The misfit
California, USA


OutThere spotlights Los Angeles-born Mexican heartthrob David Padilla as Demure Valentino, the very personification of Hollywood’s golden era. Spending his days on set and his nights rubbing shoulders with LA’s glitterati, this suave socialite has more than one style secret he’s only too willing to share with you over a martini. Or two…

This story first appeared in The California Cool Issue, available in print and digital.

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01 – 02Charro suit and hat: La Casa del Mariachi
Rhinestone-encrusted boots: Betsey Johnson
03Spread-collar tuxedo shirt: Prada
Smoking jacket: Scotch & Soda
04 – 05Cotton bandana: Buck Mason
Draped camp shirt: Starday Vintage
Rayon trousers: Dánte
06Spread-collar tuxedo shirt: Prada
Cream smoking jacket and trousers: Starday Vintage
Black wool overcoat: Dior
Black heeled boot: Saint Laurent
07Black cashmere rollneck sweater: Naked Cashmere
08 – 11Cotton polo shirt and linen chinos: Buck Mason
Acetate Perris sunglasses: Wonderland
Oxford shoes: Saturday Vintage
12 – 15Acetate Perris sunglasses: Wonderland
Cotton bandana: Buck Mason
T-shirt and selvedge pleated jeans: Denim Revival
Leather belt: Fred Segal
Straw hat: California Hat Company
16Straw hat: Goorin Bros
Blind mice sunglasses: Chrishabana
Czech military t-shirt: Starday Vintage
Rayon trousers: Dánte
17Acetate sunglasses: Oliver Peoples
Vintage wool swim briefs: Jantzen, from Starday Vintage
18 – 20Wool fedora: Goorin Bros
Cotton bandana: Buck Mason
Hand block-printed The Prat shirt: Dushyant
Wool suit: Bullocks Wilshire, from Saturday Vintage
Acetate sunglasses: Oliver Peoples
21Black and white sweater: Kenzo
Black wool trousers: Bullocks Wilshire
Acetate Perris sunglasses: Wonderland
22 – 24Necklace, bracelets and rings: Dax Savage
Hat: Samrobertsla
Shirt: Buck Mason
Waistcoat and trousers: LR3-Studio
Chelsea boot: pskaufman…
25 – 26Cap, gloves and waistcoat: Rough Trade
White cotton vest: Buck Mason
Pendant: Dax Savage
27 – 30Kimono: Melrose Trading Post
Lingerie set: Rough Trades
Mesmerize wallpaper: L’Esperance Design
31Black cashmere rollneck sweater: Naked Cashmere

Photography and art direction: Martin Perry

Model: David Padilla as Demure Valentino

Wardrobe: Bryan Piperno

Hair: Evelyn Montiel

Shot on location in Los Angeles and Santa Monica, California, USA

Special thanks to the Hollywood Roosevelt, the Los Angeles Theatre, Discover Los Angeles, Daelen Cory and Vigo Vara

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