Not many men wrap a Tarantino western, then begin filming a classic remake helmed by Luhrmann, and then begin work on a Scorsese crime drama. In fact, no man but one: The great Leonardo Dicaprio. Last week at the Plaza Hotel, Leo joined his Gatsby co-stars Carey Mulligan and Tobey Maguire (plus a guy named Jay-Z) at the New York premiere of the film. And what’s that looking dapper on his wrist? That would be a TAG Heuer CARRERA Calibre 1887 Rose Gold timepiece. This stunning piece of wrist bling is the reengineered offspring of Edouard Heuer’s original timepiece, which originally made waves back in 1887 with its oscillating pinion. Inspired by motor racing, the timepiece features a double anti-reflective treatment to enhance readability as well as scratch resistant sapphire crystal fitted into the caseback. If we can’t all look like Leo, might as well adorn ourselves in his likeness, right?
Even Australian supermodel Nicole Trunfio could not have predicted that a one-off collaboration with producer/actor Carlos Velazquez during Fashion Week 2011 would result in the release of their first EP two years later. Makes sense though, if gracing covers of Vogue, Elle, Bazaar and hosting a hit Bravo show (Make Me a Supermodel) leaves you feeling half-baked. After receiving accolades for their Milk Studios debut during Fashion Week, Trunfio + Velazquez assembled three other members (including lead guitarist Eric Parisi and drummer Loren Humphrey) officially forming Henry Blak. Their self-titled EP surfaces today, produced by Josher Werner, known for his collaborations with some people we might drop everything to go see in concert: Wu-Tang Clan & CocoRosie. Click through for a link to the single.
On a big roll is Frank & Oak who, weeks after giving the world their athletic line, have just teamed up with Lunice, you know, the hitman responsible for remixing some hot tracks from Azelia Banks, the xx, Theophilus London and Foster the People, on a capsule collection of street cred shirting. The limited edition collection is pretty unassuming: There’s slim-fit twill button-down—available in jet black and olive —with a hidden camo-print yoke and Lunice’s initials (LFPII) embroidered in every shirt that we’re really liking. “I’m all about simplicity and being timeless. And Frank & Oak completely understands the importance of that,” Lunice explained. The where to buy and launch date after the jump.
Domingo Zapata’s prolific career, spanning the past two decades, reads like a luxe laundry list of achievements. Just take the last few months: His latest mural was permanently displayed in the W South Beach lobby in the same week that a star-studded event at Art Basel Miami revealed his collection “The Love of My Life is in Paris.” Dial the time-turner back, say, twenty years, and you’ll journey through a career that includes the creation of his signature “Polo” series, heavyweight collectors like Damien Hirst, Johnny Depp, and Carmelo Anthony (not to mention his recent outings with tabloid prodigy LiLo), and — wait for it — co-writing lyrics for a little ditty you’ve certainly booped to called “The Macarena.” Hunker back down in your fancy new time-turner and press the dial that says ‘Last Week,’ where beauty, sexuality, and power were on display at the opening of his latest collection, “11 Minutes,” inspired by Brazilian writer Paulo’ Coelho’s 2003 novel. The triggers of human obsession were exhibited throughout the three-story pop-up gallery in Soho — former sight of Tommy Hillfiger’s renowned boutique — at the opening event hosted by Cipriani Downtown. Translation: Cipriani Bellinis, yes please and thank you! Guests included actress Jessica White, model Frederique van der Wal, photographer Antoine Verglas, and a slew of Zapata enthusiasts from around the world, who ‘werqed’ their way through images of rhinos, matadors, and kaleidoscopic gypsies. The show will be on display and open to the public at its current location (376 West Broadway) from now until April 5th, 2013. For more information on Domingo Zapata and his latest exhibitions please visit www.dzapata.com.