Artist: THE BIG PINK
Album: FUTURE THIS
I love this song its been on repeat for almost a month I finally think I love it enough to share with the world. This is a great album overall but there is always that one or two tracks that melt the heart or better yet speak for it.
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Numbers don’t lie. Even when it comes to the highly abstract world of Fashion with a capital “F”. And the latest study proving this is the ominously titled “The Most and Least Fashionable Cities in America.”
Internet, take note: Orange County, CA—the mythical land whose economy is almost entirely propped up by Botox and reality television, where “cougar” is still used unironically, the sole reason Christian Audigier is still in business—is home to the most fashionable people in America. All right, it’s not as apocalyptic as we’re making it sound. The findings are interesting if not predictable, so let’s take a closer look at the infographic to understand why your city (or NYC, for that matter) hasn’t been crowned “Most Fashionable” this go-round.
The numbers are based purely on purchases made. To even register on this chart, a household needs to have bought four items from a “top-end designer.” (We’ll assume they’re only including labels that show at Fashion Week). In other words, this doesn’t translate into “fashionable” as much as it does “concerned with having a recognizably expensive name on your label.” With all the social climbing and rented red carpets in “The OC” these days, they were destined for the top.
It’s a dubious distinction at best. We’re guessing this study could have just as easily been titled “Cities with the Most Fashion Victims in America” and you’d end up with a pretty similar chart. There’s no need to dwell on it any further—chalk one up for all the bronzed trophy wives out there and move on.
This is a win we’ll happily concede.
Words via getkempt.com
Advocacy, AIDS Healthcare Foundation, Awareness, Community, FashionEastah, Gay, Gay LA, Health, HIV, Hollywood, Impulse, Impulse Group, Impulse Presents, Kyle Marchand, Kyle Marchand Copywriting, Kyle Marchand Creative, LGBT, Los Angeles, Men who have sex with men, safesex, SEX, Statics, West Hollywood
IMPULSE PRESENTS: FASHIONEASTAH
SAFER SEX is always in style! Impulse Group aka “Impulse” put together yet another successful event bringing HIV awareness and safer sex tools to the community right in their own backyard.
Spring is upon us and it couldn’t be more apparent than with Impulse Group’s latest Safer Sex event endeavor “FashionEastah’.
On Thursday, April 19th 2012 the men of Impulse along with Patrick DiLascia, owner and designer of the chic men’s clothing Boutique Par-La, opened his doors to host Impulse Group’s latest mixer. The event was complete with sexy boy Easter Bunnies passing out condoms while guests mixed, mingled & munched on delicious bites throughout the night. The men of Impulse decked out in Spring pastels promoted their safe sex advocacy program “Wrap It Up” as well as engage guests about the state of gay men’s health issues within the community.
More than 200 guest made their way into the event enjoying a relaxed evening with friends and at prime time, guest speaker Albert Ruiz from the AIDS Healthcare Foundation, addressed the attentive crowds on the importance of getting tested and listed off several locations that offer free HIV services only minutes away; all the while a Rapid HIV testing van (a staple at all of “Impulse Presents” events) stood parked right out front of the store all night offering free testing to anyone in need.
The venue was not only fully decked out with Easter themes, but also with HIV information & statistics for guest to take in and begin conversations with one another. Impulse Group as an organization has 3 objectives…
To reduce HIV infections by 25% in Gay men of Los Angeles within five years.
The current rate of infection in LA is about 2000 per year, so 10,000 will be infected in a 5 year period (10,000)
West Hollywood and Hollywood make up 40% of those cases (4,000)
Gay men make up 80% of those cases (3,200)
Men under 40 years old make up 60% of those cases (1,920)
25 percent of that is the number of people they need PREVENT FROM GETTING HIV in the next 4 years.(480)
To reduce in HIV positive men who do not know it by 30% in five years. Up to Jan 2011 42,400 people in LA Country were diagnosed with HIV.
The current rate of infection is about 2000 per year, so 10,000 will be infected in a 5 year period. (52,400).
West Hollywood and Hollywood make up 40% of those cases. (20,960)
Gay men make up 80% of those cases. (16,768)
Men under 40 years old make up 60% of those cases. (10,060)
If 1 of every 4 people do not know they are infected, that number is (3,353) 30 percent of that is the number of people we need to get tested in the next 4 years.(1,006)
3) Community: To create community driven events that encourage a healthy atmosphere & lifestyle meanwhile recreating the gay brotherhood, sense of support and community that ceases to exist within the gay scene. that was highly present during the 1980’s.
These statistic are real and Impulse aims to makes these objectives a reality. With this event, Impulse Group is on trend with the successful mixers the group has had within the past year. As they succeeded, the more the group will continue to host events like this. Events like these serve as an opportunity for Impulse to spread their message to the gay demographic outside of the typical bar & nightclub scenes. This allows their messages to be intimately and clearly heard.
For more information visit htttp://impulsegrp.org
Written by Christian Arenas & Kyle Marchand of Impulse Group
I don’t believe in gender roles and stereotypes when it comes to art, fashion and love. I think crossing boundaries in life is a must and is not nurtured enough in society for fear of change. How can one conceive the future with out implementing change in the present?
Photographer: Alfred J Barrera
Model: Plastic Martyr
Hair & Make Up: Plastic Martyr