What’s up, guys? I’m Brian Sacawa, you’re watching He Spoke Style, and today I’m going to be reacting to some of the street style from the London Fall 2019 menswear shows. So, the Fall 2019 menswear show circuit is underway. Things started in London. And, for me, London street style is always very interesting. You know, you always see a real wide range of looks from super hardcore street style, all the way to very tailored and dapper, which, of course, is such a huge part of the heritage of menswear in London.
So, without further ado, let’s get into this. And we are actually going to be looking at a slideshow of 41 photos from Vogue online. Here we go! Alright, this is cool. I like this look a lot. It’s not something I would wear, but I like the trench and the beanie cap. And I like the earth tones that are going on there. Sneakers are cool. Again, not something I would wear, but it’s this is a cool look. There’s Richard. I love the suit and the turtleneck.
The beanie is interesting color wise, as is the the jacket. Not super my style to wear a jacket like that with a suit. But, you know, to each his own. I don’t know. It’s interesting with the grey color palette. It’s very, it’s almost like a blank slate, so you can really put any colors you want. And those are just some really big pops of color there. Mmmm, not really feeling this one. Yeah, I really, I really don’t have anything to say about this one. Not for me. Okay, well, I guess I could give points for creativity?! And, I mean, if it’s cold, you know, that’s a very practical solution. I dig the sunglasses though. Those are really cool. Yeah, I don’t know. I don’t know. Interesting? Again, not for me. Wile E. Coyote is classic, I suppose! Okay, so my reaction to this is colored by the fact that I just got a new puppy, Robin and I just got a new puppy.
So, to me, this looks like the dude only had one jacket, and he got a new puppy too, and the puppy, like, got a hold of it, and you know, well, it was cold out, and he had to put that jacket on. So, um, yeah, yeah. I don’t know about that! The hat? Yeah, it’s, that’s what it, that’s okay. And, I guess that’s like a velvet track pant kind of… Oh! That’s kind of cool though. You can see, like, um, it’s like burgundy here and black here. That’s kind of cool. Again, I wouldn’t, I wouldn’t necessarily wear it. But, anyway. Alright. Moving on. That’s great. I love women who dress in menswear. Love this classic color palate here. Love how the brown of the jacket goes with the brown of the glasses. And the gold is again, or her earrings, I don’t, can’t tell if they’re gold.
They kind of look gold. Are pulled in there. Beautiful, beautiful bag. And bonus points for the under, the turtleneck underneath the the blouse there. There you go. That’s pretty cool. This is pretty interesting. Yeah. It almost looks like to me like a, like a safety vest that construction worker would wear, but with some nice, like, and there’s a, it’s like this football thing going on right here? Yeah, you see all sorts of things and and this is, like, kind of interesting to me. I like the pattern. Yeah, look at those kids. I have no idea who they are. The fanny pack? I thought fanny packs like came and went. I mean, not like in the 80s. They came and went then, too. But I know they were coming back. So, I don’t know. I don’t really have anything to say about this one. Not my thing. Cool coat. Very cool coat. Huh. I can’t tell if that’s a shirt underneath or like a shirt jacket? Anyway, there’s like some nice layers going on here. The color contrast on the inside, like, that from the browns of his pants and the shearling coat there.
It’s pretty cool. I can get behind that. That’s pretty sweet. Okay, I don’t know if we’re seeing a trend emerge here, but the turtleneck under the shirt might be a thing. Might be. This is a cool look. I really like the coat with a big plaid and I think that looks like houndstooth? And, hey, you can wear white pants any time, and white pants in winter is always sort of, like, a nice, refreshing burst, because it’s like almost like you think of white pants to be more of a summer thing, and I really think you can wear them in any season. But, it’s really cool when you see them in the winter. They really pop out as something fresh.
So this is a cool look all around. The fanny pack again! And, like, sort of like the velour zip-up sweater with a, with a high neck I like what’s going on here from the standpoint of you have, like, some tailored elements. The trousers. The shearling coat is really interesting. There’s like a athleisure, like, but like luxe athleisure thing here. Fanny pack? You know? I don’t know. Anyhow, that’s, that’s kind of a cool look. That’s cool. I dig. I dig that. Very simple. Very classic. Very casual. Very chic. I like the way the turtleneck is not folded down here. That’s really cool. It’s kind of artfully disheveled. It’s a very classic color palette, but that’s, like, the one detail of this outfit that makes it look that, for me, brings it up a notch from being just something very simple, to something that has a little bit of interest. That’s fun… Yes. This is badass and powerful. I mean, this sort of wider, fuller cut trouser. Like a workwear-inspired jacket. And the hat is classic. And, I mean, the whole, the whole outfit is about this scarf.
Let’s just say that. And it’s, I love the, the mix of colors there. So, this one is super, super awesome. Mm-hmm. I don’t know. Robin and I talk about tailored clothing on women because some she, like, you know, us guys we think of, you know, we want the shoulders to be right, and all this, and this and that. And and there’s, like, a way that we cut the clothing. And sometimes, like, like, this the shoulders just look really big and ridiculous, to me. And I, although I like–there was another look previously with the orange under shirt underneath the jacket that I thought was really good but these kind of, like, neon, electric colors… This, this isn’t really working for me, so we’re going to move on. Oh, yeah. Those coats are freaking awesome. All about the coat.
Nothing else. Yeah, badass. That’s a cool coat too. Not for me, but it’s a pretty cool coat. Alright, nice. Don’t have much to say there. They’ve got some women, of course, because Vogue. That’s a cool look. Yeah, that coat. So, white pants again. Looks like there’s a cardigan underneath the coat. It’s all about, but again, it’s all about the coat. The coat is pretty sweet. Very statement-making. It’s double-breasted. No? Yes? I can’t tell. It looks like it falls over, but it’s really hard to tell whether it, or how, it buttons the way this photo is shot.
Anyhow, that’s cool. Very classic. Simple, you know? Looks like a raglan sleeve coat. That’s nice. Hmm… Kids. You know, more kids. Interesting? So. like, a fishing net or a basketball net? Hmm… I don’t, I don’t get it at all. It’s like the bag thing happening, but, like, like if you covered it up, it would kind of look like overalls. So, I don’t know what’s going on here. This could just be, like, an attention-grabbing thing. Nope. Wait, let’s just go back to this guy for a second. So, here’s a good example of, you know, I don’t know who this guy is but I feel like street style has really changed over the last 10 years, or so. And it’s because of social media. It’s become a thing where, you know, people, at least when I have gone to New York Fashion Week in the past, you could really see it start to change when it started to be, it sort of started to be more about, like, being seen and being recognized.
And getting your photo taken so you show up in, like, New York Times or a roundup on Vogue or something like that. And it almost becomes too costumey. And this, to me, is too costumey. But that’s just me. Yeah, there’s there’s some stuff going on here… Interesting. That’s pretty hardcore. That’s cool. Like the–I wonder if she’s an Aries. I like the puffer underneath the trench. And then the turtleneck underneath that. It’s cool. Nice layering. Yes! Like, so my eyes moved from the top of his look slowly down.
It’s like he’s got like a grandma thing going on with this kerchief. And then it’s, like, like hip-hop in the body. And then it’s like, like, second grade girl with the backpack in his hand. So, I guess, maybe this is like the evolution or, or, or it’s the cycle of life! So you have the backpack of the young girl. And then up to the kerchief of the grandma. I don’t know. Fashion is art, right? So that’s my interpretation.
There are no wrong answers! I’m trying to think of something to say here and not really finding it, so we’re just going to move on. Yes. This is pretty badass too. Love the, yeah, everything it just works here. You have texture. You have pattern. You have simplicity. Very cool. Very cool. Cool. I mean, less is more. And a statement sock! Richard, again. Now, this is a cool look. Simple. Of course, of course I’m going to like it. It’s classic. It’s simple. The coat. Love the herringbone. It reminds me of the one coat that I have from Ring jJacket that looks very similar. But, yeah, that’s, that’s pretty badass. Nice lapels. Nope. Nope times two. Yeah, I don’t know. Mmm.. We’re getting to the end here. I got two more. Interesting layering. I would wonder what Robin would think about this one. And finishing off there with not much to say. So, there’s my reaction to some of the London street style. Let me know what you thought. Let me know what you thought of the looks down below in the comments.
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The fall 2019 men’s fashion show circuit just kicked of in London and with the menswear shows happening, you know your going to be seeing a lot of street style. In this video, I’m reacting to some of the best (and worst) London street style as presented in a slideshow from Vogue.com.
I touch on this in the video, but just want to say a quick word about street style and how it has evolved over the years into something very different than it used to be. I’d say about a decade ago, before the ubiquity of social media and the saturation of it we have today, that street style was a very genuine thing. There were a handful of publications that you looked at to give you the picture of what was happening, trends to look out for, and there was a certain mystique and elevated nature to the whole thing.
Nowadays, we are living in a very different time. And with the rise of what I like to call “look at me” culture, thanks in large part to Instagram, street style has morphed into something that resembles a carnival sideshow and, I would also say, has become a lot less interesting. Let me try to explain.
In the past, the people who were going to the shows were the people who were supposed to, or needed to, be there. Fashion editors. Buyers. Designers. Now, there are a bunch of people showing up dressed in costumes trying to get their photo taken so they can feel famous if they happen to end up in a big publication’s photo roundup. It’s pretty sad and just one of the many reason I try to avoid the whole fashion week “scene” at all costs.
That’s not to say that there still isn’t some great street style and inspiration out there during these events. There certainly is a lot still to celebrate, as you’ll see in this roundup I choose to react to from Vogue.
I don’t know where to assign the most blame for what has become of fashion week street style. There is Instagram, for sure, which has bred a generation of narcissists hungry for fame, likes, and outside approval. However, the photographers are also to blame. The photographers are the on-the-ground editors. They’re choosing who to shoot. And, of course, they want to make their mark as well. Interesting shots of sometimes questionably interesting people get noticed.
If you’ve read this far, thank you. I’d love to continue the conversation in the comments.
Welcome to the Endless Knot! As we prepare for Hallowe’en, let’s take a look at the custom of costumes. Costume and custom are ultimately the same word, costume being merely the custom of how one dresses, but these two forms of the word came into English through different paths. Both are from Latin consuetudo meaning “custom, habit” tracing its source back to a Proto-Indo-European root meaning “oneself”, which also gives us the words self, suicide (killing oneself), idiom (one’s own way), and ethnic (a band of people living together). At bottom, then, costumes and customs are ways we define ourselves. So I’m going to take a look at some of the language of fashion, and also at how fashion can function as a language, communicating your status, background, identity and more to the world around you.
Custom came into English first, in the 13th century, through Anglo-Norman French in the sense of “habitual practice”. Costume on the other hand came through Italian and then French to arrive in English in the 17th century as a technical term in the fine arts to refer to the style of painting or sculpture of a particular historical period. Costume gradually came to refer to clothing instead, not only in the general sense (as in bathing costume), but also the specialized sense of clothing of a particular culture or time (think custom), as in a national costume.
Of course the sense of costume we tend to think of first is the outfit worn for particular occasions such as Halloween, Mardi Gras, or a fancy dress party. Another recent phenomenon is cosplay, a Japanese portmanteau of the English words costume and play, in which participants dress up to recreate characters from a variety of media including comics, video games and films. Cosplay is more than just putting on a costume, though—it has developed into a highly elaborate culture with distinct subgroups, in which the choice and type of costume signals allegiance to a particular fandom, can be an outlet for creativity and for challenging stereotypes and cultural norms, and can even indicate aspects of your value system to other members of the community.
But it’s not only what we think of as costumes that can perform this function. Fashion has always been important in marking ingroups and outgroups, such as whether you’re part of a particular social, religious, or political movement, if you belong to a particular subculture, or simply how cool you are. One extreme example of this is the macaroni. In and around the 18th century it was fashionable for young men of means to go on the so-called Grand Tour to Europe to soak up the finer points of European culture and history. In the 1760s a group of such tourists became enamoured of Italian culture, hence the “macaroni club”, and took to wearing outlandishly exaggerated styles of clothing and fashion, with bright colours, much lace, gold embroidery, and comically oversized wigs. In succeeding generations there was both an outgrowth and a backlash to this trend called dandyism, led in part by the most famous dandy Beau Brummell, which was equally obsessed with matters of style, but instead moved towards a highly refined look with dark colours, exquisitely tailored clothes, long trousers instead of breeches, and elaborate neckties. This style set the trend for the formal men’s suit that we still know today.
These fashion trends became immortalized in the song “Yankee Doodle”, in which the uncouth American, obviously not part of the ingroup, rides into town on a pony rather than a horse, and considers the mere ornament of a feather in his cap enough to qualify him as “macaroni” — making him a Yankee Doodle dandy! Now, it’s no accident that costume and custom come from the same root, as we can tell by looking at a parallel pair of words, habit and habit. That is, habit meaning ‘custom’ and habit meaning ‘clothing’, as in a nun’s habit. The word, which etymologically means “what one has”, comes through French from the Latin verb habeo meaning “to have”. Both the English habit and the Latin habitus could refer to the exterior, so one’s appearance or in other words clothing, and to one’s interior condition or character, and from this develops the sense of “habitual behaviour”. Latin habeo goes back to a Proto-Indo-European root which means “to give, receive” (notice the reciprocal nature of this word), and in fact gives us the word give, though surprisingly not the word have, though the two roots do share a similar semantic development — indeed behaviour, related to have, mirrors habit in the sense of “habitual action”.
While the word habit used to refer to clothing generally, today it’s mainly restricted to the clothing of monks and nuns. Another element of a nun’s habit that used to be common to women in general was the wimple, a sort of cloth that covered the head and neck up to the chin, as it was considered immodest for a woman to show her hair. Of course fashion changes and the wimple was dropped by everyone except nuns, and instead other adornments were found for the necks of women, such as the gorget or gorgias, a kind of throat covering which derives its name from the French word for throat. This new apparel was considered so fashionable that we get the word gorgeous from it. Unless you believe the alternate theory that the word is a reference to the Greek philosopher Gorgias who was apparently really into luxury and showing it off. He was particularly known for praise rhetoric and wrote a praise piece for Helen of Troy, whose gorgeousness kicked off the Trojan War, exonerating her from any blame.
Another neck covering that became popular in the later middle ages and early modern periods was St Audrey’s lace, so called because it was sold at St Audrey’s fair. St Audrey, or to give the original Anglo-Saxon version of her name Æthelthryth, used to enjoy necklaces in her youth, and when later in life she got a horrible tumour on her neck, she took it as divine retribution for her vanity, a story mentioned by the Venerable Bede in his Ecclesiastical History of the English People. So I guess these St Audrey’s laces were thought of as modesty preservers. Only once again, fashion changes and by the 17th century these laces came to be thought of as cheap and gaudy, and so St Audrey was shortened to our pejorative word tawdry. Poor Audrey, what a legacy! But getting back to those wimples, the source of the word wimple is not certain, but it may come from a Proto-Indo-European root which means “to turn” (as in a cloth wrapped around the head), a root which also gives us the words wipe, whip, and vibrate. This root also gives us the word gimp. No not that gimp, but a kind of braided cord used for trimming fabric and in lace–like St Audrey’s lace, I suppose.
Though speaking of that other type of gimp (not to mention whips I guess), this might remind us of another aspect of fashion, clothing fetishes, though perhaps the less said about that the better, particularly in the context of nuns! Getting back to those nuns, while they were covering their hair for modesty, the monks were doings something altogether different with theirs. Tonsure, from the Latin for “barber”, is the shaving of some part of the hair in order to show religious devotion. Different religious traditions have different patterns of shaving, like for instance in the Roman church where the very top of the head is shaved. The Irish church in the medieval period, on the other hand, had a different pattern of tonsure, a point of much contention. Indeed the Venerable Bede (remember he wrote about Saint Audrey) connects this difference to the corresponding difference between the Roman and Irish ways of calculating Easter, and the great climactic moment of victory in his history is when the English definitively adopt the Roman practise over the Irish.
An instance where hairstyle really did decide ingroup and outgroup! No one now really knows what that Irish tonsure was like as descriptions are vague, but one suggestion is that the hair was shaved at the front ear to ear but allowed to grow at the back. So business in the front, party in the back? Actually there may be another candidate for the medieval mullet. In the 6th century Procopius wrote of this hairstyle in Constantinople where it was known as the Hunnic look. By the way, the modern word mullet for the hairstyle seems to go back only to the Beastie Boys 1994 song “Mullet Head”, though some sources also point to the 1967 film Cool Hand Luke in which the term mullet head is used, though it’s not entirely clear that this is a reference to shaggy hair.
The expression mullet head goes back to the 19th century in the sense a stupid person, and comes from the fish mullet, whose name can possibly be traced back to a root meaning black. So clearly hairstyle like clothing is an important marker of fashion and thus costume and custom. There have been of course many notable hairstyles over the years, many with interesting etymologies. Well-known perhaps are sideburns, named after the the US Civil War general Ambrose Burnside. In the 17th century when King Louis XIV of France began to lose his hair possibly due to syphilis, his donning of a wig kicked off a fashion for wigs. Even those who weren’t thinning on top began to wear them. This is what we might now call a celebrity fashion trend.
A similar fashion trend sparked by disease around that same time was the fad for wearing artificial beauty marks, initially to hide scars left by smallpox, but soon as a fashionable item in itself. Another celebrity hair fashion was the pompadour, named in honour of Madame de Pompadour, mistress of Louis the XV. This fashion trend would eventually return some 200 years later on the heads of the greasers in 1950s America, most famously exemplified by Elvis Presley. Well trends do come and go. Of course clothing as a marker of culture has been around ever since it moved beyond the purely functional, but the quickly moving fashion trend had to wait until the late middle ages and early modern period to really take off.
Professional tailors began to appear in Europe in the 14th century. And although the button had been around since ancient times, believe or not it wasn’t until the 13th century in Germany that the buttonhole was invented, allowing the button to be used as a fastener. Both of these developments, the tailor and the button, led to more form fitting clothing, rather than the loosely draped style of previous eras, and this was the real impetus for fashion trends. Slight variations in cut and form could change rapidly, going in and out of style. Perhaps the first great runaway fashion craze is slashing, in which cuts are made in an outer garment to reveal the lavish fabrics of the clothes underneath. This trend started off with Swiss soldiers, after defeating the forces of Charles the Bold, duke of Burgundy, threading bits of fabric taken from the tents and banners of their enemies through the holes in their own ragged clothing. After they returned home, the style caught on and soon spread through Europe.
This showing off of extra fabric is an example of conspicuous consumption, basically showing off your wealth, like the prominently displayed designer logos of today. Of course to be able to show off by means of clothing you had to be of the upper classes. In fact during the middle ages and early modern period, laws were passed to prevent lower class people from dressing above their level. You see at this time there was the rise of the middle class — suddenly non-nobles had disposable income, made from trade and manufacture rather than the land owning of the noble classes.
So these so-called sumptuary laws were passed restricting what people could wear at different levels of society. This wasn’t of course the first time such restrictions existed. In ancient Rome, for example, only Roman citizens, in other words free-born Roman males, were allowed to wear togas. It was a marker of status and rank. I somehow don’t think those Romans would approve of the toga party! Speaking of which, that college tradition began it seems in 1953 at Pomona College, and later became famous in the film National Lampoon’s Animal House.
However, before this there is a story of First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt throwing a “toga party” to spoof the criticism of her husband FDR as being like a Caesar. Once again, the politics of fashion. As for clothing as a marker of status, even after those sumptuary laws were dropped, it wasn’t really until the advent of ready-to-wear clothing, with standardized sizing that you could buy off the rack without need of tailoring, that fashion really began to be democratized. Finally the middle class could be fashionable as well. Although those prominent designer logos of today, and the whole haute-couture world, show us that fashion and status are really still a thing.
Getting back to France, the home of fashion, another fashion-setting elite was Marie Antoinette, wife of King Louis XVI, who is the ultimate example of over the top extravagance. Apparently she preferred being called the queen of fashion to the queen of France. Her dressmaker Rose Bertin, who is the first famous fashion designer, created the fashion doll in order to disseminate the “in” trends to Marie Antoinette’s family and friends, and this was kind of a precursor to the fashion magazine as we know it today. Actually the very first fashion publication was Castilglione’s The Book of the Courtier from the early 16th century, which dealt with etiquette at court. The magazine Mercure Galant from the late 17th century began to give advice about the latest trends, and by the late 18th and early 19th century there were numerous such publications often with fashion plates demonstrating the styles.
Marie Antoinette’s successor as fashion trend setter was the Empress Josephine, wife of Napoleon Bonaparte. Rejecting the lavish styles of Marie, Josephine took a page from the neoclassical trends of the day and wore dresses similar in style to the peplos of ancient Greek women, cinched high above the waist. We now know of this as the empire waist in honour of Empress Josephine. In addition to being belted at the waist, the ancient Greek peplos was fastened at the shoulders with broaches known as fibulae.
Actually the fibula is similar to the modern safety pin. The safety pin was reinvented in modern times by a man named Walter Hunt, whose other major fashion claim to fame is inventing the lockstitch mechanism that makes the sewing machine possible. The sewing machine is actually the combined work of a number of different inventors coming together. The one to really make it practical, viable, and popular was Isaac Singer, who put into practise the latest factory production techniques to mass produce the machines. Singer was subsequently sued for the patent by inventor Elias Howe, who had designed his own lockstitch mechanism, Walter Hunt having declined to patent the idea as he was afraid it would put seamstresses out of work.
But in any case, it was Singer’s sewing machine that helped to democratize fashion, not only making manufacturing of clothes cheaper and easier, but making it possible to do the work in the home. As for Elias Howe, his other fashion claim to fame is coming up with the first “automatic, continuous clothing closure” in other words the zipper. Strangely, Howe made so much money from his lawsuit against Singer that he never bothered to market his zipper, and it wasn’t until the idea was later reinvented by Whitcomb L. Judson at the end of the 19th century and further developed by Gideon Sundback that the public got the zipper as we know it today.
Incidentally, the word zipper originally referred to the boot it was designed for, not the fastener itself, but the term soon transferred over. Today the zipper is the fastener of choice on many other types of clothing, such as jackets and almost always on trousers, except on buttonfly jeans, where the button remains as a quaint holdover of days past. Speaking of jeans, this staple of contemporary fashion was invented for the 19th century gold rush, as the miners needed tough durable trousers for working in. The tailor Jacob Davis had the idea of constructing trousers with rivets to reinforce the seams. He got the tough denim fabric from wholesaler Levi Strauss, and eventually the two went into business together, and Levi denim jeans were born. But the language of this fashion predate this invention and comes from far afield. Jean is an old 16th century word that comes from the city name Genoa, and came to refer to a rugged type of cloth that came from there.
The word denim is derived from the French de Nîmes meaning “from Nîmes”, a town in southern France. And to top it off, dungaree, another name for jeans, comes from the name of a village in India, Dungri. So this icon of American fashion actually comes from all over the world! And indeed as the globalized 20th and 21st centuries have become increasingly fragmented and uncentred we can no longer talk about a single fashion, and there are far too many trends, styles and subcultures to mention here. But perhaps one of the most striking that borrows from the past is the goth style.
Combining retro Victorian styles with the gloominess of gothic horror fiction, the trend was taken up by those feeling isolated from and wishing to rebel against mainstream culture. And that brings us nicely back to Halloween costumes. There seem to be a number of traditions that contributed to dressing up in costumes at Halloween—which I discussed in some detail in my video on “Jack-o-Lantern”. One aspect of this custom is that it gives licence to misrule, dressing up in taboo costumes, and breaking normal social boundaries.
In more recent years there is the unfortunate trend of dressing up in the (often stereotyped or caricatured) national costumes of other cultures, reducing those cultures to a sort of costume that can be put on by anyone. Furthermore there’s the sexualized costumes, particularly where it creates a sharp contrast, as in the sexy nun costumes. A long way from that modest wimple! If fashion is a language, perhaps we should think about what we are saying with these costumes—and not make a habit of it! Thanks for watching! If you’ve enjoyed these etymological explorations and cultural connections, please subscribe to this channel or share it; you can also sign up for email notifications of new videos in the description below. And check out our Patreon page, where you can make a contribution to help me make more videos Leave a comment or question, or tweet @Alliterative; you can also read more of my thoughts on my blog at alliterative.net .
The custom of costumes — inspired by Halloween, an exploration of the language of fashion and fashion as a language.
Hi Kristin McCoy with Red Carpet Fashionistas and today we are in Planet Hollywood in Las Vegas.
Ironically enough at the ah wedding chapel in Planet Hollywood. The information that Chez has to give us is awesome because everyone from around the world is a ble to go to Las Vegas and go to like the best nightclub and get really dressed up and be fabulous. Where not everybody necessarily on a Red Carpet or can go to Los Angeles to go to a nightclub.
But here in Vegas everyone can come and Im sure everybody wa n ts to get into the hottest nightclubs. Well luckily we have someone we have Chez with us and he does work all of the hottest nightclubs in Las Vegas. So he knows his stuff. Chez you consider yourself to be a VIP promotional host correct. Thats correct yea h . Can you kinda share with us how that works for you. My job is to basically walk around profile individuals and groups of people who are ah prospects to go inside and are dressed in the right attire and hopefully arent too tipsy. Haha thats true.Because t hen they wont let you in. Basically I profile people for our nightclubs. I actually met Chez one night where I was in LA I went to a red carpet I flew on a plane came here and I was walking around a casino like all dolled up and he approached me he was li k e hey do you wanna you know now go into this club and I was like Oh I dont know you know. Hes no really Ill hook you up.
Im ok and I ended up going in. Long story short we became really good friends and now whenever I come to Vegas hes a great friend to h a ve for helping me get into cool clubs that you know. Thats right. normal people cant really get into. You know a lot about mens fashion when it comes to club promotion because obviously you are dressed really nicely whenever I see you. And you are like yo u said you profile people. Of course our show is about looking good and fashion and all that kinda fun stuff. So from a mens point of view what kind of tips and tricks can you give for ah going into clubs and stuff for a guy. In Las Vegas basically theres f or the guys theres more dos and donts for guys. Women have better fashion than then ah men do.
So its usually never have any issues with women getting them into the club pretty much no matter what they are wearing. Its more of a dos and donts for guys. Li k e the donts basically the tan hide boots white shoes any kind of like cargo pants or shorts and then just like plain collared tshirt um tees. Basically you dont wear any combination of that whatsoever. Even if youre just like wearing jeans and a white and a white tee youre not guaranteed to get in.Its key for men especially with mens fashion because obviously thats what were all about on the show is um you know to just dress nice you know just really honestly present yourself in a really nice manner. Dont c ome in looking like you know a thug. Like youre just off the couch. Rolled off the couch off the street exactly.
Basically men have two options you wear you wear designer jeans or you wear like dress slacks and then obviously you wear like nice shoes look i ng polished hopefully. You know not too many scruffs Im just kidding. Ha Ha Sports jackets you dont have to wear a tie all the time. If you do end up wearing a sports jacket its nice to wear the 70s style with the collars that are out and then your cuffli n ks that are clipped up. One of the styles that are coming back is like its like the retro paisley if its done in good taste but it doesnt look like it came from the 70s but its more like our style.
Its dressy and classy without having to be like in a suit and tie you know in all of type. Thats basically the minimum of what you can what you need to wear in order to get into a club properly without having any issues or getting hungup or getting sent to the back of the line. Ha Ha. So to speak. Do you see tha t a lot of men do maybe perhaps show up in suits and ties or wear kind of how does that work. Not very many suits and ties mostly if you go to like a 5 star lounge type of place. They do because they specialize most mostly in like bottle service. You go to the nightclubs unless theres a big convention or venue out you dont see a lot of people wearing suits and ties. Theyre mostly theyve got their theyve got the jackets off you know the ties are a little bit unloose you know what I mean. So its kind of more a laid back type of environment and its not really necessary if youre going to a nightclub you know plus it gets hot in there and So Its best just to be relaxed with your attire and um not having to wear your jacket plus still looking good at the same time .
And ties you know shirts you know suits and ties without the jacket is perfect as well. And its interesting because everything that Chez is sharing um it its the same way for the red carpets. You know there are some red carpets where men have to show up w earing a suit and tie thats just thats just the way it is. Its like you just expect it. But then theres other ones where just exactly what youre saying maybe just the just kinda loose tie or kinda this look or that look. Sometimes you can wear designer je a ns but you dont want the jeans to look really bad you know its very similar with mens fashion on the red carpet also. And thats really interesting actually kind of kinda goes over goes over everything. The thing to remember as a male coming into like a h o t hot Las Vegas nightclub is um coming up to a host or knowing a host and and really having that relationship.
Having the host walk you to the door and you were mentioning ah tipping the host. The key in Vegas is its most important to have a host take you to a club. Most of the time it gets you to the front of the line depending on what kind of venues youre going on. Youre either going to pay to get into a club or youre not gonna pay to get into a club. Heh heh yes basically you need to find yourself a hos t in Vegas and always tip your host. Depending on who youre talking to a lot of us work on commission and tips and then some people are on salary but generally everybody accepts a good tip. Course you want to get into other nightclubs if you just go into o n e nightclub for the evening you can always go back and ask your host if they can put you on a list for another 4 or 5 star nightclub down the street maybe for the next day or for the next night.
Then basically youve got someone on speed dial you can call u p for all of your needs. If you do show up and you do look really good and lets say perhaps you dont have a host a host will actually find you. Whereas if you come and you look kinda sloppy and youre walking around youre gonna end up waiting in line for t h ree hours to get into a hot club and then youre gonna have to pay a ton of money to get in.
So thats another reason why lets say maybe you dont have the best fashion sense it might pay to go out and buy something before you go to a really really nice Las V egas club just so you can meet someone like Chez who will pick you out and say Hey do you want to come in. And so do you have any additional comments or anything else that you want to share with our viewers.The key for gentlemen if youve just got a big gr o up of guys your best bet honestly is to buy a bottle service because then you get your own spot and thats easier for you to have more for them to have more fun in the club if you heh heh.
If you do wanna pick up on the ladies if you have a table with bott l e service. Exactly. Hint Hint. Exactly. And if you dont do a bottle service usually you have to pay to get into the nightclub. So even if youre on the guest list there still may they still might charge you to get on the guest list. But if you come with a 1 to 1 ratio or like a 1 to 3 ratio you know 2 guys 6 girls or you know 2 and 2 then its easier to be on the guest list and not have to pay to get in and then even so once youre on a guest list you still need to find a host thats around the area so you get treated properly and when you get to the front door and theyll explain to you all the dos and donts for the club and while youre waiting in line. And then obviously when it comes to women and Im sure Chez youll probably agree with this the sexier the bett e r. I mean when youre gonna go to a Las Vegas club just go all out have fun wear your best dress.
Put on your most popular fabulous jewelry and do your hair and makeup. Why not youre in Las Vegas. So as long as you look great not only will people like Chez be able to pick you out and be like hey do you want to come into this club VIP for free. But also youre gonna have fun guys are gonna check you out. Its gonna be a lot of great times.
So just do your best and really take the time to get ready before you g o to a Las Vegas club especially if its a 4 or 5 star one. My name is Kristin McCoy with Red Carpet Fashionistas coming to you live from Planet Hollywood in Las Vegas at the Wedding Chapel and uh Chez since were here.Yes. Um do you ah do you have any shoul d we get married. I mean were here right it is Vegas. Remember were not supposed to walk up there. Oh yeah thats true Supposed we cant actually go up there. Well maybe next time maybe next time so again thanks for tuning in and thank you so much Chez for t he interview I really appreciate it. Have a great one.
Hé les gars, c'est Ro! Je vais faire une vidéo de chasse au chien aujourd'hui. Je pense que le dernier que j'ai créé remonte à environ un an. Donc, ça va être mon deuxième chien. Parce que vous me posez beaucoup de questions sur le sort de Cookie? Avec quels jouets joue-t-elle? Je pensais partager la vidéo de la chasse au chien avec vous.
Alors commençons par les jouets! Le premier jouet que j'ai obtenu pour Cookie est un Humunga Stache Mini. Celui-ci est pour les petits chiens, et à l'avant il ressemble à une moustache et à l'arrière c'est une petite balle, de sorte que lorsque le chien le tient dans sa gueule, il ressemble à une moustache! Juste une note de côté, j'ai trouvé ce cadeau chez Healthy Spot et je vais mettre des liens ci-dessous vers l'endroit où j'ai tout trouvé. Cela n'a pas encore été utilisé, je peux donc vous montrer à quoi ça ressemble quand je l'utilise! Le deuxième jouet…. Je n'ai pas pu résister, ils sont si mignons! Je les ai trouvés en ligne, ils sont de la société Haute Diggity Dog! Et ce sont 2 jouets pelucheux, et je sais que j'ai dit que je ne voudrais pas obtenir un jouet qui grince pour Cookie, mais ils étaient trop mignons! Regardez, il est écrit «Starbarks Frenchie Roast»! Ce sont donc les jouets qu’elle a reçus cette semaine. Parlons maintenant de voyage! J'adore voyager avec Cookie, je l'amène dans la voiture pour des réunions ou lorsque je fais des courses, parfois je l'amène simplement au café quand je déjeune.
Et, je l'emmène toujours en promenade, alors je suis toujours à la recherche de trucs vraiment bons pour le voyage, et je veux les avoir depuis très longtemps, je ne sais pas pourquoi cela m'a pris un an obtenir ces. Mais sortez des bols de voyage. Ce sont des tasses de voyage pliables de Popware for Pets. Je les ai trouvés dans le magasin de Healthy Spot et je suis si heureux de les avoir obtenus.
Vous les regardez, ils sont plats pour pouvoir les mettre dans la voiture, ou les jeter dans votre sac à main, ou même ils ont ces petits mousquetons pour pouvoir les accrocher à votre petite laisse de chien. Et quand vous êtes en promenade, vous pouvez simplement sortir un petit bol, boop! Et donnez de l'eau à votre chien! En parlant de faire des promenades, j'ai donné à Cookie un nouveau harnais, je vais vous montrer son vieux harnais. Non seulement elle en est devenue trop petite, mais ce n'est pas le tissu le plus respirant, elle emprisonne l'humidité. Et cette partie qui entoure sa jambe n’est en aucun cas préjudiciable pour elle, mais ce n’est pas la plus confortable, elle a un côté dur.
Et je voulais quelque chose de vraiment doux, vraiment respirant, alors quand j'étais au magasin, je cherchais un harnais qui serait beaucoup plus confortable. Et j'ai trouvé celui-ci! La marque est Puppia, j'adore ces harnais, je pense qu'ils sont mes harnais préférés. Ce sont des matières respirantes, c'est quelque chose que je voudrais porter tous les jours, alors j'ai dit que si je voulais le porter, Cookie l'aimerait. Vous cherchez bien! Cookie est jaloux que je porte sa tenue. Le troisième article de voyage que j'ai obtenu est en réalité 2 choses. Parce que certains chiens sont de grands nageurs, mais Cookie… n'est pas! Elle est un bouledogue français, et la plupart des bouledogues français ne sont pas de grands nageurs, certains ne savent même pas nager du tout. Mais Cookie aime l'eau et elle sait nager. Je veux juste me sentir en sécurité lorsqu'elle est dans l'eau.
Donc, j'ai eu ses 2 gilets de sauvetage, le premier gilet de sauvetage que j'ai obtenu est un peu plus petit, les flotteurs sont tout autour du sommet. J'aime les gilets de sauvetage avec la poignée sur le dessus, parce que, disons que vous sortez de la planche à roulettes avec votre chien, vous partez, vous partez et le toutou a envie de sauter et de nager. Quand il est temps de partir, vous pouvez simplement la ramasser, la remettre sur le tableau. Le deuxième gilet de sauvetage que je lui ai offert est un peu plus résistant, c'est pour elle quand elle veut aller nager en eau libre. Celui-ci a beaucoup plus de flottaison à l'avant pour tenir sa tête, ce qui est vraiment important, et il a plus de mousse tout autour.
Alors que s'il y a beaucoup de vagues, c'est juste pour la maintenir à flot, elle reçoit juste le soutien supplémentaire dont elle a besoin! C'est tout pour les voyages, maintenant quelque chose de aléatoire. J'ai ceci, c'est celui que j'aime utiliser. Cela s'appelle le cône confortable, car chaque fois que votre animal a besoin d'un cône. Vous savez, le cône médical. Habituellement, quand vous allez chez le vétérinaire, ils vous donnent un cône en plastique dur à mettre autour de leur cou. Et j'aime beaucoup celui-ci, je l'ai trouvé il y a quelques mois, il est plus mousseux, plus confortable et j'ai remarqué que Cookie aimait mieux y dormir. Donc, ceci est juste une de mes choses préférées. Et si votre chien est en convalescence ou en train de dormir et que vous voulez qu'il ait un peu moins de structure, pour le rendre encore plus confortable, vous pouvez simplement enlever ces os ici. C'est juste un os en plastique, et ils sont juste entre chaque mousse, de sorte que vous pouvez enlever un couple pour le rendre plus facile à dormir. Peut-être que je suis une mère de chien trop protectrice, mais tout ce que je donne à Cookie, j'aime essayer moi-même.
J'aime m'assurer, est-ce que ça fait du bien? Ouais. Pour aider Cookie à rester propre, je lui ai acheté de nouveaux shampooings, tous deux shampoings à l'avoine biologiques. Et ils sont destinés aux chiens à la peau irritée ou sensible. La race French Bulldog a généralement une peau sensible et Cookie ne fait pas exception! Elle a la peau sensible, alors chaque fois que je lui donne un bain ou que nous prenons un peu, comme une douche pour chien. Où je chante cette chanson: Bienvenue dans le lavis pour chien! Le chien se laver ouais! Bienvenue dans le lavis pour chien! 🎵 Celui-ci est juste un shampooing et il vient dans une jolie petite bouteille en os de chien. Et vous venez d'enlever le haut. Et ça a une petite pompe! Une chose que j’ai vraiment aimé de cette marque est qu’elle a été fabriquée sans tests sur les animaux. L’autre que j’ai eue s’appelle Comfy Dog. C’est un shampooing et un revitalisant qui donnent vraiment une odeur de fourrure! Je sais que c'est un gruau, mais ça sent tellement bon que c'est l'un de mes préférés. Last but not least, j'ai eu quelques friandises pour les cookies. Je cherchais des friandises saines.
Ceux-ci sont de la famille Earth et ce sont des saumons sauvages enveloppés de patates douces biologiques! Cookie aime les patates douces, elles sont peut-être l'une de ses friandises préférées. Je lui ai fait comme, des petits biscuits avec eux avant et elle les aime. J'ai donc trouvé cela intéressant, j'ai aussi aimé, j'ai lu le verso et les ingrédients sont: saumon, patate douce biologique, farine de riz brun, œufs biologiques et huile d'olive. D'accord, c'est tout ce que j'ai pour ce chien. Laissez-moi savoir dans les commentaires ci-dessous s'il existe des produits pour chiens que je ne connais pas et que Cookie pourrait aimer! Et laissez-moi également savoir s'il y a d'autres types de vidéos que vous aimeriez voir. J'espère que vous avez apprécié ce voyage, au revoir les gars! Cookie a dit qu'elle allait m'aider avec la vidéo mais ensuite elle a dormi tout le temps!
Je voulais faire une autre vidéo de Dog Haul pour vous montrer les nouvelles choses amusantes que j'ai eues pour Cookie maintenant qu'elle est presque adulte! J'espère que vous les appréciez. VIDÉO EXTRA HAUL HAUL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XLDExii5LVU Quels autres produits devrais-je essayer? COMMANDEZ NOTRE LIGNE DE CUISSON: http://bit.ly/BakingLine Commandez le livre de recettes Nerdy Nummies ici: http://www.nerdynummiescookbook.com FOLLOW RO: Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/rosannapansino Twitter: http: //www.twitter.com/RosannaPansino Tumblr: http://www.rosannapansino.tumblr.com Instagram: http://instagram.com/rosannapansino Snapchat: rosannapansino LIENS UTILES: Jouets: HumungaStache Mini: http: // amzn. to / 1sKCeuX Starbarks Frenchie Rôti Jouet: http://amzn.to/1sKCyK2 Voyage: Bols pliants pour chiens: http://amzn.to/1sKCOc8 Harnais pour chien Puppia: http://amzn.to/1WHRIM6 Gilet de sauvetage pour chien: http : //amzn.to/1RfIcb1 Gilet de sauvetage pour chien robuste: http://amzn.to/1WHS7hq Soins et toilettage: un cône confortable: http://amzn.to/1sKDZYV Shampooing organique pour chiens à l'avoine: http: // amzn .to / 1OFJqMT Shampooing et revitalisant Comfy Dog: http://amzn.to/1RfIsqC Gâteries: Gâteries au saumon et à la patate douce: http://amzn.to/1sKEYs7 Remarque: Tous les produits que j'ai achetés et beaucoup recommandés par mon vétérinaire . Ceci n'est pas une promotion.