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Saturday, January 31, 2009

Styles That Might Not Catch On: Special Victims Unit

Faithful readers may recall me mentioning in my Luke Worrall "Model of the Moment" post a few weeks ago that I almost featured Luke as a Special Victim. Well, this photoshoot finally pushed him over the edge. Here we have all the earmarks of haute couture gone horribly wrong: a boy in girls' clothes, over-the-top make-up, and clothes that no one in the real world would ever, ever wear. (Breech clouts? Really?) Of course, the whole mess is on a beautiful boy, beautifully photographed. Hardly matters, though, when the only thing that springs to mind is "What were they thinking?"
(All snark aside, the closeup with the stuffed birds is unbelievably gorgeous.)

Friday, January 30, 2009

Random Shirtless Guy of the Day (To Say The Least)

A perfect example of how the right clothes can make a person seem more naked than no clothes at all.

Thursday, January 29, 2009

Aaron's At It Again

By now I'm sure you know that twinkster Aaron Johnson is an up-and-coming teen actor from England, future John Lennon impersonator, and star of the highly anticipated superhero extravaganza Kick-Ass. Sexy Aaron is certainly not a shy boy, and once again we find him hanging with his homeboys (and grrrls) and posing bare-chested for the cameras. Do you suppose he shows up for these events shirtless or does he disrobe after he arrives? Vera's Big Gay Blog would like to go on record as encouraging more of this kind of behavior in the future. Keep it up, Aaron! But minus the cigarette.

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Styles That Should Catch On, But Won't

As much as it pains me to say so, I doubt that this look, a chamois loincloth with a drawstring waist, is going to catch on anytime soon, no matter how fetching it looks with bowling shoes and dark socks. Too bad.

Note to model: You are sexy, honey, but a tattoo saying so smacks of desperation.

Define "Denial"

David Dust had this up on his blog the other day and it was so funny (and, I guess, sad) that I had to share it with you. (Plagiarism is such an ugly word. Let's call it an homage.)
Seriously, though. This chick found a gay jack-off mag in her son's room and thinks it means her son must be dating a girl? I know that denial is a powerful thing, but this woman needs meds. And fast.

Styles That Might Not Catch On

High fashion? Or an audition for a revival of The Boys In The Band?

Monday, January 26, 2009

Styles That Might Not Catch On: Special Victims Unit

Remember Ben Mills, popular teenage model and, in my opinion, unconventional hotty? Seems to me that he is getting handsomer as he ages, but nobody looks their best in Ziggy Stardust inspired jumpsuits. Nobody. And that includes David Bowie.

Thursday, January 22, 2009

I Can't Think of Anything Interesting to Say...

...So I'll just post something pretty to look at instead. I hope you'll forgive me.

Monday, January 19, 2009

Oh Christ! It's My Birthday!

My birthday and I'm 29 yet again! So do I have to tell you what I want my gift to be?

Sunday, January 18, 2009

A Salute to the Fine Art of the MySpace Self-Portrait

One of the wonders of the internet is that it has caused young men (and for all I know, young women) around the globe to believe that it is in their best interests for the rest of the world to know what they look like in their underwear. This has lead young people everywhere to head to their nearest full-length mirrors, usually in their bathrooms, with their cheap digital cameras, to create the artifact known as the MySpace Self-Portrait. (I'm sure there are people who do this on Facebook and Bebo as well, but they aren't people I know. ) In honor of this trend, which I hope my younger readers (and my older readers for that matter) do not emulate, and with only the most prurient of interests in mind, I launch this new occasional series. Do enjoy.

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

This Is The Kind Of Stupid Thing I Do

I'm looking at the cover of a book and this painting by Agnolo Bronzino is on the cover. So I'm thinking, "Gosh, he's kind of hot!" and "Gee, I wonder if he's gay. He looks gay." Also: "It looks like he's a reader. That's always a good sign." And: " Well of course this is a painting. He might not look like that at all." And then it occurs to me that this guy has been dead for about five hundred years, and I feel bad about it.


Fair Warning: I Am American Idol's Bitch

Every year I tell myself that this year I will not fall prey to the evil empire of American Idol. Every year I am wrong. Last night was the season premiere and even with a new judge it was the same old song and dance. The audition rounds are honestly my least favorite episodes, focusing, as they do, on the awful, the deranged, and the misguided, all of them hand-picked for humiliation, while we only get to see a few of the "good" auditions. A bunch of people (27?) got tickets to Hollywood and we will never see them. As for the ones we did see, I'm fairly certain that none of them will be in the finale, but you never know.

Oh, now this is interesting! Danny Noriega is back! And he has blue eyes now! Oh, wait. That isn't Danny at all. It's a horror movie-making 17-year-old from Detroit named Cody Sheldon. He's just like Danny Noriega except 45% less gay. I'm betting that this is the last we see of him. But again, you never know.

Sunday, January 11, 2009

So That's What They Mean By "The Beat"

I am aware that the blog has been a little Pettyfer heavy these past few weeks, but I just have to comment on this image of Alex that Burberry released as part of their world wide launch of the new men's fragrance The Beat for Men. He's wearing the $650 scarf I wrote about last week (cashmere, don'tcha know), but what really catches the eye is his hand elegantly stuffed down the front of his pants. "The Beat" indeed.

Saturday, January 10, 2009

Model of the Moment

Luke Worrall is one of the major It boys of the London fashion world. When he first came on the scene his hair was bleached a Jean Harlow platinum and he was positioned as a kind of male Agyness Deyn, with whom he has posed on more than one occasion. He is photographed in outlandish get-ups so often that I almost featured him in the Special Victims Unit , but no matter how stupid the outfit, he seems to pull it off. Almost. It's like watching a little kid playing dress-up in his parents' closet. The clothes may be completely inappropriate (or just plain awful) but he's so cute that it's irresistible.

Luke, who just turned 19, is engaged to 24-year-old Kelly Osbourne. Yes, that Kelly Osbourne. If you ask me, though, his actual soul mate is his friend, sometime co-worker, and fellow It boy Cole Mohr . Those two really seem to get along.