Hey, gidday mates! Long time no talk. My life has felt pretty hectic over the past few months, and my motivation to blog has dropped as a result. Sometimes when things are so up and down the last thing you feel like is writing about yourself on the internet. I’m sure you can relate. Or maybe you can’t, I dunno. Basically I’ve had a few huge life shifts which I don’t really wanna talk about and then a ton of travel in quick succession — Coachella, New Zealand for my Nana’s funeral, Anguilla to DJ a wedding — and then this past weekend Jenny and I deejayed 21 hours worth of parties in two days. Some would say I’m blessed to be stressed.Click to Continue!
Anon asks: Hi Isaac! I was studying at a coffee shop today and a cute guy kept looking my way. At a certain point, he was standing behind me in the line for the bathroom and asked me if that was the line (I said yes and smiled). He stayed at the coffee shop a little bit longer but we didn’t talk. My question is, as a girl, how do I go up and talk to a cute guy (and who possibly thinks you’re cute too) in these kinds of settings without seeming too forward?
Hey, gidday mate! By saying something entirely innocent like, “What’s that book you’re reading?” or, “How were the eggs?” or, “When is that rain going to end?” No joke, I’m like 99% sure that’s all it takes to get a guy to start a full-blown conversation with you.Click to Continue!
Comme des Garcons has been one of my favorite brands for as long as I’ve loved fashion. Probably the thing I love most about Comme is that there is literally something for anybody, no matter how freaky or conservative your style might be, and no matter how deep your pockets are. When I was younger and broke I’d save up my dollars and dip my toe in the Comme water with the fragrances (Comme 2 is an all-time favorite), leather pouch wallets, and everything Comme des Garcons Play; but as I’ve grown older I’m more and more obsessed with Comme’s takes on really simple pieces, like the blue worker jacket I’m wearing in this photo — it’s a classic Carhartt or Dickies style, but cut in the most beautiful indigo blue textured cotton. There are also all these little details that I love, like the over-dyed garment tags on the inside and the slubby cotton that you’d only see if you looked at it up close.Click to Continue!
Hey, gidday mates! If you’ve been reading this blog since day one, you’ll know that I’ve gone on a newfound health kick every year since I started, and that it usually lasts about four weeks before I get bored of running or working out or eating gluten free [or insert fad here]. But this time is different. This time it’s stuck. I’m four months into an almost daily workout regime, and I’m not just noticing the changes in my glorious physique, but I’m also seeing it in my wardrobe. Bear in mind that this is coming from a onetime hater of the athleisure movement, but if I’ve learned something over the years, it’s to never say never. NEVER. These days I spend half my life in sweat pants, tracksuits and sneakers enroute to the gym, a workout class, a flight, or just running around town wanting to feel comfortable. Enter Armani Exchange.Click to Continue!
Anon asks: Hey Isaac. So I’m friends with a guy who I really like AS A FRIEND, and who has a girlfriend, but he keeps giving not-so-subtle hints that he likes me more than friends, and it feels like he’s testing the waters to see if I’d be into him before leaving his girlfriend or making a real move. It weirds me out and it’s the second time a guy has done this to me. How do I tell him I’m not interested without sounding like a jerk and/or super presumptuous?
Mate! I feel you on this 100%. I have a friend who has to deal with this crap all the time, and she has exactly the same reaction to you — if she says something she’s going to come off arrogant and ridiculous, but if she doesn’t, it’s just going to keep on keepin’ on.Click to Continue!
Hey, gidday mates! So this past weekend I went to Coachella with my mates from Ray-Ban. If you’ve never been, it’s like hanging out at the biggest camping ground ever with about 100,000 incredibly good looking people, with eight incredible performances going on simultaneously from the world’s most famous musicians every 30-45 minutes. Insanity! Plus it’s in the middle of the desert and it gets extremely hot and bright, so sunglasses are essential. Hello, Ray-Ban. Highlight moments included Lorde’s performance, seeing Joy Division do Bizarre Love Triangle IRL, and sitting in a giant field all alone contemplating my existence (aka crying) while watching Bon Iver. So many memories! Photos/outfits, below.Click to Continue!
Hey, gidday mates! It might not look like it from the cloudy skies in these photos, but you’ll have to trust me when I tell you that Spring has officially sprung in New York City.Click to Continue!
Anon asks: Isaac! I’m obsessed with stalking my boyfriend’s ex girl. They broke up after two years and she was devastated for months; she even called him in the middle of the night once! I know they were open-ended and kept talking until we began dating, even though he downplays the recency/seriousness of the relationship. I don’t think he has lingering feelings for her but I can’t help feeling threatened/fearful that they’ll get back in contact. It’s been a year of stressing — how can I put this to bed?
Hey, gidday mate. We’ve all been there. Nothing spoils the mood quicker than jealousy (real or imagined).Click to Continue!
Anon asks: Hey Isaac, my boyfriend and I broke up last night. Today was Day 1 and I was determined to stay positive, abide by your Dos and Don’ts of breakups and try to see everything as a learning experience. That being said: I’m scared. I’m scared that someone else won’t come along. I’m 31, looking for a new job and suddenly single again. The clock feels like it is ticking and I’m going to turn into one very lonely mad hatter without an important (and sexy) date. Does the fear subside?
Hey, gidday mate! I feel you so hard! Really and truly. I relate on all the levels.Click to Continue!
Hey, gidday mates! I’m on this quest to collect as much streetwear as possible right now. It’s a hobby I haven’t indulged in since my university days (over 10 years ago!!!) when I used to scour eBay for all the Nike Vandals and throwback basketball jerseys I could find, and wear them with the skinniest jeans imaginable. It was a look. This time round I’m toning it down. A bit. This yellow Stussy hoodie is my latest acquisition, and I love it under a beautiful piece of outerwear like my trusty Zegna coat, and some tailored pants like these wide-wale cords by Gant Rugger, all finished off with these heavy-soled Dries Van Noten derbies. I guess it’s like an adult take on a teenage style. Which is fitting, because I’m kinda like an adult version of a teenager.Click to Continue!