rosane amaral amazing pOOl party in rio de janeiro

After my insane réveillon marathon of five parties, I wasn’t sure if I had enough energy to go to The Original Brazilian Pool Party produced by the visionary producer Rosane Amaral. Let me tell you something, I would have missed an amazing time, actually it was more like a show, with great music, beautiful people and fabulous performers. Check this awesome video !!
Indeed, it was a must place to be on the first day of the year, and the next pool event is already set for the upcoming Carnival. So, if you are going to be in Rio, this is definitely a party you wont’ want to miss it!

Yes, I was there with my friend/boss Gil Even, founder of CA-RIO-CA WEAR; we were giving away some sungas at this Rosane‘s event, who is looking very happy at this photo. In the back, our CA-RIO-CA WEAR model Rodolfo Marins looking beautiful!

 

Freak Chic by Gazelle Paulo

and haPPy 2017 from the marvelous city of rio de janeiro

9pm: it was the first stop of the night, very casual and fun!

midnight; a very grand and small gathering to welcome 2017. Simply lovely

third stop of the night: at the Narciza’s apartment….no need to add more!! Fun and lots of hair movement

the triplex penthouse above Narciza’s place was surreal !!

Well, here I was again at the marvelous city of Rio de Janeiro, the town that has the best New Years Eve of the whole world! I was hoping that this year I was going to be a little calmer, since my 2016 New Years Eve was really busy, but after the Festa dos Herois Safados, you get in a mood so vibrant…it is almost impossible to resist the energy. So here we went again into the night full of parties and celebrations…
Please don’t take me wrong, I have spent many years celebrating the “reveillon”  in the sands of Copacabana and it was simply amazing…but the time now is different and I like to know and always experience new things…
From a very casual chic gathering to a grand and small reception where I welcomed the first minutes of 2017, and from the super selected and busy party at the Narciza Tamborindeguy ‘s place at the Chopin building we ended up at the triplex penthouse right above Nariciza’s apartment….really insane. The end of the night or shall I better say the beginning of the new year was with the sunrise at the Fasano, and yes I did my little dance in the pool ! Happy 2017 !!

arriving at Fasano at 5am to wait for the sunrise…it was a lovely night indeed !

 

Ramiro, Martin, my bff Fernando, Adam, my darling friend Anna Maria and moi at Atlantica Avenue in Copacabana

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pop sucos in ipanema; just super “legal”

 

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If you are visiting Rio de Janeiro and you need a place to have a light lunch or a cool early dinner,  you definitely should give it a try to Pop Sucos, located in Ipanema on Visconde de Piraja street, right across the General Osorio square. The name “sucos” – juices – might imply it is only a juice place, but this is really a full service restaurant with a complete menu. It is basic food, but very delicious with fair portions and great prices. The “pop” theme is interestingly used around the place and you can even order a burger named after “Andy Warhol”. Cute!!
Claudio, one of the owners, is extremely attentive to all the customers needs, and he even handed me the batman mask below…yes, I took a selfie in the middle of a full restaurant.  POP Sucos has only being in business for two months…I have a feeling they will be a major brand success. I will for sure go back….

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scala gay baLL 2016 in rio de janeiro

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Gazelle Butterfly Queen

dress & shoes by Scooter LaForge , headpiece by Brazilian designer Vinicius Ribeiro / Dumpster Chic, jewelry by Pericles Kondylatos and clutch by Patricia Field  ////

Gazelle with Rose Divina, journalist/promoter and PR Anna Maria Tornaghi and with the Scala Gay Ball producer Milton Cunha

ALL PHOTOS ©Frederico Mendes

If I wanted, I simply couldn’t describe how crazy it was to be in Rio for the last day of Carnival. After spending almost four hours at the Banda de Ipanema (see post before), I quickly changed into a more glamorous look to attend the even more glamorous event: the Scala Gay Ball.
It was a great honor to be able to recoup my energies in the private area (camarote) of Scala where drinks and all types of delicious food were being served from the moment we arrived until when we left. I said “we” because I was in the company of iconic and uber talented Brazilian photographer Frederico Mendes, who is now a doing a book about the Carnival…oh yesssssssss…his most recent book “Arpoador” is so beautifully stunning, and its book launch party (2014) shook up the Rio de Janeiro society, it was quite scandalous. I just  can’t wait for the upcoming release of his new work that will be published by Barléu, later this year, with his artistic vision of Carnival. You can follow Frederico’s Instagram HERE.
The Scala Gay Ball was fantastic, the legendary Rogeria was crowned the 2016 Queen and the main room of Scala was about samba, decadence and happiness where people danced until sunrise.

 

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moi with journalist Luiz Carlos Lourenço in the spacious private area, in a great photo by Daniel Marques. You can click HERE to check everybody who was there and in the main room area also.

 

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Yes, that’s me and the fabulous Kaka di Polly (photo Eduardo Moraes/Maurício Code)

 

 

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a quick blurry iphone selfie in the private area of Scala with darling friends photographer Frederico Mendes & Anna Maria Tornaghi.

Freak Chic
by Gazelle Paulo

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this photo was taken by the mother of Gustavo; and I am wearing a dress and head scarf by Scooter LaForge, necklaces by Pericles Kondylatos and hat by Ron Keenan

 

The last time I attended the Banda de Ipanema, in Rio de Janeiro, was to do the Explain It to Gazelle , a short improvisation exercise video for the movie company  Terranova 8 Films, and that was back in 2013.
This Carnival, I was very happy that I managed to be in Rio two out of the three times when this very famous band take the fun to the streets of Ipanema.
My look for both times was fun and simple, first because it is the carnival vibe of it and second because it is so hot. My idea was to be walking around dragging a phone talking to Adele, God, my mother, husband or whoever came to mind….I had the best interaction with everybody…and I can surely say that I will be back next year.

 

me and darling angel Ludvick – all photos below are by Frederico Mendes / all rights reserved

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Freak Chic
by Gazelle Paulo

rio de janeiro: the best new years eve

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  • starting the night at 10PM in the Tancredo Neves building at a lovely, calm and chic party.

I strong believe that how you spend the first hours of the first day of the year it will maybe influence the energy for the whole year…of course not, but it is always good to start the year with a bang, and the only place that I know that is an all night long party on New Years Eve is definitely the marvelous city of Rio de Janeiro.

From an old school high society party in a magnificent apartment in the Tancredo Neves building in Atlantic Avenue to a Gavea neighborhood mansion owned by a famous and glamorous gay couple in Rio de Janeiro; and ending up the night and starting the day and year at the very posh and cool Fasano Hotel in Ipanema where at the moment you come out of the elevator, a waiter will greet you with real champagne; I had the best time ever…

 

Second stop of the night at 2:30AM in the home of Andre and Bruno Chateaubriand:

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and ending up the night at 6AM in the Fasano; and yes, I even deserved a quick clothing change…Happy 2016 everyone !! 😀

 

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Freak Chic

by Gazelle Paulo

in rio with dirty martini and julie atlas muz

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* The fantastic Aretha Sadick

**Marcelo da Villa, Aretha Sadick, Isabel Chavarri, Dirty Martini, Julie Atlas Muz, Rejoice Sunshine (back) and the hostess Miss G Burlesque

*** Carne de Segunda flyer

**** a group selfie

I love a private dinner party, even better if such event is a barbecue happening in a home at Santa Teresa overlooking the marvelous city of Rio de Janeiro from above, and in the company of dearest friends Dirty Martini and Julie Atlas Muz. Yes, these amazing New York performers were in Brazil doing a burlesque tour in Rio and Sao Paulo with the show “Carne de Segunda: Burlesque Meat Show”, so they invited me to come over to the home of Miss G – their hostess and who is also in the show – for dinner with a lovely group of their friends, mostly artists from Sao Paulo and Rio.
I had the best time chatting and dancing with fabulous Brazilian “queen” Aretha Sadick who is so gorgeous and super talented. The whole evening was documented for a future movie art project … memories, sweet memories…

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*Julie, Dirty and moi

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 !!

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

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by Gazelle Paulo

Gazelle also writes for TheBlot

save the leaves by designer almir frança

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by Denilson Vieira
Central Park / May 2014

Last May, I was invited by Brazilian designer Almir França to be part of a photo shoot in Central Park. Almir – who lives in Rio de Janeiro – designed a collection inspired on the Ecologic Reserve Tinguá in Xerém (Duque de Caxias – RJ); his idea for the shoot was to combine the green from Tinguá with the green in Central Park with the message that people should understand how important the green is to the world, using fashion as a tool, Almir wants us to save the leaves.

“Save the Leaves” collection will be launched in August 2 in Rio de Janeiro with a show where 50 looks will be presented, the event will take place at CADEG – Municipal Market of Rio de Janeiro during the closing festivities of its Winter Festival, with support from the Department of Environment of the State of Rio de Janeiro.

The photos taken in Central Park will be in a catalog featuring the 2014 Almir França collection, with texts by Pierry Verger, Flavio Guilon and Fernando Terra; also including photographs by Roberta Brandão. The catalog has a fashion message that contributes to the construction of new identities. Honestly, I was very honored to have been invited by the designer to be included in his eco fashion project.

You can find Almir França no FACEBOOK

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Central Park / May 2014

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Gazelle also writes for TheBlot and NewYorkSPY

no mediocre – t.i. ft iGGy azalea

All I fuck is bad bitches
I don’t want no mediocre
I don’t want no mediocre
I don’t want no mediocre
No
Bad bitches only
Ain’t no mediocre
Don’t want no mediocre
I won’t hit no mediocre
You a bad bitch
Stunting on the mediocre
All over the mediocre
Stunting on the mediocre
7 bitches with me and ain’t none of them mediocre
From they head to they toes they so far from mediocre

Right hand in the air
I solemnly swear
I never fuck a bitch if she don’t do her hair
No more, you won’t get no dick if there’s a bush down there
Girl I should see nothing but pussy when I look down there
You come fuck with a nigga what better to do
He call to ask how you doing tell him better than you, yeah
I’m kicked back with four pieces like a kit kat
Me fucking if you ain’t a dime just forget that
Pretty face fat ass, if she don’t have
Have one of these, well I think I’ll pass
I just handed her the keys to a new drop Jag
When she took it I took it back
You shoulda asked for a Benz
That’s mediocre bitch

All I fuck is bad bitches
I don’t want no mediocre
I don’t want no mediocre
I don’t want no mediocre
No
Bad bitches only
Ain’t no mediocre
Don’t want no mediocre
I won’t hit no mediocre
You a bad bitch
Stunting on the mediocre
All over the mediocre
Stunting on the mediocre
7 bitches with me and ain’t none of them mediocre
From they head to they toes they so far from mediocre

Heard he want to lay it down on Iggy Iggy
Gave it to him twice
Now he want a 3, Mike Bibby diva
But I need a bad boy
Rest in peace Whitney pardon me
But I don’t think none of these bitches fucking with me
Want a billboard bitch stop running in place
Heels on me saying gimme 6 inches of space
Courtside while designer frames cover my face
Now everybody in the game wanna get em a taste
I’m still Grand Hustle first lady fuck you pay me
Bet he won’t go 12 rounds with the million dollar baby
I can change your life quick stop playing with me
And if you ain’t talking money what you saying to me

All I fuck is bad bitches
I don’t want no mediocre
I don’t want no mediocre
I don’t want no mediocre
No
Bad bitches only
Ain’t no mediocre
Don’t want no mediocre
I won’t hit no mediocre
You a bad bitch
Stunting on the mediocre
All over the mediocre
Stunting on the mediocre
7 bitches with me and ain’t none of them mediocre
From they head to they toes they so far from mediocre

I’m in Brazil with a bitch
Catch me in a mansion in the hills with a bitch
Get her out dem tennis shoes
Throw some heels on a bitch
I’m the type of nigga split a mil with a bitch
Hold up, only if she bad though
Out here trying to find someone that better than my last go
Take her to my castle
Drown her in my cash flow
Say your dick so little she can fit it in her asshole
Told me she can write this shit
No further than a cab go
Said I got that don dick
She wanna be my tutor
So she give me brain getting head on the scooter
Had sex on the beach
From Bermuda up to Cuba
I done fucked a lot of dimes
But I’m looking for a cute bitch
You the shit
What she say when she got to sit
When I ain’t around
Give a damn who you do it with
Super thick pretty face
Ménage à venti
20 at the same time
Wanna get ya rent paid

All I fuck is bad bitches
I don’t want no mediocre
I don’t want no mediocre
I don’t want no mediocre
No
Bad bitches only
Ain’t no mediocre
Don’t want no mediocre
I won’t hit no mediocre
You a bad bitch
Stunting on the mediocre
All Over the mediocre
Stunting on the mediocre
7 bitches with me and ain’t none of them mediocre
From they head to they toes they so far from mediocre