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TIMOTHEE VERRECCHIAPerhaps the simplest way of explaining what Timothee Verrecchia does for a living is to call him a “creative director.” Or maybe “cultural entrepreneur”? Whatever the term is, it better be broad enough to encompass his 15 years of experience in art, fashion, music and media. After co-founding the Smashing Pumpkins-owned Scratchie Records, Verrecchia became a partner in French cultural weekly magazine Les Inrockuptibles, his music pursuits also extending to producing Monsieur Gainsbourg Revisited, an album of tribute covers by artists including The Kills, Franz Ferdinand and Marianne Faithfull (a concert at the Hollywood Bowl is set to follow in August 2011). Verrecchia has also curated exhibitions everywhere from Moscow to Los Angeles and collaborated with such luminaries as Hedi Slimane and Xavier Veilhan; is a founding partner of Cafe Gitane at the Jane Hotel and partners in Le Baron New York and Mas Malo in Los Angeles; and co-edits the French fashion quarterly Officiel Hommes. And that’s not even mentioning Verrecchia & Partners, the Paris- and New York-based company he runs with his brother Vassili (which counts Apple, Sony Pictures and Hermès as clients), and his role on the communications committee of non-profit organization Peacefirst.org. When Verrecchia does find some precious free time, he’ll more often than not be found surfing. – NOWNESS

The international man of style, took a few moments of his time to sit down with me to talk about a few of his favorite things; from watches and cars to vacation spots and surf spots. The man’s exquisite taste will certainly have you Googling for hours. Enjoy!


Where did it all start?
Etretat, Normandie
What is your Favorite City and neighborhood?
NYC, West Village
What is your favorite Hotel?
l’hotel, Paris 6e
Your favorite restaurant and dish?
Cafe Gitane at the Jane Hotel, roasted chicken sandwich
Best Bar?
Casbah, Tokyo
Favorite Vacation location?
Hotel Mu, Bali
Favorite SURF Spot / Board?
Etretat & Cis Robber 5’9″
Favorite duffel or suitcase?
Favorite brand?
Charvet, Paris
Favorite jean brand?
Essential wardrobe item?
Favorite time of year?
Your style Icon/s?
Martin Sheen in Badlands and Sam Shepard in Days of Heaven

Personal style tip for others?
Black & White
Your Tailor?
Dior Homme, slimane era
Your Salon?
Cowlicks in NYC, ask for Masa
Coffee or tea?
Saturday’s finest
Favorite shoe maker?
Pierre Hardy
Dream Car/Bike?
My 1975 Ferrari Dino 308 GT4
Favorite watch / watch brand?
Vintage Cartier Tank
Essential Gadget you can’t live without?
Pencil and Cahier by Hermes
Your favorite book?
Eloge de la fuite, Henri Laborit
Favorite album?
Loveless, My Bloody Valentine
Favorite Not for Profit?
Favorite Artist?
Robert Polidori
Xavier Veilhan
Elliott Smith