Articles tagged with: Philip Minaker

Fall trend report

published: September, 08, 2017 Written by // Philip Minaker - Style Categories // Social Media, Gay Men, Mental Health, Lifestyle, Living with HIV, Philip Minaker

PositiveLite.com style advisor Philip Minaker: "The major trend of this season is indeed the seventies and all they had to offfer."

Fall trend report

Fashion designers draw inspiration for their collections from a variety of subject matter: - A trip abroad or for the love of their homeland. - A work of art, a movie or a story that moves them. - A vision of the future or of a bygone era. - Or perhaps…what’s currently going on in the world. Whether it’s a fantasy or interpretation of reality, making fashion relevant and appealing is a tough task. The challenge, season after season, is to make fashion reflect the times in which we l

Stripe Teasers

published: April, 12, 2017 Written by // Philip Minaker - Style Categories // Social Media, Gay Men, Mental Health, Photography, Living with HIV, Opinion Pieces, Philip Minaker

Philip Minaker: "For Spring/Summer 2017 designers have opened up a Pandora’s Box of stripes guaranteed to suit your aesthetic and lifestyle needs."

Stripe Teasers

Stripes are big this season! And not just as a trend. Forget about the typical Spring Nautical influence as well as the Finding Waldo look. For Spring/Summer 2017 designers have opened up a Pandora’s Box of stripes guaranteed to suit your esthetic and lifestyle needs.   Vertical, diagonal or horizontal, subdued to vibrant, solid or patterned and even crafty to techno the options are endless. And the idea of mixing and matching also has been reworked to create a standout look that de

Form & function in men's spring style.

published: March, 13, 2017 Written by // Philip Minaker - Style Categories // Social Media, Gay Men, Lifestyle, Living with HIV, Philip Minaker

Philip Minaker reports on this spring's casual looks for men.

Form & function in men's spring style.

Many of us have opted for a less structured approach to dressing that accommodates our lifestyles. Incorporating clothing specifically designed for workouts and other athletic activities into our work, casual and social wardrobes has become a new standard of dressing. And since it has begun chipping away at sales in casual (think jeans) and ready to wear commodities it has created one of its own. Pieces specifically designed for true sportswear have now expanded into everyday wear. Whether fo

Check it out!!! 2016 fall styles!!!

published: October, 28, 2016 Written by // Philip Minaker - Style Categories // Social Media, Gay Men, Lifestyle, Opinion Pieces, Philip Minaker

PositiveLite.com's Philip Minaker with an overview of 2016 fall fashion trends.

Check it out!!! 2016 fall styles!!!

A new season has arrived and that means a new approach to dressing. For many, Fall denotes change and new beginnings. Commencing a new academic year during our youth is probably the reason why many of us have taken a particular shining to Fall. Despite the anxieties that we may have initially experienced, including what to wear, we began to embrace the possibilities of new opportunities enthusiastically as the years advanced. For many, translating fashion into personal style is a process, l

Looking good is the best revenge - the swimsuit edition

published: June, 27, 2016 Written by // Philip Minaker - Style Categories // Social Media, Gay Men, Lifestyle, Philip Minaker

PositiveLite.com's Philip Minaker with some easy ways to feel and look really, really good this summer.

Looking good is the best revenge - the swimsuit edition

It’s really no big secret. The key to really looking great is to feel great. And since summer is now upon us, there is an easy remedy to mutually spark up the external and internal you. Simply dive into the great outdoors and soak up some of that sun! Besides transforming your skin color from pasty white to a flattering tan, your body also naturally absorbs a healthy dose of the Sunshine Vitamin known as Vitamin D. Mild sun exposure can indeed boost the immune system, warding off a multitud

Spark it up!

published: May, 04, 2015 Written by // Philip Minaker - Style Categories // Lifestyle, Philip Minaker

Wondering what to wear this summer season. Fear not! Our fashion guy Philip Minaker says go with a more relaxed look

 Spark it up!

Wondering what to wear this season? Fear not! Whether you are feeling the need to do a complete wardrobe overhaul or just spark up your favorite pieces there are plenty of options that will not only spark up your look but your attitude as well.  The major trend to dressing this season is a more relaxed attitude. A key component to creating this vibe is to simply wear shirts untucked and sleeves rolled up. Tapered shirts with contoured hemlines will show off that hot physique of yours and are

Gotch Ya

published: February, 05, 2012 Written by // Philip Minaker - Style Categories // Philip Minaker

This cheap and cheerful collection, maybe just the ticket you need to bring a little sexy back…if not inspire you to keep those new year resolutions on track.

Gotch Ya

With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, I thought it would be sweet to treat you to some eye-candy. Admittedly, I was inspired by the latest ad campaign by H&M promoting their latest celeb tie with the David Beckham Bodywear Line. This cheap and cheerful collection, maybe just the ticket you need to bring a little sexy back…if not inspire you to keep those new year resolutions on track.   Becks does come with some additional background in underwear as he was featured in G

Global Fusion emerges as a trend in what to wear

published: March, 12, 2011 Written by // Philip Minaker - Style Categories // Lifestyle, Philip Minaker

Philip Minaker, our style guy, says “Fashion Designers have taken us on a variety of journeys around the world with their interpretations of diverse cultures and ethnic references in the past”

Global Fusion emerges as a trend in what to wear

Trends in Fashion are either subtle nuances, like tie or lapel widths, or statements that represent the times in which they were popular (Mod, Grunge, Preppy). As we delve into this new decade there seems to be a trend that is slowly emerging among the current slew that may have some longevity of its’ own. Fashion Designers have taken us on a variety of journeys around the world with their interpretations of diverse cultures and ethnic references in the past. Combining several reference poin

Creepy Crawlers

published: February, 06, 2011 Written by // Philip Minaker - Style Categories // Health, Philip Minaker

New York City is currently the number one American city in bedbug infestation as is Vancouver in Canada.

Creepy Crawlers

Getting “Crabs” is a Gay rite of passage. Remember the discomfort, paranoia and anxiety of being infested and the mad panic to get rid of those little critters? Multiply that by a few months or possibly a year and then you can imagine the trauma of having Bedbugs. Though largely eradicated in the developed world in the 1940’s, they have mysteriously returned with a vengeance. Bedbugs are appearing in Hotels, Second Hand Shops and a variety of other public institutions and public modes of

Gay Style Idols of 2010 Part Three - The final ten

published: January, 25, 2011 Written by // Philip Minaker - Style Categories // Arts and Entertainment, Gay Men, Lifestyle, Philip Minaker

The Final Top Ten for gay style icons of 2010!!

Gay Style Idols of 2010 Part Three - The final ten

10 Alan Ball is an American writer, director, producer and actor for film, theatre and television that may not be that familiar to you but his work will ring bells. He has received an Academy Award and a Golden Globe for “American Beauty” and an Emmy for “Six Feet Under”. His current dramatic series for HBO, “True Blood” has also earned him numerous awards, nominations and a growing following. His support of the LGBT community is also impressive.   9 Jane Lynch is a gifted Americ

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