Category Archives: Men’s

Skingraft Spring/Summer Collection Behind the Scenes #Clothing #Fabulous #LALabel

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This company is one of the reasons I love and adore working in the fashion industry. Smart, chic, modern and damn sexy, Skingraft is ‘IT’. To get back to business, here is their Spring/Summer editorial video.

Enjoy the hotness and shop Skingraft’s amazing collection here; https://www.skingraftdesigns.com/

Skingraft Spring/Summer 2014 Behind The Scenes from SKINGRAFT on Vimeo.

2014 Golden Globes Nominations and Red Carpet Live Stream #RedCarpet #Fabulous

It’s my favorite time of year. Award Season in LA. That means the roads get shut down, people buy ridiculously extravagant things, everyone is primping and preening, and all the fabulous actors come out of their nicely nestled homes. It also means awards.

Although I am mostly in it for the dresses, this year the nominations are actually feature some astounding actors and actresses who, dare I say it, deserve recognition.

We’re talking Jessica Lange, John Voight, Bryan Cranston, Helen Mirren, Meryl Streep, Emma Thompson.

Also, my favorite eye candy Michael Fassbender, Bradley Cooper, Liev Schrieber and Christian Bale.

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We’ve already picked out our favorites at my household in the nominations. If you’d like to keep up with the red carpet dresses and nom’s here what YOU need.

Here is the live stream to the Red Carpet (Good luck trolling the net for a live stream for the show. It’s damn near impossible.)

http://www.eonline.com/news/497131/we-re-livestreaming-the-2014-golden-globes-red-carpet-watch-sunday-on-e-online

A full list of nomination’s;

Best Motion Picture, Drama

12 Years a Slave
Captain Phillips
Gravity
Philomena
Rush

Best Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy

American Hustle
Her
Inside Llewyn Davis
Nebraska
The Wolf of Wall Street

Best Actor in a Motion Picture, Drama

Chiwetel Ejiofor, 12 Years a Slave
Idris Elba, Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom
Tom Hanks, Captain Phillips
Matthew McConaughey, Dallas Buyers Club
Robert Redford, All Is Lost

Best Actor in a Motion Picture, Comedy or Musical

Christian Bale, American Hustle
Bruce Dern, Nebraska
Leonardo DiCaprio, The Wolf of Wall Street
Oscar Isaac, Inside Llewyn Davis
Joaquin Phoenix, Her

Best Actress in a Motion Picture, Drama

Cate Blanchett, Blue Jasmine
Sandra Bullock, Gravity
Judi Dench, Philomena
Emma Thompson, Saving Mr. Banks
Kate Winslet, Labor Day

Best Actress in a Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy

Amy Adams, American Hustle
Julia Delpy, Before Midnight
Greta Gerwig, Frances Ha
Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Enough Said
Meryl Streep, August: Osage County

Best Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture

Barkhad Abdi, Captain Phillips
Daniel Brühl, Rush
Bradley Cooper, American Hustle
Michael Fassbender, 12 Years a Slave
Jared Leto, Dallas Buyers Club

Best Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture

Sally Hawkins, Blue Jasmine
Jennifer Lawrence, American Hustle
Lupita Nyong’o, 12 Years a Slave
Julia Roberts, August: Osage County
June Squibb, Nebraska

Best Director
Alfonso Cuarón, Gravity
Paul Greengrass, Captain Phillips
Steve McQueen, 12 Years a Slave
Alexander Payne, Nebraska
David O. Russell, American Hustle

Best Screenplay, Motion Picture
Bob Nelson, Nebraska
Spike Jonze ,Her
Steve Coogan and Jeff Pope, Philomena
John Ridley, 12 Years A Slave
David O. Russell and Eric Warren Singer, American Hustle

Best Foreign-Language Film

Blue Is the Warmest Colour (France)
The Great Beauty 
(Italy)
The Hunt 
(Denmark)
The Past 
(Iran)
The Wind Rises 
(Japan)

Best Animated Feature Film

The Croods
Despicable Me 2
Frozen

Best Original Song, Motion Picture

“Atlas,” The Hunger Games: Catching Fire
“Let It Go,” Frozen
“Ordinary Love,” Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom
“Please, Mr. Kennedy,” Inside Llewyn Davis
“Sweeter Than Fiction,” One Chance

Best Original Score, Motion Picture

Alex Ebert, All Is Love
Alex Eves, Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom
Steven Price, Gravity
John Williams, The Book Thief
Hans Zimmer, 12 Years a Slave

Best TV Movie or Miniseries

American Horror Story: Coven
Behind the Candelabra
Dancing on the Edge
Top of the Lake
The White Queen

Best TV Series, Drama

Breaking Bad
Downton Abbey
The Good Wife
House of Cards
Masters of Sex

Best TV Series, Comedy or Musical

The Big Bang Theory
Brooklyn Nine-Nine
Girls
Modern Family
Parks and Recreation

Best Actor in a TV Series, Drama

Bryan Cranston, Breaking Bad
Liev Schreiber, Ray Donovan
Michael Sheen, Masters of Sex
Kevin Spacey, House of Cards
James Spader, The Blacklist

Best Actor, TV Series Comedy

Jason Bateman, Arrested Development
Don Cheadle, House of Lies
Michael J. Fox, The Michael J. Fox Show
Jim Parsons, The Big Bang Theory
Andy Samberg, Brooklyn Nine-Nine

Best Actress in a TV Series, Drama

Julianna Margulies, The Good Wife
Tatiana Maslany, Orphan Black
Taylor Schilling, Orange Is the New Black
Kerry Washington, Scandal
Robin Wright, House of Cards

Best Actress in a TV Series, Comedy

Zooey Deschanel, New Girl
Lena Dunham, Girls
Edie Falco, Nurse Jackie
Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Veep
Amy Poehler, Parks and Recreation

Best Actor in a Miniseries or TV Movie

Matt Damon, Behind the Candelabra
Michael Douglas, Behind the Candelabra
Chiwetel Ejiofor, Dancing on the Edge
Idris Elba, Luther
Al Pacino, Phil Spector

Best Actress in a Miniseries or TV Movie

Helena Bonham Cater, Burton & Taylor
Rebecca Ferguson, The White Queen
Jessica Lange, American Horror Story: Coven
Helen Mirren, Phil Spector
Elisabeth Moss, Top of the Lake

Best Supporting Actor in a Series, Mini-Series or TV Movie

Josh Charles, The Good Wife
Rob Lowe, Behind the Candelabra
Aaron Paul, Breaking Bad
Corey Stoll, House of Cards
Jon Voight, Ray Donovan

Best Supporting Actress in a Series, Miniseries, or TV Movie

Jacqueline Bisset, Dancing on the Edge
Janet McTeer, The White Queen
Hayden Panettiere, Nashville
Monica Potter, Parenthood
Sofía Vergara, Modern Family

Cecile B. DeMille Award
Woody Allen

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Miley Does Marc….Jacobs that is. #SS2014 #Campaign

After seeing articles in the Huffpost, and spread across Facebook like some mad Miley disease I finally gave in, and took a look at Marc Jacobs SS 2014 Campaign. I expected to frankly, HATE it. I am over Miley Cyrus, here twerking, her tongue, and her goddam wrecking ball. I don’t really want to see her naked and smoking a blunt. That is why this totally took me by surprise;

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I now believe in God. Or that God believes in Marc Jacobs.

This is astounding. Androgynous, and utterly beautiful. It shows a Miley Cyrus that is deep, genuine and stunning. Who knew?

When I got the actual campaign in my inbox and understood completely. Marc Jacobs has been working with Miley Cyrus on the skin cancer campaign. Featuring a bevy of nude celebs, as well as Cyrus. The campaign slogan is ‘Love the skin you’re in’ and the tee’s are racy, sexy and fun.

When Marc decided to feature Miley is his editorial campaign it came as no surprise. However, this is truly is. This is Marc Jacobs making art.

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It was for WWD Magazine! And it is a stunning editorial. He captured his line in spades. No wonder this came out as stunning art. I really have to say that the full photo has such intensity it reminds me why I am in the business.

Because Fashion is art. And if you cannot see the art in fashion, you probably should not be in it. And yes, you can quote me on that.

Well played Marc Jacobs, well-played.

Read the full WWD Article by clicking the link below.
http://www.marcjacobs.com/world-of-marc-jacobs/detail/ebfdcda4-8d9e-4e19-a5c4-1af6fad22ded?utm_source=enote&utm_medium=email&utm_content=mlyad&utm_campaign=MCSS14

Gift Guide – South Hill Designs Custom Jewelry. #Accessories #Personalized #Perfection

Hooray it’s the holiday season. This means it is time to run out to the mall, the store and cruise the nifty net for fabulous gifts, and gift guide’s. Look no further I have the perfect answer to all your gift giving AND fixing your wallet.

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Jewelry can be sweet, cute, romantic, sentimental, seductive, enticing and has a full and passionate history. It has has been given as a gift for centuries. Some jewelry is passed down generations, some given romantically or as a symbol of dedication and celebration.

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It’s what everyone wants, men, women, my BFF gal pals, everyone I know.

My best friend loves personalized gifting. She adores giving custom pieces, gift baskets, cards, and simply adores bling. This year I want to give her something just as personal and beautiful. However, I am feeling a bit frugal but I do not want anything that looks frugal. I want something FABULOUS that screams I love you, without losing quality.

Thank you South Hill Designs!

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Of course, a personalized touch makes it heartfelt and unforgettable. With personalized lockets and charms you can make anything for a special someone this Christmas.

Creating Jewelry that from the base to the charms is the perfect gift for anyone. South Hill carries everything you need to make lockets that are unique for everyone. Mom’s, Dad’s, lovers, friends and wouldn’t it be nice to show Grandma how much you love her?

South Hill Designs has lockets, droplets, accessories and of course, they have pre-made jewelry & accessories for any occasion.

Looking for gift’s for the discriminating boss or celebrity? Done.

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Actress Angie Everhart, model Caroline D’Amour and Deborah Gibson love their South Hill Designs personalized lockets.

Here’s the part I really like. You can become your own South Hill Design artist and create your own design OR host your own South Hill Design DIY party.

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Perfect for the holidays and perfect for the wallet, in home South Hill Design parties require no selling, cold calls or unnecessary speeches. Parties last around 2 hours and it’s just fun DIY with the people you invite. As a hostess you receive a cash commission AND discount on items. ( Click the picture above to find out more). This gives you the opportunity to have an amazing party, be creative with friends and get paid for it.

South Hill Designs, started in 2012, in Tempe Arizona. In just over a year they have developed a celebrity clientele, and have had a 400% growth in sales! I did a little research on South Hills Designs and found out they work with the Make-A-Wish Foundation. Charity work always gives me the awwwz. No wonder they are growing so rapidly.

With such a beautiful, and very unique idea, South Hill is definitely my destination for Christmas shopping. Even my dad is getting something from them.

Click the link below or any of the pictures above to go to South Hill Designs and start shopping now!

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Holiday Gift Guide! Do Not Resuscitate! #DNRBrands #BadAss #AlternaGuide #WhatYouWANT

Around the holiday season, I get e-mailed product information and great ‘stuff’ for gift guides. Occasionally I’m interested. Sometimes, if it is really good, I’m hit with a retail whack attack. This is one of those times.

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Welcome to the awesomeness that is ‘DNR Brand’, or ‘Do Not Resuscitate’. The name alone get’s my inner grrr-girl going. It has enough bad ass product that it tickles my weird. I have an inner need to watch ‘Walking Dead’ and vampire movies about throat ripping beasts that don’t twinkle. This girl doesn’t just do Gaultier, she does gore.

Working both the yin and yang of lifestyle and fashion, I get to see some amazing art. This shirt, labeled ‘Cyborg West’, blew me away. No bad pun intended.

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With most companies, a t-shirt selections tries to prove their true worth in ‘horror a la Hell’s Angels’ style. So…you have some chick in a bikini with a gun on a tee. Boo yah yah, who cares?

At DNR they seem to understand that this is not just boring, but can be fixed. With this hot image called ‘Cyberlesque’.

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Ha ha! Made you look. And you liked it.

I know that shirt’s can get bulky and some dude’s and chick’s don’t feel the clothing love. Often you may not know their size, and not everyone is a big fan of clothing.

For the discriminating friends and family in your life DNR Brands has a wide array of very cool, and original jewelry.

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Personal Favorite: Gun Bracelet. It’s for EVERYONE!!

We’ve pretty much established that DNR Brands is the place to buy for your alternative, gothicly-hip, twisted, weird, ‘Nightmare Before Xmas’ loving friends. Or your high end, couture, uber chic fashion clientele. I know personally I will be buying my ‘personal, it’s all about me’ gift here. (You can buy it for me *hint hint*)

Still riding the metro rail of unsure? Well, then you have forced me to name drop. The creative minds behind this are none other than (cheesy drum roll) Destin Pfaff and Rachel Federoff.

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They are the mad genius, entrepreneurs who ran ‘Matchmaker Millionaire (yes ran, don’t get it twisted) and produced the sheer, bloody genius ‘Sushi Girl’.

This is a gift guide so you can click any link and it will take you to your retail needs. What are you waiting for? Shop you silly, belated, Christmas/Holiday shopper!

DnR has what you want.

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Double the Fun with House of Eleven. SS 2014 Preview at the Falls in DTLA #PrivateShowing #CelebSightings #Bespoke

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Bespoke Listeni/biˈspk/ is a British English word that means a clothing item made to a buyer’s specification (personalised or tailored). While the term historically is applied to only men’s tailored clothing, it now generally includes footwear and other apparel, implying measurement and fitting.

Welcome to the world of House of Eleven. A bespoke clothing line that has not only won my heart, but is now No. 1 on my Xmas shopping list.

Started by the Silva Twins, Darcey and Stacey, around 2 years ago, this line has coming out as a ‘cut’ above the rest. They are winning over the fashion industry at large, but also, a HUGE celebrity clientele.

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Me and the Twins courtesy the fabulous Michael Bezjian/WireImage

The event was at the historic downtown LA bar/club, The Falls. When I arrived it was already packed. So much for being fashionably late.

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The crowd included everyone from local reality stars, to buyers, fashion TV and agency photographers. Some of the admirers and celebrities present were  Angie Everhart, Vianey Arana(Miss California Latina)and  Apollonia Kotero.  Caroline D’Amore showed up earlier and I missed her. She is the runway model who notoriously flipped off reality trash Scott Disick and a Jenner, for being drunk and disorderly in the front row of a runway she was walking recently. Besides being gorgeous, I love her for that, and wish I could have told her so.

I caught Jennifer Jimenez, RHOBH friend of Brandi Glanville, with my cell totally by accident.

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Caught off guard, I see you Ms. Jimenez!

However the reason I go to these is not the celeb heavy crowd. That is an easy draw in LA but I truly came for the clothes.

House of Eleven is beyond what I hoped. The Spring/Summer 2014 collection consists over piece’s with breathable leather in creams, grays, blacks, and some really nice splashes of coral pink. Everything is well-stitched, tasteful with an edge, includes sexy and playful leather trim and made for all body types. The thought of wearing leather during a hot day or night in Los Angeles seems unbearable. Yet, looking at the make of the design you see House of 11 has made it light and breathable, without sacrificing design.

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I did get to corner the fabulous twins, Darcey and Stacey Silva, for a moment to grill them about the their line. Turns out this line is a true LA story.

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Born and raised here in LA, they began House of Eleven just a little under two years ago.

After only three fashion seasons, they are bi-coastal, with boutiques in LA and NY. I am beyond impressed to find out have incredible backing by; fabulous celebrity clientele, international recognition, work with amazing PR representation and are busy, busy, busy.

Here’s where the story brings the ‘awwwz’. They are single, hard-working moms, with NO previous design/seamstress experience, and are completely self-taught. With incredible designs that are double stitched, bespoke with perfect designs(leather can buckle and get wavy if seams are done badly) and lines for Women, Men and Children, you have to wonder how they do it.

Obviously, quite well.

After talking to Darcey and Stacey they handed me a lovely packaged ‘Hof11’ gift box with their cards. Way to sway this blogger ladies. I love gifts!

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Thank you ladies. You are amazing.

I met one of the CEO’s, Michael and we talked business,’Hof11′ background, and how badly I wanted his ‘Hof11’ shirt. Last, but never least, I was given a drink and double kiss from my fav PR peep’s at Genevieve/HSMPR.  If you haven’t heard of them you should. They are responsible for creating events for clients like VOGUE/CFDA FASHION FUND Finalist Presentation, Philanthropic Society Los Angeles’ (PSLA) 4th annual Autumn Party with Stella McCartney, and of course presenting these two bombshell designers from House of Eleven SS 2014 collection.

I have to thank them for putting on an amazing event and introducing me to the talented Silva twins. And House of Eleven my newest addition to my wardrobe this spring/summer.

Are you ready to shop and hit up House of Eleven? Click the picture below and head over. Christmas IS right around. Happy Shopping!
PS – They give you 20% off your first order if you sign up with them so save some dosh and do it. We LOVE a good deal!

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Chanel’s ‘Once Upon a Time’, Beautiful and Creative #Fashion #Video #KeiraKnightly

Since I am in the throes of viewing runway video, I thought I would bring you a Chanel treat.

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Me think Karl Lagerfeld aspires to be more of a director and less art director.

With ‘Once Upon a Time’ Lagerfeld shows a forgotten time splashed with idealism, the sweet hopes of a new business, high society vs. the everyday Parisienne, and dazzles with his collection of Chanel for men and women.

Step into the turn of the century with Keira Knightly as Coco Chanel and enjoy a delightful piece showcasing talent and fashion.

Blurred Lines are Making Me Happy. #RobinThicke #Uncensored #HappyLaborday

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Since Robin Thicke’s ‘Blurred Lines’ has been following me everywhere this weekend, I just HAD TO share. This song not only kicks ass, but is a massive hit topping the charts and selling well over 11 million albums so far. Robin Thicke is the man in this butt shaking hit, but add Pharrell and you have just created a song so addictive I had to buy it.

Robin Thicke is the man, but he doubled that when he made this sick uncensored version. He quadrupled it when you realize the black hottie on the bike is his wifey. Damn, it hurts so good!

It’s VERY NSFW so don’t be playing this for your boss.

Enjoy!

So About That Corset on Ariana Grande at the #VMAS It’s by @BizzyBHollywood #LosAngeles #Fashion #Couture

I love a success story don’t you?

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Last night at the VMA Pre-Performance young gorgeous and 20 something Ariana Grande killed it with a beautiful performance. Despite her being a self-described ‘ball of nerves’ her performance hit the red carpet and voice was beautiful.

And so was her clothing.

You might remember, if you actually read this blog, a piece I did on the store ‘Bizzy B of Hollywood’ where they shot Magic Mike and have lingerie, costumes, menswear, fetish wear and then some. The owner has Beatrice Prochazka has been making Hollywood prettier for 12 years and continues to do so, by making custom Swarovski wear for celebrities all over the world.

One of them being Ariana Grande! That’s right. That gorgeous custom Swarovski corset was an original piece by the lovely BeatricePro/BizzyB of Hollywood herself. Every darn crystal. Beatrice also works with stars like;

Nicki Minaj, Paris Hilton, Bad Girls Club, Traci Bingham, Corey Feldman, The Girls Next Door, Cee-Lo, Ginuwine and Tank as well as creating custom pieces for performance and for the ladies, the boudoir.

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Custom pieces are by appointment only but if you are interested in snagging one there are beautiful pre-made pieces on display in the store.

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And YES, they do Menswear & Performance gear!!

You can find their social media at
FB: Beatrice Pro Official Fan Page
Twitter: BizzyBHollywood
Tumblr: Bizzy B Tumblr

For your piece head to;
Bizzy B of Hollywood
6548 Hollywood Blvd,
Los Angeles, CA 90028
Hollywood Blvd and Schrader.
Or go to Bseductive.com and for men go to Bseduced.com

Halloween is just around the corner!!

Recipe for Men #GiveGoodFace #FathersDay #GiftGuide #TeamSweden

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If there is one lesson I have learned in Los Angeles, it is that men are just as worried about skin care as women. In fact, in Los Angeles they are often more high maintenance than the women.

Father’s Day, an evil spin-off holiday from Hallmark, is just around the corner. Dad’s everywhere will be suffering ‘man gifts’, like ties, Old Spice and socks.

Why make Dad suffer this holiday? Why not be original, health oriented and give your dad something that does not suck, is directly imported from the brilliant mastermind’s in Sweden and DOES NOT smell like or smell like Old Spice (like Old Spice).

Why go to Sephora and buy a an overly smarmy man product with 90 bi-products you can’t pronounce?

Instead, why not grab some Recipe for Men’s natural line?

Recipe for men, traditionally has had a huge amount of product for her.  I could by something from a high end beauty store in their collection for my Dad BUT, I don’t think my dad wants to smell like vanilla, lavender and tea tree oil.

The people at Recipe for Men are mind readers. They decided Father’s Day was the perfect time to introduce new, clean, and fresh smelling products.

Recipe for Men tackles the common misconception that men can’t take care of their skin by giving them a simple product without smelly fragrances and natural ingredients. Easy to use each bottle comes with directions, and effects on the face. This is a no-brainer.

Behold a Father’s Day savior!

Although I love a good man product, I wanted to make sure this is actually worth shelling out for. It is. They are.

The boxes offer you way more than average product.They are nicely packaged and look sleek. All the ingredients are high quality. this makes it worth the price.Ranging between $22-48 Recipe for Men is very affordable for such luxe item’s.

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Of course I needed to get up close and personal with this stuff to give you the skinny and deet’s on this new line.

The under eye gel is perfect, small and compact. Easy on, and yes, it works. I LOVE product that works. It has caffeine in it to minimize puffiness and black tea and zinc with a cache of other minerals to make the skin baby soft. In other words he’ll go from DAD to dude in no time flat.

The Anti-Shine Moisturizer is brilliant!! I do not want my dad walking into a board meeting looking shinier than Nicole Kidman’s forehead after Botox. It’s made for oily to combination skin so it’s got a thumb’s up and OK for every Dad out there.

Lastly the shave gel. I know that most guys worry that a shave gel will be slimy and unmanageable.

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No problem there. It is easy to use and nice for a clean shave. You may even want to get yourself and extra tube. It has an easy to use pump top, comes out light blue to clear and smells really nice. There is a touch of lemon extract and menthol in it AND comes with anti-irritating allantonin and aloe. No razor burn and no MAN SMELL. And it’s not a tie or socks!

Even better it as just released  across the country making it readily available online or in store.

Skip the Old Spice centaur, bypass black socks. If you thought Father’s Day was going to give you an aneurysm or drain your wallet, you are in the clear.

For more info, hit up the site.

Order N-O-W!!
Recipe for Men Online!!

Since it’s PRIDE Weekend, Best #STFU #EqualRights Gay Vid Of the Moment

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Since it’s Pride Weekend in Los Angeles I thought I would give a very large SHOUT OUT to all my gay brother’s and sister’s out there.

Here’s an awesome video of two brave brazen gay’s sending a middle finger to an anti-gay preacher. This proves, actions really do speak louder than words.

And to the couple in this video, I owe you drinks at the Abbey! #HellYeah #EqualRights

Tech Toys You Need, The Pocket Monkey #Cool #FathersDay #GiftGuide #MUSTHAVE

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I am a total geek girl. I admit I have collected comics, own a phone, tablet and laptop, love learning back end computer stuff and write in code. It’s a dirty secret I have come to terms with. That’s why when this dropped into my inbox I became obsessed.

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This little joy is the Pocket Monkey. Designed by a mechanical engineer, Nate Barr this baby has everything you need in a utility tool:

• Bottle Opener: No need to carry around a bulky, keychain bottle opener.
• Phone Kickstand: Interact with only one hand and keep your phone at a comfortable working angle.
• Flat head screwdriver: Perfect for simple projects when a standard screwdriver isn’t available.
• Micro-flathead screwdriver: Perfect for eyeglasses, watches, kids’ toys and keyless vehicle dongles.
• Two-dimensional Phillips head screwdriver: No need for cross beam with the special angled tip.
• Nested English hex wrenches with four bolt sizes: Just slide Pocket Monkey over a bolt head and slide until you find the right size. Quick and easy.
• English Ruler: What’s the difference between 3/16 and 1/4 of an inch? Find out quickly.
• Letter opener: Make quick work of your mail pile!
• Edge to open door latches: Locked your keys inside your house? If the deadbolt’s not in place, this latch slip opens locked doors without protective edging or specialty latches.
• Straight Edge: Use Pocket Monkey to help you draw a perfect straight line. Or, it can even be used a scraper.
• Orange peeler and banana nicker: Get your fruit open quickly and conveniently, without getting your fingernails messy.

YES, I have used them all. I had to TRY the product to make sure I have a reason to get excited. Once I did I got one for my dad who is a who works in Silicon Valley and my roommate ordered one. Now it’s a staple in my purse.

What makes it different from EVERY other uitli-tool? Well, the original Kickstarter.com amount was $2,000. It raised a whopping $27,550. The pocket Monkey is also lightweight and fits in your wallet or purse sans the bulk you get from so many utili-tools out there.

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I am sick of something weighing two pounds in my pocket when I am working around the house, on the car, or am out and about. It’s TSA compliant so leave it in your wallet. You don’t have to worry about them stealing your precious Pocket Monkey from you.

Are you sold yet? Good. Go get yourself a Pocket Monkey here;

http://zootilitytools.com/

Best part? It costs a whole $12!!

Check out the original Kickstarter video below.

Met Gala Goes #Punk with Punk:Chaos to Couture Exhibit #RedCarpet #Best #Worst #PunkIsNotDead

For those of you hiding under a rock, the Met paired with Vogue Editor Anna Wintour and several other amazing CFDA board members to present “Punk: Chaos to Couture” and opened for the annual Met Gala yesterday.

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Photo by Betty Sze of Models.com

Vogue had a live stream, twitter was a-tweeting and I was live tweeting my likes and dislikes of yesterdays red carpet. What? You weren’t tweeting with me? Well then go add me at @HeathyrWolfe before you start feeling guilty.

Icons of Fashion, TV and the Big Screen showed up in droves. Some fashionable, some fashionably late. Most were punk to gills as they should have been. Vivienne Westwood made a show and an amazing political plight for Bradley Manning, the soldier at the centre of the Wikileaks drama,

Vivienne Westwood at the Met Ball 21013 Madonna in Givenchy and Casadei shoes, showed some fierce punk attitude Madonna MadonnainGivenchyandCasdeishoes Surprisingly, Miley Cyrus was head to toe H-O-T, in a fishnet dress by Marc Jacobs, MileyC MileyMarcJacobs

The piece-de-resistance was Sarah Jessica Parker. She put a smile on everyone’s face with a mohawk head piece that was vintage Phillip Treacy, a Sarah Jessica Parker In Giles Deacon Dress dress and kick your ass plaid thigh-high boots.

Sarah Jessica Parker In Giles Deacon Dress And Philip Treacy Head Piece Others were just there to share the spotlight namely our favorite resident paparazzi junkies Kimye who failed in this floral fashion flop, 

Photo by WireImage

Photo by WireImage

Kristen Stewart who looked smashing but did nothing but smirk and eye roll on the red carpet
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And January Jones who rode in on her broomstick, giving Anna Wintour a run for her money.

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Regardless of dress, time, place punk will forever be honored with amazing displays from icons like Vivienne Westwood & McLaren and my favorite, Alexander McQueen. They are all showing right now at the Met so go check out the exhibit STAT!!.

I know you may be a little too far to get NYC so below I give you Daria Werbowy in a Punk Story. Daria Werbowy – Punk Stories by Vogue.com

Evan Elliot ‘Never Forever’ Collection #Menswwear #Ninja #Emerging

Being a contributor and writer in the Fashion industry has its perks. One of said perks being I can go to NYFW and witness the amazing designers debut their collections. No I’m not just trying to make you jealous (maybe a little). I’m actually talking about the FW 2013-2014 collection shown by the very talented Elliot Giffs.

Labeled ‘Never Forever’ it premiered this year NYFW in Feb for Fall/Winter 2013. I don’t know where Elliot Giffis has been hiding because his collection was amazingly unique and high fashion.
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Seeing this menswear collection was refreshing. It tickled my freak chic fashion bone by being something akin to ninja gear for a metro sexual. Although most collections that are shown at NYFW usually show a bit more of an Americanized style, his reflects more of an international quality.
Curious yet? Check out the amazing runway photos from the Elliot Evan Fall/Winter 2013 collection pour homme.
Huge thanks to Michael Shane PR for show invite and photos (Fashionable love and Champagne kisses darling!).

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