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Sunday 30 March 2014

In Conversation with an American Model "Dusty St.Amand".

I feel very happy to be presenting to you "Dusty St. Amand". An American model who is fresh on the scene and wants to give fashion and style a different meaning. Originality and modesty are his basic mantras. Even though he started modeling very recently, he sure knows how to seduce the camera. 

Here he is- 
By-Rick Day
Me-Hi Dusty. Thank you for interviewing with me. I have been a fan of you for quite sometime now. You are one of those very few male models who totally rock the beard look and rock it nice and good. So tell me Dusty, how old are you? and when did you start your modeling career?

Dusty- Thanks. I am 27 now. I started shooting my portfolio, started sharing my images around 6 months ago.

Me-I see that you not only don't like shaving your beard but you also not like shaving your chest and other parts of your body. It is quite interesting to see this because now a days models like being clean shaven and body waxed but you work the hairy look. 

Dusty- Yeah. I really don't groom much. Maybe that's because I live in Walliamsburg. It's just a jungle of hair out there. I grew up around the image of queer beauty that still persist today. These depictions of smooth Adonis-types. I believe that it's important for the media to supply us with fantasy,because life is so literal. Without escapes here and there, it can all be too much. But when you're growing up gay or gender-confused or within whatever plot of land beneath the queer umbrella that you call your won, and you find yourself searching for role models, it's easy to slip into these destructive behaviors, these beautification processes, that have no real attainable end. I think people should look like people. Nature is an incredible thing and to deny it it's turn seems criminal. I want people to see my images and find strength and beauty in their hair, scars and other features that don't meet industry standards. 

Me-Is modeling you full time job? and if your were not a model them what would you want to be?

Dusty- I don't make much money modeling. I'm kinda of a nobody. But I'm sure that'll change one day. I work in hospitality. I enjoy sales and talking to guests.

Me- What's your style mantra?

Dusty- Style mantra? Stick to basics. Dark denim jeans and white t-shirts will never go out of style. I don't believe in excessive shopping as I feel it's a wasteful use of resources/my time. Just be naked (wink).

Me- What are those few staples that we would find in Dusty'd wardrobe?

Dusty- Levi's. 8000 t-shirts (I'm from Florida). This navy blue baseball cap I wear way too much.

Me- Your guilty pleasure?

Dusty- Peanut butter. Peanut butter. Peanut butter.

Me- You celebrity crush?

Dusty- No clue on the celeb crush.I don't won a TV , so I'm fairly out of the loop.

Me- Quality in a perfect date?

Dusty- Laughter.

Me- Secret being your fitness?

Dusty-100% vegan diet. Small meals, regular strength training and cardio 4-6x/week and a lot of stretching. 

Me-Thank You once again Dusty for interviewing with me. All the best for your future. 

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Follow Dusty:
Instagram- @dusterz
Twitter- @dusterz
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Saturday 29 March 2014

Getting Fancy @ "Fervour" the high end retails store!

Y'all know how I wish to have all the fancy things in my wardrobe rite? It's like I am on a mission to make my closet fancy. Well the only fancy thing it had earlier was me but now that m out of it, might as well replace with some good stuff (wink). Hey what you thinkin? I am just tryin to entertain you (buhaha). 

So this was my second time at Fervour, talking Dsquared, Iceberg and Frankie Morello one once again.If you want to know more about my first visit then click here. The store launched new collection and invited me. What a pleasure. This time I got to see the majorly impressive Dsquared hand bags for men. Waoooo.. it had me goin... totally... I was more than GAGA over them.  This time the store incorporated lot of colors and patterns in the collection both for men and women. 

Really, you put me in a store like Fervour and I will start prancing around like a little boy in a candy or toy store or like a desperate unhappy married lady in certain kind of not so appropriate location trying to pick up alive toys to make themselves happy. Wooppssiee... Do I talk a bit too much?  Alright, so I will get to the point. 

It was my pleasure to be visiting Fervour once again and it was my good luck that Mrs. Mary Manoe (the fashion consultant/stylist from Netherlands) was at the venue too. It's always great fun interacting with her. If you happen to pass by the store then please go and meet her. She will definitely enlighten you with her knowledge about fashion and style.

Follow Fervour on Facebook. Click here.

Here is a little video I made while the store manager showed me around. I was more interested in the hand bags this time than any other thing. Oh and by the way.. y'all should totally check out the women's Spring collection and yes that includes women's hand bags too. "Colorful" is the one word to describe the collection.

Now watch the video and enjoy the music- 

Friday 28 March 2014

Miley Cyrus is a study now, in a College Course. HASHTAG

What are the things that strike your mind when you think about Miley Cyrus? 

  • Twerking?
  • Tongue?
  • Ass?
  • Bootie?
  • Boobies?
  • Smooching girls?
  • Bangin body?
  • Foam finger?
  • Grinding?
  • Strippin?
  • Spitting water on fans?
Wellllll.... although the above said might all be 100% true but what people do not see are the things Miley Teaches and those are:
  • Media management
  • Media Marketing
  • Identity 
  • Fame
  • Race
  • Class and gender identification.
  • Growing up transition 
I personally have learnt a lot from the 21 year old "Wrecking Ball" singer. Last year I wrote a post about it. Click here.

Now, getting to the point, it turns out that our dear Miley Cyrus is now in a college course.Yes you heard it right. Miley Cyrus is going to be in a course for students to study.

SKIDMORE COLLEGE in Upstate New York will be offering a summer course on Miley called  "The Sociology of Miley Cyrus". The course will focus on Gender Stratification, race, class, fame, entertainment and taking feminist critique of media etc, keeping Miley as the subject. Miley will be used as "a lens into cultural conflicts"

Hmmm.. I'm kinda jealous coz I would have loved to take this summer course if only some college in Bangalore offered this course. Hats off to the wild child/twerking queen for not only making "Twerking" a word in the dictionary but also for being a subject to be studied. Sighhh.... I wonder if I could be a kind of study someday. Maybe someone could study my "Intermittent Explosive Disorder". What would we call it? "The Retardology of Prashh Freebird"? Perhaps!

Brand new spring summer collection at CRISP, Bangalore.

I am tellin yah... CRISP is totally spoiling me. Why? Is that even a question? Well never mind, watch this video and you will know exactly why!

Yeah, so now you know. When you are a fashion blogger and a store like this comes along and gives you all you need then you are bound to become like a little spoilt rich daddy's girl, well I am not a girl, nor my daddy is rich but I am getting spoilt (wink). 

So if you guys do not know much about Crisp then click here. I was at the store last month for the very first time and this month I was invited again to take a look at the freshly launched Spring Summer Collection 2014. It's my personal recommendation for y'all to please go there and shop. You will be mesmerized by the number of designer brands that you will get to see and feel. Right from Versace to Gucci. Name it and Crisp has it. 

And did I tell you about the staff/fashion consultants of the store? Well they are very welcoming. No customer is ever ignored and goes by unattended. It's my personal experience. There is always a smile on their faces and a heart willing to help you out with whatever you need and feel welcomed for how much ever time you want to spend in the store.  

As I mentioned before that store launched the Spring Summer collection, I tried three different very casual looks. My ensemble included Marc Jacobs, Frankie Morello, Dolce & Gabbana, Versace and Gucci. Sighhhhh what more could I ask for on my body. Oh well! 

118, Lavelle Road, Bangalore 560001, India
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Wednesday 26 March 2014

Introducing "Rafa Rech". A Brazilian male model. An interview!

And this is why I love being a blogger. I get to interact with such interesting people. It was my shear luck that I came across "Rafa Rech" a bold, beautiful and raunchily stylish Brazilian Model and let me tell you... our boy sure knows how to strike a pose. Fit and Fabulous is what he looks like,high on style and keeping it easy on pocket is what he believes in,works a swirly mustache and beard look, confident/comfortable in his own skin, does not feel shy posing naked what so ever, totally rocks body tattoos and loves wearing fancy fitted caps, just another reason why I love him so much because fitted caps are my obsession too.  

by Jvdas Berra 
Me-(Thanks Rafa. I am so glad that we are doing this interview. I am also happy because you and I share the same kind of love for fitted caps and not just any fitted cap but only the fancy ones. They look great don't they? Well they look better on you though!)

Rafa- Thank You so much. It's funny because I used to have just couple of caps and I used to wear them only when I had bad hair days but now its transformed into my new thing, like my new passion for wearing them. It has recently started  so I am excited and I am also glad that I manage to find rare pieces and sometimes I design my own. (smile)

Me- So tell us something about yourself. You very obviously are a successful model and you sure do know how to strike a pose. We would like to know a little bit more about you.

Rafa- Well I am from Brazil but currently I live in Mexico City. I have been hopping countries a lot from the past 7 years. Sao Paulo, New York City, North Mexico, Porto Alegre. I grew up in a very traditional and conservative town which I left at a very young age to pursue study in film, in South of Brazil. Lately  I have been working on short and feature films, plays, commercials, fashion films, web series, wedding. Currently I've been working with both video production and modeling. 

Me- Phewww.. sounds intense. So has fashion always been your passion or is it just something which you developed along the way?

Rafa- Ummmmm.... I have to be honest. I am not a big fashion follower. All I can remember is ever since I was a child, I was different in lamost every aspect. The aesthetics have always been my passion, in film school I got to refine my taste and increase my repertoire which of course includes the way I dress, things I consume and fashion.

Me- I have seen you on ramp as well. Do you do runway often?

Rafa- Not very often but I enjoy doing it. I like being photographed more. I really like to play roles, incorporate characters and wear things which  I couldn't otherwise wear on the streets. It's a fact that I like to dress up. Coming to runway.......in April ....that is next month, I will be walking for the Mercedes Benz Fashion Week, in Mexico City. You should totally check that out. 

Me- Waoo... I sure will not miss it for the world. Now this is a question that I ask all the models that I interview and also because I need some fitness motivation because if I do not do anything now then soon I will look like whale. Tell me about your fitness regime. How to keep up with the body requirement of the fashion world?

Rafa- LOL..... well I exercise a lot daily for at least an hour. This way I don't really need to watch what I am eating because I am a foodie. This does not mean that I eat unhealthy. I make sure that my diet does not include anything that is harmful for my body. Yes, the secret is to pay attention to what your body actually requires. You should watch your body very closely and see how it responds to your actions. Workout regularly and eat healthy and if that does not help much then try changing your diet and workout routine. Do not let your body get accustomed to anything (includes eating and workout habits). Push yourself and challenge your body. Let it experience new things. 

Me- Do you like yourself in he pictures with your clothes on or clothes off? (wink) I have seen a lot of you. lol

Rafa- LOL...Well that's a tough question to answer. You know I come from Brazil so I have absolutely  no problem in showing off my skin. I always feel hot! I am a beach guy. What actually happens is, often during the photo shoots people want to see my tattoos and that's why they undress me (wink). I am cool with it! 

Me- Haha.. alright I get it. So now tell me that one style mantra which works all the time for you ann some fashion advice for my male readers.

Rafa- Hmmmm.... I believe that there is no style path to follow. Style is eternal. Do not let the industry tell you about it. Wear what you believe in. Find your own style, create it, listen to your heart and mind speak while you are trying out outfits and see what makes you feel good and most comfortable in. Do not follow fashion because it will eventually fade away, instead become a stylish person . I will give you my example- I am a kind of person who is always at flea markets, thrift shops, antiquities stores, old furniture bazaars, used vinyls and book stores. I get plenty of things in these markets. Mexico city is famous for that. Although this has been quite a profitable business for the hipsters outside, sometimes its overpriced but you can always find something extra ordinary out of the lot and for the price you are willing to pay.

I sometimes design my own clothes, I know the art of basic sewing without machine though but that's enough for me to create a new and unique style. I will tell you a secret. I have tones of women's clothes, dresses, bathing suits, wigs,shirts etc. Every once in a while I open that bag and try out stuff. It depends on my moos and inspiration. I try to create new looks with those pieces that I could wear without looking feminine. I try to give it a unique style. All you need is a scissors, a needle, tape, ink and whatever your imagination tells you. Style has nothing to do with fashion. Style  is repertoire, that's why you should go out and learn from the world and not from the industry. Industry is only there to give you ideas and educate you after that you do the creation. 

Thank You Rafa once again for doing this interview with me. I am looking forward to see you in the Mercedes Benz Fashion Week, Mexico City. Would love to catch up after that for another interview maybe about your experience.

Follow Rafa on istagram- @rafarech 
and to find him on Facebook click ............... here.

Project " Selfie´s"

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Project " Selfie´s"

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Edgar Sabdiel Cortes 
Jose Quentero
Jvdas Berra
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Mayela Quintanilla
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