KOBJA – recycled toad skins

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KOBJA`s line of luxury belts, bags and purses is made with poisonous cane toads, an invasive species now overrunning the South Sea Islands of Australia.

The Paris-based Polish designer says:

“This highly poisonous toad is in the process of destroying several local species. Animal defence associations have recommended its selective elimination. In this way, each toad skin is recycled, not destroyed.”

Introduced into Australia from Hawaii during 1935 to help with agricultural pests, the cane toad (Rhinella marina) is a prolific breeder, and now numbers in the hundreds of millions. Their impact on local ecosystems and biodiversity is so severe that the Australian army was called in to control their populations.

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Monika Jarosz, who first got the idea for her designs when a friend gave her a stuffed frog from New Zealand, this undesirable excess of poisonous frogs invading Australia was an unexpected opportunity, as she was having trouble finding a supplier for toad skins.

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photo: Ryota Atsumi

The skins are now prepared in Carins, Australia, before being sent off to France to be tanned, dried and dyed in a meticulous, 14-step process. Jarosz also adds lavish touches like inserting Swarovski crystals, in addition to bright colours and careful detailing.

In MONACO you can buy them here!

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KOBJA`s cane toad inspired fashion accessories range in price from 220 euros for a small purse up to 1200 euros for a handbag. They can be found in luxury stores in the most fashion conscious cities, including Tokyo, Beijing, Berlin and Paris. Go and take a look at the Kobja Collection of Toads in Monaco! They are waiting for you in store at Pierre (+377 99 99 61 89), 41 rue grimaldi  98000 MONACO.

DEATH OF A DOCTOR

Mariah Carey`s Make-up Artist and friend Kristofer Buckle brought to my attention the sudden death of Cosmetic dermatologist to the stars Fredric Brandt. The City of Miami Police Department confirmed that Dr Brandt’s death was a suicide by hanging, at his Coconut Grove home in Miami. There are rumors going around that Fredric was ‘devastated’ over the comparison between him and a character on the show, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt.

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Columnist Lesley Abravanel said Brandt, 65, was ‘devastated’ recently over rumors comparing him to a character on the Netflix show, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt. She also reported that he was found dead at his Coconut Grove mansion in Miami by his housekeeper where he lived alone. She called 911 at 9.19am.

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I looked up Frederic´s official website which states: Dr. Brandt sees himself as a physician, but also as an artist, as he helps patients sculpt the younger demeanor they seek with a variety of non-invasive procedures, many of which he pioneered or perfected himself. With practices in both Miami and New York City, Dr. Brandt sees more than 40 patients a day. Patients rely on Dr. Brandt for the resolution of medical concerns, but also for his innovations in the realm of in-office procedures. In addition to professional papers, Dr. Brandt is the author of “10 Minutes/10 Years” and “Age-Less: The Definitive Guide to BOTOX, Lasers, Peels and Other Solutions for Flawless Skin” – revolutionary skin-care manuals that contain advice and information from the master of youth himself on how to achieve perfect, youthful skin at any age.

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In an interview with Jane Holzer in 2009 he described his daily routine for Interviewmagazine:

I get up at 6:30 a.m. My yoga teacher comes and wakes me. Every morning I always tell him it’s like waking the dead. We do yoga until about 8:00—I have it down to, like, a timetable—and then from 8:00 until 8:25 I shower, brush my teeth, and do all my morning cleansing. Then I eat my breakfast from 8:30 to 8:45, and then at 10 to nine I’m off to the office. Further he described his work: What I try to do is to make your face look like it did when you were younger. I always tell people it’s not just about filling in the lines, but re-creating the shape of your face as it was in your early- or mid-twenties. People see the lines as they age but they don’t see how their shape is changing. I think it’s all about restoring the contours. You can fill in a line and it makes you look a little better, but it doesn’t make you look younger.

Sephora, where he sold his hugely successful skincare line says about him:

With over 20 years in practice translated into a hugely popular skincare line, Dr. Brandt fuses cutting-edge science with active botanicals and remains always in search of state-of-the-art ingredients and technologically advanced delivery systems.

His associates and staff are profoundly saddened by Dr. Brandt’s passing. He was one of the country’s leading dermatologists and pioneered the use of injectable fillers and botulinum toxin with his innovative and cutting-edge techniques. Dr. Brandt was dedicated to his profession, artistry, and every single one of his patients. Above all, he was kind, caring, compassionate and a true friend to all. Dr. Brandt will be forever missed by his staff, associates, friends, and patients.

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RIP, Fredric Sheldon Brandt (June 26, 1949 – April 5, 2015)

DESPERADO

Madonna is wearing Givenchy for the Grammy Awards this year. It looks a little as if everyone at Givenchy was afraid to say NO to her ideas. It looks like they tried desperately to put 12 different looks in ONE outfit.

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The details on this outfit are beautiful and its definitely couture but I think Madonna should stop trying too hard. She doesn´t need this anymore. Enough!

 

DRESS OR MESS!?

I wish Rhianna´s dress would have had a little more fabric 😉

For her to wear this dress to the Grammy Awards 2015 was a very bold choice and this is what we want from Rihanna. She looked stunning in a Giambattista Valli gown. For any other event she would have definitely been on the best dress list but the Grammys I think its a little bit over the top. She looks like she has been inserted into a cake topper.
RihannaGrammys2015She waited in the car and only appeared six minutes after they actually closed the red carpet to start with the event. This bad ass bitch knows how to create a moment and pull all the attention. Nevertheless its the right dress for her but the wrong dress for this particular event I think.

RICK OWENS EXPOSES PENIS

We have seen breasts exposed on the runway before. But what we saw at Rick Owens Fashion Show in January 2015 in Paris was definitely a first.

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Rick says this collection was inspired by his “desire to create a more accepting culture for male nakedness”. Unfortunately the King of Avant-Garde might have walked exactly in the other direction by highlighting exactly why male genitalia should not be shown publicly.

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If the guys were Versace models maybe we would be singing a different tune but this was just distasteful!!!

Has Kim Kardashian undergone Chemotherapy ?!

This week I was confronted with pictures of a bold Kim Kardashian… I thought she must be sick; cancer maybe but…

…actually, when I researched it I found out that the pictures showed 23 old Make-up artist Jordan James Parke who had undergone plastic surgery to look like his idol.

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What he said was shocking yet entertaining so I wanted to share it with you!

“I laugh when people try to insult me by telling me I look plastic or fake. Do they think I’m going for the natural look? If I was, I’d ask for my money back.”

Jordan reportedly spent over over EUR 100.000 (financed by his family and ex-boyfriends) in plastic surgery to get the Kardashian look. I can only hope that the lips will look better after the swelling and I am sure in a couple of months he will be sorry about having posted his “new lips” with the post.operative swelling 😉

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Here you can see what Jordan looked like as a kid and before he started seeing the doctor. My personal opinion is that 50 injections are definitely too much… He actually told me that this isn´t post-op swelling…it is the actual look he is going for!

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Aren´t we all looking forward to Kim´s reaction ??? 😉

REI KAWAKUBO

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Upon seeing Japan’s first Louis Vuitton store in 1978, Rei Kawakubo discovered the allure of French craftsmanship and art de vivre. Today, the creator of Comme des Garçons applies her radical, refined aesthetic to a House icon, revisiting the Sac Plat with boldly conceived asymmetrical cutouts and raw-edged details to produce this provocative “Bag with Holes.” Sleek and capacious, the bag is a natural for travel in durable Monogram canvas. The practical insert pouch keeps belongings secure.

 

HER INSPIRATIONS

Breaking the traditional Louis Vuitton Monogram was the premise of this one work—which was to find something that would be new, some kind of new value.

Although there are various ways of breaking to create something new, this time I tried to play it straight: I simply made some holes in the fabric of the bag. I generally like small bags.

I feel that Louis Vuitton is the house that most beautifully and skilfully transforms what is tradition into what is now.

Yet I always approach all of my work in a way that is exactly the same: I look to create something new.

When designing the bag for this project, I was looking for some new design, something that hadn’t been done before, something within the limits of possibility.

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BIOGRAPHY

After originally studying art and literature, REI KAWAKUBO quickly changed track, working for a textile company and then becoming a self-taught fashion designer.

Believing that there are no limits to creativity in the fashion process, she has constantly radically pursued and iconoclastically achieved perpetual progress in her field, breaking the rules and forming new ones that the entire industry has paid attention to.

These features have become the hallmarks of Comme des Garçons, the label that REI KAWAKUBO founded in 1969 and incorporated as a company in 1973.

REI KAWAKUBO has an input into all areas of the creative process, from graphics, advertising and store interiors to designing and making clothes and accessories; each is inextricably linked.

In 1981 she staged her first, and now legendary, Paris show for Comme des Garçons. After an initial outcry, her iconoclastic aesthetic and her love of black changed the wider global – and more commonly perceived – notion of beauty in fashion forever. REI KAWAKUBO called her label Comme des Garçons – ‘Like the Boys’ – just because she liked the sound of it.

 

DETAILED FEATURES

  • Monogram canvas
  • Asymmetric, frayed cutouts
  • Cowhide leather Toron handles and trim
  • Louis Vuitton textile insert pouch
  • Bonded lining
  • Gold-brass hardware
  • 33 X 42 X 14 cm

FIFTY SHADES OF GAY

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Among heterosexual men, there is one body type only because straight guys are not interested in men’s bodies, either their own or those of other males. They’re interested in female body types. In this post Romy and I are going to attempt explaining some of the subgroups in the gay male culture. If you ever heard your gay friends talking about twinks, bears or otters and you wondered what the fuck they were talking about… read this and you´ll be able to participate in the conversation next time 😉

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Twinks

Body Type: Thin, smooth, often blond, usually with longish bangs and often with highlights.
Description: This young breed of gays is never over 30 and tends to be on the queeny side and hews closely to the conventional stereotypes of gay man. Wild, ornery, and still getting over their coming out issues, the twink is the gay gone wild, and is bait to older men who are into trying to suck off their youthful energy.
Celebrity Example: Zac Efron

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Bears

Body Type: Large, hairy, often with facial hair
Description: The bigger, generally older subset of the population is new but increasingly popular both in the community and pop culture. They have their own social calendar that is well populated with events to support the flannel-clad butch lifestyle of beards and beer guts.
Celebrity Example: Kevin Smith

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Gay Jocks

Body Type: Athletic, muscular, possibly gone-to-seed
Description: This guy prides himself on the fact that no one thinks he is gay until he tells them. His love of sports is just about the only unaffected aspect of his masculinity. He wears T-shirts and ball caps with his favorite team logo, and likes guys who are “non-scene,” unless the scene is a gay sports team.
Celebrity Example: Esera Tualo

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Circuit Boys

Body Type: Muscular, waxed, preened, most usually with tribal tattoos
Description: This subset rose to prominence in the ’90s around the drug-fueled, all-night dance parties that were in different cities around the country. While it has few new recruits, its core population is die-hard and aging quickly. Many of the parties have died off, but they’re still dancing to bad tribal house wherever they can.

Celebrity Example: This is such a specific type it doesn’t really exists in the world at large, but the Platonic ideal of a circuit boy is DJ Brett Henrichsen.

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Gay-Listers

Body Type: Body toned by the personal trainer, hair done by celebrity stylist, wardrobe picked out at Barneys
Description: These are the uppity homos who live the good life, and are generally too good for you. They only like to talk to each other. They usually work in advertising, PR, marketing, or the entertainment industry and make a ton of cash which they use to have perfect apartments, fantastic wardrobes, and summer homes near all the other gay-listers. You can try to get invited to their parties, but you will never belong.
Subcategories: Power gays, the velvet mafia
Celebrity Example: Andy Cohen

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Show Queens

Body Type: They come in all shapes and sizes, from the young, spry dancer to the balding, pudgy critic.
Description: These are the kids who are so gay they could never fit in during high school and sought refuge in the music department. They have devoted their lives to performing, show tunes, and learning all the words to very obscure songs. They often work in theater or the arts in one way or another, be it on the Great White Way or as a high school drama teacher.
Celebrity Example: Neil Patrick Harris

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Art Fags

Body Type: Emaciated, tattooed, usually with some sort of ironic facial hair and an enormous coif.
Description: The art fag is cooler than you. He’s also cooler than all your friends, and he is not afraid to show it. He is usually an artist (duh), photographer, fashion designer, band member, or something that requires a degree from RISD, FIT, or some other art school that is an acronym. He dresses either in the most current prissy fashions or like a homo version of Terry Richardson, in big glasses, flannels, and jeans that looks so thrown together that it took him hours to put together. You’re more likely to find them at a gallery opening or model party, but every so often they’ll be at a gay bar to rub elbows, and other parts, with the other homos.
Celebrity Example: Marc Jacobs

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Drag Queens

Body Type: Either big, buxom Divine style or svelte and RuPaul-esque.
Description: This is a very small but very powerful contingent of the gay population. The drag queens are not only the court jesters of the gay community, dressing up like clowns for our entertainment, but they are also a bridge to the straight world. As much as gay men appreciate the queens for their looks, wit, and shade, straight people love a drag show even more than the queers do. Somehow they manage to be the most outrageous segment of the population and the most embraced, making the rest of us look positively boring by comparison.
Celebrity Example: RuPaul

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Otters

In the gay world, an otter would be considered a thin gay male that is hairy and may or may not use a trimmer to shorten body hair. Some have beards, some do not. Otters are usually smaller in frame when compared to the heavier cub or bear. Otters look a lot like what you would see in a picture of an otter … they are hairy. A person can be an otter regardless of age. Otters are considered to be part of the larger bear community.

An example of an otter might be found in Scott Caan. Notice he is slightly hairy in the photograph, perhaps even trimming as a way of reducing hair on his chest and torso. You have seen Scott in a number of movies and TV Shows, including films like Into the Blue and Hawaii Five-0. He is 5ft 5 inches tall and was born in Los Angels.

Otters characteristically are not super built but can be athletic. Again, they are hairy (some think they are smooth and that would be incorrect). Think of otters being somewhere between cubs and bears …not as massive as bears and certainly smaller than cubs.

 

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Wolves

Characteristically, a wolf is gay male who is semi-hairy, muscular, lean, attractive and sexually aggressive. A wolf is sometimes considered to be part of the larger bear community or bear spectrum. Some also describe wolves as slimmer bears but there is a lot of disagreement on this.

Most all wolves have facial hair. Height or age is not assigned to wolves. Subgroups of wolves can be found in aging wolves, which are gay men with wolf like features that are starting to turn a bit gray.

And then there are full on silver or gray wolves, terms that describe an older wolf with gray or white facial/body hair.

A celebrity example of a younger wolf would be Joe Manganiello. He fits all of the requirements to be placed into this category. Interestingly enough, Maganiello plays the part of a wolf in the HBO hit series, True Blood.

Older wolves, particularly aging wolf types, might be found in the example of Hugh Jackman, the mid 40’s something hottie who you saw in the movies X-Men andThe Wolverine.

 

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Cubs

For gay men, the term cub is used to describe a younger (or younger looking) male, usually husky or heavier in body type and almost always hairy.

While many cubs have a beard, it is not a requirement to fit in this category. Body hair and huskiness are the dominant features for this gay descriptor.

Cubs are sometimes partnered with bears in passive relationships or with other cubs. Cubs can sometimes be considered an apprentice to a bear.

We have cub sub-types:

  • Muscle Cubs : Body size is attributable to muscular composition as opposed to body fat.
  • Sugar Cubs: Effeminate Cubs

An example of a cub body type mightbe found in the body of Santa Monica, California born Jack Black who has played in movies such asSchool of Rock and High Fidelity.

We don’t have a lot of male celebrity examples of cubs. Almost all cubs aspire to become bears within the larger bear community.

 

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Chubs

 In the gay world, the term chub is used to describe an overweight or obese man. Chubs are a distinct sub-group within the gay male population and can be confused with bears. Many bears reject extremely large or obese chubs and do not consider them as part of their subgroup. Chubs have their own events, such as “Mr. Chub International”. An extremely large chub is referred to as a superchubaccording to the research.

An example of a chub/superchub might be found in the body type of actor John Goodman. You have seen him in a number of films and T.V. shows, most notably Roseanne.Another example can be found in John Candy (deceased), who was inPlanes, Trains & Automobiles.

It is important to note that there exists a group of people calledchasers. These individuals are attracted romantically and physically to chubs. Chasers are much smaller than chubs.

 

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Pups

A pup typically is a gay male who is fairly young in age. Here we are talking late teens to early 20’s, give or take. Characteristically, pups have little experience in the gay world, are naïve, energetic and cute.

Pups are similar to cubs except pups are not involved in the bear community and likely do not even know this community exists within the larger gay spectrum.

You often hear more seasoned gay men tell very young gay men who are just coming out things like, “You are just a young pup- you have a lot to learn” or “You are just a pup – you are just a baby!”

An example of a pup body type can be found in early 20’s something Joe Jonas. Joe and his brother Nick starred in their own Disney Channel Original Series, Jonas.

Other pup type examples can be found in Taylor Lautner (Twilight series) and Sterling Beaumon (Astro Boy).

Pups may have similar body types to twinks (coming up soon) however, pups usually are super new to the gay world. Twinks however are not.

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Bulls

In the gay community, Bulls are considered to be super massive, muscular body builders that weigh somewhere in the 215-300 pound range.

Bulls are not necessarily part of the bear community and usually herd together as one might see them in their natural environment.

An example of a Bull body type can be found in Dwanyne Johson, the early 40’s something California born movie star who is also known as the “The Rock”. Johnson used to be a professional wrestler with the World Wrestling Federation (WWF).

Another potential bull body type might include 30 something Australian born actor Chris Hemsworth, using filmography from his appearance in the movie Thor.

Hemsworth stands at a whopping 6’4 and his weight has varied between 215 pounds to 195 pounds according to recent interviews.

 

Other Important Terms we think everyone should be familiar with…

Metrosexual

These guys really throw a wrench in our Gaydar sometimes. A Metrosexual guy is one who may outwardly appear gay (expert grooming, fantastic style) but who is actually straight. Usually, these guys make pretty awesome friends (as long as you can keep your friends from molesting them anyway).

Manscaping

Learn this term well and put it into practice (unless you’re a Bear of course). Manscaping is the colloquial term for grooming… and as a gay man, I’m here to tell you- again, unless you’re a Bear- you should be manscaping.

Fag Hag

Fag Hag technically means a straight girl who wants to have sex with gay men and contrary to popular belief, being called a Fag Hag isn’t a compliment. It means you’re creepy.

Fruit Fly

Although less popular- and not quite as easily rolled off the tongue- this term actually describes what most people think of when they think “Fag Hag”. Fruit Flies don’t want to have sex with us, they are just uber-fabulous girls who understand gay culture and love to hang out. The gay boys love them too and buzz around them… like flies,

Fag Stag

This is code for a straight guy who hangs out with a lot of gay guys.

Water Sports / Golden Shower

This one is important. Water sports aren’t actually sports at all, and hopefully you can tell from the synonymous term what it’s really all about. That’s right kids. Pee.

Gay Curious

Let’s be honest- this really means “I’ve slept with all your guy friends but don’t want to admit it”.

Hasbian/Yestergay

These are also new terms for me and I just had to include them. A Hasbian is a Lesbian who has chosen to live a heterosexual life. Conversely, a Yestergay is a gay man who has chosen to live a heterosexual life. I love a good play on words and these totally made me laugh.

Gaybies

Babies of gay men.

 

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Gay or Straight, if you’re new to the gay community, you might come across a few phrases or labels that you don’t have a clue what they mean. For the gays, that lack of understanding might land you in an interesting situation… such as showing up at a guy’s house for the first time expecting to go play water polo and finding out that “water sports” is something else entirely.

BOTOX PARTY GONE WRONG

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Before Romy and I left for Paris this week we were invited to join one of the famous Monaco Botox parties. My friend Mel is obsessed with looking young and fresh so she organizes Botox parties at her Villa in Cap Martin on a regular basis. She has a doctor come from Spain to do fillers and botulinum toxin in the comfort of her house and she decided to share this experience with her friends. It all started with a very nice dinner at the villa prepared by my friend Mel (actually her chef did all the work but she told him what to prepare and took all the credit for it obviously ;-)). When I met the doctor I sat down with him and talked with him about his experience and what kind of fillers etc he is using. I was surprised and you will find out why later…

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LIKE AN ALIEN

Just between us, I want to say that the “fake beauty look” is over! Looking like you had some work done is sooo 2008. Plastic surgery and cosmetic procedures are supposed to make you look relaxed and fresh maybe younger. You want to look better, not plastic. So attending this botox party was like I travelled back in time where people thought it is a sign of status to show that you had some work done. Here are some tips of what you have to watch out for before you trust a party doctor:

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  • The first red flag was when alcohol was served. If you are worried about bruising you should not drink alcohol. Alcohol, Vitamin E, Fish Oil, Ibuprofen and Aspirin are all agents that thin the blood, which can lead to an increased risk of bruising. If bruising is a concern, I suggest refraining from alcohol 1-2 weeks before and a couple of days after Botox injections.
  • The second red flag was the “model” the doctor had brought with him. She was in her early 30s but her face didn´t move at all. Her lips were way too big for the rest of her face and the “pillow cheeks” made her look like a blow fish.
  • The third red flag was when he recommended my friend (she is 31 and looks amazing!) to get botox and fillers under her “wrinkles”. First she barely has any lines and even if, you could even it out with a minimal amour of botox. To propose to a 30 year old girl to fill up her lines is just ridiculous…This is a procedure you might want to do with a women who is above 50 and too scared to get a facelift.
  • Final red flag was when I found out what kind of fillers he is using. I am not saying I am an expert in this field but if you are still using regular Restylane as a filler for lips you haven´t done your homework doc! There are new products around which give a much more natural result. Also, Restylane tends to build knots in your lips which you can fell and sometimes even see…so why still stick with this if Juvederm for example is providing much finer solutions?!

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BEAUTY MAFIA

This event was clearly created to make quick tax free money for the doctor. He was not interested in the prefect result for his clients but in using as much product as possible to make as much profit as possible. It was a great experience for Romy and I because now  we how dangerous Botox parties can actually be if you have no experience. You need to be able to trust your doctor. In this case pretabloguer won´t attend another event like this at Mel´s house and we for sure will not recommend this doctor to anyone we like and care for, because he isn´t cheap and his results are horrifying!!!

If you had an interesting experience with a beauty doc feel free to tell me about it. Email max@pretabloguer.com and don´t forget to LIKE us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter for the latest updates.

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GAY = THE NEW STRAIGHT

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Since David Beckham, we refer to straight men who like to groom, dress well and actively care about their appearance as metrosexuals. But this term first appeared almost 10 years ago and we are way beyond metrosexual straight men now. It became increasingly harder to tell who is gay and who is straight. Haven´t we all been thinking “what is going on with Ronaldo (when he walked around with his small Gucci purse)!? Heven´t we all been surprised when Michael Sam came out as the first gay NFL football player?! Well, let me tell you…the world is upside down and that is good! Straight guys are more comfortable with a “gay” look and gays are more and more eager to show that they are REAL man with muscles and hair. Either way, I like the development because its another step towards equality through allowing everybody to become how and who he/she wants to be without being restricted by ancient ideas of what is wrong and what is right.

GROOMING WITHOUT BEING JUDGED

I still remember the time when the adjective metrosexual came up. Lets be honest it just was an easy way to describe a gay looking straight man. We obviously have come a long way so that the metrosexual look is no longer an issue but a goal of many straight guys. It is more and more difficult to find straight guys who have never waxed their eyebrows, moisturized their skin or went shopping for designer brands all day long. The “gay look” got accepted in society which is great but actually seems to bother the gays sometimes. Have you noted that lots of gays turned very straight in their looks over the past couple of years? Its still a lot of effort being put into the physical appearance but it all aims for a butch fought kinda look. Beard, boots and sometimes even a little belly are what the new gay generation is aiming for. Its all about being masculine and butch (even though the attitude sometimes does´t quite match).

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Joey Essex (pic above on the left) has a girlfriend. Rylan (pic above on the right) is looking for a boyfriend) but both seem to go for a similar look.

This article talks about the general appearance of men. If you are interested in some style/fashion advice I encourage you to check out Lapo Elkan!

HOW MODERN MEN CAN LOOK THEIR BEST

Well if you aren´t already doing it on a regular basis here are some ideas of what the modern straight man can do to enhance his looks:

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  • A regular visit at the Mani-/Pedi should definitely be on your to-do-list. I am not saying you should go every week but every 4 weeks you should get your nails tidied up by a professional. In between a quick clipping will do to keep them short and clean.
  • If you have very short hair you should make sure to trim it every two weeks at least to always have this fresh, clean cut look. If your hair is longer never forget to put conditioner after washing your hair and maybe put some leave-in-conditioner after to give your hair this healthy glow.
  • If you like to smell different to your actual body smell I recommend the classic DOVE body lotion and as a fragrance you should try Molecule. Its a unisex perfume which adapts and reacts with your skin. The same perfume smells different depending on who is wearing it. This way your new fragrance will definitely match your type!
  • During the summer don´t be afraid to go in the sun. A healthy tan is always desirable but make sure to always cover your face with a light sunscreen in order to avoid wrinkles in the future. When its not sunny enough don´t be shy and use one of the luxurious self tanning products which are currently on the market. Make sure its good quality which doesn´t smell and leaves no patches. Myself I use HeShi because it smells nice, moisturized the skin during the day and leaves a healthy tan without stains.
  • If you have brown or blond hair I recommend to get your eyelashes tinted. The effect is that your eyes will look more intense and it contours your face. Also, get the lower part of your eye brows waxed. This will give you a cleaner look and also open up your eye and make you look less tiered.
  • If you smoke or like a glass of red wine from time to time you should maybe go and see a dentist for a professional bleaching. I know there are some cheap products to whiten your teeth at home but I definitely recommend to see the dentist of your choice and get it done professionally. It usually takes about an hour and once you had it done you will maintain the white for at least two years before you need to it again. Find out what we have to say about Dr. Lenhoff in NYC here.

Finally I just want to say that that I am quite proud that so many gay habits have been adapted by the straight world. Nonetheless  its all about allowing yourself to embrace your beauty regardless what your sexual orientation si and I am quite happy that this link has been eliminated.

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On the pic above we see the other phenomenon, a gay guy going for a very butch straight look. Still groomed and clean cut but the overall look is very manly…

…and lets face it; its quite nice that some of the “queens” will do it the other way around and go for a more butch look sooner or later ;-))) so from both sides we are getting closer and closer to the ideal modern, groomed, manly guy.

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