sunglaSS hut and mr. brainwash





Right after the event at the Leslie-Lohman Museu, I had to stop at the Sunglass Hut store in Soho to check out the latest installment of this brand artist series featuring artist Mr. Brainwash. It was super cool, super fun. The artist left his signature splatters on 250 pairs of Ray Bans and also did an art installation on the back side of the store.



Freak Chic
by Gazelle Paulo

Gazelle also writes for TheBlot Magazine

interface at leslie lohman



This week in New York, I attended the two openings (private viewing and general public) of the Interface show, curated by photographer and artist Walt Cessna, at the Leslie Lohman Foundation, in Soho.
Interface, queer artists forming communities through social media, has a super cool group of artists exhibiting their pieces, from Dietmar Busse to Scooter LaForge and Ben Copperwheat to Brian Kenny. The show will run until August 2nd.



moi inside an art installation by artist by Diego Montoya, and with curator Walt Cessna.


Freak Chic
by Gazelle Paulo

Gazelle also writes for TheBlot Magazine

#carlos’s places



Grazia D’Annunzio & Carlos Souza

This week I had the pleasure of watching Carlos Souza – world ambassador for Valentino – talk a little bit about his extraordinary life. I was a guest of Mao Padilha, and this lovely event took place at the Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimo (NYU). It was basically a talk between Grazia D’Annunzio (Vogue Italia) and Carlos, who has just launched #CARLOS’S PLACES, a book published by Assouline featuring the incredible life and “tips” of a real jet setter.
It was indeed a wonderful opportunity to understand Carlos’s role – with his own words – into the Valentino brand. Carlos Souza, who is Brazilian, is a very pleasant, and an extremely chic gentleman. His book is everything one should hope for about what it means to really be an insider in the fashion world.



* Grazia D’Annunzio & Giancarlo Giammetti

** Andre Leon Talley & Giancarlo Giammetti



Moi in a quick moment with the fantastic Carlos Souza after his talk.

Freak Chic
by Gazelle Paulo

Gazelle also writes for TheBlot Magazine

gazeLLe asks thrEE questions to bruno carvalho: the gorgeous CA-RIO-CA WEAR hunk

* Bruno Carvalho
** Bruno with the Wilhelmina models and Gil Even,  the CA-RIO-CA WEAR creator and designer, backstage before show (photo by Ken Alcazar)
*** Bruno with dancers Ana Massette & Mariza Montoya and Gil Even (photo by Ken Alcazar)
**** Bruno Carvalho opening the CA-RIO-CA WEAR fashion show (photo by Ken Alcazar)
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Last month I was invited by Gil Even – the founder of CA-RIO-CA WEAR – to style his first fashion show. The event took place in Los Angeles at the Style Fashion Week, presented by Frontiers Media. Since this was the first show of this super cool Brazilian brand, it was obvious that a very Brazilian mood spirit and energy had to leave a first impression on this special occasion; so it was only natural that samba dancers took over the catwalk before the professional models from Wilhelmina Models Los Angeles stepped on.
Bruno Carvalho is the handsome hunk – and dancer 😀 – who was the first male to ever walk down, or better saying dance down – a catwalk wearing a CA-RIO-CA WEAR swimsuit, and let me tell you that when his dancers colleagues Ana Massette & Mariza Montoya unveiled him on the runway, people couldn’t hold their breaths. Bruno, 26, was born in Ilhéus (Bahia) in the Northeast of Brazil; needless to say that his body is pure perfection; he goes to the gym from Monday to Saturday where he spends 90 minutes each day keeping up what God generously granted him. “I believe it is important to include the gym in your daily routine; to turn it into a natural experience and less painful”, he told me backstage before the show. Bruno, who has a MBA in Marketing & Publicity, lives in Los Angeles. I must say it was a pleasure meeting him, very polite and professional. Of course I had to interview him;


GAZELLE: What is the best thing about living outside Brazil?
BRUNO CARVALHO: Brazil is a wonderful country, but it doesn’t give us a great quality of life, like the one I have here in the US.

GAZELLE: What is the easiest way to get to your heart?
BRUNO CARVALHO: Well, it is not difficult at all; I often joke that I am bahiano (from Bahia), and we were born with a weak heart. We fall in love easy, but relationships must happen naturally, we can’t force them. When I realize something is for real, so then it is half way already. Besides, I need a lot of attention always (laughs). So that’s a tip to get to my heart.

GAZELLE: What do you most admire on people?
BRUNO CARVALHO: Determination. No matter what obstacles they faced, they didn’t become victims of their life story, and that allowed  them to succeed. I am also fond of helpful, kind and polite people who are always in a good mood. They really get my attention.


Watch the first CA-RIO-CA WEAR Fashion Show


Bonus Question:

GAZELLE: How did it feel to be the first one to ever step on a catwalk wearing the Brazilian brand CA-RIO-CA WEAR?
BRUNO CARVALHO: I love Brazilian sungas (swimsuits) and for me to be the first to walk on the first CA-RIO-CA WEAR fashion show was a gift, because besides wearing a product that has so much to do with me, I was also representing my country. I was very happy that it was such a success and got so much good press. I want to once again thank Gil Even from the brand CA-RIO-CA WEAR and Tristan Schukraft from Frontiers Magazine for the opportunity. I hope this was my first of many projects for the brand, and I wish longevity to CA-RIO-CA WEAR.
moi backstage with Bruno Carvalho
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 Freak Chic
 by Gazelle Paulo
 Gazelle also writes for TheBlot Magazine

madoNNa falls reaLLy hard during performance

madona cape now

BRIT Awards 2015 - Show

David M. Benett/Getty Images

Madonna felt heavily while performing on the Brit Awards (back after in 20 years) when the lengthy cape she was wearing was tugged by one of the backup dancers. It appeared that the cape was supposed to be easily removed but pulled Madonna along with it instead. Madonna finished the performance even after having missed some lyrics…well I always say it doesn’t matter how hard you fell…get up and finish what you started….love you Madonna! 😀

Freak Chic
by Gazelle Paulo

Gazelle also writes for TheBlot Magazine

the beautiful people of milk made on

made people

Two days ago, published the article “The Faces of Fashion” with some really stunning behind of the scene images of the beautiful people who attended the super busy Milk Made Fashion Week at the Milk Studios(NY). Photographer Andrew Boyle indeed captured a great collection of serious fashion and personal style; so I put together a little collage with some of the familiar faces….can you find me ? 😀

Freak Chic
by Gazelle Paulo

Gazelle also writes for TheBlot Magazine