Zoot Shoots

Chasing Mrs. Robinson

"Are you here for an affair, sir?" — hotel clerk, The Graduate


Against the backdrop of the historic Browns Boutique Hotel in the heart of Lisbon—ZOOT’s recent photoshoot, directed by Antonia Rosa, breathes new life into the iconic narrative of “The Graduate” from 1967. With Ana Carmo as Mrs. Robinson and Sebastian Hubert as Benjamin Braddock, photographer Joana Linda and stylist Vera Telles weave a tale of nostalgia and modernity, creating a visual story that transcends generations.


Creative direction and beauty by Antonia Rosa with Clarins
Assisted by Ines Nolasco and Marcelo Duarte

Photos Joana Linda

Ana Carmo Patwary
from Face Models and PARS Management
Sebastian Hubert
from Karacter Agency

Styling Vera Telles

Hair Paulo Vieira with Joico

Special thanks to Pedro Luz and André Rala from Browns Boutique Hotel

Words  Leticia Lima


Imagine stepping into the lobby of Browns Boutique Hotel, with its polished floors and velvet furniture offering a glimpse into a world where elegance meets intrigue. Here, in the heart of Lisbon’s Avenida Liberdade neighbourhood, the atmosphere is charged with an air of secrecy that recreates the clandestine meetings portrayed in the iconic 1960´s film with Dustin Hoffman and Anne Bancroft in “The Graduate” (1967).

The film tells the story of 21-year-old Benjamin Braddock, a recent college graduate with no well-defined aim in life who is seduced by an older married woman, Mrs. Robinson, but then falls for her daughter, Elaine.

In this editorial, Ana Carmo embodies the role of the enigmatic Mrs Robinson, with her behaviour shrouded in mystery and seduction, while Sebastian Hubert embodies the conflicted nature of Benjamin Braddock, caught between society’s expectations and personal desires. Against this backdrop, our photo shoot unfolds, each frame capturing the essence of longing and forbidden love that defined the legendary film.

Photographer Joana Linda skillfully crafts each shot, capturing subtle gestures and emotions that echo the essence of the characters. From contemplative gazes to fleeting expressions, the photographs exude intimacy and intrigue, inviting viewers to immerse themselves in the narrative of “The Graduate.”


Ana wears pin-striped suit by ALEXANDER MCQUEEN and bracelett by SAINT LAURENT from Stivali. Sebastian wears a black suit from the New Black Concept Store and IMX motorcycle boots from WearMoto Lisboa.



You listen to me: I will not be ignored, Benjamin.

— Mrs. Robinson, The Graduate.


DRIES VAN NOTEN coat; BOTTEGA VENETA Jodie mini Tote, both from Stivali .


Mrs. Robinson, you’re trying to seduce mearen’t you?

— Benjamin Braddock, The Graduate.


Ana wears red suit by FATIMA LOPES; jewellry BY SANTANA; vintage leather gloves from A Outra Face da Lua.



Would you like me to seduce you? Is that what you’re trying to tell me?

— Mrs. Robinson, The Graduate.


BOTTEGA VENETA top from Stivali.


Ana wears BLUMARINE body and SAINT LAURENT bracelet from Stivali; Sebastian wears ALVES GONCALVES vest.


Mrs. Robinson: Can I ask you a personal question?

Benjamin: Ask me anything you want.

Mrs. Robinson: Is this your first time?

Benjamin: Is this what?

Mrs. Robinson: It is, isn’t it? It is your first time.

Benjamin: That’s a laugh Mrs. Robinson. That’s really a laugh. Ha, ha.

Ana wears knitweare top and panties by GUESS.


I´ve had this feeling ever since I graduated. This kind of compulsion that I have to be rude all the time…It’s like I was playing some kind of game, but the rules don’t make any sense to me. They’re being made up by all the wrong people. I mean no one makes them up. They seem to make themselves up.

— Benjamin Braddock, The Graduate.




Ana wears vintage kimono from A Outra Face Da Lua; jewelry BY SANTANA PIRES; TOM FORD sunglases from André Opticas.


Benjamin: Listen to me. What happened between Mrs. Robinson and me was nothing. It didn’t mean anything. We might just as well have been shaking hands.

Mr. Robinson: Shaking hands? Well, that’s not saying much for my wife, is it?

Benjamin: The point is I don’t love your wife, I love your daughter, Sir.



FILIPE FAISCA black tull dress; vintage jewelery from A Outra Face Da Lua.










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