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Blackberry Making Itself Obsolete, Cutting 40% Of Jobs WorldWIde #TechCrisis #Loss #BlackBerry

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This looks like the beginning of the end for Blackberry .

Blackberry was originally a tech market giant, hailed as the least hackable cell phone with the highest security. Used by international leaders and high-powered CEO’s it seems they may become another obsolete piece of machinery. Recently Blackberry has fallen into the big nasty pot of economic crisis. According to BBC News, they are cutting 40% (or more) of their international job force. That equals approximately 4,500 jobs that will be cut creating a loss of almost $100 million dollars.

According to BBC News;

It also anticipates a loss of as much as $995m (£621m) when it reports its second-quarter earnings next week.

Shares plummeted 20% after the announcement.

In a time when the global economy is already collapsing this looks like it might be the end of Blackberry. Time to switch over to DROID or iPhone? We think so. What are you thoughts?

Read the full article in

BBCNews.com here

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
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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!!

Cyndi Lauper Does ‘Vanity Fair’ Italia and Steals MAC #KinkyBoots #VivaGlam

As Cyndi Lauper tackles Broadway with her new notorious musical ‘Kinky Boots’ her gorgeous face is everywhere. Not only has she scored a lead on Broadway but she also conquered a photo shoot as MAC’s new ‘Viva Glam’ spokeswhore with an almost nude, very skinny, Lady Gaga.

Check out these two new photo shoots of Cyndi Lauper looking too fabulous for everyone (including Gaga)!

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‘Viva Glam for MAC’
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John Galliano Get’s the Boot From Parson’s. #Again #Burn

John Galliano just cannot get a break. Then again, why should he?

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In 2011 while helming the house of Dior, John Galliano went on a horrible anti-Semitic rant in France. Some poor couple was berated, he was arrested for drunken public behaviour and it cost him his job. This was an unforgivable faux pas, and frankly, pissed off a lot of fashion houses. Then he got it in his head he should sue Dior for wrongful termination making him persona fashion non grata.

Over the last two years Galliano has tried to smooth things over and get his career back on track. He has taken a temporary residency with Oscar de la Renta and HAD scored a job with Parson’ school of fashion design in New York. The key word being ‘had’.

The school, being of sound mind, and knowing their influence on youth in fashion, wanted Galliano to speak about his fashion design AND his actions in the world. Unfortunately being full of ego he still is having some ‘personal’ issues known as anti-Semitism, Galliano disagreed.

According to the Huffpost, a statement about the course by Parson’s said;

a candid discussion about the connection between his professional work and his actions in the world at large.” It said it canceled the workshop after the two sides couldn’t reach consensus on the conditions of the conversation.

A spokesman for Galliano didn’t immediately return a request for comment Wednesday.

Parson’s fired him and his fancy four day course and the rest is history.

In fashion we tolerate a large amount of crazy and terrible behavior. Sex, drugs, and runway are non-stop insanity and the people who make it happen are a bit ‘off’ as well. Being one of them I should know. We will not however tolerate racism, crimes against gays (they are our bread and butter) and religious hate.

Let’s hope Galliano learns to swallow is pride. It just cost him not only a job, but his reputation is beginning to ‘wear’ thin.

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.

Photo by Betty Sze of Models.com

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,

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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, 

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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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Want to see a full gallery? Check it out!

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

True Blood Season 6 Trailer. Made for #FangBangers #NSFW #Hot

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Let’s face it. Season 5 was a total bust. I am a long time fan of True Blood but they totally failed me in Season 5. There was not enough sex, there was not enough blood and the plot was so thin, a 1-year-old with a butter knife could have cut through it.

I guess there were a few highlights. All involving Eric half nekkid. Other than that, we learned fairies are lame, like sex and all vampires are narcissists. This could be season 2.

And then there was the Season 6 trailer…..and it made me say….

Sweet Jesus.

With a limited run of only a few episodes we have everyone naked, more blood than a 80s gore movie, tons of battling, shoot ’em up, blood lust AND…..lots of Eric’s awesome chest. Way to go Mr. Skarsgard, you’ve been hitting the gym. (Team Sweden FTW!!)

Words cannot explain the joy I got (especially below the waist) when watching this. Sex, Blood and gospel music. It’s a WIN!

(Trailer is kind of NSFW/PG-13)

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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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.

Chris Brown and Rihanna split, AGAIN #Seriously #StuntQueens

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It seems music’s favorite train wreck couple has split up AGAIN.

This week Chris Brown announced on Power 106 that he and Rihanna had finished their on again off again roller coaster relationship.

 

 

 

When asked about his Barbadian rockstar girlfriend  and if they were still together, he answered

“Uh no — that’s the short answer.”

 

Brown stated Rihanna was not the problem, and he was grateful for what he did have with her. He was thankful Rihanna was kind enough to forgive and love him despite the abusive relationship that surfaced in 2009, and that she made him ‘a better man’.

Brown told Ryan Seacrest in an interview with KIIS-FM radio (earlier in the week) that he takes full responsibility for the assault in 2009, saying that he is “eternally grateful” to Rihanna for forgiving him.

“I just tried my best to be the best man I could be over the years and just show her how remorseful and sorry I was for the incident,” he explained, continuing, “and that time was probably the worst part of my life and being that she has and she’s a wonderful person I’m eternally grateful and thankful.”

Hmmmm. Sounds like a publicist talking. My thoughts? If Chris Brown had tried to be the best man possible, he wouldn’t have hit her in the first place.

So, is the split real or another PR stunt to keep us guessing. Yesterday, Rihanna seemed to be eluding that it was finished on her side too. She re-tweeted an emotional quote from @PiscesareUs that said;

Its the heart of a  that makes us soft mannered BUT is that same heart of a  that will make us get in your ass if needed

Hooray! Let us pray that our sweet little songbird ditched him for good. She needs freedom and a healthy relationship and Chris Brown is NOT it. Although Rihanna took her tweet down quickly from Twitter, it sounds like she is sick of having to be on CB’s ass (partying w ex gf’s, models, etc). Maybe she finally is seeing through his BS.

On a nicer note, Brown and Rihanna make better music when they aren’t with each other anyway. Here’s wishing they go parted ways amicably. And this time it’s permanently. Stick to your guns kids. We don’t need another Bobbi and Whitney.

Kelly Osbourne has Seizure on Set, Hospitalized! #No #LameSauce #WellWishes

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I love Kelly Osbourne. She reminds me of her spitfire mom and has overcome so damn much. With her job on E! Fashion police as a fashion guru du jour I am sad to say Kelly had a seizure on set.

According to the presses (or the sad rag known as TMZ), Kelly told Melissa Rivers (who was filling for Giuliana Rancic) she wasn’t feeling well earlier on set. During taping Kelly’s health got the better of her when she fell off her chair and started having a seizure. Thankfully Melissa stepped in and a member of the audience, who was a medical professional stepped in to help her.

Glad to see people still know how to help each other in an emergency. My faith in humanity is (partially) restored.

Kelly is currently in the hospital having tests run. We hope for the best and that she bounces back healthy from this incident.

Go Kelly, we know you will rock it and come out fashionable!!!

Congrats to #Kimye, It’s a GIRL! #Kimye #BabyNews

Oh Kimmy no! Credit: Clint Brewer/Splash News

Oh Kimmy no!
Credit: Clint Brewer/Splash News

All the world is rapt by Kim Kardashians horrifying pregnancy outfits. Truly atrocious and all around bad it’s a whole lotta style ‘don’t’ for Fergie and other mom’s to be.

However I am pleased to bring some really good news. Kim Kardashian and Kanye West found out that they are having a girl! Props to the parents.

Credit: Denise Truscello/WireImage.com

Credit: Denise Truscello/WireImage.com

Now if we could only get poor Kim a new stylist who doesn’t hate her. Poor Kimmy. Do what you do best girl. Be a diva and fire her. All of us will thank you.

Rihanna Creates ‘Slutwear’ Line for her Debut at London Fashion Week, Jeopardizes £800,000 Contract #LFW #Rihanna #Tragic #Horror #WeedTweet

Defined as a ‘horror’ and worse Rihanna’s fashion debut at London Fashion week is a terrible fail.

Don't clap hunny. it only makes things worse. (Photos by WireImage/Getty)

Don’t clap hunny. it only makes things worse. (Photos by WireImage/Getty)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

‘The Daily Beast’ described her line as a ‘horror show’, and they were right!

According to the Huffpost, Rihanna was over an hour late starting. Making a crowd wait isn’t unheard of, but an hour?! Everything was badly simplistic. TV-esque, 90’s style, with one piece Baywatch Swimsuit & SJP LA Story, off-shoulder outfit with mini skirt. No flourish or trim and 97%  see-through, gauzy material fit for a romance novel cover. She was off-season, presenting in London late and not scheduled as part of ‘Official Fashion Week’.

If I were Rihanna right now, I would be hiding somewhere in a bottle of rum.

There are too many reasons Rihanna’s line was a failure but let’s highlight a few.

Involvement; Rihanna’s direct involvement with River Island creating her line, was small at best. She sent texts and emails, choosing the material samples and giving the OK on design via phone. Nothing more. Despite her sad choices in design and material, the real credit to the line goes elsewhere.

Her line created, sewn and draped by designer Philip Green. Green created the Kate Moss line ($$$$) and brought TopShop from a zero to multi-million dollar hero of retail. Philip Green’s collaboration with rock stars and models have ALWAYS created money. However Rihanna is a a fail and a flake. Why?

Professionalism: River Island directly works with ASOS, Primark, Zara and of course Topshop, all of which Rihanna could have had a stake in with a £800,000 contract. Then she jeopardized that.

Two days before her London debut Rihanna was stupidly bold enough to post pictures of a marijuana bud putting her line and professionalism at question with River Island and the fashion community. Mostly, River Island, who very much said that her tweet of green could kill her contract and to keep things under wraps about her love affair with weed. In the fashion community we don’t care what you do, but don’t let everyone know about it.

Over all the line was simple, sad and see through, I can’t even wear it to bed. The blatant 90’s rip off wear is too much for any serious designer to stomach. Rihanna gets a D- for effort, and if possible an F- for the line.

Back to the drawing board RiRi.

(All photos by Getty/WireImage)

Punk is NOT Dead! MET Costume Institute Displays Punk Coutoure. #McClaren #Westwood #McQueen #ROCK

All photos by Betty Sze of Models.com

All photos by Betty Sze of Models.com

Who say’s Punk is dead? Not the NY MET Costume Institute. Recently Anna Wintour, Riccardo Tisci and several others put their best punk foot forward at a gala to display a full array of punk wear. Original Vivienne Westwood/Malcolm McClaren, McQueen, Lagerfeld and Galliano’s outfits are displayed in this diverse look at punk influence.

Punk art & street influence began to show its distasteful head in the mid-1970’s and still has a rough handle on the fashion industry to this day. Ricardo Tisci of Givenchy, Vivienne Westwood and Malcolm Mclaren embraced it around 1976 and never looked back. To this day Westwood’s punk influence is still pretty heavy in her collections. You don’t get to be a well-known designer of 30+ years by playing it safe. And punk, has NEVER been safe.

Checkout the display in New York City from the MET evening of Punk.

All photos by Betty Sze of Models.com - Alexander McQueen, 2008

All photos by Betty Sze of Models.com – Alexander McQueen, 2008

All photos by Betty Sze of Models.com - Chanel by Karl Lagerfeld 2011

All photos by Betty Sze of Models.com – Chanel by Karl Lagerfeld 2011

All photos by Betty Sze of Models.com - Commes Des Garcon, 2004

All photos by Betty Sze of Models.com – Commes Des Garcon, 2004

All photos by Betty Sze of Models.com - Dior by John Galliano 2006

All photos by Betty Sze of Models.com – Dior by John Galliano 2006

All photos by Betty Sze of Models.com - Givenchy by Riccardo Tisci, 2007

All photos by Betty Sze of Models.com – Givenchy by Riccardo Tisci, 2007

All photos by Betty Sze of Models.com - left: Vivienne Westwood & Malcolm Mclaren 1976, Right: Rodarte, 2008

All photos by Betty Sze of Models.com – left: Vivienne Westwood & Malcolm Mclaren 1976, Right: Rodarte, 2008

All photos by Betty Sze of Models.com - Moschino, 1994

All photos by Betty Sze of Models.com – Moschino, 1994

All photos by Betty Sze of Models.com - Versace by Gianni Versace, 1994

All photos by Betty Sze of Models.com – Versace by Gianni Versace, 1994

All photos by Betty Sze of Models.com - Vivienne Westwood & Malcolm Mclaren 1976

All photos by Betty Sze of Models.com – Vivienne Westwood & Malcolm Mclaren 1976

All photos by Betty Sze of Models.com - Vivienne Westwood & Malcolm Mclaren, 1976

All photos by Betty Sze of Models.com – Vivienne Westwood & Malcolm Mclaren, 1976

All photos by Betty Sze of Models.com - Zandra Rhodes, 1977

All photos by Betty Sze of Models.com – Zandra Rhodes, 1977

Thing We Need In This World – Iron Man 3 Trailer in HD! #RDJr #Hot #Epic #Incredibadass

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For someone so directly involved in Fashion I have to say I’m obsessed with dude movies. Things that make you squirm, the blowing up of things epic comic book heroes and super robots fighting for peace, justice and planet earth. I also like a bit of snark and witty banter.

Now who here can tell me what possesses all of those thing. Robert Downey Jr. as Iron Man of course. (This question is rhetorical thanks to the poster above.)

Well unless you were watching the Superbowl this year you missed the epic trailer. Mind you half the known world was, so there is really no excuse. But for the three people who were on a plane, or not in front of a TV for this epic coolness, here it is.

Looks like RDJr/Tony Stark is heading to the DARK SIDE. Vader is totally doing a happy dance right now.

Santa arrested in Austin, TX for Giving out Sidewalk Chalk to Children #OccupySanta? #OccupyTexas

It seem’s no matter how nice you go about it, saying eff you to the man is still a reason to assault innocent protesters  How innocent are we talking? This year Austin, TX arrested…SANTA!!

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This year Occupy protesters wanted to share good will and do something nice for the children.

Yesterday, Occupy Austin participant James Peterson decided to head down to the Capitol Building and hand out colored chalk to children to celebrate the holidays in a fun, non-violent way. The kids of course LOVED it. They drew things like ‘PEACE” and “JOY’ and ‘SANTA’ . So CUTE!

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Because this is highly illegal (sidewalk chalk baaaaad)3 DPS cops ran down Santa and his helpers. They then threw him to the ground, face down, and arrested him.

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To add insult and destroy the Christmas spirit for the kids, they also stripped of his Santa suit against a police car and 4 cops frisked him. In public.

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Way to go Austin Police Department. This year you won’t JUST be getting coal in your stocking, but dog poo as well. Do you know how much your children hate you right now? Expect an emancipation order in your stocking when they hit 18.

Didn’t they watch ‘Miracle on 34th street’? Everyone knows you don’t mess with Santa!

Here’s hoping they are kind to him, drop charges and set him free ASAP. We’re rooting for you James Peterson, and Santa is too!

See the full gallery at the AustinChronicle.com HERE;

http://www.austinchronicle.com/occupy-austin/

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