Upgrade your Flatware

Remember, God is in the details. And it is the details I will be judging you by when you invite me over for dinner. Please don’t bother. But you should upgrade your flatware. I am particularly drawn to these two flatware sets from Herdmar due to their interesting finishes – my favourites are the copper and matte black. Either choice would be perfection.

Available online through the Drake General Store, set of 16 pieces , $200

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Summer Skin

After a recent hang out with one of my favourite Beautys who works in beauty, I was inspired to write more posts about my skin regimes. I am one of those guys who was raised to always take care of his skin and thanks to years of following a regime (and great genes, let’s be honest) I can honestly say that my skin looks younger than it should be. And yours can too. Moving forward I will be sharing of my skincare secrets along with my style secrets.

Today’s tip is all about summer skin. I am not normally someone who suffers from oily skin but the summer heat and humidity does take a toll on my skin – leaving it feeling greeezee. My solution? Kiehl’s Blue Astringent Herbal Lotion.

Now, I will warn you, it can be drying if your skin is not greasy due to the alcohol content; this is a product I use only in the sticky hot summer (for winter, you would want to use a toner which is less drying than an astringent). My tip: I actually store it in the fridge and then apply it to my skin with a cotton pad to soak up the greeeziness from the Summer heat. Cooling and cleansing. This is one of my summer skin essential products. $22.50

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If you are have sensitive skin or skin that dries out quickly by alcohol, you should try the toner I use in the winter months, it is a Seaweed Clarifying Toner from The Body Shop. Yes men, it is okay to shop in The Body Shop. This toner is alcohol free; leaves the skin feeling clean and refreshed. It’s a steal at $13 and proves that good skincare doesn’t have to be costly.

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Pepper Pepper Pepper

I have to admit that I got gifted Marc Jacobs BANG . And I will admit that I was not a huge fan when I took my first whiff. But it has been less than a year and the bottle is now empty and I am addicted to that peppery scent. Bang is an explosion of threesome of peppercorn wrapped in warm, sensual woods.Yes, as someone who loves more non mainstream scents, I probably should not like something this typical but it’s a great scent. I mean who doesn’t love a threesome of peppercorns?

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Hey FATBOY

A friend recently reminded me of my long forgotten love for beanbag chairs. There is just something tacky cool about owning a bean bag chair, and I think every interior needs a little tacky. But to get that tacky cool edge, it needs to be a good bean bag.

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The Metahlowski from Fatboy offers great over-sized bean bags in high shine metallics. I would go with the bronze or gold but highest tacky cool quotient. $449

 

#CDGporn

I am sure by now you realize that I pray at the Temple of Rei Kawakubo, if you don’t then you should probably stop reading this blog and go hang out at the mall. The latest in CDG porn comes via a collaboration with Erik Schedin with a new series of kicks. Available exclusively through Dover Street Market.

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I love Karen Elson

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I am sure the Pirelli Calender was not created with gay men in mind but I have to admit I look forward to seeing what they have in store every year. I managed to get a sneak peak at some of the upcoming images of the fetish-themed pictorial. The calendar is shot by one of my personal favourite fashion photographer Steven Meisel and styled by Carine Roitfeld. The calender features some of my favourite models like Joan Smalls, Adriana Lima and Karen Elson, the calendar even moves beyond the typical ‘model’ with some more voluptuous, curvy beauties. Releases in November.

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Gin + Goyard

If you know me, you know about my cousin Gin. No?

Who do you think I’m talking about when I say, “Boy, do I love Gin”? Or, “I can’t get through the day without Gin.”  Or, ” I wish we had Gin with us on this picnic.” Now we can thanks to Goyard. That’s right you didn’t expect me to bring anything less, did you?

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Price upon request.

Handmade Luxury

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That’s right, my Oxford Vaughan sunglasses just left your Tom Fords in the luxury dust. Never heard of them – that’s kinda the point. Oxford Vaughan has been handcrafting sunglasses in Britain since the early 1960s. Their attention to detail is sublime; the sunglasses are hand-built using aircraft grade titanium, tortoiseshell zylonite and plated 18K yellow gold. This is true luxury. And it should be, prices start at £1,000.00full-mz02_1

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Camo is Classic

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This trench coat from Soulland is bound to become your new favourite trench. I love the black and blue re-imagining of camouflage. The Bøge is a wool blend trench coat in a navy camoflage with hidden placket with buttons and press button in collar. Stormflab on collar and buttons on pockets. One of the great features on this coat are the direct access to pants pockets via your outer pockets.