Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Cool fashion and lifestyle billboards around L.A. in June...

You can tell Summer's here with all the fashion brands getting ready for folks to hit the beach this month. Here's a round-up of all the cool style, food, drink and lifestyle billboards gracing Los Angeles streets in June.

Fashion billboards
ALDO life's a beach billboard
First up is this fun and bold creative from ALDO Shoes teasing a beach-friendly lifestyle.
Calvin Klein sexy swimwear billboard
Next up and Calvin Klein is far less subtle, with some gorgeous bodies modeling their new swimwear looks.
AussieBum waterpolo billboard
AussieBum breaks from their hunky male model photography to bring us this clash of the titans inspired billboard, featuring a hunky water polo team battling a mythical hydra in Sydney Harbour, for their men's swimwear range.
AX Summer 2011 fashion billboard
Meanwhile, Armani Exchange relaxes by the pool with this cool creative for Summer's essential accessory, sunglasses.
Havaianas flip-flops billboard
Not to feel left out, Brazilian flip-flop brand Havaianas gave us these two fantastic giant billboards along L.A.'s Sunset Strip, adding some fun and colour to the heart of West Hollywood.
Giant Havaianas flip-flops billboard
And finally this model squeezed into those skintight denim and some killer heels for this Buffalo Jeans billboard.
Buffalo Jeans blue heels billboard

Travel billboards
Nikki beach swimsuit model billboard
Las Vegas is also getting ready for the pool party season and I'm sure this sexy swimsuit billboard will help fill the Nikki Beach resort this Summer.

Food billboards
Ben and Jerry's Chunk generosity billboard
This month Ben & Jerry's has a great campaign for its yummy ice-cream brand around town.
Ben and Jerry's Cherries billboard
Two of my favourite billboards were for New York Super Fudge Chunk and Cherry Garcia flavours, each highlighting the quantity and quality of their ingredients in a fun, eye-catching way.
Jamba Juice Frozen Yogurt billboard
Jamba Juice wants some of the Summer action and had this bright and zingy billboard for its new frozen yogurt.
Chipotle silver foil billboard
Meanwhile, Chipotle Mexican Grill returned its product to their silver foil wrappers after a few months with a special gold foil wrapper in their restaurants.

Drinks billboards
Don Julio Tequila billboard
For drinks, Don Julio wanted to remind us what brand of tequila we should have in our margaritas in the Summer sun.
Heineken Holland drops billboard
While Heineken beer tried this clever, thirst-quenching creative to whet our appetites.

Health & fitness billboards
30 years of AIDS billboard
It was also a time to remember that we still haven't found a cure for AIDS after 30 years and the importance of looking after your health by getting a HIV test if you're sexually active.
Navitat Squirrel billboard
And on a lighter note, here's a fun way to get fit in the great outdoors from Navitat which specialises in canopy adventures, for humans, not squirrels I'd assume.

For more great billboards be sure to check out Daily Billboard every day...

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Transformers 3 and Fast Five movie cars on display...

If you're a car or just a movie enthusiast then you're in a for a double treat around Hollywoodland.

Transformers 3 Bumblebee Camaro ArcLight HollywoodTransformers 3 optimus Prime truck
Not only will you find Optimus Prime's truck and Bumblebee's new Camaro outside ArcLight Hollywood, but also the cars from Fast Five on display at Universal Studios Hollywood at the moment.

Fast Five Nissan 370Z movie carFast Five Ford GT40 movie car
The awesome Autobot vehicles from Transformers: Dark of the Moon will only be there until July 4 so check them out before they disappear.

Bumblebee's new 2012 Camaro on display
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If you can't make it, check out my other blog Hollywood Movie Costumes and Props for more fantastic photos.


Friday, June 24, 2011

Maybe the most photogenic Labrador in the world...

Sometimes I think we have the most photogenic Labrador in the world, but then I think that's just parental pride talking.

Quizzical Cooper
Rooftop Labrador Cooper
Then we'll have an impromptu photo-shoot up on our roof deck with Cooper's English Labrador face framed by brilliant Californian blue skies and wispy clouds, and then I know that it's true.
Labrador smiles
He's such a beautiful boy and knows how to work the camera, after all he should do as he's been photographed frequently since he was a young pup.English Labrador face
Be sure to check out some of his cute puppy pictures when he was younger.
Yellow Labrador Cooper 3 years old
How can you resist that smile...

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Britney Spears is a Femme Fatale at the Staples Center...

Last night Britney Spears hit me baby one more time as I ventured downtown to the Staples Center for my second audience with the pop princess at the Staples Center for her Femme Fatale concert.

Britney Spears struts her stuff on stage
Britney Spears Femme Fatale concert
Britney Spears Femme Fatale
Supporting Britney, was current flavour-of-the-month, Nicki Minaj, who put on a good show, but really isn't my musical cup of tea.

Nicki Minaj supports Britney at the Staples Center
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I was pleasantly surprised to see that Britney had more energy than her Circus tour and seemed to contribute to the singing more than simply lip-synching her way through the entire show.

Britney opens her Femme Fatale show
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Britney's best assets have to be her newly slimmed-down body and that blonde hair that she loves to toss around so much (or 'hairography' as they like to refer to it on Glee).
Britney Spears Femme Fatale raincoats
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The Staples Center is a weird venue and it doesn't have the best acoustics, especially when you compare it to the Hollywood Bowl which was designed with concerts in mind.

This is how Britney rolls
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Even though I like her music, I'm not a rabid fan, so I don't have the same emotional connection to the songs as I would for a Kylie Minogue or Madonna concert.

One lucky audience member gets a Britney lap dance
Britney Spears lap dance Femme Fatale

Britney does her best Marilyn Monroe impression
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Add that to the fact that she doesn't really belt out her songs and it's hard to feel the energy of her performance when she never hits a high note or interprets a song in a different way.

Britney seems to love being suspended over the stage
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Saying that she does put on a show and there were some real crowd pleasing moments, although two of those were her singing someone else's songs, Rihanna's 'S&M' (which they performed together at the recent Billboard Music Awards) and a cover of Madonna's classic 'Burning Up'.

Cleopatra-inspired Britney
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Biker chick Britney
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She seems to be a fan of being suspended above the audience, along with smoke machines, lasers and even long breaks between sets (surely her costume changes don't take that long).

Britney's giant rodeo guitar
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One of the stand-out parts of the show was the giant guitar she straddled rodeo-style, which was a real attention grabber.

Britney performs Toxic (with some 'hairography')
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Luckily she finished the show on a high with 'Toxic' (one of my favourites) and 'Till The World Ends'.

Femme Fatale finale
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Britney Spears and Nicki Minaj on stage Till The World Ends
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Another thing that Britney did right was her fabulous angel finale, where she created a spectacle by descending from the heavens, elevating herself above the other performers on stage and proving her star quality.

Britney's angel finale
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She could really do with improving her stage presence and removing herself from her pack of dancers as she gets lost amongst them at times, I mean who's the real star here?
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She should take a leaf out of Madonna's book in order to be more iconic, or even Kylie who elevated her status to that of a goddess on her Aphrodite Tour.
Britney Spears Femme Fatale Tour
Third time's a charm Britney...