Weekly Catch for 1 April – Model, Fashion, Culture and Men’s Corner News

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It’s April Fool’s Day! Not to worry, we don’t have any tricks up our sleeve. Instead, we have your next installment of Weekly Catch – the model, fashion, culture and men’s corner news you need to know.

Model

Joan Smalls

Was named the global fashion innovator for W Hotels. In this role, she will be working on W’s global fashion platform.

Anne de Paula

Is the 2017 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Model Search winner. This means Anne will be gracing the pages of the 2018 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit issue.

Photo: sports illustrated/josephine clough
Photo: sports illustrated/josephine clough

Read more at si.com.

Birthdays

Sunday 26 March
Nina Agdal
Jessica Hart
Suvi Koponen

Monday 27 March
Caroline Winberg

Wednesday 29 March
Elle Macpherson

Friday 31 March
Alyona Osmanova

Fashion

Ray-Ban

Released their 2017 campaign, which was captured by Steven Klein and marks the brand’s 80th anniversary.

“The whole concept of the campaign is based on creating a world where people are leaving one world, entering another world based on the idea of never looking back,” Klein shared via a statement. “One of the great things about doing this campaign was that it felt authentic in the sense that whoever wears Ray-Ban takes on their own identity and the glasses do not wear them.”

Photo: ray-ban
Photo: ray-ban

Culture

“Licence to Kill”

Has sold in Key West for $5 million. The five bedrooms, six bath and 4,214-square-foot home was featured in James Bond’s 1989 “Licence to Kill”.

Spottswood/Vazquez
Spottswood/Vazquez

Read more at miami.curbed.com.

St. Barths Real Estate

The La Grande Maison des Etoiles estate in St. Barths, which boosts seven bedrooms, eight full baths, three swimming pools and ocean views is up for sale for $57.4 million. And, for the fashion set, five of the bedrooms are named after fashion brands/designers, including: Hermès, Christian Dior and Louis Vuitton.

Photo: st. barth properties
Photo: st. barth properties
Photo: st. barth properties
Photo: st. barth properties

Read more at pagesix.com and stbarth.com.

Men’s Corner

When Sci-Fi Characters “Fell” Into a Pool

Artist Brett Stanley photographed models dressed as sci-fi/comic book characters, including Barbarella, in a pool.

Photo: brettsphoto/instagram
Photo: brettsphoto/instagram

Read more at nypost.com.

Montblanc

Unveiled their new Montblanc Summit Smartwatch. The brand shared more about this addition to their offering.

“The Montblanc Summit is the first smartwatch combining Swiss fine watchmaking codes with the most advanced wearable technologies. The design is inspired by the award-winning 1858 collection and the heritage of Minerva as one of Switzerland’s most revered timekeeping specialists.”

Montblanc continued, “Each classic complication can be turned into a digital complication providing useful information like next meeting or fitness stats. It features the first domed sapphire crystal glass made for a smartwatch, covering a high-resolution AMOLED full round touch display for the finest visual experience, one of the most advanced processors, a heart rate monitor complemented with several fitness tracking sensors, a barometer for altitude, a microphone for voice controls and a battery delivering one full day of use per charge.”

There are even more features! It seems this watch was well worth the wait.

Read more at montblanc.com.

Orlebar Brown

Has re-opened their East Hampton shop! That means more than stylish menswear in the area as it also is a sign that beach days are oh so close. The shop is located at 55 Newtown Lane in East Hampton.

Photo: orlebar brown
Photo: orlebar brown
Rapha Seattle

Is open! The cycling lifestyle brand has opened its newest location, this one in the Northwest. Stop by for a coffee (MD-approved!). Rapha Seattle is located at 301 E. Pine Street.

Photo: rapha
Photo: rapha
Photo: rapha
Photo: rapha

Read more at pages.rapha.cc.

Until next week…