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What are you listening to right now?
You hear a lot of people say, “I listen to everything but country.” Well, I actually love country music as well. It’s horrible, but I’ll admit I actually listen to One Direction and enjoy it. If you look at my playlist, I’ve got John Legend, Clean Bandit, Katy Perry, Elvin Bishop, The Script, Chris Isaak, Passenger, Bruno Mars, Bob Dylan, La Roux, Pavlo and Simple Minds.
What are you reading right now?
Winning the Story Wars by Jonah Sachs, which is an incredible book. And Born to Run by Christopher McDougall, which I begin reading every year around this time to prepare for the LA Marathon. I use it for inspiration as I train.
What are your favorite movies?
Fight Club, V for Vendetta and Dead Poets Society. When Robin Williams died last year, I’m usually not too affected by that kind of stuff, but it really hit home because a lot of his movies had a big influence in my life.
What’s your favorite way to spend a free afternoon?
I love to surf, but my favorite weekend activity is spending time with my daughters.
Who in fashion inspires you?
To be honest, there’s just not much in fashion I think is really inspiring. Companies that inspire me are ones like Red Bull, GoPro, Apple, Nike and Virgin. How those companies have marketed their brand, based on the core of who they are and what they represent, is pretty amazing. The ones that really inspire me are the ones that believe in something greater than selling as much product as possible. We all have to start becoming socially responsible companies.
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