Hey, gidday mates! I’m reporting to you live from Paris, having left Milan yesterday afternoon on the fashion flight with every 17 year old male model, a bunch of menswear editors, and Jenny. Now I’m sitting in the living room of my Montmartre apartment listening to Good Charlotte with Jenny and Kat Irlin of @kat_in_nyc fame, who arrived from New York at 5:00 this morning. Those two are talking too much for me to be able to concentrate properly on writing this blog post, so without further ado, here are a bunch of photos shot on our last day of shows in Milan, and which appeared in GQ, British Vogue and Vogue Paris, and WWD. Yewwwww!Click to Continue!
God Save The Food is this popular restaurant in Milan that sits opposite Armani’s spaceship grey headquarters, and close to those of Zegna, Canali, and Moncler. On any given day it’s filled to the brink with the young Milanese fashion crowd, who come for the salads and fresh-squeezed juices (labeled smoothies on the menu), and who probably stay for the gossip, but I don’t speak the language so it’s hard to tell. It’s also the closest any of us out-of-towners come to healthy-ish food while we’re here for fashion week, so it’s a regular pitstop during the shows.Click to Continue!
Anon asks: One of my best guy friends recently got out of an eight year relationship. A couple months after they broke up we ended up hooking up, and then a month after that we hooked up again, but it’s super confusing — he’ll say one thing then act a different way and when I try and have a conversation about the situation for some clarity he won’t respond. Now we haven’t talked in two months despite being best friends. I have very strong feelings for him, thoughts? Help!
Hey, gidday mate! You’re either dealing with someone who:Click to Continue!
Hey, gidday mates! Long time no talk. I have a legitimate excuse: Last week was one of the busiest of my life. Jenny and I deejayed three times, hosted a dinner party, and shot a two-day wedding campaign/lookbook thing for David’s Bridal. Good times all round. So this shoot here with my mate Matthew Zorpas is kinda funny for the fact that it happened within the space of 15 minutes on Monday afternoon between a phone call with my parents and my weekly therapy session; which was immediately followed by a trip uptown to the Tiffany & Co. flagship where we deejayed the party with Vogue that night.Click to Continue!
Anon asks: Hey Isaac, do you have any tips on how to tell my parents I’ve been struggling with depression for a few years? I live overseas and they already worry about me so I never wanted to tell them because I know it will break their hearts; but I’m starting to feel like I’m in a place where I need to be honest with them. But I don’t know how to do it, especially over the phone? Thanks in advance.
Hey, gidday mate! This one is close to my heart, because depression is something I’ve struggled with throughout my life. Mine isn’t so much a can’t-get-out-of-bed depression, it’s always been more of an I-have-a-happiness-sized-hole-that-must-be-filled-by-any-means-necessary depression.Click to Continue!
Hey, gidday mates! I’m coming to you live from sunny Monterey, California, but the photos you’re seeing were shot last month in sunny Gulf Shores, Alabama. But since I’m out here in Cali with Jenny’s parents, it seemed appropriate to publish the second set of photos I shot with her dad, aka my future Father in-law, aka Mr Tom Albright.Click to Continue!
Anon asks: Hey Isaac, I’m 29 and moved to New York City from London four years ago and I love it, EXCEPT: Pretty much every dating experience I’ve had here has been casual or bad. It seems hard to meet guys here who are ready for more, and it feels like such a tough place to find love. I’ve started really feeling anxious about my future here. Do you think it’s crazy to consider moving somewhere that seems to have more of a healthy balance?
Hey, gidday mate! I moved to New York five years ago, and it hasn’t been my experience that people here are only looking for casual relationships. I mean, you’re not, and a lot of my friends are in relationships (and I’m in one), so there are obviously people out there who want something serious.Click to Continue!
Hey, gidday mates! What a week it’s been. I don’t normally talk politics here, but how can you not at a time like this? Coming from New Zealand, it’s hard to understand the American system with its lack of diversity, its lack of universal healthcare, its lobbyists, its insanely high rate of military funding, and its second amendment. And that’s not even mentioning the general consensus that, ‘It is what it is, and it’s not going to change.’ I strongly believe that one thing this campaign has shown us is that racism and prejudice are alive and well and living in America, and that misguided fear directed in a cunning way is an incredibly powerful weapon. Don’t understand these people? Hatred is the answer! The system is broken.Click to Continue!
Hey, gidday mates! Denny and I have a shared obsession with trawling through photos of our favorite style icons and attempting to recreate the outfits with clothing we already have in our wardrobes. For this one, we were inspired by the prince of teenage angst, Mr James Dean. If you’ve been following here for a while, you’ll know I did my own version of Rebel Without A Cause last year, so Denny recreated that one, and I went for the James-Dean-as-a-biker vibe. I’ve been wearing these shorter, baggier jeans a lot recently — it’s the 1950s by way of 2016.Click to Continue!
Anon asks: Hi Isaac. I started seeing a good friend after confessing we’d both adored each other for years. He said he wanted to be with me; before long though, he was living up to his reputation and treating me like just another random girl. He freaked, ghosted and broke my heart after five months. We cut contact, then a month later he showed up at a party with a new girlfriend and they put on such a show — I feel sick and our friends are shocked! Why would he commit to this girl but not to me?
Hey, gidday mate. It sucks, but you said it yourself: He lived up to his reputation.Click to Continue!