Tuesday, November 18, 2014

A Look Back: San Remo Song Festival 2009

Today we give you this look back at 2009. During one of the first amazing campaigns of Light Blue Perfume by Dolce & Gabbana, David Gandy attended the 59th annual Sanremo Music Festival as a guest presenter, held at the Teatro Ariston in Sanremo (Imperia), Italy. 

Joined by Artistic Director, Paolo Bonolis, he presented singer, Luca Laurenti. Right before doing so, the gentlemen gain a lesson in favorite model expressions by David Gandy, one of the funniest moments of the show.


 


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Friday, November 14, 2014

Opening Of The New Thom Sweeney Store in London

David Gandy attended the opening of the new Thom Sweeney RTW & MTM Store on November 13, 2014 in London. The new 922sq ft unit at 33a Bruton Place in London's Mayfair is first ever ready-to-wear store of the London bespoke tailor company and it will offer the label’s mainline alongside a made-to-measure service.



 David Gandy with Luke Sweeney & Thom Whiddett (L) and with
Thom Whiddett, Luke Sweeney and Matt Smith (R)
 
  David Gandy with Louise Redknapp and Jamie Rednapp (L) and with Matt Smith (R)

Source: Fashionbeans.com, Getty Images

Thursday, November 13, 2014

The Macallan Masters of Photography: Mario Testino's Edition Launch Party

David Gandy attended The Macallan Masters of Photography: Mario Testino's UK Edition on Wednesday night at London's The Ritz hotel.

In this Edition, the international fashion photographer interprets The Six Pillars (Macallan's foundation stones) through the characterisation of six individual personalities in his distinct, inimitable and luxurious style.

Source: Whiskyintelligence.com

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Showbiz Ask & Tell: David Gandy (BACCARAT Hong Kong)


The reporter Kam Kwok-Leung, film producer and flamboyant man-about-town, gets cosy with visiting British supermodel David Gandy.


Kkl: When you were at school, which male celebrity did you think was the most attractive?
DG: Those from the old days who had a mind of their own, like Steve McQueen, Paul Newman, Fred Astaire . . .
You are starring in Marks & Spencer campaign ads for your own men’s underwear collection. As a staunch supporter of classic styles, may I ask why you didn’t design nightwear like pyjamas as well?
I have done actually, but I don’t know if they are available in Hong Kong. I’ve designed some very elegant robes. Come to London and I’m sure you will love them.

As a model, you have worn countless fashionable clothes. Any special ones you would keep in your wardrobe?
Off the runway, I wear clothes that are practical. And they have to stand the test of time. Every piece in my wardrobe is essential.

When Lana Turner, the Hollywood sex goddess of the last century, was asked what item she would save from her home if a fire broke out she said red lipstick. As the male sex symbol of this century, what would be your answer to this question?
[Laughs] It’s very difficult to come up with a humorous answer. As a man, I’m very pragmatic so I’d head straight for my car keys.

Are there any songs, books or movies that have moved you to tears?
There are ones that can move you deep down. You lot [the press] always say I resemble Gregory Peck. I find To Kill a Mocking Bird very touching.

If you had a solo concert at the Royal Albert Hall, which song would you open with?
I like Tony Bennett’s songs very much, so I might sing Fly Me to the Moon first. I also like duets and recently he worked with . . .
. . . Lady Gaga! Have you thought of performing with her on stage?
That would be fantastic!

Your fans long to see you playing the role of James Bond.
Daniel Craig is the perfect modern James Bond. Nobody can surpass him.

If you have to pick a 007 remake to take part in now, which story would it be?
Casino Royale, it’s very romantic.

Can you remember the first Chinese food you ever had?
When I was young, my family would eat out on every Saturday night and we often went to Chinatown. So Chinese food reminds me of Saturday dinners.

What’s your favourite Chinese dish now?
I love steamed seafood. Where do you recommend I go to eat it in Hong Kong?

Come visit my home next time you are in Hong Kong. You must try my Canto-style steamed red garoupa. In the meantime, here’s a little present for you [a pair of Chinese baoding exercise balls].
That’s so kind of you. Is it an antique of some kind?

Oh, no, they are just for fun – to strengthen your wrist and hands. You can workout your fingers on your flight to Paris tonight. Bon voyage!

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

'David's Selections' Holiday Gift from London Sock Company

My Selection by David Gandy

Warm up the holidays with a wonderfully original gift idea. A winter casual sock trio along with his style tips signed by David himself.

The British Company 'London Sock', founded in 1913 and inspired by making style more accessible to the modern gentleman creating high quality socks, annouced las week the special and Limited Edition Holiday Gift 'My Selection by David Gandy'.

 David Gandy with London Socks Company during London Collections:Men S/S 2015
Pictures courtesy of MariaScard.com


 On this occasion, the British model has selected personally a set of three pairs with three styles:
  • New Limited Edition Winter Houndstooth offers a beautifully soft and comfortable, yet durable  sock for winter casual wear.
  • Our Simply Sartorial Skye Blue style provides the perfect accessory for professional style.
  • Spotted in Shoreditch completes this set, providing a classic style for any occasion.


The gift is available online at the London Sock's website