KEEPING IT CRAZY, SEXY COOL IN SEOUL WITH KYE SPRING/SUMMER 2014

What’s a good way to get snapped outside of fashion week in Seoul, Korea when there are so many people with great fashion sense and killer outfits? Wear a crazy men’s romper/skort combo from KYE’s SS2014 collection. But, in reality, I love this ensemble. It’s…

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…

IT’S ALWAYS THE RIGHT TIME IN PARIS FOR THE EIFFEL TOWER AND COMME DES GARÇONS

I know, I know. You can’t get any more cliche than going to Paris and taking pictures around the Eiffel Tower. But, when it’s so magical, and when you’re in the area, how can you not? I wandered around near the River Seine and Le Palais Tokyo to admire the tower which was erected in 1889. As I stared at it, I thought over the fact that it is one of…

A FASHION FILM: MEETING FATHER WINTER

Meeting Father Winter is never easy. It can be desolate, cold and seemingly never-ending. But, at the same time, through all of that, you can see life and beauty peeking through. Running water, sparkling snow, diamond-like ice – signs of what lies beneath. Sometimes all it takes is…

VIDEO: THE GROUNDBREAKING FASHION ACTIVIST BEHIND GAGA, BEYONCE AND MADONNA | INSPIRED CITIZEN AND B. AKERLUND

B. Akerlund is a costume designer, stylist and fashion activist like none other. She’s brave, bold and has a mission to do things her way – which includes inspiring a younger generation to stay true to who they are. From the age of 16, she’s pounded the pavement to make a name for herself in fashion and styling. Today, her client list includes the likes of…

VIDEO: SOUTH AFRICA’S MEDIA MAVEN | INSPIRED CITIZEN AND KHANYI DHLOMO

As one of South Africa’s most recognizable names in media, Khanyi Dhlomo embodies the idea of seeing life as an opportunity to live at your highest potential. From the age of 20, she has worked and pushed herself into the roles of newscaster, magazine editor, Harvard graduate, media mogul and fashion empress. Her belief in herself and attention to detail has earned her…

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…

QUOTE OF THE DAY
"The visionary starts with a clean sheet of paper, and re-imagines the world. "
Malcolm Gladwell
04.22.14

Destination: The New York Foodie

There’s no better destination for food in the United States than New York City. The sheer number of restaurants catering to varying food styles and fusions is mind boggling. There are even food tours that land in New York from all parts of the globe. This is a week for those of you who love food. Indulge in your inner foodie and see what I recommend as the “best of the best” in dining right now. Also, see a round-up under Spark A Fire that will introduce you to the very best chocolate from around the globe…dessert is served. And, peruse my suggestions of what to wear, this season, as the weather finally breaks and the temperatures rise. We hope to satisfy your appetite for the best in fashion and food that The Big Apple has to offer.

04.23.14
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Jean-George’s Culinary Glass House On Perry Street

Perry Street sits in an all-glass Richard Meier residential building near the hudson River in manhattan. It’s sat in the same location since its inception almost a decade ago. But, this restaurant has turned into a classic for not only its incredible food, but for its…

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