Archive | March, 2011

Gaga’s Gone Country! – “Born This Way” Country Road Version

25 Mar

Lady Gaga – Born This Way (The Country Road Version) (by ladygagaofficial)

St. Baldrick’s – Going Bald for a Good Cause: Helping Fight Childhood Cancer! @StBaldricks

25 Mar

Last Friday, March 19th, 2011, approximately 25 students, dads, and teachers “went bald” for kids’ cancer at Aiken Elementary School, a part of the Keystone Oaks School District. The school’s goal was to raise $1,000 for the St. Baldrick’s Foundation – and they ended up raising over $7,000!

Each “shavee” got friends, family, and strangers to donate and “sponsor” them as they had their heads shaved bald for this worthy cause.

Enjoy some photos from the event, below!

5th grade teacher Mike Shuck and students, post-shave

 

Some of the shavees for St. Baldrick's Day at Aiken

Going Bald for a Cause!

To learn more, visit http://www.stbaldricks.org or follow them on Twitter at @StBaldricks

KIST Boutique & Crazy Hot Clothes “Fashion Brunch”

19 Mar

Some selections from KIST

Today I had the pleasure of attending the KIST Boutique and Crazy Hot Clothes Fashion Brunch held at Panera in North Fayette at the Pointe.

Both KIST and Crazy Hot Clothes had items for sale ranging from trendy jewelry and gorgeous scarves, to authentic vintage dresses.

Nicole Couch of Crazy Hot Clothes started up her company in September of 2009. They do many shows ranging from runway shows to trunk shows and home parties all around Pittsburgh. While some boutiques will stock her items, Crazy Hot Clothes basically operates on the web only — and has cultivated a national following. Like many Pittsburghers, though, Couch stays true to her hometown. Her husband and her both agree that working with people in Pittsburgh – from other boutique owners, models, fashion designers, hair and makeup artists, jewelry designers, and more – makes what they do fun. They give their interns (who range from fashion merchandising to photography students) a lot of credit, too, in their success.

So, what makes Crazy Hot Clothes stand out from any other Pittsburgh boutique? For starters, they offer high fashion that is accessible. Their prices are reasonable, and since all of their clothing is authentic vintage, there’s a good chance that you’ll be owning a “one of a kind” piece.  “I didn’t want to JUST do vintage, I wanted it to be relevant,” Couch explains. For example, the big trends for spring include 70’s style, prints, and denim – so for now, she will look for a lot of that. At the inaugural Pittsburgh Fashion Week in 2010, they chose to run with the “ladylike” style that is becoming popular due to throwback show’s like Mad

Select pieces from Crazy Hot Clothes

Select pieces from Crazy Hot Clothes

Men and their sexy 60’s style. Crazy Hot Clothes strives to find clothes, though, that do not look cheesy or costumey. Nicole’s goal is to teach people how to pair vintage pieces with modern clothes that they already have in their closet, so that they aren’t wearing head-to-toe vintage and looking like a caricature of themselves. She suggests pairing vintage jeans with a trendy shirt, or a vintage dress with modern jewelry.

Which brings us to KIST Boutique. KIST, owned by Keri Bozich, also started about a year or so ago. Growing up, she was always into fashion. “I feel like accessories can make or break your outfit,” she says, “and if you don’t have a lot of money, you can always use jewelry and accessories to change it up, and update your wardrobe!”  (A great idea for us “recessionistas!”)

Keri currently operates KIST Boutique solely on the Internet — specifically, via Facebook. She travels to New York City and Chicago trade shows, meets with manfacturers and wholesalers, and selects specific pieces to sell through KIST. From the selection laid out for sale today, Bozich has impeccable taste – and KIST truly has something for everyone, ranging from chain-adorned cuffs, to oversize pearl necklaces, fun watches, and more!

KIST and Crazy Hot Clothes can both be found on Facebook and Twitter. Crazy Hot Clothes online boutique is available at http://www.crazyhotclothes.com.

Jewelry from KIST Boutique

Fashion Brunch

Fashion Brunch

Ashley Boynes and Keri Bozich of Crazy Hot Clothes

Ashley Boynes and Keri Bozich of KIST Boutique

Ashley Boynes and Nicole Couch of Crazy Hot Clothes

Ashley Boynes and Nicole Couch of Crazy Hot Clothes

‘Abduction’ Release Dates

5 Mar

The Pittsburgh-filmed movie, “Abduction” starring Taylor Lautner and Lily Collins will hit US theaters this Fall.

Whether or not you’re a fan of Mr. Lautner, you may want to check out this flick that features scenes at our very own PNC Park as well as other Pittsburgh locations and local spots!

United States & the UK – 9.23.2011

Germany – 10.13.2011

Russia and Korea are expected to have September 2011 releases as well, and China is apparently aiming for December of this year.

For further Abduction News check out: http://abductionnews.tumblr.com/

Stay tuned for more information and a clip of the trailer as soon as it becomes available to me.

 

 

Lady GaGa: You Either Love Her or Hate Her…I Love Her. Check out her new video here

5 Mar

Lady Gaga is a walking set of contradictions – and I LOVE it, because, after all , so are so many of us. Her well-rounded character makes her, well, as close to human as Lady Gaga can be.

She is deeply religious but also does and says so many things that blatantly go against her faith – after all, she’s imperfect like the rest of us…..and God makes no mistakes! She has been called a Madonna and Grace Jones  copycat, however, in many aspects of her life and her career, she is boldly original and often oddly unique. She understands the fame game and is both defined by it yet also the definition of it. She often practices celibacy while having music videos that are oft racy and sexed-up. More than just a “pop tart” like many of her counterparts are, Lady Gaga is deep, and very intelligent. Both shamelessly living her life in public and sharing her thoughts with the world, she’s also intensely introverted and private. She lives for her fans and the “character” of Lady Gaga isn’t a character or a facade at all – it’s just her. And I love every awkward bit of it

Nothing if not intriguing, Lady Gaga has sparked many a debate, and is one of those polarizing figures who you either love or hate. I love her, and the fact that I was both  appalled and amazed by her new video proves why. More than just a singer, Gaga is truly a creative mind and a real performance artist. If nothing else, she’s someone who knows how to keep us talking about her!

Feast your eyes, Little Monsters …. ‘cuz she was Born This Way:

Winning (The Charlie Sheen Rap) by Mikey & Big Bob – Plus, 3-year-old daughter as Charlie Sheen! LOL

4 Mar

The “Charlie Sheen Rap” by Mikey & Big Bob of the 96.1 KISS fm’s Morning Freak Show.

 

Also, here’s audio of Mikey’s daughter doing her take on Charlie Sheen – Priceless!

http://www.961kiss.com/pages/morningfreakshow.html?an=Addison-As-Charlie-Sheen

 

 

New Britney Spears Single – Til’ The World Ends – Femme Fatale

4 Mar

New Britney!