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Tag Archives: Fashion
This Friday’s feature article is on a blog that I’ve grown fond of: The Urban Gentleman. The Urban Gentleman defines itself as:
A basic guide to men’s fashion and grooming with an urban twist. The Urban Gent covers everything from how-to-tie-a-tie to the best dressed men in Hollywood. Also covers celebrity styles ranging from Kanye West to David Beckham. The best website for men’s fashion and trends.
The blog provides colorful, artful, and tasteful looks into what upcoming trends are, how to stay true to classic trends, and is generally helpful for any man looking to build up a classy wardrobe that can result in his own unique style. Whenever I need to do some quick research on current fashions, The Urban Gentleman is among my first stops. (More on what some of my other stops are will show up in follow-up posts.)
So, what exactly is the urban gentleman? The blog provides a quick and easy answer:
The Urban Gentleman is the modern gentleman. He is a man of style, class, culture, and of course he has a bit of swag.
- 7 Unisex Items That Guys Aren’t Afraid To Swag (hellobeautiful.com)
- Create Your Signature Style (lifescript.com)
- Everything Old is New Again, Introducing BrowNY’s Stylish Take on Classic Shapes and Vintage Fashion (prweb.com)
- On the Street….Biffi, Milano (thesartorialist.blogspot.com)
Today’s “Things I Like” is about a favorite freelance makeup artist that I love watching on YouTube named Petrilude. The man knows his make-up and does a series of videos related to costume makeup for one of my favorite holidays: Halloween.
Petrilude’s real name is Josh (or Joshua.) This 25-year-old, Illinois resident is a self-taught, freelance makeup artist on YouTube. He uses a JVC Everio HD Camcorder and as for his digital camera, it is an Olympus Stylus 720SW, & Nikon D60. At the time of this posting, he is #25 – Most Subscribed (All Time) – Gurus and #47 – Most Viewed (This Week) – Gurus on YouTube.com.
The man is popular and with good reason.
Josh’s tutorials are down-to-earth, straight-forward, and easy to follow. What attracted me most to his tutorials is the fact that he does makeup that can transition as costume makeup. His Halloween-related tutorials are excellently put together and stunning in terms of the results. This is not to say that his other videos are any less put together or informative. If I had to state a complaint about his videos, it would be that he sometimes speaks rather fast, but this is understandable since the videos can only be so long. Most of his videos are around 10 minutes in length. Josh does provide multiple ways to contact him with questions or comments and has a range of sites other than YouTube that you can explore.
In the past, Josh has done tutorials on everything from basic skincare to the Corpse Bride movie character makeup to weave demonstrations.
This “Things I Like” focuses on the The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, also known as The Met, is an art museum located on the eastern edge of Central Park, along what is known as the Museum Mile in Manhattan. It has a permanent collection containing more than two million works of art, divided into twenty-two curatorial departments. The main building, often referred to simply as “the Met”, is one of the world’s largest art galleries; there is also a much smaller, second location in Upper Manhattan, at “The Cloisters”, which features medieval art.
Represented in the permanent collection are works of art from classical antiquity (Babylonia, Egypt, Greece, Rome, Sumer), paintings and sculptures from nearly all the European masters, and an extensive collection of American and modern art. The Met also maintains holdings of African, Asian, Oceanic, Byzantine, and Islamic art. The museum is also home to encyclopedic collections of musical instruments (including the oldest piano and Stradivari violins), costumes and accessories, and antique weapons and armor from around the world. The Rooftop Garden is home to outdoor sculptures during the warmer months.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art was founded on April 13, 1870, “to be located in the City of New York, for the purpose of establishing and maintaining in said city a Museum and library of art, of encouraging and developing the study of the fine arts, and the application of arts to manufacture and practical life, of advancing the general knowledge of kindred subjects, and, to that end, of furnishing popular instruction.”1 The founders included businessmen and financiers, as well as leading artists and thinkers of the day, who wanted to open a museum to bring art and art education to the American people.
1Charter of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, State of New York, Laws of 1870, Chapter 197, passed April 13, 1870 and amended L.1898, ch. 34; L. 1908, ch. 219.