I’m just going to put it out there — Sean O’Pry is a legend. (We’ve known each other a while through mutual friends in NYC.) He’s down to earth, his sense of humour is on point and he’s a generous friend. In short, he’s an all-round good dude. He also happens to be the world’s highest earning male model of the past few years, and the star of Taylor Swift’s latest music video. To give you an example of what this means, while we were at lunch today in Milan, a girl came up to him, asked if he was Sean O’Pry, then stood there shaking — literally shaking — while he attempted to make polite conversation with her. (A similar thing happened to me once when I ran into Kanye West, so I’m not judging.) We sat down to talk kissing Taylor Swift, advice for the next generation of male models, and the perils of fame.Click to Continue!
If you haven’t yet seen the First Kiss film, you need to stop everything you’re doing and watch it immediately. It’s the most amazing thing to happen this week. Better than the True Detective finale. Way better than Obama’s appearance on Between Two Ferns. Infinitely better than me finding out that the payroll clerk at work forgot to deduct New York State Tax from my pay check for all of 2013 so I owe money to the government.Click to Continue!
Caitlin Lomax with Edmond Roosendaal. It’s Haute Couture week here in Paris right now, and everywhere you look there are models running around the city from castings to fittings to shows to castings to go-sees to shows to fittings to re-sees to shows to after-parties to runway rehearsals to makeup tests to go-sees to showroom appointments to fittings and then back to shows again. At least one familiar local-ish face is in town – Australian Caitlin Lomax, who spent a considerable chunk of time modelling in New Zealand last year with Red11. It’s the Perth-native’s first time working in Europe,Click to Continue!
Waiting for a Métro train at my local stop. Photo: Katherine Lowe 1. We all know that double-cheek-kissing-as-a-greeting is de rigueur in Paris. But that doesn’t mean it’s not confusing. You always kiss friends when you meet them, regardless of gender. You sometimes kiss friends of friends when you’re being introduced, less often if you’re a guy and they’re a guy, but it still happens. You shouldn’t kiss police officers, even if you’re asking for directions. And – this I learned the hard way – you never, ever kiss the cleaning lady when you see her on the street. CueClick to Continue!
Photos: Oliver Rose Names: Jasper Seven and Dempsey Stewart.Where: Outside the Kirrily Johnston show.Occupation: Models. Jasper has walked Zambesi and Stolen Girlfriends Club so far, and will do Ksubi tomorrow. Dempsey’s booked for 14 – she’s one of the busiest girls this week.From: Jasper’s from Auckland and Dempsey’s from Perth but they live together in Kings Cross, Sydney (and spend a lot of time in Tokyo).Met: In Tokyo. “A friend introduced us at this bar called Lexington,” says Dempsey, “And we danced and kissed all night.” One more of Jasper below.I LIKE YOU!Click to Continue!