posing for photographer frederico mendes



Gazelle by Frederico Mendes (low resolution)


This past month I had the honor of posing for the lenses of the amazing Brazilian photographer Frederico Mendes. The shoot took place in Rio de Janeiro, few days after I attended the launch of his book Arpoador.
Frederico Mendes is a fashion photographer who also has crossed over to photo journalism; he has lived in Paris and New York. Besides working for all the major magazines like Marie Claire, Vogue, Elle, Time, Stern … Frederico became very known in Brazil when he worked at Manchete – one of the most famous Brazilian magazines ever – photographing all the most important faces in Brazil and international pop stars visiting the country. So, it is needless to say how amazing I felt, especially after seeing how great the photos turned out.


Freak Chic
by Gazelle Paulo

Gazelle also writes for TheBlot Magazine

arpoador bOOk launch at the chopin building in rio

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My darling friend photographer Frederico Mendes invited me to come to the launch of Arpoador, a photograph book about one of the most beautiful beach areas in Rio de Janeiro, with articles by writer Gilberto Braga. The event was at the Arnaldo Danemberg Antiquario; located in the uber chic Chopin building in Copacabana. It was a super packed cocktail party with the beautiful people of Rio de Janeiro. I had the best time dressed head to toe in the Brazilian label Neon. Yes, I even made it to the second book of Globo; the biggest newspaper in Brazil…fun, fun, fun !!


Gil Even ( founder of CARIOCA Wear ), Anna Maria Tornaghi and moi

by Gazelle Paulo

Gazelle also writes for TheBlot