Nick Northstar
March 4, 2015



Vegas’ “longest running headliner” Frank Marino ( is bringing his famed female impersonator show Divas to the Avalon Hollywood. This one-night only (Friday, March 13, 2015) event benefits Cops 4 Causes ( new Golden Ticket program for LA County’s foster youth. We caught Frank between costume changes for five fab questions.

NN: You’re a legend! Do you remember the first time you put on heels?

FM: The first time I put on a pair of heels was when I dressed up like Diana Ross at 16 years old on Halloween.

NN: When did you absolutely know showbiz was the life for you?

FM: I knew Showbiz was for me when I saw how much bigger the paycheck was going to be than my original plan to become a doctor.

NN: What’s the funniest thing a fan has said or done?

FM: One time I had a fan run up to my mother (who dresses like a country western star) and ask for an autograph thinking it was me.

NN: Is there one diva (living or passed) you haven’t done – but want to? Who and why?

FM: I don’t enjoy doing impersonations, I prefer to do my own femme fatale character and the only person I will impersonate is the late great Joan Rivers.

NN: You’re bringing your show to LA for the first time – the Golden Ticket gala must be something very special. Tell us about why you choose to support it.

FM: Because back home (Las Vegas, NV) I always work with children’s charities like Make A Wish and when (Cops 4 Causes founder) Christopher Landavazo told me about all the foster children and that one out of five are LGBT, I knew I wanted to be associated with the event.

NN: What advice do you have for young performers looking to break into the biz?

FM: The ladder of success is even harder to climb especially when you’re wearing high heels but don’t let anyone hold you down.

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February 27, 2015

It’s Time To Get Festival-Ready With Pajamas!

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The music festival season is amongst us! And fashion designer Peter Alexander’s latest “pajama collection” are becoming the hottest MUST-HAVE items!

The collection is inspired by California-based festival Coachella, with a range of delicate florals, floaty kimonos and floor length maxis to keep the gypsy-wanderer within you alive after the last act of the night.

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If you’re a California dreamer you’ll love this collection, with fun prints like cacti, paisley and musical-note motifs to be teamed with soft greys, white lace, and feminine pink and blue hues. The relaxed silhouettes will also have you tapping into your most laid-back and free-spirited personality ever, with loose maxis, drawstring pants are wireless bras.

Party time in comfort!

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February 27, 2015

In-Style With Carly Robyn Green!


BMG Chrysalis singer and songwriter Carly Robyn Green has sang with Cee-Lo Green at the Grammy Awards and her original songs have been featured in over 100 television shows and films. The rising adult contemporary artist sat down with It’s A Glam Thing for a quick fashion & style chat!

How would you describe your style?

There’s a quote I’ve always used to describe my fashion sense, from the 90’s sitcom “The Nanny” – “She’s the lady in red when everybody else is wearing tan!” For me, style is all about letting my personality shine through. It’s glamorous, bold, and eye-catching. And I like to think of myself as a trendsetter. I wear whatever I like whenever I want to, regardless of its popularity or trendiness… and usually it becomes the trend a season or two later! For example, I was wearing suede bags and boots with fringe a few years ago, and now fringe is back in style! I like to think that my style is striking and unique.

What fashion trends do you see happening that you either like or dislike?

I love how the jumpsuit is making a big comeback. It’s elongating and very figure flattering. Of course, it’s a modernized version of the classic seventies design, but the monochromatic tones and sleek lines reflect that original look in an updated way.

What fashion brands are you personally a big fan of?

Day to day, I love to wear Haute Hippie… Their designs are easy, flowy, and semi-bohemian, and they stick to a neutral color palette that is easy to mix-and-match. For performances, I enjoy singing in designs by Alexis. They do daring pieces with avant-garde cuts, and they take risks with their use of fringe and lace. It’s perfect for shows! For red carpet events and special occasions, I love wearing Ralph Lauren Collection. It’s classic and sophisticated, yet flirty without being risque. There’s a drama to the runway pieces that I adore. I also love Roberto Cavalli and Zuhair Murad. Their use of colors is brilliant, their patterns unique, and their cuts always fresh and cutting edge.

How does what you are wearing affect how you perform on stage live? Or it doesn’t?

I am definitely affected by what I am wearing when I perform. I can feel any song and connect to it emotionally whether I’m wearing a college sweatshirt or a ballgown. In fact, in the studio, it’s all about comfort and my hair is often up in a clip. But – on the stage, in the lights, before an audience, standing in beautiful heels, wearing an ensemble I feel great in, there’s a confidence I can’t help but exude.

What is your definition of “Glam”?

I define “glam” as an exaggerated expression of inner beauty… A heightened combination of femininity, confidence, and poise. For me, it’s shiny, sparkly, bold, and striking. It’s larger-than-life elegance that turns heads.

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February 23, 2015

Oscars 2015 Recap


Actor in a Supporting Role: J.K. Simmons, Whiplash
Costume DesignThe Grand Budapest Hotel
Makeup and HairstylingThe Grand Budapest Hotel
Foreign Language FilmIda
Short Film Live ActionThe Phone Call
Documentary Short SubjectCrisis Hotline: Veterans Press 1
Sound MixingWhiplash
Sound EditingAmerican Sniper
Actress in a Supporting Role: Patricia Arquette, Boyhood
Visual EffectsInterstellar
Short Film, AnimatedFeast
Animated Feature FilmBig Hero 6
Production DesignThe Grand Budapest Hotel
Film EditingWhiplash
Documentary FeatureCitizenFour
Original Song: “Glory,” Selma
Orignal ScoreThe Grand Budapest Hotel
Original ScreenplayBirdman
Adapted ScreenplayThe Imitation Game
Directing: Alejandro G. Inarritu, Birdman
Actor in a Leading Role: Eddie Redmayne, The Theory of Everything
Actress in a Leading Role: Julianne Moore, Still Alice
Best PictureBirdman

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February 23, 2015

Patricia Arquette Inspires Us All!


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February 23, 2015

The Oscars: Best Dressed Males


We all talk about the fabulous females and their gowns, however, what the male nominees and stars wear is now big style news too – although a classic dinner jacket never goes amiss on the big night!

Jared Leto, Bradley Cooper, Benedict Cumberbatch, Eddie Redmayne, Robert E. Blackmon, Alec Baldwin and others killed it on the Oscar red carpet and after-party carpets with their stylish looks!

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February 16, 2015



There’s nothing surprising about designing turtlenecks for the fall — we’ve seen plenty of them being sent down the runway over the past few days at New York Fashion Week.


This simple act of layering immediately turns slinky printed dresses, strapless jumpsuits and other spring/summer items into a number of seasonless looks. So, no need to wait until the thermometer hits above 70 degrees to rock your favorite sundress. Just throw on a turtleneck first and you’re all set.

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February 16, 2015



Coming to America can be a huge adjustment to some people, but not rising Internet sensation Kristina Karo! The Ukraine-born Give Me Green Card singer has taken over the Internet with her unique lyrics and fashion sense, and we here at It’s A Glam Thing got to sit down with her to find out what makes her so glamorous!

How would you describe your style?

Sexy, innovative and revolutionary. Never boring, always amazing. I believe it is I who wears the clothes and not clothess wear me and I only wear what I like and what suit me and is comfortable for me – it so happens to be that most of time I am a trend setter, never the follower.

What fashion trends do you see happening that you dislike?

I see a lot women wearing mens clothing these days, like suits, I do not appreciate it. I believe a woman should always be a woman – feminine and hot.

What makes your style different than others?

I believe my character is what make me most interesting no matter what I wear. Someone can copy my style but they cannot copy the way I carry myself.

Which other people do you admire in terms of their style and fashion choices?

I always admired Joan Rivers, she was an inspiration both as fashion icon and a woman. Always looked amazing and never apologized for being herself.

Who picked out your outfits for your Give Me Green Card music video?

I did. I am my own stylist and muse. It was important for me to stress further and express my huge love for everything America is, especially the American flag. I chose the flag bikini and a pink cowboy hat with gold cowboy boots because I love cowboys. They’re most American culture since before McDonalds.

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February 9, 2015

Sia’s Grammy Look/Hair Breaks The Internet!

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Leave it to singer Sia to have us all talking via The Grammys 2015!

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February 2, 2015



With some acts over the past years such as Paul McCartney, The Who, Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers, you really only get one thing when you watch the Super Bowl Halftime Show: Music! But, when you bring forth a performer like Katy Perry, music at times comes secondary to the visual atmosphere she brings to the stage.


While Katy looked absolutely glamorous/sexy in her Jeremy Scott-designed wardrobe during Super Bowl XLIX’s Half Time production, it was the chess-piece costumes of Katy’s backing talent and dancers, mixed in with cleverly-designed giant tree, shark and beach-ball puppets (created by 3-time Emmy Award winning costume designer Marina Toybina who also designed for Katy’s Prismatic tour) that stole the show.


While we thought we had seen it all on Katy’s recent world tour, the boundaries of what can be reached in such a short amount of time in front of a live audience was succeeded with flying colors. Combining fashion and music has always gone hand-in-hand, but when you bring together the creative and fascinating minds of Katy Perry, Jeremy Scott, Marina Toybina, Hamish Hamilton, Johnny Wujek and others on the XLIX team, the sky is the limit, and if this Super Bowl show is to be remembered for anything, it is the journey these individuals took us on… Oh, and having Lenny Kravitz and Missy Elliot there too didn’t hurt one bit!

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