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Mr James W Mataitis Bailey

Fast Facts

  • Restaurant: Café Habana To-Go
  • Hotel: Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise
  • Gadget: In-ear headphones
  • Album: Michael Jackson's Thriller
  • Book: The Stranger by Albert Camus
  • Car: 1968 Lincoln Continental Mark III
  • City: Florence
  • Underwear: Bonds

Biography

Mr Bailey is author of visual diary Yimmy's Yayo.

"After years of relentlessly compiling, refining and sharing his visual vocabulary, James W. Mataitis Bailey (aka Yimmy Yayo) has become one of the most widely known and sought after mavens in the digital world. Working independently in editorial, photographic and creative capacities, the enigmatic entity is only now beginning to merge his infamous alter ego with his professional persona." - iO Tillet Wright - New York Times
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Recent Work

  • Associate Creative Director: Rihanna's Diamonds World Tour Associate Creative Director: Rihanna's Diamonds World Tour
  • Associate Creative Director: Jay Z - Magna Carter Holy Grail Associate Creative Director: Jay Z - Magna Carter Holy Grail
  • Australian Editor At Large: Port Magazine Australian Editor At Large: Port Magazine

Mr Bailey's Recommendations

FAVOURITE RESTAURANT AND DISH

Café Habana To-Go, New York. Cuban sandwich, grilled corn, tostones and a Jarritos grapefruit.”

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BEST BAR

“Absolutely any that serves a decent bottle of gin. I've had some great nights at Cafe Select

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VACATION CHOICE

“Europe for the culture, Japan for the snow and New York for my wife.”

TOP CITY

“I fell in love with art in Florence, so it's hard to choose otherwise. It was the city that changed my direction as a human being.”

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FAVOURITE HOTEL

“My favourite is the Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise, Canada, in winter. But as long as there are crisp, over-starched sheets and a bath I can fit into, I'll be a happy man.”

TYPE OF BAG

“Mostly photographic bags and army rucksacks. Domke, Billingham and army surplus.”

FAVOURED BRAND

A.P.C. Their collections are always tasteful and timeless.”

ESSENTIAL WARDROBE ITEM

“A Hanes basic white T-shirt.”

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MOST BEAUTIFUL WOMAN

“Impossible to answer. Every woman is beautiful in her own right and to pick one would be an insult to millions of others.”

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STYLE ICON

“I think Winston Churchill is one of the most stylish men in history. At the time he may not have been considered as such, but in hindsight; impeccably dressed, confident and intelligent – all essential attributes of style.”

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STYLE TIP

“Confidence is key.”

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TAILOR

“I am currently in the market for a tailor since moving to L.A.”

BEST SHIRT BRAND

Band of Outsiders or Jil Sander . Slimmer, sleeker cuts.”

FAVOURITE SUIT

Acne Studios .”

CUT OF TROUSERS

A.P.C. chinos.”

JEANS BRAND

A.P.C. Petite Standard”

UNDERWEAR CHOICE

“Bonds. Australian-made housing for Australian goods.”

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PREFERRED JACKET STYLE

“A simple and clean utilitarian trench coat always works.”

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SHOE MAKER

“Nike runners or Vans Authentics. I'm always on my feet and I, more often than not, wear out my shoes too quickly.”

FAVOURITE GROOMING PRODUCT

“Costume National Scent Intense.”

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DREAM CAR

“A 1968 Lincoln Continental Mark III.”

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WATCH BRAND

“Omega Speedmaster "Moonwatch".”

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ESSENTIAL GADGET

“In-ear headphones.”

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BEST BOOK

The Stranger by Albert Camus.”

FAVOURITE ALBUM

“It's incredibly hard to choose one album. "Greatest of all time" would most likely go to Michael Jackson's Thriller.”

Brands Favoured by Mr Bailey