AT&T Presents: My Journey / Allyson Felix.
Bethany Hamilton defying the odds. From losing her right arm to a shark while surfing at the age of 13 to being back out in the water a month later. Bethany’s story is truly inspiring and empowering. Check out this latest interview with Behind The Brand.
The Anna Wintour of Tumblr?
That’s what Style Caster is calling Willie Greene, the Founder and Editor-in-Chief of Tumblr’s top fashion blog We The Urban. He lived in DC for about 10 years before moving to North Carolina to start his business. Willie has done some pretty cool things in his life so far; from meeting Nicki Minaj to landing Zombie Boy Rick Genest on the cover of his 4th issue. Few months ago he sat down with Style Caster a fashion platform that brings together fashion content, community and shopping. Their interview went a little like this.
What’s a typical day like for you?
A typical day for me starts a 6:30 AM hitting the snooze button three or four times (I reallydespisemornings). After I muster up the strength to get out of bed, I get dressed and head to school. During the week, I’m literally on my laptop all afternoon until 12 AM posting, answering emails, making calls and working on new WeTheUrban endeavors. Creative people never stop creating!
What is it like being a fashion editor in North Carolina?
The fashion in Raleigh, NC obviously isn’t really up to par, but I’m constantly getting invited to launches, sample sales, showrooms and the like in New York. I’m planning to move there in the fall of 2012 though, so I only have to withstand this torture for a few more months!
Can you tell us what is in the works for Issue #5?
I can’t really reveal too much, but this next issue’s cover is defintely going to be completely different from anything WeTheUrban Magazine has curated. Oh, and it’s been confirmed that Solange Knowles will be gracing the cover this time around.
If you could own one item of clothing or accessory what would it be and why?
Anything andeverything Maison Martin Margiela because almost everything MMM for men is perfect. Same with Carlos Campos.
Catch the rest of the interview on Style Caster
Inspiring: Dawn Loggins, A student who was once homeless and abandoned by her parents is now headed to Harvard University on a full scholarship.
[Excerpt from HuffPost] When facing homelessness, bullying, and being abandoned by family, many people might be tempted to give up hope. But for 18-year-old Dawn Loggins, who was just accepted into Harvard University, this was not the case.
“When I was younger, I looked around at my family and I saw the neglect, the drug abuse, the bad choices and I saw my family living from paycheck to paycheck, and I just made a decision that I was not going to end up like my parents,” Loggins told WBTV.
“When I lived with my grandma there was trash all over the house,” Loggins told WBTV. “She never really explained to me like that it was important to shower — it was important to take care of yourself, so I would go months at a time without showering. I would wear the same dress to school for months at a time.”
“If there is anybody at all who has a dream,” Loggins told WBTV, “then they can definitely make it happen. There are no excuses. It depends on you and no one else.”
Source: The Huffington Post
Lil Wayne in the Latest Mountain Dew Commercial
Alyssa Wasko has long loved fashion accessories, whether it was the purses she sold as a girl or the Chanel ballet flats she likes to wear with slim cuffed jeans. At 21 she started Donni Charm in memory of her father after he passed away from tragic accident. “I was a full-time student when I started this and was able to balance,” she says, “so as long as I stay inspired, I feel I can take it to whatever level I need to.” Part of that inspiration continues to come from people who thank her for what she’s doing.
‘Letters to Haiti’ a documentary film directed by James Conran. The film was shot during a trip to Haiti with his wife, the lovely Coco Rocha and her good friend, Victoria Secret model Behati Prinsloo. The trip was in support of the couples philanthropic brainchild “Letter’s to Haiti”, a non profit program which was brought to life by James and Coco. The program set’s up pen-pals for children in Haiti who tend to be neglected not just physically, but emotionally as well. The film is so inspiring, it brought tears to my eyes.
Coco Rocha’s Helping Hand for Haiti
Coco Rocha slinks down the catwalk like it’s nobody’s business, but she also knows how to walk it like she talks it. A social entrepreneur in training heels, the Canadian-born Coco is involved with several charities, including LakayPAM, a non-for-profit organization that provides more than 500 orphans in Haiti with shelter, food, medical care and education.
Natalie Warne share her inspiring story at a TEDxTeen event to remind us that no one is too young to change the world.
Video: Big Sean Interview With Peter Bailey
Peter Bailey joins Big Sean on his Finally Famous Tour in North Carolina & Virginia where the Detroit emcee dishes on Kanye West, Nicki Minaj, his upcoming fashion line and maintaining love and fame.