Hello Mr Magazine

Photographs by Sean Gin Dear Hello Mr Magazine, I am glad you finally exist. I was introduced to  your founder, Ryan Fitzgibbons, by Richard Haines, my friend the fashion illustrator. I was then introduced to the magazine itself, which is really a breath of fresh air. It describes itself as a magazine for men who date men, but I feel like it’s filled with such great stories and such beautiful images that it will appeal to everyone. These promo graphics express the magazine’s sensibility: For years, Gay magazines have been cheesy and gross and filled with fake tan waxy steroid…

The Best Music Videos Ever Made

YOANN LEMOINE Dear Music Video Director/Photographer Yoann Lemoine, You know that point in the evening, when you’ve been hanging out with your friends all night, when everyone switches from wanting to catch up and find out about each other’s weeks to wanting to show each other Youtube videos? Well that happened the other night and we started by watching the video you directed for Woodkid’s “Iron.” Woodkid is your band. Which might explain why the videos for Woodkid’s songs are the most incredible videos I’ve ever seen. Just breathtakingly beautiful, so emotionally rich, the perfect combination of darkness and light…

You Better Work, Dish!

Dear Self, I opened up the cupboard yesterday and noticed something. All my dishes are white. Or clear. Which surprised me. I love color. And I’ve never been one of those people who runs around yelling about how all dishes should be white. Until now. Looking at my collection made me realize having all white dishes is a really easy way for everything to always look good together. So that when you wake up in the morning you can gaze upon your beloved dishes and admire how well they all play together. In other news, I don’t know when this…

Let Them Wear Cake!

Dear Cake, I became aware of your awesome fashion line recently and I just had to share it. In addition to your glamorously simple logo, you have a line of clothing that is just edgy enough to be classic while not screaming so loud that it’s annoying. Flag, $120 I want to hang this awesome flag in my apartment, so I can pretend I am the president of my own country where geometry rules and everything is in glamourous black and white. I need the following hats for my fall look. My “fall look” is that I don’t have the…

Glamourtimez: My Sister’s Wedding

Photography by Stephanie Secrest Dear My Sister, In order to explain your wedding, I must first explain where we grew up. We grew up in the middle of the woods in Yosemite National Park. I don’t think anyone who grew up there really appreciated what we had until we left for college. When you grow up surrounded by some of the most beautiful vistas on the planet (outside my bedroom window was Yosemite Falls, through the living room window you see Half Dome), it doesn’t phase you. And you act bratty, and whine about how there’s nothing to do because…

Friday Fashonz: What’s On Justin?

Dear Gorgeous Person Reading This Post, Are you reading Scout Sixteen? You should be. It’s just basically a whole site of Justin Livingston wearing cute outfits, standing on cute streets, being cute. So I’ve decided to start featuring him so that we can all ogle his outfits together. Enjoy! This week’s outfit is a glamorous floral shirt with some perfect-fitting jeans (I could use some of those). I need an outfit transplant. Like, now. Check out the full details of his ensemble here. Love, Orlando

My Gay Identity Crisis: To Shave or Not to Shave Body Hair

Dear Braun, Thanks for the Series 5 Electric Razor you sent me. Clearly, you looked at my face and realized I was in need of a good shave. This is what my face normally looks like. Sort of in-between scruff and beard. Baby beard: Sometimes I crop off my beard for stubble, that looks like this: I’m pretty sure this is the last time my face didn’t have at least a little hair on it: When I received this delightful Braun razor, I wasn’t really sure what to do with it since I don’t normally shave my face. So naturally…

Whut Glamour: Graphic Tees from Calvin Klein

Dear You, I’ve been absent for a while, sorry! I have a super good explanation but I can’t tell you about it yet because it’s top secret… In other news, do you spend hours every day wishing all of your clothing combined your love for of the gorgeous sky with your love of geometric shapes? Well, thankfully, Calvin Klein has answered all your prayers with this glamorous collection of ridiculously colorful landscape v. graphica sweaters. Check it out. Calvin Klein Spring 2014 Menswear Collection I pretty much feel that these were designed specifically for me. And I want all of…

Blast From The Past: 5 Trends I Didn’t See Coming Back So Soon

Dear Diary, Sometime last year, I remember hearing that camo was back. “Camo” as in camouflage. I found this news infuriating, as I had just thrown away my camo thermal shirt the week prior, having decided it had its heyday in 2007 when I bought it, and I was over it. But this is the thing with trends, one minute everyone is all about them, the next they’re over it and you look like you’re wearing something totally lame and outdated. And now that information spreads so quickly, trends leave us and come back and leave us come back faster…