Articles tagged with: Style

Easy breezy

published: March, 23, 2018 Written by // Philip Minaker - Style Categories // Social Media, Gay Men, Arts and Entertainment, Lifestyle, Media, Philip Minaker

Philip Minaker: "Designers have drawn considerable inspiration from the 70’s, 80’s and 90’s to create new looks for Spring 2018."

Easy breezy

There is a new paradigm to dressing this season. It’s not just a fresh take on a new season of dressing but a new way of dressing all together. Terms like practical, diverse and comfort driven are rarely used to define a seasonal overview of fashion. But here we are! As we move through the twilight years of this decade it is a refreshing approach in comparison to all the mayhem around us. Designers have drawn considerable inspiration from the 70’s, 80’s and 90’s to create new looks

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

The Short Story

published: May, 18, 2012 Written by // Philip Minaker - Style Categories // Gay Men, Lifestyle, Living with HIV, Population Specific , Philip Minaker

Our style guy Philip Minaker on a sure fire way to help beat the summer heat.

The Short Story

A sure fire way to help beat the summer heat is to sport shorts. We all tend to wear less during the summer months whether it is for added comfort or just to bring a little sexy back. After all, what better way to flaunt all that gym time, exercise and/or great tan than by exposing those sexy gams?  Once reserved exclusively for sports and casual attire, shorts have expanded into other realms of one’s wardrobe needs. Case in point: designers have teamed up Bermuda shorts with blazers over

Closely Knit . .

published: April, 19, 2012 Written by // Philip Minaker - Style Categories // Lifestyle, Philip Minaker

Fashion guy Philip Minaker says knitwear isn’t just for the cooler months. “Thankfully”, he says, “the idea of looking ‘hot’ is already in our mindset.”

Closely Knit . .

As we saunter into a season filled with a bevy of mixed messages, incorporating knitwear into our wardrobe seems par for the course. We have worn them for the last six months primarily for warmth and with an about face their use will now be as a coolant. Fashionably speaking, Sweater Weather is now taking on a new season. Thankfully, the idea of looking “hot” is already in our mindset. Knits are already the perfect items to carry us through the transitional phases from season to season

Philip’s Top Twenty Gay Style Idols of 2011 - Part One

published: December, 26, 2011 Written by // Philip Minaker - Style Categories // Arts and Entertainment, Lifestyle, Opinion Pieces, Philip Minaker

From Philip Minaker “As we look forward to a new year we must take a moment, or two, and reflect on those that made a difference in the global gay community in 2011.”

Philip’s Top Twenty Gay Style Idols of 2011 -  Part One

Some raised their voices in defiance while others let their actions speak for themselves. Regardless, their efforts made a difference and will be remembered as making an indelible impression in 2011. Our annual list features a mixture of trailblazers, both young and seasoned; whose actions prove that style is more than a surface issue. May their efforts be the foundation from which we build from in the year ahead.  So here they are  . .  . 20 Perez Hilton who once bullied ce

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

The Top Twenty Gay Style Idols Of 2010- Part One

published: December, 30, 2010 Written by // Philip Minaker - Style Categories // Gay Men, Lifestyle, Philip Minaker

Though the word “idol” is often over used these days there are a select few that do merit intense admiration.

The Top Twenty Gay Style Idols Of 2010- Part One

Though the word “idol” is often over used these days there are a select few that do merit intense admiration. Worthy individuals that truly shine, as beacons of light illuminating the rest of us are indeed a rare find. Their efforts create the foundations from which we can build on for years to come. As we turn another page in the history books, let’s recognize those gay men and women that have truly made a lasting impression in 2010.     20 Ricky Martin  This Puerto Rican singer/