Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close

I didn’t mean to, it wasn’t on purpose but I could feel the tears constantly running down my face last night at the movie theater. The majority of the audience was over 40, but there I sat with my boyfriend, top row dead center, like I always do, crying. I don’t know if it was just one thing but the combination of the incredible actors, the brilliantly written story, and the way it was filmed- well it just triggered something inside me. 
We all are searching for something or someone at all times of our lives. It is actually kind of funny if you think about it. We search for our keys, a destination, a person, the love of our lives, we are always finding ways to complete ourselves, or make sense of life- sometimes forgetting that life is just a series of journeys and searches.

I recently got to spend an afternoon at the lake with Jorge, and we sat on the rocks watching absolutely nothing, that was nice.

Jorge and I get to do a lot of things together, and it is nice- It’s nicer when you have your boss telling you that you have to balance out your personal life with work…

But what happens when you are incredibly close to greatness?

 What happens when you are so close to achieving greatness, and fulfilling your dreams? Everything I have worked so hard for, everything that we have been waiting for is finally coming together and capturing the greatest moment of your life? For the first time ever, I feel like my life is fully together. It feels like this is the moment I have been waiting for. The moment that will define me as an individual, as a man and as a name in fashion.

I have great friends:

Work that inspires me daily:

A man that loves me:

I get to work with a woman who is greater than more talented than she will ever give herself credit for:

I just feel like the world is right.

To Create Something Beautiful…

“Creativity: The ability to create something from nothing. Passion: The desire for creativity. Greatness: The journey that evolves from creativity. I just want to make a difference. I really do.” 
SOCIAL CULTURE: defining SOCIAL CULTURE is so difficult sometimes, because it was created from nothing, how does someone define the world? Or the universe? How do we define Coco Chanel, Christian Dior, Stravinsky, or Balanchine? We simply can’t. We take their entire work over a lifetime and try to compress it into something as simple as a biography or a time line of achievements. Simply that isn’t good enough.

Yesterday marked the two year anniversary of me meeting photographer Alexandra Rose, and on that day two years ago she photographed my spring collection in which got me a great job in Los Angeles. For this I owe her that, if not more as she and I are now a powerful duo and have bonded a lifetime friendship.

As fate would have it the following APRIL of 2010 we started SOCIAL CULTURE in my little bedroom that I rented from a very good friend.
Our very first photo shoot for the magazine we captured lovely images with Rebecca and Tara and this image became the start of the magazine.
Then in May we launched our first print issue….
And now here we are two years later with thousands upon thousands of pictures taken and have collaborated with amazingly talented individuals across in the Inland Empire, Los Angeles and Palm Springs and now are expanding to become more than just a magazine, but a lifestyle and network of talented individuals.

I can’t tell you exactly what SOCIAL CULTURE is but I know what I want it to be:
I want SOCIAL CULTURE to become a name that stands for everyone. I want to be able to publish and make known artists, and network people together to create amazing collaborative works. I feel like society in general has become about the individual and human connections are becoming lost in the age of technology. I want SOCIAL CULTURE to capture a generation of artists that will feed the arts, fashion and entertainment industry. I want to discover the most talented individuals and find them places and ways to make a name for themselves. SOCIAL CULTURE isn’t just about me, it is about people… It truly is going to become a SOCIAL CULTURE, from dating and lifestyle, to home and garden, to fashion and beauty, to nightlife and social climbers. This is what SOCIAL CULTURE is evolving into, and it has taken us two years to get here, but two years that has been filled with extraordinary people, places and things.
I have big plans for this year… And I will do anything to make it happen.