Its humble inhabitants don't just keep the pace; they set it. And, though we stand for life, love, and the pursuit of personal style, this hot list goes far beyond influencers and starlets, focusing on true pioneers who are forging new paths for the future of their pursuits. To wit, a political consultant who just happens to star on a controversial TV series, a design duo whose debut collection is already award-winning, and an athlete who KILLS it on the dance floor.
Excuse us, while we begin counting down the days. What are you doing with your life and career right now? Aside of Chairlift, I've been collaborating with a few other artists, which I can't announce just yet, doing both songwriting and contributing vocals.
And then, on my own time, I've been working on an electronic solo album since last spring, which I'm fully producing myself and hoping to release before the end of I've been performing these songs under made-up names and incognito, so that I can try things out without it being connected to anything else I'm doing, but, eventually, I'll properly unleash it when it feels ready to publicly put my name on.
A kiwi, sliced into four parts, eaten with the skin — washed, of course. And French-press coffee with half-and-half! It was completely awesome. And not make any compromises. Regardless, I will be making music and songs till I'm very, very old. I have that to look forward to. Because I might be the youngest person to get an episode of Cribs. How does that affect who you are now?
I don't have the time or money for those sports, anymore, but that love for rhythm and elegance will always be with me. Of course, I was obsessed with art and music, but didn't imagine that there was any sort of life in it for me. Even while being in seven music ensembles my senior year of high school, I still assumed that I'd end up in science. Turned out, I ended up making pop music, where there are NO right or wrong answers, nobody gets a lab coat or even business cards, and where new ideas are the currency.
If my childhood self could see me now though, I would be psyched out of my mind. Ugh, I'm such a cheese ball, but it's true.
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My professor at Parsons, Steven Faerm, taught me that. Holding back in being creative is harder to manage in the end than editing. I read a lot. I drew a lot; I taught myself how to draw by reading "X-Men" comics. I think that speaks for itself. Then I wanted to illustrate comic books, but I ended up going into journalism before fashion and hated it. Not only is she running a badass quarterly magazine, but she's also overseeing a monthly interactive platform, a daily website, a creative agency, online video and radio networks, and an e-commerce platform.
Yep, Tabanca is right at home in the city that never sleeps. And, though she says her "career doesn't leave much time for life," we think that if her career is her life then it seems like it's a pretty stylish one. Tabanca is a style star in her own right, known for her mix of bright colors, prints, and effortlessness that screams both risk taker and boss. This aesthetic and philosophy is the same zany-but-thoughtful combination that makes Bullett one of our favorite mags and Tabanca a trove of knowledge for the up-and-coming journalist on the go.
Now, can someone say "girl power"? We just published our ninth monthly tablet issue each has exclusive content. The creative agency just completed an artist video series for Lincoln Motor Company and helped produce the first official music video for the band, Cable. We also just had our issue-release party for the spring, "Future" issue. One is that managing people is an art. If you can find the right people to work with and your key players are solid then the rest falls into place.
That lesson was self-taught. If you are in an executive position, no one will care as much as you do. That was advice from my father to help me stop beating myself up. Last, but not least, Damon Dash once advised me that among his endeavors — whether it be music, videos, blogging, producing — there has been one solid business that never failed him and supported all his other projects, and that was the business of T-shirts.
That always stuck with me. I truly admire smart, fearless, self-made women. And, I would love my screen version to look like her obviously. It was a very humbling experience to stand there with such experienced editors responsible for era-defining journalism. But it should be. Because Victor Cruz is killing it in each category. At 26 years old, the Giants' wide receiver is making plays both on and off the field. His clothing line Young Whales and potential reality show prove this guy's it factor transcends ducking tackles.
Of course, there are the sports statistics like his impressive yard touchdown against the Jets and receiving-yard season , but it's his heart and drive that really make us fans. He says he just wants to "be someone that [his] teammates can count on to make the play and lead. Cruz is exactly that kind of athlete-with-a-heart-of-gold type that parents want their kids to look up to. He says if he wasn't playing pro ball he'd be "advising kids to go to college.
We're calling him our all-time MVP. I just want to take my career one year at a time. You only get a certain window to be a professional athlete, so I want to take it one game at a time. People love the brand, and by the time the season ends, it will be something much bigger. It was amazing to have the president know your name and recognize it as someone who helped out the community.
In this league, in this life, you always have to be in good health; you always need to be prepared when your name is called.
Michael Strahan taught me that. And for him to recognize me and see my potential, it really stuck with me, and I carry it around every single day.
He would be a good person to be. I wanted to give kids guidelines on how to get there and what to do, time management, etc. To have a baby come into the world, not knowing what kind of family it's being born in, to depend on you to be fed, bathed, burped, everything.
It was just a humbling experience, and it's something I will cherish till the day I die. And it's fun to drive around. Calvin Klein pink suit jacket; Calvin Klein pink suit trouser; Patrik Ervell printed short-sleeve button-down; Balenciaga white sneaker.
As the editorial director of the locally inclined, food-blog network Eater, the year-old oversees all 22 of Eater 's U. Her day-to-day ranges from all the big, business stuff to planning the future of a massive, national entity, which die-hard foodies have been saving as their homepage for years.
Oh, and that dessert inclination? Ends up, it's her long-held dream to be fully immersed into the world of ice cream. Tell us the true-life tale of the last completely awesome thing you did. From Dallas to Austin to Lockhart to Houston, we had nonstop fantastic food. Outside of work, I organize a female-food-writer-networking group, so I hope to take a more active role there by organizing more real-world meetings and activities.
And even if they do accept my terms, they do so unhappily — not a great way to start a professional relationship. Also, just be nice to people. The food industry, like most industries, is small and interconnected. I just like cakes, pies, and sundaes, and the idea of owning something that is a central or core part of a neighborhood. As the founder and mixologist of The Lip Bar, a luxury cosmetic line, Melissa has made a business out of empowering pretty ladies by way of punchy, look-at-me colors, despite only being one year into production.
Made from ultramoisturizing, all-natural formulas — none of that questionable, junky stuff here! A lot of companies have fussy goals, but what it really boils down to is the fact that I create these colors; I created the formula, and I actually manufacture the lipstick. I completely get inspiration from anywhere, and everywhere, and decide to make it into a cocktail filled with avocado oil, shea butter, and vitamins A, E, C and F!
And yes, my lippies are called cocktails. All of our shades are named after cocktails to create synergy between being a confident woman, having fun, and believing in the best of both worlds. I wanted women to be proud of being women!
To explore new shades, to step out of the traditional makeup box, and to ultimately be bold enough to be who they were created to be!
Last week, I took a class at the YMCA coined Total Body Fitness, thinking it was going to be one of those hard-core, get-you-ripped-with-heavy-weights classes. Turns out, it was a dance class that had a minute Hula-Hoop warm-up.
Luckily for me, my roommate and I have Hula-Hoops at home, and I was prepared for this. That happened, and I won! My goal is to create a platform for women to enhance their beauty through whatever medium it is that they may be comfortable.