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.

adidas Collaborates With London Graffiti-Artist Pochoir

The latest from adidas: Short-films created by graffiti-artist, Pochoir in celebration of his collaboration with the brand. 


The recently launched “City Artist” Five-Two-3 pack from adidas Originals, consists of the five most iconic adidas originals’ footwear models designed by five artists from the most influential cities around the globe: New York, London, Paris, Milan and Tokyo. Cutting edge artists, Pochoir, MADSAKI, Dalek, Fakso and KRSN each designed one of these five iconic sneakers giving a radical twist to the ever-classic styles.


To celebrate the launch, graffiti-artist Pochoir channels his London street art to design a Superstar Shelltoe, the sneaker that he has loyally sported for years, as well as a customized chair for the adidas Originals store in London. The below films capture Pochoir’s creative experience as he discusses his design process and gives an overview of the four other styles designed by his collaborating peers.

Watch: Pochoir redesigning the chair for the adidas Originals Store in London

Watch: Pochoir Five-Two-3 Interview



CHANEL Metiers d’Art Collection 2009-2010 Paris-Shanghai

The CHANEL Metiers d’Art Collection 2009-2010 Paris-Shanghai

For some years, CHANEL has been ensuring the destinies and preservation of the skills of the Maisons d’Art: metal worker Desrues, feather maker Lemarié, embroiderer Lesage, shoemaker Massaro, milliner Michel, goldsmith Goossens and flower maker Guillet. Since 2002, Karl Lagerfeld has dedicated an annual collection to them, presented in exclusivity in a city that is part of, or is destined to leave its mark on, the history of the brand. In Shanghai on December 3rd, he unveiled his 8th edition of this collection, called “Paris Shanghai”. Shanghai is a city in constant evolution, a cosmopolitan theater to an extraordinary cultural boom, and where CHANEL has recently inaugurated its third point of sale in continental China over an impressive 480m2.

As a prelude to the show, the film “PARIS SHANGHAI, A FANTASY”, written and directed by Karl Lagerfeld, tells the story of Coco Chanel’s imagined voyage to China.

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Emily Blunt In Marchesa Dress

Emily Blunt wears a Marchesa silver silk wool lace overlay dress with waist bow and sculpted star shoulder at “The Young Victoria” Los Angeles premiere, Thursday, December 3, 2009. Do you love?

About Marchesa: Co-founded by Georgina Chapman and Keren Craig, the company’s namesake and muse is the noted eccentric European style icon Marchesa Luisa Casati. The collection, designed by Georgina Chapman, is available in the United States at Bergdorf Goodman, Neiman Marcus, Saks Fifth Avenue and specialty stores nationwide. Internationally it can be found at Harrods in London, Holt Renfrew in Canada, Joyce in Hong Kong, Alothman in Kuwait and other prestigious stores worldwide.

TO SAVE A LIFE New Indie Film

To Save A Life is an indie movie about the real life challenges of teens and their choices. TO SAVE A LIFE opens in select theaters on January 22, 2010!

Watch TO SAVE A LIFE movie trailer here:

Ever since Jake Taylor was a kid, he was the type of guy you couldn’t help but like. For Jake, life is good. He has a ton of friends, a basketball scholarship, a hot girlfriend and a really bright future. Not much to get down about, right?

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