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Get the London Look

22/03/2012 4 comments

Umm.. I mean the McLaren look. Now you can get the look of the McLaren boys… well, if you’re willing to part with some cash and wear the shades that is. πŸ˜‰

Jenson was seen wearing a pair of decidely retro shades in Melbourne:

I believe Jenson was wearing the Oliver Peoples Sheldrake model, which will set you back $385-$405 USD at reputable retail stores (Nordstrom, Barneys, etc).

The Sheldrake is a unisex model, the right girl could also rock it:

If you prefer a more modern sporty look, you could try to emulate Lewis Hamilton:

Now you might be thinking “There’s a weird metal bar thing in the center of those glasses.” There is also another metal bar on the temple:

These metal ‘bars’ actually serve a purpose: they are in fact hinges. Yes, that’s right. These sunglasses are foldable. The range for women has been marketed as “Folding in Love.”

This foldable range of Prada sunglasses is quite new, they debuted for men in the A/W 2011. The retail on these is about $375 USD:

The range has also carried over into the S/S 2012 season:

What do you think about these sunglasses? As for me, I think Jenson has also beat his teammate this time round in Melbourne… πŸ˜‰

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Battle of the Annoying Facial Hair

09/02/2012 6 comments

While Hamilton is indeed one of the F1 Top Pretty Boy Models, his fascination with “interesting” facial hair is quite disappointing. I understand that he likes to stand out from the rest, but doing it with facial hair is rather unnecessary. Β As I’ve mentioned in many previous posts, his experimentation comes off as a “teenage rebellion” from McLaren’s strict clean cut image. Β He seems to push the limit just a bit further to see how much he can get away with. Β It might be cool if Hamilton was pushing satorial boundaries perhaps a la Liuzzi. Cause let’s face it, if you exceed a certain tacky threshold, it can become cool (well, cool is relative. I never cared for Liuzzi’s style personally). Β Well, maybe I’m wrong and Hamilton IS approaching that stage… he is getting tackier by the moment. =X

Case in point… his chin curtain has now grown:

It looks particularly bad close up:

But Hamilton is not alone. Alonso has been sporting an equally tacky soul patch lately:

Oh my. Will 2012 become a year where the drivers battle for the title of Most Annoying Facial Hair? This is certainly one battle I could do without. The Ugly Sunglasses Championship is so much better. πŸ˜‰

Let’s hope they shave. Soon.

Button beats his teammate …

03/10/2011 4 comments

No, no. I’m not talking about the F1 Championship points. As on thepitwalk, it’s something else entirely!

Well, I enjoy McLaren’s Top Model Challenges very much… in fact… I might be the only person to have ever heard of it. Perhaps some of my blog readers remember what this is too (hint: top model tag). For those who are confused, here is a short explanation: Hamilton is a photogenic driver, often posing quite dramatically (even bordering on the EMO side) in front of the Vodafone logo. Granted, most of Hamilton’s posing in the garage is not intentional… but it’s more fun to turn it into an episode of Top Model with Button as Hamilton’s direct competition. πŸ˜›

Apparently Button has not only beaten his Top Model teammate Hamilton, but a slew of other Britain’s finest men. Button was voted “Best Looking Man” in a women’s survey. For further details see the original article here

Interesting. I admit Hamilton’s New Look is not doing him any favors this year. His status as the Top Model of McLaren may be in danger. That facial hair stripe has definitely got to go:

Perhaps this win has Button confused as well?

So tell me dear readers. Do you agree with those 1500 women in the survey? Is Button indeed the best looking man in Britain? I think not… but apparently many think otherwise. πŸ˜‰

Lewis Experiments with Facial Hair… Again.

03/02/2011 4 comments

Last year, Lewis grew an “interesting” bit of facial hair. In case you don’t remember what it looked like, I will refresh your memory:

image: motorsport.com

It wasn’t a very good look, and he shaved it off after awhile (thank God).

However it seems that Lewis is once again toying with facial hair. It’s similar to what he tried in 2010… overall the face is clean but now there is a little subtle strip along his jawline now:


image: nextgen-auto

I’m not really sure what to think here. I still think that Lewis is “rebelling” against McLaren’s corporate image. I’m sure that growing a full beard would totally rock the boat at McLaren. But this sort of half-assed facial hair growing is a little annoying too. Perhaps I’m of the mindset “Go big or go home”…

What do the readers think? Maybe I’m out of touch on this one and it’s just so cool that I don’t get it?

Starting 2011 right

06/01/2011 5 comments

Many people start the new year off with new resolutions. Perhaps to get more fit, more responsible, spend less, and other such things. Wait… why does this sound vaguely familiar?

Anyway… a new year, a new you. So cliche! But how does one go about creating a new self? An image change perhaps. Well in that case, I do believe Lewis Hamilton is getting 2011 to a good start.

I spied this photo on twitter (@TheFifthDriver):

Do you see it? No, not the car silly… who cares about the carbon fiber?

I’m talking about those huge diamond earrings! Perhaps they were a Christmas present from his doll? πŸ˜‰

Oh my, what a happy camper:

So tell me, which earrings do you prefer? The lower profile black studs from 2010 or the rocks of 2011? I happen to think these bling bling ones are a little much, but that’s just me~

2010 F1 Facial Hair in Pictures!

03/01/2011 9 comments

When I think about my memories about the 2010 season, there are some obvious things to remember: the fight for the WDC, the big four contenders for the Ugly Sunglasses World Champion, EJ’s sweaty shirts, the pretty wives and girlfriends (and their luxury goods), and much more.

But now that I think about it, 2010 was a big year for F1 drivers’ facial hair. Let’s start with the 2010’s gang of four.

I think the WDC should go first:

Hamilton had an “interesting” style at one point… but I am glad he got rid of it:

Alonso grew a monster of a beard as seen in the F1 gala:

I don’t think I’ve ever spotted Webber with a full beard on the track… but look at what I found:

Asides from the gang of four, Button and Heidfeld must not be forgotten.

Goodbye Heidfeld… I am going to miss your bag. In fact, I might buy one just to think of you once in awhile (just kidding).

Oh Jens… when I think about you… all can think about is your scraggly beard (and Jessica… and your father’s pink shirt).

PS I cheated, this photo of Button is not from 2010.

Did I forget an awesome beard somewhere? I might have. If so, leave a comment with your favorite 2010 bearded driver photo and LET ME KNOW! πŸ˜‰ Twitter works too.

The gang of four

30/11/2010 2 comments

When I saw this photo of the WDC contenders in Abu Dhabi, I could only picture their photos in Beijing’s Tiananmen Square. I’m not sure why I was reminded of Communist propaganda, but I was. Since I don’t have access to Photoshop currently, I did the following in MS Paint (tsk tsk…):

Whose photo would make a good replacement for good ol’ Mao Zedong? Perhaps Vettel, since he is the current WDC? Or maybe Alonso because team orders are for the good of the country? He also drives for a “red” team… LOL, just kidding.

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