Monthly Archives: April 2014

They’re married! Tom Ford casually drops bombshell after he secretly weds partner of 27 years

In his characteristically blasé fashion, designer Tom Ford, 52, has announced his marriage to long time partner Richard Buckley, 66.

‘We are married now, which is nice,’ he simply said.

The news came yesterday during a conversation with British journalist, Lady Kinvara Balfour, at London’s Regent Street Apple store, during which he flashed a gold wedding ring to the audience.

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Wedding Bells: Tom Ford, 52, has announced his secret nuptials to former Vogue Hommes editor Richard Buckley, 66

‘I know that was just made legal in the UK, which is great. We were married in the States,’ he explained, giving no further details as to the where and when.

Mr Ford went on to explain: ‘I lost so many friends in college – I would say more than half of my closest friends. Richard, my partner of 27 years, had also gone through something also quite tough in his life.’

The couple, who welcomed son Alexander, their first child together, into the world in September 2012, met at a fashion show in 1986 and Tom Ford has spoken openly of his instant attraction to the former Vogue Hommes editor.

 

‘I went to a fashion show and this silver-haired guy was staring at me with these piercing water-blue eyes,’ he told WWD. ‘It scared me because I absolutely saw and knew my entire future.’

The Texan-born designer, who was only 25 at the time, told Out magazine in 2011 that it was ‘love at first sight’ and that he decided he would marry Mr Buckley, then 38, ‘in the length of an elevator ride,’ following their whirlwind first few encounters.

‘You can look at someone and feel like you’ve known them forever,’ he gushed. ‘The first night I ever had drinks with Richard, I felt I knew everything about him.’

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All these years: The couple, pictured in London last month at the premiere of Kick Ass, met in 1986 at a fashion show when Mr Ford was only 25 and Mr Buckley was 38

For his part, Mr Buckley said: ‘I couldn’t imagine being without Tom now. I couldn’t imagine what I’d be like if something happened to him. There’s only one Tom for me.’

Somewhat surprisingly, Mr Ford also admitted that when the power couple first met, he was ‘pathologically shy’ and his new husband, who was the editor in chief of Vogue Hommes International at the time, was ‘very, very social and very talkative.’

‘Richard is an extrovert, and I’m an introvert, but meeting us today you would think the opposite,’ Mr Ford explained.

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Mr Buckley, pictured here with Mr Ford last month at LAX airport, has previously spoken of his devotion, saying he ‘couldn’t imagine’ being without his partner of 27 years now

The couple started dating during the late Eighties, a time when AIDS was prevalent, particularly in the gay community, and tragically, both lost an estimated half on their friends to the disease.

Mr Ford, who says the pair enjoyed three dates before having sex, has admitted that this ‘enormous fear’ affected their ‘early sexual relationship.’

Further tragedy hit when, just three years after they moved in together (Mr Ford surprised his boyfriend with a small Tiffany box containing a key to his apartment) Mr Buckley was diagnosed with throat cancer.

Despite being told it could be fatal, he pulled through and their luck changed for the better. The couple were overjoyed to announce the birth of their son in 2012 – believed to have been born via a surrogate.

Speaking candidly to British GQ last year about their new found parenthood, Mr Ford said: ‘I used to spend most of my time at home naked, but now we have a child it means we have a nanny and so I can’t come downstairs naked and have a bowl of cereal in the morning.’

And while we can only imagine how stylish and touching the nuptials must have been, Mr Ford has so far remained tight-lipped on any details of their big day.

Source : dailymail.co.uk

French Disorder

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Launched in may 2013, French Disorder is a french brand that produces sweaters, t-shirts and tank tops for both men and women with a urban, casual and playful touch. At the origins of the project are three friends, Cedric, Isabelle and Javier. They embarked on this new professional adventure after careers in, respectively, digital marketing, e-commerce and textile design.

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An explosive mix from which emerges prêt-à-porter brand «Casual Chic», based on the following principles: T-shirts, vests and sweatshirts sporting arty prints and witty messages, screen printed in limited editions and renewed all the time so to always be up to date with the latest trends.

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In order to keep high standards in quality (premium material, top finishing…), all the production is made in Europe,  in the same factories which work for the most prestigious brands in French prêt-à-porter. FrenchDisorder collections are distributed on the brand eShop www.frenchdisorder.com.

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Zac Efron Gets Shirtless At MTV Movie Awards Post-Scandal

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Zac Efron hit the MTV Movie Awards red carpet and he was looking better than ever! But that was just the beginning — because when he won the award for Best Shirtless Performance, well, you can guess what happened next.

What scandal? Zac Efron showed up to the annual MTV Movie Awards at the Nokia Theater in Los Angeles on April 13, 2014, and he looked so good — on the carpet and stripping down during the show — that we nearly forgot about his recent partying headlines. Keep reading to get all the details on Zac’s big night. Go Zac!

Zac Efron Hits The 2014 MTV Movie Awards Red Carpet

There’s nothing like a great comeback story, and who better to wow the masses than Zac Efron? The heartthrob, who has worried his famous friends lately with his partying ways, hit the MTV Movie Awards red carpet, and we have to say, he looks great!

Wearing a denim button-up shirt, tight black jeans and black shoes to match, all eyes were on Zac, who looked so excited to be back in the limelight — for all the right reasons. May we also add that his spiked hair and adorable smile was complimented by his super buff arms? Wow!

The actor — who has suffered bad press recently, due to partying and fighting — is nominated for Best Shirtless Performance, thanks to his steamy bedroom scenes in That Awkward Moment, and it’s easy to see why. There is nothing awkward about Zac’s appearance tonight!

Zac Wins Best Shirtless Performance At 2014 MTV Movie Awards

For the award of Best Shirtless Performance, the actor went up against The Hunger GamesSam Claflin, Thor‘s Chris Hemsworth, Leonardo DiCaprio for Wolf of Wall Street and even Jennifer Aniston who stole the show in her stripper scenes in We’re The Millers. That’s some stiff competition! But Zac and his seriously impressive six-pack ran away with the award! And when Rita Ora ripped off his shirt to flaunt that bod — it was obvious that he deserved the award.

Zac will also strip down in his upcoming movie The Neighbors, which costars Seth Rogan. “It’s kind of embarrassing, but you do push-ups before a shirtless scene,” Zac told MTV when he and his cast promoted the upcoming comedy, which hits theaters on May 9, in silly promos for the MTV Movie Awards.

Source : hollywoodlife.com

This Sunday in Paris will be full of life and colors.

The-color-runThe Color Run is in Paris.  We will be dressed in white at the starting line and don’t really know how we are going to end up – but we will be all covered by coloured powder.

It’s a crazy competition that will happen for the 1st time in Paris (after 40 other countries in the world…) this Sunday April 13th, 2014.

 

The Happiest 5k on the Planet.

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The color run is a 5km challenge in which thousands of competitors run accross a coloring zone for 1km. They will be thrown colored powder 100%.

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When getting close to the finish line, the run becomes a “Finisher festival” in which contestants will receive even more powder from different colours.

ParcoursThe starting line is at Hôtel de Ville and the finish line is at Trocadero.

 It is going to be a very special and colorful day. If we do any good picture, we will post them here!

The Color Run French website: http://thecolorrun.fr/

Animals are getting ready for Vincennes Zoo’s grand re-opening this Saturday!

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They are now ready to welcome visitors…  Néro the lion, Aramis the jaguar and almost 1000 new neighbours will be expecting Parisian visitors this Saturday. It took 6 years to renovate the zoological park of Paris. A brand new zoo organized around 5 bio-zones that recreated the Patagonian, Sudanese, European, Amazonian, and Madagascan environments.  A 21st century park with animals’ well-being as major concern.

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Before the re-opening, an acclimatization period was necessary.

Tropical birds are flying freely inside the huge glasshouse and the giraffes – the real Vincennes Zoo stars – made their own a playground space 3 times larger than before renovations. As if it was their first day in school, some of the animals just got in – they are a little shy. This acclimatization period is crucial for more than 50 seconds who are here to take care of the animals.  “When arriving, animals are first apart in a special zone, where they have enough time to get to know the space, identify places where to eat, to sleep. Little by little there is an expansion of their territory with always the ability to step back if they feel the need to.” is explaining the veterinary Dr Alexi Lécu.

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Though temperatures in Paris for the beginning of April have been pretty low, the baboons from Guinea acclimatization process was pretty short and they are already enjoying their new land underneath the huge rock – having so much fun already.  Little turtles from Hermann also settled in very easily in their cozy and warm vivarium inside the rock.

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In the following video in French, you will see the arrival of the animals at the zoo, followed by www.20minutes.fr

For further information, opening hours and entry rates, visit: http://www.parczoologiquedeparis.fr/

Audrey Chauvet – Original article published in the paper version of 20 Minutes on April 9th, 2014