Sex appeal is 50% what you've got and 50% what people think you've got.
Sunday, April 30, 2006
1. Honor thy tailor
Even the best suits need altering. You should always buy your correct size, but you then need to have a tailor customize it to your body. It’s the difference between being appropriately dressed and being stylishly dressed.
2. Thou shalt wear sneakers made for a man
It’s fine to own crosstrainers and running shoes and hightops. But save them for the gym. When you’re on the street, keep your sneakers simple and classic.
3. Thou shalt invest in the right timepiece
Buy a high-quality stainless-steel watch. It looks as right with jeans as it does with your best blazer.
4. Thou shalt match your socks with your suit
When choosing socks, the basic rule is to consider the suit instead of the shoe—in other words, if you’re wearing a navy suit with black shoes, reach for navy socks. And when wearing a light suit, make sure the socks are darker than the suit but a shade or so lighter than the shoes.
5. Thou shalt not wear a tie that is too slim
Unless you’re a hard-core fashion guy who favors a superskinny tie, stick with one that measures about three inches at its widest point. It will be narrower than traditional ties, but not by too much. Tie one on and you’ll look modern and sophisticated.
6. Thou shalt put your wallet on a diet
Buy an elegant, slim leather credit card holder and stock it with your essential cards. Then, fold your cash in a money clip. All that other nonsense can go in your desk drawer.
7. Thou shalt wear the right tie with the right tux
Two points to remember: (1) A bow tie goes best with a peak-lapel tuxedo, while a straight tie works better with a notch lapel. (2) Regardless of what kind of tie you’re wearing, make sure the fabric matches the lapel. If your lapel is grosgrain, your tie should be grosgrain. If your lapel is satin, your tie should be satin. And one more thing: Your tie (no matter its shape) should be black. Colored ties are for the prom.
8. Thou shalt wear brown shoes—with nearly everything
Black dress shoes are easy—they’re understated and tasteful. Brown dress shoes up the style factor. They go best with gray, khaki, or navy. Dark brown shoes are easier to pull off than light brown ones.
9. Thou shalt learn when to cuff ‘em
If you’re wearing a trim, modern suit with flat-front pants, you should not cuff your pants. However, if you’re a guy who likes a classic suit with a single pleat, go for a cuff—but not more than one and a half inches deep.
10. Remember thy undershirt
This one’s tricky. If you’re wearing a conventional white broadcloth dress shirt (which means it’s fairly see-through), you have two options: Skip the undershirt and you’ll look clean and stylish. Or, if you’re a hairy guy who perspires a lot and you feel safer in an undershirt, wear a crewneck. The lines of a V-neck or tank top will be visible beneath your shirt and tie and you’ll look cheesy. If you prefer a V-neck or tank top, you might consider other dress shirts. Go for ones with checks or stripes, which make an undershirt less visible. Or opt for hardier fabrics, like an oxford cloth, which make undershirts all but invisible.
Saturday, April 29, 2006
Friday, April 28, 2006
Watch the trailer
Thursday, April 27, 2006
Wednesday, April 26, 2006
Today is the 10th national Day of Silence. The Day of Silence, a project of GLSEN in collaboration with the United States Student Association (USSA), is a student-led day of action where those who support making anti-LGBT bias unacceptable in schools by participating in activities to recognize and protest the discrimination and harassment – in effect the silencing – experienced by LGBT students and their allies. Across the country last year an estimated 450,000 students in over 3,000 K-12 schools and over 600 colleges took part in the Day of Silence.
Tuesday, April 25, 2006
SOURCE: HollywoodTuna, USmagazine, People
Monday, April 24, 2006
Supermodels have been replaced by celebrities in advertising, from cellphone to high-end fashions. Here is the top 10 most expensive A-list celebrity endorsments.
Catherine Zeta-Jones/T-Mobile $20 million for two-year contract with T-Mobile.
Angelina Jolie/St. John $4 million a year for three years.
Nicole Kidman/Chanel No. 5 $4 million a year for a three-year global TV and print campaign for Chanel No. 5.
Jessica Simpson/Guthy-Renker $7.5 million for three years contract.
Gwyneth Paltrow/Estee Lauder $3 million a year.
Charlize Theron/Dior $2 million a year under a three-year contract with Dior's J'Adore fragrance. She's also earning about $2.5 million to appear in global print, Internet and point-of-sale ads in Raymond Weil window and in-store displays.
Julia Roberts/Gianfranco Ferre $5 million for a campaign that's print-only (limited to fashion magazines and storefront ads).
Brad Pitt/Heineken Pitt's $4 million to $4.5 million contract was for one spot only-not to mention a one-time airing in the U.S. (during the 2005 Super Bowl).
Scarlett Johansson, Penelope Cruz/L'Oreal Both actresses are earning about $2 million a year to represent L'Oreal.
Sunday, April 23, 2006
Saturday, April 22, 2006
The Bulgari Resort - Bali, a secluded all villa cliffside retreat, will be opened in Spring 2006. The 59-villa resort is located on the southern tip of the Jimbaran Peninsula, an exclusive and intimate setting for guests seeking the ultimate in privacy and luxury. The resort will reflect the traditional Balinese architecture combined with a sophisticated contemporary design, using indigenous stones, native wood finishes and refined craft-made fabrics exclusively created for the Bulgari Resort.
An elegant vertical-axis wind turbine, quietrevolution has been designed and developed by XCO2, an established low-carbon energy consultancy and engineering practice. Virtually silent and vibration free, quietrevolution is ideally suited to both urban sites and exposed locations.
Quietrevolution is also available in a unique model capable of creating a striking visual display that is part illuminated billboard, part artwork, part renewable energy device. Light Emitting Diodes (LEDs) embedded in each of its three S-shaped blades fire in sequence as the blades rotate, painting a video screen that appears to hang in the air. This full colour and motion image is clearly visible day and night.
Apparently, it was a hoax. The pranksters responsible for the grainy, two-minute Web video revealed Friday how they pulled it off: a rented 747 in California painted to look almost exactly like Air Force One. "I wanted to do something culturally significant, wanted to create a real pop-culture moment," said Marc Ecko of Marc Ecko Enterprises. "It's this completely irreverent, over-the-top thing that could really never happen: this five-dollar can of paint putting a pimple on this Goliath."
Friday, April 21, 2006
Thursday, April 20, 2006
Wednesday, April 19, 2006
Tuesday, April 18, 2006
Coincidently, Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes also had a baby girl named "Suri" Tuesday afternoon, weighed 7 pounds, 7 ounces and measured 20 inches long.
Monday, April 17, 2006
Let's have a closer look at the unique design of the Confessions Tour as appears on the seating charts of the North American venues.
The main stage is approximatively 19 metres wide with a center circular area with a 14 meters diameter. The main catwalk is 18 meters in length and ends in front of Row 25 on the floor area. The two smaller catwalks extend to Row 6 on the Floor with the stages at the end of each being 12x12 in size, and they go about 5-6 rows into the stands. The main stage is approximatively 1,70 metres high from the floor, the runway goes down to 1,55 and the side platforms at the end of the stage rise up to 2,80 meters from the floor.
The show director - Jamie King said in an interview a few weeks ago that Madonna will be "as close to her people - her fans, her dancers, her fellow supporters - as possible".
SOURCE: Madonna Tribe
Saturday, April 15, 2006
Friday, April 14, 2006
Thursday, April 13, 2006
The TAG Group, a Luxembourg company that owns TAG Aeronautics in Montreal, asked Versace to put its gloss on its $50 million Bombardier jet planes. The interior has white leather upholstery, black rabbit fur pillows and a Versace logo in the upholstery; the logo also appears on the exterior, top. The company prefers this sober scheme, but if customers "want it pink and blue, no problem."
#8 Bucky: 35/1
#7 Taylor: 25/1
#6 Kellie: 15/1
#5 Elliott: 12/1
#4 Paris: 10/1
#3 Katharine: 8/1
#2 Ace: 5/1
#1 Chris: 4/1
Wednesday, April 12, 2006
Tuesday, April 11, 2006
- Lance Bass' new boyfriend.
- Cher to be replace Celine Dion at Caesar's Palace with $60 million deal. Didn't she just have her 3-years-farewell-tour last year.
- Gwyneth Paltrow earned $3.6 million for 3 minutes cameo.
- Another Gwyneth's news, she named her son "Moses".
- Barbra Striesand will be duet with Christina Aguilera.
- Dior decided not to use Julia Robert for their new purfume ads.
Saturday, April 08, 2006
- Jean Paul Gaultier will design the costumes for Madonna's world tour. The 47-year-old singer has vowed to "turn the world into one big dance floor" with the Confessions tour.
- Ticket for San Francisco will be on sale Apr 10, with top price $305