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Kembrel Men’s Store Opening

After interning for Kembrel for over a year, I have learned many things about fashion, retail, social media, merchandising and branding. Kembrel’s latest venture was opening a Men’s Shop in the midtown village. With such a small space and an unconventional retail/showroom space. I knew something that needed to be done. So, I suggest to the CEO, Head of Store Operations, Head Buyer Marketing Manager and the Creative Director that we change the space into a men’s only store.

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Vivian Maier

As you may have read in my last post, I had the opportunity to view original Vivian Maier Photos at the AIPAD photography show. I learned about Vivan last year, and her story is one of a kind. Of course, she wasn’t famous when she was alive. Maier died in 2009, just before her thousands upon thousands of negatives were discovered. In fact, she never even saw many of her own photographs. She was a nanny/housekeeper by profession, and street photographer in her free time. It seems like every photo she took was a work of art, which is rare for a street photographer. She shot mostly black and white medium format film (which is what I mostly shoot) but if you take a look at her few color photos, they are stunning. I would have to say they are probably my favorite, but it’s hard to play favorites with her work.

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Chivas Regal speaks for itself…

Ebony Magazine August '79

 

A couple of days ago we had a discussion about genericide in Morality and Law (ad course). While I like this ad especially given how old it is, this wouldn’t fly today. I don’t really think genericide is a problem unless I dislike the dominant brand. So what is genericide? It’s when a brand’s recognition overtakes an entire category. I resent that people call mp3 players, iPods. I had a first generation mp3 player (Compaq iPaq) 10 years ago and back then it was mind blowing. I loved it and I still have it… somewhere. Other examples include: Kleenex, Xerox, Band-aid, Swiffer, Brillo, and maybe even Coke.

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