What:A Stylist for Donna Karan
The "fabulous" Chery Jordan has been in the fashion industry for many years. When she was a teen she was a model, and did many other various jobs in the industry, so therefore she has been through the ropes. I asked Chery about where her love for fashion came from and she said her mother. When she was little she would go to church every sunday and for each time she went her Mom would design, and sew her a new outfit so she never wore something twice. Chery's Mom was such an inspiration to her, and some of the things she taught her was to create her own identity regaurding style. Chery created her own "signature look," very classic but glamorous entailing a black skirt, long black shirt, tights, a fabulous pair of shoes, and large bold "make a statement" jewlery. Chery always wears a red lip, and a cat eye. All in all Chery said "it's all about doing your own thing, and creating your own distinctive style. Yet creating it is so wonderful because it makes you unique, and stand out from everyone else." As a Stylist for Donna Karan, Chery works with many important people in the industry including Blake Lively, Muhammad Ali's daughter, and the famous model Jessica Stam to name a few. For this summer Chery said that bubble bottom, poofy skirts are "in." I also asked Chery what advice she has for teens waiting to go into the fashion industry and she said that it's all about developing your own unique look from head-to-toe, but not going to far from the basics or else it will fail.
What:Owner of Dirtee Hollywood
David Long the owner of Dirtee Hollywood created his line with the idea in mind to make fashion "fun and glamorous." Dirtee Hollywood started with its roots in the South, New York, and Hollywood CA, and now have expanded and are now going global selling in Germany, United Kingdom, Japan, Taiwan, Russia, Austria, Greece, Spain, Italy, Norway, and Canada. David brought on the extremely talented Molly Crabapple who David describes as "the new Andy Warhol." Dirtee Hollywood clothing is bound to be the next "IT" thing! The line has been spotted on David Beckham, Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie, Justin Timberlake, J-Z, and many more..
Who:DJ Dan C.E
What:Owner of Make it Happen Entertainment
DJ Dan C.E described his passion for music since birth. He was inspired by the birth of Hip-Hop and the DJs from the area where he grew up who used to bring their sets out and rock the block. As he became a DJ, he was inspired by some of his best era's DJs and keepers of music, including: Grandmaster Flash, Bambaataa, Red Alert, Jellybean Benitez, Larry Levan, Tony Humphries and Timmy Regisford. As a DJ he was further inspired by his peers to "keep the music alive." DJs such as Sease One, Kid Capri, Brucie B., Spinna and Jazzy Jeff are all his inspirations because they continually reminding me that it's all about the music first. Dan currently has a standing residency at SIP Lounge and at The Skinny, both venues are in NYC. He said the best advice he can give for teens who want to persue DJing is, that "if you have a passion for anything, not just DJing, then pursue it, If that is the thing that will make you happy. Understand that you will make mistakes, but that's ok, because that's how you learn. Failure only occurs if you stop pursuing your passion. Be true to yourself and respect the lives of others round out a great formula for success!"
Molly Crabapple Molly Crabapple is an award-winning artist, author, and the founder of Dr. Sketchy’s Anti-Art School Molly’s has drawn for the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Marvel Comics and DC Comics, and has illustrated over a dozen books. With her phenomal talent, she has also drawn giant theatrical backdrops, parade installations, burlesque posters, and has had gallery shows around the world! Molly said she learned to draw in a Parisian bookstore where her pen and ink technique came from hours spent copying Alice in Wonderland and A Tart’s Progess. Today Molly is described by The New York Times as "A Downtown Phenomenom."
One of Molly Crabapple's drawings
What:Owner of Razo Nightlife and Events
From left:Molly Crabapple,David Long,Burlesque Dancer,Amanda(sister),Me