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Modern Original People: Seiji Yamaguchi

A born entrepreneur, Seiji Yamaguchi was just 15 when she created her own line of makeup after discovering that she was allergic to the harsh metals and chemicals found in most consumer brands. Growing up in California, she had also become deeply concerned about the amount of plastic that was being found in the Pacific […]

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Modern Original People: Mia Catherine Smith / SafeInMyChair.com

He started life as a man, but from the time he was six years old Mark Smith knew that he was really a woman. “In my dreams I was never Mark. I was this little girl in pigtails named Mia,” says Smith, who is 44. “Back in 1992 the word transgender didn’t exist. I always […]

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Modern Original People: Hairbrained.me

The name alone—Hairbrained—is genius for a website created for people who think about hair 24/7 and the beauty professionals for whom hair is a magnificent obsession. “We have about 400,000 followers now,” says Gerard Scarpaci, who with Randy Taylor, co-founded the website that created a community of hairdressers where none existed. Let’s face it, before […]

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Modern Original Person: Lord Ashbury

In the age of all things social media, it often feels like everyone is presenting themselves as the next big thing. That’s why NYC-based Simbarashe Cha (known to the public as Lord Ashbury) chose to separate himself from the pack, cleverly referring to himself as a “fashion recorder” vs. a photographer. “When I first started […]

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Modern Original Person – Castillo

While slightly clichéd, the saying “never judge a book by its cover” rings true in 2016 more than ever. There’s a major shift toward embracing originality instead of conformity. We profiled one of the industry’s “mane” men, Castillo, who beauties like Ruby Rose, Priyanka Chopra, and Halle Berry count on to keep them looking red […]

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Modern Original Person – Mariea Huynh

This month we sat down with Mariea Huynh, a Miami-based creative for our very first article in MOP’s  Modern Original People interview series. We initially met Mariea at a casting call where she stood out amongst the crowd. Mariea is a fashion forward Garment Artist / Designer for her hand made clothing line Nonsense, Co-Owner […]

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Bullied – A Poem By Buddy Feldshon

How does it feel, to go through your life Knowing things will be done and said to you, that will cut like a knife And you think to yourself, why is this happening to me You know you’re a good person, can’t anyone see And they will do things to hurt you,  it just doesn’t […]

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