Wednesday, 31 December 2008
This tactile radio is covered in rubber and comes in several different bright colours. The coating makes it splash-proof and therefore ideal for stylish kitchens. It reminds me of a cartoon and is simplicity embodied, yet quirky at the same time. It even appeared on the cover of Time magazine to demonstrate the 'rebirth of design'. This iconic piece is a must have.
Sunday, 21 December 2008
When I showed my tester the pants he would be trying out, he was not convinced. His words were 'I don't wear tight pants'. However, those were not his thoughts once he had worn them all day. He tried the Pro Lifeguard boxer (shown above).
My tester said 'these are much more comfortable than my usual boxer shorts. The material is really soft. I would definitely buy some and I love the low waistband. My girlfriend liked them as much as I did, if not more'
These garments have super soft, anti-muffin-top elastic and the cut flatters most body types and avoids any dreaded over-hang. Andrew Christian says ' fashion underwear is not just for people with perfect bodies, my ranges are about making men and women feel confident and I take that to heart when I design clothing'.
I personally think the low rise boxers are a really good look for a guy. Not only do they fit comfortably and not show through your clothes, they look really fashionable too.
Have a look at the full range over at the Andrew Christian website.
Thanks to 'Your Style Star' for interviewing me and publishing the interview over on their blog. Here is a taster of the blog post but you can read the whole thing by clicking the link at the bottom of the page.
What’s your back story?
I am a geek at heart; I love learning and went to university to study media theory and cultural studies. On finishing my course I got a job in the advertising department for a magazine publisher, and it was here I decided that marketing was the career path for me. I now work full time for a commercial company as a marketing assistant....
Tuesday, 16 December 2008
Can a man get away with glitter on his shoes? And would you pay £69.99 for the pleasure? I would be inclined to say no, but I am a sensible sort most of the time so perhaps I am wrong, perhaps there are men who could work the look.
The reason I ask these questions is because I have come across the Arrivista shoe by Ask The Missus at Office. These flamboyant shoes for men are dazzling with glitz and sparkle. I would recommend a plain outfit if you are gonna give them a try. Too much fuss would draw the eye in all directions and you don't really want people staring at your feet rather than your face.
So would you be seen wearing these limited edition lace ups?
Knitwear is not just the practical option for winter, for 2008, it is the most stylish. I love greys and charcoals best for this look and layering is key. Don't be scared to look too 'Geek', that is the hottest way to wear the trend.
A plain white tee under the cardie will keep things simple, and team with skinny jeans for an eighties vibe, or your standard cut jeans for a more modern take. Cardigans on men do tend to suit those with a narrower frame. If that isn't you, you can still get away with a cardigan, just make sure that it is not too snug. You could also try a vertical stripe or knit to add height, rather than width.
You need to wear your cardigan buttoned up too. Undone just doesn't have the same style credentials I am afraid. Be bold and go for patterned knitwear if you dare. You could also swap a smart suit jacket for a cardigan instead, wearing your tie tucked in. Smart and pretty sexy too!
Tuesday, 9 December 2008
If you can't reach it you can't drink it! That is why The Hydrant and The Hydrant Sports are breakthrough drinking aids - ingeniously simple and low-cost, they make refueling and re-hydrating while exercising easy as pie.
The unique, one piece cap/handle/clip attaches them securely onto belts, rucksacks, bikes, school desks, pushchairs,beds, chairs, wheelchairs, car seats, and many other places. This gives the user instant access to a refreshments so they can drink easily at any time.
Check out the Hydrate for Health website for more details
Monday, 8 December 2008
I love this short video with tips on what to do if the hair just doesn't want to grow anymore. Take heed of the good advice and remember that many women are attracted to a shaved head... Kelly Brook for a start!
Sunday, 7 December 2008
So you may have heard on the Grapevine that FHM has a new website in the pipeline. The focus of the revamp is to include additional content and functionality to make for a better user experience. Emails have just gone out with a preview of the new site and the added features you can expect.
Look forward to 'The Manual' a new section edited by the FHM style team with hints on fashion, health and fitness. There is also a new video player, with behind the scenes footage of the cover shoots.
You can take a tour of the new features by clicking HERE.
Thursday, 4 December 2008
PUMA® this week signed England Star Andrew Flintoff. Flintoff’s contract with PUMA® will see him play in PUMA® footwear, using PUMA cricket equipment as well as wearing PUMA® sportslifestyle ranges off the pitch.
Commenting on the four year deal Flintoff says: “As a brand, PUMA® goes beyond the performance needs of cricketers. PUMA® address design and individualism in a way that perfectly meets my interests and expectations – including being the first to introduce a pink cricket bat.”
In 2009 PUMA®'s cricket collection is 100% PVC free. The benefits are great; product is of a much higher quality and weight is significantly reduced. PVC has traditionally been used in the production of cricket equipment because of its low cost and high durability. However PVC is difficult to manufacture and hard to dispose of because of its chlorine content. Many environmental groups also advise against its use in consumer goods because of its harmful impact on the environment.
For further information visit www.pumacricket.com.
Wednesday, 3 December 2008
Christmas is coming and some underwear can make a great gift for the woman in your life. There are a few things to remember when buying lingerie for your partner though and BreastTalk.co.uk has compiled a top 10.
1) Remember your partner is NOT a porn star so open crotch knickers are out for Xmas.
2) Totally see-thru undies are not what she wants on Xmas day. Sheer styles are fine but leave see-thru for another time.
3) Try not to get anything too lacy. A little lace is fine but not too much.
4) Bright reds are out. There are so many colours & patterns to choose from so don’t go for whore-red!!
5) If buying a bra spend the extra money for matching knickers. Your partner will love this as it shows some extra thought.
6) Find out what styles of knickers she likes the best. Some women hate thongs even if you love them!
7) Very important. Get the right size. Go routing though your partner’s underwear draw, find her favourite bra & knickers and note the size. If she catches you looking at her undies then come clean about what you are doing, otherwise you’ll come over as having a strange fetish.
8) Don’t just look at Bras & Knickers. There are lots of lovely styles of underwear available including babydolls, camisole sets, corsets and a lot more.
9) Keep it simple. If in doubt about the 3 foot long tassels then don’t buy it. Stick to traditional styles and an elegant & seductive look.
10) Let your partner wear it for a while before ripping it off!!
BreastTalk.co.uk have lots of ways to help you find the best lingerie this Xmas. There’s a full lingerie style guide to let you know about all the different styles available plus lots of suggestions on the Xmas Gift Ideas Page.
Tuesday, 2 December 2008
In time for Christmas, Alexander McQueen has been busy designing a new whiskey bottle. The iconic design will be limited in numbers to just 2000, and these will be sold at Selfridges for a hefty £300 each. A bit of a status symbol for any discerning man's drinks cupboard... but still, I don't think I could part with that much cash for a bottle of spirit!
Monday, 1 December 2008
Thomas Voorn continues his garment graffiti series 'your name here' (2008) by creating a 'designers - poem - installation' for b store London with a mix and match of fashion brand names sold in the shop.
For the past few months Voorn has travelled around with a bag full of clothes, his alphabet, to create garment graffiti in the most obvious and unexpected places; from brick walls and alleys to sun kissed fields. looking for a tension between clothes, text and surroundings to create colourful temporary landscape pollution.
Voorn developed 'the clothing alphabet' in 2006, resulting in several projects such as ' the fashion hit next season - series ' (2007) and 'your name here - series' (2008). For more info, visit the Thomas Voorn website.