Category Archives: GAY FASHION

Gay Man’s New Year’s Resolutions 2014

2014It comes a time each year when every Hopeful Hattie or Wishful Wanda will make resolution to change thine ways for a new year. Perhaps one desires a different way of this while others may float of optimism for that. Well my little chickadees, the time is now. Gay men may resolute one thing when a straight man may have other vehicle. Nonetheless, the path is clear in the end. Change. Here’s my thoughts for a gay man’s resolution in the new year of 2014. Read them wisely and grab your favorite Sharpie to take notes. Totes.

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Last Minute Xmas Gifts Gay Men Love

Christmas GiftsWith Christmas right around the corner there’s still a few days to gift shop and present purchase for that special someone, gay, straight or buy-curious (get it?) When I pull together care packages for friends, an idea I swear by, I think about the person and what they would really enjoy and could actually use. Presents can be bought anywhere but you don’t buy them for just anybody. Make smart choices. Online shopping has become the best idea for busy people on the go. Trusty Amazon take care of my Christmas needs, classic holiday music and hopefully my assistance will get you under someone’s mistletoe very soon!

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Christmas Gifts For Fabulous Gay Men

Christmas BellsI love shopping! But when it comes to buying Christmas gifts for others sometimes I get stumped. I tend to shop online for the hottest gear, freshest music and best accessories for the holiday season but do find myself in the mall dodging breeders while swinging by Hot Dog on a Stick at least once each December if not to buy myself a little something. With the infamous Black Friday coming up soon the shoppers will be a’plenty finding just the right this and absolute must have that. Gay men love fabulous things that will make them look better and more important. But what do you buy the man who has everything? Here are the very best ideas you can create and produce by a few simple steps providing the gay men in your life something they can definitely use.

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Lashauwn Beyond Speaks To Her Fans

lashauwn-beyond-rupauls-drag-raceLashauwn Beyond is one busy queen. Seamstress, reality star, drag superstar performer. I was able to catch her for a hot minute or two for an interview to discuss what’s life like now for her after her stint on RuPaul’s Drag Race and what she’s doing today. Although, her time on the show was brief her passion and talents run deep. I’m thrilled she’s here to share all the Tea and nothing but the Tea.

Welcome to the stage, Lashauwn Beyond.

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Interviewing Out Rocker Kent James

NickNameByRobHollisA few years ago I stumbled upon pictures of this very hot guy performing queer punk music under the guise of Nick Name. At the time he was giving me a mix of Henry Rollins and metal-shredder Scott Ian from Anthrax with a familiar dash of any in-you-face turn-us-out rockers from our day. And I say “our” day because anyone reading this of any age or generation knows the type I’m telling of. Current musical gruffers and scruffers have included Limp Biscuit, Korn and the like. Little did I know that Nick Name was so much more than just a catchy moniker

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Razzle Dazzle of Shontelle T. Sparkles

Shontelle SparklesI first saw this entertainer in print adverts for her tour with dance floor fantastix Erasure while thinking to myself, who is this grand glamazon? Shontelle T. Sparkles has brought her own signature of fierceness into the ever-changing world of drag while infusing glamour with can’t-be-touched hairstyles, illusion and transformation. Having the opportunity that many queens would kill for, Sparkles sheds light into the world of “making it work,” touring with Erasure, her sister Trinity Taylor of La’ Whore, realistic expectations and how dreams comes to fruition.

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Introducing Drag Entertainer Trinity Taylor

Trinity TaylorWelcome to my wicked world of gay culture! I love bringing the best and most fierce fabulousness I can and this installment is no exception. When it comes to celebrity interviews, I know my Tea. I met drag entertainer Trinity Taylor a few years ago when I judged Miss Gay Florida USofA in Tampa for my best friend pageant promoter Bob Taylor. Trinity was a contender and wonderfully impressive. The contest was very close among contestants and became one incredible night. I sat on the judges panel with Tabatha Coffey, Ericka Dunlap and Alexis Gabrielle Sherrington where we all had a great time.

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Sexy Halloween Costumes For Gay Men

apple-halloweenI know sexy. Especially “gay sexy.” Want me to prove it?! Oh, you dirty birdy. Well, what I can do for you now is take care of just one special thing you desperately need. I’m here to give you two hummer idea for Halloween costumes to unleash that inner sex bomb you’re anxious to let out to come play on the day the dead are free to walk among the living. And as the song sings, Freaks Come Out At Night. Get that twisted list going and let’s get shopping! And don’t forget to take care of the candy.

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Quick ReCap of Project Runway Season 12

Project Runway_12We admittedly tuned out of Project Runway on Lifetime TV for lack of interest the last couple of seasons but decided to check it out and set the DVR again taping the reality showcase of fashion, drama and something this season so shockingly delicious it was hard to believe I was seeing what thine eyes saw. The season has been good but of course the drama has been turned up between the designers. They encourage we viewers to use social media like never-before to engage while viewing with what we’re thinking about the challenges and judge’s decisions in real time. When did we stop enjoying the television and begin keeping our smartphones glued to our hands? I think it’s crazy. Yes my iPhone is in my hand or very near but don’t instruct me on when to use it and when not to.

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Our Current State of Gay Pop Culture

When it comes to hottest happenings in gay pop culture, fierce gay fashion trends and the sickest beats of gay club music being poured through speakers, I am a 100% admitted know-it-all. Surely you’ve known this before now or you wouldn’t be reading these words… and don’t call me Shirley.

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Our Mother Monster has her new ARTPOP coming out very soon and early release Applause has came barreling out of the gate with major airplay. And this comes from someone who doesn’t listen to the radio much. Luckily I keep ahead of the pack with comrades on the inside of the business. Early leaks of the Cher infused Gaga track “The Greatest Thing” promises hot remixes to follow. I thought that was never going to be released. Oh, the ways of promotion.

The Sats - Disco Love

Two of my favorite UK girl-group darlings are having little pop stars very soon. The Saturdays’ Frankie Stanford has handled pregnancy with some trial because of stupid paparazzi and media comments of her weight gain. Hello! The girl is growing another human inside her. Give us a break. Good to see The Sats have new single “Disco Love” coming out soon. I’ve have it and it’s fun, fun. Girls Aloud’s goddess and vocal powerhouse Nadine Coyle recently announced that she too is having a wee one. Pop stars pursing motherhood. The inevitable, I assume. Congrats to them both! And good luck with that post-baby bikini body. Can’t wait to see the outcomes, Hot Mammas.

To know me is to know I rarely go out to clubs. Been there, walked those paths for years and have the souvenir mug, t-shirt and pictures to prove it. So glad I lived those moments when I did because unfortunately if you speak with anyone in the bar industry they would be quick to tell you that the days of the big nightclub are over. Hell, even Manhattan staple Splash has closed. That kills me. Every trip to NYC we would stop in and gawk at the gorgeousness employed as mixologists behind the bar, showing off in the showers above the dancing crowds or the general admission of gays and gay lovers cruising the streets of the Concrete Jungle. Splash was a mainstay in New York City and its memory stands with The Gaiety, Arena and a carefree time of life that I often miss greatly.

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However, when I was out in Louisville at Connection competing for E.O.Y., I noticed more and more people in clubs are wearing flip-flops for shoes. In my day, wearing tennis shoes was almost a no-no much less exposed feet. Boots were preferable even though there was a definite time I truly got into suede oxfords and black penny loafers without socks. During these days mid-’90s, flip-flops weren’t by any means as popular as they are today. I love wearing them but not in a club. I did wear them around Connection since I was competing for the pageant and it was easier for changing. I did slay one idiot who was drunk spilling his damn drink on my foot. I grabbed his arm and said, “Calm down, lady. You’re spilling your drink. Tune in, girl.” He looked over his friend’s should at me as I went to the bar to grab a towel. Drunk-ass punk.

When it comes to wearing flip-flops, pedicures are a must. If you can’t find yourself a quaint salon then do it yourself. I do mine. The only thing I don’t worry about is the polish and of course the massage with that smelly pink lotion which always seems to be more enjoyable for the cute Asian boys below me. Here’s a fierce manicure/pedicure set that will look great when you travel with your entourage and share space.

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The annual Miss and Mr. Continental pageants are happening Labor Day Weekend in Chicago. Current title holders Sasha Colby and Angel Saez Amador will be crowning two new recipients of the prestigious crown to become part of the legacy that is Continental. Angel contacted me after I was in E.O.Y. to see if I was still interested in competing in Mr. Continental. I was honored but declined since I had just unpacked and was sitting out for a hot minute before I decided what I was doing next. I would love to be there in support and maybe that stage will be in my future but wishing all the contestants good luck is what I offer now.

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