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Cheesecake Photos Want to be Free: More embargoed shots from Terry Richardson’s Pirelli calendar. [BlackBook]

Sale-Ing: In the face of Black Friday, Gargyle is offering 25% off their stock when you use the checkout code “Uno.” Good to know. [The Choosy Beggar]

Hall of Fame Material: Apparently James Cameron has a HMFIC ballcap. Also, his wallet says “Bad Motherfucker.” [Vulture]

It’s Inflation: Would you like an electric Rolls Royce Phantom? Do you have half a million dollars? Where are you going? [Gizmodo]

Kemptress: Lily Cole

  • Jared Paul Stern


Flame-haired Brit model Lily Cole is the latest testament to the indisputable superiority of French *Playboy* over the *frommage*-filled American original. Her *Lolita*-like cover pose - and the 14-pg. spread inside - is inspired by style icon Serge Gainsbourg's 1971 concept album *Histoire de Melody Nelson*. In a nutshell, the plotline involves Gainsbourg plowing his vintage Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost into a teenage nymphet's bicycle as a prelude to seduction.

More on the lovers of Ms. Cole»

Bond's Bentley on the Block

  • Jared Paul Stern


You can pick up a vintage Bentley that once belonged to Sean Connery, the greatest Bond of all, at Bonhams' auto auction as part of the Rolls-Royce Enthusiast's Club's annual rally this weekend for a relative pittance. The beautiful 1961 S2 saloon, finished in two-tone Tudor Grey / Shell Grey with a contrasting red leather interior, is estimated at only £12,000 - £15,000, or about $24,000 - $30,000, a fraction of what a new, less distinguished model *sans* pedigree will cost you.

More on the classic ride»

Style Explosion

  • Jared Paul Stern


Two things they don't make like they used to—movie posters and movies. Case in point: Michelangelo Antonioni's brilliant 1966 flick *Blow-Up*.

David Hemmings plays Thomas, a debauched fashion photographer based on David Bailey who thinks he may have witnessed a murder. But the plot takes a back seat to the movie's incredibly stylish *mise-en-scène*, not to mention Thomas' navy blue Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud convertible, slant-pocketed velvet hacking jacket and endless stream of beautiful bedmates.

At Bonhams Entertainment Sale in London on June 18, you can snag a piece of the magic in the form of this original poster from the film, estimated at £300 - £500. If you think you can outbid us, that is.

The Silver Ghost


Any brand with a decent bit of history behind it is bound to have a few stories in its files. Take, for instance, Rolls Royce’s famous hood ornament, a statuette with enough history to have a movie deal behind it.

The movie is The Silver Ghost, set to star Christian Bale and currently making the pre-production rounds. But the story itself is better than you might think»

It's a Good Week For…Antique Autos


Around Kempt, we like our whips to have a provenance. Even when we buy new, we only get the behind the wheel of rides with impeccable pedigrees. This week got our gears turning with several bulletins about vintage vehicles.

First, Hertz cheered us with the news that they'll be renting the Hurtan Albaycin for rides down Spain's Costa del Sol. Next, Wired posited than in the near-future of smart cars and sustainable transport, designers might be looking to classic minis.

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