Summer is just around the corner and as the weather starts to heat up more and more…the less clothing we see on people. The proper footwear is detrimental to your Summer look (the other option is shoes). In my opinion, there should only be the basic flip flop (ie. Havaianas or a reasonable facsimile in leather) at least for men, if you must wear sandals. Stay away from Birkenstocks, Tevas, Keen & those god awful Oakley Mandals. Flip flops should be simple and should not draw too much attention to your feet…they’re already exposed as it is and drawing more attention to it may not be a good idea specially if you have heinous feet. Sandals must NEVAH be worn with socks EVAH, if it’s a tad chilly out wear shoes instead.
Get a pedicure if you are going to show your tootsies to the world. Nobody wants to see cracked, yellow nails and dry skin. It is important during the Summer to pay more attention to moisturizing your feet since they will be exposed more than usual. See Jamie’s post on “Feet: Are Yours Ready for Summer?”
What is a Flip Flop?
Thunderheist is an electro-duo originating from Toronto. This album is mostly electronica infused with oldschool hip-hop and R&B. Each track makes you want to get down and dirty, but not that dirty. With most electronica music it does tend to become repetitive but in a good way. I saw them perform “Nothing 2 Step 2″ live on MTV.ca & they were actually pretty good. They were dynamic and entertaining.
Listen to their album from their MySpace page HERE.
However, my favourite track from their debut album is “Jerk It”. Slightly suggestive & sexy (ok maybe not slightly suggestive). They put out a contest for this track and voted on submissions from fans for the video. The best one and I believe this was the one that won below:
I’m constantly on a search for good music in the form of remixes. I rarely listen to the original versions of tracks. I find music through various different sources such as blogs, podcasts & torrents.
My favourite Top 3 podcasts right now which you’ll find on my iPhone are:
What are your favourite podcasts at the moment? I’d love to know what people are listening to…specially in the progressive house genre, electronica & dance.
Although I have not experienced this first hand, I have seen it happen to people I know. Domestic abuse can be either emotional, physical or both. In the heterosexual world, men are taught at an early age that it is not right to hit or abuse a woman (of course this does not stop domestic abuse from happening) but generally it is frowned upon if a woman is battered by her partner. In the gay world, it somehow gets tricky because the people fighting are viewed as equals in society. Two men or two women fighting are equals.
I’ve always been very particular with my hair from the cut to the colour and have undergone many different coiffures throughout the years. Having gone to about 5 different hairstylists…I finally found the one I am most happy with. I’ve never walked out of the salon hating my hair. I’ve known Charles for a number of years before he become a hairstylist. I ran into him downtown Vancouver several years ago where he was presently living and told me that he now cuts hair. So he graciously offered me a complimentary haircut and I’ve never looked back or gone to anyone since. Charles knows exactly what my vision is for a hairstyle and makes it come to life through his excellent technique. He engages each client through conversation and builds a great personal relationship with them. He’s pretty cute too (back off gurls he’s engaged to a lovely girl) & straight (I know right? A straight hairdresser). You know how your hair comes to the in-between stage where you don’t really need a full on haircut but could use a cleanup on the side and edges? Well, Charles offers complimentary cleanups for every haircut. This tides you over and carries you through til the next haircut.
You can find Charles at the StyleLAB in Yaletown.
851 Beatty Street
Vancouver, BC V6Z
You can e-mail me at redd at homorazzi dot com for Charles’ contact info.
This weekend as I was getting my morning coffee at a local coffee shop where I hang out and do most of my writing for the blog, I was right behind a woman who was paying with loose change. Who the hell carries change anymore? I honestly hate change (the monetary kind that is), it’s bulky, noisy and very inconvenient. She was digging into her purse like it was a bottomless pit just to pay for a $4 latté and it took her a good 2 minutes to get all the change she needed. That’s 2 minutes of my precious time lost cause she didn’t prepare the said change beforehand. I mean come on, if you’re going to pay with change, organize your coins so you don’t have to take forever just paying for stuff.
Are you guilty of using either one or all of these corporate clichés? I have encountered a few of these at work even though I work in a more relaxed casual environment. Working closely with our company’s marketing team, we do tend to use words such as optimization, viral & thinking outside the box. Since I myself have my own Twitter account and saw the marketing potential for the company, I recently introduced the concept to the head of marketing and this was where the word “viral” came into play. Yes, we do have real 9-5 jobs….I am the Creative Coordinator for a local designer’s website and marketing team.
Here are the Top 10 Corporate Clichés you may have come across:
We probably all owe the Star Wars Kid, Leeroy Jenkins and Tay Zonday our thanks for giving us a good laugh. However, because of their viral videos, they’ve also created an unfortunate side effect in the corporate word, which is the compulsion for every company to want to “go viral.” While “viral” was initially co-opted to describe the way funny homemade videos were sent from one person to the next, the expression in the corporate world now describes any desire to spread an idea, period. “Good idea. This needs to go viral throughout the company!” No one is immune.
This week’s Homorazzi cast spotlight is on Redd! “The Diva One”: Redd, with not one but two D’s, knows his fashion, trends, & all things fabulous. He has a very cute wiener … dog named Dani that he’s often seen walking as he gets his morning latte at CooCoo Coffee. Everyone knows Redd and he’s got quite the stamina when it comes to going out and having a great time. When Pride comes along, rest assured he’s worked his butt off and is Reddy to flaunt his chiseled abs. Have you seen his tattoo?
What is Horoscope Sign?
Aquarius (Year of the Fire Dragon)
What is your Dream Job?
Packaging design, I’m a marketing team’s dream. I will buy a product solely for it’s packaging.