This is my friend Sam Strand. I think it’s about time I introduce her. We traveled on a big adventure in Ethiopia together and if that doesn’t make you love someone I don’t know what more could. Besides the fact that she’s beautiful and fantastic and has astonishingly marvelous red hair, she is incredibly talented and has an addicting new project, Rio Babe International. As she puts it,”Rio Babe’s intention is to experiment with cultural collisions; to find a place where visual and social elements of various cultures can mesh and exist together with minimal offense and maximum exposure.” Rio Babe’s concept is crazy good and so are the rest of Sam’s creative endeavours so take a peak.