I had the special opportunity to interview Tao Okamoto the other day for a freelance assignment. At first, when the person called me to do this the name didn’t register, but when I started to prepare for the interview I realized “DUH, TAO OKAMOTO!”
She’s the established Japanese model who you’ve probably seen gracing countless runways, covers of Vogue, editorials and ad campaigns. Many of you might know of the “bowl” hair cut she sported towards the beginning of her career.
No, the title of this post is not a reference to Sex and the City. It’s in reference to the National Retail Federation’s Annual Big Show. Let me just begin by saying that the Big show is not called the Big Show because they had no other clever name for it. It’s actually because it’s big. BIG in all caps, BIG. Big as in 27,000 attendees, 5 days long, and me waking up at 630 AM and coming home at 8pm ish during winterbreak big.
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It’s easy to get caught up in the New York hustle: we all have our own things to do, places to go, people to see. Sometimes it really does seem like a jungle out there where it is every man for himself. We often put ourselves first or become selfish and we allow relationships with others to fizzle on the backburner. In the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy and the Newtown shootings (among other things), just walking around New York sometimes I can’t help but wonder “Where’s the love?”
It seems as though others are wondering the same thing, at least the street artists are!
I read this on Brain Pickings the other day and I can’t stop thinking about what it said even days after.
Excerpt from The Diary of Anais Nin. Click the quote below to read full article featured on Brain Pickings.