NEWSFLASH: Kellie Pickler + Justin Tranter = BFFs

NEWSFLASH: Kellie Pickler + Justin Tranter = BFFsThis just in: Fashion Indie friend Justin Tranter (of Semi Precious Weapons) and Kellie Pickler (previous American Idol winner) are now best friends..and what do best friends  do? Collaborate.

Jewelry line, Rolling Stone spread, and song…what more could one ask for from a true friend?

LINK LOVE: Perez Hilton

OUT! with Aaron K: Nite In, Nite Out

OUT! with Aaron K: Nite In, Nite Out

I watched ‘Memento’ last nite with Sun Tek and Eric (Opening Ceremony). Pretty sure I missed a big night at St. Jerome’s; Facebook told me Justin Tranter (Semi-Precious Weapons) got ready for the bar’s 4th year anniversary party while watching ‘Gentleman Prefer Blondes’ and that Lady Starlight DJ’d. She wore some cute little gloves with lasers attached to the fingers. Justin was all batty eye shadow and tossled hair. Sometimes I wonder if he’ll wear that look forever. I mean, I do like a good uniform.

OUT! with Aaron K: Nite In, Nite Out

I love that I can go out without leaving my apartment, I got to be at St. Jerome’s and all I had to do was stay glued to my computer. Which I’m very good at.

I probably should have gone to the party, but my night was glamorous enough in its own way. Sun Tek is a famous artist, really, he lunches with Al Pacino and the Olsons. One of his pieces was even a prize at the Tribeca Film Festival. And these days Eric models for Alexander Wang or something. He also photographs expensive Persian birthdays, I think.

OUT! with Aaron K: Nite In, Nite Out

Anyway, I guess my night was grand, because I was watching ‘Memento’ with people who are up there. Too bad the movie wasn’t very good. I probably should have watched ‘Mad Men’ or ‘True Blood.’

Or gone to St. Jerome’s.

P.S. Are Eric and Coco back together? Do you know Coco? She’s an angel. She was in Nylon once for something, but I don’t know what.

OUT! with Aaron K: Nite In, Nite Out

There was a scary bouncer at the door of the Leopard Lounge in the East Village last night. He didn’t know who I was and wouldn’t let me or a lot of my friends in. It made me very nervous. I think I paced around for a few minutes before I saw one of my favorite new trannies, Tiana (Bungalow 8), walk in with a train of muscle men. I think she or someone grabbed the manager for me. Trannies always know how to get the legwork done.

OUT! with Aaron K: Nite In, Nite Out

Trannies are such hard workers, much harder workers than most people. I mean, they have to erase all the tell-tale signs of their manhood and draw in all the woman ones. Woman ones?!? Anyway, we swapped numbers and she wants me to come out with her, maybe Thursday. Definitely a consideration. Tiana was wearing something that looked like a rich woman from the Upper West Side who isn’t into fashion would wear, but she lives in the Upper East Side. She’s like some sophisticated transneighborhood queen and it’s becoming increasing difficult to offer a proper critique on her chic.

I forget last night at Cool Jerk!. It was memorable, but I forget.

I more than often remember getting ready for a party, than remember the party itself. I think the party has become younger and gayer, but better and better too. Michael T. (Rated X) and DJ Jess (Indierotica) were our guests and they both did really great sets. Michael had his hair flipped out and lots of white makeup on, and a tailored denim jacket. Jess said he had just rolled out of bed, but his pomp was perfect. Oh, and Tiana said someone tried to break a stall door in on her. She was so cool about it, but I was so uncool: I was too afraid to ask if she was using the men’s or women’s bathroom.

OUT! with Aaron K: Nite In, Nite Out

Afterward I stumbled into a cab and piled in with maybe 4 or 5 other kids. Brik picked a fight with the driver when we pulled up to Kellog’s, but I think maybe the driver picked a fight with us. It was frightening, I don’t know if he got paid. I just ran into the diner and got a table for five, but only Brik joined me and he drank all the water. I ordered a bison burger, because I’m a truely loyal American (and I thought they were going extinct, which just makes ordering one seem like the equivalent of layering myself in forbidden pelts from dead beasts).It seemed decadent, but it was really tasty and exactly what I needed.

OUT! with Aaron K: Nite In, Nite Out

Now Brik is playing with a bolt of spandex he found on the street. That’s no way to make friends. But we’re trying to get ready forthe Box, it’s a Caligula themed party tonight for some reason or another. A toga party? I don’t know about that. But Caligula is such a good movie.

If you’re coming, password: Caligula.

Go figure.

THE TAKEOVER: Semi Precious Weapons Music Video For ‘Her Hair Is On Fire’

Here’s the music video for the song ‘Her Hair is On Fire,’ another hit from the album ‘We Love You’

Via Myspace

Victoria James Attempts Justin Tranter Inspired Look, Succeeds!

Victoria James Attempts Justin Tranter Inspired Look, Succeeds!

Today’s tutorial features a look from Christian Lacroix’s Fall Couture show, which we felt would get the praise of Justin Tranter…totally want to see him rock this!

-1-Start with a blank canvas or very light make-up, this look is all about the elaborate eyes so you don’t want to distract from them with bright lipstick or heavy blush
-2 -With a black eyeliner, lightly line the bottom and top creases and go over it again with liquid eye liner for a bold look

-Next, trace your eyes with green eyeliner and sweep out at both corners

-Lastly, use shadow to darken the creases, highlight the green with a lighter color or shimmery shadow and complete the look with a quick swipe of mascara over top lashes

*Also, instead of green you can try other colors.  Purple usually brings out brown eyes, Gold illuminates hazel eyes and for Blue or Green eyes blues and greens are best!


Justin’s SHOP Picks: Veronica Mars| All 3 Seasons| $ 107

Justins SHOP Picks: Veronica Mars| All 3 Seasons| $ 107

I guess I’ll let you make the assumptions…

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SHOP: Lavina on

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Justin Tranter approved pieces above from Lavina featured today on Hautelook at 50% off.  If you’re not familiar with Hautelook, you are really missing out! Hautelook provides its members with limited time designer sales everyday. Today is Lavina jewelry, offering up some amazing deals on their high fashion and ornate pieces. The items are all 50% off, with prices from $39 to $116 for a pearl necklace. I just love the above two cuffs, the first with its leather detailing and the second, which has animal print suede added for some extra umph.

Join Hautelook here to embrace these deals.

Justin’s SHOP Picks: Gareth Pugh| Diagonal Perfume| $85

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“Contrast, ambiguity, duality. Gareth Pugh said about his style: “it’s a struggle between lightness and darkness;” this is what I tried to translate in his perfume. The contrast between different raw materials, masculine and feminine, rough and smooth, dark and light, fresh and sensual.”

Ingredients: Dill, Black Pepper, Nutmeg, Palissander, Black Tea, Amyris, White Amber, Musk

The 50ml perfume comes in its own gift box, each individually numbered between 1 to 2000!

Buy it here

THE TAKEOVER: Semi Precious Weapons Music Video For ‘Magnetic Baby’

Here’s the music video for the song ‘Magnetic Baby,’ off of SPW’s debut album, ‘We Love You’

via Myspace

Justin’s SHOP Picks: Semi Precious Weapons| Tooth Necklace| $15

Justins SHOP Picks: Semi Precious Weapons| Tooth Necklace| $15

Semi Precious Weapons’ own line of jewelry brings you the ‘Tooth Necklace.” Not sure of it’s significance, prob has something to do with ’sinking your teeth into the music industry,’ or maybe that’s just to corny…Either way, it’s $15!

Buy it here

Justin’s SHOP Picks: Nooka | ZIRC GOLD Watch| $350

Justins SHOP Picks: Nooka | ZIRC GOLD Watch| $350

Awesome watch from Nooka, great new design, super cool color options: the Nooka Zirc features a new display design, also at 35×45x10mm, it is the largest display to date.

If you have no idea, the 12 dots represent hours and the horizontal row counts minutes.

EL back light and alarm included. Band is 22m wide.

Buy it here

Justin’s SHOP Picks: fettY| Shot Through The Heart Necklace| $685

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From Justin’s own line for Barney’s Coop, this ‘Shot Through the Heart Necklace’ is the perfect mix of super cute and badass. 14k white gold necklace with puffy heart pendant and 14k yellow gold diamond encrusted gun. 1″ pendant drop. 18″ chain.

Buy it here

THE TAKEOVER: Semi Precious Weapons Music Video For ‘Semi Precious Weapons’

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Here’s the music video for their self-titled song off of their debut album ‘We Love You.’ Justin Trater is looking fierce! (And yes, that is Raquel Reed).

Via Myspace

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