antonio lopez cocktail party at the leslie lohman

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host Robert W Richards with guests at the Polaroid set up stage

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me and Snoogy Brown

I attended the opening reception party for the El Museo del Barrio for ANTONIO LOPEZ: A Photo Cocktail Party. It was a pop-up installation at The Leslie Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art’s satellite space, The Prince Street Project, celebrating the 1979 legendary party hosted by Antonio Lopez and his creative partner Juan Ramos at New York City’s Robert Freidus Gallery. The event was hosted by Cynthia Powell and Robert W Richards, and attendees revived the scene atmosphere when Antonio and Juan invited party-goers to pose for a large-format polaroid camera and the images were immediately displayed on the gallery walls. I loved the photo I took with Snoogy Brown. Today is the last day of this exhibit, if you want to know a little more about this iconic fashion illustrator. The show, although small, is marvelous and inspiring….and yes my photo is there on the wall somewhere !

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Snoogy Brown, Patrick McDonald, moi and Christopher Tipper Stevens

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best dreSSed club personalities of aLL time

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me in Scooter LaForge on the ” ALL TIME” best dressed club personalities list on Paper Magazine

I must say it does feel good to be part of an amazing list, specially if this list includes names of a scene that I love so much. So, ” The 16 Best-Dressed Club Personalities of All Time ” was released by the Paper Magazine right on time to celebrate New York Fashion Week. The article was written by Michael Musto and style maven Christian Svoboda, and it really embraces the best of an already sublime scene that is filled with the most creative people. So it makes me extremely happy to have been included in the company of Kenny Kenny, Susanne Bartsch, Amanda Lepore, Joey Arias and…well, to check all the incredible names and photos just go to check HERE.

 

Thank you Michael & Christian !!

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patricia field artfashion at howl! haPPening gaLLery

 

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No doubt that the legendary stylist Patricia Field can throw one hell of a party / fashion show!! Even though she decided to close her famous boutique – keeping her business activities only online – leaving all her followers in shock, Patricia still very much remains a force of inspiration and reference in the fashion industry. One of the strongest elements of her success is caused by her ability to spot fresh and real talent; the Patricia Field fashion show yesterday at the Howl! Happening Gallery showcased the faces who are representing her brand at the moment and for quite some time: Ben Copperwheat, Jody Morlock, Tom Knight, Suzanne Mallouk, Kyle Brincefield, Suzan Pitt, Scooter LaForge and Iris Bonner. Some of their works are above in a speed photo way…to become more familiar with their work click on the links of their names.

The crowd was colorful and filled with socialites, fashionistas, artists and clubland fierce faces….I had a blast!!

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Neon Music and Jenny Dembrow

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Chad Holobetz and Jorge Clar

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Chi Chi Valenti and moi

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the apostolos mitropoulos mykonos store

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*Brazilian actor Pablo Pereira, moi and the gorgeous Dimitra Giannatou who helped us at the coolest store in Mykonos

I was already familiar with the work of Greek designer Apostolos Mitropoulos through the legendary stylist Patricia Field. So, it was only natural to stop by his store in Mykonos to check his recent collection, and indeed it was one of my highlights of my trip to Greece.

Definitely, Apostolos has the speed, vision and talent of a mature designer who knows well his clientele and where to take his brand in a world platform. His prints are a strong representation of his work; very urban and strong but not too overpowering. Playful bijoux are a must just as an simple accessory for the day, or worn in large quantities for the night. I bought a great hat for my friend Scooter LaForge.

So believe me when I say, that you must stop at his store to take something special and extremely fashionable from Greece. The lovely and stunning Dimitra will help you with all your fashion needs. She was just super helpful with us. The “Apostolos Mitropoulos Underground ” Mykonos store is located at Kouzi Georgouli Str. in Little Venice. (phone:2289 078160)

You can learn a little bit more about Apostolos Mitropoulos on this interview for Fruit of The Forest

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towel series by gazeLLe paulo

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at the Royal Olympic (2012) by Fernando Ferraz

 

I have developed a fascination with towels on my head since the George Michael’s Freedom music video where super model Cindy Crawford glamorously plays with one … those two seconds scene was enough to have inspired me to have created fun looks with towels. I guess for me, the towel becomes the imaginary long hair that I once had it for real.

I love the series that photographer Mario Testino has also created throughout the years with famous people, which started with Kate Moss, and although I am certain that there is no way I would never be part of that group; Me, myself and I are very happy with my own series also, so move over Britney :D. The ones above, in the bathtub, were taken in Athens (2012), at the Royal Olympic Hotel, by my best friend Fernando Ferraz, who had no idea that the only reason I stayed there was because the bathroom was so beautiful that I wanted a “towel” photo there…well I guess now he will know…ooops :D.

 

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at the Mandarin Oriental Hong Kong (2014) by  Fernando Ferraz

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selfie, I believe around 2005

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self portrait (2010)

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at the same night with Patrick McMullan

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in South Beach (2009) by bf Mark Anthony

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in Mykonos (2012) by Richard Machado

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and the number 1 photo that started the awesome Towel Series by Mario Testino; check them all HERE

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best & worst dreSSed at the oscars 2016

Everybody has an opinion….well, below are my choices:

 

BEST:

Olivia Wilde in Valentino

1 – Olivia Wilde in Valentino Haute Couture

 

Tina Fey in Versace

2 – Tina Fey in Versace

 

Charlotte Rampling in Armani Prive

3 – Charlotte Rampling in Armani Prive

 

Naomi Watts in Armani Prive

4 – Naomi Watts in Armani Prive

 

Prabal Gurung

5 – Megalyn Echihunwoke in Prabal Gurung
WORST:

 

Rooney Mara in Givenchy

1 – Rooney Mara in Givenchy Haute Couture

 

Alicia Vikander in Louis Vuitton

2 – Alicia Vikander in Louis Vuitton

 

Heidi Klum in Marchesa

3 – Heidi Klum in Marchesa

 

Kerry Washington in Versace

4 – Kerry Washington in Versace

 

Brie Larson in Gucci

5 – Brie Larson in Gucci

 

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helen yarmak f/w 2016 with gazeLLe paulo

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I wasn’t able to attend the Helen Yarmak F/W 2016 presentation during this NYFW, but I had time to stop by for a quick tea time with the glamorous designer Helen to check her newest fur creations…my, my, my… I was even able to model some….If you are not familiar with this brand, then check their site and their luxurious Instagram profile.

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