NADAL FOR TOMMY
Rafael Nadal has been named the face – and more importantly, the body – of Tommy Hilfger underwear, tailoring and the new ‘TH Bold’ fragrance. While news broke of the Spaniard’s signing late last year, this is an exclusive frst look at some behind-the-scenes shots from the campaign. The underwear boasts a fresh take on classic styles, with updated fts and fabrics. Tommy Hilfger Tailored is a suiting collection that draws on the brand’s American heritage, with a modern ft, rich colours and luxe details. Then there’s the new scent ‘TH Bold’, a fusion of citrus, herbal and spicy notes. Born in Manacor on the island of Mallorca, 29-year-old Nadal is one of the most accomplished tennis players of all time. He’s won a total of 14 grand slams – as well as an Olympic gold medal – with a record nine of those coming at the French Open. And Tommy Hilfger, founded in 1985, today stands as one of the most successful fashion, fragrance and design brands on the planet. Talk about a good match. tommy.com James Bay first caught our attention after performing at the Burberry runway show last year. He certainly looks the part, with those razor-sharp cheekbones cutting through the charts to get debut album Chaos and the Calm to No.1 in his native UK – and top five pretty much everywhere else. James Bay plays Perth, Jan 30; Adelaide, Feb 2; Melbourne, Feb 3; Sydney, Feb 6; Brisbane, Feb 7 2016; jamesbay.com
CROSS A LIVING TENNIS LEGEND WITH ONE OF THE WORLD’S TOP FASHION DESIGNERS AND WHAT DO YOU GET? GLAD YOU ASKED.
Besides sharing a hairstylist with James Bay, BØRNS is another young singer-songwriter gaining plenty of plaudits on both sides of the pond. The Michigan native has been producing well-received tracks for 12 months, but now his debut album Dopamine is about to hit stores. Or wherever CDS are sold these days. Dopamine is out October 16
Whether you’re a huge Foo Fighters fan – or still think of Dave Grohl as Nirvana’s drummer – there’s little argument they’re one of the biggest bands ever. Here, legendary rock journo Mick Wall charts the group’s highs and lows, from the early days, to near-breakups, and all their subsequent stadium-filling glory. Foo Fighters: Learning to Fly, $32.99; hachette.com