As the clock struck 12 on January 1 and we set our intentions for another lap around the sun, no one could have predicted what 2020 had in store for us. With each day seemingly getting stranger and stranger, as we ventured further into the unknown, human connection is what kept us moving forward.
At a time when our social calendars are looking kind of empty, now more than ever, it’s important that we stay connected. That’s why, for our latest campaign, we wanted to introduce you to (or further familiarise you with) some of the talented personalities that make up the extended Thrills family.
Take a peek inside the homes and creative spaces of the people that we work with and who inspire us. And so here it is: Alex from Melbourne-based band Bakers Eddy - No brief. No direction. Uncut and uncensored.
What's your full name? Alex Spagnolo
Where do you live? Melbourne, Australia
What do you do for work/how do you make a living? Cook and guitarist in Bakers Eddy
Other hobbies/interests? I love cats
How have you improvised since the lockdown? I have been doing a lot of cooking at home with my girlfriend who is vegan, gluten-intolerant and allergic to potato so I've been learning how to cook a bunch of new dinners.
Are you still working? No, but kind of yes
How has COVID-19 affected your work? While some cafes/restaurants are still open for takeaway, my kitchen has been closed until further notice. As for Bakers Eddy, we're still planning our next release.
Alex wears the London Chopped Chino
Pros to working from home? I can work in my jammies
Favourite new way to pass time? Really really long walks
Favourite old way to pass time? Playing Fifa with my twin brother Ian
Do you have any pets? Sadly not in Australia, but my parents have my two cats, Oreo and Maxie, back home in Wellington NZ.
What's your favourite style and why? Basically anything that feels effortless but is still nice to wear
How would you describe your style? I used to skate when I was a teenager so that's definitely an influence.
Alex wears the Hysteria Merch Fit Tee
Fashion icons? It's not something I've ever thought about, but the band is always nicking each other's clothes, so that's the closest I've got.
Favourite isolation styles? Grandpa slippers, red and black plaid sweatpants and hoodie.