Category: INTERVIEWS


CATCHING UP WITH WOMEN’S SURFING CHAMP CARISSA MOORE

Posted on December 1st, by HeatherZeller in BLOG, INTERVIEWS. No Comments

Carissa Moore has cemented herself as a female powerhouse in the surfing world and she’s only at the start of her professional career. Moore is already the youngest-ever Women’s World Champion. A girl who can also hold her own among the boys, Carissa continues to push the boundaries of the sport. She has proven she can compete alongside surfing’s most talented males and was recently the first female in the modern era to battle against the men in an effort to capture a Triple Crown title. Not bad for a 19-year old.

Women’s surfing has come a long way and with Carissa at the forefront, she can continue to help push the sport to the next level. Her appeal also extends beyond surfing, allowing her to score major sponsorship deals with companies such as Nike and Target. But despite all of the success … Read More »



5 QUESTIONS WITH SNOWBOARDER KELLY CLARK AT THE BURTONGIRLS.COM LAUNCH

Posted on November 18th, by HeatherZeller in BLOG, INTERVIEWS. 2 comments

A Glam Slam recently joined Burton Snowboards to celebrate the brand’s new women’s lifestyle site, BurtonGirls.com, set to launch later this month. The for-women-by-women site will include fashion, beauty, travel and additional features from contributors such as actress, Joy Bryant, DJ, Jasmine Solano and the Burton Girls themselves, top female riders Hannah Teter, Kelly Clark, Gabi Viteri and Linn Haug. The new online resource will also showcase the latest female apparel and accessory offerings from the brand, making it a one-stop destination for women, especially those who truly appreciate the snowboarding lifestyle. In the meantime, you can check out Burton’s fashion-forward yet functional styles for the 2012 season here.

A Glam Slam hung out with pro snowboarder Kelly Clark at the BurtonGirls.com launch party to chat about the new site and her involvement with the brand. Here’s what she had to … Read More »



FRENDS CO-FOUNDER KEIR DILLON TALKS ABOUT THE FRENDS BRAND & THEIR NEW LINE OF HEADPHONES

Posted on November 16th, by HeatherZeller in BLOG, GEAR, INTERVIEWS. 1 Comment

In 2006, a group of the most talented snowboarders came together to form the Frends Crew. Based on the philosophy “there’s no ‘I’ in Frends” they were quite simply, “bros” who rode and traveled together. While they each maintained their individual personailities, the group celebrated their joint passion for life through sport, art, music and fashion. The crew is made up of riders including: Mason Aguirre, Mikkel Bang, Danny Davis, Keir Dillon, Scotty Lago, Jack Mitrani, Luke Mitrani and Kevin Pearce. But what began as a group of professional snowboarding friends has since blossomed into a successful business. The Frends brand has built itself from the ground up, transitioning from making videos and writing blogs on their Website to developing product, in particular, a line of headphones. With a mindset of bringing creativity and innovation to the music marketplace, the guys have already achieved … Read More »



NY GIANT MICHAEL CLAYTON TALKS FOOTBALL, FASHION, PHILANTHROPY & LIFE AFTER THE GAME

Posted on October 27th, by HeatherZeller in BLOG, INTERVIEWS. No Comments

When the career of an NFL player ends, a new “season” begins. Though we hear many stories of post-football failure, post-football success is attainable. It’s a transition that can be difficult for some, but New York Giants wide receiver, Michael Clayton, already is well prepared for life after the game.

Clayton is as passionate about what he does off-the-field as his play on-the-field. Father, business entrepreneur and philanthropist round out a resume that includes a stellar college career at LSU, first-round draft pick in 2004 and 8 NFL seasons thus far with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the Giants. His athletic career, fashion ventures and philanthropic efforts all have a common thread: helping youth.

Unlike many of his peers, Clayton had a great support system growing up in Louisiana, where his godfather served as one of his mentors. “He helped me develop work habits to … Read More »



A GLAM SLAM TALKS BURTON FASHION WITH RIDERS GABI VITERI & DANNY DAVIS

Posted on September 16th, by HeatherZeller in BLOG, INTERVIEWS. No Comments

Action sports athletes have a distinct fashion sense, one that they like to express both in and outside of their sport. For the Burton Snowboard team, their gear is truly a reflection of their personal style. Several rounds of development result in rider-driven designs. With input on the color, cut, fit and function of their competitive clothing, the final product is one they are proud to perform in.

Burton is known for gear that is both fashion-forward and functional and though many associate the brand with their outerwear and accessories, offerings extend well beyond the Winter weather wear. The company launched a new Spring/Summer collection this year, allowing athlete and consumer fans to sport the clothing across all seasons. The wide range of men’s, women’s and kid’s styles were functional, fashionable and versatile, bridging the gap between high-end fashion and board … Read More »



NY GIANTS LEGEND CARL BANKS TALKS FASHION & NEW G-III “4HER” COLLECTION

Posted on August 30th, by HeatherZeller in BLOG, GEAR, INTERVIEWS. 1 Comment

An early interest in fashion and an NFL career in New York have proven to be a winning combination for Carl Banks. The hard-hitting linebacker turned successful fashion entrepreneur actually started his design career while he was still playing in the NFL. He began by creating clothing for himself and fellow players and eventually his eye for style and savvy business sense helped Banks to become President of Sports Licensing for G-III Apparel. The football great has put a unique spin on athletic apparel, garnering licenses with leagues such as the NFL, NBA, NHL and MLB to produce team-inspired gear. Today Carl continues to help expand G-III’s presence within the fashionable fan gear market.

Banks’ latest fashion venture is the launch of a new G-III women’s collection called “4Her.” The line of stylish sports lounge apparel features licensed NFL team tees … Read More »



IAN POULTER TALKS FASHION, HIS GOLF STYLE COMPETITION & IJP DESIGN

Posted on August 4th, by HeatherZeller in BLOG, INTERVIEWS. No Comments

When it comes to golf attire, there are guys who play it safe. And then there’s Ian Poulter. Not everyone can pull off a pair of brightly colored tartan trousers but Ian has got a flair for fashion. Known for his trend-setting style in addition to his golfing skills, the British pro is constantly pushing the fashion envelope when it comes to his on-course ensembles.

Poulter is a risk-taker and his often “daring” clothing selections are a reflection of his colorful personality. His signature spiked hair and fairway swagger also contribute to his standout style and have had an impact on golf’s sartorial image. Poulter puts a lot of thought into his wardrobe for each tournament. Unexpected color combinations and a balance between designs that are traditional, yet funky and edgy, keep him on top of his style game.

Given his keen … Read More »



FILA CELEBRATES 100 YEARS: A GLAM SLAM TALKS TO FIRST CREATIVE DIRECTOR, PIERLUIGI ROLANDO

Posted on July 27th, by HeatherZeller in BLOG, GEAR, INTERVIEWS. No Comments

Iconic Italian sportswear brand, Fila, began in 1911 as an underwear manufacturer. In the 100 years since, the brand has been a leader and an innovator, infusing high-end fashion design into the sportswear industry. A trend that continues to grow even today.

As the brand celebrates turning 100, A Glam Slam got the scoop from Fila’s first creative director of apparel and footwear, Pierluigi Rolando. He’s the artist behind Fila’s most iconic fashions and was largely responsible for transforming tennis apparel in the 1970’s and 80’s. Rolando’s work helped to redefine sportswear, especially through the addition color and his use of materials such as wool and cashmere in new and different ways. The Italian designer, who was born in Turin in 1935, has an impressive resume. In addition to his work with Fila from 1971-1984, he’s also lent his talents to … Read More »



SHAUN WHITE & JESSE WHITE TALK NEW TARGET FASHIONS

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

You know him for his incredible snowboarding skills and those famous curly, red locks. But Shaun White has also made waves for his unique sense of style. An interest in fashion and a brother who happens to be a talented artist led to a collection with Target, one of the many entrepreneurial ventures for the Olympic gold medalist. The Shaun White Apparel collection launched four years ago with limited-edition offerings, but it’s immediate success helped the line to become a year round store staple.

The partnership with Target affords Shaun and Jesse White the opportunity to share looks they love with the masses, who in turn can wear designs that are a reflection of Shaun and his personality, at extremely affordable prices. Savvy minded young consumers have forced the brothers to get even more creative with their designs. The new collection draws … Read More »



NFL PRO TO FASHION PRO: ROBERT MACKEY TALKS CLOTHING DESIGN & J. ZEMAR CELEBRITY WEEKEND

Posted on July 22nd, by HeatherZeller in BLOG, INTERVIEWS. No Comments

Former NFL linebacker for the Houston Texans, Robert Mackey, has successfully transitioned from a career on the field to a career in the design room. Robert pulled from his own shopping experiences and his difficulty finding fits to flatter his athletic physique, to develop his own line, J. Zemar Premium Brand.

But Robert is taking it one step further utilizing fashion for a good cause. The J. Zemar Celebrity Weekend Chicago will take place from August 12th-14th. A series of events throughout the weekend will showcase Robert’s newest fashions and benefit the Lydia W. Smith Foundation. For more information and to purchase tickets, head over to http://www.giltcity.com/chicago/lydiawsmith.

A Glam Slam spoke with Robert about his fashion endeavors, the J. Zemar line and the upcoming charity weekend. Here’s the scoop:

Your career path has taken you from NFL pro to fashion … Read More »



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