Sunday, December 28, 2008

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

A Little More Robert Pattinson

Jury has spoken - Robert Pattinson's new haircut is exceptionally hot. That's right. He's perfect.

How Does This Make You Feel? -

Robert Pattinson + American Apparel Underwear Ad = Fake Fun!

It's clearly fake, but it's making the internet rounds anyways, because everybody loves Robert Pattinson. Although the jury's still out on his new short hair.


Monday, December 22, 2008

Jennifer Connelly = More Stylish Than You.

Jennifer Connelly is one of the most unbelievably stylish people in the world, due in no small part to the fact that she can put ANYTHING on and make it work. Even if it's fug, her face takes all the attention. Everything from Balenciaga to McQueen to Givenchy to Balenciaga again are all perfection on her. It doesn't hurt that she's good friends of Balenciaga designer Nicolas Ghesquière, who cast her in an ad campaign last year. Gorgeous.

Hot Jew - Shirt = Happy Hanukkah!

What better way to celebrate the start of Hanukkah than with this guy, some model from Israel named Guy. I think. That part is pretty much irrelevant. I won't make any jokes about him lasting for eight days and seven nights. I'll just keep that all inside my head.


Sunday, December 21, 2008

Rick Warren - Obama's Palin?

It would be difficult to be worse than this preachy, idiotic, disgusting sonuvabitch. At least Sarah Palin sunk John McCain's campaign. What's Fat Ricky gonna do for Obama?

Friday, December 19, 2008

Terence Koh - Black Light

Come on, this shit is awesome. That thing looks like a freaking monster. Or a trap. Or a space weapon. Or anything far cooler than the dinky chandelier in your house.

Terence Koh - Black Light - Contemporary Art

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Dior Homme + Sneakers = Freaking Amazing

If you somehow end up with an extra $525 this Christmas on sneakers ( or two of you...), then there are no better sneakers than these Dior Homme leathers sneakers with mesh and metallic detail. I suspect Kanye West already owns a pair of these.

Dior Homme - Leather Sneakers -

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Ryan Lochte + Calvin Klein = Best Underwear Ads Since 2008

These aren't them. Ryan Lochte's surely exceptional Calvin Klein Underwear ads don't come until next year, but the first pic is from his modeling portfolio. He looks quite amazing with his hair slicked back. The rest are from January's GQ, and sweet lordy are they great. I don't care what the hell they're supposed to be selling there. I'm sold.

Did I Mention That You Should Be Watching 'Chuck'?

Now that's a good reason to watch. Go, Zachary Levi, go!

Monday, December 15, 2008

Bon Iver + Slow Winter Days = Love

Bon Iver's "Skinny Love" is just the right thing to listen to right now. Right?

Sunday, December 14, 2008

More Michiel Huisman

There's a snow storm and I don't wanna write my art history papers. So, instead, I present lovely somethings that were apparently extras on a CD from Michiel Huisman. Great stuff.

Saturday, December 13, 2008

The Sunday Drivers - On My Mind

A great Spanish band called The Sunday Drivers and their song "On My Mind." Enjoy!

Michiel Huisman - Shirt = Dutch Romantic Comedy?

I have no idea what's going on in this photo, and I don't even know for sure whether this movie is actually a romantic comedy, but I suppose it's called Phileine zegt sorry, which isn't actually the point. The point is that Michiel Huisman is shirtless in it, so to anybody from the Netherlands who would like to explain, in pictures or screencaps or otherwise, that would be greatly appreciated. Now if only Americans would replace Matthew McConaughey with this guy, we'd be all set.


Friday, December 12, 2008

Shopping - Money = Gilt!


Seriously, it's really awesome. Right now there's a sale on Marc by Marc Jacobs for men, and I just got a really awesome sweatshirt for more than $100 off. For women, they have stuff like Zac Posen, Milly, Alexander McQueen, Boy by Band of Outsiders, and the like. It's really, really, awesome.

Sunday, December 07, 2008

Things People Want for Christmas - Part II

1 - Filson Tote Bag with Zipper
For quite some time now, the tote bag has slowly been replacing the messenger bag as the handsome option for men to haul their stuff. Who better than Filson, the Seattle-based maker of extremely masculine hunting gear, to make a tote bag that just won't quit? Attractive in tan, and available in otter green as well. But I suggest you stick to tan.
Available from Filson or Steven Alan for $130.

2 - A.P.C. New Standard in Raw Indigo in Raw Indigo
For the denim equivalent of the Filson tote, it's hard to beat A.P.C.'s most-beloved classic. Stiff as a board and completely raw to start, these jeans will eventually break down exactly the way you want them to. Just give it a few months, and you'll easily have the best pair of jeans in your closet. Also goes well with everything I've listed here so far. The price recently went up from $140 to $155, so might as well get them before the price goes up again.

3 -Shipley & Halmos Whitman Sport Shirt - White
A guy will need a nice white shirt to match his new jeans, shoes, and pullover, so why not get something new and quietly amazing like this Shipley & Halmos take on the classic? It's cut well, and it's on sale at Barneys for $69.

Saturday, December 06, 2008

Things People Want for Christmas - Part I

And by people, I mean me, or anybody else who happens to have the same taste as me. Here's a short list for now:
1 - Bed Stu Stentorian Oxford
Urban Outfitter has this incredibly attractive shoe. Black is fine and all, but a beautiful shade of grey is a surprisingly effective perfect antidote to a drab, grey sky. Add something as simple as dark, slim, straight-leg jeans and a nice, crisp, white shirt, and you have yourself a winning combination. Not bad at all for $78!
2 - A.P.C. Narrow Tunisian Pullover
Navy blue and light beige, cotton-cashmere blend, buttoned placket, lovely stripes. On sale for $133, if they have any left. Actually, anything from A.P.C. is pretty much a worthwhile choice. Plus, they're having a sale right now!

Friday, December 05, 2008

Britney Spears + Elephants = Magic

Made in Brazil: All Eyes On Britney

Because Britney is back with what may be her best video ever. Who's excited? Okay, now back to reality.

Thursday, November 06, 2008

Sean O'pry + H&M = HOT


Yea, usually I'm not a fan of Sean O'Pry, but ever since he grew his hair out, he's looking better every day. A whole lot better. Here he is from his latest H&M ads. That's freaking hot.

Monday, November 03, 2008

Robert Pattinson + Singing = Surprisingly Good

Yea, I zeroed in on Robert Pattinson for all the shallow reasons: crazy hair, perfectly proportioned features, great accent. But maybe there's something beyond those pretty eyes to justify such admiration! Here he is singing on the soundtrack for Twilight, the song is called "Never Think." Not nearly as bad as some other actor/singers, and while I wouldn't listen to this kind of music for days on end, it's still something nice for the ears.

Sunday, November 02, 2008

Sarah Palin + Cathy Horyn = Maverick Fashion

Helpless Dame - On the Runway - Fashion - Style - New York Times Blog

Cathy Horyn of the New York Times dissects the whole fashion debacle. I know this is really past due, but I do like what Cathy Horyn has to say about 95% of the time.

In related news, go vote for Obama! And if you're in California, vote NO on Prop. 8! And if you're in Washington, vote for Chris Gregoire!

If You Don't Wanna Sleep Tonight

Condensed Soup: Larry King Demands Cleavage - E! Online

Watch this horrendous clip from VH1's "Scream Queens." Don't say I didn't warn you.

Zachary Levi - Shirt = Holy "Chuck"!

Also from the wonderful mind of Josh Schwartz: Zachary Levi as Chuck in "Chuck." Sweet, a-dork-able gratuity. Nerdy and cute, but really not at all. Just fuzzy and cut just right. It's on NBC, and since nobody's really watching it, maybe this will steer you in the right direction.

Thanks to here

Have You Been Watching "Gossip Girl"?

You really need to be watching what New York is calling "The Greatest Show of Our Time." That's right, "Gossip Girl." From the wonderful mind of Josh Schwartz comes the best show since "The O.C.," for which he also served as executive producer. It truly is like he learned all his mistakes the first time around and has since gone on to avoid the lame conventions of teen soaps. Oh wait, no he hasn't. He still uses the same lame conventions - teenage lesbianism! teenage drug use! teenager from the wrong side of the tracks! - but manages to make them SPECTACULAR. It's easy to hate the characters. Some of them are written that way. Take Dan Humphrey, the Brooklyn boy caught in the sadly not make-believe world known as the Upper East Side. He's supposed to be so noble and good and talented at writing, but everybody, including the writers, knows what a grade-A douchebag he is. And his sister Jenny? Somehow even more retarded and annoying. The best characters, the ones we empathize with most, are the two most conventionally diabolical and exceptionally shallow Upper East Siders, Blair Waldorf and Chuck Bass. They dress in the most absurdly exaggerated manner, they think almost entirely of themselves, and they are nothing like anybody you would ever like in real life. But nobody cares, because THEY'RE AWESOME. And Nate Archibald, aka Chace Crawford? Somewhere between hot and creepy. Weird man bangs, wooden acting, something that comes far too close to pedophilic incest to be acceptable...sounds awful, right? But he's just young, dumb, and full we'll let it slide for now. For now. In any case, you just need to watch this show, for your own sake!

Friday, October 31, 2008

Garrett Neff, Enough Said

Sweet freaking glorious Garrett Neff. Even with a sweater on, I'm swooning. Come on, this isn't even human. He needs a twin.

Modelhommes Forum

Marc Jacobs + Fuzzy Wuzzy = Winter!

I hate winter. I HATE winter. Yea, that much. I just don't like being in St. Louis when the wind chills dip into the negatives. Why would you subject yourself to that? In any case, to shield myself from the deathly cold, I don't need a car with seat heaters, I just need this deliriously beautiful Marc Jacobs Classic Chesterfield! It's fuzzy like the Prada yeti/shag carpet coats from last year, but actually wearable and extremely desirable. I love charcoal, I love warm and fuzzy, I don't love the $2280 price tag. Crap.

A Quirky Seattle - Oh You!

American Journeys - A Quirky Seattle That Won’t Quite Blend In -

Yea, they're totally silly. But this line slays me:

"Andy Martin, 34, a Fremontian who designs 'beeps and explosions' for video games, said he was drawn to the neighborhood partly by all the conversation-fodder art, including the Lenin statue."

Thursday, October 30, 2008

His Words

So, so crazy. John McCain clearly knows how to make himself look good. Vote Obama!

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

I Just Might Have To Watch 'Twilight'

Because Robert Pattinson is GORGEOUS. All-caps gorgeous. Absurdly, insanely, disturbingly gorgeous in that dirty kind of way. The way you don't really want to explain to people, because it's ravishing and probably very inappropriate. There's absolutely no reason for me to watch Twilight, a movie based on books I had never even heard of and concerning a subject I don't give a damn about. But holy shit, I could stare at him for hours. Hours I should be doing homework. Like right now. But all I really wanna do is swoon.

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

In Case You Forgot What Garrett Neff Looks Like...

Model Survivor : Guest Judging! : Hunk du Jour

Here's a friendly reminder! Thanks Calvin Klein! Even more gratuitous Neff at that site.

Seattle Sounders + Calvin Klein Underwear Model = Holy $H1T

ESPNsoccernet - MLS - Ljungberg set to sign for Seattle

Yea, that's right. The absolute hottest Calvin Klein underwear model (excluding Garrett Neff, of course) is coming to Seattle. Holy crap. That's the best news ever. Combine Seattle's rainy weather and a really hot soccer player and you get a really wet, really hot soccer player. Hehehe. Now here's hoping Garrett Neff...enrolls at UW?

Monday, October 27, 2008

Tony Perkins = IMBECILE

A Line in the Sand for Same-Sex Marriage Foes -

This man is an idiot:

"Tony Perkins, president of the Family Research Council, a conservative Christian lobby based in Washington, said in an interview, 'It’s more important than the presidential election.'

'We’ve picked bad presidents before, and we’ve survived as a nation,' said Mr. Perkins, who has made two trips to California in the last six weeks. 'But we will not survive if we lose the institution of marriage.'"

So, please, if you're registered to vote in California, vote HELL FUCKING NO on Proposition 8.

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Seattle + Credit Crisis = Crap Skylines

Local News | Downtown slowdown: Seattle, Bellevue building projects take a hit | Seattle Times Newspaper

Aw crap! Well, it really was nice while it lasted. It'd be nice to have a glittering new skyline with actual people living and working inside, but that may be many, many more years away.

Paula's Party Disco Fries

Paula's Delicious Disco Fries

Delicious Poutine

Delicious Paula

Paula Deen is a goddess. A delicious butterball of a goddess. If she were my personal chef, well, I might just die and go to heaven right now. Yea, I probably would die, either from a heart attack or a stroke, I can't decide which. But it would all be worth it for just one night with Paula's incredible Disco Fries. Diner 24 in New York makes a version with brie and truffle sauce. God, I'm starving right now.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008


Yea, that's right, OMFGG! That may be the greatest title ever for the soundtrack from a television show. Thank you "Gossip Girl" music genius Alex Patsavas. Except for the occasional misstep (acoustic Fergie...), the show is nearly flawless with capturing the zeitgeist. Like "The O.C." with less awkwardness. It's seriously worth checking out, here!

Sunday, October 19, 2008

What In The Hell Is Going On Here?

Oh, Sarah Palin, you blow my mind. But not in that fantastic Tina Fey kind of way. In this surreal juncture of 30 Rock awesomeness and SNL insanity, we not only get to see perfect Tina Fey impersonating Sarah Palin once again, but also a glimpse into Ms. Palin's future career as a...television personality? Lordy, lordy, this nightmare is almost ending!

Saturday, October 18, 2008

If You're Somehow Still Rich...

This lambskin jacket from Rick Owens on eLuxury may be the absolute most spectacular garment a guy can put on this autumn. Rick Owens uses the most buttery-soft distressed leather available, far softer than Mike & Chris or any other purveyor of desirable goods. This stuff is edgy but wearable, and certainly far cheaper than what girls wearing Balmain and even Nina Ricci are shelling out. So, if despite the economy, you still have a few bucks left in the bank to burn, there are really no better options than this jacket, a shield against the crisp autumn air...and possibly against anybody thinking you're afraid of this recession. You lucky bastards.

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Dutch Fast Food...

...because those two double cheeseburgers from McDonald's last night aren't sitting too well. In any case, the chain is popping into an old McDonald's location in Midtown, and the menu sounds absurdly delicious (think bacon, egg and potato filled fried fritters, or the same with mac 'n cheese). They're also apparently working on being eco-friendly. Kill your hearts while saving the world! Go figure. I'm totally there.

Sunday, October 05, 2008

Silly Models! Stay On Your Feet!

When you look into the eyes of 16 year-old Abbey Lee Kershaw, you don't exactly see a glowing, happy high school girl, do you? Alas, near the end of a long day, in which she woke up at 5 am and walked her last show more than 15 hours later, Abbey was nearly done with her stroll in Alexander McQueen's presentation when she fainted just before leaving the stage. Yikes. I suppose the leather corset she's wearing may be somewhat worrisome, but I think a lot of it has to do with the monthlong marathon of fashion shows that she has struggled through. Just a few weeks back in New York, Abbey also took a spill at the Rodarte show in her extremely high platforms and tight pants. Dangerous shoes are apparently a trend for Spring 2009, but if models can't navigate the runways in them, how are civilians going to traverse the less-than-ideal streets of New York? On a side note, the Alexander McQueen show was exceptionally beautiful.


Saturday, September 27, 2008

Well This Sucks...

Milan doesn't like black models. Or Asian models for that matter. The Shophound manages to break it down into numbers, showing what I had been expecting all along. Bravo to Bottega Veneta for being the diversity front-runner in Milan, inlcuding the bold (by Milan standards) decision to open with Arlenis Sosa (above). Also, bravo to Tomas Maier for an excellent collection. Not only are their bags sumptuous and supple, but their clothes have such an incredibly refined and easy chicness to them. Here's hoping for more diversity in Paris, which started today.


Friday, September 12, 2008

Because Yelle Is Too Amazing To Be American

French chanteuse Yelle's new video for "Ce jeu" is just as charming as the song itself. She's fresh and unabashedly adorable, which is all the more splendid because she's not classically gorgeous. Her style is absurd and quirky, and her sense of color blows my mind. Just as spectacular is the Fatal Bazooka song, "Parle à ma main," featuring the lovely Yelle. Those two are probably the most psychotically beautiful musical pairing on the planet. Enjoy!

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Oh, Another Sexy Brazilian

Made in Brazil is totally obsessed with Felipe Torretta. I don't blame them one bit. If you can't be in New York this week, I guess Brazil wouldn't be a poor substitute.

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

New York + Fashion + Ryan Lochte

New York Magazine's addictive fashion blog, The Cut, is totally responsible for the above photo, which brings all the awesomeness of Nastia Liukin within into the same frame of all the supreme awesomeness that is Ryan Lochte. And despite their exceptional size difference, the two hardly look like an odd couple here in the front row of the Max Azria show. The Fug Girls hope they're dating. I hope they're not. Who doesn't have a weakness for gold-medal winning swimmers?

Saturday, September 06, 2008

It's Fashion Week! (and that means more Garrett Neff)

It's New York Fashion Week again! In the next week, the minds of Marc Jacobs, Zac Posen, and those cute Proenza Schouler boys will be catapulted onto the runway and into the homes of millions of fashion-obsessed folks like me. To start things off, we have Garrett Neff walking the Trovata show. Now, if there are two things I like, they're Garrett Neff and Trovata. Put those two things together, and hot damn, you've got a good time! So yay for Fashion Week! Here's hoping for more exposed skin!

Monday, September 01, 2008

Because Garrett Neff Isn't Human

Calvin Klein's new underwear god, Garrett Neff, is something out of a dream. A fairy tale. Another universe. Sweet, sweet lordy. From here.

Saturday, August 23, 2008

The Most Gratuitous Olympics, Featuring Ryan Lochte!

Oh Beijing! How I will miss thee! From swimming to diving to swimming to rowing to swimming to sailing to swimming to volleyball to swimming, there was certainly no shortage of gratuitous displays of male...perfection. And Ryan Lochte, pictured above after winning a gold medal, is arguably the most attractive, gold medals aside. (If you do wish to argue on this subject, I would thoroughly enjoy that, as long as you include extensive pictorial evidence.) Oh, those wet, hot, American swimmers. London feels so far away!

Friday, August 15, 2008

Three Hot Swimmers

This is the American 4x200 free relay team. Ungodly hot, right? Ricky Berens, Ryan Lochte, and Michael Phelps make the day so much easier to get through. But being the 4x200 relay team, you'd be inclined to think, wait, where's the fourth team member? Well, he was conveniently cut out of a lot of the coverage, both in photos and on NBC. See, while these three exemplify every perfect thing about watching the Olympics, the fourth resembled a mere mortal. I don't even know his name, and I'm not about to Google it anytime soon. I just don't care. But, I do thank for their excellent coverage about all the really important parts of the games. And isn't that what this is all really about?

Monday, August 11, 2008

Wet Hot American Swimming - Phelps + Lochte

Okay, so Ryan Lochte wasn't actually a part of the winning men's 4x100m freestyle relay team that beat the French, but he's really just so smoldering that I had to post this. Michael Phelps, on the other hand, not only led off the winning team, but he somehow gets even more attractive than he already was with each gold medal he wins. Is that so wrong?