prayer in c – lily wOOd & the prick and robin schulz

Yeah, You never said a word
You didn’t send me no letter
Don’t think I could forgive you

See our word is slowly dying
I’m not wasting no more time
Don’t think I could believe you

Yeah, You never said a word
You didn’t send me no letter
Don’t think I could forgive you

See our word is slowly dying
I’m not wasting no more time
Don’t think I could believe you

Yeah, our hands will get more wrinkled
And our hair it will be grey
Don’t think I could forgive you

And see the children are starving
And their houses were destroyed
Don’t think they could forgive you

Hey, when seas will cover lands
And when men will be no more
Don’t think you can forgive you

Yeah when there’ll just be silence
And when life will be over
Don’t think you will forgive you

quotes by robin wiLLiams

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Robin McLaurin Williams

* July 21, 1951
+ August 11, 2014

RIP O Captain! My Captain!

1 – ” Reality: What a concept! ”

2 – ” We had gay burglars the other night. They broke in and rearranged the furniture ”

3 – ” Never pick a fight with an ugly person, they’ve got nothing to lose ”

4 – ” You’re only given a little spark of madness. You mustn’t lose it ”

5 – ” Oh my god, Jack Nicholson. He once was with me at a benefit and leaned over and said ‘even oysters have enemies.’ In a very intense voice. I responded with ‘Increase your dosage ”

6 – ” I walked into my son’s room the other day, and he’s got four screens going at the same time. He’s watching a movie on one screen, playing a game on another, downloading something on this one, texting on that one, people say “He’s got ADD.” Fuck that, he’s multitasking ”

7 – ” I wonder what chairs think about all day: “Oh, here comes another asshole ”

8 – “ You could talk about same-sex marriage, but people who have been married (say) ‘It’s the same sex all the time ”

9 – ” When I was growing up they used to say, “Robin, drugs can kill you.” Now that I’m 58 my doctor’s telling me, “Robin, you need drugs to live.” I realize now that my doctor is also my dealer…”

10 – ” Reality is just a crutch for people who can’t cope with drugs ”

The Robin Williams

FreakChic by Gazelle Paulo

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varekai magic

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photos were not allowed during the show; this one was taken right at the end of it

In the beginning of this month, my dear friend Cesar Terranova took me to the Varekai show at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn. “Varekai” means “wherever” in the Romani language. Although I personally didn’t think that arena was a perfect match for the aesthetics of a Cirque Du Soleil spectacle, it was indeed a good show with highs and some lows. I was disappointed that after the intermission the stage scenario was still the same. Nevertheless it was exciting program leading to a great finale where a great number of acrobats took your breath away jumping off Russian swings.

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by Gazelle Paulo

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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

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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

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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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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

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Gazelle also writes for TheBlot and NewYorkSPY