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amy "aimstar" andrieux

writer, editor, producer, media executive

Brooklyn, NY

amy "aimstar" andrieux

With over 15 years of experience (journalist, editor, curator, video producer/director, marketer), Amy’s greatest strengths are culture content development and curation (music, fashion, film, art, travel, technology, and progressive movements). As a journalist, she has interviewed M.I.A., Donald Glover, Wangechi Mutu, Pharrell Williams, Rem Koolhaas, Andre Benjamin, Kobe Bryant, Patricia Field, Mickalene Thomas, Chitra Ganesh, Laquan Smith, Spike Lee, Shepard Fairey & more.

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LIANNE LA HAVAS: Rhythm Junkie

While the sultry sounds of Lianne La Havas may feel reminiscent of those Neo-Soul vibes we have come to miss lately, the UK based singer promises her grooves are here to stay. This Friday, singer and multi-instrumentalist Lianne La Havas will be performing on Later… with Jools Holland, the top-rated UK music show most noted for affording artists of the mainstream and world music scenes an opportunity to perform to the million+ fans who watch the show on the regular.
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THJANÉ: Ceramic Jewels

THJané delivers hand-made, hand-painted jewels inspired by strong cultural themes with a modern twist. Sister designers Teresa and Helena Jané are fascinated with rich culture, something that seems to be the definitive trademark of THJané, their contemporary Jewelry and Object company. It is a totally collaborative effort that has been ten years in the making; Where Teresa takes the lead on visual design, Helena leads on the business front.
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BRADFORD YOUNG: The Visionary

Over the last few years, there have been few names to ring bells on the film scene for pushing innovation, while remaining creatively astute. As the cinematographer/Director of Cinematography on indie film favorites like “Entre Nos”, “Mississippi Damned”, “Restless City” and now “Pariah”, Bradford Young leads the pack.
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EYES ON THE PRIZE: Spike Lee

For over 20 years, his lens has offered a cataog of inspiring and complex visions of the world around us. But through it all, Spike Lee has never strayed from the his most demanding project: challenging the way we see ourselves.
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SOFIA RICHIE: California Dreamin'

When you ask Sofia Richie if she wants to be famous, she lets out a half-hearted sigh. Not quite the response one would expect from a 16-year old debutante whose star is on the rise, even if she hardly finds the question refreshing. It's as if the ingenue, daughter to The Commodores member and '80s solo star Lionel Richie and former dance / fashion designer Diane Alexander, is over the clueless, partygirl stereotypes made real by girls of privilege growing up in LA.
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LAQUAN SMITH: A Star is Born

At his first official Fashion Week unveiling this past February in New York, Andre Leon Talley and a slew of the fashion world's trendiest and most sought-after style leaders were present and buzzing. But all eyes were fixed on LaQuan Smith and his Water Goddess collection.
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M.I.A.: Follow The Leader

M.I.A. is a legend; a dynamic study of how divergent, intercontinental cultural influences can come together in their rawest forms, run amok in the most inspiring way, all while remaining palatable enough for eager listeners to get on with it. And if there ever was a time when many didn’t get the artist born Mathangi “Maya” Arulpragasam, it’s surely not the case now.
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STYLE WARS

As the lines continue to blur between high-end designer gear and urban fashion, The Source asks "Who's jocking who?"
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ART FORMS: Andre 3000 Benjamin / Individuality

When considering Andre Benjamin's contribution to hip-hop, many will rank him the most creative, forward-thinking, and eclectic rapper ever to enter the cosmos. But upon Dre's first appearance on the scene along side his comrade and fellow Atlanta native Big Boi, as two parts Outkast, Dre seemed a straight-laced, master spitter, whose lyrics ran vivid only in the ears of the beholder.
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Meet Crayon Lee, Creative Director of Kiok’s Runway Collections

One of South Korea’s most inspiring brands takes on womenswear with a youthful, timeless appeal. Get to know the creative brain behind the style. Since 1978, Korean designer wear Kiok Kang has been heralded for “trendy and classic womenswear that is ageless and fun,” where functionality meets quality meets concept.
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JAMEL SHABAZZ: Visual Medicine

Celebrated photographer, author and documentarian Jamel Shabazz opens up about his travels, his new book “Back in the Days Remixed,” Charlie Ahearn’s new documentary about him entitled, “Jamel Shabazz: Street Photographer,” but most importantly, to reveal the true message behind his work. Jamel Shabazz‘s work is truly, work.
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REM KOOLHAAS: A Brilliant Mind

In an exclusive interview with STARK, noted architect, author and founder of the Office for Metropolitan Architecture Rem Koolhaas shares his thoughts on urban design, building with humanity in mind and his latest book, “Project: Japan”. Reflecting on his reason for crafting his now famous statue, “The Thinker”, beloved artist Auguste Rodin once wrote,”Guided by my first inspiration I conceived another thinker, a naked man, seated on a rock, his fist against his teeth, he dreams.

About

amy "aimstar" andrieux

With over 15 years of experience (TRACE, THE SOURCE, MTV, RED BULL, and more) as journalist, editor, curator, video producer/director and marketer, Amy’s greatest strengths are culture content development and curation (music, fashion, film, art, travel, technology, and progressive movements). As a journalist, she has interviewed M.I.A., Donald Glover, Wangechi Mutu, Pharrell Williams, Rem Koolhaas, Andre Benjamin, Kobe Bryant, Patricia Field, Mickalene Thomas, Chitra Ganesh, Laquan Smith, Spike Lee, Shepard Fairey, Bethann Hardison, Queen Latifah & more. Amy was also the founder of the Webby-nominated Culture blog, The Stark Life.