Modern Bear takes the runway at Lazy Bear Weekend

A Fun and Hilarious evening hosting a spoof of Project Runway at this year’s Lazy Bear Week! With a special appearance by “Heidi and Nina” wink, wink…

Special thanks to Richard Marcotte for photos of the show!

Learn more about Lazy Bear Weekend, and hopefully we’ll see you there next Year!

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Modern Bear Bearodies

Modern Bears just wanna have fun, and that includes spoofing famous moments from our pop culture. Movies, celebrities, records, and more offer inspiration for what we lovingly call our “Bearodies.”

Farrah's Iconic Poster, 1976
Farrah’s Iconic Poster, 1976

"Bearrah Pawcett", 2011
“Bearrah Pawcett” (2011) Modeled by Travis Smith. No photoshop here – the Farrah wig, red wrestling singlet, and even the serape were all purchased on ebay for the photo shoot by Rand Thomas.

"Valley of the Dolls" 1967
The camp film classic, “Valley of the Dolls” from 1967 based on the best-selling book by Jacqueline Susann. Originally released as a serious drama, now known for its over-the-top acting performances by the lead actresses, and the kitschy script with such lines as “Sparkle, Neely, sparkle!”

"Valley of the Bears"
“Valley of the Bears” (2012) is our homage to the aforementioned film, featuring Chris Bale as “Man Wells,” Brent Cage as “Brentifer North,” and Travis Smith as “Neely O’Beara.” Perfectly captured by photographer Rand Thomas in a suite at the swanky Chamberlain Hotel in West Hollywood.

"Breakfast at Tiffany's" 1962
A film classic, “Breakfast at Tiffany’s” elegantly captured New York City in the early 60’s, and featured the quintessential Audrey Hepburn performance, fashions by Givenchy, and an iconic movie soundtrack by Henry Mancini.

"Bearfast at Tiffany's" 2013
“Bearfast at Tiffany’s” (2013) features Travis Smith as “Pawdrey Hepbear” and photographed by Chris Bale in the same spot in front of Tiffany’s. The Bear’s version of Hepburn’s classic Givenchy ensemble included a rhinestone tiara purchased from a dollar store nearby, black work gloves, and a black wife beater. What you don’t see in this photo are the dozen Japanese tourists standing behind Travis photographing the photo shoot as it took place. “Only in New York!” they were saying.