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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.

Freak Chic by Gazelle Paulo

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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Freak Chic by Gazelle Paulo

easter parade nyc 2016

 

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Although I live in a city which is in a constant state of transformation, some things definitely never change. The NY Easter Parade is a must see event and it has been taking place in Manhattan for over 100 years now. Over the top Easter bonnets are spotted everywhere when paraders stroll along from 49th and 57th streets. It is fun, happy and a very mixed and democratic crowd.

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with Christian Svoboda, who is always a hit at the Easter Parade:

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and if Bill C. is there, you know it is really an event.

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Freak Chic by Gazelle Paulo

 

 

dressed wrong to the right haLLowEEn party

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*models John Kolic & Stacey Louise Grant with moi (dressed I don’t even know as what but my mask is by Scooter LaForge)

** moi with lovely hosts Ryan Hahn & Harris Levinson

This year I had decided to not go out on Halloween; I mean these past almost 15 years have been completely insane…and last year, artist Scooter LaForge and I went above and beyond with our HalloQueens costumes…
But, what can I say? The NYC party bug was still inside me, and among so many party invitations I decided on the last minute to go along with my darling friend Matthew Hars to a party he was invited.
For my surprise, when I got to the lobby to the fancy building – where I was going to meet Matthew – I couldn’t help to notice a large number of people arriving in Egyptian theme outfits. Of course I immediately texted my friend to inquire about, and his answer was “yes, I think the theme is Egypt”. I wanted to die…not only I was going as a “plus one”, but I was completely in the wrong costume…oh dear…me, of all people.
The super chic and fashionable hosts Ryan Hahn & Harris Levinson were simply darlings and made me feel so welcomed. And if you wondering what was my friend’s costume…well, he was dressed as Kim Davis. What a mess and what a fabulous Halloween party.

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*Mikey, Abe, hosts Ryan & Harris and Nicholas

** models everywhere with their IPhones

 

moi with Matthew Hars as Kim Davis

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Freak Chic
by Gazelle Paulo

how to create a monsterpiece by scOOter laforge

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From Rolf (of Viktor & Rolf) to Vanessa Noel, from Michael Musto to Anthony Haden-Guest, and from Patricia Field to Johnny Rozsa …the opening reception of the “How To Create a Monsterpiece” show, by downtown most loved artist Scooter LaForge, at the Howl! Happening gallery space was indeed a happening…aside the famous names and their familiar faces…hundreds of Scooter’s friends (like moi) and followers, who brought gifts, stopped by to show support at his first major New York solo show.
The show is indeed an explosion of color, disturbing happiness, straight in your face weirdness, salad mixes of sexuality plus light horror wrapped by fashionable themed layers produced by the LaForge Enterprises brand, so clearly there is no need to think deeply to understand the “monsterpiece” theme. Presenting very personal works such as the adorable Cyclopsbear, the exhibit invites you into the world of Scooter through art installations, sculptures, paintings and clothing; an area where this artist has been slowly conquering, although he doesn’t think of himself as a designer, through collaborations for the Patricia Field store, which resulted in major pop stars wearing his pieces.

“How To Create a Monsterpiece” runs through October 10th
Howl! Happening is located at 6 East 1st Street

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* Vanessa Noel and Scooter

** Michael Musto and Anna Maria Tornaghi

*** Anthony Haden-Guest and Scooter LaForge

Freak Chic
by Gazelle Paulo

easter boNNet parade 2014

 

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Christian Svoboda with his magnificent flower headgear, and surrounded by friends. 

Yesterday I stopped by at the Easter Bonnet Parade; one of the big traditions in New York during Easter: This super colorful parade doesn’t have any floats or marching bands; outfits range from elegant to outrageous, from costumes and ensembles accented with live animals to civil war period costumes, and the latest high fashions, there is a little bit of everything for everybody.  Starting at 10am and continuing till 4pm, from 49th to 57th along 5th Avenue, this is not your typical parade, since people just walk around…some bring their pets. Just adorable …. it is a must !

Davey Mitchell looking very fierce Easter “devo duck”
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MachineDazzle Flower has even risen above religion…looking gorgeous

 FreakChic by Gazelle Paulo