Thereâ€™s the typical fashion model. Thereâ€™s the plus size model. Hey, average size model! Where you at gurrrrllll?Â
In todayâ€™s serious world of Â fashionâ€”according to PLUS Model Magazineâ€”the runway/editorial cat-walkers weigh 23% less than the â€œaverage girl.â€Â The magazine also notes that the standard plus size model is around a size 10-14. Soâ€¦ basically what we’re looking at here is Ms. Paper Doll verses Ms. Proud Of My Curves. (Before I rant on even more about this, itâ€™s also important to remember that these two separate modeling industries are making $$$.)
Donâ€™t forget about the other Marilyn!
Marilyn Manson might be a bit drastic, but come onâ€¦ you donâ€™t get the likes of Evan Rachel Wood and Dita Von Teese holding your black, leather-gloved hands without some admirable fashion swag (and a huge bank account). Anyways, although no one should condone his makeup choices, we must bestow applause to Mr. Manson for his signature Goth looks that â€”by the wayâ€”really make me wish I could pull off a top hat and an entire red suit, too.
Open to view looks
New Songs, Old Songs, Good Songs… Whatever.
WHO: The Cardigans
WHAT: â€œLovefoolâ€ (Music Video)
WHY: A cockroach was left on my doorstep as a Valentines day present.
This Cardigans’ track from 1996 popped into my head this morning. Maybe it was because we all started “Spotifying” Whitney Houston tracks this weekend, my particular go to was “How do I Know”, but the nostalgia of my youth was calling to me. I remember hanging Leonardo DiCaprio poster tear outs on my wallÂ daydreaming about our forbidden and love listening to the Romeo + JulietÂ soundtrack as a 13 year girl. Happy Vag-Day Bitchesâ€” LaT Â Open me up to see the official Â MTV Music Video.
BIZOUxxâ€™s resident makeup artist reminds us that just because itâ€™s a holiday, it doesnâ€™t mean we have to channel RuPaul’s Drag Race.
For some reason, holidays and special occasions seem to make girls feel the need to jazz up their faces like a disco ball and start experimenting with every piece of makeup they own. Itâ€™s trueâ€¦ nothing says, “Be my Valentine,” like multiple layers of shadow, eyeliner, color and shimmer. Wrong! Let’s take it down a notch and get back to the basics. Your face is a canvas, but it doesn’t need to be completely remodeled (unless of course youâ€™re going drag then by all means girlfriendâ€¦ do yoâ€™ thang). Continue Reading →
Gucci Mane is back.
Obviously, 2011 wasnâ€™t a great year for Atlantaâ€™s beloved Gucci Mane, especially since he threw some lady out of a (moving) car for denying prostitution, spent time behind bars and found himself in and out of psychiatric homes. But, luckily for everyone, he has persevered. His latest mixtape, Trap Back, whichÂ features the likes of 2 Chainz, Yo Gotti, Jadakiss, Rocko, Future, Waka Flocka Flame and some other guys, was released on Super Bowl Sunday and after some listening… we’re convinced we like it. â€” Rachel Eleanor Sutton
BIZOUxx’s Debut Fashion Editorial
PhotographerÂ Michael Casker
StylistÂ Anastasia Kudrashova
Stylistâ€™s AssistantÂ Tara McCauley
Hair Chuck Olson
MakeupÂ Virginia Linzee using M.A.C
Models Patrick Phillips for Red NYC and Kate Somers for Supreme
New Songs, Old Songs, Good Songs… Whatever.
WHAT: â€œItâ€™s My Partâ€ (TEED Remix)
WHY: This band has member whiplashâ€”and also, because TEED is an acronym for Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs & we love anything Dinosaur remixed.
This track â€œItâ€™s My Partâ€ will be the B-side off of Jonquilâ€™s upcoming limited edition single released on 10â€ yellow vinyl (Blessing Force). The band was originally a six piece, but then half the members upâ€™d and left. So, they became a trioâ€¦ then a quad-band. Changes all around! Anyways, their latest record Point of Go is better than anything before so the lineup change resulted as a good thing after all (sigh of relief). The album is slated for release on February 21stâ€”and shhhhhhâ€”itâ€™s playing on Spotify. â€” Rachel Eleanor Sutton
Getting answers with Suzanna Dai jewelry designer Suzie Gallehugh.
In a world where ripped up tees, leather jackets and androgynous boots rule, sometimes we forget to remember our little friend named glam. Suzie Gallehugh, the creative force behind the Suzanna Dai jewelry line, has always kept enduring elegance in her forethoughts when designing pieces weâ€™ve seen on the likes of Blake Lively, Sarah Michelle Gellar and other stylish lads. Inspired by exotic destinations and the separation of cultures, the Suzanna Dai collections might super classy and full of detailed glitz, but you can still pair them with your downtown look (which is why we love them so much). We sat with the designer to ask her a few questions about what makes this line so great and, most importantly, how she can pull off having an entire series dedicated to slithering snakes and still make it look nice. â€” Rachel Eleanor Sutton
How would you define the term glamour?
Suzie: Glamour is self-assurance with an air of mystery and intrigue that leaves you wanting to find out more.
15 Reasons why coffee as a boyfriend is better than a boyfriend.
i. Â Itâ€™s really successful and expected to gross a total of $9.1 billion dollars by 2016.
ii. Â It will pick you up without any lame lines.
iii. Â Letâ€™s be honestâ€¦ itâ€™s really hot.
iv. Â There are tons of varieties, but you get to choose the beans that fit you best.
v. Â Itâ€™s always there in the morning.
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Behind the lens with photographer Kareem Black.
Since the time that Kareem Black initially picked up a camera and captured his first images, he has steadily caught our eye and captured our attention. Black shoots eminent advertising campaigns, not to mention some of the biggest celebrities around. He has traveled lengthily around the world and (instead of snow globes) has brought back compelling photographs as souvenirs. Black doesnâ€™t leave the house without his camera. With a hungry spirit, hardworking hands and immeasurable talent, heâ€™s already proven that heâ€™s unstoppable.