The NEW Gay Anthem…Kaya Jones Boyfriend!

We met Kaya Jones a few years ago and instantly fell in love with her.  She continues to wow us with her incredible passion for her craft as well as weaving political statements, gay love and marriage, into sexy club beats.  If you haven’t seen the video for her newest single Boyfriend check it out below…We think it might very well be THE gay anthem of 2012!


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

The Art of TEE: Kim Kardashion Shouts Green Living in ENC TEE!

CoCo Chanel said “Fashion is not something that exists in dresses only. Fashion is in the sky, in the street, fashion has to do with ideas, the way we live, what is happening.” Therefore, graphic tees are evidently the fashion billboards of our minds.  We’ve always been of the belief if a tee shirt designer could get one celebrity to wear their tee shirt, they could gain overnight success.  Richard Wheeler, the founder of Emperors New Clothes, could be the very example of this statement.  He believes “tee shirts, more so than any other clothing, provide their wearers the perfect canvas for self expression.”

Celebrities such as Kim Kardashian, Matt Damon, Katy Perry, Gwen Stefani, Jon Stewart, Jessica Alba and many more have been seen wearing his tees. (For more evidence of this famed fashion, check out his website at Emperors New Clothes!)

Obviously we’re huge fans and waiting for the “we raannt about pointless shit” tee to hit the stores! Til then…

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

For a store locator, visit their site at Emperors New Clothes or visit their Facebook Fan Page HERE!

The Next YouTube SENSATION! Our Top 3 Favorite YouTube Channels…February 2012

We spend hours every week pouring over YouTube videos in hopes of finding the next YouTube Sensation! (We even have our own channel at theboysofraannt in an attempt to find fame ourselves!)  In the past we’ve interviewed Gregory Gorgeous who has a huge following on YouTube and had a mass response. Therefore, we’ve decided to pick three of our favorites every month and highlight them as YouTube SENSATIONS! Obviously, some of our picks already have a huge following therefore making them a YouTube sensation, but the people we believe the people we pick stand out above the rest by representing the luxury of being themselves!

For this month, we’ve picked JohnnyBoyxo, CJHazard234 and Jenna Marbles! We hope you enjoy them as much as we do!


1. JohnnyBoyXO


2. CJHazard234(CJ Harden/Garage Glamorous)


3. Jenna Marbles


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

*Photo taken from CJ Harden’s Facebook Fan Page.


Miss Jean Louise, Stand Up…Ms. Whitney is Passing…

Whitney Houston died today.  The Voice of a Generation.  The Voice of an Era.  The Voice, for many, of liberation, love and freedom.  For me, she was my vocal comrade through my twenties, dancing in clubs, crying over lost loves and dancing in the living room as if I were a character in Waiting to Exhale. 

In her later years she was known for being crack addicted and crazy, rumors I had heard for years through friends who had known her on tour and claimed that Whitney was “ghetto” and Bobby Brown was actually the sane member of their unity.  Whatever the case, for me, I will always see Whitney standing on a stage, head held high, sweating her ass off as she power ballads at the top of her lungs, every bit the ultimate role model of class and aristocracy.  Whitney was the American Dream.  Whitney made it possible for many of us to sleep at night, laugh at our own mistakes and find refuge in a spiritual world unafraid of what others might think.  She didn’t give a shit.  After all…she was Whitney Houston, The Voice.

No matter what your feelings are about Whitney Houston, it is undeniable that she changed our world for the positive, allowing us to be a more loving place, a more understanding place and more compassionate place.  As a person in recovery, I am proud to say, although sad, her addiction in the spotlight humanized the face of the addict and alcoholic and allowed, I hope, some people to find hope and recovery from addiction.

Probably the greatest moment in To Kill A Mockingbird is when attorney and father, Atticus Finch, leaves the courtroom.  As Scout sits under crowds of onlookers standing behind her, Rev. Sykes scolds her, “Miss Jean Louise. Miss Jean Louise, stand up. Your father’s passing.”  It is the ultimate form of respect.

We are ever grateful for her words, her voice and the life she shared with us.

Today we stand up, Ms. Whitney is passing…

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


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The BEST Local Super Bowl Party…Fantasy Bowl!

Hyped as “the BEST Local Super Bowl Party“…for the locals, this is a non-stop party, open day and night! Before the tent was open to the public we walked through and checked it out.  Located directly across from the Slippery Noodle this place is amazing with performers Snoop Dogg, DJ Pauly D(of Jersey Shore fame) and many more.  The people behind this amazing party told us they were excited about all of the fans from out of town and definitely hoped they would enjoy their party but in planning the event they were really thinking about all of the local fans and people who made Indianapolis such an amazing city.  For this reason, they’ve offered an unbelievable ticket price, starting at only $250, to be more welcoming to locals who can expect to pay upwards of $1000 a ticket for the Maxim party or other parties.  Although we’ll be all over, we’ve definitely decided to make this our Super Bowl home and hope you guys will too! For more information check out their Facebook Page for Fantasy Bowl Party-Super Bowl XLVI!

Don’t forget to follow us for minute by minute updates on Facebook and Twitter!

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

Eyes Open…We’re Watching!

Your Super Bowl Party Hosts…

After three hours walking around last night, visiting Super Bowl Village, talking to all of our friends who are working different events and taking tons of photos and video clips we are finally ready! Not for the Super Bowl…duh, for the Super Bowl Parties.  It was hilarious how many people last night acted like they didn’t want to go to the parties or had been to better parties.  We won’t even act…we’ve been waiting for this ALL year which is exactly why we’re the perfect hosts to all of the events happening in Indianapolis this weekend.

For starters, we’re going to most of the events, including the Fantasy Bowl, The DirectTV Party, Leather and Lace, private parties(did we hear a few houses in Zionsville and Geist and pretty star-studded this weekend? Shhh…)as well as maybe the Playboy Party, Maxim and on and on…

If you want to know whats REALLY going on in Indianapolis this weekend for  up to the minute details of all of the things we’re doing and who we’re hanging out with then follow us!

Twitter: @theboysofraannt



Facebook: raannt

And a special welcome home to Indy’s First Lady of Style Brittany Mason!

Be yourself.  Be Fearless.  Be Your Own Unexpected Luxury!


*Photo by Ryan Skeeter Ford from Facebook.


The Art of Tee…DOPE Lagerfeld!


We’ve been HUGE fans of DOPE COUTURE for a long time and not just because these boys originated from our home state of Indiana.  They have crafted an art for perfectly twisting luxury and street wear into must-have, mouth-drooling items.  We first found their amazing tees a few years ago at got SOLE, a small specialty store in Indianapolis.  Now they have two stores, Bloomington(Indiana) and Los Angeles, and DJ’s and musicians across the country are proudly wearing their tees.  We personally love their stuff because we believe they have fine-tuned the art of luxury for everyone and encompassed the belief of unexpected luxury into every thread!

The Lagerfeld Tee is available at DOPE COUTURE $32

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


The Art of TEE…I Made The Sexy List!


As lovers of true luxury, we are always fascinated by the finest watch, the finest suit…even the finest tee shirt.  Yes, there is no greater luxury than jumping out of bed to go get coffee on a Sunday morning and grabbing a pair of jeans from the night before and throwing on your favorite tee.  For most of us, we would be more upset if a tee shirt we got while scuba diving in Grand Cayman was torn than if we lost our most expensive tie.  True tee shirt lovers would look at the torn fabric as character and wear it proudly.

In our ever devoted mission of of a life of true luxury, we are going to host The Art of TEE…our daily pick in the search for great tee shirts.  We will pick these from random stores, online sites, stuff fans send us and even our own closets.

We thought it was only fitting our first tee shirt be our very own raannt I Made The Sexy List tee!(Yes folks, these little buddies are for sale!).

We look forward to surprising you with our picks of the day.  If you have a tee-shirt you’d like to send us, contact us on our contact page!

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


Paradise Lost 3: Purgatory…What Happened to the West Memphis 3?


As the new Peter Jackson financed documentary West of Memphis, is debuting at The Sundance Film Festival, HBO has been airing the third installment to the Paradise Lost sega, Paradise Lost 3: Purgatory, their answer to the West Memphis 3 murder convictions.  Having read all of the craziness occurring at Sundance with Jackson’s arrival with Paradise lead Damien Echols, we thought it would be interesting to watch the third installment we had heard so much about in the past few weeks.

Twenty years ago it was a different time in the United States.  Kids weren’t so concerned with Roth IRA’s or presidential debates.  The era of the mid-90’s was filled with the end of sex, drugs and rock and roll.  The West Memphis 3 were a perfect example of this debauchery and perfect targets for a murder case.  Interestingly, I was also a perfect example of this debauchery.  They weren’t much different than me or my friends at the time, probably a small fact which has drawn me to them for the past twenty years since the case began.  Probably the same reason so many other people have been drawn to them as well.  They could have been anyone in the wrong place at the wrong time but most importantly, misunderstood.

It goes without saying that the Paradise filming crew has once again mastered an amazing documentary as I found myself late into the night watching from behind the safety of my blankets, now an adult, wondering, just what the hell happened in those woods so long ago.  This is the crux of the focus of this installment, which, if you haven’t kept up with this story, will literally surprise the hell out of you.  An amazing soap opera which made me begging to find out more, even though the lost characters seem to be the three small children who lost their lives so long ago.

Before seeing West of Memphis you must watch the three-part series Paradise Lost.  Just as enticing today as it was when it first aired, rich with character study and intrigue, it will literally pull you in as if you also live in West Memphis.

Interestingly, while the majority of the three films have focused around the lead character, Damien Echols, the producers decide to end the entire trilogy with a poignant monologue by Jessie Baldwin, one of the other accused killers.  Seventeen years older and much more wise to the world, he seems to have found some truth within the walls of prison which left me wondering…is he the real story?

Eyes Open, We’re Watching