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! I don’t know about you, but everything feels weird right now. Spring keeps teasing; everyone I know is either sick or suffering from some kind of seasonal/occupational depression; and I think we’re all just desperate to get the winter behind us and move onto new adventures. But I walk through Tompkins Square Park and see the little green shoots and pink blossoms appearing on trees all over the place and it reminds me that everything’s going to be okay. Everything’s going to be okay. Everything’s going to be okay. As a way of combatting the seasonal slump, I’m setting myself a goal of wearing something completely different every day (as opposed to living in my black jeans and leather jacket). This is my attempt at British royal visiting Balmoral Castle in Scotland. How’d I do what what?Click to Continue!
Hey, gidday mates. I hope you like these photos, because I shot them with Bobby Hicks in the freezing rain on Tuesday, was in bed with the flu that same night, and am still in bed as I type. That’s two times that I’ve been seriously sick over the past two weeks, so either I’m having a particularly unlucky run, or my constitution is weakening in my old age. Anyway, you see the turtleneck I’m rocking underneath the plaid shirt? That’s a style move I stole from Leandra Medine over at Man Repeller. Who says you can’t teach an old dog new tricks? Even a sick old dog like me.Click to Continue!
Anon asks: Hi Isaac! Valentine’s Day is like four fricken days away and I can’t think of what to buy my boyfriend!!! He’s got cool style and he’s super laid back and we promised each other that we wouldn’t spend more than $100… HELP ME! (Please.)
Hey, gidday mate! Never fear, your mate is here. But before we get into gift ideas I do have to tell you that my friend Richard Biedul is living at my house at the moment, so I shouted out, “Hey Richie! Come help me with this gift guide. What would you want your girlfriend to get you for Valentine’s Day?” And he ran into the living room with an excited look on his face… and gave me a lecture about the commercialization of love. I listened for approximately 15 seconds, then interrupted him and convinced him to give me a couple of good ideas. He did. See below.Click to Continue!
Hey, gidday mates! Like I mentioned yesterday, on Saturday night I had dinner with Cameron Dallas. I should say THE Cameron Dallas, because the crowd that showed up for the kid at the Calvin Klein show yesterday was rivaled only by crowds I’ve seen for Lucky Blue Smith, Justin Bieber and Will Smith. I’m talking girls in their hundreds, screaming, chanting, crying, the real deal. And proving my age, I didn’t even know who he was. (If you’re old like me, he’s a Youtube star and social media sensation.) Full disclosure, I shook his hand but didn’t talk to him because we were seated at opposite ends of the table, but he did show everyone a Youtube video of a bunch of young dudes eating hair cake, so that happened.Click to Continue!