Monday, April 26, 2010

Movie Trailer: Iron Man 2 in 2010 Summer

A few years ago, a movie called Iron Man took a once famous actor who had fallen on hard times of his own making and transformed him once again into an A list Hollywood actor. In the summer Robert Downey Jr. will once again light up movie screens across the world as he stars once again as Tony Stark in "Iron Man 2". The first "Iron Man" movie is one of my favorite movies of all time and we're look forward to lining up with millions of other movie fans in May to see the next sequel in this series.

The Iron Man concept may have been taken from comic books, but it was also custom made for the silver screen and Robert Downey Jr. is the perfect actor to play the leading role. Just like with the first "Iron Man" movie, we foresee Iron Man 2 should score well at the box office and make this flick the one to beat in the all important summer (2010) release category

Here is the latest Iron Man 2 trailer for your preview.

This Iron Man 2 trailer jumped the gun a little bit, and has popped online before its Jimmy Kimmel debut. At first glance it looks like a rehash of the first trailer, but you'd be wrong! There's tons of new footage in here, and you'll get to hear from characters you haven't yet seen, namely Sam Rockwell's Justin Hammer and a bit more of Mickey Rourke's Whiplash. His Russian accent sounds a bit cartoony, but better than it did in that muttered line in the first trailer.

Even better, you get to see some of Scarlett Johansson. She still doesn't have a single line to her black leather catsuit, but she gets to throw some sultry glances and shoot Tony Stark's palm gun. I don't even mean that to sound sexy, but it's going to. Well, we can't help it. :)

So what we can do now is just wait for the judgment day to come. Yes, May 7.

Man Fashion: 100 Years Vintage Levi's Jeans

Are you willing to pay $36,099 for a pair of Levi's jean? The story came from California, where an old pair of vintage Levi’s was found in a mine in the Rand Mining District, on the Mojave Desert. Surprisingly, the jeans were covered in wax and with an old paper bag and the name of a mercantile store which operated between 1895 and 1898.

Then eBay came into the picture.The bid for the old Levi’s went up to $36,099, and it’s still going!

What we learn from this? Save a pair of vintage jeans to our kids, who know it may worth thousand dollars in 100 years tile!! :)

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Best Tribal Tattoos For Men

Man Fashion Week: Z Zegna Spring 2010 Collection

Body conscious strokes on old school cuts turn up in Z Zegna, Alessandro Sartori of Z Zegna mixes dandy-ism with street cred, pairing svelte blazers and waistcoats that are nipped at the waist and worn with sheer T-shirts, as well as single- and double-breasted suits snug, nearly as tight as his head-to-toe ensembles in oxblood-colored leather.

Launched in 2004 as Ermenegildo Zegna's younger, more fashion-forward collection, the Z Zegna line now accounts for about 15 percent of its parent company's bottom line. Design head Alessandro Sartori grew up in a small mountain town renowned for the wool it produced for Zegna, and Sartori—his surname is Italian for "tailor"—has spent virtually his entire career with the company.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Man Fashion Underwear: Gregg Homme's Behind the Scene

If you are wondering what happen behind the scene for mens fashion underwear, we are happy to share some of GREGG HOMME's latest photo shoot, Thierry Pepin and Francis Beauvais in action.

While Thierry has been taking part of major ad campaigns in top fashion magazines, Francis is fairly new to the fashion business and has been getting a lot of attention from all the underwear and swimwear fans around the globe.

Founded in 1987, GREGG HOMME is a Canadian brand of audacious and ground-breaking men’s fashion underwear, swimwear and clubwear. Through years of innovations and daring creations, GREGG HOMME has built an outstanding reputation for fabulous quality, exceptional design, and astonishing fit.

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Man Skin Care Tips: Problem with Wrinkles?

What if I told you that five years from now your face could look younger than it does today? I know that it sounds ridiculous, but exciting advances in men's skincare have made it possible for you to maintain your rugged lifestyle without suffering the aging effects of exposure to the elements. This means that you can continue to enjoy golf, hunting, fishing, camping and any other outdoor activity without worrying that the sun, wind and air pollutants are going to wreak havoc on your appearance.

We will explain in more detail in next few para with more medical and technical terms involved, but don't worry, you can decode those term from simple Google search. :)

Perhaps the most important natural ingredients in mens skincare for oily skin are Vitamin B5, also known as D-Panthenol, and witch hazel. These are two of the strongest natural healing agents and they provide "protection against sunburn, soothe irritated skin and repair the damage caused by shaving.

The logical solution for skincare for men would be to buy skincare with collagen and elastin in the ingredients since our bodies stopped producing them.However that is not the case. Men's skin is tougher and need to be treated with ingredients that are specially formulated to treat their skin. Most men do not care for their skin so it becomes dry, wrinkled and unevenly toned. I know a lot of men spend hours on end in the sun without any sunscreen protection.

There is one very fine source which helps your skin produce sufficient collagen so that it retains it elasticity and wards off lines and wrinkles from occurring. If you already have lines and wrinkles it helps to remove them. It also produces natural protein which encourages new skin cell growth and is known as the most effective anti-ageing substance there is.You will also need to find a natural substance know to protect the levels of hyaluronicacid in your body, this helps your collagen and elastin keep your skin young.

Drinking water filtered though a home water filter will prevent your skin from coming into contact with the chemicals found in our water supply. Installing a shower filter is also a good idea, as our skin's pores open up while showering in warm water, and it absorbs chemicals from the water at a faster rate in this condition.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Man Fashion: Dressing vs. Body Type

Everyone want to look smart, and they ended with continuous searching for their own fashion style. But most of us have forgot the primary important element in fashion, ie. your body outfit. So if you want look smart then you need to know which type of outfit suits your frame the best and pick clothes that give your shape the perfect, well dressed look.

So you can achieve this fashion goal of looking great and thus, feeling good at all times by learning about men body type. In this article, we will give you some trendy tips about dressing right for your body type. If you will follow our tips, you have a whole new world of haute-couture men’s fashion awaiting you – not to mention the ladies lining up to be escorted by you (just kidding, but who's know).

So, aim for knowing your body well, its flaws and tiny imperfections; then study your best features and highlight these while downplaying all the not-so-great ones. So we are here to help you to save some money to learn this instead of to consult a fashioner designer to know this; even your friendly neighborhood tailor can advise you about the right coat, trousers and shirt or jacket style for your body type.

Just ask around. Else, consult a good friend or remember what kind of clothes get you most compliments and buy more of those styles. Don’t be led by current fashion trends blindly as ramp models have very different physiques as compared to regular men. So, always select clothes that suit your particular body type i.e. lanky, stout, broad waisted or narrow hipped etc. before buying a specific style. E.g. double–breasted coats are smart, no doubt, but don’t suit those with a stocky built; bulky frame men need to go in for single-breasted jacket and suits to look trimmer. Similarly, those with a thin body should opt for a well-tailored double-breasted blazer made in thick wool to give some bulk to their frame. Men with long legs and short-waist should go in for garments that are long on the torso to balance out the overall look; similarly, those with narrow shoulders can go in for padded shoulders in coats, jackets and blazers for a fuller appearance.

Small size men should avoid wearing contrast colors as this will only draw attention to their shortness and though no-one has the perfect body, even the cover mag guys we love to hate, by dressing right, one can always give the look of being near perfect!

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Ink is the New Black!?

We’ve all heard the expresssion “Chanel is in my blood” but were we ready for it to be on our skin?  The newest innovation from the house of Chanel is temporary tattoos as seen in their catwalk shows as well as stars such as Lily Allen and Daisy Lowe. 
Sarah Jessica Parker even teamed some with her gorgeous Oscars outfit!

I think they are an interesting concept and are definitely set to be the must have "accessory" for Summer 2010.
If you want to follow the tattoo trend this summer but can’t wait for the Chanel
waiting list to go down or you can’t afford the £49 price tag then I have the answer! 

Inkwear provides fashionable temporary tattoo jewellery in a vibrant range of colours,
designs and sizes. Their tattoos are designed to give the us choice and fun when
customising our look! 

You can colour match the different designs and link different tattoos
creatively to give your tat a unique edge while being right on-trend.

Inkwear’s stylish range includes intricate necklaces, wrist chains and eye-catching
original tattoo collections. The transfers range in price from as little as £2 to £3 for individual tattoos and from £6.99 for sets.

There is a massive choice of over 500 designs available from  and all products are non-toxic, skin safe and FDA approved (phew).

Love Claire x

The Ultimate Teen Fashion Trends

The Ultimate Teen Fashion Trends

Fashion designer attempt to predict the 2010 teen fashion trends, we will examine the different factors that most impact teenagers fashion. A fascinating aspect of adolescence is the impact that starts can have on teen fashion. While she may be poison now, there was a time where Britney Spears was the ultimate teen fashion idol. One look at britney spears: her fashion on teens is certainly impressive. The current dominance of emo fashion in the teen fashion boy market also illustrates how influential pop culture is on teen fashion.

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2010 Men Hairstyle Trends

Well, everyone are wondering what will be mens hairstyle trends in 2010? In our own opinion, here are just a few of men hairstyle trends in 2010.

Short Man’s Hairstyles

High and Tight, Fade, Spike, Clipper Cut and Crew Cut, whatever name you want to call it. We reckoned that by far the most popular man’s hairstyle in 2010 is the High and Tight or Fade.

Characterized by a closely cropped clipper cut around the sides and back of the head with just enough hair on top of the head to comb, this man’s hairstyle with its many variations accounts for about 50% of all popular styles today. With just a little bit of gel to spike up the top, mess it up a little or finger into place, this man’s hairstyle will only take you seconds to achieve.

While you may have to get it cut more often, about every three weeks or so, the ease of styling this man hair cut is what makes it a favorite among busy men today.

Medium length, textured Men’s Hairstyle

2010 hairstyle trends for men have a lot of texture and the same is true for medium-length styles (about 3 to 4 inches). These styles resemble the classic man haircut of the past, but step it up a notch by using extreme texture and color to bring it all together.

Most styles use a great deal of razoring and texturizing with notching scissors. To style this man’s hairstyle pomade usually works best. Work product through dry hair and finger into place.

Long Men’s Hairstyles 

While most men do not wear their hair down their back anymore, the long man’s hair style has made a somewhat shorter comeback. Perhaps the most recognizable example that we can related to this men’s hair style is Ashton Kutcher. Long, textured and disheveled, this man hair cut is gaining widespread popularity. Again, this man’s hair cut requires a lot of texture and works best with pomade.

 As you can see, the man’s hair style in 2010 is far from boring. Gone are the days of cookie-cutter barber shop man haircut. :)

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

The Internet + Outlet x Designer Labels - £1 =?

No you're not back in maths class (thank God!). In fact, there's not really any maths involved in this, apart from adding up how MUCH money you will save and how GOOD you will look!

And it'll all be thanks to the Net-A-Porter online designer outlet,
Already into it's first year, The Out Net is basically hand-me-down stock from a season or-or-two ago from Net-A-Porter. And as SO many designers have been creating an emphasis on "Investment Pieces" the past few years then I have no complaints about this what so ever.

Still on trend for Spring/Summer 2010

Each month the site hosts time-limited pop-up sales (themed designer sales that will be available for a limited time), giveaways and "going, going, gone" sales (for any fashionista to snap up a designer label at an irresistible price - watch the price drop as the clock ticks but hurry or you may lose it), that will definately give us a "GOTTA HAVE IT NOWWWWW..." kind of buzz. 

Next month is the most interesting in my mind however. When you visit the site (coz I know you will) click on this image...

... and register your details by 11th April to get yourself an invitation to the sale of a LIFETIME.
On April 16th everything in this sale is £1!
And with that I don't think I need to say any more :)
Love Claire x

Just because I love a good sale...

And this is a good one! ASOS have just gone into sale with many things with more than 50% off.
This jacket is one of my favourite things from the sale and is perfect as a spring jacket while it's still a bit nippy!
And from £55 down to £26, I can't resist!!
Also, ASOS offer free delivery when you spend over £75! 
That's £75's worth of bargains if you ask me!!
Click this link to go straight to the sale, no stopping...

Happy bargain hunting,
Love Claire x

Monday, April 5, 2010

Have New Look Gone Dotty?!

Hi hons, 
So I was in New Look the other day and firstly I saw these gorgeous spotty trousers. The reason they caught my eye, apart from being GORGEOUS, is the fact that they are dead-ringers for these Luella ones as seen in the Spring/Summer 2010 show (except mine were only £30).

They would look great in summer with a boob tube and wedges or on holiday with flip flops and a bikini top...
Well I had to buy then instantly of course!

But when i was at the counter waiting to pay I was flicking through New Look's 'Most Wanted' magazine- it's free- and there was a 20% off voucher on the back page.
If you are a sucker for a catwalk copy AND/OR a discount I suggest you run to your nearest New Look and grab yourself a copy of the magazine (it's got Taylor Momsen on the front).

The voucher is valid all this week until Sunday 11th April.
Although it isn't valid on Giles, Limited Edition and IDOL collections or on permanently reduced items there is still plenty of fabulous stuff to choose from in New Look.
Love Claire. X

Friday, April 2, 2010

Famous Fashion Magazines.


American style.

British fashion.

Clothes magazines.

Fashion magazine.