Sunday, December 28, 2008
Saturday, December 27, 2008
The winter air in NYC can wreak havoc on your skin and nails — indoor heat can be particularly brutal on your digits. To avoid cracked nails, invest in a good clipper and keep your nails short and trimmed. The BEST nail clippers are hands-down made in Solingen Germany —also known as the city of blades. These clippers are well made with precision-sharp and long-lasting blades. I found an excellent selection of nail clippers at Zamberg.com. These clippers are made of high quality non-corrosive stainless steal (INOX) and will last a long time (if you don't lose them). But whatever clipper you decide to get, remember to clip your nails at home — office and subway clipping is perceived by most people as gross.
Friday, December 26, 2008
At DETAILS, Designer/Agent provocateur Tom Ford lets it all out hang out with his 10 Rules of Style, covering everything form earwax to mens bracelets. I'm not sure how many vodka tonics were involved when he came up with number 10. Check it out.
Over at GQ, Designer/Man of the Year Thom Browne talks about his typical day including breakfast at Cafe Cluny, his Samsonite briefcase and walking tall in a tiny suit. Tom hates short suits while Thom lives for them.
Either way, I think both are pretty fab.
Thursday, December 25, 2008
Sunday, December 21, 2008
The other day I stopped by Odin on Lafayette Street in NYC. I love going to this shop. They have a fantastic collection of clothes, shoes and accessories—most pieces are black, gray or navy— and I would pretty much wear anything that I've seen in there. What I keep forgetting is that Odin has an incredibly complete collection of Comme des Garcons fragrances. Amazing. The one that kept us sniffing our wrists all day was 888 Eau de Parfum. The concept behind this fragrance is to translate the smell of gold into perfume. Yes, GOLD! The result: a wonderful scent that is bright, warm, cold, elusive and long lasting all at once. Spectacular!
888 has notes of pepperwood, saffron, curcuma (a type of ginger), coriander, geraniaum and amber.
On my next visit to Odin, I will be adding 888 to my fragdrobe. I'll also pick up those Yohji Yamamoto sneakers that seemed to be calling my name.
Saturday, December 20, 2008
Wednesday, December 17, 2008
Head over to my friend Amber's blog Beauty Blogging Junkie where she recaps a fun night we had recently. Hilar! She's got the best up-to-the-minute beauty products for the girls and some for the boys too. Obv. And don't forget to check out her BBJ Glossary ... she can hold an entire convo in abbreviations, I mean abbrev. Phenom!
Tuesday, December 16, 2008
Jack Black has some of my favorite products for shaving and moisturizing. THE ONE that's been the top of my list lately is their Intense Therapy Lip Balm SPF 25 Lemon and Chamomile. LUVit. Shea butter and avocado oil soften and condition. Lemon and Chamomile flavor is out of this world. Very smoochable. $7 bucks at Sephora or Jack Black.
Also, check out this great stocking stuffer. "It's the Balm" lip balm trio with 3 delish flavors: Lemon & Chamomile, Mint & Shea Butter and Acai Berry & Vanilla. At Jack Black $19.50
Wednesday, December 10, 2008
Last Saturday Alex and I took the girls (Lola and Penny) to a benefit for BARC animal shelter where we had their holiday portrait taken by Sit Pretty Photos. OK, what does this have to do with mens grooming? I had no idea Santa was a nail polish diva! I mean check out Santa's lacquer. He is rocking some serious NARS Jungle Red nail polish that would make even Diana Vreeland proud. You go girl! Haha.
Monday, December 8, 2008
Party Season has arrived and it's time to get those suits out. For the perfect ensemble, no man is complete without a signature fragrance– and when the dress code is black tie, your cologne should be just as elegant.
For your guide to this season's top fragrances, head over to DETAILS where they've found the five best colognes for the holiday season.
Sunday, December 7, 2008
Hey, check out The Candy Store - the absofuckinlutely one stop Madonna shop fansite dedicated to fill ALL of your Madonna needs! A bookmark MUST for any Madonna fan.
Big thanks to Yousef for the GlamMan shout-out!!
Thursday, December 4, 2008
The other night, my fabulicious friend Sheri and I went to dinner at Wallse – one of my FAV restaurants in NYCs Greenwich Village. And of course, before I left the apt I shot a couple spritzes of Molecule 01 on my neck. The weather wasn't exactly hot and it wasn't exactly cold so I rocked a light-weight Malo cashmere sweater and a jacket – pretty good choice I thought. So I walked over to Wallse and... well, I guess the combination of the aerobic energy from walking plus the layer of cashmere must've built up some heat up around my neck. So, I got there early, sat at the bar, worked on a glass of Riesling and had no idea that the effects of my Molecule 01 were going to town, full-force on my pulse points.
The friendly girl working behind the bar and this very cute waitress (I think she was from South Africa) were at the end of the bar – they were totally staring at me. The bartender-girl came over and said "Do you mind if I ask you something?" I was like "um, OK, what?" THEN she said "Are you wearing Molecule? " We thought so." I was like "OMG is it too strong???" She said "No, I LOVE it. It's subtle. Not strong at all!" Then she went on about this shop in her neighborhood that sells it and how she sniffs it whenever she goes in there. It was a full-on conversation about Molecule 01. Then THE WAITRESS came over and told me how much SHE loved it. It's wild! I'm having more and more of these experiences when I wear it. I'll report them when they happen. This stuff has what seems to be a cult following. Stay tuned!
Monday, December 1, 2008
When it comes to looking good, all those high tech moisturizers, eye creams and after-shave balms are essential, but they can't replace the glowing effects of a good, sweaty work-out. Exercise should be a part of every grooming regimen because great skin and slouching posture are, well... nah. The best way to get that healthy glow is the good old fashion way – good diet, plenty of rest, lots of water, sweat it out and moisturize.
There are like a zillion websites and magazines to guide you toward flatter abs and bigger muscles but I found the best way to get a jump-start on the right work-out for you is to hire a personal trainer, at least for a few sessions. This is a great way to knock off some of the 'holiday pounds' or to just tone up. My ultimate FAV gym of choice – the one with lots of colorful characters – is David Barton Gym. Because where else can you go to lift weights, look to the left and see Anderson Cooper doing crunches, then look to the right and see Amanda Lepore strutting her stuff on the treadmill? Exercise and entertainment. What motivation! Phenom!