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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.

Coriander Cleanse

I fucking love coriander. So it is a natural fit that I fall in love with Aesop‘s Coriander Seed Stimulating Body Cleanser.  This low foaming all-over body cleanser leaves your skin free of the daily grim and stimulated thanks to the coriander seeds and black pepper. This is not just another overpriced body wash – it is a body cleanser. And it works amazingly well, leaving your skin feeling smooth and refreshed. It will even clear up any problem skin areas including body acne. I do warn that the pepper/coriander smell is strong but I love it. It’s worth the $38. Trust.

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Margarita with a kick

I have never been a fan of blender Margaritas – they feel so white trash college kid at an all inclusive in Mexico. There, I said what you all were thinking. But on a hot summer day there is nothing better than a great Margarita on the rocks, especially a spicy one. This is a Margarita Oaxaquaeña from Chef Arturo Anhalt from Milagro.

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  • 1 1⁄2 oz Tlacuache organic mezcal
  • 1 oz Grand Marnier
  • 1/2 oz dark agave syrup
  • 1 oz fresh lime juice
  • 2 cups ice
  • 2 tbsp sea salt
  • 1⁄2 tbsp chile piquín “Tajin” (available at specialty food stores)
  • 1 lime

1. Mix salt and chile piquín together and spread evenly on a small plate.
2. Wet rim of the cocktail glass using a lime wedge. Rim glass with salt and chile mixture.
3. Place ice into cocktail shaker. Add mezcal, Grand Marnier, agave, and lime juice.             4. Shake well.
5. Add a couple of fresh ice cubes into cocktail glass. Strain into glass.                                 6. Enjoy.

The Importance of Good Lips

A good lip should be just as important to a man as it is to a woman. Trust me, you will get compliments for soft lips. I do all the time. It’s a good thing. So throw out your bullshit Carmex or Chapstick – petroleum based lip balms do more harm than good.  Here is my run down of my favourite lip balms. Apply liberally and often.

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What I love about this lip balm is the tingly mint sensation. And the person you kiss will also love it – they always do. The mint-infused lip balm soothes and shields lips with shea butter, leaving behind a smooth, matte finish. That is important – you want to stick to matte finishes men. No SPF here so watch out.
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This is my classic go-to lip balm. All natural, loaded with coconut and sunflower oils, rich in vitamins and essential fatty acids, to nourish, condition and soften lips. The secret of the beeswax is that it seals in hydration. This lip balm also contains peppermint oil to give you that tingly sensation. Stick to the tube, the tin looks cool but requires your fingers to apply it = possible dirty fingers on your lips. Gross.
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Jack Black Intense Therapy Lip Balm SPF 25 with Grapefruit & Ginger, $7.50           Yes, I am finally suggesting a lip balm that doesn’t tingle when you apply or kiss. This lip balm is enriched with superior skin conditioners and antioxidants. This lip balm will soothes and relieves even the most dry and chapped but why did you let it get that bad? Unlike a lot waxy sticks, this one penetrates quickly to provide relief. SPF 25.