Hey, gidday mates! I’ve officially set my style agenda for the summer, and this is it: Take one camp collar shirt (the type where the collar and top button are folded over like a mini lapel); throw it over a tucked-in white T-shirt; add a pair of cropped, baggy pants or jeans, some white socks, and sneakers or leather lace-ups, and das it das it. If everything’s a complementary shade of blue, even better. Side note: This backpack is from the Coach X Disney collab collection and features Mickey Mouse blowing a raspberry at whoever’s standing on your left. Gold.Click to Continue!
Hey, gidday mates! Happy Friday. You might have noticed my outfits have been running the full gamut from suit and tie to jeans and leather jackets recently, with this one here being on the particularly casual end of the scale. There’s no doubt that I feel strongest when I’m wearing a great jacket, button-down and tie; but New York gets crazy hot in the summertime, and sometimes it just makes more sense to kick it casual when you’re running around the city like a headless chicken. Plus, I’m obsessed with 90s style, and what’s more 90s than stonewash denim on denim with a pair of Vans Authentics? It’s like clean grunge… or an old school CK Jeans commercial. To try this one at home, keep in mind that the denims should be similar/complimentary but not identical, and remember that light wash denim and black sneakers are a perfect colour combo. Das it das it!Click to Continue!
Hey, gidday mates! Just a quickie to show off what I wore on day one of the Milan men’s shows — aka my best attempt at channelling James Dean. Like I said yesterday, Ermenegildo Zegna is quite literally on the opposite side of the city from my hotel and I’m always the last to arrive; these photos were taken by Melodie Jeng as I was running into the show at the 11th hour. Speaking of Ermenegildo Zegna, check out my opinion of the collection, here!Click to Continue!
Hey, gidday mates! Buon giorno from sunny Florence! I’m here in the Tuscan capital with the insanely cool (and coolly insane) designer concept store LuisaViaRoma alongside a bunch of the world’s top bloggers — Song of Style, Damsel in Dior, Front Roe by Louise Roe, He Spoke Style, The Three F, and more. Amazing! Later today I’m going to be shooting with the store, but the last couple of days have been spent running around this beautiful little city, and yesterday I had one of my favorite travel moments of all time when Louise Roe and I were given our own private tour of the Palazzo Vecchio where the Medici family lived, including a glimpse at their Vasari-lined bedrooms, their cabinets of curiosity, and their secret passageways — which they used on the regular to get up to absolutely no good. (See more on my Instagram.)Click to Continue!
On my final day in New Zealand I ran around the back streets of Ponsonby with Dan Roberts (streetstyle photographer extraordinaire for casual publications like Vogue Paris and Elle) to shoot these new Bad Things Apparel T-shirts, which were designed by one of my favourite Kiwi designers of all time, Mala Brajkovic, and her partner in crime, model Vinnie Woolston.Click to Continue!
To my American readers, this is a Holiday Gift Guide. To my New Zealand readers, it’s a Christmas Gift Guide. Everybody is welcome. World peace. Peruse it at will, and pick something up for your friends, your family, your partner-in-winter-hibernation, and most importantly, yourself, because as the saying goes, do unto others as you would do to you.Click to Continue!
Ciao from Milano, where the sky is grey, the men are dressed all fancy, and the models are out in full force. I’m here as a guest of Persol Eyewear, who are throwing a fashion week bash tonight to celebrate the launch of their Film Noir collection. Should be a blast.Click to Continue!
Ashika Pratt on Montauk Beach. I always think that the only way to stay sane while living in New York City is to get the hell out of dodge as frequently as humanly possible. For me it’s not the lack of nature or the traffic or the 24/7 sirens, it’s the amount of socialising you do. I can’t remember the last night I stayed in or went to bed before 1:00am, and I certainly can’t remember the last home cooked meal I ate. So yesterday morning some friends and I hopped a taxi to Penn Station, caught a train toClick to Continue!
When I was in my early 20s and still living in New Zealand, there were two things young people would drop crazy money on: sneakers and jeans. This is a country located pretty far away from everywhere, with a small, brand-savvy population and a comparatively weak dollar, so by the time anything covetable hit our shores the price tag would’ve skyrocketed. It wasn’t too far a stretch to throw down $350 on jeans or $300 on shoes, and this was when I was still working retail and earning $14 an hour – how this is possible, I fail to remember.Click to Continue!