model dearest andrej pejic first claSS light breakfast





model Andrej Pejic, a Santa Claus hat, a Champagne flute, a bowl with fresh fruits….
First Class from New York to Rio de Janeiro
photo by Gazelle Paulo
12/25/11 AM


   Well, for a Christmas breakfast morning, you should do as model Andrej Pejic does…. Champagne and some fruits on a First Class seat on a flight somewhere amazing….but don’t attempt to eat it….just look at it and look good while doing it ! So fabulous !


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by Gazelle Paulo

black christmas trEEs are so elegant







        

       You might think I am crazy, but I am so in love with Black Christmas trees, they can be so elegant and chic. This interesting concept originally started in United Kingdom, where black is the main and dominant color of decorations and themes, and in 2005 this “trend” was brought to United States. It is the perfect choice for very minimalist spaces.





* images by Modern Homes Interior Design



Freak Chic

by Gazelle Paulo

give me delfina deleTTrez anytime






     This beautiful cross is perfect for the Christmas season, also it is perhaps one of the most simple pieces created by designer Delfina Delettrez, who is behind very dramatic creations mixing surreal art and glamour. I absolutely love her eye shaped pieces, and she has made me appreciate more the gothic style. Delfina was born in Rome, and she is the daughter of French jewelry designer Bernado Delettrez, her grandmother Anna is one of the Fendi sisters.






Freak Chic

by Gazelle Paulo

get your lady buNNy stuFFed for christmas





     If you think it is only the Kardashian family and the First Family who will be releasing Christmas greetings this year, well guess again. Lady Bunny is stuffing herself for our pleasure and delight, so check the link below and you will find out what she wants for Christmas, and don’t miss her one woman show “That Ain’t No Lady” every Tuesday (8pm) at La Escuelita in New York. I was there for the opening night and it is a must see !!!!!



ALL I WANT FOR CHRISTMAS IS YOU parody by Lady Bunny






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by Gazelle Paulo

get your 5 pounds christmas guMMy bear








     Ok my FreakChic people, if you live in US, you have till December 22nd to order and ship this giant gummy bear overnight, it will arrive before December 25th. And if you do order it, please let me know how long it took you to eat this whole delicious candy, it only weighs about 5 pounds and it is 10 inches tall.






Freak Chic

by Gazelle Paulo

the kardashian christmas machine



 


2011 Kardashian/Jenner/Odom/Disick family Christmas Family Card

photo by Nick Saglimbeni

 




         You might not like the Kardashians, but the truth is that fame is like a laundromat business, you have constantly to put those coins in, and they do it fiercely, this family are always on top of things. You also might disagree with me, but I really feel that they wouldn’t be here still if they weren’t so good in whatever is that they do…or don’t. I have always liked their Christmas family card, but this year, it is just gorgeous.



Freak Chic

by Gazelle Paulo

gazeLLe’s christmas cards faux pas



new Christmas cards from past years
photo by Gazelle at home





       There was a time when I used to send so many Christmas cards, I mean I was really out of control; Fortunately, nowadays I have simplified my holidays by only sending greeting cards to those who sent me cards the year before, and sometimes new friends.

       Every year, I forget to write down what type of design I sent to whom the year before, and that becomes a silly drama because I end up buy new cards; I have so many left over new cards from past years, and I don’t believe in waste; I could give them to close friends so they can use them…but I have decided to trust my instincts and send them anyway….if you receive the same card you got in the past, just have a good laugh…and don’t tell anybody! Once in while, I am allowed a faux pas…and so are you !! 






Freak Chic

by Gazelle Paulo

christmas sweaters going cuckOO




  by Markus Lupfer – by Phillip Lim

  by Moschino –  by Stella McCartney


    Well, you know that when Christmas arrive, fashion goes a little cuckoo with the holiday theme. Hats, ties, scarves, socks, earrings…everything goes a little extra festive; if it has Christmas motifs people will wear no matter what. I think the style excitement is very contagious, and I always enjoy seeing the really amusing sweaters. However, the prices are not very funny !









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  by Gazelle Paulo

christmas stamps








    
  
   Every year the United States Postal Service always have the coolest stamps to celebrate any holiday. I particularly love the Christmas season series, there is always something for everybody, and they truly add a small charm to any envelope.







Freak Chic

by Gazelle Paulo

haRRods x harvey nichols christmas 2011 windows display








Harrods






        Well, here I am back again in London during the Christmas season. and of course I had to check the windows displays of the department stores Harrods and Harvey Nichols. I must say that was so pleasantly surprised to see that Harrods really cleaned up its act this year, and present us with outstanding visuals so grand, magic and decadent…they are a fashion trip fantasy. Last year Harrods went for the 150 years celebration of Peter Pan, the displays were beautiful, but they lacked the glamour surrounding its theme fantasy. This year with no doubt luxury was the mission: the “Crystal Christmas ” is not really an original theme, but the execution is just superb….Swarovski crystals are present everywhere, it was almost impossible to take photos, the crowd was so excited.

         I wish I could say the same about Harvey Nichols Frozen Christmas window display, this is my favorite department store in London; they always come up with the most interesting concepts and ideas, but unfortunately in 2011 I was very disappointed with the decorations, even more with the execution; it is a mixed confusion of what abstract with Christmas can be. The displays lack refinement for such a great holiday, specially for such a great store like Harvey Nichols, which is so surprising to me.