Make It Count! The BEST MOST IMPORTANT YouTube Video EVER!

If you only ever watch 1 YouTube video…this is the one to watch.  We watch YouTube videos all the time.  ALL the time! We’re constantly on the internet scavenging for new videos to watch and new people to inspire us under our motto of Be Yourself.  Be Unafraid.  Be Your Own Unexpected Luxury.  Filmmaker Casey Neistat has did just that! A New York City filmmaker, already highly accomplished, he and friend Max Joseph(who edited the film)went on an around the world tour in 10 days and video taped the whole thing woven together with inspirational quotes and incredible footage into the viral film Make It Count!

This is absolutely the coolest video ever and probably the most important video you will ever see…but just a warning.  It might inspire you to get your ass off your couch and actually start living your life before its over!

Check out all of Casey’s info including his Facebook Fan Page and his Website; probably one of the most down to Earth, genuine and easy to navigate websites we’ve ever visited!(And that’s saying alot!) It also has tons of his other videos which are just as entertaining.

Thank you Casey…you’re exactly what we need in a world filled with negativity.  You…are a warrior!

Be Yourself.  Be Unafraid.  Be Your Own Unexpected Luxury!

Perez Hilton…THE Look…Yesterday and Today!

You either love him or hate him.  But either way, he is the Oprah of pop culture.  If Oprah has the ability to pick future politicians…Perez Hilton has the intense ability to put his thumbprint on the next big icon of pop culture.  In the past, he’s been an easy target for counter attacks due to his varying “stylistic” looks, which are questionable, at best, of having any style at all.

But in the last year, those following Perez, via his blog or Twitter, have noticed a focus on gym time and an incredible dedication to improving his physical appearance.  For those that saw the premiere of his reinvented look at LOGO TV’s New Next Now Awards, Perez looked like some kind of over-tanned Ken doll, apparently making a statement…not just displaying fashion.  Well…we would have much rather that statement have been made in a white v-neck tee and a pair of rustic jeans and chucks.  It’s undeniable that Perez has questionable style and his outfit by The Blonds nods in the same direction.  Nonetheless, a little less tan…and Perez looks absolutely incredible. Handsome.  Masculine.  Happy.

More important than the outfit was the statement, found on his website, “We’ve worked soooo hard to get to where we are today, and we are feeling soooooooo good these days! YOU can do it too!  You can! Do it! Do it! Do it!!!!”

In a world saturated by obesity and unhealthy body issues, Perez is an example of healthy living, contributing positivity to pop culture…probably his best achievement yet.  We’re impressed Perez! And thank you…for encouraging us by being humble enough to admit your struggle…yet confident enough to show off your success.  That…is truly sexy!

We thought we’d take a look at Perez over the years and visit his many looks.  It’s obvious that today…he wears happy very well!

By the way…your hair looks the best its every looked!

Be Yourself.  Be Unafraid. Be Your Own Unexpected Luxury!

Rihanna vs. Avicii – GRTGO!(Getting Ready To Go Out) Playlist!

The music we get ready to in our bathroom and bedroom is almost as important as the music spun by the DJ’s in the club! Every week we find new music to dance to while doing our hair and getting dressed, laughing our asses off, excited for the long night ahead.  Do you do the same thing? Check out our Getting Ready To Go Out Playlist every week to see what we’re dancing to in our bathroom!

This week, our DJ Raannt Bathroom Playlist pick is Rihanna vs. Avicii – Where Have You Been, Avicii?(Tesher Remix/Mashup/Bootleg)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Vu-kcOcYI4

Check out our other Getting Ready To Go Out Songs in our GRTGO Playlist!

Be Yourself.  Be Unafraid.  Be Your Own Unexpected Luxury!

We Wanna Do Bad Things With You!

We’re ready to return to Bon Temps and catch up with our friends! Why can’t it be summer already so we can lay out by the pool all day and eat pizza late at night watching True Blood!

In the meantime, if you haven’t read our interview with Charlaine Harris, the novelist who wrote the Sookie Stackhouse series which inspired True Blood, then get on it!

In honor of today being Friday the 13th…and…to get your blood pumping in anticipation of True Blood’s return this summer, DJ raannt is spinning out the theme song from True Blood, Bad Things, by Jace Everett. (Did you know he was from our home state in Evansville, Indiana?)  Enjoy…relax…simmer…

Check out our interview with Charlaine Harris here!

Be Yourself.  Be Unafraid.  Be Your Own Unexpected Luxury!

 

 

Would You Rather? Friday The 13th or 666?

Are You Superstitious? Are you sure? Would you walk under a ladder if you didn’t have to? Do you hesitate every time a black cat walks in front of your path? Do you knock on wood? Ever? Do you believe in urban legends…enough to check the backseat of your car late at night to make sure a killer isn’t lurking, waiting to get you and slit your throat?

Are you really, really sure?

To many people, the date they get married is very, very important to them.  Vegas had a rush of weddings on 7-7-07.  There are tragic holidays, such as 9-11, that very few people will probably ever use again for weddings.  But what about Friday the 13th? Would you get married on Friday the 13th?

Would You Rather? Round 4

Would you rather have your wedding anniversary be Friday the 13th…or 6-6-06? (Comment below)

And to those lucky couples getting married today…we wish the very best of luck…under the circumstances!

 

Friday the 13th and Jason Voorhees…THE Look…Yesterday and Today!

 

We love horror movies.  We might even go as far as saying we’re obsessed with horror films.  Some of our favorites are The Collector, The Stangers and all of the Halloween films.  Being that it is Friday the 13th, we thought it was only fitting to track the history of the look of one of the horror genres most famous killers…Jason Vorhees from Friday the 13th.  Although it doesn’t lend much to the style genre, where would deconstruction or punk fashion be without ripped jeans and flannels from running through the woods, chased by a serial killer?

There were a total of 10 Jasons…Ari Lehman, Warrington Gillette, Steve Daskewisz, Richard Brooker, Ted White, Tom Morga, C.J. Graham, Kane Hodder, Ken Kirzinger and Derek Mears.

 

Here is a picture at a Jason Voorhees Reunion in 2009.  The boy, who played Jason in Friday the 13th(2009 film) is Caleb Guss.  The other actors, from left to right, are: Derek Mears, C.J, Graham, Warrington Gillette, Dick Wieand(who played Roy Burns who goes on a killing spree dressed as Jason Vorhees) and Derek Mears.

So what happened to the other Jasons?

Stay tuned until later in the month when we release a collage of our favorite horror movie actors, including all of the Jasons and Michaels!

Until then remember…

Even being at home can have it’s dangers…

Happy Friday the 13th!

 

One Direction…Thinks We’re Beautiful!

Justin Bieber was done the second these five guys stepped on the stage.  Probably not(since he has obsessive fans that will become the likes of Elvis’ 40 year old groupies)…although we’re having a difficult time imagining dear old Justin, who should be singing “If You Were My Boyfriend” instead of “If I Was Your Boyfriend”, transitioning into the likes of reputable actor Justin Timberlake or Mark Wahlberg.  It might be time for Justin to pay another groupie to have sex with him, actually get her pregnant this time and settle down.

Niall, Zayn, Liam, Harry and Louis.  Don’t worry folks…if you have crushes, no matter what age you are or how inappropriate it may seem, all of the boys are over 18…so crush away! (We’re Niall and Zayn fans…for their style of course.) Often referred to as the new British Invasian(are we seriously comparing them to The Beatles), one thing is certain, teens around the world are losing their minds over these boys.  Twitter, Facebook and especially Tumblr is filled with images and gifs of these boys in various poses, caught off guard and even a few in, what would seem, compromising positions.

The band, formed for the British television show The X Factor, actually can sing.  We loved their breakout song “What Makes You Beautiful” even before we realized it was actually a boy band and not remnant members of a thrash band singing it.  We just didn’t realize they were singing it to us!

And maybe that’s what we all secretly love about boy bands, whether we like to admit it or not.  They’re cute, they’re fun and they are reminiscent of good times.  If you’re a teenager, it might be the song you sing to with your girlfriends in the car late on Friday nights this summer or hear in the background as you kiss your first boyfriend.  Or maybe you’re a gay teenager who hears this song and  feels ok with yourself for the very first time…ever.  If you’re older, it might remind us of those days before the world got real and bills, taxes and troubles lurked around the corner.  Boy bands are our youth…no matter who you are.

We wouldn’t have been caught dead listening to boy bands, much less admitting our love of some of their songs, favoring The Smiths and The Cure.  But truth be told, many summer nights were spent dancing with girlfriends to LFO’s Summer Girls.  So settle down.  Its almost summer. The reality is we all love boy band music because we it doesn’t make us think too hard.

So enjoy being younger, whether you’re 15 or 50, and get beautiful! You only live once!

 

Be Yourself.  Be Unafraid.  Be Your Own Unexpected Luxury!

Madonna…THE Look…Yesterday and Today

Who’s That Girl???  How does one even begin to compare and contrast Madonna’s looks through the years.  She has changed so many times and so often, who could possibly keep up.  No one! That’s exactly why she’s always been at the top of her game! To us, the memories of her looks are more like a teenager’s wall collage of their favorite magazine clippings…We even included a little honorary subliminal message nodding to the question Madonna has been posing to her fans for years!

So…Who’s That Girl?  Shhh…It’s A Secret…We may never know!

Be Yourself.  Be Unafraid.  Be Your Own Unexpected Luxury!

Would You Rather: The Kardashians!

Kim, Khloe, Kourtney, Kris, Rob, Kendall, Kylie, Bruce, Lamar and Mason! Oh My! Do you love them or do you hate them.  Today, people either seem incredibly praising of the Kardashian clan…or incredibly critical, especially of Kim.  Our Twitter feed is filled daily about the Kardashians, mostly by the Kardashians themselves, but also by others making fun of the family.  Jokes about Kim Kardashian’s marriage flood the headlines and get reTweeted constantly.  “The only thing shorter than Kim Kardashian’s marriage is KONY 2012” Although that may be true, enough is enough.  They’re human beings after all and bullying is bullying.  Many might point out that they put themselves in the public eye so they deserve what they get.  Really? Really?

The reality is…people are jealous.  These bitches look incredible…all of the time! They have incredible lives and travel to incredible places.  And although they may seem superficial with their love of fashion, extravagance, etc…below the surface, they remind us of any other family.  No one is that deep all of the time!

Their mother Kris has turned a sex tape scandal and sisterly love into a hundred million dollar industry…all by just being themselves, living their lives and allowing us into their living rooms, literally.  Could you do it? Because, it is a job…a career…a life.  We love these bitches! LOVE THEM! And we think the world has been extremely unkind to them without walking around in their heels.

Would You Rather: Round 3

If you could trade lives with the Kardashians, having the money and luxury they have, at the expense of having your life on television for the entire world, would you?

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Andrej Pejic – THE Role Model

If you know of our obsession with fashion and models, especially the lives behind the camera and runway, and our obsession with Jean-Paul Gaultier, in part due to our dear comrade Velvet D’Amour(check out our interview) making fashion history by walking in his show, then you’ll understand why we’re picking Andrej Pejic as our first model to be hosted in The Role Model.  Andrej walked in Gaultier’s men’s and women’s fashion shows in January 2011.  He again walked in both shows for MICHALSKY in July of 2011…and we have loved him ever since. Loved is even putting it mildly.  Obsessed.  Adoring.  Blushing.

Andrej Pejic, who won the Beyond Style award earlier in the week at LOGO TV’s New Now Next Awards, is a 20 year old, Australian androgynous male model who defies boundaries and is a pioneer in today’s fashion frontier.  While to many,  his androgyny is new and confusing, to others it is a renaissance of previous ideas of Marlene Dietrich and Calvin Klein…pumped up to the volume of fashion frenzy.

Andrej Pejic is the future of fashion.

Too controversial for most US conservative minds, in May of 2011, bookstores Borders and Barnes and Noble, covered his cover of Dossier Journal with a sleeve so shoppers wouldn’t be offended if confused and mistake the picture for a topless women.  Hey folks…Borders is gone…Andrej is still here!

Andrej was born in Bosnia, fled with his mother to Serbia to live in a refugee camp and moved to Melbourne as political refugees when he was 8 years old.  Today he finds himself walking runways and hyping up controversy in bookstores on the verge of their demise.  Not bad for 20 years old.  Needless to say, we feel Andrej is here to stay and has a lot more to do.  After all, let’s not forget the powerful scene in The Devil Wears Prada in which Miranda Priestly explains to Andy what the color blue represents, not only to the fashion world, but the world at large.

Andrej is today’s blue.

Be Yourself.  Be Unafraid.  Be Your Own Unexpected Luxury!

We will be posting our favorite models of the day in our new section THE Role Model.  Please check back and enjoy!