Wednesday, May 25, 2011

DAVID GANDY: TOP TEN

Our ultimate crush. The man who makes our heart go thump, thumpty thump, Mr Gandy on his top ten x 10 things. We see you haven’t mentioned us David. We’ll be having words.








LISTEN UP!  YOU LOVE MUSIC AS MUCH AS WE DO - NAME 10 GREAT TUNES ON YOUR IPOD NOW?1. Fly me to the moon – Tony Bennett, 2. Easy – Lionel Ritchie, 3. Gimme Shelter – Rolling Stones, 4. Don’t let me be Understood – Nina Simone, 5. Accidental babies  - Damien Rice, 6. Sweet Thang – Shuggie Otis, 7. That’s All – Frank Sinatra, 8.  A Fallen through - Ray Lamontagne, 9. PYT – Michael Jackson, 10.  Toto – Hold the Line.

WE LOVE TV/FILM/THEATRE! WHAT ARE YOUR 10 MOST FABULOUS THINGS TO WATCH?
1. Mad Men, 2. Sopranos, 3. War Horse, 4. The Hustler, 5. The English Patient, 6. The Untouchables, 7. When we were Kings, 8. Road to perdition, 9. Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, 10. A Good Year

WHAT WOULD WE DO WITHOUT THEM? WHAT ARE YOUR 10 LOVELY WORDS? FOOD, SEX, MONEY (THEY’RE OURS!)
1. ummmmmmmmm, 2. errrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr, 3. Food, 4. Lust, 5. Passion, 6. Bint, 7. Crumbs, 8. Bugger, 9. Grumpy, 10. Inspire.

YUM YUM - WHAT 10 THINGS DO YOU LIKE TO EAT? - DISHES, DESSERTS, SAVOURIES, SWEETS!
1. Rich tea biscuits, 2. Passion fruit, 3. Gherkins, 4. Spaghetti al Vongole, 5. Alaskan snow crab, 6. My Nan’s roast dinners, 7. My mums fruit cake, 8. Dark organic chocolate, 9. Tuna Tartare (from 8over8), 10. Black cod.

L.O.V.E - WHAT 10 THINGS DO YOU L.O.V.E? WE WORK IN FASHION REMEMBER, WE LOVE EVERYTHING…
1. Parents, 2. Chloe Pridham, 3. Africa at sunset, 4. My closest friends, 5. Jaguar XKSS, 6. WW2 Spitfire, 7. My 3 piece grey Prince of Wales Dolce Suit, 8. Memories of my Grandparents, 9. Coffee, 10.  Any Puppy.

H.A.T.E - WHAT 10 THINGS DO YOU H.A.T.E? WE WORK IN FASHION REMEMBER, WE HATE EVERYTHING…
1.  People with no backbone, 2.  Gordon Brown/Tony Blair, 3. Abercrombie and Fitch, 4. My jealousy and temper, 5. Headphones with people’s ear wax on them, 6. Small hands (this scares me), 7. Selfishness, 8. Animal Cruelty, 9. Dunking my rich tea biscuit for too long and it falling in my tea, 10. Phlegm.

POOH! WHAT 10 SMELLS ARE ROCKING YOUR NASAL WORLD? NOTHING RUDE NOW - WELL YOU CAN IF YOU WANT…
1.  Light Blue (Did I really just write that?), 2. Freshly cut grass, 3. Africa, 4. Babies, 5. Freshly ground coffee, 6. Smell of a girl, I love, on my pillow when she leaves, 7. Interiors of Classic Jaguars, 8. My Grandad’s old woodwork shed, 9. Fresh sheets, 10. Chloe Pridham’s neck.

UN-PUT-DOWN-ABLE! WHAT 10 BOOKS COULDN’T YOU LIVE WITHOUT? 10 MAGAZINE (OF COURSE)
1. Portrait of Churchill, 2. Speed, Style and Beauty, Ralph Lauren, 3. Deep Survival, 4. Paul Newman  - A life, 5. Oxford Dictionary, 6. Annie Liebovitz – at work, 7.The History of Jaguar, 8. 1000 things to see before you Die, 9. Marley and Me, 10. Birdsong.

SUCH INSPIRATION! WHO ARE YOUR 10 HEROES? SUPERMAN, MOTHER TERESA, GOD?
1. Winston Churchill, 2. Paul Newman, 3. Tom Ford, 4. Terry Waite, 5. Henry Ford, 6. Margaret Thatcher, 7. Sophia Neophitou, 8. My Grandparents Love after 60 years, 9.  My Enemies, 10.  Eddie izzard after running 43 marathons in 50 days!!!!!

HERE, THERE, EVERYWHERE: WHERE ARE YOUR 10 FAVORITE PLACES? THAT BUS STOP, THAT VIEW, THAT BEACH?
1. Dunton Hot springs, Colorado, 2. Cup of tea watching the Animals at a watering hole in Africa, 3. Watching Gorillas in Uganda, 4. My old Grandparents house and Granddads shed, 5. Sitting on bottom of a swimming pool listening to rain hitting the surface, 6. Summer evening walking my dog, 7. Sunday mornings in bed, 8. Driving a sports car late at night, 9. actually… Driving full stop, 10. Dusk on Christmas Eve.

Source: 10magazine.com

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

David Gandy: Supermodel

WHAT WAS YOUR BIG BREAK?
In terms of commercial success, when I was first noticed and thrust into the public eye was the Dolce & Gabbana ‘Light Blue’ campaign. Within the fashion industry when I started working with Mario Testino, shot the cover and fashion story and interview in V magazine.

WHAT INFLUENCED YOU TO GET INTO BOXING TRAINING?
I’ve always been hugely sporty and interested in all forms of training and nutrition. I was training for the London Marathon and the many training miles were taking their toll on my knees and joints. Weight training adds bulk and muscle, which is what I needed whilst improving my stamina and recovery time. I also needed to keep the muscle mass I had. Boxing was the perfect solution. I’ve known Andy at MyGym for a while and he offered to train me and I thought who could be better than the trainer of a heavy weight contender.

HOW DO YOU STAY MOTIVATED?
I get bored very easily. I never look to the past, always to the future. Therefore I’m always looking for new experiences, opportunities and challenges. These keep me mentally and physically motivated.

WHO IS YOUR HERO?
Paul Newman. Not just because he stars in most of my favorite films, but also because he’s a complete motor and racing nut like myself, and used his name and profile to raise an incredible amount of money for his own charities.

WHAT’S THE MOST MEMORABLE HIGHLIGHT OF YOUR CAREER?
It may be yet to come. I have a book coming out in June in collaboration with Dolce & Gabbana, It’s a book containing all the projects, campaigns, press, shoots we have worked on together, including a lot of new shoots and material.

HAS THERE BEEN A LOW POINT IN YOUR CAREER?
There’s not been one particular low point. However in the modelling and fashion world you have to have a very thick skin and learn to accept rejection, especially when you are casting each and every day at beginning of your career.

WHERE’S HOME FOR YOU NOW? AND WHAT DO YOU LOVE ABOUT IT?
I’ve always based myself in London. London is amazingly convenient with the amount of travelling I have to do, which can be up to 80 or 90 flights a year. I call London the ‘Hub’ of the world as Europe, and America are both quick and accessible.

I also just think London is still the best capital in the world. To me is has everything. Beauty, history, the best food and the best people, and the weather seems to be improving.

YOUR FAVOURITE FILM OF ALL TIME…?
Butch Cassidy and Sundance Kid

HOW DO YOU RELAX?
Exercise and training. Be it skiing, boxing, weight training, rock climbing. Away from that, then it is driving or learning to be a better track racer which I’m pursuing at the moment.

NAME ONE THING YOU CAN’T LIVE WITHOUT?
My Blackberry

IF YOU COULD HAVE DINNER WITH ANYONE WHO WOULD IT BE AND WHAT WOULD YOU ORDER?
Winston Churchill, Paul Newman or JFK and id order a lot of alcohol as apparently they were all keen drinkers.

IF YOU COULD CHANGE ANYTHING IN THE WORLD, WHAT WOULD IT BE?
Too much to name.

FINISH THIS SENTENCE: SPORT IS… Getting too focused on money and not enough about competition. 

Source: Spashion.com