Photos: The Fashionisto Due in no small part to budgetary constraints (and the fact that my daily wardrobe is ascetic to say the least), I don’t often watch the menswear shows and think, ‘I am going to get me one of those shirts, suits or Hermes emerald green suede henley tees.’ However, when a friend showed me ACNE’s postcard sweaters from the Fall 2011 collection, I decided that in this case, the forbidden fruit must be tasted. I’m obsessed. It’s a combination of the navy blue, maroon and grey marle colourways; the slim, cropped shape; and the amazingly kitschy, incorrectly-labelledClick to Continue!
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Grazia Once again on the topic of celebrity endorsements, my main man Pete Wentz and his wife Ashlee Simpson were in Sydney last week for the Australian MTV music awards. According to Grazia, Ash needed a dress for the awards (didn’t her mother ever tell her to come prepared?), so she headed to Bondi boutique Ourmishmash for a last minute dash shop. While she was there she picked up an Ellery dress (above) that she wore to the party, and a few pieces from New Zealand designers twentysevennames and Stolen Girlfriends Club (pics of what she bought after the jump).Click to Continue!
To be announced tomorrow morning (NZ time): NZ designer Des Rusk will be shuttering his eponymous semi-tailored menswear label at the end of the current summer season. Des Rusk is stocked in six stores between New Zealand and Australia and has been operating for four seasons. Formerly the head designer for Little Brother (and workmate of mine), Rusk achieved household name status after menswear giant Barkers chose him to design a capsule collection for the brand. In an interesting twist of fate, after Barkers and Des Rusk ended their agreement, Barkers signed a deal to exclusively distribute Rusk’s previous employerClick to Continue!
God Save The Food is this popular restaurant in Milan that sits opposite Armani’s spaceship grey headquarters, and close to those of Zegna, Canali, and Moncler. On any given day it’s filled to the brink with the young Milanese fashion crowd, who come for the salads and fresh-squeezed juices (labeled smoothies on the menu), and who probably stay for the gossip, but I don’t speak the language so it’s hard to tell. It’s also the closest any of us out-of-towners come to healthy-ish food while we’re here for fashion week, so it’s a regular pitstop during the shows.Click to Continue!
Anon asks: Hey Isaac, do you have any tips on how to tell my parents I’ve been struggling with depression for a few years? I live overseas and they already worry about me so I never wanted to tell them because I know it will break their hearts; but I’m starting to feel like I’m in a place where I need to be honest with them. But I don’t know how to do it, especially over the phone? Thanks in advance.
Hey, gidday mate! This one is close to my heart, because depression is something I’ve struggled with throughout my life. Mine isn’t so much a can’t-get-out-of-bed depression, it’s always been more of an I-have-a-happiness-sized-hole-that-must-be-filled-by-any-means-necessary depression.Click to Continue!