VANCOUVER, SEPTEMBER 2012
Words & Photos by Kate Wotherspoon
This guy, is one hell of a good dresser… I worked with him at Holt Renfrew and everyday his outfits would never disappoint. From head to toe and handkerchief to showy socks, his look is sophisticatedly on trend and a perfect mix of media. He works for Tom Ford and is a family guy with two sons who are quickly catching on to the definition of style. He plans to start his own label on the side catering to urban women who will feel sexy and powerful wearing his designs and you can always catch him walking with a certain je ne sais quoi… #swag
We planned for the style feature numerous times but it never panned out until one day I was sitting in Starbucks and he joined me for break. It was one of my last shifts and we were running out of time and decided we mineswell “get’er done now or never” (That’s obviously what I spat out, not him)… So, I borrowed a pencil from the barista and scribbled his thoughts, preferences and inspirations down on an Americano stained napkin and snapped some street shots with my handy dandy iphone! Check out the photos and interview below. xx
Kate W: What is your current state of mind?
Farhard Y: Happy. I’m very happy.
KW: Where do you feel most at home?
FY: When I’m with my family.
KW: What’s the best advice you have ever been given?
FY: “The world is full of idiots, you have to learn to live with them”.
KW: What’s your biggest fear?
FY: Drowning. I almost drowned when I was 17 years old and I still have a fear of it.
KW: What’s your most prized possession?
FY: My sword collection.
KW: What was your last purchase?
FY: The blazer that I’m currently wearing.
KW: What is your greatest extravagance?
FY: It would have to be working for Tom Ford.
KW: What was the last film you watched?
FY: “What to Expect When Expecting”. I hated it… But my wife dragged me along with her friends ahaha. I have to admit though, there were some funny moments in that film.
KW: Which designer(s) do you see yourself collaborating with?
FY: Isaia, Tom Ford and Brunello Cucinelli.
KW: Black or white?
KW: Suspenders or bow ties?
KW: Favorite fashion city?
FY: Florence, Italy for it’s perfect mix of art, history and fashion. They know how to dress there.
KW: What makes you laugh?
FY: Anything really, I’m easy going.
KW: Prints or neutrals?
KW: What is your go-to breakfast dish?
FY: Oatmeal with fruit or a little bit of honey.
KW: Your most desired drink?
FY: Rum on the rocks with a Cuban cigar.
KW: Your favourite fragrance?
FY: Tom Ford – Tobacco Vanilla.
KW: What song do you find yourself always busting a move to?
FY: I love to dance to any MJ song. I’m a big Michael fan.
KW: What are some songs currently on your playlist?
FY: Dr. Dre – “Next Episode”, Michael Jackson – “Off the Wall” and Neyo – “One in a Million”.
KW: Your magazine(s) of choice?
FY: GQ and Fine Cooking.
KW: So you like to cook! What is your signature dish?
FY: My homemade recipe for pasta – it’s damn good!
KW: Do you dress by your mood or the day’s events?
FY: My mood for sure.
KW: Thank you Farhad!
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