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Sometimes I come across a random idea, website or company that forces me to stop and pause, and think to myself, ‘huh, that’s a really brilliant idea’. More often that not it leads me to a self contemplation conversation of ‘why didn’t I think of that?’ has once again forced me into a state of awe and wonder. On my way to work this past week I ran into two well dressed men standing on the corner of Burrard Street and Georgia Street in downtown Vancouver, handing out free tape measures. Their message was simple – they wanted to ensure that all the men they spoke too were getting the most out of their clothing, and making sure that every man has the appropriate fit and style to suit their style and body type.

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I have to admit I have a bit of a girl crush on Amanda Seyfried. The 25-year-old actress sure has come a long way since playing the ditzy Karen on “Mean Girls“. At the time, she was arguably the least known out of the foursome. Where’s Lacey Chabert and Lindsay Lohan now? Now the actress is definitely one of young Hollywood’s “IT” girls. Loved her in the recently-released “In Time” with Justin Timberlake.

For Marie Claire’s December 2011 issue, the beautiful Seyfried showed off some of Winter’s hottest style and makeup trends. Sporting messy tresses, another hot trend, Amanda sizzles in a series of photos snapped by photographer Marcus Ohlsson. Seyfried’s stunning look can be attributed to makeup artist genius Lucia Pieroni and stylist Laura Ferrara. Check out her gorgeous photos below.

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Donatella Versace Is A Puppet Master

In: Donovan, Fashion, Videos

I should probably revise the article title to “Donatella Versace Is A Model Master“. After watching Versace’s minute-long commercial for H&M you’ll agree as well. Typically, Redd is the go-to person for Versace H&M posts, but I couldn’t resist on this one. I was thoroughly enthralled and mesmerized by the surrealist clip. It’s no wonder I was since the brilliant Jonas Akerlund directed it. That man is a genius when creating visual masterpieces.

The clip is filled with mind control triggers and symbolism. Akerlund depicts Donatella as the all-knowing handler of models. She manipulates them as they run around in a labyrinth and places them in hamster wheels. She even pulls a few of their strings, treating them like beautiful marionettes. Models Lindsey Wixson and Daphne Groeneveld are just two of the blond beauties at the whim of Versace in the clip. She picks up Groeneveld as she runs up a staircase. At the end of the clip Donatella turns around from control station and says “My house, my rules, my pleasure”. LOVE IT.

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Nicki & Ricky Team Up For New Viva Glam Campaign

In: Donovan, Fashion

Over the summer, MAC Cosmetics revealed that Nicki Minaj and Ricky Martin would be the new faces for their VIVA GLAM ad campaign. The duo took over the reins from the Fame Monster herself, Lady Gaga. Martin becomes the third male to represent the brand following Elton John (2001) and Boy George (2004). Minaj on her part was brought on board after her limited release Pink Friday lipstick became an instant bestseller. The lipstick was sold for $14 during its initial sale, but can now be found on eBay for as much as $79.

With Martin’s recent coming out and impending wedding, and Minaj’s proven track record with the company, the decision to bring them on board to raise money for the company’s MAC AIDS Fund was a no-brainer. The foundation uses the monies raised to help with prevention, treatment and education of HIV and AIDS. Since the charity’s launch in 1994, an astonishing $224 million has been raised. No doubt, with Nicki and Ricky on board, that total will only rise.

MAC unveiled their first promo picture featuring their two new celebrity endorsers today. Shot by famed photographer David LaChapelle, the visual shows Minaj looking like an urban Harajuku Barbie on all fours riding a motorcycle, while Ricky Martin holds up a giant lipstick. Can’t get any butchier than that. LOL. The $14 lipsticks dubbed Viva Glam Ricky and Viva Glam Nicki will go on sale in February with 100% of the proceeds going to fight HIV and AIDS.

watch Nicki’s other cosmetics endorsement after the jump

Benetton’s Amazing New UnHate Ad Campaign

In: Donovan, Fashion

Gotta hand it to Benetton’s marketing team for always having a knack of coming up with brilliant ad campaigns. Their latest one is another stroke of genius. While it remains to be seen if the new images will translate to dollar bills at Benetton store cash registers, they’re certainly doing their job at raising brand awareness and drumming up controversy. One of the images has already been recalled and taken down. Keep reading to find out which one.

The Italian clothing retailer just released a series of images depicting political and spiritual world leaders locking lips with each other. The doctored images for the “UNHATE” campaign seeks to promote tolerance and combat hatred. In other words, can’t we just kiss and make-up. Personally, I love the idea and imagery.

“These are symbolic images of reconciliation – with a touch of ironic hope and constructive provocation – to stimulate reflection on how politics, faith and ideas, even when they are divergent and mutually opposed, must still lead to dialogue and mediation.” – Benetton

The image above depicts Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas and the Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu smooching. Perhaps if they actually did this, there would be peace in the Middle East.

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Wow… this is definitely a new one. This month, scientific news sites have been abuzz about this latest in cosmetic surgery alterations: lasering brown eyes into blue! Dr. Greg Homer from Stanford University is developing a laser that zaps your eyes and changes their color from brown to blue in 2 weeks after only 20 seconds of exposure. Working to remove the pigment from the eye he argues that because it only affects the coloring aspect there isn’t worry that it will hurt your eyesight! So far, there’s been 17 cases in Mexico of his procedure working and he’s currently being funded by Storma Medical to create this $5,000 surgery for the masses.

The question becomes: how pissed is this gonna make all the “brown eyes” out there? I use to make a joke with Homorazzi co-owner Patrick about the fact that no one is ever gonna write poetry about his dirt-brown peepers but it was always just in jest as he was without recourse… until now. There’s definitely a waft of “westernized concepts of beauty” where blue > green > brown, so I wonder if this surgery might night be met with some anger by the public? A blue-boy myself, I’m not a client for this treatment but I wonder if I’d hated my colouring all these years if this was something I’d risk just to see em’ shine? The most important thing to note is that this surgery is one-way only and is NOT reversible as yet.

Click through to see a video news report on this latest development!

Meet Kate Moss’ Little Sis, Lottie

In: Donovan, Fashion

Typically, Tuesdays here on are reserved for male models in my weekly Model Behavior feature. I love my female models as well too, as evident in my recent Duran Duran post. I’m definitely a model’izer, regardless of gender. Thought I’d mix it up today and introduce you to the little sister of one of the industry’s most-respected supermodels. Say “hello” to Charlotte Moss or Lottie Moss as her agency calls her.

As legend has it, Kate Moss was discovered at JFK airport by the late photographer Corinne Day at the ripe old age of 14-years-old. While it remains to be seen if Kate’s little sister will replicate the same success as her older sister, Lottie Moss is entering the modeling game at only 13, besting Kate by an entire year. While major runway shows have a minimum age requirement of 16-years-old, fashion editorials do not have the same restrictions.

The fashion industry certainly loves youth. In 2011, that statement is truer than ever. “True Grit” actress Hailee Steinfeld became the face of Miu Miu’s Fall 2011 campaign at only 14-years-old. She’s not the only one to secure a major ad campaign. Dakota’s little sister, Elle Fanning (13-years-old) appeared in Marc Jacob ads. Also this year, 10-year-old French sensation Thylane Biondeau was at the center of controversy after posing for a series of racy photographs. And don’t even get me started on those annoying half-sisters of Kim Kardashian, Kendall and Kylie Jenner. Those teens are also making their respective marks in the fashion world.

Will Lottie Moss join the likes of them? Judge for yourself after checking out the series of photos below. Storm Model Management, the same agency that represents Kate, arranged a photo shoot for Lottie. Photographer Andrea Carter-Bowman snapped the ingenue. You can definitely see the family resemblance between the two, but Lottie has a look of her own. She reminds me a bit of a younger Kate Bosworth.

check out Lottie Moss after the jump

Once a week, I babysit my cute-as-a-button 3-year-old niece for the entire day. I bring her to pre-school, take her to the playground, watch movies, play with her and most importantly instill sound fashion advice. Maybe this is why I don’t have a child of my own. Needless to say, I have fun playing dress-up with my life-size Asian Barbie doll. When her parents come home, they always comment on my fashion and “styling” choices for the day. LOL. Which brings me to this post.

With Christmas fast approaching, it’s time to start thinking about what to buy for everyone on my list. While watching both “Dancing With The Stars” and “Gossip Girl” last night, a commercial for Gwen Stefani’s new fashion line popped up during both shows. Gotta hand it to Stefani for sticking to the Harajuku look. I simply thought it was just a gimmick for her 2004 album, “Love. Angel. Music. Baby”. But girlfriend has stuck through it and even produced a fashion line called “Harajuku Lovers” and accompanying fragrance. Now, the multi-faceted Stefani is expanding her brand even more.

“I’ve always wanted to do a cool children’s fashion line inspired by the super cute and playful kids’ clothing you find in Japan,” the singer said about her line. “The whole idea is about being creative, expressing your own individuality, and having fun getting dressed.”

While the gothic Lolita look originating from Japan looks ridiculous, IMHO, on grown ass women (Gwen included), the look is beyond adorable for kids. The No Doubt frontwoman is hawking her Harajuku Mini line for Target. I guarantee this will, yet be another successful partnership for the big box store. The new collection is priced from $3.99 to $29.99, and now available at Target stores nationwide and online. Check out the adorable commercial below.

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