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The Look: Summer Geek Chic

In: Charge It, Fashion, Redd

Summer usually means more social activities such as after work cocktails. Try this “Geek Chic” look for summer dinner parties or just kicking back and sipping beers at the local pub. You can go for the full look or just take bits and pieces to give it your own spin. Here are a few key items from Mr. Porter… I live for this online store right now!

How cute are these bow ties! Nowadays they’re no longer limited to dressy events… you can pair this with a nice crisp polo t to give your outfit a fun twist. (Top: Alexander McQueen Plaid Bow Tie $185 Bottom: J.Crew Selvedge Chambray Bow Tie $52)

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2011 MTV Movie Award Fashion Roundup

In: Donovan, Fashion

Did you catch last night’s 2011 MTV Awards show? I managed to catch glimpses in the background while doing housework. Was it me, or did everyone seem kinda loopy- especially Robert Pattinson. He seemed all over the place. I guess it’s par for the course, since the awards show is a bit unorthodox when compared to other shows. It’s more of a platform to promote summer movies than actually honoring great film work from the past year. Oh well, whatever the reason, it gave a great opportunity for Hollywood’s females to bust out some serious fashion. Check out the following match-ups I created and don’t forget to vote.

First up to battle are the leading ladies from two of today’s biggest movie franchises. Twilight’s Kristen Stewart shows off her great legs in a Balmain dress outfitted with numerous safety pins. Harry Potter’s Emma Watson also showed off some bling in a short ivory jewel encrusted Marchesa. Personally, I love Stewart’s dress more. It’s edgy and fun, a perfect choice for this awards show. She also picked up Best Female Performance and Best Kiss at the ceremony. And she got to go home with Pattinson too, if it that’s your thing (not for me).

2011 MTV Movie Awards Fashion Battle: Team Twilight or Team Harry Potter?

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Ford Male Models Drop It Like It’s Hot

In: Donovan, Fashion, Totally GAY!

What would the world be like without hot Brazilian models? Probably not as pretty. Ford Models recently released a video of all their male models who were hired to walk during the 2012 spring/summer runway shows in Brazil. First off all, brilliant idea. Not only is it giving props to their models generating cash for them, but a great way to get more exposure for their agency. Amazeballs.

Set to the tune of Snoop Dogg’s “Drop It Like It’s Hot”, the models strut their stuff for the camera. I’m not sure what kind of direction photographer Rafael Costa gave to them, but half of them don’t look like they have any rhythm. They even look a bit awkward, hot, but awkward. Who needs dancing abilities when you have abs and bone structure like these guys. You can’t have it all.

Just in case you’re too busy gawking at them to read their names, here they are: Fernando Sala, Pedro Moreno, Celso Carvalho, Rael, Giuseppe, Vitor Fazio, Dante, Estevao and Rodrigo Alves. Enjoy. It’s a perfect way to spend your time surfing on a Sunday.

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I’ve been a fan of Darren Aronofsky ever since his brilliant nerd flick, “Pi“. My admiration only grew more after watching his two recent films- “The Wrestler” and “Black Swan“. So when I heard his next project was filming a cosmetics commercial, understandably I was befuddled. Why would an Academy Award nominated director hawk mascara for Revlon? Selling out or artistic experiment? Considering how beautifully awesome “Black Swan” was directed, I was expecting a lot from his Revlon ad.

The 60-second black and white commercial features Jessica Biel using Revlon’s new Grow Luscious Plumping Mascara. Biel looks as gorgeous as ever. Joining her in the clip is rapper Pharrell Williams who not only plays, I think, her love interest but also provides the soundtrack to the clip. It’s funny how Justin Timberlake’s ex-girlfriend (Biel) and his buddy (Pharrell) worked together on this project. Wonder if JT was cool with that? Overall, it’s a pretty paint-by-numbers cosmetics commercial. Still not sure, what about this project appealed to Aronofsky. Watch the clip below and enlighten me if I’ve missed some sort of underlying deep message in the video.

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Another day, more True Blood-related promos. Yup, has officially turned into a TB fan site. LOL. Instead of a new trailer, today’s promotional efforts come courtesy of two of the lead stars from the HBO supernatural hit. Alexander Skarsgard (Eric Northman) and Ryan Kwanten show off their good looks for two very different magazine covers.

Hot off his spread in GQ magazine, Skarsgard gets in touch with his darker side for a gorgeous pictorial for Interview Magazine. Meanwhile, Aussie Ryan Kwanten (Jason Stackhouse), plays male mannequin for Indonesian magazine, Da Man. He shows off the hottest looks for summer. Check out both their fashion editorials below.

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While many small clothing retailers have released limited edition pride t-shirts commemorating gay pride season, this new release may be the biggest. Old Navy (owned by Gap Inc.) has launched their line of gay pride themed tees for men, women and babies with 10% of the proceeds going towards It Gets Better.

Old Navy may not be known for having the best quality t-shirts and apparel in the market but I personally admire Gap Inc. for taking a step in the right direction to show that they are on board with equality. With pride season about to commence into full swing all over North America, it’s nice to see a smaller of the big box chains really get into the spirit of it all.

Marc Jacobs and Kenneth Cole are other stores that have released limited edition tees to support pride or marriage equality in the past and of course the popular Legalize Gay t-shirts were to brought to us by American Apparel.

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Summer Grooming Guide 2011

In: Charge It, Fashion, Patrick, Sports & Health

Summer is on the way so you better make sure you’re prepared for what the warmer weather brings. As you know, the sun can be both good and bad so you really have to make sure you take care of your skin. Being diligent in moisturizing your skin and wearing sunscreen are a few of the things that you should ensure you’re doing over the summer months.

In addition, to put it bluntly, with hotter weather comes less clothing and you want to make sure you’re comfortable in your own skin. When you’re confident and comfortable with the way you look (not what other people think), you can just focus on having fun rather than being self conscious about something.

As the co-owner of a skin care & grooming store (MASC) and website that carries the best brands and products available for men, I’ve given you some of my own recommendations based on what I use and what our customers really like.

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Karl Lagerfeld Introduces The Murban (Man Turban)

In: Donovan, Fashion

With the help of his muse, model Baptiste Giabiconi, legendary designer Karl Lagerfeld introduced a new fashion statement he hopes becomes the next big thing. He debuted the murban, the man turban, at the latest Chanel Resort show. Accented with a platinum diamond brooch, the white silk turban adorned the gorgeous head of Baptiste. He looked like an Arabian prince. That being said, I’m certain your average Joe Schmo would look like a fool strutting this look on vacation.

While I don’t necessarily see this taking off, I do applaud Lagerfeld for sticking his neck out. You never know though, it could catch on. Before you know it, rednecks heading to their local Walmart might put this on instead of their trucker hats. Highly doubt it, but stranger things have happened.

This past year, the urban turban was touted as the ultimate headgear for the fashionable woman. A few fashion-forward female celebs tried the look but to disappointing results. Rather than looking chic, they came off like they stepped out of a spa and forgot to take the towel off. Sarah Jessica Parker, anyone? If female fashionistas didn’t adopt it, I highly doubt men will either. Anyhoo, make your own judgment after you see Baptiste modeling it below.

check out the murban after the jump

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