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Thinspiration: Adonis Bosso for Hello Mr. Magazine

21 Mar

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What the F! do you wear when you don’t even know what time of year it is??? The calendar shows that it’s spring however, It still looks like Winter. When I left the house this morning for my run it was winter, by lunch fall and now as I’m looking through my closet for something to wear tonight- it 70 degrees!

I’m not complaining too much because I don’t think I’m body ready for spring noways.

If where you stay the weather is only thinspiring sweats and a cheat day then DON’T! To keep your Saturday productive fashion photographer David Urbanke captures the court side story for Hello Mr. magazine with model Adonis Bosso from DNA Models. In charge of the eye-catching styling was Anthony Pedraza. Hair styling was handled by Janice Latore, while the makeup was work of makeup artist Jarius LaMont.

Being stylish is about being prepared, being fit is about being prepared. Don’t let the weather ruin your mood, wardrobe or workout schedule. Hopefully this spread will not only make you want to get dressed to do some spring garment shopping but to keep svelte as Mr. Adonis Bosso himself. Use this Saturday to spring clean your closet to make room for new menswear, meal prep for the upcoming week, and map out your target points/workout schedule for the next seven days as well.

You’re welcome!

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Thinspiration: “Paradise City”

22 Dec

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It’s time people!!! Hope your Christmas shopping is all done and dessert table game plan is already in place because Wednesday we have one week to have a New Year’s Eve look pulled, purchased and pinned into (for you greedy slackers who couldn’t control yourself at the Christmas dinner table.)

Currently I’m torn between wearing leather or sequins for NYE. The dilemma is that I think every premier gay will be donning sequins this year and I don’t think I can pull off leather. However, after scavenging through this year’s last fashion issues I came upon GQ’s Espana’s last issue for 2013 “Paradise City” and boy don’t they know how to ‘thinspire’ and close out the year right.

Photographer Giampaolo Sgura & Fashion Editor/Stylist Miguel Arnau found all the leather ever invent and shown during menswear fall/winter fashion week, drench a group of onyx skinned models and shot a very ostentatious edgy editorial.

Long story short, I just purchased my first pair of leather pants.

Maybe it was how stealth dope model Adonis Bosso looked or how renegade cowboy chic Henry Watkins looked on the motorcycle or how well crafted Dominique Hollington’s pout is in these pictures. Who am I kidding black in an automatic thin win.

So leather it is for NYE… unless I find a full on sequin suit.

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Thinspiration: Black/White

17 Nov

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If you can’t beat them…dress like them. I try my best to stay away from the color black because it can become a crutch and white just make me look like a giant marshmallow. However, striated bodied Adonis Bosso proved that both colors are all about the BODY.

It’s official, I want abs for Christmas. Who cares about worrying about what color is too boring or which flatter you the best when your body is like this. Stylist Kareem James obviously knows this by how he managed to use both traditional colors without making it about neither in this editorial for “Carbon Copy” magazine. More so the styling of this shoot is all about the textiles- lack there of.

Upon needing another reason to not get fat this Thanksgiving (Adonis’ body) playing with silhouettes and fabrics should be fun this fall/winter season. Photographers Idris & Tony did a brilliant job of making the hard body scantly clad model come off hard and tough while being dressed in “feminine” clothing. Another standout are the accessories, men don’t get many options to our garments but this trend of guys accessorizing their look has been a fashionable and creative boost to menswear. Get into the poignant accouterments that take these ordinary clothing to another level.

I know personally I stay so focused on how my look is being perceived by others that I sometimes forget to factor my own personal preference in when getting dressed. With this spread I’m excited and reminded that as long as you know your proportions and stay true to your aesthetic you can pull off practically anything. And a few crunches won’t help.

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Thinspiration: Top 5 Black Male Models

4 Nov

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Well porkies, it’s Monday and this “Thinspiration” post can do either two things: 1, motivate you to get off your butt and be productive today howbeit, in the gym or at work or 2, kill yourself for your less than great stomach to butt ratio.

Obviously and historically the model industry is dominated by females however, every so often there are few men just as fit, beautiful and tenacious to break through that reverse glass ceiling on their way to becoming household names. Not to mention the monopoly of Caucasians casting over African Americans and other minorities.

Considering myself a menswear enthusiast I try to keep my eye on the many aspect of men’s fashion. So, this morning before my workout I was doing my stretches in front of my ‘thinspiration’ board looking for motivation as to what body part I wanted to target in the gym. It was then I realized there are a lot of black males making great strides in this limited (prejudice) market. To some this flagrant discrimination may discourage or disgust but being that African Americans have such strong buying power in the fashion industry when I see black males grabbing major deals from fashion houses I get a bit excited.

As well as, I use it as fuel to continue to do what I do (fitness, fashion, faith and financial) to my best ability.  We find motivation everywhere and sometimes you’ll find it in the most simple or vapid place i.e. fashion.

Being that I’m pro “Thin Lifestyle” I have my five favorite top black male models that are dominating the world of menswear. The men on my list aren’t great thinspiration just because they are fit and beautiful but it’s more their work ethic. With every editorial, runway show and magazine ad I come across I have consider how these guys are snatching up major notoriety and money in this slighted commerce.

David Agbodji David Agbodji: “The Body,” as I like to call him is my ultimate favorite model his versatility has helped him land major campaigns for high-end houses such as, Calvin Klein and Bottega Veneta  to commercial brands like Express and H&M along with consistent runaway work for Todd Snyder, Public School and J. Crew. Any men’s magazine you pick up I’m sure you’ll notice he has a spread in it, even women’s fashion magazine just check out this month’s issue of U.S. Harper’s Bazaar. He’s even taking a liking to stepping behind the camera shooting the cover photo and editorial for “Supplementaire” magazine.

Anorexic Escapades Esquire Spain (6) Sacha M’Baye: “The Poser,” strength is editorial and he never disappoint. Give him a great ensemble, put him in front of a camera and he’ll work it out. Whenever I’m out of poses to strike when outshining my friends in their own pics I turn to this guy. The London native is a bigger ham than Tyra, no pun intended. He also gets steady campaign work, did you notice him in the 3.1 Philip Lim for Target ads? The semi-pro footballer knows how to strike a goal.

Fernando Cabral Fernando Cabral: “The Walker,” have strutted from London, Brazil, Milan, Paris, Japan to New York. There isn’t a runway that he hasn’t booked. The unconventional beauty alternative look is what makes him the most sought after runway model walking for diverse brands like, Louis Vuitton, Rick Owen and Kenneth Cole.  I personally am in awe of his almost invisible sample size waistline and so are magazine editors I’m sure by the amount of editorials he’s in. Kate Moss who? I need to know what they are feeding them (or not feeding them for that matter) in Portugal.

Corey Baptiste Corey Baptiste: “The Beauty,” is the reason none of us should skip washing our face. If you think being a man and getting a facial is a faux pas then, no wonder you have elephant skin.  Why this guy hasn’t grabbed and skincare endorsements is beyond me. But he more than make up for it in editorials and campaign work. He’s the face of Michael Kors, walked for Armani and there isn’t a magazine that he doesn’t have a full spread in this fall/winter season L’Officiel Hommes Germany, Neiman Marcus (Lookbook/Catalog),  The FT-How To Spend It magazine, and W magazine, GQ UK and Italia. We do make them better in America.

Adonis BossoAdonis Bosso: “The Wild Card,” had no choice but to be a model, I mean his name is Adonis and boy is he. With a great body, smoothing skin and hipster persona the Canadian does a great job of walking the line of preppy and tough. The plethora of different designers agree as well if you didn’t notice how he was in EVERY menswear runway show and presentation during New York fashion week, a true supermodel.

If these guys don’t get you into a gym today or turn in those late deadlines then I don’t know how to help you. Go ahead and be fat forever.

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