Thomás de Lucca by Anthony Pomes – Fashion Editorial

Anthony Pomes, the French photographer we had the chance to meet recently, has exclusively immortalized Thomás de Lucca for us, in déshabillé on a terrace flooded with light in Milan, where the Brazilian model moved not long ago.
Powerful and yet delicate pictures, that underline the modus operandi of an author who, as he revealed us, searches for sensitivity and uniqueness in every portrait.

We had the opportunity to ask Thomás a few questions.

Thomas de Lucca male model
Trousers Zara

I start with the shooting by Anthony Pomes. The pictures reveal a rather relaxed and spontaneous atmosphere on a sunny terrace, isn’t it? How was it like working with Anthony?

I felt very much at ease with Anthony. He’s very talented and knows how to guide a model during the photo shoot. To he honest, I thought I’d be a little rusty since I haven’t been focusing on other things at the moment and not doing much of modelling. But everything went pretty smoothly with him.

Tell us something about yourself: where you are from, how long you’ve been modelling, what your interests are beyond work…

I’m from the south of Brazil and I’ve been modelling for almost 9 years. Everything started in 2013 when I went to China for work, it did help me to grow up as a model, and to be here today represented by one best agencies in Milan. 
I also do marketing apart from modeling. I’ve been doing that since last year, and that is where I’ve been spending much of my time and efforts recently, although my passion has always been modeling and always will be. When I have spare time, I like going to the gym, doing yoga and meditation –  if possible I like to practice the two latter every day. I love spending time with my boyfriend and friends, and watching horror or sci-fi movies.

You are Brazilian but you live in Milan for work. What were your first impressions? What do you love most (and least) about living here?

Milan is great, very international and easy to get around, but I have to confess that I’m still struggling with the language as “il mio italiano non é molto buono” (this is literally the only sentence I know how to say without using Google Translator).
What I love most are cappuccino and pizza. On the other side, living in Milan can be very pricey, so that part isn’t that funny.

If I say style, what do you think of?

David Gandy, he’s a reference in the male model industry for me, and I love how he styles himself according to his age and still looks fashionable and attractive.

What brands or designers do you aspire to work for? 

I’d would love to walk for Dolce&Gabbana and Giorgio Armani since they have inspired me when I first started modeling.

Where do you see yourself in ten years?

In ten years’ time, I want to be a successful coach of fashion models traveling the world and giving lectures on how to think beyond their dream job, without giving up on it but using that passion in their favour.
I’d like to encourage all models to not give up on their careers so easily (I know it can be very tough to listen to so many “no” sometimes) and to do something else they may like in addition to that. There are so many ways to use what you’ve learned or experienced as a model to help you on starting something new and that resonates with you. There are more opportunities out there than you can imagine. 

Thomas de Lucca
Top Bershka

Credits

Model Thomás de Lucca @D’Management

Photographer Anthony Pomes

Tananai the new musical phenomenon adored by the new generations

Tananai (stage name of Alberto Cotta Ramusino) won the audience over after having participated in Sanremo, quickly becoming one of the most popular artists among youths. After Sanremo, his single “Sesso occasionale” became a certified platinum record.

Tananai music
Total look Alexander McQueen

Born in 1995 in Milan, Alberto has been passionate about electronic music since he was a teenager and soon began producing his own music, publishing his first album “To Discover and Forget” in 2017 using the pseudonym Not for us.

The first EP as a true singer-songwriter

He then began to explore various musical genres and also write in Italian, while still mainly dealing with production. In 2019 he emerged as a true singer-songwriter with his new artistic name Tananai, and in 2020 he released his first EP entitled “Piccoli boati”. Alberto himself told us: “The first EP arose from my desire to talk about what was happening in my life, because I believe that the daily life of each and every one of us is very special in its own way. So I tried to convey my days and my love stories, my disappointments and moments when I was absorbed by the music I made. With my past as an electronic music producer, I had to learn to write and unlearn to produce. And I talked about what I knew: my everyday life”.

Tananai festival
Total look Gucci

A new turn: ‘BABY GODDAMN’ and ‘Exaggerated’

In 2021 his career took a new turn with the single “BABY GODDAMN”, which also became a certified platinum record and with which he is now at the top of the Spotify Italy Top 50 ranking. In 2021 he also collaborated with likes of Fedez and Jovanotti, participating in Sanremo Giovani with the song “Exaggerated”, thanks to which he became one of the three winners. 2022 began with his participation in the 72nd Sanremo Festival where he presented “Sesso occasionale”, a song full of irony and positivity.

His participation in the Festival – despite various criticism – gave him great visibility, so much so that a few days after the end of the competition his single joined the Top 10 among the most listened songs of Spotify Italy, with “BABY GODDAMN” also climbing the rankings to reach the top 50. And Alberto confesses: “The song ‘Sesso occasionale’ came to me in a very natural way during a session in the studio. It came out as a continuation of ‘Exaggerated’ – the song I brought to Sanremo Giovani – and immediately engaged us, so we worked until the deadline to send it. I didn’t know what to expect after Sanremo. I sort of improvised, focusing only on emanating a positive energy and being able to go back to singing on a stage in front of a real audience”.

Tananai Sesso Occasionale
Total look Valentino, sunglasses Versace, shoes GCDS

‘Sesso occasionale’, a certified platinum record

A success that continues today with his first Italian Tour that has already sold out for many dates, in barely any time. “By being able to play live in front of as many people as possible, my most secret wishes are coming true. And finally after seeing my dreams halted so many times, realising that it’s finally going to happen… fills me with an overwhelming sense of enthusiasm”.

Credits

Talent Tananai

Editor in Chief Federico Poletti

Text Federico Poletti

Photographer Leandro Manuel Emede

Stylist Nick Cerioni

Stylist assistants Michele Potenza, Salvatore Pezzella, Noemi Managò

Make-up & hair Mara De Marco

Opening image: total look Alexander McQueen

Talent as a discipline: the story of Francesco Motta

Francesco Motta, aka Motta, is one of the best-known singer-songwriters on the Italian music scene. Born in Pisa in 1986, he made his debut as singer and drummer in 2006 with the punk and new wave band Criminal Jockers. In 2013 he studied composition for film at the Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia in Rome and composed soundtracks for films and documentaries.

Shirt and pants Di Liborio, bracelets Nove25, rings and necklace stylist’s archive
Shirt Di Liborio

His career as a soloist began in 2016 with the release of his first album “La fine dei vent’anni”, for which he composed lyrics, music and arrangements, and which earned him the Targa Tenco. The two singles “Ed è quasi come essere felice” and “La nostra ultima canzone” of 2018 anticipated the release of his second studio album, “Vivere o morire”, with which he once again earned the prestigious award ‘Best Album of the Year’. Motta participated in the 2019 Sanremo Festival with “Dov’è l’Italia”, a song with social connotations about migrants, winning the evening of duets together with Nada.

Credits

Talent Motta

Editor in Chief Federico Poletti

Text Marco Marini

Photographer Davide Musto

Stylist Alfredo Fabrizio

Photographer assistant Valentina Ciampaglia

Stylist assistant Federica Mele

Hair & make-up Fulvia Tellone @simonebelliagency

Hair & make-up assistant Asia Brandi @simonebelliagency

Location Industrie Fluviali

Opening image: total look Gucci

Oh so pretty

Model Luigi Bruno, in front of Davide Musto’s lens, plays with the cult pieces of the new season and shows off a naturally fluid attitude, fitting with ease lace micro tops, sleeveless pleated blouses, studded blazers and leather accessories with a BDSM flair.

Luigi Bruno model
Shirt Youwei, pants Roberto Cavalli
Fashion editorial fluidity
Shirt Youwei, pants Roberto Cavalli
Luigi Bruno Instagram
Total look and shoes John Richmond, choker Vanesi, socks stylist’s archive

Credits

Talent Luigi Bruno @Elite Milano, CmodelsCrew

Editor in Chief Federico Poletti

Photographer Davide Musto

Stylist Alessandra Gubinelli

Photographer assistant Valentina Ciampaglia

Stylist assistant Federica Mele

Make-up Alessandro Joubert @simonebelliagency

Hair Sara Petrucci @makingbeautymanagement

The (in)visible thread of Francesco Gheghi

Born in Rome on 19 August 2002, Francesco Gheghi is a promising young actor in the Italian movie scene, who in only a few years has already worked with some of the most famous Italian actors, and always in leading roles.

Francesco Gheghi
Jacket Antonio Marras, shirt Comeforbreakfast, rings stylist archive

He’s just finished shooting the upcoming film “Piove”, and the film “Il filo invisibile” was just released on Netflix, where he stars as Leone, the teenage son of two fathers. In May, the TV drama “A muso duro” will air on Rai, telling the story of the first Paralympics held in Rome in 1960, in which Francesco plays the role of a paraplegic athlete. In real life he loves sport: he enjoys swimming, playing football, skiing, biking and rock- climbing.

The words of an old Jovanotti song come to mind while we talk: “Sono un ragazzo fortunato, perché mi hanno regalato un sogno…” (I’m a lucky guy, because they’ve given me a dream…”). And this is precisely Francesco Gheghi, a young professional with a great deal of drive to grow, to learn from older, more experienced colleagues, a young adult who’s grateful for his dream having come true: “being in all the scenes”.

Francesco Gheghi actor
Jacket Edmund Ooi, pants Ramzen, ankle boots and rings stylist archive
Francesco Gheghi Netflix
Jumpsuit Comeforbreakfast, rings stylist archive

“I started acting in elementary school” he tells me during our interview. “My first role was of Saint Francis: not because I earned it, but because my name was Francesco. That’s when I discovered that I liked acting. I graduated high school last year, which was an accomplishment.

Francesco Gheghi Instagram
Jacket Roberto Cavalli, rings stylist archive
Francesco Gheghi series
Jacket Edmund Ooi, rings stylist archive

I had missed so many days of school because I was shooting on the set of two movies, ‘Il filo invisibile’ and ‘Piove’. But it was very important to my mom that I earn my diploma. I got lucky though, since due to Covid the exam was held without a written part. I had a rather winding path through school, as I first began at a linguistic high school, thinking that speaking many languages would be useful for my acting career. But I didn’t like it so I switched to a sport science high school, because sport is another passion of mine. I didn’t like that one either. So finally I enrolled in a human sciences high school and found I was interested in the subjects. I also had good grades”.

Francesco Gheghi style
Blouse Comeforbreakfast, rings stylist archive

Credits

Talent Francesco Gheghi

Editor in Chief Federico Poletti

Text Alessia de Antoniis

Stylist Alfredo Fabrizio

Photographer assistant Valentina Ciampaglia

Stylist assistant Federica Mele

Grooming Eleonora Mantovani @simonebelliagency

Location NH Collection Roma Palazzo Cinquecento

Discovering the savvy angel Anna Ferzetti

Anna Ferzetti actress
Dress stylist archive, shoes Roger Vivier

Anna Ferzetti stands out among Italian actresses for her delicacy and elegance. As the daughter  of the great actor Gabriele Ferzetti, she began breathing in the scent of art right away, a gift that she has cultivated with commitment and devotion.

Step by step on her tippy toes, Anna has created a significant space for herself in the world of entertainment. With a filmography including few, carefully selected projects, in recent years the actress has set herself apart as a personality worthy of interest within the national movie and TV scene. Most notably, she has won over critics and audiences thanks to her bright roles in productions for the younger public and in popular comedies, including the Netflix series “Curon”, where we rediscovered her in 2020.
Recently she has been part of the cast of the successful RAI 2 series “Volevo fare la Rockstar”, but also of “Le Fate ignoranti” (“The Ignorant Angels”) based on the iconic Ozpetek movie.

Anna Ferzetti series
Dress Alessandro Vigilante
Anna Ferzetti tv
Dress jacket Valentino, boots Giuseppe Zanotti, rings Chiara BCN

Credits

Talent Anna Ferzetti

Photographer Davide Musto

Ph. assistant Valentina Ciampaglia

Stylist Nick Cerioni

Fashion assistants Michele Potenza, Salvatore Pezzella, Noemi Managò

Make-up Michele Mancaniello for #SimoneBelliAgency

Hair Simona Imperioli

Opening image: dress Alessandro Vigilante

Editorial: Spirit Keeper

Fashion Editor & Stylist – Francesco Vavallo @francesco_vavallo

Photographer – Stefano Sciuto @stefanosciutophoto

Grooming – Martina Russo @martinarussow

Ass. Stylist – Renato Ninfole @renatoninfole

Ass. Ph – Nicolò Martinazzi @nicolomartinazziphoto

Location – [HOHM] STREET YOGA @hohmstreetyoga

Models – GAYE @gaye_sero @bravemodels
                  MAAL @maal.azyz @bravemodels
                  CHRIS @yuchehsu1219 @bravemodels
                  TYRONE @tyronesmithers @ww_mgmt

Special thanks: Vincenzo Lamberti, [hohm] street yoga

Body, mind, and soul in union through Yoga. When we think about living well with ourselves, we think about being in a peaceful state with everything around us, eliminating stress, improving our body, and being happy and in harmony with ourselves. We especially realized that there is nothing more important during the lockdown than self-care and finding a balance between body and mind. Yoga is a practice that stimulates the awareness of our body, diverting external and internal distractions, seeking a connection with our ego to reach a physical and mental harmony. According to Yoga, each of us comprises a material and an energy body, invisible, which coordinates our intellectual and spiritual activities. That’s why for shooting this editorial, we have therefore chosen not a simple location, but [hohm] street yoga. For over 10 years, this school has focused on the study and teaching Yoga in an a-dogmatic way, with an offer ranging from vinyasa to yin and restorative. [hohm] street yoga turns its attention both to the subtle and traditional aspects of the discipline, including pranayama and more modern research, such as the introduction in Italy of the Katonah yoga method. Founded by Marco Migliavacca and Giovanna De Paulis, [hohm] street yoga combines multilevel classes with courses explicitly designed for beginners and has recently opened up to people with disabilities or simple motor difficulties, offering adaptive yoga classes. [hohm] street yoga is a center where you can deepen the study of Yoga and bring your practice to a new level of awareness, also through retreats and workshops with Italian and international teachers.

[hohm] street yoga is located in Milan (38, viale Tunisia and 19, via Solari).

www.hohmstreetyoga.com


MAAL wearing total outfit FRANCESCO GIANFRATE
TYRON wearing LUDOVIC DE SAINT SERNIN – rings: ALAN CROCETTI

TYRON wearing JW ANDERSON
CHRIS wearing LACOSTE

TYRON wearing sweater Marco De Vincenzo and pants LACOSTE

CHRIS wearing Marco De Vincenzo
CHRIS wearing shirt and bag Marco De Vincenzo and pants LACOSTE
MAAL wearing total outfit MARNI

GAYE wearing total outfit Marco De Vincenzo
MAAL wearing total outfit MARNI

Manintown talents: Francesco Ferdinandi

By Davide Musto – 23 Gennaio 2020

By Davide Musto – 23 Gennaio

Photo: Davide Musto

Stylist: Stefano Guerrini

Grooming: Domenico Mastrodicasa

Photographer assistant’s: Federico Taddonio e Dario Tucci

Stylist’s assistants: Elisa Maria Montanaro e Greta Tedeschi

Talent: Francesco Ferdinandi @Alex Pacifico

Special thanks to Palazzo Brancaccio – Spazio Field

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A model’s Talk: Andrea Manzoni

What pushed you to undertake a modeling carreer?

I was still attending high school and I was out with my parents on a Sunday, a booker named Massimo Curella stopped me and gave his business card to my parents. It all started gradually, since I was a football player I would’ve never imagined to become a model, but then I started traveling a lot. I lived for many years in Asia, I visited many cities like Shanghai, Singapore, Hong Kong and Beijing. I came back to Italy to work with clients like Dolce & Gabbana, and now I’m living between Paris and Milan.

What can you tell us about Paris?

I simply love it, I live on my own even though it wasn’t easy for me to find an apartment alone. I live near Notre Dame, in Saint Poumpidou. I find it extremely nice, it represents the old Paris, with its alleys. Working it’s wuite different from here, the model’s expression is more cherished. 

Could you tell us a place you would recommend?

Definitely Shanghai, where I lived for five years. I even stopped modeling for a year, since the city totally captivated me, and I worked as a club manager. I find Shanghai more open and international than Beijing. A restaurant I would recommend is The Fellas, a rooftop with a view on the Bund, owned by Italians. There are many things to do there, but even by talking a walk in the old town or in People’s square you could totally fall in love with it. I can also say it’s the perfect city for modeling, the work is tough but worth it.

Talking about yourself, do you train constantly?

I train at home, I’m not really used to the gym, coming from football and swimming. I train an hour every day and it’s been two years and a half since I last skipped a training day. Being 30 years old, I need to be more careful about what I eat then when I was younger, our body is constantly changing. 

What do you think about social network?

It’s for sure a part of my job, I think it’s very useful. It often gets confused how modeling, being an influencer and sponsor a brand are three completely different things. Social network allow us to be seen from everyone and being scouted easily. I love being in contact with the world, especially because I travel a lot, even though it was difficult in China, since most of the websites are blocked by the Government.

What do you always bring with you when you travel?

A book that my father gave me, it’s called the Alchemist by Coelho. I feel like it represents some parts of my life everytime I read it.

A piece of clothing that should always be in a man’s closet?

Elegant trousers, I never wear jeans.

What is your biggest dream?

I’d love to buy a house for my grandparents to give back everything they gave to me.

Any future plan?

I want to continue working in this field, become a booker or a casting director, and maybe fund my own agency, with the right balance between client’s satisfaction and model’s needs. 

Ph: Antonio Avolio
Style: Stefano Guerrini
Stylist’s assistants: Fabiana Guigli, Davide Spinella
Grooming: Matteo Bartolini @Freelancer Agency using R+CO
Model: Andrea Manzoni @Independent MGMT
Interview: Martina Belluschi

Cover: Total look Dondup, scarpe Baldinini 

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The irresistible Salim Kechiouche

Algerian-French actor Salim Kechiouche started out young, starring in the film À Toute Vitesse at the age of just 15. He then went on to become France’s kick-boxing champion in 1998, before deciding to pursue his acting career full-time. Now approaching 40, he has just finished working on acclaimed French director Abdellatif Kechiche’s upcoming film (as yet unnamed), having collaborated closely with him over the years, starring in the award-winning Blue is the Warmest Colour and the recent Mektoub My Love. We caught up with him in Paris

What do boxing and acting have in common and where do they most differ?
The desire to be in the spotlight, to be seen, to show what you’re capable of. The fact that you have to make sacrifices and have a strong mentality. In boxing, you have to hide your pain, while in acting it’s the opposite: you have to open up and show your feelings. I’ve always felt like I was being pulled in two directions. I like it when you see actors and actresses come within an inch of madness or approach very strong human emotions. You can maintain strength and at the same time keep a certain fragility. It’s a delicate balance.

You have made three films with film director Abdellatif Kechiche. What’s your relationship like with him?
I’m very proud of our relationship. I think we have a lot of respect for one another. We have quite a lot in common: he also boxed and acted on stage. It’s as if we were family – he’s like a big brother. He has a strong influence on me, for sure. Working with him changes your perspective on this profession. He’s very engaged as a director and so it’s impressive to work with him. You learn a lot.

How do you approach a role?
You become the character and the character becomes you – it’s a meeting between the two. It’s instinctive and you have to try and have confidence in yourself.

You broach themes of adolescence, masculinity and sexuality in your work. How do you see your role as an actor in relation to such issues?
People write to me a lot about the fact that certain roles have helped them to feel freer. Often roles have a message – that’s more interesting as it touches people in a more profound way. I try to maintain my freedom and, for me, cinema and theatre are untouchable spaces for freedom. So if there is a message through that, that’s not bad going as a role in society.

What’s next?
The next film with Kechiche, which we’ve just finished. I’d like to return to the stage and I want to write – it’s something different, but I’m trying!

 

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Talent: Salim Kechiouche
Interview: Kim Laidlaw
Photographer: Lucie Hugary
Styling: Nicholas Galletti
Grooming: Richard Blandel @ B agency

 

 

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