Currently Harlem NYC, but I grew up in Richmond, VA with five siblings, two sets of parents, and lots of dogs — like, a ton of dogs.
What’s the most elaborate lie you’ve ever told and gotten away with?
I had a ruptured appendix and a series of complications requiring emergency surgeries from age five to nineteen. Since the story about my abdominal scars is elaborate, I keep the lie simple: shark attack. But I always cave and tell the truth.
Double Breasted jacket, Zip-Neck Polo Tee shirt, Tapered Trouser by 3.1 Phillip Lim
What’s your favorite word in any language and what does it mean?
My best friend jokes that I use the word simultaneously a lot. si·mul·ta·ne·ous·ly /ˌsīməlˈtānēəslē/ adverb at the same time.
Write down the recipe for your favorite meal.
It’s what I ridiculously refer to as my yogurt treat: 0% fat Fage yogurt, crunchy natural peanut butter, sliced banana, honey, and a scoop of chocolate protein if I’m feeling wild.
What fictional character do you most identify with?
Peter Pan. I have a tattoo on my rib cage that says “to die will be an awfully big adventure,” and I often dream about flying.
Describe yourself in three famous paintings.
My sister did a rendering of “Guernica” in art school that hung in our house so it reminds me of home. “Marilyn Diptych” feels like fabricated fame and the struggle for individuality — plus, Andy and I share a name. To me, “Golconda” is both beautiful and sad because the men appear to be falling or flying or trapped somewhere between. I don’t think I’m a dark person..
What sound or noise do you love?
The sound of The Sounds. They’re a new wave band from Sweden and my favorite since I was sixteen or so — lots of synth.
Empty out your pockets or purse. What are the contents?
Burt’s Bees Beeswax Lip Balm.
Where would you most like to live?
There’s too many places I’ve never been to be able to say! Paris, London… but growing up I was confident I’d come to New York, and I think I’ll always have a base here.
What is your present state of mind?
I’m about to make my yogurt treat which I plan to enjoy while simultaneously watching an episode of The Great British Baking Show. So I’d say pretty ecstatic.
Andy Nordin | Team Credits:
Photography : Anthony Batista
Fashion Editor : Christian Stroble
Groomer : Eloise Cheung
Assistant Stylist : Thomas Kivell