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the stunning Sonya Esman

artist Scooter LaForge with his friend/muse, the photographer Johnny Rozsa

After great collaborations with companies like Neutrogena, Patricia Field , CA-RIO-CA WEAR, V-FilesAdidas and Walter Van Beirendonck, it wasn’t such a big surprise to me when New York based artist Scooter LaForge  was invited to work with a world recognized brand name such as DIOR.
Scooter was hired to PAINT neon poison flowers on over 20 mirrors at the international launch of DIOR Poison Girl in New York City at the Poison Club, the party was hosted by Camille Rowe and it was definitely an event filled with glamorous chaos; from Bela Hadid to Keke Palmer, gorgeous ladies were all over the space drinking Veuve and posing at all the photos booths spread all over. Even I did the Dior way!

Anwar Hadid with his sister Bella Hadid

me with darling friend Scooter.

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the launch of un:load

The launch of UN:LOAD, the premiere conscious contemporary collection by the fashion brand UN:DO was rather a busy event in the space Wallplay Chelsea.
UN:LOAD is a collection curated to bring awareness towards gun violence; it aims to reduce this type of violence though the lens of fashion by creating awareness and raising funds to save lives in communities across the US, with 20% of its profits going to the non profit organization Cure Violence.
The launch had several interesting art installations involving guns and bullets. I took a selfie standing on a bunch of bullets….check the quick video I did of the party vibe and also go the UN:DO Instagram page so you can be familiar with the new collection. Very cool.

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stephen jones event at bOOkmarc nyc

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Grace Coddington & Stephen Jones

Where water was replaced by Veuve Clicquot, Bookmarc was packed to capacity for the New York book launch of Stephen Jones Souvenirs and it was quite lovely. Stephen Jones, the magnificent English milliner who enchants the world with his creations seemed extremely happy last night when signing and making drawings on the book copies for his admirers from the Big Apple, a place he calls his second home.

“Souvenirs” is a remarkable documentation, published by Rizzoli, of a never ending career in fashion; penned by Susannah Frankel and with a beautiful and sincere foreword by Grace Coddington, who would like to claim that she discovered him. The book invites the reader into Jones’ life and career from the time of his mother pregnancy, his years at Saint Martin’s school of art, the Blitz Club era, glory in Paris and the world…..40 years of success of a 59 years of a continuing well lived life. This is with no question and no doubt a must have book; it will enrich your creative life and inspire you with its unlimited beauty.

I have always being a follower of his work, but last year I was a weekend guest of artist Scooter LaForge at the Festival Mode & Design in Montreal, where Stephen was also one of the lecturers; I had a opportunity to sit next to him during a lunch when I was able to really know a bit more of the person behind the iconic persona. Few months later, Stephen made my day when back in New York he attended an event put together in my honor…I will never forget when he discreetly was the last person to arrive. I knew he had a busy day, but he showed up. Yesterday, he wrote “Montreal forever” on my book copy. Amazing !!! Love you Jones.

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New York milliner Ellen Christine gets a kiss from Stephen Jones

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Stephen Jones and moi – photo by Ellen Christine

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american airlines new safety video

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Well, American Airlines has a new image: as of September 20th, the giant airline company changed their uniform employees , from the deep blue to a very chic dark grey with light blue and accents of red for the female group. To go along with the new look, the new safety video just dropped in the internet.
My opinion? I love it !! It is new, smart, different, it has a great fashionable speed and it gets the job done, because it gets you to be interested in it from beginning to the end. See it for yourself below.
And for those who don’t know….you can follow my adventures on American Airlines right here: Gazelle In The Sky

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nyfw s/s 2017 shades of style

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New York Fashion Week is finally over; this time around I didn’t commit to go to a lot of  shows. It so much easier to follow everything online, but nothing compares to the great energy of a fashion show. Also, all the great vibe you can feel during the fashion week is quite contagious. I did take a lot of photos and these are my favorite ones….

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georgine s/s 2017 with gazeLLe paulo

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There was a glamorous punk romantic mood in the Georgine S/S 2017, but make no mistakes, this is a strong girl who watched the Kiss of the Spider Woman on her first class seat from NY to London, after raiding her mom’s’ closets. A black fur top that tied in the back with D-rings was paired with loose sequined pants…so chic !!

 

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miguel vieira s/s 2017 with gazeLLe paulo

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Miguel Vieira collection had a relaxed and yet sophisticated vibe when one, men in this case, must not be afraid to mix prints. If you ask me, a chic suit paired with elegant sandals is a formidable look if done well as did this Portuguese born designer. The metallic details on the women’s pieces for sure made my favorite looks of this effortless and classy presentation.

 

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leaNNe marshaLL s/s 2017 with gazeLLe paulo

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Leanne Marshall continues to follow her very feminine and beautiful vision; the already expected flowy silk dresses didn’t disappoint …with a light pallete that embraced pale rose, off white and celestite blue, Leanne, the Season 5 winner of “Project Runway”,  allowed herself the luxury to add structured and delicate coats to her S/S collection.

 

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