Tuesday, May 28, 2013

KASSANDRA KASSIM AND HENRY GOLDING HAVE EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW WITH TOP DESIGNER KENNETH COLE, CHAIRMAN OF amfAR AT HOTEL DU CAP EDEN ROC NEAR CANNES, SOUTHERN FRANCE

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KASSANDRA KASSIM, MALAYSIA'S MOST ACCOMPLISHED FEMALE NEWSCASTER AND PRODUCER AND HENRY GOLDING, MALAYSIA'S DISHIEST AND SEXIEST HOST,COMPERE AND MODEL, WERE GRANTED AN EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW BY KENNETH COLE, THE BILLIONAIRE (IN RINGGIT TERM FOR SURE) FASHION DESIGNER. 
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Kenneth Cole and Dato Nancy Yeoh who fixed the interview with Kelvin Frost
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Kenneth Cole and Kee Hua Chee. He had to run off to say goodbye to power journalist Carine Roitfeld who was leaving for Paris. Wish I was that powerful
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Kenneth Cole and Kassandra Kassim, the Christine Amanpour and Oprah Winfrey of Malaysia
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Arman, Dato Nancy Yeoh and Kevin Frost CEO of amfAR and former opera singer


 While known for his shoes and then clothes, accessories and lifestyle products, Kenneth Cole takes a keen interest in AIDS eradication and has been Chairman of amfAR (American Foundation for AIDS Research) since 2005.

The interview will be broadcast on ASTRO Star World channel in July or August and I will keep you guys posted.

Meanwhile, here the photos taken at Hotel du Cap Eden Roc in one of the cabanas that cost a scandalous RM 2,600 per day and you cannot even sleep in it! The cabanas are for day use for you to dip into the sea which you can do on the hotel's other beaches if you are already a hotel guest!
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Kenneth Cole of course could not help but take photos of me since I was dressed to kill and thrill as usual
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Kenneth Cole shows Kassandra Kassim his photos of me as I was wearing my pants with my portraits hand painted on my groin and ass
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Funny izit?
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One for my Leica
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The interview begins in earnest
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Kassandra forgot her sunnies and asked brother Kaiza to buy a pair in Eden Roc's lobby---it cost RM 1,920!
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Henry Golding interviews Kenneth Cole while standing above a small cliff with Cannes and multi-million euro yachts as backdrop L1390221.JPG
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Kenneth Cole looks great at 59
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I was hoping they would quarrel and Kenneth Cole would push Henry Golding into the Bay of Cannes
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Why Henry Golding is stretching his arm is beyond me
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This is how it looked like with the cabana at right which is just a very small room for you to change into your bikini
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The naive will think the guy at left is the star
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Still posing akimbo
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Henry Golding's shirt matches the sea
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Looks like Henry is trying to intimidate Kenneth Cole
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Dato Nancy Yeoh and AnnMari of amfAR
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This is all you get for RM 2,600! Your room costs RM 4,000 minimum
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Anyone might think Henry Golding was a puppeteer the way he was playing with his long, elegant fingers
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He has long, elegant toes too as I saw the other day and you know what that means
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Ng and Khalid Redzuan
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Hear what they were talking about in the new Newsmakers Unplugged series on ASTRO Star World channel in August
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I was too far to eavesdrop
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Kenneth Cole and Dato Nancy Yeoh of RAPR Public Relations and founder president of STYLO International
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The good life at Hotel du Cap Eden Roc where the very rich and famous congregate 
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Sunny life
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One of the living rooms
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The gardens of Eden Roc
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Eden Roc
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These two were voted Most Handsome Men in Cannes
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By coincidence, both were Malaysians
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Henry Golding and Khalid Redzuan are Malaysians
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They look like they just stepped out of The Great Gatsby movie
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The cabana enclave
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Arman, Dato Nancy Yeoh and Kevin Frost, CEO of amfAR
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Arman, Dato Nancy Yeoh and Kevin Frost, CEO of amfAR and former opera singer!
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Typical view of route from Cannes to Eden Roc!
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Gorgeous!
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This is the life, almost as good as ours in sunny Malaysia!



KENNETH COLE
Chairman of the Board
Kenneth Cole joined amfAR’s board of directors in July 1987. He was elected Vice Chairman in April
2002, and Chairman of the board in January 2005. He chairs the Executive Committee and serves exofficio on all board committees. Designs and donates most of amfAR’s annual creative advertising,
including the outdoor campaign, which first appeared in 1996. Kenneth has initiated public awareness
efforts annually since 1985 when he spearheaded the campaign: “For the Future of Our Children”
photographed by Annie Liebowitz. In 2005 he created and launched the “We All Have AIDS” public
service campaign. The print & outdoor campaign featured key entertainment, political, social and
scientific leaders in an effort to foster needed solidarity and bring light to the devastating stigma of
those living with HIV/AIDS.
Mr. Cole is Chairman of Kenneth Cole Productions, Inc. a business that began over 25 years ago out of
the back of a 40 foot trailer. Kenneth Cole Productions is one of the most widely revered and
consistently focused fashion houses, with retail sales in excess of one and a half billion dollars. Mr. Cole
goes far beyond lending his name to a line of clothing and accessories; he is the ultimate driving force
and creative director in all areas from design to marketing.
In 2008, Mr. Cole launched AWEARNESS, The Kenneth Cole Foundation to promote, encourage, and
inspire meaningful social change and support like-minded individuals and organizations to make a
difference.
In addition to his commitment to amfAR and the fight against AIDS, Mr. Cole sits on the board of the
Sundance Institute, the Council of Fashion Designers of America and HELP USA the nation’s largest
provider of homes, jobs and services for the homeless. Mr. Cole has received numerous awards for his
innovative, socially conscious advertising and overall social outreach including amfAR’s Award of
Courage.
Kenneth resides in Westchester, New York with his wife, Maria Cuomo Cole and their three daughters.

2 comments:

Clear Brook Rae said...

Dear Mr Kenneth Cole
Your apparel range seem to be losing quality standards of late, what happens?

jay paul said...

I like your style of writing. You break it down nicely. Very informative post. Keep up the good work.

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