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Sideboob For Summer!

Sideboob – sweeping the nation! Summer 2010! Do it.

I love sideboob – boobs in general I get pretty excited about. Sideboob is great though because it’s provocative yet subtle at the same time…it’s like the way to meet boys without looking like you’re trying too hard to meet boys…it’s like the hipster version of cleavage, you know? I mean your front view can be all, “hey no big deal, rando, androgynous, cute, bangs, eyelashes, one-of-the-dudes”…but the side view says “party time”, no? Plus it’s got this pervy accidental air about it which is always hot…such that the person seeing it wonders if they are the only one who is seeing it. I mean surely this girl (i.e., you) has no idea that her boobs are like totally hanging out?
I don’t think you have to be super brave to rock the day version of sideboob…as Alexi says here, you just need a cute black lace or perhaps plain black sheer bra. You do need to be a bit brave (drunk?), or daring, or fashion-forward to rock the “nite” version with no bra however. So how about it – are you stoked to rock the day version all summer long?? Are you brave enough to rock the nite version?? Are you the type of hott chick that rocks the nite version during the day?? Would you be jealous and hate on another girl if she were rocking the nite version and guys suddenly seem to think that everything she says is super interesting and funny? Inquiring minds want to know… xx Mr. Newton

Hurts So Good

Hi – I hope everyone’s Monday is off to a great start! I had inspiration from so many sources over the weekend…fashion music photography movies travel magazines food (the roast chicken at El Malecon!)…I thought I would share a few of my weekend obsessions with you.
Hurts are one of my very favorite groups at the moment. I’ve never heard a modern group that sounds more authentically 80′s – as though they were time-warped from the age of Bronski Beat and Soft Cell. Their self-described “slow disco” sound would have provided the perfect soundtrack to a late night at the Blitz club circa-1982. They’re in the studio currently working on their debut album due out mid-August 2010. You can find “Wonderful Life” and two other great tracks now by clicking on the “Mr. Record Store” link on my sidebar and searching MP3 blogs via The Hype Machine. (Hurts currently have no tracks for sale in the UK iTunes store – where I usually get most of my music.) I’m a bit obsessed with the minimal black-and-white video they made for the track as well!
Oh and speaking of music and video – this weekend I watched Edgeplay: A Film About The Runaways. I’d seen the Dakota Fanning/Kristen Stewart movie (twice) recently and really liked it and wanted to know more about them. I watched “Edgeplay” via Netflix streaming (another obsession)…though if you search on Youtube someone has recently posted it there in like 12 parts. (Actually it’s really hard to find there – search for “Runaways documentary” and you’ll see what I mean. Here’s the link though.)
Finally – though a blogger I may be – my obsession with print and with magazines and with collecting magazines will never end! I spent some serious quality time this weekend with the brand-new self service No. 32 – believe it. xx

Blitz Club Covent Garden

Self Service No. 32
self service photo by Ezra Petronio

The Vajazzling

I love bedazzling as much as the next person – bags, jackets, sweaters, jeans. I’m a fan of some well-chosen and tasteful bling. Someone always has to take things too far though, don’t they?

Free Ranya!

Ranya Mordanova’s fees for runway, advertising, and editorial have no doubt all skyrocketed in the past year. Now you can have her for free! My friend Lacee Swan is giving away the Ranya T-shirt you see here on her site right now. The contest ends this Friday at noon…hurry over and enter your name and email for a chance to win. You saw me wearing this shirt on Mr. Newton earlier this week. Well, not this exact shirt – you’ll get a brand new one in your size! Mine is still at the bottom of my Paris laundry bag somewhere and likely a bit smelly to actually put in the mail to you. xx