Aline Weber Does Vogue Paris

That Balenciaga look #1 this season sure opened a lot of doors for Aline Weber. Her journey to super model status continues with with not only one, but two stories in the June issue of Vogue Paris, shot Patrick Demarchelier and styled by Carine Roitfeld herself.

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Love the feature with her and Lara. More after the jump.

Pride 2008: At Flexx

In keeping up with my week long coverage of São Paulo Gay Pride weekend, here are some pictures from Friday night at nightclub Flexx. I ended up staying at The Week that night, but it looks like the party at Flexx with DJ Eric Cullemberg was also a lot of fun.

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All pictures courtesy of Leo Gross. More after the jump.

A Semana: The Gay Kiss Controversy, New Clubs, Cyndi Lauper, VMan, And Fashion Week

After much controversy in the past few weeks, it was confirmed that the gay kiss which was supposed to air at the last episode of soap Duas Caras was not even taped as a back up plan. This is the second time Globo axed a kiss between two men on the final episode of a soap. The first time was back in 2005 on the soap America.

Two new gay nightclubs are opening in São Paulo right after Pride: Just will be a smaller venue for 400 people, while Shoock Disco Lounge will be more like the recently shut down Bubu, with the capacity for 1,200 people. Both clubs open Friday of next week.

The smoke ban in Rio starts this Saturday. After that, smoking will no longer be allowed on closed spaces. I hope the ban is effective and that the same measure is adopted in São Paulo immediately.

Cyndi Lauper will be hitting five Brazilian cities on her new tour. She will play Belo Horizonte, São Paulo, Rio, Curitiba, and Porto Alegre by mid November.

American Idol winner David Cook set a record today for debut entries on the Billboard Hot 100 with 11 titles entering the chart. His original recording The Time of My Life, entered the Hot 100 on the third slot, and topped the Hot Digital Songs chart with 236,000 downloads.

The winner of the 2008 VMan Ford Models search has been announced, and it is Petey. He and two runners-up have been shot by Hedi Slimane for VMan 12.

This is what the future of Lacoste looks like.

Is Ms. Tyra Banks following the footsteps of Martha and Oprah?

Fashion Rio and São Paulo Fashion week have released the line up for the spring shows this June. The biggest news is the first Rosa Cha menswear show, which I can't wait for. Rumor has it that Agyness Deyn may also show up. The complete schedule of Brazilian shows is after the jump.

The Green Tea That Gives You A Six-Pack

Below is the ad spot for C2 Iced Tea with Brazilian model Carlos Freire, as well as the making of the ad.

I Am Addicted To Go-go Dancers

I have just come to the sad realization that I am addicted to go-go boys (I also have a thing for male strippers but have not had a chance to make a video of that yet).

The clip above was shot at The Week on Saturday night when Offer Nissim started spinning. The boys were on fire under the diamond-studded ceiling of the club.

Click here to download the video above in high-resolution for your iPod (or iPhone). It could be a good incentive for when you are at the gym on the treadmill.

Edilsonmania Hits M Mensuel

I had already unveiled the cover of French magazine M Mensuel with Edilson last month, but here are some of the pictures featured inside, photographed by Troy Phillips.

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I am starting to wonder what he looks like in clothes as opposed to underwear and swimsuits. I have heard that OUT has shot him recently, and am curious to see the pictures.

More at: The French Get Another Dose Of Edilson.

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