Reason 2 million I love LA. Our local weirdos. Dennis Woodruff, Angelyne and a newer local favorite, Richie the Barber!
Part barber, part strange anomaly and all sorts of cool clown, Richie the Barber is a great guy and even better hair stylist. Or so I’ve heard. Talent and a love for all things clown and hair, makes Richie ok in my book. However being the ultra clean, I want all white in my dressing room diva, Jennifer Lopez is, she is not such a fan.
Jenny from the really expensive, diamond encrusted block, got sprinkled with a nice glitter bomb by Richie while leaving LAX. Richie apparently did the same to Khloe and Kourtney Kar-trashian in 2014.
I’m all for attacking celebu-trash with glitter, but I kind of like the Lopez. Next time try a little confetti Richie. I am sure there will be less cursing and name calling.
PS to TMZ – calling Richie and idiot is beyond kettle calling pot black. You guys are scum of the earth. He at least is a freaky but nice, and having fun.
I want to declare my mad love for Iggy Azalea right now. Up to a point. This is that point.
, Los Angeles, CA – 04/9/2015 – Britney Spears and Iggy Azalea film a Music Video -PHOTO by: Vince Flores/startraksphoto.com
Welcome to the fabulous new release by mostly Britney Spears with a dash of Iggy Azalea to push it into the Top 40 billboard hits. It’s called ‘Pretty Girls’ because really it’s all you hear during this god awful mess. It tried to be some 80s-ish redux of ‘Earth Girls are Easy’ mixed with basic 80s trash style, and turned into a straight train wreck of idiocy. Britney is repetitive more than usual and the itsy-bitsy Iggy part of her rapping is barely hearable. Overall, bad, bad, FAIL.
I know I am scathing and harsh when it comes to stuff like this so I will let you gauge for yourself, how, erm, interesting this video is. Good luck and try not to drop your jaw in disbelief too hard.
When people ask what I do I have a wide variety of responses. Writer, Editor, Superhero, fangirl, foodie, luchadora, pretzel vendor, fashionista, oh and that thing I do, Wardrobe Styling and Image Branding.
Sure I like pretty clothes that are nice and Michael Kors and Tom Ford are my heroes. But bring me a dress that is over the top couture insanity and I’m hooked. I want to work with it, love it and stick every client I have in it.
My client and friend Joy Villa is something special. She’s diverse, beautiful, 1000% vegan, a hardcore physically fit songstress. She is something special and her style is off the hook.
Photo by Thorsten von Overgarrd, Nichole Ray Artistry doing Joy’s Grammy make-up
She called me ecstatic, she was headed to the Grammy’s in a few weeks and needed something as amazing, and over the top as her personality. I hooked her up with Andre Soriano, and magic happened. Joy chose the most amazing, creative thing Andre has ever sent down the runway, the couture cage dress made of snow fencing. AS a stylist I make sure that the dress they choose is the MAIN event, but always have other wardrobe choices for parties and after parties
During the fitting we chose three dresses all of which she wore like a supermodel. Stunning and sensual she wore the first, and sexiest to Jay-Z’s ‘Rocnation’ brunch.
This dress was skin-tight and Joy looked beautiful while she mingled with celebrities.
But let’s look at what you really came here for, The third and most outrageous was the orange dress that made headlines around the world.
Joy and I had an AMAZING fitting with Andre.
Up in the hills of Hollywood strange and beautiful things happen. At the fitting I met the beautiful Ruby Roxanne or Ruby Roxanne Designs and Hollywood Dolls.
Her partner in crime is ex-Pussycat Doll Kaya Jones. Her line is just what we needed for Joy to look gorgeous and we added Swarovski drop earrings and this leather and Swarovski bracelet;
With Nichole Ray Artistry on make-up the day of Joy turned out an unforgettable Grammy look.
Photo by Thorsten von Overgarrd and touch up by me
Love it or hate it Joy Villa rocked it at the Grammy’s and got center stage at the Grammy’s. (And to answer the burning question, yes I put pasties on her and she was not completely nude.)
Apparently we rocked it because as much as she may have gotten some bad reviews we are trending at 81,000 hits in Asia and are on blogs in the UK, France, Germany, Poland, Czech Republic and all over the Philippines.
I want to say congratulations to my team, Andre Soriano (couture King), Ruby Roxanne Designs (Jewelry is everything), Nichole Ray Artistry (her skin was perfection), Thorsten von Overgarrd (one of the best photogs I have ever met) and especially to Joy Villa for rocking the red caret and her amazing energy the whole time!
Don’t know who Joy Villa is, but want to find out? Check out her Vagabonds video below;
Ok, before you ask where has this lovely bloggy been, I have been deathly ill with the flu for the 2 and a half time. This thing is easy to get apparently if you work at a 50,000 person convention for four days.
But that isn’t what you are here for is it?
My flu story can wait for another day. Fashion, is what really matters on this page. Especially the World of McQueen.
Sarah Burton has my support in spades. She is genius and is carrying on the McQueen legacy with aplomb. Take the newest fashion campaign. Hiring the ever talented Steven Meisel was smart. But genius stepped in when they added the omnipresent Kate Moss.
With creative direction from Pascal Dangin of KIDS, the 4 completed what can only be looked at as an astounding, and very surreal campaign. There is a mini Kate doll in these photos and I’m not sure whether I am more stunned by her or it. Most likely it’s the over all imagery. Intense, bold, beautiful and blue. The hues create the perfect campaign. Well done House of McQueen and Kate Moss. You’ve once again brought art into fashion.
And the campaign video is amazing as well. Very surreal with a nice creep factor.
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.
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.
Seriously epic want.
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’.
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.
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.
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!
With an epic performance at the VMA’s and ‘Applause’ kicking the charts in the nads I would expect a crazy, fun, pop art, gay friendly Gaga to bring the greatness to her persona. A new Andy Warhol-esque diva perhaps? Something that is totally ‘ArtPop’?
Instead the Huffpost revealed this.
Oh, snap with a side of incredi-fail. Gaga is starting to look like a drag queen at 2:30am, after partying at The Abbey in West Hollywood, on Halloween night, aka, not so pretty.
I’m not sure what’s worse. Is it the smushed wig under a turban only Elizabeth Taylor could pull off? It looks akin to something that grew under my fridge a couple of months back. Her boobs are so squished, it literally is starting to give me sympathy pains.
Maybe it’s the dress that is screaming K-town $5 special? Perhaps it is the stoner glasses left over from the Lennon does acid while doing Yoko era? Maybe it’s just the ‘I did to many drugs and need a 14 hour nap’ face? Perhaps, it’s the fact my roommate thought I was showing her another picture of the 50-60 something year old Angelyne (at least she has style). The only redeemable thing here is the shoes. They are plain and simple and truly DO NOT match the outfit and that’s why they work.
Yes, Gaga has truly hit the ‘Diva down for the count’ look. Didn’t she just tell Miley Cyrus that drugs ‘eat your soul’?
I remember the days of new, young, hot and svelte Gaga. She was wry, witty and uber, uber fierce with a side of fucking awesome. She made videos with hot piece Alexander Skarsgard and worked it in rubber better than any bitch.
What happened? We will never know. Here’s hoping Gaga brings back the fierce. Just in case you need to remember what that looks like here is the video for ‘Paparazzi’. Maybe she will read this and it will snap her back into shape.
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.
I thought I had seen it all. Thanks to Youtube and DSquared2, I now know that I haven’t.
This very insane and unique video with Jasmine Tookes and Cara D. bring the cray-cray. Shot by the mad genius Senio Zapruder, this video not only has some of the most gorgeous pre-fall 2013 womenswear, but walks the fine line of insanity. Way to go boys, you did it again.
Enjoy the crazy below…..
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.
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.
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.
Since 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).
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.
Dear Lord. As if we don’t have enough celebrity gossip.
Haaaaay! I’m Craaaay!
Amanda Bynes is fueling the fire. Seem’s someone has joined the it’s not drugs its just mental instability train. With a recent move to NYC Bynes crazy that was limited to DUI’s, and club nights in Hollywood have escalated to eviction notices, wig changing and drugs that are illegal in the US.
That’s right. Let’s start at the beginning of some of the erratic behavior. First we had the ‘I’m retired, no I’m not’ stint. Then we moved on to MULTIPLE car crashes and a big fat DUI. Feeling judged Ms. Bynes decided to up and leave the land of LALA to go to NYC. Then she really fell down the rabbit hole.
Ms. Bynes moved into an Manhattan apartment where she frequently left her door not just unlocked (asking to be murdered in NYC is leaving your door unlocked) but wide open. There, her neighbors saw she had changed all the light bulbs to red. Her apartment was also constantly filled with smoke. If you say just cigarettes I say liar. Hard rugs always make you chain smoke if you are a smoker so my guess is she liked to ‘party’.
An eviction notice was to be served but she moved before the landlord had a chance.
Then, the star had kept mostly to her Twitter posting photos of her in every wig known to drag queens. Unfortunately she recently moved her crazy to a profile with US Weekly listing the 25 things you don’t (want) to know about her.
The 5’8 star says she has a goal to lose weight because gains it quickly. After all she is a HUGE 121 lbs.
Her goal is 100 lbs. Yeah, really. Wigs and car crashes may be ‘funny’, but the rest is out of control.
Ms. Bynes is on the health afflicted ‘Accutane’ for her skin, which is illegal in the US.
Not that many remember but this stuff was so damn bad for you it was YANKED of the shelves for causing birth defects, rectal bleeding, purple spots under the skin, jaundice, bloody stools, bone fracture and in more severe cases Crones Disease and ulcerative colitis.
It also has some side effects that include erratic behavior, depression and suicidal thoughts. You have to wonder if all this is hard drugs or may just be an illegal acne medicine.
Either way, I’ll take blackheads any day over looking like this.
I just got my stats sheet from thsi year and wanted to thank all you of you crazy, fun sick and wild readers out there. Without you, this blog is nothing.
Look for more fun in 2013 as I return with Fashion, Lifestyle, Entertainment and of course a full functioning website.
Here’s what the stats monkey got me for Christmas
The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog.
Here’s an excerpt:
19,000 people fit into the new Barclays Center to see Jay-Z perform. This blog was viewed about 100,000 times in 2012. If it were a concert at the Barclays Center, it would take about 5 sold-out performances for that many people to see it.
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!!
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!
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.
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.
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;