beTTy lago came before gisele, fulana, cicrana e beltrana…

betty lago

betty for claude montana 88 89

betty lago 1986

betty lago mugler

betty lago for moschino

*Betty Lago for Ungaro

**Betty Lago for Claude Montana

***Betty Lago for YSL

****Betty Lago for Mugler

*****Betty Lago for Moschino

Before model divas like Gisele Bündchen, Alessandra Ambrosio and Adriana Lima…there was a time when Brazilian models had already arrived in the fashion world arena; but those were times when fashion was really fashion and when fantasy was fantasy…now it is a mediocre busine$$ measured by how relevant you can become…
Models like Dalma Callado, Beth Prado, Gisele Zelauy and Betty Lago, all had successful careers out of their native country Brazil. I grew up admiring these models. Betty Lago, who had become an actress, passed away this morning in her Leblon home in Rio de Janeiro, she suffered from bladder cancer, she has been fighting this battle since 2012. She was 60 years old.



by Gazelle Paulo

Gazelle for TheBlot Magazine

ca-rio-ca sunga co at miami swim fashion wEEk




* Alexander Masson in his third runway look

** Prepping the day before

*** Gil Even, founder of CA-RIO-CA SUNGA CO, with Alexander Masson and his manager Adria

I was once again back in the world of CA-RIO-CA SUNGA CO created by designer Gil Even; this time around we were in Miami Beach for the Swimsuit Fashion Week. It was of course a very intense few days with casting and styling for the second runway fashion show of this brand that I like so much. Gil’s new collection was just fresh and beautiful what made it easy to style the models; and of course, so many beautiful models, bodies and faces during casting day; the gorgeous Alexander Masson was the chosen one to open the CA-RIO-CA SUNGA CO show. He is very handsome, great body and personality but so were all the models casted this time.
This time around our show sponsors were Vita Coco, Havaianas and Sol de Janeiro….cool, cool and super cool !! You can watch the CA-RIO-CA SUMMER 2016 show HERE !!



* Backstage at Swim Fashion Week before show

**Moi and all the CA-RIO-CA SUNGA CO. models after show

by Gazelle Paulo

Gazelle also writes for TheBlot Magazine

take kate moSS home



 Kate Moss by Lucian Freud
” Naked Portrait 2002 ”


           Yes, take Kate Moss home…on September 25th you will be able to bid on several images of the model icon at Christie’s in London. The collection was put together by German collector Gert Elfering, and it is expected to reach over 1 million pounds .


           From photographs by Irving Penn, Annie Leibovitz, Bruce Weber and Mario Testino, to paintings by Mario Sorrenti and Craig McDean, this is indeed a confirmation of the well deserved icon status of this super model…gotta love her !




* Kate Moss by Albert Watson / 1993
** Kate Moss by  2007 by Chuck Close / 2007



Freak Chic


  by Gazelle Paulo

the boy from ipanema : wiLLiam sousa

William Sousa
photographs by Gazelle Paulo
Ipanema beach at Farme de Amoedo / RJ

      William Sousa is a beautiful boy from Rio de Janeiro. I must say he has one of the most beautiful fresh faces I have seen in a long time. He is the son of my friend Tigrao(big tiger), who is a licensed masseur working in the gay beach(Farme de Amoedo street) under a white tent that you can see it from very far, there is a sign in front of it where it is written ” massage by Tigrao and Tigrinho(little tiger) “. William is the little tiger, a very polite man with a smile that will melt your heart, and his face profile is a killer, his body is model material….just perfect! He is a big hit in the beach; women and the gay men just go gaga over him!!So I had to photograph him. He is not from Ipanema, but in my book  ” he is the boy from Ipanema “.

Freak Chic

by Gazelle Paulo

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 !

Freak Chic
by Gazelle Paulo

rafael yapur

Born in Venezuela, this 26 years old model is not only gorgeous but also super adorable. Rafael Yapur lives in New York City, and of course, he spends his time around the world effortlessly proving that there is another god ….and it is not Jesus Luz ! His agency is