A couple weekends ago, eight of us from the Homorazzi Cast took part in a photoshoot for a brand of ties called Knot Theory. Designed by Tanya Huang, these ties are very unique in both form and function and have both men and women standing out among the crowd when wearing them. These modern ties make a statement and are very easy to integrate into your wardrobe and personal style.
When we each met with Huang, she wanted to make sure that the ties and colors we wore complemented our own personal style. There are several ties to choose from in the current collection, and even more colored and embroidered knots, allowing you to achieve countless looks with one tie. In each of the two-part ties, the knot is fastened by way of a chain link which is inspired by old fashioned cufflinks. Brilliant!
We had such a blast during our photoshoot with the sexy & talented photogropher Brodie Soon of Freshworks Photography. We were also lucky enough to have Reel Illusions on set to capture the whole experience in the video below.
The photoshoot took place at OUTtv studios on the set of our upcoming new show! Stay tuned for news on that in the near future. In the meantime, as Tyra would say, check out our “best shots” below and find out where to get your own Knot Theory tie!
I smell my next daily obsession.
We all have those sites we go to every day at work for relief from the pain that Monday through Friday could be. And if you’re reading this than hopefully that means Homorazzi is bringing a little glimmer of light into your dark midweek or late night soul.
I know it’s easy for me to flick to facebook, or CNN as defaults, but when it really comes to trash, what’s better than a little Text From Last Night or animalsbeingdicks.com which still cracks me the fud up. Something though, crept into my news feed today that had two pages of sheer brilliance and now I wished there was more. Call me hooked.
Well I don’t know where I was when this news came out, but it’s something else we can blame on corporate America, and fast food is again the culprit.
Even though not new news apparently, I still find this interesting and hope everyone else who didn’t know this does too. Japanese companies have been told that their employees had to stay trim or else. Companies not wanting to pay millions of dollars extra in health premiums are now measuring their employees waist lines to make sure they’re staying fit and healthy. Violation of privacy? Or a lesson to other overweight countries across the globe?
Now men in Japan over 33″, and women over 35″ are being told to skip the saturated fat, and get back on the miso train. And that really is the root of the problem. As the video below describes, a traditional Japanese meal is approximately half the calories of an American fast food meal, and they’re blaming McDicks among others for the increase in girth in Japanese civilians.
It’s getting towards that bubbly time of year again. Holiday cheer goes so well with the pop out of a big ol’bottle of champagne for family and friends. Well, that and some of us need a good ol’ douse of effervescence to the head to get through this chaotic time of shopping and socializing.
While some automatically go for the Veuve, Piper, Moet, and Bollinger to celebrate, there’s always other options besides real Champagne. Spain makes great Cava, the States and Canada makes fantastic Bruts, and when we venture to the little country of Italy, we find a huge variety of bubbly called Prosecco for all of our drinking needs.
Produced mainly in the area of Veneto, Prosecco is made in a different way than Champagne, the Charmat method, which makes it less expensive to produce than it’s french sibling. This also helps keep the flavours of the Prosecco fresher, a characteristic that it’s known for. Using the Charmat method also means that the wine can’t age for an excrutiatingly long time like a lot of good vintage Champagne. Prosecco is definitely meant to be drank now, within a year or two of it’s release, and for even the best Prosecco, only within a few years of it being bottled tops.
Well I’m a few days behind, which makes me the worst Flo fan on earth, but FATM came out with a new video! Here I am watching it for days now and suddenly thought “WHY am I not sharing this??”
It’s no secret that everyone who listens to the new Ceremonials CD from Florence becomes gravely obsessed with it. A little darker and more serious than their last album, Ceremonials is a gothic rock dream covered in silk, and was beyond far from a disappointing follow up to such a brilliant album as their first, Lungs, was.
So is No Light, No Light one of my favorite tracks of the CD? Surprisingly enough, no, it’s wasn’t. I appreciate the song a hell of a lot more now. I didn’t skip over it ever, I just aimed to get past it to hear my favorite tracks like Spectrum, or Leave My Body, or Heartlines. But the video is everything you would expect from the brilliant redhead, her talented group, and her fantastic team. It combines a fantastic mash of religions, combining christianity and voodooism. Only the strangest and yet surprisingly cohesive of themes from them. Put a dash of androgeny into Flo’s look, toss her off a building, and you have a great visual to now accompany a song that I purposely press play on.
Dance dance dance. It’s what I wanna’ do if I wasn’t so friggin’ incapacitated by a neck injury right now! But as soon as these Advils kick in I’m gonna on my feet having a serious underwear living room dance party. Give it an hour. I’ll be booty toochin’ in no time. I’ve gone full retard for these songs, can’t get enough, and I hope ur feelin’ the vibe too. If you’re not, you’re missin’ out!
All hail Avicii!! I mean Flo Rida. NO okay I mean Avicii. He’s killin’ this beat and givin’ Flo a track that is going to blow up to the nth degree. We put a classic behind the scenes, on tour, iPad featured video to it and we have a serious recipe for success. This song is uninterrupted on my playlist (okay, only interrupted by Florence’s new album), and everytime the beat kicks in I feel like doing cartwheels. It’s stuck in my head, it’s stuck on my iTunes, I see no end in sight for me lovin’ me some of this. Check out the video below.
Not grey (gris), not black (noir), that’s right, I’m talking about Pinot Blanc.
I think people often overlook Pinot Blanc, and I can’t say that in general, I blame them. Starting out in the industry years ago, I used to love Pinot Blanc because of it’s uncomplicated, uncontroversial variety of flavours, and, in general, mellow texture. The more developed my palate became, the more I realized, that most of the Pinot Blancs I was trying, were medium. They were in between everything that could cause somebody to like or hate it, and the only reason you WOULD hate it is because it wasn’t challenging enough. And that’s the point that I got to. Then I just kind of forgot about them altogether, not necessarily on purpose, just through natural selection. And when I did ask people about them, the one word that I generally got from people to describe their feeling for Pinot Blanc was, “flabby”.
For those that aren’t familiar with Pinot Blanc, it’s a grape that is a mutated version of Pinot Noir, kinda’ like a Burgundian Frankenstein’s monster. It grows and is really well produced in Germany and Alsace (the border between France and Germany), is pretty widely grown in California, and is also found in a smattering of countries including Hungary, Italy, and the likes. But when you look at the wide array of growing conditions it grows under, you gotta ask yourself, is it fuller or lighter bodied? Is it sweet or dry? Is it tropical or citrusy? Is it oaked or unoaked? And the whole damn problem about all these questions, is the answer to all of them when it comes to Pinot Blanc, is yes.
Not everything needs a big dance beat when being rethought into a remix. Most of us have a weak spot for the ‘beep boop beep‘ of a high energy remix, or a dance that’ll keep us sweating, but sometime the best alternate versions of songs come from a more subtle approach.
I present to you, a few alternate versions of songs that I think are killer and give us more of a rethought, then a big bass ‘beep boop beep’. Ooooh alliteration and onomatopoeia. Look at me go.
This gem is from a few years ago now, but I just can’t seem to get sick of it. The original from back in 2009, was a touch on the mellow synth side, had a sweet melody, and although this remix doesn’t necessarily make you wanna’ do the butterfly (yes I was doing the butterfly this weekend), it does make you tap your feet, and maybe dance in front of the mirror (yes I was doing that this weekend too). It’s a keeper on the shuffle and always brightens my day a smidge.