CANNES FILM FESTIVAL 2015 – SELFIE SPECIAL

Even the world’s most photographed  people, including Eva Longoria, Victoria Silvstedt, Salma Hayek, and Diane Kruger, are eager to post their own, very personal view of what is happening during this years Cannes Film Festival on Instagram. What we get to see in this “INSTAGRAM SELFIE SPECIAL” are the perfect selfies before, during and after the red carpet in Cannes.
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Eva Longoria / Instagram

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Victoria Silvstedt / Instagram

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Karlie Kloss / Instagram

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Salma Hayek / Instagram

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Mariano Di Vaio / Instagram

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Diane Kruger / Instagram

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Victoria Bonya / Instagram

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Zoe Kravitz

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Liliana Nova / Instagram

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Doutzen Kroes/Instagram           Karlie Kloss, Liya Kebede, Naomi Watts, Julianne Moore and Doutzen Kroes

The most popular Instagram hashtag related to the Cannes Film Festival 2015 seems to be #BecauseWeCannes.

 

FIT 4 SUMMER

If looking great at the beach summer is what you’re after, it’s time to start now! Avoid the last minute panic and get yourself sorted asap. Many of us would jump at the chance to have a personal trainer. But really good trainers are very hard to come by in Monaco. Luckily I managed to get one of the best trainers at the Cote D´Azur to come and train with me in Monaco on a regular basis. So let me introduce to you Nicolas Fache and share some pictures of our work out routine…

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Sometimes you have to rise above the mental barriers of exercise to reap the physical benefits. By focusing on how good you feel during and after exercise can be the motivation you need to stick to your fitness plans all year around. If you are a bit lazy like myself a personal trainer like Nicolas can help you to get out there, train hard, and be one happy fitness enthusiast come summer time.

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My initial session with Nicolas was spent undoing the bad training habits I’d picked up over the years. He watched over my every move. You really feel the difference when you do exercises properly.

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Nicolas is known and recognized within the most renowned spots of Paris; the Ritz Health Club,
Dior Institute, the Athenian Plaza as well as the TF1 TV Channel. He also understand how to create a productive work out atmosphere without putting too much pressure. This way training with him is fun and effective at the same time!

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There have been times when I’ve been going to the gym every single day, and worked harder than I have been with Nicolas, but I never got anything like these results.

Now I really look forward to my training sessions. I find Nicolas inspiring, and when he is standing there chatting, I don´t notice how much harder I am pushing myself, and how much faster the 60-minute sessions seems to be going.

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During the last few years, Nicolas has been training very refined and demanding clients
from Paris, Monaco, Moscow, Germany and London and a number of International VIP´s and in the future he wants to train mainly in and around Monaco.

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Outside those training sessions, I am encouraged to work out three times a week, and I stick to the regime pretty well.

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I’ve noticed the difference and I’m delighted. My upper body is much more toned, and my legs are stronger. I don’t think I could have come this far without my personal trainer Nicolas Fache.

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One of the most significant changes was my diet. Before meeting Nicolas, I skipped meals if I could, and then occasionally binged. He told me to eat at least every four hours and never let myself get hungry.

Because I haven’t had to diet, I don’t feel deprived, and I won’t be changing my new eating habits.

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Nicolas offers coaching with a high standard personalized electronic method of evaluation and continuous monitoring. This way you know exactly how much calories you are burning and quickly you are progressing. His clients usually burn around 1.000 calories per training session!!!

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Now that I know the right way to do things, I can continue the good work on my own. But of course, seeing him once a week will be great. It is a luxury I allow myself because I AM WORTH IT 😉

Nicolas is a “coach” in the true sense of the word. He wants you to succeed with your workout!

If you want a complete diet and workout solution, contact him via his website. After the training session he will provide you with tips and tricks on the perfect pairing of nutrition and exercise to help you lose fat and get fit faster than ever—with no wasted time or effort. What could be better than that?

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BONUS!  Nicolas is a great guy and fluent in English. He wants to develop a client base in Monaco and therefore offers a great discount on his regular hourly rate of 150 EUR but…

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…if you contact him and mention “pretabloguer.com” you get 1hr for 100 EUR or even less if you take a package… But lets find out more about his training first. But let me say this:

I was impressed, Nicolas is a very friendly and professional guy and the training session was THE BEST I EVER HAD!

LESS (HUMAN) IS MORE

Have you seen Kendall Jenner at Mercedes Benz New York fashion week?! In her Celine dress she looks apart. She is actually looking less human every day which is essential in modeling. You are not supposed to be a human being, you should be a mannequin. Good job Kendall!

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She clearly is the model of the moment, rocking the hell out of this Celine dress.

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…and can we just take a moment and look at Chloe. She looks fantastic!

I just look at this picture and I smell money. People say money can´t buy beauty but please, look at the way they look!!! They are the living proof that money can buy you everything…almost 😉

5 THINGS TO DO IN 2015

1. Buy one of the 22 limited edition Birkin Bentleys. Even though it has nothing to do with Hermes or Jane Birkin I am sure the girls will love to be driven around with this beauty!

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2. Come to Monaco and see Novak Djokovic play tennis at the Monte-Carlo Country Club.

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3. Experience the 73rd F1 Grand Prix in Monaco (21st until 24th May 2015). My recommendation is to reserve a private balcony with F1balconies, the best address to book your exclusive F1 weekend.

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4. Britney Spears returns in her Las Vegas show, “A Piece of Me.” Get your tickets here to see the award-winning starlet grace the Axis stage at Planet Hollywood. Her Las Vegas residency will be on until February 2015.

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5. Go to Berghain. The Berlin nightclub best known for dark industrial techno, sexual fantasies lived out in the “darkrooms” inside this former power plant, and for its strict and enigmatic door policy. If you have been before…GO AGAIN!!!

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FROM SHITTY PLACE TO FRONT ROW SEAT

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Recently I was invited at a shitty restaurant in Paris. We were about 15 people, some close friends and some new friends I had never met before. We had dinner at a restaurant on Rue Saint Honore in the heart of Paris. Despite the weird atmosphere I met some great new people. For example was I introduced to Celine who turned out to be the co-founder of MyBeautifulDressing.

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We started talking and she explained to me that MyBeautifulDressing is a luxury e-boutique that primarily offers its clients the opportunity to pre-order the collections of the most sought after fashion designers from around the world!

 

YOUR FRONT ROW TICKET

Celine caught my attention when she mentioned that her website grants you access to the highly exclusive world of Fashion and brings you to the front row of top runways to discover the new collections presented during Fashion Week.

For those of you who don’t know MyBeautifulDressing yet: it’s a french website where you can preorder the latest collections the day right after the show.

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BE THE FIRST

I am looking forward to spending a day with MyBeautifulDressing in Paris during fashion week!  The new e-store  makes it possible to buy outfits 1-2 months before they are available in stores. If I am invited for a sneak preview of the latest fashion show collection I will let you guys know…

Mybeautifuldressing.com allows all of us to take a seat in the front row of most of the big fashion shows. It’s the first e-shop proposing to watch the runway shows live by streaming it and allowing to order directly the presented items!

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Lets get back to my crazy night at this Restaurant in central Paris. Finally this boring place had turned into a great location because I had met a great young lady who just showed me how to get my front row seat at the big fashion shows in Paris.

So, do as I do and go to check out the latest trunk shows on www.mybeautifuldressing.com and pre-order the collections the day after the show as if you were seated in the front row!

As if all this isn´t good enough, I managed to get you a 10% discount on all your purchases!!! Just enter the promo code: PRETA2014 before you pay.

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BEAUTY SECRET REVEALED

Every time when we see the stars on the red carpet they look flawless. No wrinkles, perfect styling and radiant skin.

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Celebrities around the world are used to piling on the foundations, powders and everything in between, but when the lights go out and the cameras go off what do these stars look like without all the goop?

While some celebrities may look like a completely different person without makeup, others still look great. Now, what is their secret?

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Dermadrop is the new thing to do! Not just for the stars on the red carpets but for everybody who wants to look young and radiant without using the help of a surgical knife or even injections.

I was fortunate enough to get invited to try it out myself and I have to say the result is amazing. Dermadrop is blowing hyaluronic acid in my skin without even touching my face. All you can feel is a fresh wind pushing the product in the deeper layers of your skin and you are left with no scars or anything. Its the perfect thing to do just before an important event where you want to look extra fabulous and if you go for multiple sessions the result will last for a couple of weeks.

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The product (in a capsule) is via a patented process blown into my skin. All I felt was a strong wind going up and down over my face.

The procedure:

  1. It starts with a deep face cleansing,
  2. A reverse hoover blowing the hyaluron into the skin.
  3. Aprés cream to give the perfect finish.

Overall it takes about 20 minutes so it can be done during lunch break. Recommended for a long lasting result is to repeat the session 4-8 times over 1-2 months. One session costs about 40 Euros and is well worth the money.

Dr. Schlossberger is the only certified practice delivering Dermadrop.

Dr. Schlossberger and her team will have a booth at the Berlinale to let the international stars shine slightly brighter than they normally do.

If you are in Germany do as me and book your appointment today!!!

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LEATHERS ARE THE NEW JEANS

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In the past couple of years we kept seeing more and more leather pants for men. Leather pants for men have become widely acceptable. The comfotable feeling combined with the exclusivity and style makes leather pants the new must-have for todays fashionable men.

In terms of style, my suggestion is to opt for a classic pair of straight cut leather pants. They’re timeless and will match most tops perfectly, whether it’s a button-down shirt, a V-neck sweater, or a stylish wool turtleneck.

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SMART – CASUAL… everything goes

Leather pants are not only “in” but are now established as classy alternative to blue Jeans. If you are looking into buying your first pair, there are a few things you should consider.

Keep in mind that leather trousers tend to be more casual but depending on the cut you may also look very sharp at the office.

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Some people still think of leather pants as very trendy. Don´t avoid wearing them to places where people tend to dress more conservatively but be aware of the effect they might have.

The market for leather pants is huge. First you need to define what style you are after. The classic straight cut goes well for a business look but maybe you prefer a more baggy style like Kanye West…

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OUR SHOPPING GUIDE

Prices vary a lot and usually depend on the quality of the leather and the brand. But I can tell you this must have item for a mens wardrobe never comes as a bargain. If you go for a less famous brand the price will still be high if the leather is good quality and if its a high fashion brand prices almost never start under four digits.

Men’s fahion shows since 2012 boasted colored pairs, croc styles, and plenty of traditional black options. See these looks and plenty of additional novelty leather pants in this post.

 

Jitrois has explored the innate sensuality of leather since launching his namesake collection in the eighties. In the following picture you see him wearing his straight leg low-rise jeans in lambskin with a denim effect. Leather pants that look like jeans.

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Clothsurgeon takes an entirely different approach to streetwear. Based in London, the brand headed by skilled tailor and designer Rav Matharu takes a bespoke approach to their versatile creations. Employing a Savile Row methodology, Clothsurgeon pieces (many of them crafted from the finest leather) are meticulously cut and sewn with quality, fit and wearability as the overarching standards.

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PRSVR, which stands for Passion, Resilience, Sacrifice, Values, Respect is a brand that jumped on the fashion scene with a mission to create premium leather pieces. Their collection consists of leather jackets ($200-$600), leather vest combo jackets ($500), leather tees ($460), leather sweatpants ($500-$520), and sweatshirts ($80-$420).

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En Noir has a huge celebrity following and the brand has only been around for a few years. The biggest trendsetters in the industry are seen rockin’ EN|NOIR leather sweatpants, think Kayne West, A$AP ROCKY, Big Sean, Drake and more. It’s all menswear and I’m completely obsessed with the “monochromatic minimalism” collection. I like black clothing and on top of it, it’s mostly leather!

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Finally, take into account that leather pants can be worn all year long except for a few very hot days during the summer and there for are well worth the money.

 

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.

BOYARDE – CUSTOMIZED LUXURY

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Boyarde is using designer handbags as canvas for her Pop Art. Collectors come from all over the world including London, Australia, Jordan, Paris, New York, Hong Kong and Belize to commission her work.

Featured inVogue Brasil, The Daily Mail, The Metro, Stylist Magazine, The Huffington Post, The Sunday Times Style Magazine,The Evening Standard, You Magazine, Harpers Bazaar Singapore, The Independent, Marie Claire Turkey,appearing on BBC Radio, andRussell Howard’s Good News and many more Boyarde has become famous in the recent past.

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I personally asked her to customize a Hermes Kelly bag. So far she has done amazing work on Birkin´s but never on the iconic Kelly.

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Currently she has a very large volume of painting requests so it takes time if you want her to create a design for your bag.

Boyarde Messenger is an acclaimed British artist whose works focus on the re-contextualisation of familiar imagery that addresses consciously or sub-consciously the female stereotype. Throughout the history of art, popular culture, and cinema, Boyarde puts her unique art stamp on the images and issues addressed by embracing the power of kitsch and its ability to convey strong messages through humour and frivolity.

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Boyarde paints on everything but paper. She uses a variety of canvases from the human body to high-fashion bags and accessories. Boyarde is now introducing ‘Name Painting’ onto fashion accessories, allowing the client to have their name or initials custom painted onto their bag through an array of imagery from objects to people, making unique, personalised art / fashion accessories.

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HOW IT WORKS

1. Outside of the EU the client can send their own accessory by mail or courier. The client is liable for the cost of shipping (to the UK) and insuring item up to their desired value. There is no import or export tax as long as the client uses Boyarde’s unique IPR code (Inward Processing Code). Boyarde will then return the finished item via FedEx or DHL with the same IPR code. Please note, Boyarde is not responsible for any loss of goods in transit. The item is only insured on its return up to the value provided by courier used. The client is liable for the cost of additional insurance to be agreed in advance.

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2. The artist can purchase the desired item in the UK with a 15 % handling fee (subject to availability) to be personalised and sent to the client. The full cost of this is to be paid to the artist prior to purchase.

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PRICING

Pricing will vary depending on the size of the accessory and complexity of the design, but includes the return courier fee from the artist’s studio.

Example prices (June 2014, subject to change): Goyard St. Louis Tote size PM or Louis Vuitton Neverfull MM with standard detail design 1 side: £1350 2 sides: £1700 price varies with size of bag and level of detail in the design 35 Hermes Birkin for standard detail design 1 side: £1700 2 sides: £2100 LV Speedy 30 for standard detail design 1 side: £1350 2 sides: £1700 Please note – price varies with size of bag and level of detail in the design. Prices for second side are based on detail being less than main design.

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DESIGN

Boyarde’s recontextualisation of familiar images from popular culture should not be mistaken for copy cat art. The client is free to choose an existing Boyarde design, with the ability to have it personalised more to the clients wishes. Parts of previous designs can be put together for a ‘pic n mix’ style. Or new designs can be created with input from the client, inspired by familiar and iconic imagery or created from scratch. Name Painting: This allows the client to have their initials or name personalised through imagery painted by Boyarde. All designs remain the intellectual property of the artist.

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QUALITY

A rigorous process is undertaken to create your ‘Art Bag’, in which the artist uses the best quality materials for prepping and protecting the material. The standards of Boyarde’s painting and quality of materials used mean the art will last, but the bag should be treated with utmost respect as it now is an ‘Art Bag’ with a valuable work by the artist. Whilst all bags are subject to wear tear the artist is not responsible for the art once it is returned to the client.

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TIMING

Due to the artist’s participation in multiple art projects and commissions and high demand for custom fashion art accessories, the artist will aim to have your item returned within 6-13 weeks. This is subject to change.

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PAYMENT

Upon agreeing a brief and receiving a 30% deposit the artist will commence researching followed by sketching. Once artwork is approved, the client will send the item and painting can begin. Payment can be made by PayPal or International Bank Transfer (paypal additional 5% business paypal charge). The remainder of the agreed fee is payable before the finished item is returned to the client. Once payment is received it is non-refundable.

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Boyarde describes her work as…

“…highlighting her playful personality injecting it with humour and mischievnous, whilst liberating the object of desire, admiring its form, yet still confirming the vital balance between power and vulnerablity.”

I strongly recommend you to follow her on Facebook and Instagram. She posts amazing pictures of her work on a regular basis.

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MEN´S SKIN ALSO CARES

569_0If you want to take great care of your skin without spending lots of money on beauty products we recommend you No.7 cosmetics from BOOTS. They offer a great skin care line for all skin types and have an amazing range of make-up. I personally started using No.7 about three years ago. No.7 provides great beauty products, not just for girls but also essentials for men which are just amazing and cost a fraction of what the big brands charge you.

 

NO MEN-MAKE-UP !

When it comes to skin boys are not much different to girls. Don´t get me wrong, this is not about putting on make-up!!! But its important to use some essential skin care products that will keep your skin young and fresh. I am no expert on beauty products but I am a frequent user of No.7 and I will show you what I use…then you can make up your own mind.

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I took a picture this morning when I woke up and one after 5 minutes in the bathroom with the essentials…

 

THE ESSENTIALS

After your morning shower apply under eye cream. This will help you reduce dark circles and puffiness.

You might want to apply a serum to decrease the size of your pores or you use the blemish defense serum, deepening on what you need.

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After you need to protect your skin. Yes, pollution but also sunlight and rain influence the appearance of your skin and let you age faster. I personally am not a big fan of spending hours in the bathroom so I always recommend No.7 CC-cream. No.7 offeres one of these amazing ALL-IN-ONE creams. It protects and moisturizes your skin all day long and also contains a light sunscreen and a very light pigmentation to even out your natural skin tone.

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You can order all No.7 products online and I recommend you to always watch out for 3-for-2 deals!!!

If you feel uncomfortable with too much skin care I would like to refer you to this article I posted last month 😉

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