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Pizza and Horror Movies

Pizza and Horror Movies

October isn’t just about pumpkins, it’s also about Horror Movies and what goes better with horror movies than Pizza!

With Halloween just around the corner, now is the perfect time of year to share my Seven Sinister Slices.

I teamed up with California Pizza Kitchen at Downtown Summerlin for the ultimate list of pizza and horror movie pairings.  These go together better than fava beans and a nice Chianti.

Mwah ha ha.  So snuggle up grab a slice and let’s get scary!

ONE: Texas Chainsaw Massacre-(1974 & 2003)

This classic horror movie was so good they made it twice, you might want to order two of these pizzas because they are THAT good too! The Original BBQ Chicken Pizza (legendary BBQ sauce, smoked Gouda, red onions and fresh cilantro) at first you will be like, nah man, BBQ on a pizza?

Like the Old Man in the movie said, “Look… I got some good barbecue here!” Although, I don’t think he was referring to the pizza.

TWO: Nightmare on Elm Street (1984) And the other 8 movies N.O.E.S.

Wes Craven must have been cravin’ some Pepperoni Pizza when he created the character Freddy Krueger. Talk about a pizza face.

(A combination of rustic and spicy pepperoni with fresh Mozzarella and wild Greek oregano)

THREE: The Lost Boys (1987)

 Roasted Garlic Chicken Pizza won’t protect you from these smokin’ hot  vampires, “Garlic Don’t Work, Boys!” but it’s worth a try anyway and tastes so sinfully good!  (Sweet caramelized onions, fresh Mozzarella, Parmesan, slivered scallions and cracked black pepper.)  Word from Comic Con is that we will see a CW series in the next year based on this cult comedy horror movie!

FOUR: Children of the Corn (1984)

What was Stephen King thinking about? I mean kids in horror films already scares the bejeezus out me but creepy kids in cornfields — ØMG!

Let’s face it, the entire idea behind Children of the Corn and its numerous sequels is one big creepy-children horror fest, from its brainwashed children with pitchforks chanting “KILL!” to its charismatic child leader Isaac and his eerie preaching about the evil god of corn known as “He Who Walks Behind the Rows.”  I have never been able to look at corn the same again.

All I know is, taking a bite into the Spicy Chipotle Chicken Pizza (Chipotle adobo sauce, shaved poblanos and Monterey Jack with housemade roasted CORN & black bean salsa, fresh cilantro and tangy lime crema) would make even the KING of ALL THINGS SCARY scream for more.

FIVE: Carrie (1976)

“They’re all gonna laugh at you” when you have marinara pizza sauce dripping all over the place once you bite into the Untraditional Cheese Pizza (Mozzarella and marinara pizza sauce.) Margaret White (Carrie’s Mom) just needed to try a slice maybe she would have loosened-up on poor Carrie a bit more “It was bad, Mama. They laughed at me.” Here Carrie, have a slice.

SIX: Suspiria (1977)

In the 70s this movie scared me so much that besides not having seen it again, I refused to go to a ballet class, granted I can’t dance but still NOPE not going to go to ballet school. Now they are re-making this expressionistic horror film which will be released in 2018! The Italian terror maestro Dario Argento knew what he was doing and so did California Pizza Kitchen when they created The Sicilian Pizza (Spicy marinara, Italian sausage, spicy Capicola ham, salami, Mozzarella, shaved Parmesan, fresh basil & oregano. Rustic meets refined).

SEVEN: Friday the 13th (1980)

Who doesn’t think of this movie every time Friday the 13th raises it’s ugly head? I mean come on, Jason Voorhees, his white hockey mask and Camp Crystal Lake- I am convinced Jason lived on mushrooms out there in the forest while stalking campers and he would have gone wild over the Wild Mushroom Pizza (Shaved Cremini, Shiitake, Portobello and white mushrooms with slivered scallions, cracked black pepper, Romano and Mozzarella. Finished with Parmesan).  It’s just a shame about all those campers, well more for Jason I guess… ki ki ki, ma ma ma or ch ch ch, ha ha ha.

These pizza’s are so good, all that’ll be left will be the bones (pieces of crust) in the bottom of the boxes from these serious eats!

Don’t forget to ask for the “double cut” so you can get more slices and if gluten terrifies you California Pizza Kitchen also offers these horror movie perfect pairings in gluten-free!

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What I’m Wearing: Killstar Stayin in Knit Sweater | MODCLOTH Bugle Boy Midi Skirt | Donald J Pliner Boots | Kate Young for Tura Sunglasses |

Steal the Style: Kingsman The Golden Circle

Anyone who is fan of Brit spy flicks knows The Kingsman and on Sept. 29 the sartorially clad gents will return in Kingsman: The Golden Circle.

In the Matthew Vaughn-directed follow-up featuring Taron Egerton, Channing Tatum and Jeff Bridges, the Kingsmen travel to Kentucky, where they meet the U.S.’ the Statesmen, their U.S. counterparts who run a Kentucky bourbon distillery.

Of course any spy who’s secret headquarters is located behind the facade of a Savile Row tailor HAS to have a clothing collection inspired by it!  Three years ago (when the first film was released) e-retailer MR PORTER created something stylishly unique: Costume to Collection.  A collection inspired by the films bespoke tailored clothing.

For the second installment of the film, MR PORTER and director Mr Matthew Vaughn have created yet another bespoke collection inspired from Arianne Phillips’ costume design for Kingsman. The collection focuses on both The Kingsman and The Statesman.  That’s right the Savile Row-inspired styles of the first film will be joined by Jean Shop denim, Stetson hats and Mister Freedom bomber jackets.

“It’s the Mount Rushmore of Americana,” says Phillips of the 80-piece line created with Mr. Porter managing director Toby Bateman. “Doing costume-to-collection with a global online platform is what it takes to launch merchandising within a narrative — and do it right.”

The Kingsman Collection features an authentic English wardrobe for the modern gentleman.  Fully canvassed, Savile Row-style suits, bench-made shoes from George Cleverley of the Royal Arcade and shirts from royal warrant holders Turnbull & Asser.  While the Statesmen Collection offers a range of rugged American classics such as jeans from Jean Shop, padded vests from Rocky Mountain Featherbed, bomber jackets from Mister Freedom and, of course, cowboy hats from Stetson. 

Stealing the Style has never been so easy!   Here’s a peek at some of my Favorites from the Collection:









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Kingsman The Golden Circle hits Theaters Nationwide on Friday September 29th.

Steal the Style: Stranger Things

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I just finished binge-watching Stranger Things, Netflix’s ode to 80s awesomeness original series.  I, just like everyone else that has tasted the sweet nectar of this Goonies meets Stand By Me meets Lost Boys meets ET series, fell head over heels in fangirl love with it.  

If you have seen Social Media at all in the last month you’d see it’s crazed with Stranger Things GIFs, clips, theories, etc.

I totally drank the kool-aid (its oh so good!) and if there is one thing I would put money on is that we are gonna see a million gals (and probably some guys) dressed up in a pink dress, blue jacket, Chuck Taylor high tops, knee high tube socks and a blonde wig this Halloween!

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If you haven’t seen Stranger Things watch it NOW!  Seriously, stop reading this, pull up your NETFLIX (or someone else’s) and start streaming.  It will be the best 8 hours you have spent in a long time- maybe even since the 80s!

All I’m going to say so as not to have spoilers is that the eight episode series, follows the adventures of kids in and around a small Indiana town and is a homage to the 1980s works of Steven Spielberg and Stephen King.

Eight episodes was certainly not enough for me to get my full fix and I am thirsty for more!  Thankfully this week NETFLIX  officially announced that the series will come back for a second season in summer 2017!

Hooray!

Style inspiration can come from the “strangest” places and the kids of Stranger Things, although set in the 80s, are sporting some totally on-trend looks.

It’s time to get ready for Fall by taking some style cues from these perfectly quirky, retro and preppy Stranger Things inspired vintage pieces, mixed patterns, textures and of course layers!

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My new psychokinetic hero Eleven rocks a pink dress, windbreaker, chucks and tube socks like no one else.  A perfect mashup of feminine and masculine that is right on par with the hottest street-style trends.   Bad-ass yet girly.  Do I hear #OOTD?

ONE: Vivetta embroidered Hand Collar Dress

TWO: TOPMAN lightweight Coach Jacket

THREE: American Apparel Stripe Calf Sock

FOUR: Chuck Taylor High Top Sneaker

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Steve, you may love to hate him (I know I do) but you can’t deny dude has some serious style.  Classic Nike sneakers, Herrington Jackets and Vintage polos are the key to his preppy layered look.

ONE: TOPMAN Navy Harrington Jacket

TWO: Vintage 80s OP Polo

THREE: NIKE Classic Sneaker

FOUR: G-Star RAW Arc jean

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Nancy perfects the preppy ’80s look.  High rise jeans paired with like 40 layers of mixed patterned shirts and sweaters. She even dons shirts on top of shirts!  Accessorize with Nancy’s signature ballet slipper charm necklace and you have a winning Nancy inspired combo.

ONE: TOPSHOP Twist Detailed Marl Top

TWO: Ballet Slipper Charm Necklace

THREE: Tory Burch The Collins leather strap watch

FOUR: LeSportsSac Weekender Hobo

FIVE: Laurel Mock Loafer

SIX: TOPSHOP Black MOM jeans

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Jonathan.  The creepy guy you love to root for.  Sure he verges on stalker but hey, he’s adorbs.  To achieve this tortured artist soul with an affinity for cameras  brooding bad boy look focus on outdoorsy combos of plaids, denim and a ton of distressed/washed tees.

ONE: TOPMAN Blue Wash Oversized T-shirt

TWO: Prana Channing Flannel Shirt

THREE: TOPMAN Vintage Wash Denim Jacket

FOUR: Vintage Pentax MX Camera

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Mike, Dustin and Lucas.  These kids have mastered the art of layering.  Serious, serious layering.  This isn’t layering for the faint of heart, I’m talking tees layered with hoodies layered with nylon coach jackets layered with corduroy pieces, puffer vests and collared shirts. Jackets upon jackets upon jackets.

The key to pulling it off is combining different textures, colors and patterns to create something with lived in depth and retro flair.

ONE: Men’s Nylon Coach’s Jacket

TWO: Levi’s Corduroy Jacket

THREE: Men’s 3 tone trucker cap

FOUR: TOPMAN Mustard Waxed Jacket

FIVE: Vintage 80s Voltron hoodie

Disney's Jungle Book

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I was lucky enough to attend a preview screening of Disney’s The Jungle Book earlier this week.

A feel good, heart warming flick that will make you “Forget about your worries and your strife” ( lol I had to).

Directed by Jon Favreau (“Iron Man”), based on Rudyard Kipling’s timeless stories and inspired by Disney’s classic animated film, “The Jungle Book” is an all-new live-action epic adventure about Mowgli (newcomer Neel Sethi), a man-cub who’s been raised by a family of wolves. But Mowgli finds he is no longer welcome in the jungle when fearsome tiger Shere Khan (voice of Idris Elba), who bears the scars of Man, promises to eliminate what he sees as a threat. Urged to abandon the only home he’s ever known, Mowgli embarks on a captivating journey of self-discovery, guided by panther-turned-stern mentor Bagheera (voice of Ben Kingsley), and the free-spirited bear Baloo (voice of Bill Murray). Along the way, Mowgli encounters jungle creatures who don’t exactly have his best interests at heart, including Kaa (voice of Scarlett Johansson), a python whose seductive voice and gaze hypnotizes the man-cub, and the smooth-talking King Louie (voice of Christopher Walken), who tries to coerce Mowgli into giving up the secret to the elusive and deadly red flower: fire.

The all-star cast also includes Lupita Nyong’o as the voice of the fiercely protective mother wolf Raksha, and Giancarlo Esposito as the voice of wolf pack’s alpha male Akela. “The Jungle Book” seamlessly blends live-action with photorealistic CGI animals and environments, using up-to-the-minute technology and storytelling techniques to immerse audiences in an enchanting and lush world.

I walked in not really knowing what to expect and to be honest, with a bit of a chip on my shoulder because The Jungle Book was one of my favorite  Disney’s flicks as a child.  I mean come on what kid doesn’t dream of literally being raised by wolves!

Oh John Favreau how I love you. The film has a realistic yet animated feel and is so true to the spirit of the original.  The visuals are so realistic that you forget these are CGI animals and that Mowgli (Neel Sethi) is the only live actor in the entire film!  Even Neel Sethi’s bouncy walk is true to the Mowgli of my childhood.

I was super excited that the film contains two iconic songs from the original animated film “Bare Necessities” and “I Wanna Be Like You”. My heart soared the second Bill Murray sang the first three bars of “Bare Necessities”.  Heart officially stolen.

A perfectly modernized fairy tale for a new generation.

Disney’s The Jungle Book opens nationwide on Friday April 15th.

So here is where I usually talk about the wardrobe but since Neel Sethi plays the entire film in basically a loin cloth accessorized with a hemp rope bracelet, today I’ll talk about two WILDLY fashionable Jungle Book inspired releases- KENZO Jungle Book Collection and Reebok Disney Jungle Book  Instapump Fury.

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KENZO Jungle Book Collection

I am OBSESSED with this collection from cult fashion favorite KENZO.

The limited-edition collection combines original sketches from the Disney archives with KENZO’s signature bold patterns. “The silhouettes we chose for the garments and accessories were inspired by the new direction Disney has taken with the live-action movie,” said KENZO Creative Directors, Carol Lim and Humberto Leon. “There is a slight nod to jungle/safari elements (and even beautiful printed silk shorts directly inspired by Mowgli’s costume).” They feature two colorful prints incorporating the original drawings of the characters in the 1967 animated movie, culled from the Disney archives and Shere Khan replaces the tiger on Kenzo’s signature sweatshirts and tees!

The patterns, the colors, the animation and ummm KENZO!  I need to get my hands on these pieces NOW!

The limited-edition pieces for women and men are available at Kenzo stores, select department stores and online.

Looks from Kenzo's "Jungle Book" capsule collection

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Reebok Disney Jungle Book  Instapump Fury

Reebok has released a new wild Jungle Book inspired take on the Instapump Fury.

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Stealing the style from two the films characters, Shere Khan and Kaa, Reebok gives the Instapump Fury a wild makeover. By using special textures and materials Reebok brings the story’s exotic nature to life. Black accents with a tiger print upper for ‘Shere Kahn’ and grey snake print details for ‘Kaa’ bring the style of each character to both shoes.

The Reebok Disney Jungle Book Instapump Fury is available in mens, womens and kids sizes at reebok.com

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Rock of Ages

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This week the 80s Rockin’ Musical “Rock of Ages” unloaded thier roadboxes, did a sound check and began rockin’ Las Vegas in their new home at the Rio All Suites Hotel and Casino.

I was front and center during press week as the cast rocked the house with raucous mix of 28 eyebrow-scorching 80s tunes!  Yes you will know the words to every single one!

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Set in L.A.’s infamous Sunset Strip in 1987, Rock of Ages tells the story of Drew, a boy from South Detroit and Sherrie, a small-town girl, both in L.A. to chase their dreams of making it big and falling in love. Rock of Ages takes you back to the times of big bands with big egos playing big guitar solos and sporting even bigger hair! This hilarious, feel-good love story celebrates the great rock songs of the ‘80s including such sing-out-loud songs as “Every Rose Has Its Thorn,” “I Wanna Know What Love Is“, “Here I Go Again“, “Don’t Stop Believin’“, and more.

This show will have you rockin’ and don’t think you need to behave during this one!  The entire audience can’t help but sing along, flash some devil horns and rock out in an environment that feels more rock concert than Broadway Show…in a good way!

For ticket and show information click here.

Since Rock of Ages has me in an 80s state of mind I thought I would share some fabulously 80s inspired rockin’ tees that will have you feelin’ like a rock star or a really committed groupie…however you want to roll.

Rock on!

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