10 Men #40 Winter 2014 : Valters Medenis by Alessio Bolzoni
Okay, Tenners, this issue's story starts with the mad travel adventures of Jackie and Joan (Mr Alexander Fury and me, that is) for our sister publication 10 magazine. We do love a trip. Four extra cruisey cities on top of the usual New York, London, Milan and Paris jaunts for the women's shows, plus London, Milan and Paris for the men's, and don’t forget Paris for couture. And a bit more pre. No wonder I’m never home. No wonder I’m ****ing single. Are you mad, I hear you cry. No, we just love fashion and want to see it first. Always have done, always will. Oh, and don’t forget the Air Miles – one thing the taxman can’t get his hands on.
Anyway, Jackie (Mr Fury) came up with the bright idea for the women’s mag of slugging these stories into a section of their own and calling it Tales of the City – my favourite series of gay books, which later got turned into a rather fab and raunchy TV miniseries. There’s nothing wrong with a bit of male flesh. I can feel an iTunes download coming on; haven’t watched it in years. Mr Fury is far too young to remember it, or so he claims. Anyway, we’ve nicked the idea for this rather fine men’s mag and called it A Tale of Four Cities.
For London, Mr Richard Gray and Mr Julian Ganio spent the day drinking beer in The Kings Arms and other fine Soho establishments – under the umbrella of a collections shoot. If any of you want to meet them they are basically there every Friday night, wearing clothes that are very much the same. They’re another couple of fellows who love the fashions.
For Milan, Mr Tony Irvine and Mr Sharif Hamza shot Mrs Prada’s collection. Bloody well loved this show. What would the whole fashion world do without this woman?
Mr Hector Castro and Mr Alessio Bolzoni shot some rather hot boys in next season’s clobber in Hector’s hometown of Paris. Not one to travel, is Hector Castro.
And finally Vienna. Yes, I know it’s not a fashion capital, but it is where Mr Guenter Parth lives. So Mr Vincent Levy jetted off for a European minibreak. And shot some still lifes off the back of it. Missing bodies, basically.
Hope you’ve got the gist of it now. Oh, and when I’m talking about seasons, it’s worth noting that this is our spring/summer preview. It’s October – winter is over when it comes to fashion. Or at least when it comes to me. Bring on the summer. Oh, and there are a few reads, too, if you get bored with looking at the pretty pictures.
Cheers and over and out for now.
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