Mud runs have been an ‘it’ thing to do for the sport enthusiasts and those who just want share photos of their dirty selves at the event on Facebook—not judging, I’d be doing the exact same thing…#mudrun. Men and women have been sliding around the mud (or newer variations like the cleaner foam run) for years now, in either very little clothing or festive costumes. You’d think someone would’ve thought of a gay mud run sooner, but alas it has arrived and is coming to New York this Pride season.
Out-Fit Challenge is booking itself as the first LGBT mud run, and the organization held its first event this past Miami Beach Gay Pride. What makes this event more unique than the obvious, is that the company provides proceeds of every dollar earned to national and local LGBT charity organizations.
This one is for you music travelers! On July 20, the annual electric festival, Electric Daisy Carnival, will make its first European appearance in London’s Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. From Insomniac Events, the festival is the largest North American electronic music festival and dance music event, and shows every summer throughout the states (this year in Las Vegas, New York, and Chicago) and Puerto Rico.
The London edition will be produced in partnership with U.K. festival brand Cream, which Billboard reports as a union potentially more meaningful than just the one event. This thought is due to Cream founder and CEO James Barton serving as president of Electronic Music for Live Nation since it acquired his company in May 2012. Its involvement could indicate that Insomniac, long reported to be for sale, is close to sealing a deal with Live Nation as well.
Last week, the 10th Annual Jeffrey Fashion Cares fundraising event brought together the crème of New York’s fashionistas aboard The Intrepid to raise awareness (and over $811K) for LGBT organizations and people living with HIV/AIDS. Founder Jeffrey Kalinsky and event chairs Dan Rothman and Todd Sears were on hand to greet all of the star guests, and kicked off the festivities with host Emmy Rossum.
Among Rossum, other celebs in attendance included Cyndi Lauper (who presented Broadway legend Jerry Mitchell with an award), androgynous model Andrej Pejic, former hockey player Sean Avery, and Alec Baldwin and Kim Basinger’s daughter-turned-model, Ireland Baldwin, among others.
Fashion week, a time when designers of all levels showcase their work upcoming lines for either the spring/summer or fall/winter season. You typically have to know someone—or be an editor or buyer for a big name publication or retailer—to get invited to a many runway shows during any fashion week…or of course be a celebrity who’s worn an item from a designer once. However, the streets of the city hosting its fashion week events become runways themselves, even more so than usual. This past weekend kicked off New York Fashion Week, despite some snow blizzard named Nemo.
The Lincoln Center has become the hub for the fashion week events hosted by Mercedes-Benz, the head organizer, since 2010, and after 15 years of being at Bryant Park. While you need a ticket to get into most shows, there was an event open to the public, and for men.
Men’s fashion and lifestyle magazine, DETAILS hosted its first men’s accessories show this past Sunday (Feb. 10). While the publication has hosted runway events to feature various designers over the seasons and years, this was the first time it held one devoted to accessories, and on top of that, all were welcomed without a formal invitation.