Tinie Tempah, or Patrick to his Mum, seen here riding around in Rolls Royce Phantom Drop Head at the closing ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games.
After starting his career in 2007 with nothing more than a mix tape, he went on to a meteoric rise to stardom in 2010 with his number 1 ‘pass out’ selling more than 92,000 copies in its first week alone. This allowed him to sail to victory in the Brit Awards by taking Best British Breakthrough Artist.
Growing up on the infamous Aylesbury Estate in South East London, acknowledged as perhaps the roughest place to live in Britain, he talks openly about how it inspired him to succeed:
London is one of the only places in the world where you can live in a council block and see a beautiful house across the street. Growing up around that was inspirational, it kept me motivated
His outfit at the closing ceremony is fitting in chasing gold, as metallics and gold in particular are set to be a big trend next spring. Not an easy look for many to pull off, go for too much and it could be overwhelmingly tacky – think Jimmy Saville on steroids. So why not follow Tinie Tempah’s lead and go for accessories first like this pair of Paul Smith Sunglasses in Havana Brown.