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Fashion Focus: Aaron Kwok

by toksala | 1763 days ago
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Let’s talk about Aaron Kwok. Is there anyone more handsome and debonair? But have you noticed how the canto-pop singer and award-winning actor never looks out of place? For a guy, he takes major fashion risks, but always pulls it off. Don’t know what I’m talking about?

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Margaret Cho on Perez Hilton’s “Fight” with Will.i.am: Racism, Homophobia or Random Celebrity Silliness?

by toksala | 1764 days ago
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So we here at MTV Iggy are normally above taking part in the nasty ol’ rumor mill (ha ha, I make myself laugh) but anyway… I know you’ve all heard about the alleged fight between Perez Hilton and Will.i.am of the Black Eyed Peas this past weekend, yes? Well, coincidentally — and what makes this Iggy-related — is that on the very morning that Will.i.am supposedly punched the celebrity blogger, we taped a pre-scheduled interview of Monsieur Perez Hilton with Margaret Cho as our guest interviewer!

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Pixel Kong!

by toksala | 1764 days ago
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Hong Kong Pixel Map

Just stumbled upon this jaw-droppingly accurate pixel map of Hong Kong! It functions much in the same way as Google satellite maps but so much more fun to explore! Get directions from landmarks, measure distances between home and your favorite hang-outs, add your own tags, print it out and you’re good to go. Not sure who created this mega-map but, tip of the hat!

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Mario Style

by toksala | 1764 days ago
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Mario Power-Up

Oh if only I could have a pet Mario. As a kid I dreamed of it: keeping him in a mason jar by my bed, feeding him ‘shrooms and changing his adorable outfits. So, stumbling across this Mario fashion chart power-up chart was pure flashback bliss. I remember the thrill when, playing the 8-bit at my neighbor Dana’s house, I finally found Mario a Tanooki outfit and the way he would stretch his little glove-clad hands out while preparing to fly. Over the years, his flair for fashion power-ups has exponentially grown including some gems like the Boo Suit and the Wing Hat. What was your favorite Mario makeover?

“Who knows how Mario will look in the future. Maybe he’ll wear metallic clothes!”
- Shigeru Miyamoto, circa 1991

Hey! It’s Frog and Kanooki Mario!
Frog Mario
Tanooki Mario
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Recycled Bling

by toksala | 1765 days ago
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Denise Julia Reytan Brooch

Berlin-based creative Denise Julia Reytan is most definitely a kindred spirit. Her collections of tchotskies is way colorful and way bizarre. And, as the saying goes, when life gives you retainers, make brooches… Here’s a little round-up of some of my favorite jewels from her collections. For more, check out her site!

“I looove to collect fascinating objects, to arrange them in different ways and to have them around me. For me these objects have a very personal, intrinsic value and tell a special story. “

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Pen Pencil Stencil Calendar
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Fashion Focus: Condom Style

by toksala | 1766 days ago
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Sure it’s a gimmick, but these condom dresses are strangely beautiful and say so much about the creativity and imagination of all involved. Bikinis, hats, wedding dresses…who knew rubbers could do so much?

The pictures bouncing around the internet right now are from the 4th China Reproductive Health New Technologies & Products Expo, held in Beijing on July 11, 2007.  It was organized by China’s largest condom manufacturer, Guilin Latex Factory, to promote condom use in AIDS prevention. Apparently, this isn’t an annual expo since it skipped last year, but the 5th expo will be on August 5, 2009, and here’s a glimpse of what you might see…

A traditional look. Notice the fan!

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Or maybe these are lollipops? The models holding them look ready to nibble:

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So slinky! Yellow/red chainmail front, ruffles in the back:

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This is some major attitude. Very cheeky:

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Peacock masks and condom coats suddenly look so alluring:

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A flirty flapper look! Which I could see this in more detail. The condoms look like feathers:

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So groooovy:

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Groovier? What are these? Tiered, ruffled, leg-warmers?:

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More ruffles:

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Check out the hat!:

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Oh, wait. Check out THIS hat:

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No fashion show would be complete without the bride:

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Pretty angelic, no? Just in case you can’t believe these outfits are 100% condom:

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The results are simply amazing:

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The expo this year will have a tough time topping these looks, but for Chinese designers the challenge is ON. And we can’t wait to see what they come up with.

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