Monthly Archives: April 2013

Cara Delivigne Rocks the Punk. Vogue:Punk Stories #Hardcore #Punk #Fashion

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If David Guetta didn’t wake you up with his pop house weirdness this morning maybe I can kick your little fashion ass into gear with this video. Put together by the lovely people at Vogue, Cara Delivigne (supermodel of the moment) rocks out in this Punk Stories video by Quentin Jones of Cadence (New York).

It’s a non-stop fashion blast. Grab your nearest Vivienne Westwood/Malcolm McLaren t-shirt, and turn up the volume for a perfect punk Vogue story.

Happy Monday – David Guetta Play Hard (feat. Ne-Yo & Akon) #MusicMonday #WorkItOut

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I don’t think there is a single song I have ever disliked by David Guetta. He has been the mix master to my soul since around 2000 something and he has ‘it’ factor up the yin yang.

To get you inspired and get your Monday freak on I thought I would share a gem. It’s ‘Play Hard ‘featuring Ne-Yo and Akon. Even if the song ate it the video is worth watching.

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No damn worries. The song is magic and the video ought to get you started the right-wrong way this morning.

Slam your coffee and put on your headphones because we’re about to bust it ought Guetta style. Video is SFW, BUT has twerking w a side of crunk. Beware the evil boss who doesn’t like booty shakin’ and sick dancers.

Buckle up….

Play Hard (feat. Ne-Yo & Akon)

Bieber Busted for Weed in Sweden #BiebBust #WeedBust

All the world is your stage, until you get busted. Then you are just another Disney kid.

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Justin Bieber stepped into the shoes of many a Disney kid by getting busted for drugs, Wednesday night, in Stockholm. The Swedish authorities noses were super sensitive and caught a ‘whiff’ of something funny smelling as Bieber boarded his tour bus last night. No, it was not Nag Champa.

“A colleague sensed what was considered to be a strong smell of marijuana,” Stockholm police spokesman Lars Byström told the Aftonbladet newspaper.

Sensed? What is this? A new B movie in the making? A cop with a ‘weed’ sense that busts pot smokers is coming for YOU.

Being Swedish I have to give my people props for busting the Bieber and bringing this to light. Being compassionate I feel for the Bieber. I live in California where weed is like, well, a weed. There are at least 6 medical marijuana clinics with in walking radius of my apartment in West Hollywood. SIX. Yeah we are totally mellow out here in California FOR A REASON.

Don’t worry. Their love for Bieber conquered all Beliebers,

“We don’t have any concrete suspicions against any specific person; there were several people on the bus,” Byström told Aftonbladet.

Technically speaking it could have been his BFF Lil Twist, or a roadie. Let’s hope he gets off with a small fine. Bieber has had enough controversy on this European tour.

Ride to Feed @ Soul Cycle 4/21, Sunset Plaza, Time to Give Back Angelenos! #Exercise #Charity #MealsonWheels

I f you haven’t given to charity this year, here’s your chance to become a key player in philanthropy in Los Angeles.

The awesome folks over at Michelle PR sent me this. Being a huge fan of charitable causes I wanted to share this, suggest it and push strongly that you go and partake.

The drive is for ‘Meals on Wheels’, which, I have actually donated to thankyouverymuch.

Meals on Wheels was created to distribute a nice, healthy, hot meal to Senior Citizens who are home-bound and can’t prepare food or go to the market themselves in Los Angeles county. We’re talking about the your grandparents here so PAY ATTENTION.

The event will take place on April 21st. There are two ways you can help

1) Be a rider. The great part is riders get free schwag bags that include;

Junk Food tee,

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Which we adore being fashion addicts on this site,

a Cart for a Cause Cook Book, a St. Vincent Meals on Wheels angel pin and more for taking time to raise awareness for this important cause. Are you hooked? I am!

2) Be an attendee. With celebrity chef, Michael Fiorelli hosting this, you know you want to go. Tickets are $50 and that is a small amount to give for a charity. Because charity is AWESOME (and tax deductible)

In the past charitable events have raised enough money to distribute 25,000 meals a year for ‘Meals on Wheels’ so yes, you will be making a difference. If you can’t be a rider there is hope for you. You can attend this event by buying tickets on eventbrite HERE;

Eventbrite ticket link to  – Ride to Feed Event @ Soul Cycle SUNSET PLAZA
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Time to shop for Spring/Summer 2013, @MonikaChiang Style #Accessories #Shoes #Want #BlackisBack

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If you haven’t acquainted yourself with up and coming designer Monika Chiang, now is the perfect time to. Having just received an email about her fabulous shoes I thought I ought to give her website a quick spin. Always, a great idea for a new Spring/Summer wardrobe, and bad idea for my bank account. Because….I want everything! But instead I’ll share a few key pieces I love.

The “LAVA SWAROVSKI STONE NECKLACE, BLACK”

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This necklace oozes charm, style and a classic chic with a twist. The black lava chain gives it an industrial feel while the Swarovski classes it up enough to wear to a nice function. Absolutely a statement piece his screams little black dress and should be paired with something as fabulous as…..

Imena lace-up sandal

These shoes. These shoes that I am DYING for.

Lace-up sexy with a high heel to keep you above the rest the “IMENA LACE UP SANDAL, BLACK” screams La Femme Nikita. If James Bond ever turned int a woman she would bust these out. Seductress? Stiletto Sexy? Head turner? All of the above. I adore shoes so of course these are a must have on my list.

However, I am a woman on the go. I need to look smashing while being a little functional. Nothing says business like a black leather brief a la bag. I need a purse that screams business bitch, yet charms the man I am with.

Thankfully my search is over with the ever charming, “GABON LEATHER MESSENGER BAG”.

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This is functional, classy and is wearable for casual dates with jeans and those^ heels (Imena has my heart). The Gabon has extra zippers for an ‘edge’ and is easily carried or worn cross shoulder if you have to hit the subway.I love the look leather gets after elongated wear. Leather is forever and can last through numerous business meetings, airline flights and keep me looking classy.

Have I piqued your interest my fashionista’s? Good. Go shop the Monika Chiang collection here:

Monika Chiang Rocks!!

If you sign up for the newsletter and email list now, you can get 15% off your purchase! So what are you waiting for?

Behind the Mirror, Fashion Video by the Hotness Known as DSquared #Fashion #Video #Dragtastic

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I love D Squared. An Italian clothing collaboration by twins Dean and Dan Caten (born Dean and Dan Catenacci). Based in Milan these twins are not only fraternal but identical and specialize in the ultra-modern and chic. What’s not to love about D2? Nothing. They are perfection, embodied in fashion and willing to prove it.

I present to you their new campaign video for 2013, “Behind the Mirror”. With of course little hot Dean and Dan action in it a la cameo. In drag?!! You’ll have to watch this gender eff for yourself. Beautifully shot and visually delicious by the geniuses at Mert & Marcus and the double D’s never looked so good.

I present ‘Behind the Mirror”.

Chris Brown and Rihanna, Together AGAIN? #LikeWeCare

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Yes, that’s right. Rihanna and Chris Brown are back together.

Or are they? More importantly do we care?

According to a ‘source’ that contacted UsWeekly the couple are back together. Rihanna and Chris Brown are still ‘having issues’ aka fighting like horny cats and dogs, but are trying to make it work. Rihanna recently performed in Los Angeles for her ‘Diamonds’ tour and got all cryptic again. We guess she was talking about her uber love/hate relationship with a certain brother with the initials C and B.

“How many of you are in love?” Riri asked, “How many of you hate love? How many of you don’t fucking understand it? I’m in that group.”

Sigh.

Girl we all feel that way but ESPECIALLY about your love for Chris Brown.

Marc Jacobs Hits 50 with a ‘BANG’! #Abs #Fragrance #PourHomme #BirthdayBoy

Marc Jacobs is sitting pretty in his 50th year, celebrating his birthday this year, which is April 9th), by releasing his new fragrance pour homme, “BANG”. The title says it all.

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Sitting pretty is right.

Over the years Marc Jacobs has given us fashion, fosse (90’s), fatty(mid 2000’s) and now ripped to the gills and fabulous 50.

With the release of Bang, Marc decided to show of his gorgeous sculpted body in his new fragrance ad. He also recently began tweeting pics of himself on twitter and instagram, looking too fit for words. What does this mean? It means Marc isn’t slowing down but plans on wearing more man kilts, lace dresses and showing us what he is made of a la Karl Lagerfeld. Who says age is a drawback? It’s looking mighty fine to me.

Congrats Marc Jacobs on your super fine fifty years. We’re looking forward to you clothing, scents and more spectacular instagram’s.

Happy Birthday you Beautiful baby!

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Eric Benet New Video on Fashion Evolution “Music meets Style’ #Music #Fashion #Mens #Timeless

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Streetwear may be a the new black but Men’s fashion, in my eyes, will always be about timeless, key pieces and classic style. The fedora will be forever classy, the tie and bow-tie represent class and can be chosen to show personality, and the classic three-piece suit will always be the ultimate in being a dapper don.

Eric Benet is an amazing musician with a vision. He is also a believer in timeless fashion and style. So much that he took his vision a step further to make a new, amazing video called ‘Music Meets Style’ (just released on Esquire.com).

Filmed at The Brooklyn Circus, a high-end menswear store in New York, Eric included such style and fashion writer as Dapper Lou  of www.dapperlou.com, pop critic / writer Miles Marshall Lewis of EBONY.com, KJohn (KJohn La Soul), co-creators of Stuff Fly People Like Rae Holliday & Gabe, as well as Rog Walker of Huffington Post.

With a mesh of spoken word, sound and vision, Eric illustrates how his personal style has evolved and what it means to him. Creating a masterpiece of what timeless fashion is with song only creates beauty, and this video is just that. Well played Eric Benet, well-played.

Halle Berry Expecting #Spring #BabyNews #Beautiful

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It’s Spring in Los Angeles and that means it’s time to get everyone’s freak on. Clothes come off, pool’s are in use, blond bunnies are sunbathing everywhere and Halle Berry is knocked up.

First off I want to wish Olivier Martinez and Halle Berry a HUGE congratulations! It couldn’t happen to a happier couple. They really do love each other and as we learned earlier this year, Martinez will fight for his love. Halle is a very lucky woman. Next I want to send congrats to Nahla. She’s about to be a big sister to a very lucky kid and will have someone cool to play with. We wish her luck on her big sis duties.

This is definitely one union that everyone can be happy about. Except Gabriel Aubry. He’s probably weeping in a corner with a bottle of something about now.

The New Saint Laurent Featuring Icons of 90’s Rock #HeidiSlimane #Photography #Campaign

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Saint Laurent recently revamped from the iconic Yves Saint Laurent to….Saint Laurent thanks to creative director Heidi Slimane. (Read more HERE)

With a fashion house this iconic it was a daring decision and perhaps could have been a pitfall. However with a super power in the industry like (Yves) Saint Laurent they refuse to let simple things, such as a change in name, ruin a platinum reputation.

Enter Heidi Slimane. Iconic fashion & music photographer and mad genius. Add Courtney Love, Marilyn Manson, Kim Gordon of Sonic Youth and Ariel Pink of Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti. All as mad, strange and beautiful as the new house of Saint Laurent, and Heidi Slimane.

Create a campaign using all of the above rock icon’s from the ’90’s, and you have perfection with side of hardcore only Slimane is keyed into. And one beautiful campaign.

See the new faces of Saint Laurent below as captured by Heidi Slimane.

Kick -Ass 2 is Upon Us! #Trailer #Video #Booyah

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OMGOMGOMG…Kick-Ass 2 is coming out and my inner geek girl can barely handle it.

First off I have to admit to my personal love affair with Chloe Moretz.

She is the business, and I can only hope every 16-year-old out there is taking notes on how to be awesome from her. She conquered the movie Kick-Ass, by being super cool at only 12 years old, but also managed to steal the movie from Nick Cage and Aaron Johnson (Kick-Ass). Then she moved on to 30Rock where she whooped Jack Donehy’s ass several rounds, corporate style.

Now, at 16, she is the center of Kick-Ass 2 and is OWNING IT. Add an all-star cast including Jim Carrey, Lyndsy Fonseca (pickle fork girl from Hot Tub Time Machine/ TV’s Nikita), John Leguizamo and one of my other personal favorites, Donald Faison.

Check out the uber sweet trailer below. (And Aaron Johnson’s manly chest at around the :59 mark. Kick-Ass apparently has been working out)

Are you dying to see it? Yeah well us suckers for a good thing can’t watch it until it premieres on August 16, of this year. Until then we await the return of our favorite superheroes patiently. Now go work on your costume and I’ll see you there masked avengers.

Emma Watson for GQ. Talks Bling Ring Promo. #PrettyWoman #Sexy #GoEmma #Video

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I love it when classy actors and artists get trashy for magazine covers. It show’s they have a sense of humor. That and she looks smoking hot!

It seems little Hermione aka Emma Watson, is all grown up and kicking ass doing movies that are very NOT Harry Potter related. Seems he also like’s the independent film (like Mr. Radcliffe). Who wouldn’t after starring in kids movies for most of your teen, tween and adolescence years. Sounds like they are the UK’s version of a Disney kid’s.

Ms. Watson has indeed grown up and is not only smoking hot on the cover of GQ but is taking on a role’s that will blow your mind. Ok, maybe not but this time she is playing a Hollywood rich-bitch bad girl in the ‘Bling Ring’. Her character is a far cry from Emma and Hermione. And according to Emma, detestable.

“When I read the script and I realized that essentially it was a meditation on fame and what it’s become to our society, I had to do it,” Watson told the magazine. “The character is everything that I felt strongly against – she’s superficial, materialistic, vain, amoral. She’s all of these things and I realized that I hated her.”

“How do you play someone you hate?” Watson asked. “But I found it really interesting and it gave me a whole new insight into what my job, or my role as an actress, could be.”

The movie is kind of, sort of, based on real life happenings. A bunch of rich teens decided to go rip off and steal from their neighbors in a series of real life heist’s In the Hollywood Hills. People like Paris Hilton, Orlando Bloom and our beloved drug addict Lilo got hit. Oh and it got covered in Vanity Fair. Apparently, yes they got caught. This movie would be meh BUT, thankfully, Sofia Coppola is directing it. That means it should be a fun, sweet, touching and messed up all in one happy little bundle.

Enjoy the trailer below while you drool over Emma above.

True Blood Season 6 Promo Video Looks Wicked Good for True Blood #Billith #TheEnd #Showdown

True-Blood-Season-6Since I am a firm believer in NOT celebrating April Fool’s Day I thought it only fitting I give you something that is true.

True Blood that is.

Yes, True Blood Season 6 promo trailer has been released, and it looks like the writer’s went back to their roots. No sparkling, lot’s of blood, sex and lots of weird. Vampires, fairies and brujas oh my!. Add a few burning buildings and a really pissed off Billith, it seems we are back in business.
But wait. No we aren’t. Here’s the kicker. Season 6 of True Blood doesn’t start until frigging June 13th. And the season will be extra short with a rumored 10 episodes. WTH?
Until then will be forced to watch network TV (except Game of Thrones).

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No Billith for you.

Waiting is half the fun tho right? No it isn’t. While you are sitting suffering my dear fangbangers, here’s a promo for you. Enjoy it, because until June we are fangtastically….screwed.