Crown Jewels

I admit this is a pretty kewl look - both in terms of the Crown Jewels she is wearing below, but also the fur and the costume she is wearing.

It is unfortunate you can really only wear this as a costume. But now I know what I want for my next Halloween costume.

Black Swimsuits for Women

I found these particular swimsuit designs to be of particular interest to me. My focus here was more on one-piece swimsuits and I chose black only because I was more interested in the SHAPE and DESIGN of the swimsuits rather than the colour or pattern of the swimsuits.

Male Swimsuits and why some men just can't go swimming...

Swimwear for men comes in two varieties.

#1. Skintight speedo-type swimwear which are made for men who are super hot and hunky. Like the one in the photo here, which is Hugo Boss swim shorts.


#2. Really baggy ugly things called "swim trunks" designed to cover them up because many men are overweight / too skinny and feel self-conscious about other people staring at their junk.

It really comes down to whether the man falls into one of two categories...

Either they are buff and confident.

Or they overweight / too skinny and lack the confidence to strut their stuff with other people watching because their butt is too fat / too skinny and they are worried about how other people will look at them.

Women do the exact same thing. Every woman wants to wear a sexy bikini - but most American women can't do that because the average American is overweight or obese. It is not such a big deal in Canada, Europe, Asia or Africa - where people exercise and eat more healthily - but in the USA, most women buy a one-piece swimsuit in order to cover up her extra flab.

However with men its a bit bizarre... because even the skinny men still buy swim trunks in order to cover up. It is really only the buff / muscular men who feel confident enough to wear something which is skintight.

I think it comes down to the fact that our beauty standards are such that skinny women is desirable (with the exception of anorexics), but skinny men is not desirable.

And to prove this we just have to look at the fitness industry - where even buff women with lots of muscles still wear bikinis and wouldn't dream of wearing an one-piece swimsuit.

Back to swim trunks, I should point out that in advertising the swim trunks are still displayed on buff male models... because it would not encourage the men to buy them if they were shown on anorexic or overweight men, despite the fact that its mostly overweight and skinny men who buy swim trunks. And the more overweight or skinny the person is, the bigger and baggier the swim trunks will be. They're almost like parachute pants.

And while we are at it... when was the last time you saw a man wearing an one-piece swimsuit? Probably it was either a man who was REALLY OVERWEIGHT or it was pre-1950s...

A scuba gear wetsuit doesn't count.

Where to buy Kufi hats

Kufi hats are normally worn by Muslim men - but I would argue that they can be worn by ANYONE.

A friend of mine who teaches archery in Toronto is even looking to get one, just so his hair won't get in his eyes while he is trying to aim. So I could see it being useful for many people.

A Kufi hat is essentially a crochet toque with ample holes in it, designed so it keeps your hair in place, but isn't really hot - so you can wear it even on hot days.

Some Kufi hats have more holes than other Kufi hats - so there is some room for flexibility if you want one that is a tad warmer.

They even look really great on kids (boys and girls!), in a variety of different colours.

The only problem is WHERE to buy them. Online is a possibility. If you know of stores that cater to Muslim men and women, that is a good option too. I myself have only found one place that sells them (a Muslim book store), but there has to be many more places.

If you know of locations where a person can purchase Kufi hats (online or in person), please post it in the comments sections.

Anna Gown from Simply Bridal

Below is the "Anna" gown from Simply Bridal. A relative of mine got this for her wedding dress. She chose it because she liked the bodice, the shape, the decorative flower on the waist... she likes it so much she refers to it as "My Precious" (she is a Lord of the Rings fan).

Steampunk Panties

Because who doesn't like Steampunk Panties?

And for fun, here is a photo of a steampunk camaro. Rrrreeeow!

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