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Fashion Week LA. Swim Wear.

Michelle and I got invited out to L.A. Fashion Week by some friends. I said I was in not because I was in to this year’s swim wear lineup but because I figured something would be free. I know. I know. It’s a shock that someone so stylish as myself wouldn’t be into fashion. Really this is my idea of fashion.

Yeah, those are my groomsmen and me, rocking the Star Wars hoodies.

I was right. The event had a hosted bar. Chevy was one of the sponsors there too, but it seemed kind of odd that they would have an open bar and ask us to test drive the Chevy Volt. “This hybrid car is crap! It crashed itself, and the cup holder spilled my beer! You owe me a new beer!”

The also had coconut water. That’s Michelle’s favorite!

Christina Milian performed at the event. Who?

Why do they always have the one Asian model with no expression? I call her Dragon Lady.

It’s a bikini. How is this special or new?

Another bikini. Again, what’s so special?

A little something for my female readership. I think I could rock this look. I mean my body looks just like this guy’s except my torso is screwed on upside down.

After the fashion show, we raced out of that place to head to Mario’s Peruvian & Seafood. We had been thinking about this place the moment we passed it on the way to the event. Michelle and I were promised the best pollo saltado ever.

We made it there in time. We ended up being the last ones in the restaurant.

I ordered an Inca Kola, probably the first soda I’ve had in half a year. It looks like Mountain Dew, but it tastes like bubble gum. I wonder if the ancient Incans actually drank anything that tasted like this.

Our friends were not kidding. The Saltado de Pollo here was good. I’ve eaten this dish at a lot of different places, but they’re generally way over salted. Mario’s manages to get it right. Top it off with some of their house green sauce and you’ve got yourself a big, delicious meal that should give you leftovers. Make sure to get some of the green sauce to go with your leftovers. It is that good. The consensus on the green sauce is that it contains crack, and based on the fact that I am willing to spend a week sleeping on the bare floor of a dirty house with no electricity as long as I get this sauce, I think I agree.

So if you’re in town next year, come for the fashion. Stay for the pollo saltado. Totally worth it.

Beautiful People and Douche Bags

Audrey Magazine put together a fashion show, Audrey’s Night Out. It was hosted at the Petersen Automotive Museum.

We looked in this car and there was a flask on the seat labeled, “Lindsay.”

The staff that helped put it together.

Why yes, Michelle IS wearing leather and faux fur.

The red carpet was abuzz that night. The K-Town reality show cast even showed up. (See title.) Has anyone bought their show? I hope not.

Of course my favorite part as a plus one to these events is that my only responsibility is to enjoy the hosted bar. Hello, Ketel One!

But this is where I spent most of my night.

Maybe we also found a box of chicken wings and huddled around it, eating voraciously.

And maybe I befriended the Stella guy and got more than my share of glasses to take home. Also, an ice bucket with the Stella logo.

The Devil Wears Nada

No, this isn’t a post about clever titles to adult films, but that’s fun too. Inspect Her Gadget, Glad He Ate Her, and Good Will Humping are some of the greats.

I’m talking about people’s desire to own name brands. Why do people feel compelled to own items with certain names associated with them?

They’re designed better. Have you ever walked through any number of mass merchandise retailers and looked at the clothing? It’s like being in a universe devoid of good designers. I can’t figure out why. The basic designs are the same, but they just don’t do it right.

boardshorts

On the left is a simple plaid pattern on a pair of board shorts. On your right is your mass merchandise retailer’s spin on the design. No thank you.

shirt

On the left is a striped polo shirt. Over on the right side you have a shirt with stripes that are done far too small. It just looks blurry and chaotic.

Dear Target and Others,

Pay for some real designers. I would gladly pay an extra 10% for the better designs.

Thanks,

m@

Cars and Clothing

This weekend was the fashion show for Audrey Magazine. It was at the Peterson Automative Museum. I would have loved to just be at the museum just for the cars. It was a well put together event, fun as always.

 

Sponsored by Crown Royal. Who am I?

I guess this is fashion.

Blurry people on the runway.

One of the many awesome cars in the museum.

Call me Ponch.

She calmed down after I explained that we all look like that under runway lights.

Listen to the audio. You won’t be surprised if you know the person making the comments.

Here are the A-List celebrities that made appearances on the runway. The ‘A’ stands for Asian.