FASHION & STYLE: Interview with actor Tobias Truvillion

Watch FASHION & STYLE with host Robert Reynolds as he interviews actor Tobias Truvillion. Many of you may know Tobias from playing the character Vincent Jones on ABC’sOne Life To Live“. Tobias talks about his career, inspirations and his role in the new movie “Brooklyn’s Finest” – Launch Date: March 2010. FASHION & STYLE is brought to you by Reynolds & Associates.

Tobias Truvillion
Tobias Truvillion

Tobias Truvillion

Tobias Truvillion and Reynolds
From Left: Robert Reynolds and Tobias Truvillion


Watch this teaser clip of FASHION & STYLE as co-host Natascha Bessez talks with actress/model Sarah Natochenny, and Reynolds talks with actor Tobias Truvillion in Soho, NYC. FASHION & STYLE is brought to you by Reynolds & Associates.

From Left: Natascha Bessez with actress/model Sarah Natochenny

From Left: Tobias Truvillion, Natascha Bessez, and Reynolds

Reynolds (left) talks with actor Tobias Truvillion (right)

FASHION & STYLE at Ion Studio

WATCH: FASHION & STYLE co-host Natascha Bessez recently got her hair touched up by hair stylist and co-owner Marco Santini of Ion Studio. In this video Natascha asks Marco about the hottest hairstyles this season and which hairdos are the most requested at the salon. Gorgeous Natascha is an actress, model, singer and former “Miss New York Teen USA”. Ion Studio is located in Soho, NYC visit their website for more details: . FASHION & STYLE is brought to you by Reynolds & Associates.

Natascha Bessez
Marco Santini and co-host Natascha Bessez

Natascha Bessez
Natascha Bessez

Interview With Greta Founder of GRETA Beverly Hills Boutique

Lately I feel as if I’m digging into the history of Beverly Hills and its world of celebrity beauty and glamour. Few weeks ago I interviewed celebrity hairdresser and image maker Allen Edwards who is famous for creating Farrah Fawcett’s haircut aka The Farrah. Allen also began his career in Beverly Hills. I also got the chance to interview Greta the founder of Beverly Hills’ longest standing boutique GRETA. Located at 141 S. Beverly Drive a very strategic location I must add, the GRETA Boutique attracted many celebrities since 1961. Think: Zsa Zsa Gabor, Barbara Sinatra, and Shirley Fonda just to name a few.

Greta founder of GRETA Boutique

In this interview Greta talks to Marta Walsh about her beginnings in fashion and her meeting with fashion designers Jill Sander and Gianni Versace. The celebrities she got to dress over the years and how she manages to honor the history and legacy of GRETA Boutique and also adapting to new times. And of course, future plans.

Marta Walsh: Of all the 48 years in business, what were some of the most memorable moments of fashion in your career?
Greta: My very first buying trip to Europe was one of my first memories in my career. On this trip I met Jill Sander and Gianni Versace. Gianni was designing for Genny Byblos at the time and I went to his runway show in Milan. The show was so breathtaking that I felt like I was walking on cloud nine for the rest of the day. This is when I knew fashion would be an inspiration on my life forever.

Model wearing an outfit by Sachin + Babi Resort 2010 availabe at GRETA Boutique.
For Resort 2010, Sachin + Babi for Ankasa is all about “shine”. This season’s woman
is ultra chic, sleek and modern. Every piece is luxe yet airy and effortless, and cut in
silhouettes that translate easily from day to night.

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Interview With Daymond John

I’m so excited to share with you my interview with Daymond John founder of FUBU and star of ABC’s The Shark Tank. As a New Yorker myself the name FUBU rings many bells but mostly Mr. Daymond John and FUBU are a success story that inspired Marta all these years.

Daymond John

A success story, an industry leader, a young entrepreneur, a man who has reached and surpassed new heights of commercial and financial success – just a fraction of classifications used to describe Daymond John. Over the last 18 years, Daymond has evolved into one of the most successful fashion icons in business today. Known as the “Godfather of Urban Fashion,” Daymond is also regarded one of the most sought after branding experts and motivational speakers in the country. Having graduated from waiting tables at Red Lobster to being the CEO of a multi-million dollar enterprise, complete with sky rise offices in the Empire State Building, Daymond John is living “the American Dream.”’

In this interview Daymond John talks to Marta Walsh about his beginnings in fashion. What made FUBU take off. His passion for inspiring others and giving back. His encounter with President Barack Obama. Why did he decide to join ABC’s Shark Tank. Gives advice to aspiring entrepreneurs. Describes his personal style, philosophy about beauty, and talks future plans.

Marta Walsh: When did your fascination with fashion and style begin?
Daymond John: It goes as far back as when I was 5 or 6 years old. I used to watch my mother put patterns of clothes on the floor and I helped her cut them with scissors and sew them all together. My own interest for fashion and style grew when I was 13 and around the time when Hip Hop began to emerge in Brooklyn, Queens, the Bronx, and New York. The new music genre also translated into a change in how people used to dress on the street, and that was very inspiring to me.

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Tavi Gevinson And Rodarte for Target

Teenage blogging sensation Tavi Gevinson made the scene during New York fashion week back in September2009, and also got to work with her friends Kate and Laura Mulleavy on an exciting project – a behind-the-scenes access video project promoting the highly anticipated Rodarte for Target collection hitting stores December 20!

WATCH: A behind-the-scenes peek at the Rodarte for Target look book shoot, editor preview event and ad shoot as well as the Rodarte spring 2010 fashion show.

Meet The 2009 CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund Finalists

Get up close and personal with the 2009 CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund finalists in an exclusive video, now live on The finalists speak candidly about how fashion has shaped their lives, what it means to be a Fashion Fund finalist and what they would do if they won. The winner will be announced in NYC on November 16.

“Growing up in Orange County, we couldn’t afford the cool shoes,” says finalist, George Esquivel of Esquivel Shoes. “We always had the fakes, or not even shoes…it was just hand me downs from cousins or something like that…and I just kind of fell into shoes.”

“If I won, I would call my mom,” says finalist Wayne Lee of Wayne. “She has never really felt that this is what I should do and it would be very good news to let her know that hey, I got there, and this is where I’m gonna go.”


FASHION & STYLE: Backstage At Nolcha Fashion Week 09

Watch: FASHION & STYLE video from their coverage from Nolcha Fashion Week New York 2009.

Robert Reynolds of Reynolds & Associates and Natascha Bessez take you backstage at Nolcha. Watch Natascha’s interview with Empire Model Management model “Charissa” (image above). Charissa walked down the runway in Tami B clothing from the Nolcha Caribbean shows.


Robert Reynolds
From left: Robert Reynolds of Reynolds & Associates and Natascha Bessez

Interview With Fashion Designer Chris Benz

Last month, during my visit to New York City for Fashion Week I was given a great chance to interview fashion designer Chris Benz.

In this interview Chris talks to me about how he is relatively relaxed minutes before the debut of his Spring 2010 collection. The inspiration for his designs. Why fashion design was the right thing for him. His personal style. And future plans.

I can’t get over how nice and cool Chris Benz was to chat with, and how original his collection was!

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Interview With Stefano Gabbana and Domenico Dolce

Milan Fashion Week: Dolce & Gabbana continue to change the rules with another first an online press conference in which designers Stefano Gabbana and Domenico Dolce reveal their inspirations behind their new spring collection direct from the design studio. Harnessing the internet’s accessibility & simultaneously changing the catwalk rules the designers have offered unique glimpses of their new collection to the whole world ahead of the SS10 collections catwalk debut today in their unique Pre-Show Diaries video series.