NEIL PATRICK HARRIS PICKS HIS OCTOBER FAVORITES
The Emmy and Tony Award-winning entertainer Neil Patrick Harris is a busy guy. He finished his nine-year run playing serial womanizer Barney Stinson on the CBS ensemble series How I Met Your Mother earlier this year, and wowed audiences in the title role of Hedwig and the Angry Inch on Broadway. He also married his longtime partner David Burtka in Italy with their four-year old twins as witnesses. This month Harris returns to the big screen in David Fincher's highly anticipated Gone Girl alongside Ben Affleck and Rosamund Pike, and comes out with his first book, Neil Patrick Harris: Choose Your Own Autobiography.
When it comes to style, Harris favors casual classics such as jeans and T-shirts, but admitted he has embraced the fun side of fashion over the past year. "Rarely do you get to dress up in a rock 'n' roll kind of way without it seeming out of place, so the Hedwig chapter allowed me to wear some really fun things," he noted.
THE TOP 10 PLACES IN NORTH AMERICA
TO VIEW THE COLORS OF AUTUMN
Blue Ridge Parkway, VA
Columbia River Gorge, OR
Green Mountain Byway, VT
Hood National Forest, WA
Kancamagus Scenic Byway, NH
Kebler Pass, CO
Laurentian Mountains, Quebec, Canada
Mark Twain National Forest, MO
The Berkshires, MA
ABOUT THE PHOTOGRAPHER
Robert Glenn Ketchum is a champion of purposeful photography that benefits social and environmental causes. His storied career offers example of how heart and commerce can joyfully coexist.
Mr. Ketchum got his start shooting bands in 1960's Los Angeles including The Doors, Cream, and Jimi Hendrix. "I met The Doors on the beach the summer before I started college and went on tour with them," he recalls. "I wasn't a professional at that point, just a kid with a cheesy 35mm camera." A kid that was able to pay his way through college and eventually capture the band's infamous 1967 performance at Whiskey a Go Go where Jim Morrison debuted his spoken-word diatribe "The End."
It was on a trip later that same year to shoot the Monterey Pop Festival that Mr. Ketchum spent the night camping in a nearby forest and his path changed. "I had just read Eliot Porter's The Place No One Knew. It was the first picture book I'd ever seen that had a political message to it, and standing in those woods I thought, wouldn't it be amazing if I could make my photographs valuable enough to change the political process?"
In the years since, Mr. Ketchum has worked on projects assisting the conservation of one of the country's most renowned scenic resources, the Hudson River Greenway in New York, and the land conservancy of William Randolph Hearst's 82,000 acre San Simeon Ranch which included the donation of thirteen miles of pristine coastline to the people of California. Most recently, alongside Robert Redford, Mr. Ketchum has worked to support the No Pebble Mine campaign to protect the wild salmon fishery of Bristol Bay, Alaska.
Mr. Ketchum will be lecturing at the National Wilderness Conference in Albuquerque, NM on Sunday, October 19. For more information see www.wilderness50th.org/conference or visit his website, www.robertglennketchum.com.
All photographs used with the permission of the artist,©Robert Glenn Ketchum, 2014
NAOMI WATTS AND TOMMY HILFIGER
FOR BREAST HEALTH INTERNATIONAL
PHOTOGRAPHED BY PATRICK DELMARCHELIER
For the eighth consecutive year, Tommy Hilfiger has designed a limited-edition handbag in support of Breast Health International (BHI) Fund for Living program. Joining Tommy this year is Academy Award™ nominated actress Naomi Watts, who was photographed wearing the bag by acclaimed photographer Patrick Delmarchelier.
The BHI carryall is crafted in deep blue Italian pebbled leather with tan accents piped in red, featuring luxe gold hardware and a detachable tassel keychain. It is available exclusively on tommy.com and at select Tommy Hilfiger stores worldwide beginning October 1, 2014. Priced at $299, $100 of each sale goes directly to Fund for Living. This global initiative assists women with breast cancer by covering costs and addressing challenges associated with their care that are not typically covered by traditional health insurance programs, including transportation to medical appointments and childcare.
"This is an opportunity to build awareness, raise funds and make a positive impact on the lives of women who are affected by breast cancer around the world." -Tommy Hilfiger
"The proceeds go a long way towards helping us achieve our goal of improving the quality of life for women and families," noted Shelley Schwartz, founding chairperson of BHI.
"With two young children at home, I know how hectic life can be," said Ms. Watts. "I am determined
to highlight the importance of early detection, and am honored to be a part of this campaign alongside Tommy, Patrick and BHl."
The BHI carryall is available exclusively at tommy.com
and select Tommy Hilfiger stores worldwide
One cup of coffee (swirly autumn leaf optional), a wardrobe of cool clothes and the hashtag #coffeenclothes equals success for Ryan Glick, the creator of the clever and addicting Instagram account @coffeenclothes. Mr. Glick, age 24, got the idea this past spring when he began snapping pictures on his morning caffeine run, documenting his sneaker and latte obsession, and tossing #coffeenclothes hashtag on for fun.
"All of a sudden people started tagging their own photos and my followers grew like crazy," he recalled. The premise offered an opportunity to leverage the brands he featured on his website www.swgnt.com, a combination style blog and men's fashion retailer that he started his junior year of college at The University of Wisconsin at Madison. "I couldn't believe no one had ever done it before."
Today Mr. Glick resides in New York where he spends his days at a social media and marketing agency while growing the @coffeenclothes account, which boasts nearly 25,000 followers and has recently expanded to include Twitter and Tumblr. He attributes the growth to the utter simplicity."Coffee and clothes, two basic, yet not always so basic things, they are essentially a power couple."
MUSIC FESTIVALS AND VINTAGE ROCK
BY TH MUSIC DIRECTORS
STEVE MACKEY AND JOHN GOSLING
Crosstown Traffic, The Jimi Hendrix Experience
20th Century Boy, T. Rex
Get Back, The Beatles
Sympathy for the Devil, The Rolling Stones
All Along the Watchtower, The Jimi Hendrix Experience
Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, The Beatles
Diamond Dogs, David Browie
Piece of My Heart,Janis Joplin
Somebody to Love, Jefferson Airplane
Up Around the Bend, Creedence Clearwater Revival
Gimme Shelter, The Rolling Stones
Light My Fire, The Doors
Revolution, The Beatles
He is a tattoo artist by day, man about town, and author of the charming Instagram account The Lost Art of the Gentleman. Did we mention he loves clothes?
Mr. Wessman was born on a hippie farm in Tennessee and raised in Oceanside, CA, a tough suburb north of San Diego that is blanketed by Camp Pendleton on one side and the Pacific Ocean on the other. He steered clear of the gangs in favor of surfing, and began apprenticing for a local tattoo artist in his teens, eventually buying Lucky's, a SoCal institution known for their traditional style.
His friendly nature and tongue-in-cheek swagger made him a fan favorite when he relocated to South Florida to become a series regular on TLC's Miami Ink and four years later to New York for NY Ink where he found himself newly single. "I started posting sweet, romantic things on Instagram, I like that s*$t," he recalled with a grin. So do the nearly 25,000 followers that look forward to his daily musings on love, life, style and all things gentlemanly.
Mr. Wessman will be returning to his West Coast roots this fall to open a speakeasy style invitation-only tattoo parlor and begin writing The Lost Art of the Gentleman book, with photographs by his friend, Los Angeles Angels' pitcher C.J. Wilson.