WEBBY WINNER!

Congratulations to the New Deep South crewespecially co-creators Rosie Haber and Lauren Cioffion this Webby Award! So thrilled to have been part of the team.

Hell yes.

This is making me SWOON right now. 
 

It's in reference to the debut episode of New Deep South for The Front. Please watch!

Here's our debut episode of ‪‎New Deep South‬! ‪Instababy‬ is a story of two people trying to create a family, improvising with the best resource at their disposal: Instagram. In time for National ‪#‎Adoption‬ Month and the Mississippi Same-Sex Adoption Ban hearing this November 6.

OFF HOLLYWOOD LIVES!

For several months I've been working behind the scenes, helping build and launch a new media platform called The Front. One of our big projects is Off Hollywood, a documentary series that digs into the deep personal history of influential and under-recognized filmmakers, giving insight into the multi-faceted allure of showbiz. (Director: Jennifer Juniper Stratford, Producer: me!)  The first episode, with Jem creator Christy Marx, is now up--just in time to appease the angry villagers who are freaking out over her exclusion in the Jem & the Holograms movie (which premieres today). 

The Front presents Off Hollywood. In the premiere episode of Off Hollywood, we meet Christy Marx, writer and creator of Jem and The Holograms, a new-wave cartoon featuring an iconic head of pink hair and a braininess that transcends glamour 'n' glitter, fashion 'n' fame.

My Cover Story for Inventory on Visvim Founder Hiroki Nakamura

Cheers to the print purists keeping certain stories locked in the tangible experience... though I do wish I were able to share this feature online! I had the cover story of culture and philosophical fashion magazine Inventory (issue #11).

Here's a quick summary/commentary from the essential architecture resource house and design firm A:LOG:

Along with a fresh new layout, INVENTORY covers one of the most iconic Japanese fashion designer, Hiroki Nakamura, in issue 11. The 19-page feature is composed of incredible photographs by Mark Borthwick and Keisuke Fukamizau, complemented with a pensive article by Liz Armstrong as she joined Nakamura and his wife, Kelsi, on Visvim’s Fall-Winter ’14 photo shoot in Canyon Country.

Opting for a genuine and timeless product lineVisvim is something of an anomaly in today's trend chasing culture. Nakamura prefers to let the material or artifice speak to his sensibility, giving traditional garment techniques a modern interpretation. Liz Armstrong summed up her interaction with Nakamura nicely, "A mantra has emerged: Daijoubu. Thats Japanese for 'it's okay' -- all good, no worries, its chill... Daijoubu, its not carelessness, it's acceptance. Everything is perfect, exactly as it should be. We're beyond Zen in the Visvim universe." His fluid process should not to be mistaken for lethargy; it is his incredible instinct and obsessiveness with materials that makes Visvim a special gem. 

 

 

-INVENTORY / Issue 11 

-NY Launch Event

 

 

Storytelling vs. Truth

storytelling

When a pair of jeans you might want to buy has so much narrative spun around them that by making the purchase you’re scared you might be entering a multi-level marketing scheme or cult, we’ve ALL got a problem. Yet this is what’s going on in fashion branding—and, in a larger sense, anyone creating any type of product—everywhere now. There’s just too much information, too much storytelling, too much myth… and not enough truth.

Yet we know that having a good story is the key to success, so where do we go from here?

I address this and more in my talk “On Getting Gotten: How the Truth Makes You Interesting,” which I’m presenting as part of the Stitch Factory/revitalize Downtown Las Vegas project series on Wednesday, November 19.

Other speakers include

Laurie Libman-Wilson, Founder/Owner, Studio Penny Lane
Talk Title: Inspiring Gratitude One Penny At A Time

Deanna Kangas, President, Strategic Growth Consulting
Talk Title: What Three Key Strategies Do You Need To Turn A Business Around To Get A Happy Ending

Ian Ginsberg, President, C.O. Bigelow Apothecaries
Talk Title: Branding... Since 1838 

All it takes is an RSVP here and you’re in.