Monthly Archives: October 2012

American Apparel Get’s Even More Tasteless with ‘SandySale’

American Apparel may be made in the good ole USA but that is about all they have going for them. Between their tasteless ‘teen porn’ advertisements and their constant lawsuits for sweatshop standards they are asking for a smack down.

While over 7 million suffer on the East Coast without power, and some without clean water American Apparel decide to start a ‘Sandy Sale’.

According to ABCNEWS;

Late Monday evening, American Apparel offered a “Sandy Sale” to customers who reside in states that were affected by the hurricane, including Connecticut, Delaware, Massachusetts, North Carolina, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and Maryland.

Broadcast on the website was a message reading, “In case you’re bored during the storm, 20 percent off everything for the next 36 hours.”

Wow, Tasteless much.

People across the US (including myself) are calling, emailing, texting our relatives and friends, desperate for news of their safety. There was a fire that claimed 80 homes in Queens and storm that killed 16-18 people in NYC alone. And they use hurricane Sandy for an advertising campaign?

Good job American Apparel. I don’t think anyone back East is bored enough to buy your clothing. Chalk this up to another case of bad taste.

If you want to really help, there are funds being set up to help flood victims. Donate here.

Hurricane Sandy Relief Fund, by the UJA

https://www.ujafedny.org/hurricane-sandy-relief-fund/

Happy Halloween and a Little History Lesson on Samhain/Celtic/Christian Influences

Happy Halloween my darlings. Tonight I expect to be somewhere on Santa Monica Blvd at the good end of a stiff drink, partying with 1/2 a million of my closest personal friends!

Let’s get serious though. Do you know the origin of Halloween? Turns out everyone is right. Christians and Pagans alike have influenced Samhain/Halloween.

Here’s a little history on the roots of All Hallows Eve thanks to Wikipedia.org.

Celtic influences

Though the origin of the word Halloween is Christian, the holiday is commonly thought to have pagan roots.[11] Historian Nicholas Rogers, exploring the origins of Halloween, notes that while “some folklorists have detected its origins in Roman feast of Pomona, the goddess of fruits and seeds, or in the festival of the dead called Parentalia, it is more typically linked to the Celtic festival ofSamhain“, which comes from the Old Irish for “summer’s end”.[11] Samhain (pronounced sah-win or sow-in) was the first and most important of the four quarter days in the medieval Gaelic (Irish,Scottish and Manx)[12] calendar.[13][14] It was held on or about October 31 – November 1 and kindred festivals were held at the same time of year in other Celtic lands

Samhain (like Beltane) was seen as a time when the ‘door’ to the Otherworld opened enough for the souls of the dead, and other beings such as fairies, to come into our world.[17][18] The souls of the dead were said to revisit their homes on Samhain.[19] Feasts were had, at which the souls of dead kin were beckoned to attend and a place set at the table for them.[20] Lewis Spence described it as a “feast of the dead” and “festival of the fairies”.[21] However, harmful spirits and fairies were also thought to be active at Samhain. People took steps to allay or ward-off these harmful spirits/fairies, which is thought to have influenced today’s Halloween customs. Before the 20th century, wearing costumes at Samhain was done in parts of IrelandMann, the Scottish Highlands and islands, and Wales.[22] Wearing costumes may have originated as a means of disguising oneself from these harmful spirits/fairies, although some suggest that the custom comes from a Christian or Christianized belief (see below)

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See Samhain is an important part of Celtic History and was largely influenced by those crazy Pagans. But wait the Christians had a part in this as well

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Christian influences

Snap-Apple Night (1832) byDaniel Maclise.
Depicts apple bobbing anddivination games at a Halloween party in BlarneyIreland.

Halloween is also thought to have been influenced by the Christian holy days of All Saints’ Day (also known as All HallowsHallowmas or Hallowtide) on November 1 and All Souls’ Day on November 2.[28] They are a time for honoring the saints and praying for the recently departed who had yet to reach Heaven. All Saints was introduced in the year 609, but was originally celebrated on May 13.[29] In 835, it was switched to November 1 (the same date as Samhain) at the behest of Pope Gregory IV.[29] Some have suggested this was due to Celtic influence, while others suggest it was a Germanic idea.[29]

By the end of the 12th century they had become holy days of obligation across Europe and involved such traditions as ringing bells for the souls in purgatory. “Souling”, the custom of baking and sharing soul cakes for “all crysten christened souls”,[30] has been suggested as the origin of trick-or-treating.[31] Groups of poor people, often children, would go door-to-door on All Saints/All Souls collecting soul cakes, originally as a means of praying for souls in purgatory.[32] Similar practices for the souls of the dead were found as far south as Italy.[33] Shakespeare mentions the practice in his comedy The Two Gentlemen of Verona (1593), when Speed accuses his master of “puling [whimpering or whining] like a beggar at Hallowmas.”[34] The custom of wearing costumes has been linked to All Saints/All Souls by Prince Sorie Conteh, who wrote: “It was traditionally believed that the souls of the departed wandered the earth until All Saints’ Day, and All Hallows’ Eve provided one last chance for the dead to gain vengeance on their enemies before moving to the next world. In order to avoid being recognised by any soul that might be seeking such vengeance, people would don masks or costumes to disguise their identities”.[35] In Halloween: From Pagan Ritual to Party Night, Nicholas Rogers explained Halloween jack-o’-lanterns as originally being representations of souls in purgatory.

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There ya go my little Devils and Angels. Turns out everyone was right. Christians, Pagans and everything in between. Next time you start getting in a religious/historical debate over this Holiday, remember it’ a catch 22 and GO HAVE FUN instead.

So….Happy Halloween! I expect you guys to be safe, have fun and go over indulge in candy, costumes and F-U-N!!

Disney Buys Lucasfilm for 4.4 BILLION Dollars, #BeAfraid

Yes it really happened and yeas that is a real number. Mega business conglomerate Disney (known as Mauschwitz in SoCal) bought the infamous Lucasfilm Ltd. for almost 4.5 BILLION dollars, including shares.

According to ComingSoon.net;

Under the terms of the agreement and based on the closing price of Disney stock on October 26, 2012, the transaction value is $4.05 billion, with Disney paying approximately half of the consideration in cash and issuing approximately 40 million shares at closing. The final consideration will be subject to customary post-closing balance sheet adjustments.

No joke. It seems this merger is taking Princess Leia, Luke and Jar Jar please-stfu-Binks to a whole new level of wrong.

Why do I say wrong? Because Lucasfilm has agreed to deliver Star Wars 7 in 2015! Oh yes. Oh no. Not quite sure what to think here. It could be balls out amazing, especially in the graphics department if Disney is helping produce this.

What do we say, yay or nay? Give us your opinion below.

 

Last Minute Halloween Rush – Where to Go on Hollywood Boulevard

Oh Halloween. My favorite time of year. Of Course.

It’s a time where every girl is allowed to dress like a slut (see: Mean Girls) and every dude gets to actually dress UP. Kids get free candy, madness ensues at house parties and everyone wins. Also much preparation goes into costuming, unless, you are one of THOSE people. Yes, a last-minute, what am I wearing, kind of guy/gal. I of course have no idea what that is alike as this holiday is religious for me, but just in case….

Two places spring to mind when shopping for last-minute costumes. Bizzy B of Hollywood and Hollywood Toys and Costumes. Bizzy B of Hollywood is at 6548-50 Hollywood Boulevard and Hollywood Toys and Costumes is at 6600 Hollywood Boulevard. A perfect two stop shop.

First stop Bizzy B of Hollywood. This place, I am a little biased with Bizzy B because I have been shopping there for 7 years. My bias is justified. Nicki Minaj’s stylist shops here, there is a huge celeb clientele including Cee Lo AND she has full costumes for girls AND BOYS.

Yes guys can find a costume here. Which is a miracle!

Bizzy B is perfect for full costumes ranging from $15-$100+ depending on what and how intricate and well made. Some are custom-made by Beatrice herself. See below;

Wonder Woman done right!

What about accessories? Bizzy B does have two accessory walls but if you don’t find it there go down the block…..

This is where Hollywood toys and Costumes comes in. Any and every accessory you have ever imagined from hair blaeach/dye/wigs/props/rhinestones/eyelashes/ball & chain/pitchforks/pom poms/tails/stuff to decorate with, THEY HAVE IT! I recently went in to look for pom pom and they had an entire wall of them. As far as accessories on the cheap, they take the cake.

I suppose you want some information? Need to call ahead and see if they have what you need.

Here’s the addresses and phone numbers;
Bizzy B of Hollywood
Address: 6548 Hollywood Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90028
Phone: (323) 469-4309

Hollywood Toys and Costumes
Address: 6600 Hollywood Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90028
Phone: (323) 464-4444
Hours:Mon-Sat 10am–7pm, Sun – 10:30am–7pm

Apologetic Lucky Magazine on Britney Spears Botched Cover

Britney Spears has had her ups and downs. She has been a Disney kid, a teen pop star. She was a 20 something mess complete with wigs and English accent. Thankfully she beat the odds and became a mom and took back her reigns as a pop starlet. How can you not be proud of her complete comeback? She even looks fierce.

Unfortunately Lucky Magazine didn’t think so and gave her a little too much help in the Photoshop department turning her into…this;

What in the holy name of Taylor Swift gone soccer mom is this hot mess?

Hairline, WTF? That wig is heading towards her nose. Nose elongated, cheeks misplaced and face, definitely not hers. Britney HAS used Photoshop many times before but this time the fault was all Lucky Magazine. Bad form Lucky, Bad Form.

Of course it was NOT well received by her fans and Lucky did issue and apology for this face that is 20x super imposed and a terrible wig.

I think they should give her another damn cover. Thoughts? Weigh in below.

News of the Weird; NYPD Officer Planned to Kidnap, Kill & EAT over 100 Women.

We’ve all been keeping up with the endless crazy so-called cannibalism cases. To this day I shudder when I think what happened to the crazy who went off the deep end with bath salts. Especially since I am a big fan of using them.

This case however is brought to you by the local NYPD law enforcement. In fact, this is about a very disturbed officer of the law who planned on kidnapping, raping, torturing, cooking and eating women. His emails were to others were bizarre and sickening stating things like;

  • “[My oven] is big enough to fit one of these girls if I folded their legs”
  • “I was thinking of tying her body onto some kind of apparatus&cook her over a low heat, keep her alive as long as possible.”

He had compiled photos’ addresses on over 100 women. He also offered to help others who wanted a kidnapped woman for $5000 and emailed one undercover operative saying;

“$5,000 and she’s all yours… she will be stuffed into a large piece of luggage and wheeled out to my van.”

It’s moments like this I am REALLY GLAD we have law enforcement. Supposedly he illegally hacked a federal database to get all of the information he compiled.

Hacker, cannibalistic, NYPD cop. What is the US coming to? And I thought bath salts and politic’s were creepy. Go figure he was a quiet reclusive type according to his neighbors.  Next time your neighbors are making too much noise, be thankful. At least you know what they are up to.
See the video from the Channel 7 ABC News Here;

Katy Perry Rocks the Obama Vote Fashionably (Pic/Video)

Katy Perry is a constant surprise. Whether she decides to dress up in cupcakes dresses with a blue wig, or boho chic with her new hunny John Mayer she keeps us guessing. This time she is rocking the vote, hardcore.
Katy rocked her vote last night in Nevada to a crowd of 13,000 voters wearing a sexy ballot dress at a Obama at rally last night.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Katy clearly marked her dress as a vote for Obama/Biden and urged the crowd to vote early. Perry even threatened to ‘come and get you’ to the crowd if they didn’t vote. Damn Katy, careful how you rock that vote. We don’t need a ghetto fight. Romany already got a smack down in the last Presidential debate.

President Obama came out after the Perry and said he was ‘so grateful for her unbelievable performance’.

Check out the video here from Telegraph.co.uk;

 

Obama is currently on a 48 hour tour across the US addressing the swing states and trying to get the ‘last minute’ voters to key into his election ticket. With Perry on his side rocking the fashionable vote, he may just have an edge over Mitt-ens.

Are you registered to vote? Get out there and ROCK YOUR VOTE! Every vote counts and we need you to speak up and be heard.
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER TO VOTE!!

Lady Gaga and Die Antwoord Fight on Twitter

Lady Gaga used twitter to answer a critic, the pop star criticized Die Antwoord over a new song. The ‘Born This Way’ singer was outraged at the South African duo’s new song ‘Fatty Boom Boom’ which makes fun of the pop star and her eccentric stage performances. The video features a man dressed in Gaga’s iconic meat dress taking a violent …

via Lady Gaga and Die Antwoord Fight on Twitter.

Dose of Insanity – Die Antwoord “Fatty Boom Boom” (video)

Die Antwoord must be taking the best drugs on the planet. Their music an ass shaking trip, filled with terrifying pitches, south African rap w/ a side of crunk via Ninja and references to tiny, but fab bootie by Yo-Landi Vi$$er.

And their videos…50 times weirder.

Envision a mockery of Lady Gaga in a meat dress on a South Africa on a tour bus. Then add a dash of black face with yellow eyes. Lions, panthers, a KK-almost K man banging on a steel drum, and Lady Gaga giving birth to a bug in side street dentist/gyno shop.

Yeah words cannot describe this video. REALLY. They cannot.

Enjoy your daily dose of liquid acid and Lindsay Lohan blood. This shit is out of control.

Die Antwoord – Fatty Boom Boom;

Chanel No 5 a la Brad Pit, Part 1&2 (video)

Karl Lagerfeld is getting weirder with his old age, and so is Chanel. Brad Pitt will forever be a prime piece of yummy no matter what age, or how much he looks like a billy-goat (trim that hot man meat’s hair please).

 

These two things together?

‘There You Are”.

Chanel No 5 There You are Part 1 & 2 video;

Happy Birthday to Buckaroo Jeff Goldblum!


-Jeff Goldblum as ‘The Fly’
Jeff Goldblum is 60 today?! Yup, sixty years old. And the disturbing part? Still hot.

Yes our rebel, gun-toting cowboy from Buckaroo Banzai is still rocking the hot at 60 years old. Not only that but he is still a WORKING actor. Talented, a gray fox, working on Glee with two movies in pre-Production AND has his own jazz band. Having seen him I can say unlike a lot of failed artists, he has talent. I know he is also an excellent pianist. I SAID pianist (gutter brain much?).

So a HUGE Happy Birthday to Jeff Golblum. From one Jew to another, Mazel Tov! We’re glad he’s still around, looks fab and at 60, is still romancing the ladies.

Work it Out Gray Fox!

McQueen SS 2013 to Start Your Afternoon

Living or dead  I will always support the house of McQueen. Before Alexander McQueen committed suicide his work was unparalleled in a world of unique, strange and beautiful designs. Now Sarah Burton has not only kept the world of McQueen alive but has offered a fresh take that fits McQueen’s world like a glove.

This year an elaborate bee themed collection hit the Paris runway with geometric shapes and classic designs reminiscent of the 60’s. Mad Men-esque? Perhaps, but always with a twist of McQueen on top. Well played Sarah Burton.

SS 2013 from Paris Fashion Week Below (All photos from Style.com);

 

10/15/2012 Maggie Barry & Michael Antonio Shoes Fashion Show. #LAFW #SS2013 #Stunning (photo/video)

I am a Michael Antonio Shoes fan girl. For a long time I have been wearing, toting and secretly adoring their shoes. I love the style, grace, comfort and sexy they bring to my petite feet. Quite possibly, I dream of Michael Antonio shoes, because they are not only wonderful to wear but a late night fantasy (shhh it’s my dirty little secret).

Michael Antonio Buckled Heels

Maggie Barry is a creative genius, bringing imagination to life. Her clothing has been worn by stars who walk on air and want art in fashion as much as she does. She created Cher’s famous leather thong outfit from her ‘Turn Back Time’ video and she works, and plays with such famous names as Lady Gaga, Miss J. Alexander (ANTM) and uses singer and model Morganne Picard as her spokesmodel for her brand.

Morganne Picard with Maggie Barry

LA Fashion Week on Monday, October 15th was a visual collaboration brought together by both of these artists & designers to create a step away from traditional fashion to bring Fashion fusion/footwear to life for Maggie Barry and Michael Antonio’s SS 2013 show in downtown’s nightspot, Exchange LA.

This brought designers, stylists, fashionistas, actors, actresses, fashion/event photographer, trend watchers and the artistic diva’s of the night out.

I ran into Eric of Prep Jerks whose business as a stylist and fashion forward man is booming. Keep an eye on him here http://www.prepjerks.com. He’s got a taste for business, design and fashion that is unparalleled. Go Prep Jerks!

The collection was stunning, eclectic, bright, beautiful, unique and I loved every moment. I ran into friends (Vikki Lizzie, Sabrini Paridisi) saw a freak chic ladies from acting (Bai Ling, Phoebe Price) and loved the sleek futuristic runway clothing and shoes. From the flash to atmospheric after party, this event was a win/win.

Let’s take a look at who and what showed up,

A very HUGE thank you to Bob Degadillo for use of his photos!! He always makes me look gorgeous

The very gorgeous other redhead, Phoebe Price #goteamginger, Photo by Bob Degadillo

Sabrina Paridisi and I. Pale and tan beauties. Photo by Bob Degadillo

When dressing for a fashion show, remember shoes do get photographed. My shoes and Sabrina’s. Photo by Bob Degadillo.

Yes men dressed well too. Kilt’s are ALWAY in.

Showing shoes to Eric of Prep Jerks. Available at Bizzy B of Hollywood.

Loved her outfit, classic black with perfect bow topper.

This is how to steal the show. Greatest hat I have ever seen as well. unfortunately it’s a New York city one-of-a-kind find. Sorry ladies.

Best guys to party with. Over bar the bar these guys were cracking me up.

LA girls

Packed!

The most fabulous jacket there. Missing in photo, the sequins attached to this were iridescent.

The show ended with a giant dancing orb

The show tapped into an amazing visual of light with a cross of adult animation come to life. Think Aeon Flux done right. I have to commend and recommend checking out Maggie Barry for those who haven’t seen her art and fashion. The woman is beyond a visionary.

Check out the runway video below (I was in an uncomfortable position making, however it somehow made great footage).

From the Mouth of Unkle Karl, “Model’s are NOT that Skinny”. (video too)

I love Karl Lagerfeld, his style and how he and Choupette have clawed their way to be emperor and empress of fashionlandia.

Recently my white-headed Unkle Karl let out another gem.
This of course is AFTER offending Pippa Middleton re: her face, and singer Adele by calling her fat (he later said he meant Lana Del Rey).

This time the subject; Anorexic models. When asked about working with Anorexic models being a problem, his reply is was simple; Anorexia isn’t the problem, fat girls are. *headsmack*

Karl was quoted in the Huffington Post as saying;

“The story with anorexic girls — nobody works with anorexic girls. That has nothing to do with fashion. People who have that, they have problem with family and things like this. There are less than 1 percent of anorexic girls, but there are over — in France, I don’t know about England — over 30 percent of girls who are big, big, overweight.”

Oh Karl, when will you stop? We know you don’t like bigger girls. After all working with underweight models IS your job. But…having had problems with anorexia himself you think he would be a little kinder when it comes to weight issues.

Karl you are 79, and have earned his bitch wings in fashion, but remember ethics and morality in interviews my dear. It’s called being diplomatic.

See the full video below.

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