A really great blog for beards: http://facialawareness.tumblr.com/ . This really is the era for anything 'niche'. There is a blog for everyone out there.
Stefano is a pretty cool dude - and I'm 90% sure it's him. I met him through my cousin in Paris about four years ago. It was Marc Newson's Spaceship launch party on the day of my birthday in June at the Carreau Du Temple in the 3rd. I remember him wearing these vintage looking boots and a trench coat and he really had such great presence. Later on I saw him again when he dropped into a party I was part hosting on Boulevarde Barbes.