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by Gerardo Mendez [31 Aug 2009 | No Comment | ]
Look Like A Million Bucks Without Spending It

Recently, André Leon Talley graced Time Out New York with a short interview, probably as part of Anna-Goddess-Wintour’s strategy to promote “The September Issue,” the documentary of her work on Vogue’s largest issue ever, September 2007′s. Even though it’s a very uninteresting interview, it does convey an important reality: people should mix and match designer and regular brands in order to look cool without having to spend money they do not have. I have done this before, as any fashionista, and there are some tips I am more than willing to share (especially because I know 99% of the humanity has no clue whatsoever on how to dress).

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by thepopfix [28 Aug 2009 | No Comment | ]
Meet Our Staff!

As promised, we finally updated our staff page so you can see who, exactly, is giving you your fix on THE POP FIX. Enjoy reading about Erin Darling, Gerardo Mendez and Rudy Klapper and add your favorite writers on Twitter…

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by Gerardo Mendez [26 Aug 2009 | No Comment | ]
STYLE PROFILE: Gwen Stefani

People around the world from Harajuku to LA love Gwen Stefani’s style. This pop icon turned designer illustrates that true and raw talent manifests itself in different forms and shapes. For Gwen, it’s music and style. Join us for a trip down memory lane as we chronicle Stefani’s style profile.

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by Erin Darling [25 Aug 2009 | No Comment | ]
THE GUIDE: This Week in LA

THE POP FIX fixed your guide to the best events you won’t wanna miss this week! This guide is jam packed with fun and freebies, so read up and enjoy…

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by Rudy Klapper [21 Aug 2009 | No Comment | ]
THE CRITIC: Brendan Benson’s “My Old, Familiar Friend”

Being one of Jack White’s right-hand men certainly does have its advantages. Practically unknown outside of Detroit before he joined up with White and company for the Raconteurs in 2005, power-pop auteur Brendan Benson has been quietly making effortlessly catchy rock ‘n roll since the ‘90s. It’s a bit ironic that Benson finally achieved a modicum of commercial visibility assisting White in a band where Benson was merely the second fiddle, although Benson’s pop influences and golden ear for a hook were a major reason for the Raconteurs’ radio success. Then again, those Raconteurs paychecks have gone a long way towards buffing out Benson’s inimitable pop-rock stylings, and My Old, Familiar Friend features Benson’s most tricked-out studio effort yet, along with the requisite mammoth wall of hooks and lyrical charm he’s been praised for all these years…

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by Gerardo Mendez [18 Aug 2009 | No Comment | ]
STYLE PROFILE: Justin Timberlake

Since I was so mean in my last article to those poor kids, I wanted to present something that would teach them (rather than leave them crying). So let’s talk about the only star who actually learned to dress by himself, and even launched a clothing line…

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by Rudy Klapper [16 Aug 2009 | 2 Comments | ]
THE CRITIC: Self Titled Debut Album From Jessie James

Let’s get this straight right off the bat – Jessie James is not a country singer. Yes, the marketing campaign paints her as Nashville’s newest painted-on jeans vixen, and her powerful vocals do tend to have a sort of twang about them, but James is a dyed-in-the-wool pop singer through and through. Her debut self-titled is country in the same way Taylor Swift’s latest could be billed “country” – it pays lip service to strong-willed women in the Carrie Underwood vein and throws the occasional banjo lick in here and there. That being said, James’ apparent crisis of identity makes Jessie James a hit-or-miss affair, where the singer vacillates between radio-ready Top 40 smashes and dead-in-the-water balladry or misguided genre affairs.

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by Gerardo Mendez [14 Aug 2009 | 2 Comments | ]
Teen Choice Awards: The Worst of the Red Carpet Recap

I am scared. And no, I am not scared because I read a Perez post trashing a wannabe, or because I thought I had caught the swine flu. Not even scared because next week is my yearly fashion-shopping week. No. I am scared because I saw the Teen Choice Awards’ red carpet…