24 HOURS WITH TOMI LAPPI - EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW

The Finnish dancer, choreographer and model Tomi Lappi speaks exclusively on REY Magazine about all you would love to know about him and his work.

Tomi travels mainly around Europe for his work but has been based in Spain since 2017, even though we know him from huge productions like the Kinky Boots, Lio Smeralda and from his work with the Finnish superstar Saara Alto.

During his latest visit in Cyprus, we had the opportunity to work and spend 24 hours with the super talented Tomi Lappi.

Describe to us your 24 hours of a normal day of work in Spain.

Honestly the concept of a 'normal day' has never really existed in my life. We're in mid September now and since late June I think I can count my days off with my fingers but in exchange going back to Madrid now I'm first looking at some well deserved down time. Some days are working ridiculous hours and some are easier but it's how the industry works and honestly I wouldn't have it any other way.

Where can we actually watch your show live?

I went straight from Kinky to Lio Costa Smeralda from where I travelled straight to Austria so for the moment the plan is to stay off stage for a short while, but I've said this before and something exciting has come up and well, there I go again. But for now the plans are open and in negotiation until late 2020.

Have you done the choreography of the show as well ?

Lately I've been doing choreography work and dancer work separately, and the plan is to first establish myself as a dancer in Spain and then maybe look into choreography if the opportunity presents itself - moving from a country to another sometimes resembles starting from scratch but I've felt very welcome and appreciated in Spain so far so I'm excited to finally settle down there without having to rush away for contracts abroad.

We know that you have performed as a lady "drag queen" during your previous show. How dificult was for you to get ready for the role and perfom on stage?

Well performing in a musical in general was a completely new challenge for me and came with a lot of challenges and opportunities for both personal and professional growth. The rehearsal period was a lot about making friends with my own demons and insecurities about what other people might think but in the end it's a conversation you have with yourself about your self-worth and how you perceive yourself as a person. I don't want to sound like a cliche because finding security and peace within yourself in the masculine, feminine, the external and the internal is a tough and draining process of work but it's definitely worth the while. I loved the process from the beginning to the end and being able to perform as an angel in a musical that great definitely changed me for the better in a way the other productions haven't so far.

Where do you find inspiration for your work?

I find it impossible to rationalise where my inspiration comes from because I honestly have no idea - I get a lot from music, the people that I work with and their energies and I'm, a very visual and estethic person. My best inspiration comes from somewhere outside of myself and most of the time I feel like I'm a instrument translating something from a collective source into something that people can feel and perceive. Whether you call that outside (or inside) source the universe, god, the collective subconscious or whatever has very little importance.

After posting our first editorial with you, we received tones of messages about you and your sexy body. REY readers definetely LOVE Tomi Lappi! How often do you work out? Are you following a specific program or diet?

I workout 5 days a week with the Jonathan Sevillano and all my results are practically thanks to him, he's a great guy and in my down months it's the perfect way to bring some structure and stability into my life. I don't follow specific diets, I try to eat intuitively and when I'm hungry and listen to my body as much as possible, if somethings doesn't feel right, it probably isn't right. I sustain a diet of food that feels good and is nourishing all year round and I feel following diets is a losing game because of the amount of contradictory information out there. When I'm touring and travelling I do my best to maintain but with a lot fo compassion to my body - If I can't get out of bed in the morning, you won't see me at the gym either.

Your favourite pop star:

I think that'd be a tie between Dua Lipa and Justin Bieber.

You have travelled to a lot of countries for work or holidays. Your favourite destination?

I rarely travel for holidays, my ideal vacation is not travelling anywhere and just staying in my routine and stability, I get enough travel for work. I don't have a favourite, wherever I get a glimpse of the local culture makes me feel like I've learned and experienced and grown more but I feel also like it's impossible to travel without expanding and growing a little.

Relationship status:

I'm single.

What's your opinion on the dating apps? Do you think people can still flirt in the club or go for a date without the use of them?

Of course. I think in whatever you do in life you should be extremely honest without yourself about the motivation behind your actions. If you use the apps to meet people and have a good time, good on you - but if you find yourself lost on the phone trying to fill a void within yourself or finding external validation your not going to get very far. The same goes for going out though, alcohol, drugs... everything. You can't really make mistakes in life, what works for you works for you and what works for you today might not work for you tomorrow.

Would you be in an open relationship?

Yes - I don't have a preset image of what a relationship should look or be like and I think it's healthy that the norms of a typical monogamous relationship are being shaken down a little. I think every relationship is unique and couldn't possible work by the same book of terms and agreements. Creating your own rules if it's based on love and respect and mutual and individual growth is where the magic is. I could see myself in one, but I could also see myself in a monogamous one, or something in between. Life always knows better.

Have you planned your next journey?

After settling down to Madrid I will go to Ibiza for a few days to see my friends and colleagues and then priority number 1 is going to Finland to see my family to spend some time with them. What happens after... We'll well see 🙂

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kust. : The debut campaign of the new underwear brand

kust. is an organic underwear brand, made in Poland in 2017 which consider global enviroment, quality and fair production at the same time.

The new menswear brand has unveiled its first campaign captured by the lens of Simone Lini Trivulzio.

The kust. directors mention “ our brand is young, timeless and different than others, just like you. Let us take care of your male premises.”

ROOM 724

Photography & Art Direction Joel Rodriguez

Styling David Johnson

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TOMI LAPPI EXCLUSIVE

Photographed by Stavros Christodoulou

Styling Christos Christou

Videography by Johnny Kyriakou

Grooming by THEO

UnLovEd

Photographer Michalis Georgiou

Styling & Direction Christos Christou

starring Dancer Panos Malactos

Diesel Red Tag x GR-Uniforma: a collection for the 90s lovers

After two collaborations with Shayne Oliver and Glenn Martens for the Red Tag Project project, Diesel invites GR-Uniforma, the new label founded by Gosha Rubchinskiy, to revisit its signature DNA. Zoom.

"The Diesel Red Tag Project". This is the name of the initiative led by Diesel , under the leadership of Renzo Rosso , with the aim of creating an interaction between the Italian brand and the various actors of the fashion fauna. The house invited three designers from different horizons to imagine bold clothing and accessories capsules, anchored in Diesel's aesthetic DNA : denim and sportswear. After Shayne Oliver , founder of the American label Hood By Air , infused his world the time of a capsule of ten pieces, and Glenn Martens has revisited the cloakroom DieselWith a flood of ingenious pieces, the GR-Uniforma label , driven by Gosha Rubchinskiy , took the lead. On the program, 50 workwear-inspired models, where denim reigns supreme, all directly inspired by the 90s, themselves influenced by avant-garde Russian culture. For example, artists El Lissitzky and Kazimir Malevich , and director and producer Vsevolod Meyerhold are mentioned as references. The Red Tag x GR-Uniforma Diesel collection is already available at the Diesel pop up store in Berlin. It will take a few weeks for the shopper shop Diesel, on the brand's e-shop and at Dover Street Market.

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Troye Sivan, Indya Moore, Noah Centineo and more in the new Calvin Klein campaign

Calvin Klein Brings Authenticity to the Forefront for their New Campaign

Troye Sivan, Shawn Mendes and Pose star Indya Moore star in the new Calvin Klein campaign.

As part of the brand's new I Speak My Truth campaign, the celebrities - which also includes Billie Eilish, A$AP Rocky, Bella Hadid, Chika, Noah Centineo, Kendall Jenner, Kevin Abstract and Yoo Ah-in - all narrate about their 'truth, power and living free' while Eilish's 'Bad Guy' plays in the background.

As well as featuring LGBTQ celebrities, the campaign video also features two men embracing.

The clips, directed by Jonas Lindstroem, are accompanied by images shot by legendary photographer Mario Sorrenti, known for shooting the brand’s iconic Obsession campaign starring Kate Moss in the '90s.

WE LOVE Noah Centineo’s :

source: attitude.co.uk

Son of the Sun

Photographed by Narita Savoor

Art Direction & Styling Taheed K

Salvador Dali meets Dánte: New campaign & collection

A surrealist trapped in reality, a painter on a quest to find his inspiration, and an ever current

message: #youcanchangetheworld.

Following its first fashion film, “Anamnesis”, the men’s brand Dánte makes a comeback with

“Lobster”, a film praising introspection and the constant, very personal, search for one’s true self.

Inspiration is found in Salvador Dali, one of the most eccentric and controversial personalities of

contemporary art and surrealism.

After Nikos Psarras, the torch is passed to Stavros Svigkos, the talented actor who portrays a

contemporary version of Dali, trying to find his lobster, the inspiration he needs to express his very

own truth without limitations or restraints.

Inspirer of the idea and founder of the brand, Antonis Papastavrou, places the Spanish painter’s

moustache-symbol, which in itself was a statement against the stereotypes of the hyperrealists of

Dali’s time, in the skilled hands of Kontstantinos Dekoumés who magnificently brings to life the

artistic and personal impasse in which the artist found himself, as well as the symbolic association it

had with the inspiration for his famous painting, the lobster..

Watch the Fashion Film «Lobster»:

HARD.CLO SS19: The Collection

1961-1969

A continuing battle between the two biggest powers, Russia and America. Who will be able to conquer space first?

Yuri Gagarin, the first person who traveled in space orbiting the moon.

Neil Armstrong, the first man who walked on the moon.

The two faces forming the centerpiece of the Hard SS19 summer collection. Space may be unknown to us but has a story to tell, a story that has many ways to be told ...

Histories are written but we can write them again. The words - phrases depicted in the collection - tell their own story in a different - hard - way.

Hard.clo presents the new collection SS.19: "Houston we have a problem" describing this constant competition and putting the two protagonists in the focus.

Be a Storyteller

Hard.clo is an international brand of clothing and accessories based in Athens. The basic idea is to imprint a new language and maybe a new world. Using the Cyrillic alphabet to create bold statement. Each collection has limited circulation and its own Hard word printed on it.

CEMENTO ROMANTICO

TUHIR

Photographed by Eva Balasi

Styling Yiorgos Mesimeris

starring TUHIR @ D Model Agency

IN YOUR EYES

Photographed by Jose Espaillat

Styling & Direction Brandon Garr

Grooming by CYLER

Location Blic Studio NYC

Starring Jancarlos Negron @ The Boys NY

Dimitris Alexandrou x REY Magazine

Photographer Joey Leo

Art Direction & Styling Christos Christou

starring DIMITRIS ALEXANDROU

Grooming Christos Theophanous

Hair Yannis Kyriazos

Agency VN Models

Read Dimitris’ interview at THE GREEK ISSUE.

NARCISSUS

Photographed by AURA

Art Direction & Styling Christos Christou

Grooming Christos Theophanous

starring Platon Papagiannopoulos @ ACE Models


VÉHÉMENCE

Photographed by Edward Black

Styling Hope Morris

starring Paul Forman @ NEVS Models

Prada SS19: Are the super short shorts the next summer trend?

Watching Prada Men Spring Summer 2019 show we have noted a lot of looks that we dream about for ourselves.

We’re talking super short shorts, retro tone-on-tone belts, big puffy hats and a really nice set of bags… but what about those ‘super mini’ shorts?

Inspired by 70s and designed with patterns and colours from the 90s, the new trend proposal from Prada seems to be quite sexy and unusual at the the same time for the men’s world.

Muccia Prada used the words “more elegant” when describing how she wanted her men to look and she definitely achieved it.

I am already in love with those burgundy silky short shorts! What do you think about the new trend?


MUST watch: Netflix's Halloween promo video starring Antoni Porowski

Spooky season just got a lot spookier . . . and more sexy.!

On Monday, Netflix dropped a teaser for its sinister new anthology of horror shorts titled “Don't Watch This”, and it features the lovable chef from the streaming service's popular show Queer Eye. That's right, Antoni Porowski — known for pleasantly helping people improve their cooking skills — just showed us a side of him that might make us rethink going to one of his dinner parties (if we're ever cool enough to get invited).

In the clip for the episode called "Antoni Psycho," Porowski is clearly channelling his inner Patrick Bateman from American Psycho. He dons a Greek yoghurt face mask while doing a few yoga stretches in nothing but his Calvin Klein underwear (which isn't a bad start, honestly — LOOK at those abs). Totally normal, right? Well, things take a scary turn as Porowski wipes a knife clean as he eerily declares, "I don't care whether they like what I cook or not. They'll eat it if they know what's good for them." Ummm, what?! Who is the "they" that he's talking about? What happened to our smiley Antoni who just wants to help people make a nice dish of roasted potatoes? Antoni, are you OK? What did Netflix DO to you? As scary as this seems, it looks like we're going to have to give this a watch, because clearly Porowski has a bit of a dark side.


NEVER ENOUGH