If you watch “Queer Eye,” you can thank Karamo Brown for your tears during every episode. The 37-year-old culture expert gives viewers some of the most endearing moments on the new Netflix reboot, bringing real and important topics to the forefront, as well as taking the men on an emotional journey that, yes, involve tears.
Fifteen years after the original “Queer Eye for the Straight Guy” revolutionized TV, Netflix brought it back with a new Fab Five in a new area code. There’s Antoni Porowski (food & wine), Bobby Berk (interior design), Jonathan Van Ness (grooming), Tan France (fashion) and Brown, who are impacting culture one makeover at a time — and receiving praise and acclaim while doing it.
“It has been a roller coaster of the best emotions ever,” Brown told me over the phone about how his life has been since the show premiered last month. “The reaction on social media has been great, each of the guys get hundreds of hundreds of positive messages from people saying how we’ve changed their lives, how they are laughing, how they’re crying, how they feel inspired. Suddenly we’ve become authorities around the world which is great.”
“Queer Eye” is back, and this time it’s headed to Georgia!
Back in 2003, Bravo debuted “Queer Eye for the Straight Guy,” a show where five gay men, known as the “Fab Five,” gave a heterosexual male a makeover, transforming his wardrobe, redecorating his home and giving him grooming, lifestyle and food advice.
Now, 15 years later, Netflix is rebooting the reality makeover show with a whole new “Fab Five” and relocating the series from New York to Georgia. The show embodies the same structure, transforming one man’s life per episode with the help of Antoni Porowski (food & wine), Bobby Berk (interior design), Karamo Brown (culture), Jonathan Van Ness (grooming) and Tan France (fashion).
Women are joining forces to say “time’s up” in a distinctive style.
The 75th Golden Globes will be unlike any previous awards ceremony in that women from all areas of the entertainment industry are taking a stand against sexual misconduct and harassment in the workplace by opting to wear black on the red carpet.
For this year’s celebration, the females behind the newly-created Time’s Up initiative have encouraged attendees to wear the dark hue as a way of expressing solidarity for the victims, but also changing the narrative on how things are done in the industry.
2015 was the year Ana de Armas conquered Hollywood!
After starring in Eli Roth’s thriller “Knock Knock” with Keanu Reeves and Lorenza Izzo, the film opened the doors for the Cuban actress. I spoke with Armas about how she landed the role in “Knock Knock,” as well as how it is to be a Latina in Hollywood and her future projects.
H&M has announced their latest designer collaboration!
The retail store will team up with London-based brand Erdem for an exclusive new collection. Launched in 2005 by Erdem Moralioglu, Erdem designs are known for celebrating the power of beauty by exploring historical references and personal narratives.
Erdem x H&M will feature a full wardrobe of his famously feminine womenswear, an accessories line and, for the first time ever, a collection for men.
The 2018 Resort collections were breathtaking!
I didn’t catch up on all shows, but the main three designers that I caught were Christian Dior, Louis Vuitton and Chanel.
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Fashion week came and went, and I wish I could’ve had more time to really take it in and watch every runway show. There’s something wild and risqué about Fashion Weeks overseas, the designers’ collections have more of everything: More leather, more lace, more ruffles and more over-the-top looks.
Dior stunned once again during Paris Fashion Week, with Maria Grazia Chiuri showcasing her navy blue collection. From elegant to everyday wear, she’s definitely cementing herself as the new head honcho at the French Maison.
Dior Fall/Winter 2017
The return of Lorde, The Maine’s second single from their upcoming album, and the first song from new supergroup Dreamcar are just a handful of tracks that form part of this week’s Music Monday.
Listen to tunes from Ed Sheeran’s new LP “÷,” rising singer and songwriter Léon, John Legend’s “La La Land” medley and so much more. Check it out below!
Chrysta Bell, longtime musical partner of filmmaker David Lynch, is set to release her sophomore album, “We Dissolve,” with award-winning producer John Parish on June 9.
Recorded in Bristol, UK, “We Dissolve” is a pop record with elements of soul, rock and jazz that features contributions from guest artists including Adrian Utley (Portishead), keyboardist Geoff Downes (Asia, Yes) and drone metal guitarist Stephen O’Malley of Sunn O)).
JackThreads launched the JackThreads x Colony House Tour Jacket, a limited edition jacket that includes a unique code to download the band’s brand new sophomore album, “Only The Lonely,” in addition to unreleased content, including: an alternate download of “Lonely ” (western version), photos from the road and behind the scenes footage from the studio and music video sets.
The piece, retailed at $100, is now available for purchase at JackThreads.com and coincides with the band’s 40-city North American headlining tour, which kicked off on March 2 and carries the JackThreads jacket in their merch booths.