scala gay baLL 2016 in rio de janeiro

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Gazelle Butterfly Queen

dress & shoes by Scooter LaForge , headpiece by Brazilian designer Vinicius Ribeiro / Dumpster Chic, jewelry by Pericles Kondylatos and clutch by Patricia Field  ////

Gazelle with Rose Divina, journalist/promoter and PR Anna Maria Tornaghi and with the Scala Gay Ball producer Milton Cunha

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If I wanted, I simply couldn’t describe how crazy it was to be in Rio for the last day of Carnival. After spending almost four hours at the Banda de Ipanema (see post before), I quickly changed into a more glamorous look to attend the even more glamorous event: the Scala Gay Ball.
It was a great honor to be able to recoup my energies in the private area (camarote) of Scala where drinks and all types of delicious food were being served from the moment we arrived until when we left. I said “we” because I was in the company of iconic and uber talented Brazilian photographer Frederico Mendes, who is now a doing a book about the Carnival…oh yesssssssss…his most recent book “Arpoador” is so beautifully stunning, and its book launch party (2014) shook up the Rio de Janeiro society, it was quite scandalous. I just  can’t wait for the upcoming release of his new work that will be published by Barléu, later this year, with his artistic vision of Carnival. You can follow Frederico’s Instagram HERE.
The Scala Gay Ball was fantastic, the legendary Rogeria was crowned the 2016 Queen and the main room of Scala was about samba, decadence and happiness where people danced until sunrise.

 

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moi with journalist Luiz Carlos Lourenço in the spacious private area, in a great photo by Daniel Marques. You can click HERE to check everybody who was there and in the main room area also.

 

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Yes, that’s me and the fabulous Kaka di Polly (photo Eduardo Moraes/Maurício Code)

 

 

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a quick blurry iphone selfie in the private area of Scala with darling friends photographer Frederico Mendes & Anna Maria Tornaghi.

Freak Chic
by Gazelle Paulo

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this photo was taken by the mother of Gustavo; and I am wearing a dress and head scarf by Scooter LaForge, necklaces by Pericles Kondylatos and hat by Ron Keenan

 

The last time I attended the Banda de Ipanema, in Rio de Janeiro, was to do the Explain It to Gazelle , a short improvisation exercise video for the movie company  Terranova 8 Films, and that was back in 2013.
This Carnival, I was very happy that I managed to be in Rio two out of the three times when this very famous band take the fun to the streets of Ipanema.
My look for both times was fun and simple, first because it is the carnival vibe of it and second because it is so hot. My idea was to be walking around dragging a phone talking to Adele, God, my mother, husband or whoever came to mind….I had the best interaction with everybody…and I can surely say that I will be back next year.

 

me and darling angel Ludvick – all photos below are by Frederico Mendes / all rights reserved

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Freak Chic
by Gazelle Paulo