gazeLLe paulo’s 10 gift picks for 2016

It’s that special hour of the year again when I select my 10 gifts Christmas suggestions. It is always fun to do this list; this time around there are not gadgets or silly trends….I only selected things I am truly exposed to on my daily routine. Some of them are also products that I worked with, therefore I became so familiar that I ended up loving them so much:


I am so jaded with so much catchy silly songs …. it is always good to look back and fall in love all over one more time with the fab Israeli artist Dikla, who is back in my life to give me what I needed: beautiful voice giving amazing interpretations …her very well known version of Annie Lenox’s “Here Comes the Rain Again” is simply divine !!



A must have book by a truly genius  for those who love art, fashion, style and beautiful hats…however this is not simply just a book published by Rizzoli, this is an extraordinary look at the magnificent life of milliner Stephen Jones. Bravo indeed !!



Because she is Amanda Lepore and must I say more? (image by Josef Jasso)



The perfect dolls by artist Bridgette Bad are an invitation to a fantasy and very real world coming from her mind. This self taught sculptor from Ukraine who believes “art is an accident” never ceases to amazes me…



Definitely the coolest male item for the upcoming 2017 summer beach season. I am so in love with this sunga, featured in the CA-RIO-CA SUNGA GO S/S 17  show by designer Gil Even, and it is not only because I styled his fashion show, but because  this vintage look is hot hot hot….



Those who know me well, know that Angel by Thierry Mugler is the perfume I have been wearing for at least 20 years now…but I had to open space in my life for the Eau de Leonora fragrances…I simply couldn’t resist it, and apparently everybody else standing next to me also…so fantastic!



This beauty brand is the light that was missing in your life; and every new product they release is pure fun and perfection…and it smells insanely great !!



Fun, colorful and happy are definitely what comes to my mind when I think about these great bags.



Five Eyed Dog

From painting to sculpting, Carpaneda is a true underground artist whose creativity and skills are solid and unique. Every single phase of his work is intriguing. He produces what he wants, how he wants and uses social media to market and showcase his process generating sales before his pieces are finished. Fernando even publishes his own magazine CARPAZINE. A truly brilliant artist in command of his own career. So don’t waste time and acquire something from this Brazilian artist based in New York….while you $till can !! 😀



After taking fiver years of my life to produce and edit and two more years running the festival circuits around the world; this documentary about my simple life produced by independent director Cesar Terranova is now available on demand on vimeo. So get your loved one and learn a thing or two about moi, life, love and death.


Gazelle’s 10 picks for 2015

Freak Chic by Gazelle Paulo

i was born on christmas day and i love it





  • well, I am not helicopter but I can still pretend I can fly and land…
  • chic snack table at La Suite by Dussol
  • lovely atmosphere
  • La Suite by Dussol Christmas tree

I was born on Christmas day and believe me I couldn’t be happier to be born on such a festive day. I simply love it. This year, I spent my birthday in Rio de Janeiro, one of the cities that I love the most, just like New York and Paris.

My friend Gil Even, founder of CA-RIO-CA SUNGA CO, took me to a cocktail Christmas party at the super cool, needless to say chic, La Suite by Dussol boutique hotel. It was a perfect afternoon; a very relaxed atmosphere with elegant people and a great vibe that reached the sunset. I was happy, I am happy. I had a marvelous year….thank you Gil !!


Freak Chic

by Gazelle Paulo

gazelle paulo’s 10 gifts picks for 2015

Well, there are so many amazing gifts to choose from….and this is my list for 2015…have fun and Merry Christmas




It doesn’t matter the controversy around it; yes, it could catch on fire…and it even knocked out Mike Tyson…but the truth is that Hoverboards are part of your future…so get used to them.


2 – BB-8



Do I really need to explain why BB-8 is the coolest gift of 2015?




lacoste watch

This flat green color Lacoste watch is so chic and cool



patricia field

Patricia Field store is closing; so get anything that has her name on…because those will be the items that would matter the most



Li Lac

Li-Lac chocolates are super delicious; a perfect sweet Christmas gift




Art as lifetime companion? Believe me this is the best summer camp idea ever for your children





We can’t escape that Star Wars fever. This Uniqlo coat is just so funky



fashion books

Move over Gisele; yes, your book is cool….but Fashion Underground World and Gloss are just beyond NY fierce…




It is the most luxurous body lotion ever….I cant live without it



democratic party

Donald Trump represents all that is wrong in the world of politics; and he is not what United States of America stands for…so Hillary Clinton or Bernie Sanders are the only way out for your future, my future and everybody else’s future….


Gazelle’s 10 gifts picks for 2014

Freak Chic
by Gazelle Paulo

thinking inside the box with c.l. demedeiros & gazeLLe


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Gazelle Thinking Inside The Box

styled by Gazelle, boxes by C.L. DeMedeiros, funeral ornament broche from DeMedeiros’ archives, angel & bell sculpture by C.L. DeMedeiros.

This past week, I was in the presence of Brazilian self taught artist C. L. DeMedeiros for a “Christmas card” theme project for his upcoming website. DeMedeiros, who is based in New York City, has an extraordinaire mind and throughout the years I have been blessed to have worn many of his creations. Very private but with a rather large and unlimited vision of things, DeMedeiros will launch his personal website in 2016. His work has been displayed at the New York Public Library, The Art Students League of New York, Sing for Hope-Street Pianos project around 5 boroughs of NYC.
And, if you are on my list of dear friends, in 2016 you will be getting one of these two versions of these Christmas theme apporach photos which were styled by me with his “Thinking Inside The Box” new collection.. C.L. DeMedeiros is represented by Marion Harris Gallery.





  • Lamp piece by DeMedeiros
  • Seagulls headpiece by DeMedeiros
  • Tie headpiece by DeMedeiros
  • me wearing headpiece and dress by DeMedeiros, the artist himself and sculptor/painter Fernando Carpaneda at the release  of Gazelland Art Issue in NYC (2007)

Freak Chic
by Gazelle Paulo

gazeLLe paulo’s 10 gift picks for 2014

Yes, it is that time of the year when I carefully select cool gifts to add to my Christmas list. Merry Christmas everyone …and yes, I will be home waiting for Santa.

1 – DOOB 3D

They might be cheesy, but these 3D dools are absolutely great; and I must say it is really just cool to have a mini replica of yourself, of your pet and loved ones. So just #getdoobed.

doob 3d

2 – Children’s Aid Society
 As the name already can give an idea, this charity really provides a lot, the services covered by the Children’s Aid Society ranges from pregnant prevention to adoption & foster care among so many other amazing ones.
Children Aid Society
3 – Tom Ford Penis Pendant.
  Well, I think if you rush, there might still be time to order the medium size; the larger ones are sold out completely 😀
tom ford pennis
4 – Veuve
 It doesn’t matter when, where, the time or  how… who really knows me, knows that I love a Veuve Clicquot
5 – Dirk Birkkembergs
 25 years of muscles and fashion? I don’t think I can’t take it….only 5 would be enough.
6 – Ringly
  Tech wear is the future and it is even better when Ringly makes it look so cool and discreet.
7 – Natasha Morgan
 Natasha Morgan has the super over the top shades one might wish to make a statement.
natasha morgan
8 – Mary Katrantzou
 I am absolutely in love with this tennis shoes. It just can’t get any better.
mary katrantzou
9 – Walter Van Beirendonck
   The Spring/Summer 2015 collection by Walter Van Beirendonck is so amazing. I will take anything…models included.
walter van beirendonck
10 – Valentino
     Isn’t obvious why I am in love with this Valentino clutch?
valentino clutch
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by Gazelle Paulo

gazeLLe paulo’s 10 gift picks for 2013


Well…enjoy my gift options for Christmas 2013… some of them I have experienced it myself…others I am standing on line for it. My partner Mark Anthony helped me make a final decision on some item choices….. Ho, Ho, Ho…

1 – The Book of Jezebel



   “The Book of Jezebel“, this is the book that was written for that new woman who lives inside of you and wants to come out and live life



2 – House of Mandela wines


The delicious wines from the Mandela family can add a lovely touch to the Christmas festivities by honoring the great life of the legend and icon Nelson Mandela. I enjoyed the Shiraz very much

3 – The Bugatti Aerolithe watch



The time will be more precious every time you look at the Bugatti Aerolithe watch from Parmigiani Fleurier. This abyss blue color model was inspired on the Bugatti cars. Just stunning !


4 – Kevin Kramp knitwear

kevin kramp

Kevin Kramp ‘s pieces are luxurious and gorgeous. Nothing else needs to be said !

5 – Custom Grill by Dr. Evan Lenhoff

grillll by Dr. Lenhoff


Yessss…the framework is made of gold and those stones are hand picked diamonds. Bling Bling….but if you change your mind, at least you can have a dental cleaning, x-rays & exams by one of the most talented and handsome dentists in Manhattan.


Dr. Evan Lenhoff
For appointments 212-787-4860


6 – ROYCE’ chocolates



Since 1983, this Japanese company is conquering space with a new approach on chocolate making. Royce is absolutely divine….the potato chips covered with fromage blanc or chocolate caramel will get you hooked …


7 – Parrot AR.Drone


  This is such a cool gadget. You can totally elevate the level of your RuPaul Drag Race submission with this drone….can you image creating a “Sound of the Music” video with this? So much fun ! Check the great video about  Parrot AR.Drone

8 – A portrait by photographer Dietmar Busse.

gazelle by dietmar busse


Gazelle Paulo
by Dietmar Busse


     If you want to give a gift of beauty to yourself that will last forever, then book a portrait session with artist Dietmar Busse….Rossy de Palma, Kenny Kenny, Michael Musto, Terence Koh, Andre J, Isabel Toledo and Lynn Yaeger are only few of the names who have been charmed by this sophisticated German talent who is based in New York City. Dietmar is just sublime.

9 – Poseidon Undersea Resorts in Fiji

Poseidon Resort


I cannot even imagine how it should feel to sleep on the bottom of the ocean. $30 000 per couple for a week will get you to the Mystery Island …. just saying !!!


10 – Donate Life

Donate Life

 Register as an organ donor, because there is no better gift than the “gift of life“.