I know american apparel is cool and all but I cannot get down with the two-tone tight trend. will u rock it?
Saturday, August 30, 2008
on a mad mid-day dash for sprinkles, cait and I stopped into chanel to check out the fall offerings. they have some great over-sized bags with large quilt prints. in the back, I peeped these shoes which were made for the paris runway show. limited to whatever quanity they made for runway, the shoes have an actual lightbulb heel with an actual light switch. I snapped the pic on my cell but for $2500.00 you too can see the light.
Wednesday, August 27, 2008
I recently was introduced to a quirky new t-shirt collection. with all of the 2008 campaign happenings happening, it is fun to go retro with retro campaign tees. retro campaigns, inc. is a small, los angeles-based company, whose aim is to recall unique characters from American politics. from kennedy in 68 to democrats for reagan, there are many old school political statements to make. all of the designs are printed on high-quality, sweat-shop free american apparel shirts. and a portion of the profits will be donated to SaveDarfur.org.
Tuesday, August 26, 2008
I'd like to introduce you to the newest member of the JZ glam squad: emily hunt. together with andi of getadamnhaircut.com and myself for wardrobe and now emily for makeup, we are a west coast fashion force to be reckoned with. emily came by my place last week for a quick lesson (and make-up session) for the glam god premiere party. she broke down the 1-2-3's of makeup application that left me a bit more educated in the beauty department. my fave tip was to take a black kohl pencil and line the inside of my eye on top and bottom. it adds a more polished look to make your face pop. if you'd like a lesson from miss em, get at her here.
Thursday, August 21, 2008
In anticipation for the premiere of my show, Glam God with Vivica Fox tonite and every thursday at 10pm on VH-1, I wanted to get the real story on what to expect after a reality show airs. I sat down with my good friend AP Murray of the band Knights of Monte Carlo who appeared on the FIRST ever VH-1 reality show in 2001, Bands on the Run with his band Soulcracker. It was fun to hear about and share the experience of a life televised from not 2 long ago.
Monday, August 18, 2008
I witnessed something so beautiful last night. dawn stafford who is a hair stylist at byu-ti salon in santa monica (where I get my hair did with andi) was recently diagnosed with brain cancer. she is in her late twenties, healthy as an ox and this mushuggah happens. her friends and workmates wasted no time in planning a faboo fundraiser to help dawn afford her mounting medical bills (if u think a doctors visit is alot, try chemo for a week). last night was said fundraiser. it was an unbeliavble turn out. dawn showed up and you would never think this girl is going through what she is going through. she outwitted the radiation by shaving her head into a fierce early 80's east village punk look and she shows off her scar with pride. her attitude and sense of vitality is overwhelming and its as though her spirit is healthy and whole and her body just happens to be healing from this pesky brain thing. her eyes shine bright and she claims the cancer was the best thing to happen to her as she has opened up to a whole new perpective on life. she is inspirational and so beautiful. it is overwhelming to see someone with such energy despite a life threatening disease. her friends have also put together a website for dawn so that you may continue to donate to help her with medical expenses. it takes less then five minutes and will fill you with love.
Sunday, August 17, 2008
for the girly girls out there who are of the faint of heart, this product is not for you. the MAC volcanic ash exfoliator will rip your f*cking face off. apply, scrub, rinse, repeat. your skin will be as glow-y and smooth as a flowing lava river.
it was my BFF ayesha's bday while I was sequestered away in the glam god house, so I wanted to do something special for her now that I'm back from reality and ready to rawk. we started the bday off with horseback riding in griffith park, caught my good bud bree turner in the LA shorts film festival film, animated american then headed back to my place to get ready for the evening. quelle surprise when we both pulled out orange outfits. we're not best friends for nothing. hers was a fab dolce & gabbana find and mine a forever 21 special, but both looked bright and fun and I loved the matching combo. almost as much as I love my girl. *trendster disclaimer - I'm pretty sure orange is not a fall 08 color trend but its fun to step out of that box every now again in your own celebrated style.
the september issue of vogue magazine is the issue which each year is stacked with over 180 ads, massive trend articles and weighs close to five pounds. it s the one issue that fashion mag lovers love to wait and pour over. when mine came in the mail last week, I couldn't believe the mario testino pic on the cover. keira knightley is again the september cover girl as she was last year but this time around, the pic aint so good. what does that say about the current state of our fashion community? I love and respect vogue, mario testino and anna wintour, but who let keira on the cover with hair like that? it looks like she just worked out at the gym and took her ballcap off. the balenciaga outfit is a great color but is as dishevled as the 'do. wha happened?
Saturday, August 16, 2008
this ain't yo mama's hippie scent. leave it up to the master of fabulous, tom ford to reinvent patchouli. his black orchid has been out on the market for some time now which can be too heavy and awkward a scent for some. but last night, I was out with the fabulous miss holly and she smelled divine. I asked her where she found such an intoxicating aroma and from out of her purse she pulled a sample bottle of tom ford's newest fragrance, white patchouli. a mixture of peony, bergamot, jasmine, rose, coriander and ambrette seed, the newest scent will be available in nieman's and saks in september for a limited time.
Sunday, August 10, 2008
les miz played at the hollywood bowl this weekend. for those of you that don't know this side of me, I'm somewhat of a musical theatre geek. I've seen les miz on broadway no less than ten times. I've sang many a song at many a talent show so when I saw they would be doing the music from the show at the bowl, I was all in. the hollywood bowl is such a beautiful night out. you can bring a picnic basket full of yummies and enjoy yourself under the stars. pre-show, I headed to my new fave neighborhood market, fresh & easy to pack my picnic. I ended up with no mess, no fuss sushi, wasabi almonds, red grapes and champagne. what's great about fresh & easy is that I get a weekly coupon that offers $5 off when you send $20 or more so my $20 picnic became $15. in short, find a fresh & easy by you. and get those coupons. and get to the hollywood bowl if you're in town or visiting. you'll be singing the praises of both.
for years I've worn the scent, child by apothia. I loved it so much for so long that the scent has mysteriously morphed with my skin and no longer smells the way it should. so recently I set out on a journey to find a new fragrance. after much testing, I chose frederic malle's limited edition fragrance aptly named, outrageous! only few bottles were made so Im happy to have found such a clean and fresh scent that is also so unique. on the way home from my purchase, I stopped in to rite-aid to pick up a body lotion that I like that I thought would be a perfect match with my frederic malle (always remember to layer your scents with lotions and the such!). while in rite-aid, I got a whiff of britney spear's believe. believe it or not, I farkin loved it!! can it be true that after spending weeks and dollars on a fabulous new scent, I end up ditching the fancy stuff for britney spear's fragrance?!!? head over to your local pharmacy and give the stuff a sniff. I promise you'll love it. and for $25 bux, it's worth the buy.
Friday, August 08, 2008
for a couple of months now I've been on the hunt for the old school benetton rugby shirt with the green and white stripes. kim machnicki and I used to plan it out to wear ours on the same day back at chippewa elementary school and recently I've been wanting one to rock with comfy jeans or white shorts with rolled hems, scrunched socks and k.swiss as I used to. I found a selection on eBay and I can't believe how high the bids go on this fab vintage find. do I pay $100+ for the shirt or do I let it live in memory forever? sigh. the high class problems of a haute hunter.
Thursday, August 07, 2008
my ol' bud (and former modern girls guide publicist) anthony turk and his super model client, laurie coleman came up with this genius beauty toy that allows women to blow dry their hair hands-free and in half the time it normally takes. a quick stick of the blo & go to your bathroom or bedroom mirror and you are all set. its like getting a salon blow dry but without the pricey fee. plus, your hair is dry in a jif! they've already sold out on hsn where you can find them for yourself.
Saturday, August 02, 2008
if you're a supporter of obama, raise your hands in the air and wave em like u just don't care. or get one of these fab free supporter buttons (even the suggestive 'tell your friends' email was free). step on it though, its only for this week....
Want a free Obama button? MoveOn's giving them away totally free--no strings attached. I just got mine, and wanted to share the opportunity with you.
Click this link to get a free Obama button: