Hey, gidday mates! We’re in that crossover period between spring showers and summer heat right now in New York City, and the atmosphere outside feels not unlike the inside of a mouth. Not my favorite. So, lightweight raincoats are an absolute must because you never know when the skies are going to open and drench all and sundry. I say lightweight, because anything heavier will result in a similar drenching, from sweat. Ewwwwww. Jenny and I took a spin around Nolita with our mate Kat Irlin yesterday, and paired our trench coats with easy T-shirts, broken-in denim and Chuck Taylors. Fun fact: The jeans that Jenny’s wearing are my 10-year-old Ksubi Van Winkles, which I bought in Auckland in 2006, and wore every day for the next two years. No joke. They were one color when I got them, every fade you see is entirely legit. (Pity I’ve outgrown them.)Click to Continue!
Anon asks: Hi Isaac, my boyfriend and I have been together six months and everything is great, minus his ex-girlfriend constantly barraging him with messages. They broke up a month before we got together, and it started with her texting him asking what he’s up to and saying hi, which I had no complaint about, until she started emailing him about living costs in our town and saying she wanted to move here next to him. He didn’t tell me, I found out when I saw the messages. What should I do?
Hey, gidday mate. Are you sure his ex-girlfriend knows she’s his ex-girlfriend?Click to Continue!
First things first, it’s pronounced Pah-pin-deeck. But to make things easier, let’s just call him Max. I’ve known Max since he first arrived in New York in 2012. The Australian-born, model-turned-photographer has one of those fairytale stories: He was scouted to play college basketball as a high school teenager in Adelaide; a chance encounter with one of the world’s most famous photographers in Miami kickstarted his modeling career; and his ability to network like a pro enabled him to transition from modeling into photography, a career he’s now pursuing full-time, shooting the likes of Gigi Hadid and Adriana Lima for Maybelline and more. Not bad for a 29 year old
former jock. I caught up with Max to chat Bruce Weber, fashion industry politics, and what it’s like shooting those supermodels. So without further ado…
Hey, gidday mates! Here in New York, there’s this gang of dudes (mainly models, musicians and other nightlife types) who wear a uniform of black leather jackets, skinny black jeans and tan suede Saint Laurent Chelsea boots. I’m yet to buy into the YSL boot club (whenever I try them on, they make me feel like I’m a cowboy), but I’ve gotta admit, it’s a super fresh look. It’s also one of the best examples of something I never thought was possible — pairing brown and black. It would appear that black and tan is a perfect color combination, especially when the black is denim and the tan is suede. This is my version (and the jacket I’m wearing is on sale for under $100 right now!). One of these days I’ll make the Chelsea boots mine, though. One of these days.Click to Continue!
Anon asks: Hi Isaac! Can you impart some guidance on balancing a career with a relationship (one that I’m feeling very confident about!)? I’m 21 and I receive a lot of unsolicited advice from my elders to always put my career first, and I find that to be harmful even if well-intentioned. I know I can make both work, but I’m still learning!
Hey, gidday mate! The great thing about being young is that you’ve got your whole life ahead of you. The terrible thing about being young is that everybody’s always trying to tell you how to live.Click to Continue!