vaczine # one by walt ceSSna is out

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VACZINE # ONE is out. The annual hardcover art & literary journal edited & published by artist, writer and photographer Walt Cessna & art directed by Frank Gargiulo is finally available for purchase on Blurb.

Anything that Walt Cessna does is a true extension of his own style and aesthetics, he follows no one, but he has a huge following crowd. This past Friday, Walt Cessna together with photographer Natasha Gornik opened their “Sharp Objects” show at the Leslie-Lohman space on Prince Street.

VACZINE contains a vast group of New York artists hand picked by Walt to form an extremely visual, artistically inspiring and at times also sexually charged book. VACZINE is with no doubt a Walt Cessna’s look at what excites him as a human being and as an artist. Walt selected artist Scooter LaForge‘s work for the cover.

Yes, I was invited to be part of this first issue, and I felt honored to be in the company of such inspiring creativity…

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Dietmar Busse for VACZINE

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my self portraits :D

FreakChic by Gazelle Paulo

Gazelle also writes for TheBlot and NewYorkSPY

vogue japan: 15 models celebrating its 15th aNNiversary

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Cover by Luigi & Iango

We all love super models, specially when they are “put” together on the spotlight; glamour and beauty just melt away in all corners. The celebration of the 15th anniversary of Vogue Japan is indeed a revival’s model feast; Claudia Schiffer, Linda Evangelista, Stephanie Seymour, Nadja Auermann and Naomi Campbell on the cover, and if that wasn’t enough, the cover folds out revealing more gorgeous faces like Karen Elson, Natasha Poly, Carolyn Murphy, Eva Herzigova and Guinevere Van Seenus among others…yes among other beauties.
I must say that although the cover is fantastic, the cover is missing Christy Turlington and Kate Moss, but can you imagine how dramatic it must have been to schedule all these women together? Happy Anniversary Vogue Japan !!

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Claudia Schiffer and Nadja Auermann
photo by Luigi & Iango

Freak Chic by Gazelle Paulo

Gazelle also writes for TheBlot and NewYorkSPY

traveLLing to paris with scOOter laforge

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Last month my friend Scooter LaForge invited me to be his “plus one” guest on a three day trip to Paris. Of course my answer was yes. I love Paris, and to travel with Scooter is just a lot of fun. The main reason of the trip was to attend the fashion show of Belgian designer Walter Van Beirendonck; Scooter did another collaboration with Walter; this time for his S/S 2015 WhamBam collection. Scooter made me a special dress for the occasion and I must say his dress was a success everywhere we went.

Needless to say that we had a blast in Paris waiting for the day of Walter’s show which happened to be on our last day in Paris, and after the fabulous runway presentation, I hung out backstage with Scooter for a while, and we still had energy to go straight to the Mugler Follies dinner plus show. It was my second time watching it, and I would watch it a third time…just saying.
Thank you Scooter; I will be your “plus one” anytime … :D

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FreakChic by Gazelle Paulo

Gazelle also writes for TheBlot and NewYorkSPY

save the leaves by designer almir frança

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Gazelle for Almir França
by Denilson Vieira
Central Park / May 2014

Last May, I was invited by Brazilian designer Almir França to be part of a photo shoot in Central Park. Almir – who lives in Rio de Janeiro – designed a collection inspired on the Ecologic Reserve Tinguá in Xerém (Duque de Caxias – RJ); his idea for the shoot was to combine the green from Tinguá with the green in Central Park with the message that people should understand how important the green is to the world, using fashion as a tool, Almir wants us to save the leaves.

“Save the Leaves” collection will be launched in August 2 in Rio de Janeiro with a show where 50 looks will be presented, the event will take place at CADEG – Municipal Market of Rio de Janeiro during the closing festivities of its Winter Festival, with support from the Department of Environment of the State of Rio de Janeiro.

The photos taken in Central Park will be in a catalog featuring the 2014 Almir França collection, with texts by Pierry Verger, Flavio Guilon and Fernando Terra; also including photographs by Roberta Brandão. The catalog has a fashion message that contributes to the construction of new identities. Honestly, I was very honored to have been invited by the designer to be included in his eco fashion project.

You can find Almir França no FACEBOOK

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Gazelle for Almir França
by Denilson Vieira
Central Park / May 2014

FreakChic by Gazelle Paulo

Gazelle also writes for TheBlot and NewYorkSPY

fernando carpaneda art shirts

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“Gazelle Blue Portrait” by Carpaneda

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Brazilian born artist Fernando Carpaneda – who is based in New York – has made his art more accessible to those who are not able to acquire his coveted original pieces. Fernando has joined “SeeMe Tees” for the SeeMe Times Square Takeover; the art event (Art takes Times Square) in which he took part where participants had their work shown on specially erected digital billboards in the famous New York tourist attraction.
“SeeMe Tees” is a fun way to create your own shirt; Fernando made some of his paintings available (my portrait included :D) for the program. You can select from his paintings and move the art around to fit your taste better. The image can also be printed in the back of the shirt. For more info and to order shirts, just go to FernandoCarpaneda.See.Me

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“CBGB Toilets” by Carpaneda

FreakChic by Gazelle Paulo

Gazelle also write for TheBlot and NewYorkSPY

no mediocre – t.i. ft iGGy azalea

All I fuck is bad bitches
I don’t want no mediocre
I don’t want no mediocre
I don’t want no mediocre
No
Bad bitches only
Ain’t no mediocre
Don’t want no mediocre
I won’t hit no mediocre
You a bad bitch
Stunting on the mediocre
All over the mediocre
Stunting on the mediocre
7 bitches with me and ain’t none of them mediocre
From they head to they toes they so far from mediocre

Right hand in the air
I solemnly swear
I never fuck a bitch if she don’t do her hair
No more, you won’t get no dick if there’s a bush down there
Girl I should see nothing but pussy when I look down there
You come fuck with a nigga what better to do
He call to ask how you doing tell him better than you, yeah
I’m kicked back with four pieces like a kit kat
Me fucking if you ain’t a dime just forget that
Pretty face fat ass, if she don’t have
Have one of these, well I think I’ll pass
I just handed her the keys to a new drop Jag
When she took it I took it back
You shoulda asked for a Benz
That’s mediocre bitch

All I fuck is bad bitches
I don’t want no mediocre
I don’t want no mediocre
I don’t want no mediocre
No
Bad bitches only
Ain’t no mediocre
Don’t want no mediocre
I won’t hit no mediocre
You a bad bitch
Stunting on the mediocre
All over the mediocre
Stunting on the mediocre
7 bitches with me and ain’t none of them mediocre
From they head to they toes they so far from mediocre

Heard he want to lay it down on Iggy Iggy
Gave it to him twice
Now he want a 3, Mike Bibby diva
But I need a bad boy
Rest in peace Whitney pardon me
But I don’t think none of these bitches fucking with me
Want a billboard bitch stop running in place
Heels on me saying gimme 6 inches of space
Courtside while designer frames cover my face
Now everybody in the game wanna get em a taste
I’m still Grand Hustle first lady fuck you pay me
Bet he won’t go 12 rounds with the million dollar baby
I can change your life quick stop playing with me
And if you ain’t talking money what you saying to me

All I fuck is bad bitches
I don’t want no mediocre
I don’t want no mediocre
I don’t want no mediocre
No
Bad bitches only
Ain’t no mediocre
Don’t want no mediocre
I won’t hit no mediocre
You a bad bitch
Stunting on the mediocre
All over the mediocre
Stunting on the mediocre
7 bitches with me and ain’t none of them mediocre
From they head to they toes they so far from mediocre

I’m in Brazil with a bitch
Catch me in a mansion in the hills with a bitch
Get her out dem tennis shoes
Throw some heels on a bitch
I’m the type of nigga split a mil with a bitch
Hold up, only if she bad though
Out here trying to find someone that better than my last go
Take her to my castle
Drown her in my cash flow
Say your dick so little she can fit it in her asshole
Told me she can write this shit
No further than a cab go
Said I got that don dick
She wanna be my tutor
So she give me brain getting head on the scooter
Had sex on the beach
From Bermuda up to Cuba
I done fucked a lot of dimes
But I’m looking for a cute bitch
You the shit
What she say when she got to sit
When I ain’t around
Give a damn who you do it with
Super thick pretty face
Ménage à venti
20 at the same time
Wanna get ya rent paid

All I fuck is bad bitches
I don’t want no mediocre
I don’t want no mediocre
I don’t want no mediocre
No
Bad bitches only
Ain’t no mediocre
Don’t want no mediocre
I won’t hit no mediocre
You a bad bitch
Stunting on the mediocre
All Over the mediocre
Stunting on the mediocre
7 bitches with me and ain’t none of them mediocre
From they head to they toes they so far from mediocre

2014 world cup weird unforgeTTable opening ceremony moments



       Well, well, well…well and what the hell??!! FIFA requested so much from Brazil, then when it was the time to deliver their opening ceremony presentation at the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Sao Paulo, it was the worst World Cup opening ever. :o

       There are so many talented show producers, choreographers and designers in Brazil who could have done such a marvelous job, but that amateurish looking performance was conceived by Italian-Belgian theater director  Franco Dragone, who once worked at Cirque du Soleil…need I say more?

       Anyway, here are some of those unforgettable moments from the Brazilian opening 2014 World Cup fiasco a la Franco Dragone:


 
      1 – It wasn’t Franco Dragone’s fault that the World Cup ceremony had so many empty seats…blame it on our President Dilma Vana Rousseff, and of course FIFA:




 


    2 - This indigene rowing imaginarily with a seat belt on:





 


    3 -  This scary, sad ,strange and confused  tree’s expression says it all:




 

 

   4 – I have nightmares just looking at this “samambaia” plant concept:



 




5 – This silly Pitbull “mom capris” look can’t possibly get any worst ??



 

   YESSSSSS. it can get worst: 



 




       6 – How many years do they have to make sure everything was working properly?  I mean, couldn’t they calculate right the weight of J-Lo beautiful butt ? Claudia Leitte is already on her knees:






    7 – Claudia Leitte is still down … did I mention that her little blue ensemble cost over one million US dollars???

 


 




       8 – There were moments J-Lo looked amazing…and others like this one…she just didn’t:





 

    9 - Those small soccer balls…oh my God…I just can’t:







    10 – Among so many other images…this is the one that I think why a Brazilian should have conceived the opening…and NOT Franco Dragone:



 

 

  just saying….. 



  FreakChic by Gazelle Paulo