Archive for January, 2012
It’s true, the power couple, who has made Forbes list year after year, hip hop and R&B mongols Jay-Z and Beyonce’s new child Blue Ivy is finally here on the green–err concrete earth. Born at Lennox HIll hospital in New York City, there have been some controversies surrounding the little one’s birth–over the top luxury treatment at the hospital, private floor at Lennox, burly security guards resembling night club security roaming the covered up security camera monitored hallways, and over 1.5 million dollars in…toys. But really, can you blame them? They are rich, beautiful, and have to protect their little seed.
I mean, after years of “selling water to a well” one can expect this to happen, no?
Talking up a Blue streak
“Only one person can get Beyoncé, 30, and Jay-Z, 42, to go on the record: Blue. In an unprecedented move, the power couple released their only official joint statement — ever. “Hello Hello Baby Blue! We are happy to announce the arrival of our beautiful daughter, Blue Ivy Carter,” the statement, posted on Beyoncé’s site Monday, reads. “Her birth was emotional and extremely peaceful, we are in heaven. She was delivered naturally at a healthy 7 lbs and it was the best experience of both of our lives. We are thankful to everyone for all your prayers, well wishes, love and support.””-Reported by Arienne Thompson, USA TODAY
What’s behind the name?
“An Ivy by any other name…
“Apple” is so 2004, but that’s not a diss. Sure, Auntie G (aka Gwyneth Paltrow) garnered plenty of attention when she named her daughter after a piece of fruit, but Blue’s moniker is making waves for other reasons. The Internet is abuzz with analysis about little Babyoncé’s name, with fans and bloggers alike speculating that her colorful first name is a nod to dad Jay-Z’s Blueprint album franchise and that her middle name, Ivy, is an interpolation of the roman numeral IV, or 4, which is the couple’s favorite number and happens to be the number of letters in her first name. Clever, clever. “- By Arienne Thompson, USA TODAY
But what about the hospital drama?
Leah Collins from the National Post reports:
“A young father named Edgar Ramirez told the Daily News that his wife gave birth on the same floor as Beyonce, and security kept him from visiting his wife and newborn daughter for three hours. “The security was just ridiculous. I felt like I was in a prison,” Ramirez told the paper, explaining he was held in a waiting room.
According to TMZ, a group of new mothers who felt “neglected” by Lenox Hill Hospital staff during the celebirthing are discussing a lawsuit against the hospital. Rozz Nash-Coulon, a new mother and wife of the Brooklyn man previously mentioned, told the Associated Press that she is among a group of parents who are working to organize a protest against the care they received at Lenox Hill, treatment she described as “disgusting.”
“Once they checked in there was high security everywhere. It looked like the president was on our floor. The hospital’s security cameras were taped over. Internal windows from the hallways into the ward were blacked out,” Nash-Coulon told AP.
In a statement released to to the Daily News, the hospital confirmed that Beyonce and Jay-Z were accompanied by their own security staff at the hospital, however they played down reports of guards troubling other patients, and stated that “the hospital has been and continues to be in control of managing all security.” As spokesperson Ann Silverman told the New York Times: “We have been in control of the security detail, and we remain in control of it. The security plan was designed not to to limit access to patient care areas.”
Sources Say The Security Cameras Were Covered Up
The New York Times says “In a statement, Ms. Knowles and Jay-Z, whose real name is Shawn Carter, said Blue Ivy’s “birth was emotional and extremely peaceful, we are in heaven.” They did not address the complaints from other patients.”
Luckily for us in the fashion world, we don’t have to don a white sheet and faux fangs to resemble the characters from Being Human. The vampire, ghost, and werewolf not only wear regular clothes, but cool clothes. So you’ve been wondering how you can get the look of Aiden (the dark dreamy vampire) or the simplicity of the house shaking ghost Sally–read on friends. Aiden–dark, dangerous, leather man Get the look:
You can’t be a tough street lurking yet human sensitive vampire without the proper gear. In this case it would be a hip leather coat and some bad a$$ cufflinks featuring vampire skull and cross bones. Aiden has killer style, that’s one reason why the ladies love him.
To explore Aiden’s sensitive side, check out these Butterfly Wings from Aymara. Black with tinges of red streaked on the wing, these sterling silver gems will bring your rocker ensemble full circle.
And don’t forget about what’s underneath. Calvin Klein offers super soft underwear for men, because you never know when you might get a feigning for something…
Sally- Shabby chic, homey Get the Look: Poor Sally, all trapped up in the house all day, shaking stuff, and exuding a pseudo rage for her ex. Hey at least she’s cute and comfortable. Eddie Bauer sweaters embody her laid back style and are made impeccably well.
Josh-Boy next door, Abercrombie and Fitch (minus the Moose plus a Canine)
Guide to Gift Giving
According to Hallmark (and your wife), it’s never too early to start looking for Valentine’s Day presents. And we all know men aren’t the greatest shoppers anyways–it’s against the evolutionary biological standard for men. But CLM is here, once again, to help you pry through the masses of gifts and pick the right one for your lady friend.
First, pick which “type” your lady embodies. No, we don’t like putting anyone in categories, but for this shopping effort on Valentine’s we will make an exception.
Is she Glitzy? Designer? Earthy? or Romantic?
Pick ONE or TWO:
For the Glitzy Lady:
Get her something that sparkles, it’s a no brainer. Every woman has her favorite jewelry staple, be it necklaces, rings,bracelets, earrings, or a mix of everything. Have a custom ring or necklace made for her, it doesn’t have to be an engagement ring, but if your serious, then maybe some kind of “promise” ring. Yes we’re taking it back old school. Good Old Mr. Hallmark forces us to! Forgive us please!
But really, don’t just go to the local department store and grab anything that sparkles. Put some kind of thought into it…meaning go to a local jeweler and actually design something. It could be in Sterling Silver or Platinum, add a few semi-precious stones and you have a one of a kind ring, necklace, or bracelet to give her. The trick is, you don’t want to fall into that “Kay Jewelers or Jared’s” trap that says she should have the same necklace and ring as every other woman in America. Put your mind and money together to create something beautiful.
Is she a Stunning Love Knot kind of gal?
For the Designer Lady:
A handbag. A watch. Anything by her favorite designer that she can use on the regular and be reminded of your love (and money). They go hand in hand, do they not? Hey V-Day can be kind of cut throat for the unemployed and taken. Take notice of the brand names she loves…is it Chanel? Micheal Kors? Coach? Valentino? Chanel lipstick with Chanel perfume is a start. A MK handbag and watch is another. A wallet and handbag from Coach is yet another.
Maybe surprise her and take her to her favorite designer store (or Barney’s/Saks/etc) and have her pick out what she wants. It’s not as romantic, but hey, if she loves labels let her pick it. If you pick it yourself, think about her style and figure out what will work with what she already owns: i.e. don’t buy her a gold watch if she only wears silver. Don’t buy her a Louis Vuitton bag if she can’t stand the idea of LV all over an item. Also shoes are another way to win her V Day affection: does she love new heels? How about some sparkly Jimmy Choos to wear to the restaurant you’ll be taking her.
Also, if you decide to go designer, don’t buy your gift from ebay or second hand. It’s just not the same, especially for Valentine’s Day.
For the Earthy Lady:
A hemp/eco friendly rucksack. A natural leather bag that will last a lifetime. A simple jewelry piece with silver and stone. An engraved keepsake, like jewelry box or monogrammed bag. Think of her interests…does she like to be cozy and comfortable? Get her plush winter boots from LL Bean. Does she like Mountain climbing? An insulated good quality jacket. Love tea? How about a clay tea pot with engraved cups?
A day trip or overnight stay in a log cabin overlooking a lake. A camping trip. A bed and breakfast in the mountains. Your lady will surely love it if you take her away for the weekend somewhere outdoors and romantic, get her a nice climbing/hiking bag made from Bison leather, and a classic tea pot to brew some love by the fire.
For the Romantic Lady:
Write her a song. Make her a jewelry box out of pine wood, engraved with your favorite quote. Flowers, but not just traditional roses, give her something different that will become her new “favorite flower.” Simple jewelry. Dinner over candlelight. Soft music playing. Chocolates. Framed picture of the two of you on a special trip or day. A photo book with pictures recounting your memories together. Take her to a lake side resort, catch your own fish, and cook it for dinner together. Buy her her favorite romantic movie and watch it together. A basket of dainty things: perfume, garter stockings, monogrammed handkerchiefs, silver earrings, a love note, massage oil, and candies.
Ways to say I Love You Sweetheart Cufflinks
Three men to keep an eye on for the New Year…
Supposedly things have been heating up between Lea Michele, Kutcher’s co-star in the new movie “New Year’s Eve.” The two seemed ultra comfortable with each other and full of smiles when they dawned the red carpet together for their premiere. Check out their cheeky smiles. And we can’t help but give a thumbs up to Ashton’s new swaggerific look ever since he brought up with Demi Moore. If you don’t know who Lea Michele is, don’t worry, we didn’t either, but for the record she’s a star on the TV hit series “Glee.” We don’t think they’ll make a perfect match but it’s nice to see two co-workers love each other’s company.
Lea Michele and Ashton Kutcher get cozy. Steve Granitz/WireImage.comSpades Card Suit Cufflinks
But she’s not the only new leading lady in Ashton’s life. US Weekly Reports that “Ashton Kutcher is flaunting a new woman — and sources say he hooked up with her prior to splitting from wife Demi Moore last month. The actor, 33, spent Christmas in Italy with screenwriter Lorene Scafaria — who, until recently, was dating The OC actor Adam Brody.”
“In exclusive Us Weekly photos, the duo were snapped checking out the sights in Italy, including the famous Leaning Tower of Pisa over the Christmas holiday. Meanwhile Moore, 49, kept a low-profile, spending her holidays with family — including daughter Rumer Willis — in Parrot Cay. “She’s doing really well,” a source tells Us. “[She’s] waiting for all of her stuff to come out in the new year [including] her Lifetime show that she’s executive producing.” “Ashton started seeing her while each was in a relationship,” says a source. Reps for both Kutcher and Scafaria deny this and tell Us “They’re just friends.” And it wasn’t the first field trip for the duo — on Dec. 9 and 10, they cozied up at Yellowstone Club ski resort (snowboarding and playing shuffleboard) in Montana. Kutcher’s ex Moore, of course, announced their plans to divorce in late November following his revealed affair with a different woman, 22-year-old Sara Leal, in September.”–US Weekly
The former Disney Star isn’t so baby-fied anymore—and has been seen with the likes of Megan Fox and Carey Mulligan. He has truly blossomed into a masculine heart throb with a killer fashion forward attitude. Check out his photograph on the cover of Design Magazine:These University Of Lowa Hawkeyes Cufflinks are possibly just as hypnotic as Shia himself:
Go Off Road with Shia with these Yellow Off Road Vehicle Cufflinks
….He’s a lot like a young Homer Simpson
And of course, who can forget America’s favorite %&^*)&, Mr. Tosh.0. He only gets away with his controversial jokes because of his astute fashion and good looks, but we still think he’s pretty funny. There is no other strapping young man on television that can make us laugh so hard our cufflinks come undone. He’s truly Comedy Central’s go to man for put downs and below the belt comedy.
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