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Friday, July 19, 2013

'American Gothic' by Giovanni Squatriti

'American Gothic' photographed by Giovanni Squatriti for the July/ August 2013 Issue of Essential Homme Magazine. Styling by Giuseppe Ceccarelli, hair by Cristina Crosara and makeup by Paolo De Vita. Models featured: Marie K, Lukas KatinasJeroenTravis Bland, Lucas Pacheco, Bohdan Stupak and Ludovico Vazquez.

Upcoming Album Release: Schiller/ 'Opus'

German producer Christopher von Deylen aka Schiller's new album entitled 'Opus', brings a selection of classical tunes spiced up with electronic sounds, featuring outstanding collaborations  with special musicians and guests ( following Schiller's tradition from previous releases) with renowned classical pianist Hélène Grimaud with her interpretation of Erik Satie's 'Gymnopédie No. 1', legendary soprano Anna Netrebko and a special version of Edvard Grieg's 'Solveig's Song', just to mention a few.
Also featured Debussy's 'Reverie' and Rachmaninoff's 'Rhapsody On A Theme Of Paganini, Op 43'.
'Orchestral, minimalist and emotional sounds inspired by timeless melodies'.
A special 4 CD edition of the album, featuring bonus material and a canvas with the cover is also set to be available as a collector item in Germany (other countries still unconfirmed at the moment)
'Opus' is set for release on August the 30th.
For more information on Schiller's previous work and collaborations, you can find The Male Model Music Project's interview with him on his album 'Breathless', HERE.
Schiller & Hélène Grimaud

Thursday, July 18, 2013

Dsquared2 Restaurant: Ceresio 7

Canadian designers Dean & Dan Caten, the twins behind Dsquared2's new venture, Ceresio 7, consisting of a hot new restaurant and 2 swimming pools located at the rooftop level of their Milan headquarters (located at No.7 of Via Ceresio) is scheduled to open on September 2013.
The new project has been completed by the joining forces of the Caten twins in cooperation with Dimor Estudio (in charge of the design) and the kitchen is set to be headed by celebrated Italian chef Elio Sirioni. A new spot not to be missed in town. Looking forward to trying the menu!!!
Chef Elio Sirioni's previous culinary experience include the kitchen of Bulgari Hotel in Milan and Madai ( his own signature restaurant located in Porto Cervo, Sardinia)

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Upcoming Book Release: '10 Corso Como: A to Z' by Carla Sozzani

At first sight ( suggested by its title) I think this will be some sort of dictionary of the brands, elements, inspirations and highlights of the history of 10 Corso Como, hot spot, shopping and dining complex in Milan, created by Carla Sozzani.
Initially, a gallery (Galleria Carla Sozzani) 10 Corso Como became a space for art, shaped by her founder's personal taste, which was in charge to turn this place into a cultural exchange spazio incorporating a design/ fashion store, an expanded bookshop and a garden café that has become one of the must-go destinations in Milan when it comes to the latest in fashion, photography and design.
'A description of Sozzani's world and her opinions on fashion travel, design and lifestyle'.
'10 Corso Como: A to Z' by Carla Sozzani is set for release on Sep 24 by Rizzoli.
The Male Model Music Project has visited 10 Corso Como in the past during previous trips to Milan Men's Fashion Week, to buy some books and cd's!
Remember one of these stories, HERE (10 Corso Como Café and store visit after Frankie Morello's Men's Fashion Show and a few hours before Roberto Cavalli's show)
Some pics from previous visits:

Friday, July 5, 2013

Who framed the best top models?

'Murder, He Wrote' A new short film, a 'short fashion thriller' to be precise, featuring a selection of top male models under suspicion. Filmed by Giulia Taboni. Styling and screenplay by Stefano Roncato.
Models: Alexandre Cunha @ L’uomo Elite Milano, Arran Sly @ D’men, Benjamin Eidem @ L’uomo Elite Milano, David Agbodji @ I love, Hao Yun Xiang @ Fashion, Janis Ancens @ L’uomo Elite Milano, Jester White @ Beatrice, Otto Pierce @ Independent men, Ricardo Figueiredo @ Independent men, Ryan Barrett @ I love, Simon Van Meervenne @ VNY, Simone Nobili @ Independent men, Ton Heukels @ L’uomo Elite Milano, Yannick Abrath @ D’men.
Looks: Berluti, Calvin Klein Collection, Costume national, Dolce & Gabbana, Ermenegildo Zegna, Giorgio Armani, Givenchy by Riccardo Tisci, Gucci, Louis Vuitton, Saint Laurent by Hedi Slimane, Salvatore Ferragamo, Roberto Cavalli, Valentino, Versace.
Grooming: Etienne Guglielmo @ FacetoFace using Mac Cosmetics, Laura Rinaldi @ Hmbattaglia using Laura Geller Make Up.
Collaborators: Demetrio Baffa Trasci Amalfitani di Crucoli, Francesca Manuzzi, Elisa Rossi, Matteo Zampollo (moda)

Upcoming Album Release: Pink Martini/ 'Get Happy'

One of my favourite acts, Portland's hottest, eclectic, internationally known "small orchestra", Pink Martini's new album 'Get Happy' is set for release on 24th September 2013!!!
In addition to the appearance of the lead singer of the band, China Forbes and their co-lead vocalist Storm Large, 'Get Happy' features special guests such as Rufus Wainwright, French eccentric Philippe Katherine, Australian cabaret sensation Meow Meow, Ari Shapiro and The Von Trapps.
Including 16 songs (performed in French, German, Chinese, Japanese, Spanish, Farsi, Turkish and Romanian) selected and arranged by Thomas M. Lauderdale (the main musician, piano player and founder of the band), the album opens with Pink Martini's version of Charlie Chaplin's 'Smile', last year's recording featuring American actress, comedienne and stage persona, Phyllis Diller (unfortunately, she passed away on August 2012, so this track turned out to be her final recording).
'Get Happy' follows Pink Martini's previous album 'Splendor in the Grass' released in 2009.
1. Smile (Phyllis Diller)

2. Ich dich liebe (China Forbes)

3. Quizas quizas quizas (Storm Large)
4. Zundoko (Timothy Nishimoto)

5. Je ne t'aime plus (China Forbes & Philippe Katerine)
6. Yo te quiero siempre (Ari Shapiro)

7. I'm Waiting for You (Meow Meow)
8. Omide zendegani (Storm Large)
9. Uskudar (China Forbes)

10. Pana cand (Storm Large)

11. She Was Too Good to Me (Robert Taylor)

12. Sway (Storm Large)
13. Kitty Come Home (Rufus Wainwright with the Von Trapps)

14. Get Happy/Happy Days (China Forbes & Rufus Wainwright)

15. What'll I Do? (China Forbes)

16. Heliotrope Bouquet (instrumental)
Pink Martini, the band/orchestra.

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

BLACK VS WHITE by Stefano Roncato

BLACK VS WHITE, a sharp portfolio featuring some of the hottest faces wearing a selection of the Autumn/ Winter 2013-14 Menswear Collections from cult brands, curated/ styled and photographed by Stefano Roncato for the Italian MFF Magazine. Model casting for this story include: Alexandre Cunha, Arran Sly, Benjamin Eidem, David Agbodji, Hao Yun Xiang, Janis Ancens, Jester White, Otto Pierce, Ricardo Figuereido, Ryan Barrett, Simon Van Meervenne, Simone Nobili, Ton Heukels & Yannick Abrath (Am I missing anyone?)
Looks featured: Berluti, Calvin Klein Collection, Costume National, Dolce & Gabbana, Ermenegildo Zegna, Giorgio Armani, Givenchy by Riccardo Tisci, Gucci, Louis Vuitton, Saint Laurent by Hedi Slimane, Salvatore Ferragamo, Roberto Cavalli, Valentino & Versace (Take your pick for next season!)

Tom Bull by Greg Swales for ADON 4

A full of energy and 'brainwashed' looking Tom Bull @ IMG captured by Greg Swales for a brand new story featured in the 4th (Special Summer) Issue of the NYC-based independent publication ADON. Styling by magazine's head Tal Peer & Roy Fire and grooming by Maria Ortega using Kevyn Aucoin Beauty and Sexy Hair. Preview the issue and pre-order your copy HERE.