Why Is Dorian Taking Over The Channel?

As you know by now, outside of being my husband, Dorian is my business partner, and now a fixture on our site and channel. We get a lot of questions about Dorian’s involvement in all of our content, so, while we swear he’s not “taking over the channel”, in this episode of 2 Minute Tuesday, we wanted to answer this question and give you some more insight!

 

He’s Around All The Time

Dorian’s a fixture in our business life and helps with a lot of aspects, so it seemed natural to include him as our business grew and evolved. Obviously we’re partners in life, so having him around is all the more wonderful as we get busier and busier in our professional lives.

He’s Knowledgeable On All Things

Because we collaborate so often and have been working together for awhile, Dorian has a ton of knowledge and smart opinions on all things style and accessories that I really value. He also is very passionate and knowledgeable about all things EDC, tech, and lifestyle, so we thought it would be a shame not to share with our readers and viewers of all the insight he brings to the table. Plus, as a regular guy just like you, he brings thoughtful opinions to the table, even when he disagrees, and we feel it’s important to bring this point of view to you as well.

It Helps Us Be More Efficient

It’s more of a technical production thing, but having him participate and assist in the filming of videos really is a huge help and time saver.  With our wallet update video, for example, having him involved made the process much more efficient and productive.

New House Update & Tour

Since we’re finally done remodeling and have moved in, we thought we’d give you guys an update and a tour of our new home!

Extra special thanks to our friends at Bevel for helping make this video happen. Dorian’s been testing the Bevel shave kit and absolutely loves it. Follow the link below to learn more and for your chance to win a free kit from Bevel!

Check out Bevel!

Our Story: How We Met

Many of you have asked more about “our story” so we’re happy to start sharing.  Here’s more about how we met!

BTS of Styling Kian Lawley for “Before I Fall” Premiere

This video is extra special because I never really get the chance to actually show the work involved with styling someone for an event. But I’m thankful that Kian Lawley (from KianandJC) was cool enough to let me film the whole celebrity menswear styling process for a red carpet appearance.

 

My Refinery29 “30 Under 30 List” Shoot: The Menswear Stylist

I’m honored to be included in Refinery 29’s 30 Under 30 List as “The Menswear Stylist” to watch. The list includes some of the most influential and inspiring individuals who are killing it in their respective industries…and as you might have guessed, we’re all under the age of 30.

You can see the full interview at the link below but thought it would be fun to share a couple of the interview questions that didn’t make the cut:

Q: Which celebrity would play you in the movie version of your life? Why?

A: Sandra Bullock – 1. She’s hilarious. 2. Have you seen what she looks like? She’d make me way hotter and funnier than I really am!

Q: When you were a kid, what did you think you were going to be doing at this age? Explain.

A: I seriously thought I’d be an astronaut at this point in my life. But clearly that didn’t pan out…Nor did being a weather woman, rocket scientist, zoologist, and Olympic gymnast.

 

 

See the full interview and pictures here:

Refinery 29 30 Under 30 List 

My GQ Photoshoot: Comedy Central’s Key & Peele

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Check out my latest shoot for GQ ’s February issue. Styled Comedy Central’s famous sketch duo, Key and Peele AKA Obama and Luther (his angry id).

During the shoot, I decided to join in and become Obama’s angry ninja 🙂

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You can imagine the shoot was filled with laughter and funny jokes. These guys were awesome! My team and I couldn’t stop laughing throughout the shoot.

And loved working with photographer Dan Winters again! The last shoot we worked on was the Mars Rover/NASA team for GQ’s Men Of The Year issue.

Check out the spread in this month’s GQ featuring Beyonce on the cover.

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GQ Photoshoot: The Cast of Parks and Recreation

I was home at my loft, waking up to a cup of my favorite Vietnamese coffee when I got an email from my agent that said I’ve been booked for a GQ shoot…taking place in less than 24 hours!

Prepping for this shoot was INSANE! A crazy 24 hour adventure styling 10 people, but not just anyone…It’s the entire cast of “Parks and Recreation:” Amy PoehlerAziz AnsariRob LoweRashida JonesAdam ScottAubrey PlazaChris PrattNick OffermanJim O’heir, and Retta. And this is for the GQ Men Of The Year issue.

To put this in context, a normal shoot styling 1 person usually takes 3 days to prepare.

This time, we only had 24 hours to get together as many looks as possible for each of the 10 people. For me personally, that means at least 5 options for each person…so we’re needing 50 looks now…multiplied by pants, shirts, jackets, skirts, dresses, shoes, belts, etc…hundreds of pieces I will need by 6am! THE NEXT MORNING!!!!

Luckily, I have great contacts here in LA and with a team of 4 assistants helping me pull, we were able to make it happen!

Here are some behind the scenes pics on set. We shot at the old CBS studio, home of where “Parks and Recreation” is filmed; and the concept of the shoot was classic 70’s Hollywood Squares. After my team set up all the clothes, we were astonished to realize we filled up 8 rolling racks and 3 accessories tables filled with shoes, ties, belts, pocket squares, tie bars, and jewelry.

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Some of my fav looks:
I chose a sexy yet conservative Dolce & Gabbana lace top for Amy Poehler which she looked so chic in; and for me, I couldn’t imagine Aziz Ansari in anything less than this John Varvatos 3-piece suit. He has a very debonair quality, don’t you think?

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We had such an amazing time on set! Chris Pratt and Nick Offerman were so funny and great to work with! Jokes were flying left and right. Amy Poehler was awesome, Aziz Ansari is just so cool and smooth. I also got to teach my favorite tie knot, a half windsor, to Mr. Adam Scott.

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I just want to thank Danielle Levitt who did a fantastic job photographing the cast, and I’m SO glad everyone at GQ loved the spread. They’re truly an amazing team to work with!

Don’t forget to check out the show, Thursdays at 9:30pm PST on NBC.

Check out the spread in this month’s GQ featuring Rihanna, Channing Tatum, and Ben Affleck on the cover.

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