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Fall Preview: The fashion, technology and culture to keep you ahead of the curve!

E. Vincent Martinez

Fashion

Atlanta fashion guru E. Vincent Martinez, the man behind www.fashionado.net and www.stylemagvm.com, offers five ways for anyone to stay on trend:

Scale & proportion

Says Martinez: “Scale and proportion are big this fall. (Pardon the pun!) Achieve this through an oversized sweater or a large chunky scarf.”

Leather

All things leather are in: coats, vests, skirts, pants and accents of all kinds. (No word on harnesses, though!)

Fur or Faux

Fur, especially used as trim, will take you into winter. Wear faux fur to avoid your militant PETA neighbors!

Jewel-tones

Think burgundy, wine, orange, blue and deep emerald.

Great capes

“If you’re feeling adventurous and fashion forward,” Martinez says, “try a gorgeous Dolce & Gabbana brocade trimmed cape. If that’s way too fashion fast lane for you, Zenga designed very handsome, very tailored ones.”

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Fall Preview: ‘Wolves,’ ‘Divine Sister’ among fall theater debuts

Theater preview

As memories of summer fade away, fall is now officially here, with some sparkling theater options, including several new shows.

In its 25th anniversary year, Actor’s Express is presenting one of its patented world premieres – gay playwright Steve Yockey’s “Wolves” (Nov. 8 – Dec. 2), directed by out lesbian Melissa Foulger. It’s very gay themed, starting as a gay man brings a wolf home as a one-night stand, to the dismay of his roommate. Hell breaks loose from there.

“It’s really about the conflation of sex and fear in modern society, the overlapping mix of what’s sexy and what’s dangerous — all wrapped up in a sort of modern fairy tale narration,” Yockey says.

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Fall Preview: Looking for LGBT love on the big screen

Film fall preview

It looks like another award season without a “Milk” or “Brokeback Mountain” or “The Kids Are All Right.”

There are probably some LGBT characters and subplots not mentioned in advance publicity, but from what we know about the fall film season, the pickings are pretty slim. You’ll need Out on Film (details next issue) for your queer film fix, and the rest of the season you can watch TV shows like “Partners” and “The New Normal.” (If the latter maintains the level of the pilot we’ve got a new favorite show!)

Most of the positive news involves LGBT actors, directors, writers and icons who have been working on movies to be released this season. Here are some that sound interesting:

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Fall Preview: As LGBT leagues get underway, Atlanta’s pro teams press for playoffs

Atlanta Dream

The end of summer marks the start of the annual fall sports leagues. From softball to flag football, gay and lesbian sporting leagues offer a plethora of options for those seeking competitive fun this fall.

On the national stage, three of Atlanta’s professional teams look to shake the city’s reputation of being a “miserable sports town,” as stated by Forbes. The Braves, Falcons and Dream are all poised for post-season action in 2012.

The gay National Flag Football League of Atlanta will kick off its fall season with a day of pre-season games Sept. 16 followed by a shorter-than-normal five-week season schedule.