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Filipino Men Haircut

Filipino Men Haircut

 Filipino Men Haircut
 Filipino Men Haircut

Looks familiar? Well that’s called Mohawk Hairstyle – it’s the latest and current trend for Pinoy Guys. I have been searching everywhere for the name of this style but wasn’t able to find it. But thanks to the PGG Forums, I was able to ask one of its members what it’s exactly called.

The hairstyle is basically a “trendier” version of Mr.T’s cut. Remember that black guy you see on TV when you were a kid? It simply is a “barber’s cut” on the sides of your head thereby retaining the middle portion with longer hair. As you can see from the photo, the middle portion is spiked-up like a pyramid. Others even dye the middle portion to look trendier and look more like a punk-rockstar.

Though the cut is very stylish, it looks very inappropriate where you’re in the office or when you are in formal occasions. I mean seriously I couldn’t imagine talking to my boss with this type of haircut hahahaha. But if you’re a student? Well if you’re lucky enough you could sport this haircut – that is if your school allows you. Get this haircut if you have the chanceFilipino Men Haircut

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Posted by on August 16, 2011 in Uncategorized

 

Enrique Iglesias with Fringe and Layered Hairstyle

 Enrique Iglesias with Fringe and Layered Hairstyle

Enrique Iglesias with Fringe and Layered Hairstyle
 
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Posted by on August 16, 2011 in Uncategorized

 

Beautiful Fashion Photography

  Beautiful Fashion Photography

  Beautiful Fashion Photography

 Beautiful Fashion Photography
 
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Posted by on August 15, 2011 in Uncategorized

 

Amazing Glamour and Fashion Photography Collection

Amazing Glamour and Fashion Photography Collection

 Amazing Glamour and Fashion Photography Collection

Amazing Glamour and Fashion Photography Collection

 
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Posted by on August 15, 2011 in Uncategorized

 

Bon Iver, The Craftsman

Bon Iver, The Craftsman

 Bon Iver, The Craftsman
Justin Vernon’s Wisconsin compound isn’t just a totem of his success — it’s a metaphor for everything he believes in and everything he wants to achieve.

Resting on the floor in a corner of Justin Vernon’s home studio, safe from foot traffic, is a collage of Polaroid portraits pinned to cork. Dozens of smiles fan out across the two-by-four bulletin board.

“Memento vibes,” he says, hoisting it up proudly. “Look, that’s Colin Stetson.” He motions to a shot of his saxophonist, who’s played with Arcade Fire and TV on the Radio. “And there’s my dad,” he beams, pointing to a mustachioed guy whose frame is slightly brawnier than his own. The project commemorates the recent completion of Bon Iver, the self-titled follow-up to his debut, 2008’s For Emma, Forever Ago. Every image features someone who had a hand in sculpting this project; many of these people are buzzing around the house right now. And at the board’s center is a scrap of paper with a quote scrawled in ink: I FINALLY DID IT, BABY. I GOT OUT OF LAGRANGE. This is not a line of Vernon’s, but one plucked from a Lucinda Williams song whose title serves as metaphorical glue for both this record and its birthplace: “Fruits of My Labor.”
Said birthplace is a ranch-style home, down a country road from where Vernon grew up outside Eau Claire, the county seat in a northwestern slab of Wisconsin. It’s the first week of May and the unofficial first day of spring: The sun is on relative blast, snow from a few days earlier has disappeared. Owls are punctuating the quiet from birch trees that slope into valley acreage out back, and Vernon’s two cats, Flo and Melmon, are prowling for mice.

“Man, they are killing it right now,” Vernon booms, his hair still wet from a shower and his cotton hoodie zipped up to his scraggly beard. “This is the first time in a long time they’ve been able to run wild like this. I didn’t think I was ready to have animals, but I needed something that wasn’t me to take care of.” Named April Base after Vernon’s birth month and in reference to an X-Files episode, the house is a former vet clinic that he and his brother/comanager Nate bought in 2008, aspiring to install a top-flight recording studio where an indoor pool used to be. (Vernon also rents an apartment downtown, making him very likely the only person in Eau Claire with a pied-à-terre.) The stainless steel exam tables have been removed to make way for a production office, and the hole where the pool once was has been filled in and covered up by sneaker-scuffed hardwood that Vernon bought from a middle-school gym in St. Paul, Minnesota. Flo and Melmon aren’t allowed in here because they’ll piss on the green AstroTurf that protects the floor. (“It looks like grass to us, so it looks like grass to them,” Vernon explains.) Elsewhere, there’s a fireplace in the living room, a deck in the back, and, for both friends or visiting crews like the one that shot a music video here last week, enough hand-built bunk beds to sleep two dozen.

“Bon Iver had just finished touring [in November], and I was still into zoning out and doing my own thing here,” says Vernon, now on the back deck polishing off a handful of his 30th birthday cake, left over from three days earlier. West, as it turned out, was more than willing to travel. But grounded by a snowstorm, he asked Vernon to come out to Oahu, where he had assembled his own recording compound to create last year’s pop colossus My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy. “I don’t need to be here all the time,” Vernon laughs. “Going there was so much better — I got to see so much shit go down.”

West had promised time off and Jet Skis, but what Vernon found instead over the course of three visits was entrée to a scene where he could trade ideas, face to face, with the cream of rap royalty, including Nicki Minaj, Rick Ross, and Jay-Z. Between pickup basketball games and breakfasts of smoothies and omelets, Vernon worked 18-hour days in a bathroom-sized space of his own, laying down vocal tracks and engineering a few recordings, like that of Rick Ross’ verse on “Monster.”
“Rick Ross would just be sitting there a lot of the time while I was working on shit, on a piano bench right behind me, smoking blunt after blunt after blunt,” Vernon recalls. “In between takes, he’d inhale and then say real quiet, ‘That was good, homie.’ I’d be like, ‘Okay! I’ll keep going!’ ”
While West would take “Woods” and transform it into his own lights-out finale, “Lost in the World,” these sessions were an opportunity to test-drive his voice in a more pop-centric, extroverted fashion. But keeping that particular company also taught him an important quality that’s rare in his usual indie-rock circles: swagger.

“Kanye hates the word ‘humble,’ ” Vernon says. “And after I spent time with him, I don’t use that word anymore. He got really angry with me and asked me, ‘Have you ever looked at the definition of that word? It’s borderline self-loathing.’ It really made me think. I don’t want to be humble. I want to have humility.”

But Vernon remains, in a few key ways, West’s opposite: intensely allergic to the idea that Bon Iver’s success has everything to do with him and committed to the idea that he found his way here by tapping into the creative energies of his friends and neighbors. If this one hive-like afternoon at April Base is any indicator, that’s not just a career model, it’s a day-to-day reality. North Carolina–based folk-rock band Bowerbirds did some recording here a few days ago. Longtime pal Brian Moen, with whom Vernon sometimes plays as blues-rock duo the Shouting Matches, drops by today to borrow an amp input. Dan Spack, bandmate in Volcano Choir, one of his many non–Bon Iver projects, and Spack’s partner Jennifer “Bez” Bezjak, who’ve been overseeing the home renovation, are hard at work on a second studio space downstairs. Live-in sound engineer Brian Joseph is currently fastened to a control panel as he prepares remixes of every song from Bon Iver, so each of the touring band’s eight other members can study their parts in context.

There’s a constant hum to the house, at the heart of which is Edwards, 32, who not only just recorded half of her next album here (with Vernon producing and playing bass), but has also become a fixture in other ways. The couple have a system in place so they’re never apart for more than two weeks at a time. Today, she’s planting a garden.

It’s an environment that Vernon claims has shielded him from the pressures of delivering a much anticipated follow-up, as well as one that helped him make an album he wanted, as he wanted. There wasn’t the urge to deliver a sequel of any kind. “I was able to do that by being here,” he says plainly. “Shopping at Festival Foods. Seeing my folks. Being at this house. Building this thing. My job was to make my songs as good as I could, so we could keep building.”

Written over the course of three years but wrapped at April Base last winter, Bon Iver sounds just as Vernon says he intended: a cyclical statement that might redefine what Bon Iver means to any audience. And having performed at such a high level has had a lasting effect on Vernon: There’s a confidence now that simply wasn’t anywhere to be heard in the quiet of his earlier recordings.

Beginning with “Perth” (read: birth), whose knuckle-sandwich drum work is so forceful that when he and Joseph laid down its tracking over five hours early one morning, Vernon’s hands started to bleed. First single “Calgary,” Vernon says, is a wedding vow song he wrote with Edwards as his muse, long before they had even met. And “Beth/Rest” (see: death) is a velvety soft-rock coda that would feel completely out of place were this record not as varied and boldly evergreen as it is. Gone is the easily located entry point that made For Emma so distinct, and in its place a moving target Vernon sums up when that falsetto of his sounds quite clearly, “This is not a place.”

“You can only be as good as the love you’re able to muster,” he says. “So much of the shit we do is honest, but it’s compromised. I don’t think this record is compromised at all.” in the evening, we drive into town for dinner at an upscale Italian spot named Mona Lisa’s. A former high-school classmate of Vernon’s comes over to say hello as does the owner’s wife, the restaurant’s namesake.

“She’s fired so many of my friends,” he whispers between bites of pizza. “But she’s nice to me, always giving me free shit.” He cocks his head and asks, “Do you ever feel like the weight, in our culture, is totally backwards? Like, the way things are valued. I’d like to have a lasting career because I like playing music. But I don’t need it to be as big as this.”

After dinner, everyone meets up at Vernon’s favorite bar, the Joynt, for a belated birthday celebration. He says hello to a half-dozen people he knows on his way into this former jazz dive, a temple to local beer, and the spot where his parents met in 1979.

“You’re the world champion of picking basketball sons of bitches,” yells a balding guy against the wall, waving his hands in Vernon’s direction as his club-soda-sipping Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, JFK, looks on from his bar stool. Vernon looks incredulous, as though he’d never even filled out a March Madness bracket this year. But he won nonetheless. Behind him, Edwards is asking for a second opinion: “It smells like barf in here, right?” Kind of. Brian Joseph walks in the door not two seconds later, saying very casually, “It smells like hot dogs in this place
Bon Iver, The Craftsman

 
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Posted by on August 15, 2011 in Uncategorized

 

Fashion Photography and Modeling

Fashion Photography and Modeling

 Fashion Photography and Modeling

 Fashion Photography and Modeling
Toronto is an ideal city for its wide variety of fashion, modeling and photography provisions. Many people have succeeded in this sector because of booming market that exists in the city and in Canada as a whole. Many tourists have toured the city to shop for wedding gowns designed by professional fashion designers. The city has numerous fashion photography and modeling agencies and these are constantly searching for different personalities to add to their portfolio of models. Professional models search for ideal photography agencies scattered throughout the city. Due to the ever-present competition in this field, fashion, photography and modeling agencies have developed websites where they market their services to possible clientele. Additionally, competition has favored consumers since they get inexpensive but top quality productions from these agencies. Due to availability of web services, one need not travel widely to purchase these services; all a person needs to do is book an appointment online thus saving one from transport hassles.

An ideal fashion photographer should have the necessary equipment, staff and an ideal location to ensure that the photography sessions canary on unhindered. Any fashion model looking to be represented by a certain photographer will have these qualities in mind to make certain that their careers are well on course. Cloth line owners’, house ware owners as well as salon designers in also hire fashion photographers. Competent fashion photographers are keen to satisfy one’s fashion needs. These needs include taking exceptional photos during a fashion event. A model uses these photographs to build their career photo portfolio.

Apart from participating in fashion, modeling and photography, these professionals offer services during wedding events. Toronto is one of the biggest honeymoon destinations due to its many beautiful sites and scenery. Wedding photography services in Toronto are up to standard and are available at affordable costs. An example of photography agency offering wedding photography services includes K.productions. The agency has thrived due to its professional services. Customers enjoy artistic and classical photography. Fashion, modeling and photography have created numerous job opportunities to thousands of young people in Canada. Among these, include wedding gown designers. They design gowns according to one’s taste and preference. Such individuals have skills of designing dresses to create a happy mood during the event. K. productions provide wedding photography as well as video services that focus to the very last detail.

Other special occasions where fashion, modeling and photography services are required include magazine fashion events. In such occasions, fashion designers design outfits for models to strut down elegantly designed runways. A fashion designer should choose the colors wisely depending on the nature of event taking place. In the same events, skilled fashion photography is required to produce quality photos, which are often used by the company while preparing the magazine. A photographer should produce photos rich in the fashion diversity depicted. In such occasions, both fashion designers as well as photographers should help models depict the outfits in their stylish manner. Growth in this industry has exceptional development in Toronto and other Canadian cities due to aggressive marketing
Fashion Photography and Modeling

 
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Posted by on August 15, 2011 in Uncategorized

 

World’s 10 Top Earning Models of 2010

10. Carolyn Murphy

$3.5 million

It pays to be the face of Estée Lauder. Murphy is once again the only American model on our list. The blonde is still going strong at the ripe old age of 36. Aside from her contract with Estée Lauder, she’s been campaigned for Roberto Cavalli, Anne Klein.Despite the tough times, the world’s top models still raked in some serious cash during the last year. Both Gisele Bündchen and Heidi Klum retained their top spots in the annual list of the World’s Top Earning Models. The models on our list are ranked according to estimated earnings from June 2009 to June 2010.

 9. Miranda Kerr

$4 million

The Australian model collects fat checks from Victoria’s Secret and David Jones Limited. Watch out, Kerr’s curves could get you fired. During a business interview on Macquarie Bank’s trading floor, Australia’s 7 News cameras caught an employee in the background viewing sexy pictures of Kerr on his work computer. The video went viral on YouTube. The Internet community and Kerr herself publicly pleaded with the bank not to boot the employee. He kept his job.

 8. Daria Werbowy

$4.5 million

Lancome and H&M contracts lead a string of lucrative endorsements. Werbowy’s career spans the entire fashion world. One minute she can be found hawking cheap duds from bargain retailers, then wearing high-end houses like Missoni, Versace and Chanel the next. Her biggest contract is beauty company Lancôme

 7. Natalia Vodianova

$5.5 million
Rags to riches Russian model continues to live the American dream. A contract with lingerie company Etam and lucrative fragrance campaigns with Guerlain and Calvin Klein helped the 28-year-old pull in $5.5 million over the last year. Vodianova also runs Naked Heart Foundation, a charity that raises money to provide playgrounds in Russia.

 6.  Alessandra Ambrosio

$5.5 million

The Victoria’s Secret star is now breaking into the world of high fashion. In the past year the Brazilian has scored gigs with high fashion labels including Louis Vuitton, Prada and Moschino. Victoria’s Secret contract plus Latin American deals keep the cash rolling in.

 5. Doutzen Kroes

$6 million

This 25-year-old Dutch sensation was the last angel to sign with Victoria’s Secret two years ago. Seen recently on the catwalk during fashion week for Prada, this Dutch beauty retains a lucrative contract with coveted cosmetics brand L’Oreal. Former holder of lucrative Calvin Klein Eternity and Calvin Klein White Label contracts coins a monthly column for Marie Claire

 4. Adriana Lima
$7.5 million

Yet another Victoria’s Secret angel atop the list, the Brazilian beauty got her start as the winner of the Ford model competition “Supermodel of the Year.” She’s another new mom on the list: Lima and her husband, basketball player Marko Jaric, welcomed a daughter in November

 3. Kate Moss

$9 million

Despite well-publicized personal and professional ups and downs, Moss is one of the world’s most influential fashion icons; at 36, she’s built herself one of the most lucrative modeling careers in the world. She’s kept busy in the last 12 months: aside from designing a fashion line for the British retailer Topshop, Moss released a new perfume, announced she’s designing handbags for Longchamp and made headlines–starting a trend–by dying her hair with gray streaks. Moss remains the face of Versace, Longchamp and David Yurman, among others. In November she got flack from eating disorders’ support groups for telling Women’s Wear Daily, “Nothing tastes as good as skinny feels.

 2. Heidi Klum

$16 million

Beyond the television fame, Klum remains a longstanding member of the Victoria’s Secret Angel entourage while also hosting Germany’s Next Top Model and endorsing a slew of products, including Diet Coke, Volkswagen, McDonald’s and LG. Another year has gone by, she’s given birth to her fourth child and celebrated her fourth wedding anniversary to singer Seal. At 36, Klum remains unrivaled among the ranks of supermodels when it comes to name recognition, thanks to her prime-time gig hosting Project Runway, now on its seventh season and being shot back in its original home in New York City (it had taken a hiatus in Los Angeles

 1. Gisele Bündchen

$25 million

Being a new mother has not slowed this Brazilian beauty down. With estimated earnings remaining at $25 million, Bündchen is the world’s top earning model once again. The 29-year old Brazilian beauty, married to NFL quarterback Tom Brady, gave birth to the couple’s first child in December, lost the baby weight seemingly instantaneously and went back to work. A multinational brand name, Gisele remains the industry’s most sought-out face and body. Aside from starring in campaigns that included True Religion jeans and Dolce & Gabbana, she has her own sandals line–Ipanema by Gisele. In Vogue’s April cover story, Bündchen touted environmental causes. She reportedly donated $1.5 million to the Red Cross for Haiti

 World’s 10 Top Earning Models of 2010    

World’s 10 Top Earning Models of 2010    

 
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Posted by on August 14, 2011 in Uncategorized