Category: INTERVIEWS


A GLAM SLAM CHATS WITH SURFERS KELIA MONIZ & MONYCA BYRNE-WICKEY AT DVF LOVES ROXY LAUNCH

Posted on March 7th, by HeatherZeller in BLOG, INTERVIEWS. No Comments

ROXY celebrated the launch of the DVF loves ROXY collection with a VIP shopping event at the brand’s boutique in SoHo, NYC last night. The surf and snow lifestyle brand teamed up with fashion house, Diane Von Furstenberg, on a limited-edition line of swimwear and accessories. The special collection includes swimsuits, cover-ups, boardshorts, rash guards and beach bags, priced between $38 and $88. Items merge ROXY’s signature cuts and silhouettes with DVF’s iconic, colorful prints. ROXY surfers Kelia Moniz and Monyca Byrne-Wickey serve as the faces of the collection. To check out all available styles, visit www.roxy.com and www.dvf.com.

A Glam Slam caught up with Kelia and Monyca at the DVF loves ROXY launch party. The girls dished on meeting Diane Von Furstenberg, their picks from the line and their personal style. Check it out:

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A GLAM SLAM TALKS LUXURY FAN FASHION WITH SLATER ZORN

Posted on February 25th, by HeatherZeller in BLOG, INTERVIEWS. No Comments

Sideline style has received a fashion overhaul in recent years, as team-themed items have transitioned from shabby to chic. Retailers continue to stock merchandise that fuses personal style and sports. This past NFL season saw high-end fashion house, Marchesa, team up with the league to develop a limited-edition range of team tees. Though, in general the “luxe sportswear” market is untapped, as it relates to fan apparel. Slater Zorn is the “first line of high-end clothing designed specifically to tap into the niche world of luxury ‘fan fashion.’” Under its mantra,“Where loyalty meets luxury,” the company offers a new approach to fan gear design with its high-quality, logo-less apparel.

The unisex brand features knitwear and accessories in carefully coordinated team hues. The range of separates includes sweaters, capes, tunics and cardigans. Scarves, socks, jewelry and caps are among the additional offerings. The clothes … Read More »



STYLING SPORTS PROS: A GLAM SLAM TALKS TO ELEVEE LIFESTYLE

Posted on December 20th, by HeatherZeller in BLOG, INTERVIEWS. 1 Comment

Just a few hours prior to the NBA Draft, at the Elevee Lifestyle suite in a Times Square hotel, prospective players are busy having their hair coiffed, their suits pressed and their accessories laid out. They’re reminded to tighten their ties and button their jackets before approaching the big stage. The final looks are kept under raps and won’t be revealed until players arrive at the Prudential Center. How an athlete dresses has become an important part of their game and for most of these newcomers, the Draft would be their fashion debut.

As the relationship between fashion and sport continues to grow, athletes are embracing the fashion world more than ever and vice versa. Across the sports spectrum, they are gracing the covers of top fashion magazines, securing stylish endorsement deals and designing their own clothing lines. Players are subject to strict uniform … Read More »



NEW YORK GIANT MATHIAS KIWANUKA TALKS FASHION & PERSONAL STYLE AT CALYPSO ST. BARTH

Posted on December 18th, by HeatherZeller in BLOG, INTERVIEWS. No Comments

New York Giants linebacker Mathias Kiwankua and his newlywed wife, Tessa, hosted a shopping event at Calypso St. Barth on Madison Avenue yesterday. The couple assisted guests in finding last-minute gifts for the women in their lives, including luxury apparel and accessories from the brand’s boutique.

Mathias gifted his wife with a Jessica Barensfeld gold cuff from the Calypso St. Barth collection and the store featured some of Tessa’s favorite items and holiday picks including clutches, jewelry and clothing. She also wore the company’s leopard printed “Tacy Sequin Jumpsuit” for the evening. To grab some of their suggested gifts, visit calypsostbarth.com and use the code gift25 for up to 25% off until December 23rd.

A Glam Slam caught up with Mathias to chat about his wife’s influence on his off-field style and his fashion-forward Giants teammates. Check it out:

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HALFPIPE CHAMPION ROZ GROENEWOUD TALKS SKIING, TARGET PARTNERSHIP & PERSONAL STYLE

Posted on November 14th, by HeatherZeller in BLOG, INTERVIEWS. No Comments

Sporting her signature red lipstick, Roz Groenewoud had another stellar season on the slopes, maintaining her status as the top female halfpipe skier in the world. This past season she was named AFP Women’s Halfpipe World Champion after taking home gold at both X Games and X Games Europe.

“A lot of people still haven’t heard of halfpipe skiing. I tell people I do what Shaun White does but on skies.”

Like White, she is best known for flying higher than everyone else, with massive amplitude and a large bag of tricks. The new competitive season will begin soon and this year Roz has her sights set on the upcoming Winter Games. Her goal is to win a gold medal for Canada at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, where halfpipe skiing will be included as an Olympic event for the first time.

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COURTNEY CONLOGUE TALKS SURFING, STYLE & SWATCH WATCH DESIGN

Posted on November 7th, by HeatherZeller in BLOG, INTERVIEWS. 1 Comment

Courtney Conlogue continues to make waves as one of surfing’s rising stars. At just 20 years of age, she has already achieved great success in a short span of time. Following a year full of dominant performances at prestigious sporting events in countries including Australia, France and Spain, she has an array of gold, silver and bronze medals under her belt, as well as the honor of the 2011 ASP Women’s Breakthrough Performer of the Year. Courtney is well on her way to achieving her ultimate goal of becoming ASP World Champion.

When she’s not competing against the top surfers in the world, Courtney is engaging in a hardcore training regimen, satisfying her interests outside the sport including art and photography, and working to inspire others.

A Glam Slam caught up with Courtney to chat about her surfing success thus far, her sophmore year on … Read More »



NFL LEGEND CARL BANKS TALKS FEMALE FAN GEAR & NEW G-III 4HER COLLECTION

Posted on September 21st, by HeatherZeller in BLOG, GEAR, INTERVIEWS. 1 Comment

Women account for more than 45% of the NFL viewing population so fan gear options must keep pace with a growing female audience. The league has made a concerted effort to target female fans over the past few years, as evidenced by the NFL’s dedicated women’s apparel campaign. Gameday attire continues to evolve to appeal to fashion fans and football fans alike. NFL legend and former New York Giants LB, Carl Banks, understands the strong demand for team gear that is both fashion-forward and functional. His G-III 4Her collection of licensed ladies apparel caters to a wide range of women looking to showcase their team spirit.

Launched on HSN on Labor Day, Banks’ new G-III 4Her line covers the top teams in the NFL and includes a range of sports/lounge wear like t-shirts, sweatshirts, baseball tees and sweatpants, priced from $19.95-$49.95. The G-III 4Her … Read More »



A GLAM SLAM TALKS TO PRO-SNOWBOARDER KIMMY FASANI

Posted on August 14th, by HeatherZeller in BLOG, INTERVIEWS. No Comments

Kimmy Fasani has been on quite a ride these past few years. She continues to push boundaries in women’s snowboarding and has helped the sport to progress with her landmark achievements. In 2011, she became the first female snowboarder to land a double backflip in both the backcountry and park. She began 2012 on a high-note, becoming one of only five women ever to score the Transworld Snowboarding cover. A fearless competitor with a contagious energy, Fasani serves as a great source of encouragement for future generations of riders.

Kimmy’s impressive skills on the slopes are met with great style. This year also marked new sponsorship deals for Fasani. She re-joined the Burton Team and signed on with ZEAL Optics, to ensure an on-course wardrobe that is both practical and fashion-forward. Fans will see her in action wearing Burton’s [AK] Collection of … Read More »



BEHIND-THE-SCENES: LIFESTYLE MIRROR COVER SHOOT WITH ESPN’S CHARISSA THOMPSON & SAN ANTONIO SPURS’ DANNY GREEN

Posted on July 10th, by HeatherZeller in BLOG, INTERVIEWS. No Comments

A basketball court in Tribeca, New York replaced the runway. ESPN’s Charissa Thompson added some glamour to the game for a photo shoot that married fashion and sports. A Glam Slam went behind-the-scenes for the shoot, which appears as the latest cover story for Lifestyle Mirror. The clickable fashion magazine provides a new way for consumers to discover styles and instantly shop them online.

Athletic-inspired fashion features have been popping up in magazines as of late and Lifestyle Mirror played with that theme. Shooting for style, Charissa hit the court in designer threads and accessories from Cushnie Et Ochs to Rolex to Manolo Blahnik. She was joined on court by Nike-clad Danny Green. Her stiletto heels didn’t stop her from engaging in some one-on-one ball and stretching with the San Antonio Spurs guard. To complete the shoot, this duo took their style … Read More »



SHAWN JOHNSON, ASHTON EATON, SARAH ROBLES, DIANA LOPEZ & THEIR MOMS DISCUSS “THANK YOU MOM” OLYMPIC CAMPAIGN & PREPPING FOR LONDON

Posted on May 9th, by HeatherZeller in BLOG, INTERVIEWS. No Comments

The Olympic Games are less than three months away and Mother’s Day is just around the corner. In celebration of both occasions, Olympic athletes are saying “thank you” to their moms, the women who have sacrificed their own dreams to help their children succeed, who provide endless support and encouragement, and who will sit nervously in the stands to watch their kids compete in London. Olympic hopefuls including Ryan Lochte, Shawn Johnson and Jordyn Wieber, together with their moms, appeared on the Today Show yesterday to help introduce the latest leg of Proctor & Gamble’s “Thank You Mom” campaign. The initiative focuses on the role moms play in raising Olympians.

“We believe that behind every athlete is an even more amazing mom – who has been supporting her child every step of the way,” said Melanie Healey, P&G Group President, North … Read More »



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