Monthly Archives: October 2010

A “GILT”-y PLEASURE!!

This is big news people! A marriage is happening here, and I am so HAPPY to spread the JOYOUS news!

My favorite shopping site ever, www.GILT.com, which offers  THE BEST designer deals, the HOTTEST home furnishings, and even AMAZING destinations at FRACTIONS of the cost, is doing something I never dreamed of:

THE SEARCH FOR THE “UGLIEST SHOES IN AMERICA” CONTEST!!!!!! As stated by GILT’s press release: “If it’s true that you can learn alot about a man by his shoes, then America’s men are in a state of crisis”.

I COULDN’T AGREE MORE! Of course I try to find the beauty in everyone; their style, confidence, self expression…. but most often, it’s just TOO DAMN UGLY OUT THERE! It’s like GILT and I just got MARRIED! Oh, the JOY of Loving to hate something ugly…

This is Gilt MAN’s first contest, and is open to EVERYONE for participation! To enter: send a picture of the UGLIEST shoes you can find for a chance to win $1,000 from Gilt MAN to update the wardrobe! Below are some additional details on how the contest works.
FACEBOOK:  http://www.facebook.com/GiltMan?v=app_133498060031497
Winner Selection Process
Submission Period > Top 50 chosen by the community > Top 10 Chosen by Judges > Top 3 Finalists chosen > Winners Announced
Judge
Tyler Thoreson, editorial director, Gilt MAN
Contest Timeline
NOW:    Submission Period
11/8:     Judging Period Starts
11/10:   Voting Period II Starts                                                
11/12:    Winners Announced 

Tyler Thoreson, editorial director of Gilt MAN will be the judge. Thank God it isn’t me, I would deem almost EVERY shoe the Ugliest, and therfore, go BROKE giving away $1,000 to all contenstants!!!!

DEATH to those who BUNGEE (jump)

I went to brunch today, and thought my lack of mimosa carafe was making me hallucinate this image.  There, at the table next to us, was a woman who’s purse strap was missing, and IN IT’S PLACE: A F****** BUNGEE CORD. And not just a regular bungee cord, but one with KNOTS IN IT!!!!At first, I thought, “okay, maybe it’s just an ugly purse”…. but no, the BUNGEE CORD was PURPOSELY FIXED onto the missing strap’s rings! The hooks bent arount the rings as to not detatch…. I asked my friends,” please tell me that’s not the purse’s style”, and they confirmed: NOPE. IT WAS A HOME-MADE REPLACEMENT STRAP.

WHYYYYY???? WHO LIED TO YOU??????  What this lady COULD have done, AND SHOULD HAVE DONE, was just leave the original strap off, AND CARRY IT AS A CLUTCH!! 

And I don’t want to hear: “not everyone can just go out and buy a new purse”, “maybe she can’t afford a new one right now”, etc…. BECAUSE WHERE WE ATE BRUNCH, and the PRICE OF A MEAL, SHE COULD EITHER BUY: 3 BAGS at H&M, 2 BAGS at some Melrose store, or 1 bag @ Zara.

SEE?? BETTER OPTIONS THEN A BUNGEE-CORD-WITH-KNOTS-“wow, I made it myself”-PURSE STRAP. (Ugh…………..the disgust………)

LASC Fall 2010 Campaign/Video

Hello all…

Below is the video I SHOT and STYLED for LASC’s Fall 2010 Campaign.

***http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hzgWFKjJc4g***

Model: Keith Kirkwood. Photography: Bradfordrogne.com

ENJOY! 🙂

Bad Fashion goes BILINGUAL!

HOLA! Tengo news that is MUY, MUY MAL!!!

(I have news that is very, very BAD!)

So every culture, every ethnicity, every sex, and every gender are subject to bad fashing “choices”, and this SENOR is NO EXCEPTION!! This was sent to me by a reader who just couldn’t believe what he was seeing. Not only were there slits under the ass of this guy, but THEY WERE INTENTIONALLY PUT THERE!!!

WTF? i need to learn how to say, “who lied to you?” en espanol, because this crime is SOUTH of the BORDER, in MORE WAYS THAN ONE!!!

This in NOT “sexy”. Really?? You left the house wearing these PURPOSELY to feel “CALIENTE?” 

This is NOT “cool”.. (well maybe cool, as in a breeze by your HUEVOS) but bad form, senor, BAD FORM! No person wants to see your CULO HANGING OUT! 

No mas! No peude mas! MIS OJOS es EN FUEGO!!!

New Spice Girl? “Sporty Sparkles!”

Sooo……  This pic was sent to me by a reader, with the following quote: “Obviously she is closeted, because that’s where she must have gotten dressed tonight‏”. (For all the non-gays, no, this is NOT a woman, just appears to be half dressed as one, ergo, the comment).  Reader follows up with: “She needs a light and a mirror and a thread and needle.”

I AGREE. WHAT is this? Is this even an OUTFIT? I mean, in all sense of the title of this website: WHO LIED TO YOU??!?!?!?!?! This person is wearing a SEQUINED TOP (with a gaping hole in the shoulder) shorts, and THE BRIGHTEST PAIR of FLORESCENT YELLOW running shoes!!!!! WTF?

Did he compete in a SPORTY SPICE contest at West Hollywood club? Minus the wig,  this would basically be a Mel C outfit…. (gotta wear those trainers!) What’s even worse, I don’t know ANY SINGLE PERSON who would wear this, any part of this, or be associated with this.

WHO LET YOU LEAVE THE HOUSE LIKE THIS??? WHO SAID TO YOU “OMG, YOU LOOK SO GOOD!” Obviously not a nice friend. Maybe the person got dressed alone, (LORD help him PLEASE!) but there is no excuse! Look, he has friends around him! They are BAD PEOPLE for LYING to this poor individual with HORRIBLE “taste”.

PLEASE,  SOMEONE tell him the TRUTH!!!!! This is DEFINITLY up for WORST of the YEAR!!!!

October is BREAST CANCER AWARNESS Month: A Personal Story

So October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and in honor of kicking Breast Cancer in the ASS, I want to share a stylish cancer-kicker someone with you! Her name is Emily, and calls Kansas City home.

She is a fellow member of a fashion site I belong too, www.Lookville.com . She has caught my attention because of her posts with GREAT STYLE, and a POSITIVE ATTITUDE. She told me a little bit about herself, and how learning you have breast cancer is scary. But having the support of loved ones, family, and friends can help u out: not to mention adding accessories like beautiful headscarves to everday outfits! 

How she found out: Yoga. While coming out of a pose, she felt a pain in her chest, close to her cleavage. She felt a lump, but thought it was a knotted up muscle. She continued her yoga. No pain the next few days, and then… pain again.  A month later, she and her husband went to the doctor. They believed it was probably scar tissue from a reduction she had from before. However, after mammograms and sonograms, they found an odd shaped lump, with blood flow… which means tumor. They performed the surgery to take out, and found out that in fact, Emily’s diagnosis was “Triple Negative Infiltrating Ductal Carcinoma Stage 1C”. Unfriendly words, thats for sure!

She states that she actually calmed during the chemo phase, and the traumatic part was losing her hair. In her words, “The shaving part was really hard but I kept the champagne going and it was all good 🙂 Thank goodness I have a nicely shaped head;)”

So readers, here is the perfect example of POWER, STYLE, AND PERSEVERANCE. Anyone finding out they have cancer has got to feel an incredible sadness, lack of hope, scaryness, or alone. Well not this lady! She wears some AMAZINGLY CHIC outfits, is ALWAYS POLISHED, and she’s making NO EXCUSE to leave the house feeling unstylish!

Heels, skirts, makup, earrings,… nothing is stopping her from letting me know that Kansas is a Cancer Kickin’ State!  I want to thank Emily for sharing her story with me, and allowing me to help spread positive word about checking yourself, informing yourself, and keeping your spirits UP! Emily has found a way to share her feelings, stories, and updates on her blog: http://stoutspontaneousevolution.blogspot.com/  Feel free to visit her site and follow Emily’s journey!  THANK YOU EMILY!

LA’s LAST SUMMER WEEKEND 2010

Even though it’s October, and it is still hot as hell, Summer is officially over Los Angeles! We had some great times, and great pool parties! I was fortunate to enjoy a last summer Sunday at one of my favorite pools: Skybar @ The Mondrian.

This place will always be HOT. Hot music, hot crowd, lot’s of flesh. Basically, an upscale LA version of Vegas. So of course, my camera phone gets trigger happy, and “material” just seems to come to me. Below are some high’s and low’s of LA’s Last Summer Weekend. Enjoy!

HOT HOT HOT! This was the first thing I saw when I entered the pool area. First, I love a girl in a bikini and heels, poolside, hotel…. its picture perfect. Now of course it’s NOT ALWAYS practical, blah blah…. obviously not for the local Y or community pool, especially with kids. But in an adult atmosphere: ladies, this is great! Think about it- you’re in barely anything anyway, why not make your butt look tighter and legs look longer, right? The fact that these heels are BLACK and with STUDS and SPIKES: Very LA, Very Mondrian. LOVED this girl.

Then I saw this girl…. (sigh). This is tricky. She is wearing a black bikini, heels, big glasses… and then, a FUR HOODIE VEST-Thing. Now, I’m ALLL about fashion, pushing the envelope, standing out, etc. However, it IS HOT outside, and SUMMER. I’m all for fur (take that PETA) but it IS TOO MUCH. Yeah, she got attention, and looked good, but wrong environment. If it was cooler, fall, and poolside: SURE. If she was Rihanna? GREAT! On Valentino’s yacht in South of France? HOT!  But no, just a cute girl who went overboard. Nice try, but no 😦

Sarongs on men. I’m sure you’re all gonna think I hate, but I LIKE. Seeing as my family lives in Hawaii, and have been going there forever, Sarongs are a common thing to wear. Throw on over a swimsuit, and walk around. Done. Plus, this guy is in great shape, and looks like Ricky Martin: he could wear anything. Also, since The Mondrian is VERY Euro, it works. Another reason? It’s the Brazilian flag, he looks Brazilian, it’s the beach life culture. Again, not for the local community pool!But I would def wear this for sure… I do own a few!

When I came back from the bar, I saw THIS. I STILL don’t know if it was a (skirt/shorts)? Something made of denim, and SHREDDED TO HELL. All i can say is FUGLY. This is not attractive, not appropriate, and just a big ol’ NO! What was she thinking? “Hmm, I’m going to The Mondrian, I’m gonna wear that shredded ugly denim thing as a cover up, it’s so edgy”? NO! Put on NORMAL shorts, skirt, ANYTHING! Or better yet, get a Sarong!

Saving the best for last, This woman. She was poolside for what appeared to be a birthday, or some sort of celebration. She was late 40’s(?) and THE BEST DRESSED. PERIOD. Age appropriate length on a fun summer print dress, appropriate oversized creme day clutch, and strappy black heels to ground it. Thank God (or Buddha, or whomever is out there) for blessing me with a positive way to end this post. I’m glad to know that women, no matter what age, put in an effort, and look HOT!!

And here’s a quick pic of me ( in TOM FORD sunglasses, of course). A final thank you LA, Mondrian, and all readers who had a wonderfully Fashion Filled Summer! See you next year poolside!