Category Archives: Models

Shedding Winter

It’s hard to believe that some parts of the country are still shedding the signs of winter, but there is one sure-fire way to feel better about any delays…go shopping for Spring!
Here are some ideas to get you started for May…
THE  LOOK
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Overalls are back. You can accessorize these with a T-shirt and for those of you that are daring, nothing at all.
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 (First Photo Source) (Second – @boisociety Model @Renegades
Photo by @salimimima)
ACCESSORIES 
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Leather Casing Bracelet- Silver Plated (Shopping)
SHOES
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A good high-top would be great with either long-pant overalls or short-pant overalls. Here’s a nice basic black pair from Common Projects
COCKTAILS 
(PB NOTE -We will begin with my Favorite!)

OLD FASHION

The origins of the word “cocktail” are lost to history, but the first definition we find in print comes from an 1806 newspaper from upstate New York. A cocktail is called “a stimulating liquor, composed of spirits of any kind, sugar, water, and bitters…” Over the course of the 19th century, the cocktail picked up a number of additions and refinements: liqueurs, fortified wines, various bits of garnish, et cetera. Eventually, some drinkers came to prefer a simpler form of cocktail, the type their grandfathers might have enjoyed, and so they’d ask the bartender to make them an “old-fashioned” cocktail, of booze, sugar muddled into water to form a syrup, and bitters. (Source)

(PB NOTE: using flavored bitters can really spice up this traditional cocktail as well as trying different types of citrus)

GROOMING

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It’s time to get rid of the wear and tear of winter with a good hand cream. (Men’s Society)

HOME

Bamboo Bike Wall Clock made of reclaimed bike parts

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(Buy at Uncommon Goods)

ENTERTAINMENT
(PB NOTE: I reread this wonderful novel almost every year. Now go see the show!)
8pm at Circle in the Square Theatre, $75+
Three things: It’s our favorite Tony-winning, smash hit queer musical; it’s based on Alison Bechdel’s best-selling graphic memoir; and it’s a must-see! Fun Home showcases music by Jeanine Tesori, book and lyrics by Lisa Kron, direction by Sam Gold, and stars Judy Kuhn, Michael Cerveris, Beth Malone, Lauren Patten and Gabriella Pizzolo, along with a wonderful supporting cast. Thru Oct 9. (Source gomag.com)
xo,
PB

LookBook 5

Though I am a spring baby and always look forward to shedding layers when that time rolls around, loving fashion as I do, I admit that there is no better time for putting your best style foot forward than in the fall and winter months.

If you can ;ayer like this and not look like a stuffed turkey I say go for it!
If you can layer like this and not look like a stuffed turkey I say go for it!

 

Tim Coppens F/W 2013
Tim Coppens F/W 2013

 

Gieves & Hawkes SS2014
Gieves & Hawkes SS2014

 

Simple and gorgeous!
Simple and gorgeous!

 

Cashmere Melton Varsity Jacket
Cashmere Melton Varsity Jacket

 

Suspenders are the style accent piece that sets you apart.
Suspenders are the style accent piece that sets you apart.

 

"I don't always smoke, but when I do..."
“I don’t always smoke, but when I do…”

 

The always fabulous Esther Quek!
The always fabulous Esther Quek!

 

The Fem version.
The Fem version.

 

Aymeline Valade
Aymeline Valade

 

Don't be afraid to take it there.
Don’t be afraid to take it there.

 

PB

 

Photos courtesy of the

fabulous people of Tumblr

 


ANTM’s British Invasion – Azmarie

Ooo – la-la!!  Azmarie is hot by anyone’s standards and she was last nights winner of America’s Next Top Model.    Every season Tyra tries to stir things up with a bi-sexual or lesbian but this season she definitely out did herself with Azmarie.  Even my sweetie has a little crush on her (and if she were my type I wouldn’t be able to resist either.)

You know I love androgyny so I absolutely love Azmarie’s look.  She was clearly born that way.  Her pouty lips and intrinsic personal style are almost too hot for television.

I was scared for her last week because she did not deliver on her photograph and I was afraid that despite her gorgwa-ness she wasn’t going to be able to make  it work on camera.

But she more than made up for it this week and brought not only delivered a not picture but also brought  it as a leader and creative director (though I also think she excelled because she loved being able to touch all the ladies!) 🙂

My household is rooting for you Azmarie.  I hope you get to be crowned America’s Next Top Model.  We all will be well represented.

 

Photos courtesy of:

cwtv.com


Snow White and The Huntsman

Last night I went to go see the opening night of Mission: Impossible -Ghost Protocol, sadly there were only 10 of us in a theatre that holds 400, and perhaps even sadder the best part of the movie was the preview for Snow White and The Huntsman.

The graphics and fashion are IN-credible and the story looks rich with great actors and darkness in all the right ways, and oh did I mention how amazing Charlize Theron looks.  My sweetie and I went to see Young Adult (which was sold out) last week and it is a delightfully quirky and often just down right sad betrayal of a person stuck in her high school glory days.  And now I get to see her all fantastically Queenish and evil to boot.

I have yet to see the latest installment of Twilight but have plans to do so before the near year dawns, that said I was excited to see Kristen Stewart as Snow White (well maybe not after having a Vampire’s baby -lol) and

Chris Hemsworth.  I love fairy tales and I love them done in Dolby sound.  Can’t wait to see this movie.

 

Photos courtesy of:

insidemovies.au.com,

guardian.co.uk,

moresay.com.

teenstarsworld.com


Freja Beha

Ranked as one of the top models and still Karl Lagerfeld’s muse (despite the rumors) Freja Beha Erichsen is not only one of the hardest working models in the business but also a proud and out lesbian.

Her haunting betrayals of pure androgyny grace the pages of Vogue and her statuesque body walks the runways for such greats as Tom Ford (and you know my feelings about him), Balenciaga, Jil Sander just to name a few.

So inspiring to designers that she even has the pleasure of having several fashion items named after her.  The Jill Stuart Freja handbag, the Chloe Freja clutch and even footwear from one of me sweetheart’s favorite designers, the Freja Lace-Up Stelleto Boot by Alexander Wang.

Born in Denmark and discovered on the streets of  her hometown by a agent passing by in a taxi (amazing) Freja has been in the fashion world since 2005 and there is no evidence that her star is anything but on the way up!

Photos courtesy of:

Frejabeha.blogpost.com

Blog.9.com.ua

Fashionillablog.com


Judgement Day: Fashioning Masculinities

I was sent this fabulous news by Laura Luna and I am beside myself with excitement.  I have looked through some of the first few pages and I say to all GO BUY ONE NOW!  It’s a wonderful celebration of real life Dandi’s and the fashion we love.

Info by Laura Luna:

Book Release/Signing — Judgement Day: Fashioning Masculinities
La Vida Local Galeria, / 5050 York Blvd, Highland Park, CA 90042
December 11, 6 pm
Los Angeles, CA. “La Vida Loca Galeria” will be hosting a book signing for JUDGEMENT DAY: Fashioning Masculinities by Tania Hammidi Sunday, December 11 at 6 pm. Hammidi’s coffee table book was recently released which features 27 portraits of queer / trans masculine photography and three essays.  There will be 27 soft and hardback books selling for $40sb/$55hb each. While you wait to get your book signed you will enjoy an introduction to the book with slideshow from author Tania Hammidi, and artist talks from photographers Love Ablan, Leon Mostovoy, and models Vanessa Craig, Vivan Escalantes, moderated by Leon Wu.
La Vida Loca Galeria” is a women-owned, women-staffed and in Northeastern Los Angeles.  Its proactive, positive business in NELA was established to promote local artists and help foster public awareness and appreciation.   For additional event details please contact Laura Luna, lauraluna (@) creativexicana.com or 1 dot 909 dot 331 dot 5616.
Tania Hammidi is an arts/fashion curator, educator and writer. She holds a Ph.D. and teaches at California College of the Arts/San Francisco.  This is her first fine arts book. Of a recent fashion show curated by Tania Hammidi, the Huffington Post wrote: “Never has so much swagger been seen on the catwalk — this, my friends, is what high fashion has been missing—the masculine woman.”
If you are unable to make the LA signing, the books are also available at the following locations:Online:Blurb.com,
http://www.blurb.com/bookstore/detail/2638235Softback: $40 + Shipping
Hardback: $55 + Shipping
Bulk Orders get 10% off

BOOKSTORESUC Davis Bookstore
Memorial Union, UC Davis Campus
Tel: (530) 752-6845
http://ucdavisbookstore.com/High Desert Test Sites Headquarters
6470 Veterans Way, Joshua Tree, CA 92252
http://highdeserttestsites.com/Ricochet Gourmet
61705 Twentynine Palms Highway, Joshua Tree, CA 92252
http://ricochetjoshuatree.com/

Avid Reader, Davis, CA
617 Second Street, Davis CA
http://avidreaderbooks.com/


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