Hey, gidday mates! While I was in New Zealand recently I sat down to chat business with my old friend Harry Were, who is one truly talented individual. I first met Harry in Auckland in 2007, but we became close friends a couple of years later when I was traveling to Paris regularly for the men’s shows, and she was working as an au pair for a tyrannical Parisian. (We bonded over being sad loners in a beautiful city.) Over the last couple of years, she’s made a name for herself designing incredible hand-knitted sweaters, and despite her painstakingly slow-fashion approach, her work is so popular that she manages to sell out of each piece almost immediately. Below, we talk the dilemmas associated with a business that relies on human-labor in the form of retired ladies, and more.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! You know a maître d’ is doing their job exceptionally well when they become as talked about — if not more so — than the restaurant itself, and Alireza Niroomand has achieved that status. The Iranian-born, French-bred, American-import runs front of house at Soho scene Sant Ambroeus — where, in a single seating, I’ve seen Joe Jonas eating with Richard Chai, while Jenna Lyons drank coffee a few tables over — and masterminds the dining room with grace and good humor; some say he’s the most charming man in New York City. I met Alireza through Kat Irlin, and she suggested I sit down with him to talk the chess game that is his job. Like a lot of Parisians, Alireza isn’t afraid to tell it like it is, and he’d just gotten into trouble for something he’d said in another interview, so we began the conversation like this:Click to Continue!
Over the weekend I got the chance to hang out with Mr Porter’s social content guru Lauren Luxenberg, who was visiting New York from London, and as you might imagine, when you get a blogger and a content creator in the same room, the conversation quickly turned to Instagram. Now, I’m not sure if you follow Mr Porter’s Instagram account, but it is BEAUTIFUL. Seeing as Lauren is responsible for a lot of the imagery that makes it so wildly popular, I figured she’d be the perfect person to share her top Instagram tips and tricks she’s learned along the way. Bear in mind that these are coming from a girl who’s so obsessive about aesthetics that she color coordinates the apps on her iPhone. So without further ado…Click to Continue!
Hey, gidday mates! Following on from my conversation with Kat Irlin last week, I sat down with my friend and fellow blogger Justin Livingston to chat about the reality of life as an Instagram all star. Besides Kat, Justin is probably my favorite account to follow on Instagram — he has this unique ability to make you feel like you’re right there in the photo with him; something he attributes to shooting his fashion content in the same way that the best food bloggers shoot their table settings. Justin’s career has skyrocketed since I first met him back in 2012, and he has a unique perspective on this social media world in which we’re living. So without further ado…Click to Continue!