Hey, gidday mates! As you’ll see here, I love three things: Jenny Albright, making out in the rain, and shooting with Kat Irlin aka @kat_in_nyc. Not necessarily in that order, but I also love trench coats, running around the West Village, and the fact that it’s December and the chill still hasn’t hit. I don’t really know what else to say about that, but I’m feeling very happy with my lot right now. Hope you are too. Long may it continue.Click to Continue!
Hey, gidday mates! Way, way back in 2004 when I was still at university in New Zealand, I discovered a website named men.style.com where I was able to see all the men’s collections coming out of Milan, Paris and New York. Of all the designers across all three cities, there was one who stood above the rest, and that was Hedi Slimane, the creative director of Dior Homme. His models were skinny, his clothing was tightly tailored, and everything he did had this dirty London rock’n’roll edge that felt so aesthetically perfect in that current moment.Click to Continue!
That Saint Laurent jacket, tho. Photo: YSL 1. On Monday night, thanks to the good folk at Nike, I got to go to my first ever American Football game. Giants VS Vikings. It was one of those insane all-access experiences — prior to kick-off we hung out on the field as the players did their stretches, then we headed upstairs to a corporate box with a prime view of the field and unlimited chicken wings — and now I fear that I have spoiled my NFL-viewing future because it’d be the same as if I flew first class the firstClick to Continue!
Well this is strange. The biggest fashion news story of the past two years – who will succeed John Galliano at Dior? Will Hedi Slimane return to design? Whose collection will be better? – has just climaxed in Paris, with fascinating results. Raf Simons’ first RTW collection for Dior was heralded as ground breaking, while Hedi Slimane’s first at YSL was labelled safe, keeping with the house’s traditions, and (quite unexpectedly), reminiscent of Rachel Zoe’s work as a celebrity stylist. Personally, I far preferred Hedi Slimane’s freshman season – it was laser sharp, tailored and boho-luxe all at the sameClick to Continue!
My favourite piece of the menswear season to date, illustrated by Richard Haines for T. 1. On Sunday last week I was walking down the street when I saw my old mate Karen Inderbitzen Waller standing outside a pub. I ran over to her, screamed her name and twirled her round and round in a bear hug. When she told me to let her go in a very American accent, I realised my mistake, apologised about ten thousand times and put her down. Seven days later, my old mates Zara Mirkin and Zippora Seven had a house warming party atClick to Continue!