We got a kick out of this piece in Vanity Fair on Jeremy Stoppelman, CEO of Yelp, where we learned some interesting insider info on the company’s creator. One of them being his preference for the name Yocal (rhyming with local) to the name Yelp for his startup. Not a bad idea Jeremy, too bad it didn’t stick.
Grooming for his Vanity Fair portrait above, photographed by Patrick Ecclesine, was done by the lovely and talented Tamara Brown. Not her first time tending to the locks of Big Papa, the moniker Stoppelman chose for his review writing sessions on Yelp. Another tidbit we learned thanks to article author David Kamp.
“The future’s so bright, (they) gotta wear shades”
They being Tom Stewart and Michael Charley of Sunki, a 2 million dollar sunglass brand they started with crowdfunding. And would you have guessed, it all started with the hopes of inventing a better salsa bowl?! Read the article from Outside magazine to learn more.
Artists (bottom image, left to right) Tamara Brown and Megan Kelley groomed and dressed the fellas for the cover shoot with photographer Joe Pugliese. Thanks to Tom and Michael, everyone was stylin’ on set with a pair of Sunki shades!
Are you ready for the Orc Takeover?
The work of prop and wardrobe stylist Christina Kretschmer helps bring humor to the relentless Twitter campaign for Shadow of Mordor, a video game released by WB games.
The Twitter handles of many name brands are being mentioned left and right as the campaign is teasing the likes of Amazon, Burger King, Red Bull, Slim Jim, and Snickers, among others. Challenging their slogans with their orc take over theme. Search Twitter for the #OrcTakeOver hashtag or visit the Shadow of Mordor Twitter page see what we’re talking about.
Styling by Christina Kretschmer
Photos by Mitch Tobias
"Great leaders do not expect people to simply overcome weakness but instead help people find a way to compensate for that weakness.”
This is what Allison Levine learned about leadership while on a trek to the South Pole across Antarctica. A beautiful insight, and one she shares with many listeners along her speaker circuit.
Is your interest piqued? Well it should be…
According to an article in More magazine by Paula Derrow, Levine is set to gross seven figures on the professional speaker circuit. What got her there? Well, it might have something to do with the fact that she hit “the adventure grand slam” — climbing the highest mountain on each continent and skiing to both the North and South Poles.
Now maybe your interest is “peaked” — pun intended. You can find the article on Levine in the September 2014 issue of More magazine. An inspiring story on an inspiring woman.
Wardrobe styling by Megan Kelley. Photo by Michael Todd.
Local farm-to-table is apparently getting boring for a handful of Bay area chefs as they start to seek out and use exotic ingredients; The seriousness of this is insofar as growing a North African native plant in mom’s Los Gatos garden.
These here have been artfully displayed by stylist James Whitney for 7x7 magazine to illustrate the article on the topic.
Food and prop styling by James Whitney
Photos by Nader Khouri
Ahh the Subaru, such a versatile vehicle and our prop stylist Danny O’Neill helps illustrate that in these campaigns for the Outback and Legacy models.
Photographed in picturesque Northern California to show all the possibilities along the beach, among the redwoods and in wine country.
Photos by Shawn Michienzi.
Hair/Makeup Artist Tamara Brown groomed Thomas Keller for his portrait in the July 2014 issue of Vanity Fair. The photograph was taken by Annie Leibovitz in the French Laundry Culinary Garden, in Yountville, California. The article was written by a “culinary comrade in-arms” Alice Waters.