Calvin Klein: A House Full of Popcorn

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Have you ever felt that feeling when you absolutely know you’ll never repeat an experience ever again? I can almost bet my life that I’ll never be surrounded again by three semi-trailers worth of popcorn. If you think I’m wrong and can think of another instance when I will be, please hit me up; we need to chat.

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For the 2018 fall/winter season I joined the Bureau Betak team as a freelance production assistant that saw me enter a post-apocalyptic world on 70’s Americana also known as Calvin Klein by Raf Simons. I’ve worked well over 100 shows throughout the years but this one was definitely in a league of its own. I still have popcorn kernels stuck in my shoes. While the work was all the same as in any other production, the vibe was definitely surreal and I credit that to Raf’s vision. It’s often said that a great organization is run by a great head and you can definitely see that he’s creatively running CK, reinvigorating it with the dose of B-12 we didn’t know the brand needed. Western wear was modern and sleek and Mumford and Son’s sound of silence was uplifting; for not making any sense everything perfectly gelled and made sense.

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If you want to see something you’ve never seen, I definitely encourage you to check out the clip below and see how fun a red barn can be.

Video courtesy of FF Channel.

PS – This all happened inside of the New York Stock Exchange. Makes perfect sense, doesn’t it?

All photos are property of The Running Publicist.

Running to Pitti Uomo

IMG_3052Season 93 welcomed me with open arms as I represented a client’s collaboration with a guest designer. Capturing content; a social takeover and staffing meetings with media; my heart was more than content. Menswear was just an added bonus to the experience.

 

 

Below are a few photo highlights from the experience.

 

 

Want a cherry on top? Working close to Michele Montagne on what will be a show to remember. The dual showing of Undercover and The Soloist was fun and preppy followed by a space odyssey adventure climaxed with an emotionally draining manifesto of black and rebellion that culminated on an angelic note. Who knew fashion could be such a roller coaster ride? Don’t mind me, I’m in line for another go.

 

 

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Video courtesy of Male Model Corp 3.

Photo: Hemingway Walls

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One of my favorite things about Miami is how in tune the city and culture are with the arts. Whether it be the song and dance Rene greets each morning as he plays his congo drum on South Beach, or it be the soulful and colorful foods that aromatize the air; Miami is full of flavor and appreciation for the diverse blend of sights and sounds that have given this city a unique art scene of its own. As I walk through Wynwood I feel like I’m walking through a Hemingway poem. The murals are more than murals; they’re voices of an artist and a city that celebrates artistic expression. I feel liberation, inspiration and a sense of good confusion, if there could ever be such a thing. I can see why Ernest loved Florida; I do as well. It only makes sense for these sights to be accompanied by some words of wisdom from e.h. himself.

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There is freedom awaiting for you,

On the breezes of the sky,

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And if you ask “What if I fall?”

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Oh but my darling,

What if you fly?

-e.h.

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Photos: The Running Publicist.

Wearing: Zara olive trousers, belt and elbow-patch shirt, H&M, sleeveless tee, Bulova watch, Ray-Ban polarized sunnies, Aldo trainers and Emporio Armani black perforated leather backpack.

Location: Wynwood Walls – Miami, Fla.

Photo: NYFW Sept. 2017

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NYFW S/S ’18 may now be in the past but its memories and friendships are always alive and present. Lots of new trends, a little street style, a meet and greet with W’s Editor In Chief Giovanna Battaglia and many skipped heart beats; here’s a photo story of my take on this season.

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All photos property of The Running Publicist.

Bienvenidos a Miami!

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There’s no doubt that Miami is full of flavor, including a latin seasoning as the city is the heart/window to Latin America. Throughout my entire time in the area, for every one word I was speaking in English, I was speaking 19 more in Spanish. Miami me dio uno gran bienvenida (Miami gave me a warm welcome); one like no other city has before.

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The streets and people are full of fashion and passion, and its design scene certainly doesn’t stay far behind. I didn’t have to look too far to be intrigued by interior aesthetics. What my hotel delivered in hospitality, it also catered to me in a sensory experience.

Photos: The Running Publicist.

Wearing: Zara floral short-sleeve shirt and navy pants, H&M, sleeveless tee and belt, Bulova watch, Ray-Ban polarized sunnies and Lacoste trainers.

Location: Miami Beach, Florida.

Hotel: Room Mate Lord Balfour.

Bumble & Bumble Hair

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You have five minutes to get ready; three to get dressed and two, less if possible, to do your hair. If you have medium to long-hair you know that two minutes for hair is inconceivable. A pony-tail or man bun simply are not options so what do you do? Easy; grab a round brush and some Bumble & Bumble and you’ll very quickly have hair that looks like it took all morning. Happy styling!

Step 1: Run your fingers through your hair to see if you have any knots or to gauge if your hair is dry enough to introduce product. If damp, simply give it a few more minutes to air dry or quickly run a blow-dryer through to dry up in lingering wet patches.

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Step 2: Once dry, take a round brush and comb it through from front to back. A comb will do the trick but nightly slightly flatten it’s effect compared to a round brush. Personally I find this to work better.

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Step 3: Your hair may be falling forward after every stroke; this happens to me as my hair is very thick and heavy. The brushing is more of a guide to provide direction. Once you feel like you’ve combed it to where you have an idea of where it was lie, reach for a pinch of Bumble & Bumble’s Sumotec and similar to the way you were combing with the brush, comb your hair now with your fingers and the product will immediately keep the hair in place. Some strands may want to fall out of place, just keep combing them back with product on your fingers and eventually they will stick. I swear by B&B because it gives you a very natural product-less look but it holds your hair in structure. I have yet to find a better product.

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Step 4: Voila!

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And this only took two-minutes…

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Photos: The Running Publicist.

Wearing: H&M premium cotton shirt and Aldo bracelet.

Hair: Bumble & Bumble Sumotec.

A February Summer Day

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Summer arrived early this year, or at least the first summer-like weekend. After weeks of below freezing temperatures and 20 plus inches of snow, how else do you celebrate the miraculous surprise that is a 70-degree day in February? You go out for a stroll, of course! Restaurant, movies, shopping; all are nice but I can do that again next weekend when the temperature drops back down; this weekend the only item on my agenda is to soak up fresh air and let the sun kiss my skin. Goodbye jackets, at least for today, and hello summer style!

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Photos: The Running Publicist.

Wearing: Zara scarf and belt, H&M denim, vest, shirt and wallet chain, custom felt hat, custom amethyst ring, custom turquoise ring and Aldo bracelets .

Location: North Point Park, Boston, Mass.