We traipsed throughout Latin America so that others might enjoy the fruits of our labors
COVER YAMILA DIAZ-RAHI
SWIMSUIT BY CALVIN KLEIN SWIMWEAR ($92)
JEWELRY BY DAVID SAITY JEWELRY NEW YORK CITY ($38,970)
TURQUOISE PENDANT BY CHAN LUU AT FRAGMENTS ($80)
BLANKETS BY PAULA RUBENSTEIN LTD. (BY SPECIAL ORDER)
TYPOGRAPHY: JEFF WONG
HAIR: PETER BUTLER FOR ARTISTS BY TIMOTHY PRIANO
MAKEUP: TRACY MURPHY FOR NARS COSMETICS AT JED ROOT INC.
Swimsuit by Margo Hotston for Bondi Bathers ($90)
Produced By DIANE SMITH
Associate Editors M.J. FIGEL AND JENNIFER KAPLAN
�Se habla espa�ol? Well, if you don't already speak Spanish, you're probably going to wish you did by the time you finish flipping from this page all the way back to Rick Reilly's column on the last page. The theme this year is Latin America—the beautiful landscapes, the beautiful bodyscapes and, uh...oh yeah, those fabulous suits. We went as far as Brazil and stayed as close to home as Spanish Harlem; we braved the hot sands of Costa Rica, chased unchaste gauchos and had Molly Sims trade leather with three-time boxing champ F�lix Trinidad. And if that's not enough to perk you up, we put Shakara in a suit made of coffee beans. (Fine grind?) Ready for your first Spanish lesson? When someone asks if you enjoyed this year's swimsuit issue, smile broadly and say, "SI? �S�! �Me gust� mucho!"
Yamila (right) went on one of our cheapest trips ever for a swimsuit shoot-$ 1.50 on the number 6 train.