>> Matthias Vriens Marries, Alters Name —Former Giorgio Armani creative director and Gucci Group senior art director-turned photographer for the likes of Numero and New York Times Magazine, Matthias Vriens recently wedded fiance Donovan McGrath in Los Angeles. The couple is changing their last names to Vriens-McGrath because Matthias is apparently appalled at the Proposition 8 decision made in California that makes his marriage illegal — he feels it important to make his nuptials public. [The Moment Twitter, Design Scene, Jed Root]
>> New York Times T Magazine envy has now gone global. At the beginning of this month, Le Monde launched the creatively-named M, its version of a lifestyle magazine, which has apparently been under development for a year and will publish monthly, making it slightly less frequent than T, which publishes 15 times a year. Matthias Vriens photographed the first cover with Audrey Marnay, plus an accompanying model-filled editorial inside; so far, the look is much more on par with a fashion magazine than the other T-inspired spinoff: The Wall Street Journal's WSJ.