Men / People

Charmed I’m sure: RUSSH men we think you should know

The painter, the ballet dancer, the model and the wine maker. For our latest issue of RUSSH men, we quizzed eight guys on our radar about their star signs and secret talents.

PRADA shirt, jumper and pants; TUDOR watch; talent’s own earring and ring.

Mikka

Model @ Kult Australia

I occupy my time by … Modelling, listening to music and making 3D art. My star sign is … Capricorn. The people closest to me call me … Pretty boy. Home should feel … Warm, clean and minimal.For a dinner party I’d cook … Smoked salmon tartines with fried capers. The space that makes me feel most calm is … My living room. Dark corners or light-filled rooms? Spaces absolutely filled with light. Only the people I live with know … I take the longest showers ever. The motto I live by is … The reason why you want to be better is the reason why you aren’t.

“I want to be remembered for bringing joy to peoples lives.”

Rohan Furnell

Dancer, The Australian Ballet

I occupy my time by … Dancing at The Australian Ballet. My star sign is … Aquarius. The people closest to me call me … Roh. Home should feel like … A place where I can dump all my stuff. For a dinner party I’d cook … Cheese on toast. The space that makes me feel most calm is … The space after I have just hung out a fresh load of laundry. Dark corners or light-filled rooms? Light-filled rooms. Only the people I live with know … I never hang out in track pants at home. The motto I live by is … Prepare to stop. I want to be remembered for … Having a great head of hair.

Talent’s own tights and shoes.
DIOR MEN coat, shirt and pants.
LOUIS VUITTON jackets and pants; TUDOR watch; talent’s own rings.

Tony Zafirakos

Winemaker, Ari’s Natural Wine Co.

I occupy my time by … Reading, listening to music, cooking and wine when I’m at home, however I’m often on the road, in which case it’s camping and being in nature while driving between places for work. My star sign is … Libra, everything in balance. The people closest to me call me … I think everyone I know has a different nickname for me. I can’t think of anyone that calls me Tony. Home should feel like … It makes you want to be there. For a dinner party I’d cook … Pasta or have something delicious going in the oven for the whole day. The space that makes me feel most calm is … Near the ocean. Dark corners or light-filled rooms? Light-filled rooms. Only the people I live with know … How important time to myself is. The motto I live by is … Twenty years from now, you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. I want to be remembered for … Demonstrating the beauty of working by hand and living sustainably off the land, and thereby living a life of happiness. If I can encourage just a handful of people of the importance of slowing down, embracing nature as well as understanding where our food (and wine) comes from, that’s what success looks like to me.

“Only the people I live with know how much I love to be on my own.”

BURBERRY coat, jacket, pants and earrings.

Mateen Ismail 

Model @ Chic Model Management

I occupy my time by … Being with my friends and family … usually eating. My star sign is … Aquarius. The people closest to me call me … Morty. Home should feel like … Someone should feel like home. For a dinner party I’d cook … Salmon would definitely be on the menu, my famous tuna pasta is a must, and for dessert I’d make something with lots of caramel. The space that makes me feel most calm is … When I’m lying in the sun in a park. Dark corners or light-filled rooms? Both, my mood changes quickly. Only the people I live with know … How much I love to be on my own. The motto I live by is … Be true to yourself. I want to be remembered for … That person who is kind to everyone.

BODE top from Matchesfashion.com; SIES MARJAN pants from Matchesfashion.com; FENDI shoes; TUDOR watch.

Remy Faint

Model @ Priscillas

I occupy my time by … Playing with paint. My star sign is … Libra. The people closest to me call me … Rems. For a dinner party I’d cook … Rice, curry and soufflé. The space that makes me feel most calm is … In the ocean. Dark corners or light-filled rooms? Light-filled rooms. Only the people I live with know … Of my hidden talents. The motto I live by is … “We don’t make mistakes. We just have happy accidents.” – Bob Ross. I want to be remembered for … The things I’ve created.

“Home should feel like a seaside town.”

EMPORIO ARMANI vest, jumper and pants; TUDOR watch; talent’s own rings.

Genesis Owusu

Singer-songwriter

I occupy my time by … Either doing really cool travel/touring shit or binge watching anime. One extreme or the other. My star sign is … Aries. The people closest to me call me … Kofi. Home should feel like … A kiss on the forehead from an elderly black lady. For a dinner party I’d cook … Frutti di Mare with some fresh garlic bread and a side of fried squid ya dig. The space that makes me feel most calm is … My bedroom. Dark corners or light-filled rooms? Depends what album I’m listening to. Only the people I live with know … How rarely I leave my room when I’m in the city. The motto I live by is … George Bush doesn’t care about black people. I want to be remembered for … My encyclopedic knowledge of The Simpsons references.

Heath Newman

Artist

I occupy my time by … Painting in my studio, in-between surfing, skating and gardening. My star sign is … Taurus, apparently I am a very typical Taurus, not exactly sure whether that’s a good thing. The people closest to me call me … Heath is a hard name to shorten or lengthen so I never really gained a nickname. Home should feel like … I’m not exactly sure what a home should feel like, I guess mine feels like a tropical country cottage. For a dinner party I’d cook … Ramen, from scratch. The space that makes me feel most calm is … The ocean late in the afternoon. Dark corners or light-filled rooms? Light-filled rooms. Does anyone actually prefer a dark corner? Only the people I live with know … That I’m the kind of person who spends $30 on a frog identification app. The motto I live by is … If it feels forced, it’s probably not supposed to be. I want to be remembered for … Being the 1996 Australian Yo-Yo Champion.

BASSIKE t-shirt; BODE pants from Matchesfashion.com; Emporio Armani shoes; talent’s own earrings.
PRADA jacket; NEUW DENIM t-shirt.

Craig Anderson

Surfer & Co-founder, Former

I occupy my time by … Surfing. My star sign is … Virgo. The people closest to me call me … Craig.Home should feel like … A person. My girlfriend Eloise. For a dinner party I’d cook … Probably a vegetable tofu curry, something nice and easy as I’m not much of a cook. The space that makes me feel most calm is … My family home. Dark corners or light-filled rooms? Light-filled rooms. Only the people I live with know … I enjoy doing the dishes and when others take over I’m never satisfied by the way they handle the task. The motto I live by is … Stillness speaks. I want to be remembered for … Being a nice person.

PHOTOGRAPHY Adrian Price
FASHION Natalie Petrevski and Ellen Presbury
GROOMING Rory Rice @ Lion Artist Management using Oribe
PHOTOGRAPHER’S ASSISTANT Mark Wilson
STYLIST’S ASSISTANT Barnabe White