Clark Gabel’s Jaguar XJ120

Clark Gable would win over audiences and critics alike with performances in films like A Free Soul, Red Dust, and, but his first forays into Tinseltown were met with a less than enthusiastic response. Initially considered too rough to play a romantic lead by studio decision makers, it was not until undergoing grooming and training by his acting coach that Gable came to epitomize the American ideal of masculinity and virility. Gable would make the top-ten box office list 16 times, win an Oscar for his role in Frank Capra’s It Happened One Night, and is immortalized by his delivery of the line “Frankly, my dear, I don’t give a damn,” in Gone with the Wind—among the most quoted in the history of cinema. He would also play a race car driver in To Please a Lady, and loved automobiles, so what’s a king of his industry to do?Banner Continue reading Clark Gabel’s Jaguar XJ120

Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation St. Tropez Gala

 

Where else if not on the French Riviera would movie stars, artists and billionaires gather to spend money for a good cause — especially if the invite has been sent from Leonardo DiCaprio’s desk? 476575315 Continue reading Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation St. Tropez Gala

Han Kjobenhavn Heads to Le Marais

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HAN KJOBENHAVN HEADS TO LE MARAIS

 After setting up shop in Copenhagen and expanding across the ocean to New York, where does a label like Han Kjobenhavn, who have been enjoying a slow build toward becoming one of menswear’s coolest names, go next?

Paris, of course. Specifically Le Marais, which is still at the epicenter of trend-driven shopping in the city. Han Kjobenhavn’s just-opened Parisian output on Rue des Rosiers is down the block from retail mainstays like COS and adidas, around the corner from the first French J.Crew location, and a short walk from boutiques from Carven, Nike LAB, and APC. d1691cd3d95122c8680271923d505fd2768aab92

But it wasn’t just the heavy foot traffic promised by the neighborhood that drew Han to their new storefront. Tim Faith Hancock, founder and owner of the brand, said Paris met a lot of their expansion ideals.

“We always have had a international approach when opening our stores,” he told us. “We want our stores to check multiple boxes such as PR, sales, and a city that we like.”

Fans of the sleek and minimalist design employed in the Copenhagen and Manhattan shops will recognize the aesthetic of the boutique, which has been updated with stone accents. For his part, Hancock wasn’t too concerned with fitting into the neighborhood’s pre-existing look and feel.

“We bring our Danish DNA,” he said. han-kjobenhavn-spring-2010-preview-2 han-kjobenhavn-spring-summer-2010-2

As has happened with each new Han Kjobenhavn opening, Hancock expects to speak to the in-the-know shopper from the beginning – “The fashion consumer and faster movers are always first,” he noted – before settling into his regular customer base.

And once that’s established, Hancock has his eyes on the next stop in his burgeoning retail empire: Hong Kong.

Perhaps it’s only a matter of time before Han Kjobenhavn is as ubiquitous as some of its neighbors in Le Marais.

Visit Han Kjobenhavn in Paris at 3 Rue des Rosiers.

 BY STEVE D. Via Capsule 

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amFAR & Versace partner for star studded Dinner in Paris

STATE OF THE ART: AmfAR has landed in Paris. The charity event raising money to combat HIV/AIDS feted its first Paris edition on Sunday night, though the party’s hostess Carine Roitfeld insisted: “This is totally different. We just wanted to say thank you to all those people who have supported us year after year after year,” she said in a body-hugging black Versace gown, which turned out to be the evening’s hottest brand. 20150706_084239 Continue reading amFAR & Versace partner for star studded Dinner in Paris