14 NYC stories in 14 minutes. A thread of conversations beginning with a new New Yorker who is proof that people move to NYC from all over the world; a man roller skating w the bottom of a mannequin on his head in soho; Freedom Bradley Dir-City Parks Foundations on what else “NYC Parks”; Founder of cleanplates.com the online healthy version of zagats; Guy wearing airtrekkers on Park Avenue; Iesha of Street Corner Resources, anti-violence teen protest @129 & Lenox; DJ Moma on going from engineer to DJ and “escaping the rat race”; Abby & Tori on the call that sent them to Haiti; Footwear designer Yusef Sirius El on 5 and 10 year business plans; Opera singer Joanna Bergin on the day she knew opera was her calling; Stylist Jason Rembert@Rocawear pop-up store on how he got his first internship at Elle; my first Yankee game, in the parking lot I get schooled on Yankee culture by my host and former Yankee exec onYankee branding..but he has a World Series ring, I LOVE NYC; Cinematographer/producer Shawn Peters on what is Weeksville.
“Do stay classic. Do stay original. Do know your lane. Know your lane and follow it!” Jay Z’s fashion brand Rocawear set-up a temporary shop on Mulberry street to gift special friends and Jason had a line of people waiting to be styled by him. I had to ask Jason his story. Our conversation covers urban fashion, how “being exposed to VIBE” influenced his career; top swag cities in the world, the value of a stylist; the dos & dont’s and being a minority in fashion.
Jason’s current editorial work can be seen in the pages of Vogue, Giant, Prestige International, Vibe, Fashion Queen, Florida International, Uptown, V Man, Ebony, and H magazine. The joy of styling for him lies in creating a well-executed image, one that cleverly combines elements of classic style, with a fresh modern twist. He believes it’s his determination that distinguishes him, his ability to maneuver through any and all obstacles to produce his best work.
Thanks to Rocawear and Jason for adding some swag to my wardrobe, which consist mostly of Robert Graham.
Rocawear converted the Openhouse Gallery on Mulberry street into a temporary Rocawear Style Suite.