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Thursday, June 30, 2016

Spice Up Your Life...

...with a little ginger! This is model Ben Rees, a true redhead.

Sunday, June 26, 2016

Remember The Time I Became Obsessed With A Boy I Saw On The Internet And Spent Almost Two Days Trying To Find Out His Name?



It seems it like it was only yesterday... because it was. 

It's that time of year when lovely boys flock to the fashion capitols of the world, ostensibly to show off the men's apparel that the big design houses hope will be all the rage next summer, but really to become part of the art projects that the designers call their "collections," even though ninety per cent of the things you see on the runway will never be sold in any store. It's called "Fashion Week," but if you are paying attention you know that there are so many Fashion Weeks for one thing or another, or one place or another, that it's almost easier to point out the times that aren't Fashion Week. For those who care, last week was Men's Spring/Summer 2017 Fashion Week in Paris, and the week before was Men's S/S '17 in Milan.

This year, like last year, and every other year before that, I was unable to attend.  Instead I spent some quality time poring over the runway photos of every major show. I always think that runway photos are about the least effective tools for scoping out hot guys, because the looks that the boys are decked out in are almost always ridiculous, the boys almost always look miserable, and they are often styled in a way that is meant to detract from their natural beauty. Despite all that, I was checking out as many of the shows as I could find. 

As usual, there were many familiar faces, and a few people who were clearly the season's breakout stars (I'm talking about you, Ville Sydfors) but there was one boy who I kept seeing over and over again who really caught my eye.  His name is... but I'm getting ahead of myself.  The fact is that I did not know his name. I knew that I had never seen him, because this was a boy that I would have remembered; rail thin, a cherubic face, green eyes that look like they had seen things, and the most glorious mop of dark brown hair that I have seen since maybe ever.  I had to know who he was, where he was from, what he had done so far.  













Not to worry, I thought, I have resources to help me figure these things out. First find out what shows he has walked in: Prada, Dior Hommes, Diesel Black Gold, MSGM, Kolor, Ann Demeulemeester, Miaoran. All right then, Models.com frequently runs a page on each of the major shows and lists "all the people in this show." All I had to do is go through the list until I found him. Trouble is, he wasn't on any of the lists. Ok, I'll try a Google image search. For every image I searched  Google very kindly let me know that their "best guess for this image" was "Fashion Model."  How very helpful.  Next, I went searching for backstage photos from all of the shows he had participated in.  There he was all right, hanging with the other models, having his hair done, waiting in line for his turn, smiling, laughing.  No name though. 














In the end it was Instagram that came to my rescue. A hashtag search for #Dior Hommes led me to thousands of pictures, and yes, my boy was there, and after clicking on quite a few images I came upon the Holy Grail, his name! It only took about nine hours over two days, but I had found it.

So, then, allow me to introduce Andrei Dobrin, a 16-year-old from Romania who started modeling last fall. Was it worth the effort? 







 There are many more pictures after the break.

Friday, June 17, 2016

Friday Smile

I hope this big smile by newbie model Lucas Prada helps you forget just how shitty the world is, if just for a few minutes.  If that doesn't do it, maybe this shirtless photo of Lucas will.


Wednesday, June 15, 2016

At The Old Place by Frank O'Hara (1955)

Joe is restless and so am I, so restless.
Button's buddy lips frame "L B T TH O P?"
across the bar. "Yes!" I cry, for dancing's
my soul delight. (Feet! Feet!) "Come on!"

Through the streets we skip like swallows.
Howard malingers. (Come on, Howard.) Ashes
malingers. (Come on, J.A.) Dick malingers.
(Come on, Dick.) Alvin darts ahead. (Wait up,
Alvin.) Jack, Earl, and Someone don't come.

Down the dark stairs drifts the steaming cha-
cha-cha. Through the urine and smoke we charge
to the floor. Wrapped in Ashes' arms I glide.

(It's heaven!) Button lindys with me. (It's
heaven!) Joe's two-steps, too, are incredible,
and then a fast rhumba with Alvin, like skipping
on toothpicks. And the interminable intermissions,

we have them. Jack, Earl and Someone drift
guiltily in. "I knew they were gay 
the minute I laid eyes on them!" screams John.
How ashamed they are of us!  we hope.

Monday, June 13, 2016

What It Costs To Be Gay In Public

I'm not ready to stop thinking about the events in Orlando this past weekend.  It makes it difficult for me to simply post pictures of cute boys and be done with it.  Please read the article at the link below. It has something very important to say.  Share it with your friends- especially your straight friends. Just a year ago we were celebrating a milestone for our cause.  The fight is far from over.


All is Forgiven

River Viiperi has put himself back in my good graces.

Saturday, June 11, 2016

Wait, Waite

Models.com's Model of the Week and Daily Duo pages used to be a reliable source of  new faces for me to fall in love with, but lately I've found them to be somewhat hit and miss. However, last week they hit it out of the park with this guy, 17-year-old Tristan River Waite. Tristan has a Hollywood pedigree; his mother is 1990s bombshell Natasha Henstridge, and his grandfather was Ralph Waite, best known as the father on The Waltons. I think Tristan has a bright future ahead of him, but first he he has senior year of high school to get through.






Thursday, June 9, 2016

Steffan Argus Is Not Famous...Yet




You probably don't know who Steffan Argus is, but you will if he has anything to say about it. As an actor/singer/model, his biggest gig has been as one of the Kidz Bop kids, but he has also done some short films and is currently on the Men's Board at Ford Models. Yesterday he uploaded a music video of his original song Make Me Cry, which may not be quite ready for prime time, but shows some promise.  And he's pretty, y'all, real pretty.







Photos: John Tan, Adam Bouska

Sunday, June 5, 2016

A Long Overdue Sunday Roundup






Who remembers when I used to do this on a weekly basis?  In the end it was too much for me to keep up with. It seems like it has been ages since I've done one, so here is a roundup of some pictures I've collected from throughout the web. All photos are property of the original photographers.  I don't know who any of these people are or where to get more of them, mostly, so don't ask. Yes, that "mostly" means that there are some of them who I can identify, but don't ask anyway. Some of these may be repeats of things I have posted before, but I can't find it in myself to care. Enjoy!












There are 100 more pictures after the jump.