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L'OFFICIEL USA // SEPT. 2019 ISSUE
For L'Officiel USA, I toured the Louis Vuitton shoe factory in Veneto, Italy, outside Venice. During my behind-the-scenes look at its new "Now Yours" sneaker customization program, I realized that the final product is only part of what you buy. The painstaking craftsmanship demands half the price tag.
MAXIM // JUNE-JULY 2019 ISSUE
For the 2019 Maxim Hot 100 cover feature, I interviewed that year's winner: former Miss Universe and Instagram superstar Olivia Culpo. Journalism taught me that an interview needn't always feel like an interrogation. When the subject relaxes, they stray from their PR-orchestrated script, allowing for a more honest understanding of who they are.
MAXIM.COM // 10.3.17
I grew up a horror movie buff, so I was wildly excited to visit the set of Chucky 7 in Winnipeg, Canada. I got to take photos with the Chucky doll, meet the franchise's creator, and interview the Bride of Chucky herself: Jennifer Tilly. Being immersed in the heady environment of a movie set was invaluable to my research.
VMAN.COM // 3.7.17
I know zilch about surfing, so I panicked when V Man asked me to interview John John Florence, who won back-to-back world titles in 2016 and '17. However, I realized learning all details of the sport was unnecessary. To write a compelling feature, I mostly needed to grasp the mindset of surfers, who seek an intuitive oneness with the waves.
INSIDEHOOK.COM // 9.19.16
Covering menswear labels gave me my first look into the world of brands. One of my earliest pieces was an assignment for InsideHook, for which I profiled Bonobos co-founder and CEO Andy Dunn. I learned that to understand the vision and mission of an enterprise, it is essential to understand those of its leader.