarantine
Others decide to take off the lingerie. Rather than building their own permanent studio, Ms Toldeo and Ms Walter instead hire upmarket hotel rooms. This more easily enables the Sao Paulo-based business to also do photo shoots in other cities, such as Rio, Recife, Porto Alegre and Curitiba. The business was founded inand now typically receives two clients every day, who are more often women aged between 35 and However, Nude Agency has had customers as old as Gabriela Martins, a 38 year old from Rio de Janeiro, says that getting a Nude Agency photo shoot boosted her confidence. I felt like a professional model.
Another customer, Juliana Santana, 31, from Salvador, agrees that the photo shoot made her feel better about herself. Instead of thinking about the faults of my body my focus was on having a great time. Customers can also chose to have a mocked up fashion magazine, or get a calendar made. Before the photo shoot a contract that assures the confidentiality of the pictures is ed.
And photos stored on a CD can only be opened with a unique password. Ms Walter and Ms Toledo both ly worked as graphic deers, but got the idea Nude women Recife the business after a mutual friend asked if they could photograph her.
Ms Toledo says: "When we started, most of the women were looking for a gift to surprise their partners. Today the majority are doing it for themselves. She adds: "We help the client to chose the right outfit, and also work with the right poses and the light. Another small business called Projecto Provador is doing something very similar. It was founded in a shopping mall in the northern Brazilian city of Recife in by Mari Patriota. Today the year-old photographs 21 women in a typical week.
And instead of just taking photos at her home studio, she has recently started a travel side to the business, whereby women are flown to beach resorts, such as the Brazilian island of Fernando de Noronha, so they can do photo shoots by the sea, as well as having a holiday. Ms Patriota says the general desire that Brazilians have to look good provides a wealth of opportunities for watchful entrepreneurs.Dia Internacional da Mulher - Homenagem da Amado Boudoir
Ms Vaz says: "I was already a grandmother when I took my pictures. I thought I would not have the courage to dare doing something like this. But she made me see that beauty is beyond that. Image source, Nude Agency. Image source, Getty Images. Related Topics. Entrepreneurship Brazil.Nude women Recife
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