Monthly Archives: December 2012

One Big Problem for Windows Phone Users

Sure, Microsoft has 75,000 new apps, but are they the right ones?

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Mark Cuban on the Value of Hard Work and Other Tips This Week

How to find ideas, make use of holiday downtime and more: our best tips of the week.

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Why Facebook’s ‘Poke’ App Couldnt Kill Snapchat

Facebook’s app flop, Google+ analytics, a Zuckerberg privacy slip-up and more social-media news.

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Nervous Optimism About Capital Markets for Small Businesses in 2013

JOBS Act could give rise to additional IPOs in the New Year.

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5 Bad Habits That Are Harming Your Business

Make a resolution to cut these behaviors from your life.

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Google’s Best Apps for 2012

From travel to budgets to organizing documents, a look at Android-powered apps that can be good for business.

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Deadmau5 Proposes to Kat Von D with Black Diamond Skull Ring

Kat Von D and Deadmau5
The king of electronic music, and my personal favorite mainstream deejay, Deadmau5, has officially made the decision to tie the knot! Not sure how I missed this big news; but the electro-nerd proposed to his bride-to-be and tattoo artist, Kat Von D, via Twitter December 15th—Talk about romantic! After the recent proposal Deadmau5, just this week, decided to officially put a ring on it with a custom-made black diamond. Staying true to his tattoo-covered fiance’s punk rock style, the rock is set on a silver band complete with two small skulls that sit on both sides.
kat von d ring
Note: The diamond in this picture was replaced with a custom black diamond.
The couple has been on and off since September, but Mr. Zimmerman popped the question to his new finance by tweeting a picture of this ring along with the caption, which reads “I can’t wait for Christmas so…. Katherine Von Drachenberg, will you marry me?”. Even though I am a major lover of Deadmau5′s music, I am not sure if this move is the musician’s smartest decision. Having only been dating roughly 4 months, with already one break up along the way, this engagement is sure to be a fun one to keep an eye on in the tabloids.
Either way, Congrats Deadmau5 and Kat Von D—We wish you the best and can’t wait to watch this relationship unfold! Good luck n’ stuff!
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New Year: New Attire for Men

To be a good, informative blogger I feel like I am obligated to cover topics that many of the readers of First Class Fashionista may have seen on other blogs, for example today’s article is about what to wear to your New Year festivities. The difference between this article and all those other ones telling you “what’s hot” and what’s not” is I’ve actually made my fashion my life. I’m happy to do some minor gloating as I now officially have a Bachelor of Arts degree in Fashion Design! So when you read my articles, know they come from someone who is passionate and educated about fashion. BUT all persuasion aside, let’s talk about New Year’s attire for men.
Yes, I think everyone should get gussied up; not just the girls. Guys, it should be common practice for big holidays. Holidays are like high school dances, specifically like prom. Both men and women shell out tons of money to look good for a grand total of an hour. I know just as well as any of you, we all get dressed up for the FORMALITY of prom, then after we get our pictures taken as the outfits start to come apart; jackets come off, shoes come off and hair starts to unravel. New Year’s clothing may be like that for the ladies and I think it SHOULD be like that for dudes. Come on guys, we should step up our game and show the females that fashion isn’t just for them. But, as we ALL know, most guys fashion sense is…poor. BUT that’s why I write a lot of my articles; to help the so-called “fashion impaired”. So here’s what I think a New Year’s outfit SHOULD look like for the guys.
1. Button up shirt- This is a no brainer, and fortunately I think every guy on this planet has a button up shirt. Many men even wear them out to clubs or bars. Your shirt doesn’t have to be tucked in or buttoned all the way to the top or anything super formal. For tops the color spectrum is HUGE, so you could either go with a basic black or brown to downplay yourself, or you can spice things up with some color. I don’t mind seeing a blue or purple shirt when I go out. In fact, if you’re wanting some attention, colors are the way to go because every guy in the place will probably be wearing black.


Click to shop Grosgrain Button Plaquet Cotton Shirt

Lanvin at ShopStyle


Click to shop BAND OF OUTSIDERS Blue Oxford button down shirt

Band Of Outsiders at ShopStyle

2. Jeans- I’m not going to set forth rules on jeans. Depending on your personal style, the style of the pant might change and I think any and all jeans (minus overalls) are a good thing. My only tip on jeans is PLEASE FOR THE LOVE OF ALL THAT IS SACRED IN FASHION make sure they fit. Nothing is a bigger turn off than a guy who has muffin top or is constantly having to pull up his pants because they don’t fit! I think clothes that fit, show that a person knows his body and knows who he is as a person. Remember guys: Confidence is SEXY!


Click to shop Prps Goods And Co. Barracuda jean as seen on David Beckham

PRPS at ShopStyle

3. Formal shoes- Since you guys are putting in so much effort to look good, you might as well go all the way with some fancy dress shoes. I don’t expect white tie, heeled shoes, that you can see your reflection in; I’m talking about fashionable, leather extended toe shoes or something similar.


Click to shop Air Blaine Ribbon Penny by Cole Haan

Cole Haan at ShopStyle


Click to shop Calf Leather ‘Clasor’ Chelsea Wingtip Boot by BOSS Black

Hugo Boss at ShopStyle


Click to shop Alexander McQueen Textured Zip Boot

Alexander McQueen at ShopStyle

4. Accessories- DON’T BE AFRAID OF ACCESSORIES. Leather cuffs, watches, simple necklaces, simple rings are all types of accessories that men who are afraid of looking to “girly” or “metro” can still wear! However, I know guys have a tendency to overdue things. It was Chanel who gave the advice to take something off before you walk out the door. For guys, because men’s fashion is so simple, this rule only applies to accessories.


Click to shop Mini Bead Bracelet

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Click to shop BURBERRY Men’s Brown Leather Watch

Burberry at ShopStyle


Click to shop Dog Tag Necklace With Diamante Pattern Motif.

Gucci at ShopStyle

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Celebrity Fashion Weekly: Holiday Edition

From tartan-clad actresses to pop stars in tapestry embroidered jackets, celebrities celebrate the holiday season in style!
Jessica Alba was spotted running errands and picking up a few last-minute gifts in downtown Los Angeles. The stylish mother of two sported a pair of festive tartan pants from denim designer Current & Elliot. Alba went for a laid-back look with a white over-sized tee, leather boots and jacket. The 31-year-old definitely has down the California cool style.
Jessica Alba and Daughter
Katy Perry cozied up to St. Nicolas while backstage at the showing of The Christmas Story Musical. The pop star certainly looked the part in an intricately embroidered needle point coat by Dolce & Gabbana. Perry completed the look with sheer black tights and emerald ankle boots.
Katy Perry and Santa
Khloe Kardashian wins our best dressed at “The X Factor” season finale! The Reality star co-hosted the final episode looking absolutely stunning in an emerald mini dress by Valentino. The Resort 2013 piece featured an open back, sheer long sleeves and a boat neck bodice. We think Khloe nailed the styling with this dress; the gold belt and black booties were the perfect compliment to the already elegant look.
Khloe Kardashian at X Factor Season Finale
Katherine Heigl dazzled in sequins during her recent appearance on The Tonight Show. Heigl donned a Randi Rham dress which featured an embellished bodice, silk waist and fluttered hemline. The actress styled her short blond hair in big curls and kept her makeup light with a pink lip. We love this look, and think it would be a prefect inspiration for any New Year’s party!
Katherine Heigl Dresses
We hope you all had a wonderful holiday season! Let us know what your favorite looks of the week are by tweeting us @FCFashionista & @Birdieshoots!
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How to Find New Business Ideas in Everyday Life

Three tips to help you find new business opportunities in unexpected places.

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