An inside look into New York PR world with Nicola Amos

An inside look into New York PR world with Nicola Amos

Can you introduce yourself and talk a little bit about what you do?

Sure. My name is Nicola Amos. I am currently the associate director at M18 PR, which is a hospitality and real estate PR firm. We also have a couple of design clients too, but hospitality and real estate is our main specialty. I work on the hospitality side. My job is to manage my team on the accounts that I specifically work on, which include the NoMad in New York, citizenM, the Line Hotel in Los Angeles, et cetera.

London Based Fashion Photographer Amy Barton on Beauty and Brand Shoots

London Based Fashion Photographer Amy Barton on Beauty and Brand Shoots

Can you introduce yourself and what you do?

My name is Amy Barton, I am a freelance fashion, beauty and portrait Photographer. I was always fascinated by old photographs, I spent hours looking at old family albums. Throughout school I was passionate about Art and Design, I loved to sketch and this developed into drawing from photographs I had taken.

Luxury designer resale with Fanny Moizant, Founder of Vestiaire Collective

Luxury designer resale with Fanny Moizant, Founder of Vestiaire Collective

Fanny Moizant is a co-founder of Vestiaire Collective, a luxury resale store launched in 2009 that set out to fill a much needed gap in the online market. The result was a hyper-curated platform for designer pieces that had either never been worn or were gently worn and kept in premium condition. We talked to Fanny about the company's growth, sustainability, and her own perfectly organized wardrobe.

How to build a lifestyle brand with Parachute Founder & CEO Ariel Kaye

How to build a lifestyle brand with Parachute Founder & CEO Ariel Kaye

A Rverie conversation with Ariel Kaye, Founder and CEO of bedding and lifestyle brand Parachute. Ariel moved from New York to Los Angeles to birth the business, quickly becoming a member of start-up accelerator, Launchpad LA, to springboard the process. I sat down with her in the Parachute office, a converted beach house on a quaint Venice walk street steps from the sand, to talk about how she built the fast-growing company, from finding investors to how she architected the brand story. 

Vipp CEO Kasper Egelund on Danish design and the company's new Shelter

Vipp CEO Kasper Egelund on Danish design and the company's new Shelter

Vipp, the Danish company best known for its strong design aesthetic and products including the infamous (and much coveted) metal pedal bin has recently evolved its product offering in the form of its first significant architectural project, the Vipp shelter, a 55m2 fully functioning prefabricated 'home', designed to fit any type of landscape or natural environment.

It's a highly developed product from a company that was originally started in the 1930s out of rather humble beginnings: a little luck and sheer practical necessity.

Philanthropy at the core: An interview with entrepreneur and investor Jeff Lund

Jeff is a philanthropist, entrepreneur and investor focused on changing the world for the better. Jeff is one of our favorite people, has a wealth of business experience in everything from Cirque du Soleil and technology, to entertainment and insanely popular Shuffleboard Clubs. We chatted with Jeff about this experience and his main values, including his belief that philanthropy should be at the core of how construct your life. We are also excited to welcome Jeff to our panel of contributors focusing on the philanthropic space. 

Making sleepwear cool with Anna Williamson and Ella Ringner of British brand Yolke

Making sleepwear cool with Anna Williamson and Ella Ringner of British brand Yolke

I’ve always been a fan of pajamas. Slipping into them is often the first thing I do when I get home from a day at work. I think there’s something a little decadent about throwing on classic loungewear - outside of the yoga pant variety - and treating it as a perfectly acceptable version of evening wear. However, I’ve never been able to quite decide what level of déshabillé is acceptable in social situations. Scantily-clad underwear as outerwear never really sparked my interest, plus, I have to deal with the fact that I'm cold all of the time, irrespective of climate, so from a wholly practical standpoint, that was never going to work. But pajama styles - to qualify, silk pajamas styles - is an an altogether different matter, especially when they’re reminiscent of classic 1970s Yves Saint Laurent silhouettes. 

The term ‘pajama’ is derived from the Persian pāyjāmeh meaning 'leg-garment’, and was popularized by returning British colonials in the 1800s. They’ve since become a mainstay in Western wardrobes, with designers from Chanel and Halston, to American Sportswear designer Claire McCardell, releasing their own variants through the years. There’s a certain languid polish about this type of loungewear and I’ve been hopeful for their transition to a daywear of sorts for a while now. 

An interview with Aspen-based photographer Kate Holstein

An interview with Aspen-based photographer Kate Holstein

Kate Holstein is a photographer based in Aspen, CO. In addition to living in Chamonix, New York City and New Zealand, she studied photography at Parson's School of Design and has travelled all over the world taking pictures. We discovered her amazing work on Instagram and were instantly drawn to the sheer beauty she managed to capture in her panoramas and asked if she'd be interested in answering a few questions about her profession and passion.

Tracksmith: The cool kids of athletic wear channeling Ivy League style

Tracksmith: The cool kids of athletic wear channeling Ivy League style

A Rverie Conversation with Matt Taylor, CEO and Co-Founder of Tracksmith, a premium performance running brand inspired by the Ivy League aesthetic and style.

It seems like Tracksmith is uncovering a rich, deep running culture, that of retro films and Ivy League competition. Why did you decide to go in this aesthetic direction?

Tracksmith is deeply rooted in New England running culture, and our aesthetic reflects just that; it’s inspired by the landmark races and the elite amateur ideals upheld by the college and club teams in the area.

Eden Sassoon's journey to continue her father's legacy

Eden Sassoon's journey to continue her father's legacy

It’s Tuesday morning on a typically sunny Los Angeles day. The Sunset Strip is bustling. Covering the length of Sunset Boulevard’s journey through West Hollywood before crossing into Beverly Hills; the Strip is all fast cars and fast money, dodgems and dollar bills. Entertainment billboards line the street and rise above the Hollywood horizon touting the next big thing, while the iconic Chateau Marmont hotel cuts an impressive, if surprising, silhouette in the background.

Future of tech wearables interview: Monisha Perkash, CEO of Lumo Lift

Future of tech wearables interview: Monisha Perkash, CEO of Lumo Lift

Fitness and fashion-related Wearables (clothing and accessories incorporating some form of technology) is a key area of growth in both the fashion and tech industries. In fact, Gartner, a technology research and advisory firm, forecast that shipments of health and fitness tracking wearables will reach 91.3 million by the end of 2016.* Dozens of the most prolific brands around the world from Google, Apple, Nike, FitBit, and Jawbone, to Ralph Lauren and Tory Burch are participating in the movement. And it's not just accessories that are making a splash, companies are now looking at the construction of apparel and embedding technology into the very fabric of clothes. As David Lauren, Ralph Lauren's executive vice president for advertising, marketing and corporate communications noted: “Everyone is exploring wearable tech watches and headbands and looking at cool sneakers... We skipped to what we thought was new, which is apparel. We live in our clothes.”** 

How Nicole Miller built her fashion brand in New York City

How Nicole Miller built her fashion brand in New York City

We visited Nicole’s Studio in the heart of New York’s fashion district to chat with the designer about her career rise, integrating digital marketing into her brand, and how she has seen the city change over the past years. In addition to being one of New York’s most well known fashion designers, Nicole is also a member of the CFDA’s Emeritus Board.

I’d love to hear a little bit about your story, growing up, and how you moved into the fashion industry?

My mother is from Paris, so I always had a French influence at home. I’d live for the French fashion magazines she ordered, but they would come by boat, which meant they were always two months late!

A foodie interview with Sarah Ashley Schiear of Salt House

A foodie interview with Sarah Ashley Schiear of Salt House

Food brings people together, whether it's homemade or not. But there's something different about preparing a meal at home for the people you care about. It's more intimate, of course, but it's more than that. You're the one cooking – the food you create with your hands is going into the bellies of the people you love. There's usually lots of wine involved. And the food can be really simple with the same effect. You can even pick up some fried chicken and serve your favorite homemade potato salad on paper plates if you want – and I bet you'll have a better time and create more memories than if you'd done it any other way.

 

Interior design with Rebecca Hughes

Interior design with Rebecca Hughes

My name is Rebecca Hughes and I’m an Interior Designer, specializing in high-end residential properties. I have just celebrated the first anniversary of the launch of my own studio ‘Rebecca Hughes Interiors.’ Primarily based in London, our projects to date have been located all over the UK but I love to travel and have previously worked on contracts in both Australia and the US.

What has been your career experience leading up to starting your own studio?

I started my career working in advertising for ‘atelier,’ part of the Leo Burnett Group that specializes in creating communications for fashion, beauty and world-leading luxury brands. This was an invaluable platform for me, and enabled me to learn core skills that have transferred seamlessly to the world of interiors. 

Essie's Rita Remark talks nails and beauty

Essie's Rita Remark talks nails and beauty

There are people in the world whose spirits are so genuine you can’t help but smile when you're around them. They are warm and inviting, kind and wonderful... you feel safe when you're with them, chatting in a way usually reserved for grandmothers or therapists. And every now and again, if you are lucky, you'll find yourself working alongside them. Rita Remark is one of these people and I have been fortunate enough to work with her on several occasions. 

Rita is the bright-eyed, beautiful, blonde with the bedazzling smile you see in all the behind-the-scenes photos of fashion week, although in these images she is usually half crouched over putting the finishing touches on a top model's immaculate manicure.

Fusing Food, Fashion and Publishing: Claudia Wu of Cherry Bombe Magazine

Fusing Food, Fashion and Publishing: Claudia Wu of Cherry Bombe Magazine

I first stumbled across Cherry Bombe when I was getting my (bi-weekly) fix at Baby Cakes NYC on Larchmont Boulevard in Los Angeles. Though it may be far from its original roots in New York, Baby Cakes is one of my favorite places to indulge my sweet tooth. Their dedication to all things ‘allergy free’ is amazing, and I adore them for it. Anyways...

While (im)patiently waiting in line to purchase a brownie cupcake (or perhaps it was a slice of cran-apple bread or doughnut, who can remember) I noticed a magazine propped next to the register. It was simple, beautiful and featured the Baby Cakes founder, Erin McKenna, on the cover. I was intrigued, however, too distracted by the all the wonderful gluten free temptations to give the magazine the attention it deserved.