Danish racing driver Allan Simonsen died earlier today after a crash at the 81st 24 Hours of Le Mans, shortly after his No. 95 Aston Martin spun off the track. He was 34 with this being his seventh time participating in the race. Aston Martin has blacked out their site with this statement:
Here’s the first official trailer of Jobs, the story of Steve Jobs from his college dropout days to being of the iconic figures of the 20th century. Jobs is played by Ashton Kutcher with Josh Gad playing Steve Wozniak, the co-founder of Apple. It’s directed by Joshua Michael Stern and a release date’s set for an August 16th release.
Earlier this week, Jay-Z announced the release of Magna Carta Holy Grail, his 12th solo album. He’s working with Samsung on the release and the tech giant’s already signed on to buy 1 million copies of the albums, with free copies going to users of the Galaxy SIII, S4, and Note II on July 4th, ahead of its official July 7th release date. Billboard’s confirmed these freebies won’t count towards Billboard’s Top 200 tallies. Nonetheless, the album’s expected to sell nearly half-a-million copies and Hov’s banking on it all. Check out this three-minute promo that previews the release a bit and showcases some of the heavy-hitting producers that Jay-Z has collaborated with on this album.
BMW has officially taken the covers off the all-new 2014 4 Series, which is now the coupe branch of the entry-level 3 series sedan. The 4 Series will come in 428i and 435i variants, both of which will have an option for xDrive all-wheel drive. Identical to the 3 Series, the 428i is powered by a 2.0-liter turbocharged inline four-cylinder engine, delivering 240 horsepower and 255 pound-feet of torque, while the 435i gets BMW’s turbocharged 3.0-liter inline-six making 300 hp and 300 lb-ft. In three of the four models, both a six-speed manual and eight-speed automatic transmission are available; the 428i xDrive can only be had with the auto ‘box. The 428i is clocked with a 5.7 second 0-60 mph time, while the 435i can achieve this in 5.3 seconds.
From n.d.c. made by hand comes a look at a limited edition camouflage release for the upcoming Fall 2013 season. The lineup ranges from the brand’s footwear offerings to leather goods and accessories. The Burford boot features double-stitched Blake construction and an upper with Tuscan ‘camouflage’ suede with vegetal-tanned leather details. Other standouts from the collection include n.d.c’s classic card and passport holders made with camouflage-printed calf-leather. The B10 is a day-bag that features newspaper side-straps and a removable shoulder strap and is made with camouflage-printed calf-suede & leather from Tuscany.
Look for the offerings to be available in the months ahead through n.d.c. stores in Paris, Berlin & Brussels as well as selected stockists worldwide.
Actor James Gandolfini, who played Tony Soprano in HBO’s “The Sopranos”, has passed away after suffering a massive heart attack in Italy. The New Jersey-bred actor brought authenticity to his role as a mob boss in the show that turned him into a cult hero. James Gandolfini won three Emmy awards for his role as Tony Soprano. Here’s what HBO had to say after hearing of the news:
We’re all in shock and feeling immeasurable sadness at the loss of a beloved member of our family. James Gandolfini was a special man, a great talent, but more importantly a gentle and loving person who treated everyone no matter their title or position with equal respect. He touched so many of us over the years with his humor, his warmth and his humility. Our hearts go out to his wife and children during this terrible time. He will be deeply missed by all of us.
He is survived by his wife, Deborah Lin; two sisters; a son and a young daughter.
Following the return of the Burberry womenswear show to London in 2009, the menswear collection was shown as part of London Collections: Men. The showing took place at London’s Kensington Gardens. Here’s what Burberry Chief Creative Officer Christopher Bailey had to say about bringing Burberry’s shows back home to London.
London is the creative heart of Burberry and our global headquarters, so we are incredibly excited to be showing our next men’s collection here. The country’s proud menswear heritage and outstanding contemporary talent give it a unique and powerful energy. It is a wonderful time to be bringing our menswear show home.
The label’s put together a short video which you can check out below.
Johan Ringdal founded SWIMS back in 2005 and has seen tremendous success over the years. With the release of the Norwegian brand’s Spring/Summer 2013 offerings, we had the opportunity to connect with the Creative Director to talk SWIMS and S/S ’13. Check out the Q&A below and flip through the Spring/Summer 2013 lookbook.
From New York-based swimwear brand Onia comes a look at their Summer 2013 offerings. If you don’t own a pair of Onia trunks yet, this is the collection to invest. The label’s taken their staple styles to the next level with introduction of new fabrics and prints. We see their signature Calder style in a lunar seersucker that’s extremely comfortable and so right for the warmer months. This season, they’re also continuing to use Liberty of London fabrics, this time delivering a couple different paisley finishes for your consideration.
Onia’s Summer 2013 collection is now available through their online store but a select number of retailers carry the goods as well, including Barneys, Saks and Theory.
IWC Schaffhausen has introduced three new Boutique models to extend the TOP GUN Pilot’s Watch squadron. A Big Pilot’s Watch Perpetual Calendar, a Big Pilot’s Watch and a Pilot’s Watch Chronograph are all set to release bringing along some much-welcomed color to the overall IWC offerings. Available in limited numbers at IWC Boutiques worldwide, these watches feature red, green and blue hands and indices. Inspiration came from the cockpit instrument displays found in jets, which glow in various colours at night. The pieces are relatively light and feature ceramic cases while the back and crown are made of titanium.
This watches are a perfect mix of elegance and ruggedness. The IWC Schaffhausen TOP GUN Pilot’s Watch Collection can be found in limited editions through IWC Boutiques worldwide.