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Take away the ‘old’ in “old-fashioned,” because here are two fathers who are everything but.
While more fathers are finding themselves entrenched in the daily duties of parenthood—and doing more than their chores of taking out the trash and the dog—these two fathers take it up a notch by doing a 360 career-wise, and all because their little bundles of cuteness were born. Kingsley Aarons, founder of clothing company Kingsley, inspired by his son, Zephyr, fuses art and rock-inspired designs into the ultra-comfortable clothing line for kids. He formed the brand because he found it difficult to find clothing that was cool enough for his number one guy. With a very impressive roster of celebrity clients (such as the Jolie-Pitts, Stella McCartney, Sharon Osbourne, Johnny Depp, and—surprise—Slash), Aarons is soaring, and even scored himself the, “that’s the guy who made the shirt worn by Shiloh Pitt on the cover of People Magazine” privilege. Even Steven Tyler and Tommy Lee have been seen strutting in Kingsley designs, which is carried by elite stores like Barney’s, Yoya and Calypso. And while we’re on the topic of dads ensconced in familial intricacies, Chris Pegula, a former actor who is presently based in California with his family, created Diaper Dude—a stylish and functional diaper bag which is intended for the man of the house. Because of the lack of choices when it came to toting his kids’ essentials during outings or short trips, a messenger bag-like carry-all was conceived in the Pegula household. Now, his bag is reportedly toted by the likes of Russell Crowe, Wayne Brady and Eric McCormack. But because of the success of the company (high-end stores like Kitson, Petit Tresor and Fred Segal carry the brand), it has expanded from belt bags called the Mini Dude to the Diaper Diva bags for women. But what fun is it when all we know about them are their accolades, correct? Let’s get up close and find out what these guys know about a territory once dominated by mostly women.
Entertainment Tonight co-host Nancy O’Dell may be a familiar face, but there’s definitely more to her than just an admirable career in the media industry. This former beauty queen and Access Hollywood co-anchor goes on the flipside of the TV cameras for BC
Bringing a fresh perspective to collecting heartfelt memories, Emmy Award-winning entertainment journalist Nancy O’Dell is an advocate for the hobby art. As a prominent TV personality (who is an often fixture in award ceremonies such as The Oscars and Golden Globe), author, and busy mother, Nancy knows how important it is to spend quality time with her children.
How many of us can raise three children, actively form a non-profit organization dedicated to providing clothing and equipment to New York families in need (Baby Buggy), and have the likes of Gwyneth Paltrow over for dinner? Well, this New York Times best-selling author and half to comedian, Jerry Seinfeld, can do it all. Jessica Seinfeld began dabbling in the kitchen at 10 years old, perusing cookbooks and her mother’s cooking notes. This trophy mom and wife knows all the right ingredients to nutritious and delicious meals, and family togetherness.
Discover the busy streets, rich culture, and exciting sights and sounds of one of the Eastern world’s most exotic destinations, through the eyes of Meeno Peluce—one of the most talented lensmen of our time.
WORDS AND PHOTOGRAPHS BY MEENO PELUCE
Once upon a time, we entered into a life of fables. We fell in love very quickly—I, at least, knew at first glance. We were quick friends and soon into the quick. The thick of it had us off within the year to India to be married in a Hindu ceremony at dusk, sprinkled in holy milk, incense, marigolds and sanskrit promises. All of this on a palace floating in the middle of an ancient lake in the desert folds of the storied land of Rajas south of Delhi. Parenthood, equally mysterious, came the next year. To our growing daughters we often told of how mommy and daddy were wed—truly bound up—in their marriage odyssey in India! (more…)