Icons June 2019
Brigitte Bardot: Queen of the Côte d’Azur
A gust of fresh air in the stifling social atmosphere of her time, Brigitte Bardot lived up to the ‘sex-kitten’ role as well as she embodied it…
Style June 2017
Style Heroes: Serge Gainsbourg
One of the more unintentional style icons of the 1960s and beyond, Serge Gainsbourg was a walking definition of French insouciance and alternative cool.
Pleasure June 2017
How Monaco Became A Glamour Powerhouse
The Riviera microstate’s motto translates as “With God’s Help”. But it was a triumvirate of mortals who turned post-war Monaco into a playboy’s playground.
Code June 2017
The Impractical Choice: Riva Ariston 576
Still to this day, Riva resides at the zenith of the luxury speedboat world and the Ariston, the brand’s most iconic model, is testament to its majesty.
Icons May 2017
Sir Roger Moore: The Man with the Golden Heart
Remembering the seminal seventies 007’s charm, style, savoir-faire and passionate humanitarianism of British actor Sir Roger Moore.
Style May 2017
East Ender: James Turner
Tailor and talkie-addict James Turner takes The Rake to East End London, where he shared an address with the Kray Twins and learned everything he needed to know about style.
Icons February 2017
By Royal Appointment: Sir Hardy Amies
Arguably one of the most influential designers of the 21st century, Sir Hardy Amies’ refined tastes extended far beyond the end of the catwalk.
Icons August 2016
Golden Ageing: Cary Grant
With the athleticism of a man half his age and the ability to play one too, we explore how Cary Grant mastered the art of ageing well.
Icons May 2016
A man of immeasurable talent and immense contrasts, Pablo Picasso manifested many a rakish trait.
Icons December 2015
Rakes of principal and Rakes of conscience that stood up for what they felt was right despite the imposition of will by powers moral, civil, governmental and conventional. And in so doing irreversibly…
News November 2015
The Fake's Progress
Turning the concept of authenticity on its head, genuine forgeries – whether created with the intention of deceiving or not – are riding the crest of the art-scene zeitgeist, and…