forever young by life dance events

FOREVER YOUNG: I am so happy to be part of this great charity event !! It will be a night of amazing music and lovely people in New York.

To know more about the event and its hosts, please check LIFE DANCE EVENTS

For tickets info please contact:

jorgeescudero@lifedanceevents.com
lifedanceevents@gmail.com
917-744-3833

 

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best & worst dreSSed at the golden globes 2017

Everybody has an opinion…well, below are my choices:

 

BEST :

1 – Natalie Portman in Prada

2 – Kristen Bell in Jenny Packham

3 – Evan Rachel Wood in Altuzarra

 4 – Viola Davis in Michael Kors
5 – Janelle Monae in Armani Prive
WORST :
1 – Sarah Jessica Parker in Vera Wang
2 – Sofia Vergara in Zuhair Murad
3 – Sophie Turner in Louis Vuitton
4 – Anna Kendrick in Vionett
5 – Nicole Kidman in Alexander McQueen

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gazeLLe the love iSSue is now available on vimeo

 

Yes, my darlings. After almost 5 years of great work and self discovery during this project and of course since November 2014, when it had the world release in Sao Paulo; the documentary Gazelle The Love Issue by director/producer Cesar Terranova is now available for rent and purchase. So it can be yours forever….
I am so happy to have being invited by Cesar for this project…and soon I will upload a post about what I had to endure through and what I learned about me and others during that journey.

Gazelle The Love Issue is available here on VIMEO

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rosane amaral amazing pOOl party in rio de janeiro

After my insane réveillon marathon of five parties, I wasn’t sure if I had enough energy to go to The Original Brazilian Pool Party produced by the visionary producer Rosane Amaral. Let me tell you something, I would have missed an amazing time, actually it was more like a show, with great music, beautiful people and fabulous performers. Check this awesome video !!
Indeed, it was a must place to be on the first day of the year, and the next pool event is already set for the upcoming Carnival. So, if you are going to be in Rio, this is definitely a party you wont’ want to miss it!

Yes, I was there with my friend/boss Gil Even, founder of CA-RIO-CA WEAR; we were giving away some sungas at this Rosane‘s event, who is looking very happy at this photo. In the back, our CA-RIO-CA WEAR model Rodolfo Marins looking beautiful!

 

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and haPPy 2017 from the marvelous city of rio de janeiro

9pm: it was the first stop of the night, very casual and fun!

midnight; a very grand and small gathering to welcome 2017. Simply lovely

third stop of the night: at the Narciza’s apartment….no need to add more!! Fun and lots of hair movement

the triplex penthouse above Narciza’s place was surreal !!

Well, here I was again at the marvelous city of Rio de Janeiro, the town that has the best New Years Eve of the whole world! I was hoping that this year I was going to be a little calmer, since my 2016 New Years Eve was really busy, but after the Festa dos Herois Safados, you get in a mood so vibrant…it is almost impossible to resist the energy. So here we went again into the night full of parties and celebrations…
Please don’t take me wrong, I have spent many years celebrating the “reveillon”  in the sands of Copacabana and it was simply amazing…but the time now is different and I like to know and always experience new things…
From a very casual chic gathering to a grand and small reception where I welcomed the first minutes of 2017, and from the super selected and busy party at the Narciza Tamborindeguy ‘s place at the Chopin building we ended up at the triplex penthouse right above Nariciza’s apartment….really insane. The end of the night or shall I better say the beginning of the new year was with the sunrise at the Fasano, and yes I did my little dance in the pool ! Happy 2017 !!

arriving at Fasano at 5am to wait for the sunrise…it was a lovely night indeed !

 

Ramiro, Martin, my bff Fernando, Adam, my darling friend Anna Maria and moi at Atlantica Avenue in Copacabana

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festa dos herois safados

One hour before the “Festa dos Herois Safados” started, people were still asking me if I had access to Kevin Ridgely; everybody wanted to attend his famous party and that’s a clear indication that this was definitely the place to be if you wanted to correctly initiate your end of the year festivities in the marvelous city of Rio de Janeiro.
Kevin Ridgely is extremely accessible, specially if you are a regular of the posto 9, in Ipanema Beach. I already knew who he was, even before meting him, because some people call him “the mayor of Ipanema”; a lovely description of the American gentleman who spends part of the year in Rio; he speaks perfect Portuguese, he is kind, extremely observant and quite frankly, my opinion is that Kevin is beyond street smart for Rio standards, he  has learned all the tricks, the slangs and the Brazilian way ….but most of all, he loves Brazil and his parties are truly an indication of his joyful spirit.
“Safados”, which is a Brazilian word for naughty, is the main theme which every year has a description of its own…from  *Principes Safados to *Britanicos Safados, Kevin has, in a very organized way, combined fantasy and sense of humor which results is a really great time, with beautiful people, fun food and drinks, hot massages, amazing music, superb view and great souvenirs to remember a super cool night in a very safe area.
I woke up next day with my super hero safado….what a night !! I can’t wait for next year already…Safado is already a brand !!

Me and the fabulous host Kevin Ridgely; and of course me next morning with my super heroi safado 😀 !!

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ver-o-peso is a must in belém

 

I was so happy to be back in Belém , a town where for many years I spent my school vacations. I was there to celebrate Christmas with my family and took some time off from the festivities to visit my favorite street market in Brasil: Ver-o-peso.
“Ver-o-peso” is located at the Guajara Bay riverside, the word means ‘check the weight’ going back to a colonial era tradition when the weight was measured before taxes could be paid.
Basically it is like any other market, the difference here is that there are things in Ver-o-peso that you truly only find there like fresh Brazilian nuts, amazing exotic fruits and of course, the very trendy açaí. The first time I ate açaí, I was maybe 10 years old. And do you know that açaí and fried fish is a perfect combination? Yes, it is indeed.

 

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gazeLLe paulo’s 10 gift picks for 2016

It’s that special hour of the year again when I select my 10 gifts Christmas suggestions. It is always fun to do this list; this time around there are not gadgets or silly trends….I only selected things I am truly exposed to on my daily routine. Some of them are also products that I worked with, therefore I became so familiar that I ended up loving them so much:

1 DIKLA

I am so jaded with so much catchy silly songs …. it is always good to look back and fall in love all over one more time with the fab Israeli artist Dikla, who is back in my life to give me what I needed: beautiful voice giving amazing interpretations …her very well known version of Annie Lenox’s “Here Comes the Rain Again” is simply divine !!

 

STEPHEN JONES “SOUVENIRS”

A must have book by a truly genius  for those who love art, fashion, style and beautiful hats…however this is not simply just a book published by Rizzoli, this is an extraordinary look at the magnificent life of milliner Stephen Jones. Bravo indeed !!

 

AMANDA LEPORE T SHIRT

Because she is Amanda Lepore and must I say more? (image by Josef Jasso)

 

4 BORN BRIGHT DOLLS

The perfect dolls by artist Bridgette Bad are an invitation to a fantasy and very real world coming from her mind. This self taught sculptor from Ukraine who believes “art is an accident” never ceases to amazes me…

 

5   DENIM SUNGA by CA-RIO-CA SUNGA CO

Definitely the coolest male item for the upcoming 2017 summer beach season. I am so in love with this sunga, featured in the CA-RIO-CA SUNGA GO S/S 17  show by designer Gil Even, and it is not only because I styled his fashion show, but because  this vintage look is hot hot hot….

 

6 EAU DE LEONORA

Those who know me well, know that Angel by Thierry Mugler is the perfume I have been wearing for at least 20 years now…but I had to open space in my life for the Eau de Leonora fragrances…I simply couldn’t resist it, and apparently everybody else standing next to me also…so fantastic!

 

SOL DE JANEIRO

This beauty brand is the light that was missing in your life; and every new product they release is pure fun and perfection…and it smells insanely great !!

 

8 GILSON MARTIN BAGS

Fun, colorful and happy are definitely what comes to my mind when I think about these great bags.

 

9 FERNANDO CARPANEDA

Five Eyed Dog

From painting to sculpting, Carpaneda is a true underground artist whose creativity and skills are solid and unique. Every single phase of his work is intriguing. He produces what he wants, how he wants and uses social media to market and showcase his process generating sales before his pieces are finished. Fernando even publishes his own magazine CARPAZINE. A truly brilliant artist in command of his own career. So don’t waste time and acquire something from this Brazilian artist based in New York….while you $till can !! 😀

 

10 GAZELLE THE LOVE ISSUE

After taking fiver years of my life to produce and edit and two more years running the festival circuits around the world; this documentary about my simple life produced by independent director Cesar Terranova is now available on demand on vimeo. So get your loved one and learn a thing or two about moi, life, love and death.

 

Gazelle’s 10 picks for 2015

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rubem robierb 40th birthday party

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The 40th birthday party of Brazilian artist Rubem Robierb, that took place in South Beach, was much more than simply get together to celebrate a dear friend. The event, full in details, started when guests received, at home, a large pop piece of art as the invitation, created and signed by Rubem. The beautiful party, discreetly orchestrated by an event planer, had a crescendo vibe where it started with a cocktail greeting, overlooking the bay that transitioned to a ” white pool party like” where samba and capoeira dancers took turns entertaining the attendees.
At the birthday cake hour, Sam Champion, who is Rubem’s partner, gave a short speech followed by Rubem who truly spoke from his heart when referring what his guests meant to him: ” if you are here, it is because at some point in my life our paths crossed and you mean something to me and I wanted to share this special moment with you….”
I flew in from New York just for his birthday and it truly felt special to be there, and I can honestly say that I’m sure that everyone else who was there felt the same also.

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birthday boy Rubem Robierb and moi

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