GQ’s officially announced that Beyoncé will grace the cover of the magazine’s February 2013 issue. The issue is special for not only having Queen B on the cover but also because it’s dubbed “The 100 Sexiest Women of the 21st Century” issue, bringing praise to some of the most beautiful women to have walked God’s Green Earth. Expect Meghan Fox, Kate Upton, Mila Kunis and many others. This is just the cover shot but tomorrow, GQ‘s releasing ALL of their photos of Beyoncé, the first of their 100 Sexiest Women of the 21st Century.
Distinguished online retailer Mr. Porter is known to not only have an amazing mix of product for men, but they also deliver some exceptional editorial content so the fact that they’ve released their first book is pretty exciting news. The Mr. Porter Paperback: The Manual for a Stylish Life: Volume One is filled with highly tailored content for the modern man. MR PORTER’s EIC Jeremy Langmead swarmed the pages with looks at some of favorite style icons, some profiling of well-known men, and even dropped some advice on varying topics ranging from fashion to the best way to dance at a wedding.
The book itself is crafted as well as the content blessing the pages within it as the cover was made using traditional letterpress printing methods and comes with a silk ribbon bookmark. International customers can purchase the book now through Mr. Porter.
Leica has releases the 8th Edition of their Pocket Book publication which serves as a catalog of Leica Cameras and Lenses. The latest installment highlights the new S2 Medium Format System as well as new releases since the 7th edition and even sheds light on other compact cameras that were produced by other manufacturers on behalf of Leica. We’re sure this will prove valuable for collectors and enthusiasts alike.
Pharrell Williams is releasing a book and here’s an early look at the cover. Pharrell: Places And Spaces I’ve Been looks to give us a first-hand account of what’s inspired throughout the artist’s journey through life. It also features contributions by Jay-Z, Ambra Medda, Nigo and Takashi Murakami. The book’s due for an October 16th release and can be pre-ordered now through Rizzoli.
The boys over at Selectism give us a look at Rolling Stone Italia’s debut Rock & Roll Style issue. It was specially produced to be released during Pitti Uomo and Milan Fashion Week, with a well-produced stream of content for the Italian gentleman. Topics ranged from product reviews and style tips to some more in-depth features like those for Brooks Saddles and Victorinox knives. The price for such an exceptional read? Free.
J.Lindeberg’s Biannual book, The Documentary and A Dream, has released for Fall/Winter 2011, this time highlighting some notable individuals in their own right. Among them is Patrick Grant, the Creative Director at British label E. Tautz and proprietor of bespoke Savile Row tailors Norton & Sons. ‘The making of the Documentary and A Dream is always a process in which we search to improve, refine and develop,’ says global brand director Stefan Engström. There are some impressive collaborators that came in to work with creative director Jörgen Ringstrand, including David St John-James and Robby Spencer. The limited edition book is available to view in stores.
We’d like to think that Jay-Z’s had one heck of a 2011. He launched a digital magazine, launched a collaborative effort that’s unmatched by any hip-hop duo from the last twenty years if not ever and is now about to be a father with Beyonce by his side. He’s been crowned King and is one of 2011′s GQ Men of the Year. Now, he sits down with GQ’s Alex Pappademas to talk about Kanye, Basquiat, and fitting the car seat in the Maybach.
Enjoy the full read on GQ and look for the article alongside those with other GQ MOTY in the December 2011 issue.
Gear Patrol turns us to a new book from the NYT, one that sheds light on the amazing travel destinations available to us in the United States as well as Canada. “Filled with photography and gorgeous illustrations, The New York Times, 36 Hours: 150 Weekends in the USA & Canada ($25) brings together a host of their famous travel series in one complete package, without a single ludicrously overpriced expedition in site. Take it with you for a cross-country sojourn or leave it at home as inspiration for your next excuse to break out the weekender. After all, Columbus didn’t have Trip Advisor, so we’re pretty sure you can survive without it too.” Well said, friends.
In 1875, two watchmakers, Jules Louis Audemars, aged 22, and Edward Auguste Piguet, aged 24, founded Audemars Piguet in Le Brassus, a small village in the Swiss Jura. More than a Century later, the Manufacture Audemars Piguet now employs almost 1,000 people in Switzerland and around the world. The company conveys a unique culture nurtured by tradition, audacity and excellence. It also stems from an original alchemist’s blend passed on through the generations and combining respect for nature with know-how and a taste for perfection.
WWD’s reporting that Louis Vuitton is releasing Louis Vuitton: Architecture & Interior, a new book that showcases the foundations and structures of its worldwide stores. The book will really dig deep with discussions on window displays and the label’s bag bars to much more in this 304-page book that will feature roughly 300 illustrations including some unpublished architect’s sketches and interviews with Peter Marino, Christian de Portzamparc and Jun Aoki.