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

GazelleT-Shirt see me
“Gazelle Blue Portrait” by Carpaneda

carpaneda super shirts

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

the flamboyant jorge clar


Jorge Clar around art pieces by artists Scooter LaForge and Bill Mutter
at the Theodore Art Gallery space
Newd Art Show / Bushwick Open Studios 2014

      
          Yesterday, I stopped by at the Theodore Art space at the Newd Art Show for the Bushwick Open Studios festival. I had a lovely time talking to the flamboyant Puerto Rican born Jorge Clar while we admired the art pieces by Scooter LaForge and Bill Mutter - the two artists featured at the Theodore Art show.
          Jorge is an adorable fashion lover who lives and works in New York City as the online editor for People en Español. His looks were so fun and happy that I absolutely had to take some shots of him around the gallery. So much fun!
          Jorge  Clar documents his weekly ensembles on his personal blog:


 


 

 

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