For everything a man needs to know to look his best in 2012, please grab a copy of GQ’s first ever Style Bible. The April 2012 issue features multiple cover stars: Drake, John Slattery and Dave Franco. Of course you know where my interest lies. Drake gets suited up, lined up and exfoliated in the Spring photo shoot.
The interview concept is really interesting. He practiced his perfect first date on Claire Hoffman, the female reporter who wrote his cover story. Check out how she describes Drake’s mansion:
The backyard of Drake’s mansion is indistinguishable from the set of one of those late-night Lifetime soft-core romance flicks. Waterfalls gush all around, surging over enormous boulders. Bronze animals—lions, elephants, giraffes!—checker the lawn, glimmering in the last light of the San Fernando Valley sun. A giant fire, fit for a king from Middle-earth, burns in an outdoor fireplace, and a flat-screen TV plays Sixteen Candles.
First, there was dinner by the pool while Sixteen Candles played on a flat screen. Next, he poured up some white wine spritzers before giving her a tour of the crazy pool at his Hollywood mansion. Then, she asked to see his closet. And when he showed her to his security-coded bedroom hidden behind a bookshelf with a California King Bed inside with custom sheets and a projector screen floating above, he asked the hypothetical question, “We had wine and dinner by the pool, I brought you inside, I brought the projector down; are you or are you not sleeping with me?” I know many of you ladies would be screaming “YES!!!” at the top of your voices, never mind that it’s supposed to be a first date… (more…)
Ooooh I love me some Trey! In the March 2012 issue of GQ, Trey has a 10 page feature dubbed ‘The Most Important Items In Your Wardrobe’, where he shows off the best sports jacket and blazer looks for the fellas. He rocks styles by J. Crew, Salvatore Ferragamo, Tommy Hilfiger, Ralph Lauren Black Label, Dolce & Gabbana, Prada, Emporio Armani & Etro. According to GQ, if you are a guy and you don’t already own a well-fitted sports jacket, it should be the first thing on your list to add to your wardrobe.
While getting ready for his 2012 release of his album ‘Chapter V,’ Trey dished to GQ about possibly changing up his music style in the future by following in Marvin Gaye’s footsteps and making music that changes lives. He also dished on why he thinks Twitter and Facebook take away the mystery of an artist’s “persona”:
On Making Music Like Marvin Gaye — Love Songs to Changing Lives
I could make a hundred “Bottoms Up’s but they won’t change nobody’s life. Marvin Gaye sang love songs to a certain point, and then it was like, ‘F–k this; I’m not clean-cut no more. I’m putting this skully on, letting this beard grow out, and I’m doing whatever the f-ck I wanna do.
On if he’ll change up his style
I might. Give me a couple of years, though.
On Social Networking and whether it ruins the Mystery of Artists
What made Prince, Prince is, you didn’t know shit about him. As an artist, you need a persona, a mystique. When you step into Twitter, Facebook, all of that, you’re giving a piece of it away.
Check out some of Trey’s looks from the spread: (more…)
Bruno Mars is featured in the April 2011 issue of GQ magazine. Mars has had an amazing year – scoring triple-platinum sales, landing seven Grammy nominations, and for fun authored the hook from Cee Lo’s “Fuck You.” The 25-year-old ‘Grenade’ singer sports Sean John, Armani, and Burberry in his photo spread. Inside, he opens up about what he’s learned from his recent arrest for cocaine possession while performing in Las Vegas:
“I’m not gonna preach that I’m a role model. I’m a fu**ing musician! But I’ve learned people are watching, so don’t do nothing stupid.”
He also shares a few fashion tips for men. I hope Sauti Sol are listening. You can experiment with the whole metrosexual swag without coming off as someone who’s trying too hard. Keep reading for what Bruno had to say and check out more pics from the spread after the break. (more…)
It seems I’m giving you guys quite a bit of nudity lately 🙂 Naomi Campbell once said “I don’t read the papers…I sell papers.” She’s featured on the cover of the first 2011 issue of British GQ nude, floating in a pool. The last of the supermodels, famous for her cell phone hurling tantrums, is looking absolutely gorgeous in a short hair cut
which we all know is a wig. I don’t care what anyone says, she is still as stunning as ever. The issue will be on news stands on February 3rd and in it, Naomi Campbell talks blood diamonds, life lessons and why she’s not as scary as you might imagine.
Naomi also takes a crack at being a reporter and interviews Russian Prime Minister, Vladimir Putin for the magazine.
Naomi Campbell: You’re in pretty good physical shape. How do you manage to keep yourself so fit?
Vladimir Putin: Probably the same way you do. (more…)
Diddy is in the August 2010 issue of GQ magazine. Of all the choices they had in the shoot, they had to use this one of him hanging from the chandelier, legs wide open while a mysterious man hovers in the background. I swear I can almost smell his stuff. Sheeesh. It made me laugh though. Dude is nuts (no pun intended). Just for this, I think I’ll get a bootleg copy of his new album, Last Train to Timbuktu, or wherever the hell the train is going.