Simon Amstell has traded in his signature curly moptop for something altogether more defined and current. On last week’s episode of Never Mind the Buzzcocks he looked sharper with his new do and a subtly patterned shirt, but where were last season’s cardigan and tie combos?
From our esteemed beauty site, Kiss and Makeup: Not so long ago we told you about Ab Series for men, the male equivalent of cellulite cream. Well our Metrosexual Male decided to have a go, and here are his thought on the product. [Note to readers: He came up with above picture all on his own!] ‘Lab Series, just like …
Hungover, Sleep-deprived, Over-worked, Unfit, Uncared for, Blemish-ridden; not exactly the ingredients for a healthy and handsome male are they? Well now, who cares? After you’ve smudged the Guyliner and poked yourself in the eye with Manscara, you might feel yourself in need of a bit of YSL’s new Touche Eclat for men.
Clothes wise it was slim pickings at the premier of Tropic Thunder, the new Ben Stiller vehicle in which Robert Downey Jr. blacks up. What? Yeah I know, you thought you had seen the last of that when the Black and White Minstrels was cancelled for being incredibly racist but then BAM! RDJ blind sides you and its 40 years ago all over again. But seriously the only really mention worthy outfit was Justin Theroux who came dressed as a Blues Brother, so instead I’m going to take you through the facial hair highs and lows of the event, because style doesn’t just begin and end with your clothes.
First it was Guyliner and men’s tights, now it’s a squaddie getting plastic surgery. Chris Mitchell, after leaving the Army and returning to civy street, began to gain weight losing his ‘hunk’ status. Finding it tough to lose the chunk through conventional means he forked out for plastic surgery having liposuction and a (man) breast reduction. Chris tells the full story of his time at the plastic surgeons over at Rex Features.
“Oh golly gosh- that looks like it may be over 100ml. Oops for you!” *Grab* “Now, do you know how to reschedule a flight?” “I’d like to say that the dragon-lady at Gatwick had spoiled my day by treating me like a dumb blonde (brunette guy by the way!) but it was truly ruined when she took my new Korres products.
From our beauty site Kiss & Make Up:
Male make-up is taking the entertainment industries (that’s cosmetics/ fashion/ music and film) by storm. No longer is a touch of bronzer and a dab of lipstick meant only for dressing-room gents; ‘guyliner,’ ‘mancake’ and ‘mank-up’ are all terms being more frequently used amongst the youth of today.
Perez Hilton has got his hands on the heavily anticipated Jude Law for Dior Homme Sport campaign images. Hilton complains of the blatant photoshop-job surrounding Jude’s sudden wealth of hair, hence the equally blatant ‘FAKE’ scrawled across the image in trademark Perez style!
JustJared reports that Jude was shot by Australian photographer Daniel Askill in May, on location in the Bahamas. “It was hard for me to decide whether to take it on because I had directed an ad for Dior before with Hedi [Slimane], it was one of the last major projects before he left, so it was a very tumultuous time.”
Keep reading for more details and backstage (behind the camera?) gossip!
From Kiss & Make Up, our beauty site:
Men are getting more and more body conscious nowadays, but it still surprised me to see slimming cream for them on the market. Of course, they call it Ab Rescue, and have it in sleek MACHO packaging, but essentially it’s a slimming cream.
Zara at Kiss and Make Up is sounding off about the new Thierry Mugler Angel Men perfume, she wants in on the male scent, which is out on April 14th.
I must admit I’m not one of those women who ever bought the female fragrance, it was always a bit too sweet and cloying for my tastes but apparently the new Pure Coffee fragrance for men is a lot more manly.
Everyone has had that person they wanted to impress; the girl, the guy, the parent, the boss. And what better medium than fashion? Whether it’s the Louboutin slutty-stiletto (for the girls let me say) or one of Armani’s finest suits, the right look can make or break a first date.
Like tax and death, scent is one of life’s fickle promises. I have just returned from a trip to New York and I couldn’t help but notice how great everyone smelt (not in some strange Charlie’s Angels hair-sniffer way.) In the returning yellow cab to JFK, my week in the Big Apple flashed before my eyes as a flurry of smiling sales associates and the now dog-eared sample cards currently resonating through my conscience (and bedroom!) Whether you have a Grenouille like nose or are suspiciously blind to the sweet smell of- well smell, ‘cologne’ or ‘scent’ is something that you need to be firmly aquainted with.