SERVING SHOULDER AT ASHFORD CASTLE IN WESTERN IRELAND

Throughout the many acres that make-up the estate of Ashford Castle in Cong, Ireland, ruins and walls covered in moss and ivy are prevalent. It’s easy to be inspired here to dress-up and share your confident side with the world. Because, when it’s boiled down, fashion is…

VIDEO: AMERICA’S FIRST OPENLY GAY IMAM IN THE ISLAM FAITH | INSPIRED CITIZEN AND IMAM DAAYIEE ABDULLAH

Imam Daayiee Abdullah is America’s first openly gay imam in the Islam faith. Born Sidney Thompson in 1954 in Detroit, Michigan – Daayiee was raised as a Christian and lived with parents who were religious but progressive in their thinking. He describes his upbringing as one where activism was promoted and dialogue encouraged, Daayiee was…

A LIFE AND DEATH FASHION MOMENT | VISITING A HILLTOP CEMETERY IN THE SEASIDE IRISH TOWN OF ENNISTIMON

The town of Ennistimon lies along a hilly road close to the Atlantic coast, just before the incredible natural attraction of the Cliffs of Moher. The town is quaint and is littered with cafes, bed and breakfast options as well as local boutiques. But, what I found most beautiful was the hilltop cemetery high above the village. I stopped to…

VIDEO: THE RINGLEADER BEHIND SOME OF AMERICA’S MOST INSPIRING PUBLIC ART | INSPIRED CITIZEN AND FARIS AL-SHATHIR

Faris Al-Shathir, the young co-founder of New York’s public art rooted non-profit “BOFFO”, has facilitated some of the most interesting collaborations between the worlds of art, fashion and architecture. His idea for BOFFO was born out of a bad economy and a desire to bring together people who could…

VIDEO: THE MAN WHO TRADED-IN BEING A CHEMICAL ENGINEER TO LIVE HIS PASSION AS A WORLD FAMOUS MOUNTAIN CLIMBER | INSPIRED CITIZEN AND IVAN VALLEJO

It’s time to take your thinking, and life, to new heights. I traveled to Quito, Ecuador to meet world famous mountaineer, Ivan Vallejo. Vallejo was incredibly inspiring as he taught me that it’s never too late to move in the direction of your dreams. Born and raised in Ecuador, Vallejo always knew he loved mountains. But, life’s pressures led him into a career that wasn’t compatible with his personality and goals. In his thirties, he found the courage to cut his family’s income by half and…

VIDEO: THE ARCHITECT OF NEW YORK’S MODERN MENSWEAR MOVEMENT | INSPIRED CITIZEN AND SIKI IM

Siki Im fell into fashion design, but it was a happy accident. The designer known in New York for his stunning and thought-provoking menswear conceptualized and constructed in the United States, is someone with barrels of talent and passion for his work. His collections are never what they appear, often referencing…

QUOTE OF THE DAY
"Truly great madness can not be achieved without significant intelligence."
Henrik Tikkanen - Finnish Writer
08.18.14

Destination: Helsinki, Finland And Finnair’s Pioneering New Developments In Aviation

The small capital of Helsinki, Finland, in Scandinavia, is a special place. A charming city to visit with a world class airline, Finnair, to get you there, it’s no wonder the destination is on the top of everyone’s “to-do” list. A favorite of the art and design crowd, as well as nature-lovers alike, Helsinki is a cosmopolitan and “green” city that will keep you entertained for days with interesting shopping, world-class restaurants, innovative design and a penchant for organic farmer’s markets. Finnair, the national airline of Finland, will get you in and out quickly, safely and in the most luxurious way possible. And, don’t forget they’ll do it with a warm smile, too. Prepare yourself to be “wowed”, because Helsinki will surprise you in ways even the most jaded traveler will find exciting.

08.21.14
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Pushing Clounds - 1

Keeping The Clouds Away In Helsinki

Sometimes, in life, the clouds can roll right in and block your vision. It happens to the best of us. But, there’s no point in letting it get under your skin. You can choose to let the clouds interrupt your stride, or push through. Positivity is a…

08.21.14

Postcards From Helsinki | Marimekko

Founded in Helsinki in 1950 by two women who were sick and tired of the long and often dank Finnish winters, Marimekko has been a cultural staple in fashion and design for over 50 years. Instantly recognizable by their bold and colorful patterns that cover everything from dresses to shower curtains, Marimekko has made…

08.20.14
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Dusty AW'14 - 1

Avant Garde In Finland | Dusty Autumn/Winter 2014

Dusty, a newer design house from Finland lead by Marjut Uotila, is making waves in the fashion world – especially in menswear. The avant garde design is Scandinavian is construction, strong, architectural and clean. But, the aesthetic is…

08.20.14
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Helsinki Food Market - 2

Postcards From Helsinki | Helsinki’s Farmers Markets

Finland is known for its incredible farmer’s markets. In the United States, these have become a trend in major cities and offer locally grown vegetables and fruit to wealthy city dwellers. But, in Helsinki, it seems it’s just a way of life. Throughout the manicured capital, you’ll spot stands selling everything from…

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