Who would have thought that getting naked to raise money for a local church would be acceptable! I guess this is 2012…anything is possible this day and age!
These gorgeous ladies posed nude for a calendar to raise money for a local church in New Hampshire. Now if only they actually cut hair like this! Imagine the business they would do? Mostly all male, but their tips would be pretty amazing! Hmmm….maybe I’m on to something here
Keywords: jeremy lin, linsanity, nba, ice cream, ben & jerrys
By now, everyone knows the newest NBA sensation, Harvard Grad, NEW YORK Knick Jeremy Lin. In an attempt to hop on the Lin bandwagon Ben & Jerry’s introduced a new ice cream flavor, “Taste the Lin-Sanity”, avail at their Harvard Square location … vanilla frozen yogurt with lychee honey swirls and fortune cookie pieces. After suffering some backlash though the company has replaced the fortune cookie pieces with waffle cookies. Some found the use of fortune cookies offensive – others complained that they were just soggy. B&J issued an apology via Twitter. They have not removed the lychee honey swirls from the ice cream though, even though that also comes from Asia – Southeast Asia, not even where Lin comes from…. he’s from Northern California Asia…
It’s usually the Target collaborations that have me swooning, but H&M really thew me for a loop this time! Yesterday, Marni for H&M launched, and stores across Manhattan sold out almost immediately. Fashionistas across the island were camping out in front of H&M, some were lucky enough to score wristbands which allowed them into the store early. Even with customers on a timed schedule, the stores were wiped out of the Marni merchandise early on. Pieces are already up on eBay going for double the retail price! Unfortunately I missed the boat, but I will definitely be popping into H&M over the next few days, hoping some pieces are returned. Fingers crossed!
I can see the use for tasty lip gloss, and can even understand the fascination with lickable body oil (especially if you can get your bf to give you a yummy massage). Lickable, glitter, body powder however, I just don’t get it! Urban Decay offers this product in two colors/flavors: Honey, and Marshmallow. I wasn’t fortunate enough to get to try both of them, but if the marshmallow tasted anything like the honey flavored one…count me out! First of all, why do we need powder that tastes good? Are you expecting people to be greeting your with licks?! The shimmer part of it, I get! I myself use a glittery, shimmer powder on my legs to make them look freshly shaven and shiny. But I certainly wouldn’t want people to be licking me all day. It’s weird. If you ARE into this though, check out Urban Decay ‘Sparkling Lickable Body Powder’. You can get them there for $20 each. They come in a really cute case; very vintage-like. Be careful when you open them though. The powder tends to go everywhere. The shimmer they give is really very pretty. Though, I may not like the taste, or the idea of the taste, the powder itself is worth it. Especially for the amount you get!
A public service announcement from the Knicks Baron Davis
Keywords: baron davis, knicks
New Yorkers are always in such a rush, they never really pay attention to their surroundings. Well that is going to change as long as Baron Davis is in town. This little campaign is pretty funny, but incredibly unrealistic. If Baron Davis threw a ball at some guy who was on his Ipod I doubt the response would be “thanks Baron Davis!!” It would most likely be more along the lines of “%^&* YOU BARON DAVIS.”
Also to those who didn’t figure out the subtle second message of the commercial, Baron is trying to show how you must always keep your head up when dribbling a basketball. Thanks Baron Davis.
Keywords: july fourths, fire island, invasion of the pines
If you live in NYC or Long Island and you have plans for July 4th, CANCEL THEM! You need to head to Fire Island, on the south shore of Long Island and make a bee-line for either Cherry Grove or The Pines (the two gay islands out of the chain of small vacation islands). Every year on the 4th is The Invasion of The Pines. Simply put, it is a day where HUNDREDS of men dress in drag, parade through the island and board the ferry to The Pines. Then, the partying commneces! And to say it lightly, for the 2012 Invasion of The Pines, EVERYONE comes dressed to the nines!
Here is a little history of the event that is sure to be AMAZING this year! My bags are already packed!
Considered America’s first and preeminent gay & lesbian resort towns, Cherry Grove and Fire Island Pines of Fire Island, New York host a rich and diverse international artistic community. The Fire Island Drag Queen Invasion is a fascinating and brilliant American Queer celebration of diversity and freedom launched in response to discrimination within the Gay community.
Drag queens have always been an integral part of the bohemian Cherry Grove bar & club scene, but frowned upon and practically forbidden in the more affluent and conservative Fire Island Pines of the 70s. According to legend, in 1976 a Cherry Grove man in drag (Teri Warren) was denied service at the Botel, a Pines restaurant & bar owned by John B. Whyte (who died at 75 on March 22, 2004). Upon hearing about this blatant discrimination against one of her sisters, the newly crowned Homecoming Queen of the Arts Project Cherry Grove, PANZI (Thom Hansen) took it upon herself to lead a small group of 9 brave Cherry Grove girls in a water taxi into the Pines harbor one hot afternoon for what they expected to be a confrontational welcoming by the Pines men. On the contrary, the Pines men were so surprised and entertained by this “Drag Queen Invasion” in the middle of the day that they welcomed them all to drinks at the Blue Whale bar for what now is a yearly celebration and tradition. To learn more about this fascinating story read the entertaining and well written History of the Invasion by Jim Jordan at FireIslandQNews.com.
It’s such a huge deal that in 2009, there was a float all decked out from the producers of the Broadway musical ‘Priscilla, Queen of the Desert’!
I’ll be hanging at the beach and on the dock all day with my girl, mom and sis! (Yeah, we’re that cool!) Send me your pics from The Invasion and theyll end up on wePRIDEny.com! Happy 4th of July!