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Carly Weinstein via 360 MAGAZINE

Carly Weinstein

Listen to 360 MAG‘s podcast interview f/ Carly Weinstein on SPOTIFY.

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Carly Weinstein is fast becoming Gen Z’s Carrie Bradshaw. With a strong emphasis on popular culture, mental health as well as body positivity, this charismatic content creator engages on a wide spectrum of topics with her new podcasts–Hot Girl Talks and Ok, Stop Wine-ing. Of late, she participates in bantar alongside of Vaughn Lowery about her meeting with Drew Barrymore and what the cards may hold for her future.

With an aggregate following of a half million and over 38 million likes on TikTok, Carly is this generation’s everyday gal-pal. Her comedic content focuses on everyday, real-life challenges which people in their twenties experience. Along with her two co-hosts and best friends, Hailey and Jaz, the trio hosts “Hot Girl Talks” – a weekly series that pinpoints Gen Z growing pains in NYC.

On a lighter note, Carly co-hosts “Ok Stop Wine-ing” alongside her mom. She says , “a great lesson for a mother and a daughter.” The duo executes weekly confabulations while offering advice on how to meticulously navigate life.

Following in the footsteps of the iconic bloggers of the 2000s’, Carly self-taught herself how to code and build websites. During her adolescence at Indiana University (IU), she developed “All Things C.” It provided her with an opportunity to create a safe space where she openly spoke about her eating disorders and body dysmorphia to a relatable demographic of her peers. “No matter what I’m talking about… I make sure the basis of my brand always has those underlying messages of ‘you’re beautiful no matter what,’…and giving people advice on how to combat some of those hard times in life.” “I’ve been through plenty of mental health issues in my life, so I speak to my following as if I’m speaking to my younger self or a younger sibling.” Priding herself as the “mom” of group, Carly has always possessed a knack helping those in need.

After graduating from IU, Carly relocated to NYC as a social media manager. Subsequently, she expeditiously transitioned into an avid TikToker, garnering recognition for her unapologetic approach. Thus, she discovered her niche as a creator.

In her leisure, she traveled and grew fond of pickleball while building strong ties to her community.

“I’m very involved with Jewish youth organizations like BBYO… My family is really big with making donations to cancer charities, also mental health organizations like the National Eating Disorders Association.”

Carly Weinstein

In the near future, Carly hopes to become an advocate for mental stability.

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By: Jess Chen, Vaughn Lowery

CJ PERRY talks about the surreal life via 360 MAGAZINE.

CJ Perry – The Surreal Life

CJ Perry stars on the reboot of The Surreal Life which airs on VH1 Mondays at 9 pm/8c. As of late, she engages in an introspective conversation with Vaughn Lowery on the 360 MAG podcast about mental health, homelessness in LA and her career in the WWE. Additionally, she sheds light on her newfound friendship with castmate Tamar Braxton.

The weekly episodic features eight notable TV personalities (CJ Perry, Frankie Muniz, Tamar Braxton, Kim Coles, Stormy Daniels, August Alsina, and Manny MUA) who live together under one roof while unmasking their vulnerabilities. The celebrities will also compete in a series of challenges each week. Watch The Surreal Life Trailer!

CJ Perry is best known as WWE Superstar “Lana” and “The Ravishing Russian” for the past decade. She grew up in Latvia and can speak the Russian language. Every morning, she eats five eggs and a bowl of oatmeal for breakfast to fuel her moves. The talented WWE superstar also acted in popular series such as E!’s “Total Divas” and “Pitch Perfect 1 & 2.” She stunned everyone at the London and New York Fashion Weeks and landed partnerships with red-hot brands like PrettyLittleThing and Fashion Nova

Perry spoke about the WWE’s controversial third-party policy that went into effect last year, which fans accused her of being the ‘straw that broke the camel’s back’ because she had a number of sponsorship deals through her Instagram. “I’ve been always in communication with WWE, always given them every single… Everything I do, I always get everything approved. I am, regardless of what people see me on screen throughout the years as the bad guy, the heel, the loud mouth, the drama, behind the scenes, I would say I try to do everything by the book. Because I deal with really bad anxiety and mental health issues and I just get too anxious if I feel like I’m breaking the rules, “Perry stated in an interview with ComicBook. She also mentioned in the Talk Is Jericho podcast that the only way she’d return to the wrestling scene is if a company offered a No-Cut clause in the contract. 

Aside from being a pro wrestler, Perry starred opposite Jonathan Rhys-Meyers in sci-fi thriller film WIFELIKE. The film tells the story of a widower named William (Jonathan Rhys Meyers) who receives an A.I. copy of his late wife, Meredith (Elena Kampouris). In the fight to end AI exploitation, an underground resistance attempts to infiltrate him by sabotaging the programming of the AI Meredith. So she begins to question her reality as memories of a past life begin to surface in a world where nothing is as it seems.

Perry also starred opposite Bruce Willis in sci-fi-action film COSMIC SIN. The story follows a group of warriors and scientists who must fight to protect and save their race when a hostile alien species with the power to infect and take over human hosts sets its sights on a futuristic human society. Perry will step into the role of “Sol” — who was originally written for a male. The character is described as “the best sniper in the galaxy and lead assassin fighting for the human race against an alien invasion.”

Perry had a breakout acting role in the fantasy/romance feature film titled, “Another Version of You” released in 2019. She was also an Executive Producer on the film and won the 2018 Audience Award at the Nashville Film Festival. The film talks about when the girl Diggsy’s always loved gets married to another man, he gets an opportunity to explore parallel universes to find another version of her who might love him back. Perry was drawn to her character Gwyneth since she is free-spirited and in the moment. “I love that free spirit about her,” she admitted. “Sometimes, her biggest strength is her greatest weakness. She just goes with the wind.”

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Twitter: @TheCJPerry

Website: cjperry.com

BTS of 360 MAG podcast on YT.

Björgvin Arnarson chats up Chucky with Vaughn Lowery in 360 MAGAZINE exclusive.

BJÖRGVIN ARNARSON – CHUCKY

Listen to Björgvin Arnarson and Vaughn Lowery chat all things CHUCKY on 360 MAG Apple/Spotify podcast HERE.

Björgvin Arnarson plays ‘Devon’ on the hit TV series, CHUCKY.

Björgvin is an up-and-coming American television actor with a fraternal twin brother. In 2019, this biracial (Icelandic father and Floridian mother) boy wonder made his acting debut as a guest star on Family Time. When asked about his early acting experiences, Arnarson said, “I always liked performing. I used to do community theater back then, I also made short films with my brother… Then my mom asked, ‘Why don’t you start auditioning?’ I replied, ‘Sure!’… I did one commercial, a low-budget film, some horror movies, and a book trailer. I booked some small things and then booked CHUCKY.” 

Subsequently, Arnarson broke into film with a supporting role in horror, starring Vadhir Derbez and Guy Pearce, The Seventh Day. Additionally, he solidified a bit part in Hulu’s hit comedy series, PEN15, earning numerous credits in a short span. When questioned about daily set life, he asserts, “I never know what scene we’re shooting until the day of, so I have to be prepared to be super dramatic or super not dramatic.” He further elaborates, “Shooting out of order is interesting to me …like we’re shooting episode 3 but it’s only the end scene, and we’ll shoot the beginning later.” 

Björgvin portrays Devon Evans in the TV version of the cult classic, CHUCKY, premiering October 5. “I was on my computer playing games, my dad told me that I booked it. I was like ‘Oh Dang Okay!’” Arnarson recalled the day he got the role. “The first thing I did was watch all of the Chucky movies.” 

Born into a family that is both artistic and supportive, it is not surprising that Björgvin Arnarson is an eclectic actor with enormous dedication. Arnarson mentioned that he has a twin brother who is a talented musician and ballet dancer, “We’re fraternal, not identical, but he is three minutes older, he always says that, but whatever.” When they were babies, his mother danced and sang for them, and they soon found out that his father was once in a band and performed in the theater.

While this tailspin continues to earn honors, Arnarson enjoys reading comics, playing the piano and being an active company in the local artistic scene. “I like photography, digital art… putting things together into one big piece… filmmaking, mixed media, Manga… and I’m a big music guy,” Arnarson said.

DEVON EVANS is a boy-next-door and true crime addict who runs a podcast called “Hackenslash,” which sheds light on local crime in his hometown of Hackensack. Evans is hell-bent on making sense of the mysterious Hackensack tragedies, not only from the past but also from the present. Devon is a student at Perry Middle School and is dating “Jack Wheeler” (Zachary Arthur).

CHUCKY is a continuation of the emblematic cinema franchise that retraces the murderous events of the famous killer doll. In the television series, Chucky encounters former allies, sworn enemies and new prey, as he tries to inspire fear, nervousness and chaos wherever he goes.

After his horrible plot to invade America’s children’s hospitals was thwarted in the first season, Chucky now seeks revenge on those he blames, surviving teens Jake (Zackary Arthur), Devon (Björgvin Arnarson) and Lexy (Alyvia Alyn Lind), along with his ex-Tiffany ( his sworn enemy).

The series averaged 11.6 million viewers in season 1. Season 2 will premiere on October 5 (trailer) on SYFY and USA Networks.

Article: Andrea Esteban, Vaughn Lowery

ADDITIONAL BJÖRGVIN QUOTES:

“In season one, I was pretty nervous,” Arnarson confessed, “but going into season two, it feels more like second nature, I can focus more and get into the character.” 

“Working with the doll is pretty interesting, you get to see all the things that go behind it. it is not super hard working with it because it feels like a person.”

FUN FACTS:

Press Conference

Jake and Devon Pullover

Björgvin plans on dropping a skate-inspired clothing collection soon.

Plans on Attending Comic Con.

BTS of Interview on YT.

360 MAG PODCAST by Vaughn Lowery for 360 MAGAZINE, starring Javier Pedroza, Armon Hayes and LaJune Grant.

360 MAG: A No-Nonsense Conversation

Despite the fact that America has many diverse voices, they are rarely heard. 360 MAGAZINE has always been a platform for these individuals to be heard, so they decided to build on that mission by launching their own podcast:

360 MAG: A No-Nonsense Conversation. It will cover interviews with key industry trend makers, as well as the latest news, design, and culture. Hosts include Vaughn Lowery, Javier Pedroza, Armon Hayes, and LaJune Grant

Lowery called the podcast, “An evocative gallery where everyone can continue to celebrate their singularity.” Pedroza added, “I’d like for people to feel inspired, joyful, creative, and stronger after listening to 360 MAG: A No-Nonsense Conversation.” 

In the first episode, Javier Pedroza spoke with Piso 21, a Latin pop group known for hits such as Me Llamas, Besándote, and Déjala Que Vuelva. 360 also interviewed other major figures: singer Carmen DeLeon, disabled TikTok influencer NotLewy, and actor/rapper Young Dylan. Stay tuned. We’ll also chat with representatives from the technology, design, and automotive industries.360 also recently released the Animal Series NFT collection. Four NFTs will be on sale until May 1st. Get yours now by clicking HERE. More information can be found HERE. Find the podcast on Apple, Amazon, Google, and Spotify. Podcasts will be available in both Spanish and English. Additionally, 360 MAG has a dedicated RSS feed and has launched an account on Twitch to increase reach.

EPISODES

ABOUT 360 MAGAZINE

360 MAGAZINE is an edgy fashion, lifestyle and culture magazine, introducing cutting-edge brands, entities and trends to taste makers within their respective communities. Founding members have over 30 years of collective experience both as notable talent and professionals within the realms of fashion, music, art, design and entertainment. 360 is more than just a magazine comprised of journalists, representing a movement of social awareness and change.

360 is a LGBTQIA-friendly publication, officially recognized by the NGLCC. The magazine is contemporary in look and appeal. Quality art content is the constant goal. It will be entertaining, newsworthy and thought-provoking, appealing to a broad entertainment readership. No publication like it is available today, constantly celebrating racial as well as sexual ambiguous talent and artists.

Tyler in T HENRI via T HENRI for use by 360 Magazine

TYLER HENRI GELB

CREATING EXCLUSIVITY

Tyler Gelb, who graduated from the University of California, San Diego with a degree in Economics, worked as a financial analyst for the multinational company Sony between 2010 and 2011. In 2019, to assemble the most exclusive luxury eyewear collection available in the world, the Monaco Series, Tyler became the founder and designer of his international brand, T HENRI, which specializes in limited-batch collectible eyewear productions handmade in Sabae, Japan. 

By keeping the key brand message “Handmade and done the old-fashioned way” in mind, T HENRI commits to creating heritage pieces through sustainable materials. The company currently presents in 15 countries and has gained recognition with the American magazine Forbes. Meanwhile, the excellent marketing team has made the brand successful in different parts of the United States and the world, such as the Netherlands or Liverpool (UK).

Listen to Tyler Gelb’s full conversation with Vaughn on the 360 MAG Podcast HERE.

In 2020, during the pandemic caused by the coronavirus disease, Tyler decided to further accelerate the brand growth by designing something more exclusive than his competitors, especially to take advantage of the Caviar model, which is priced at almost 2K today. This unique collection includes three models: CorsaHydra, and Evo. One of the most notable designs of the collection is the adjustable nose pads which are made in premium quality minerals and could make users feel comfortable by adapting to the size of different noses. The sales that Tyler achieves with this product are high and very successful. 

Tyler adds that he wants to continue to maintain “a unique look that’s hard to come by about our product.” The designer is now creating a kind of high-end line. He and his team will start launching and photographing their campaigns with their grand premiere in September of 14 new models. These beta-titanium made frames are featured with aerodynamic characteristics from those high-performance cars. They are plated in various shades with 18-karat white gold, yellow gold, and rose gold. At the same time, to make the designs ergonomic, Tyler adds that the collections of T HENRI are returning to the colors radar blue and GO yellow as these tones give an exquisite and attractive result. The concept that he wants to carry forward with future productions would be limited to 99th percentile color combinations which would keep the products distinct. 

“Cars and watches are one of the biggest inspirations for me,” Tyler says. As a big fan of cars, Tyler is always galvanized by car brands such as Rolls-Royce for small accessories and Lamborghini for an attractive design. After being inspired by the world’s most talented independent brands, Tyler has created a new limitless eyewear collection, Continental, set in a boxy British Grand Tourer adapted on a high-speed, long-distance circuit. Each setting is electroplated with 1 micron of 18 karat gold, which produces a refined, exclusive, and polished shine.

As an eco and user-friendly brand, T HENRI takes the overall environmental impact and usability under consideration during the manufacturing process. The frames will always be kept as “sort of an organic look rich with color,” with being made in hypoallergenic cotton for human skin. 

Tyler mentions that the 2023 collection is already finished and will start with the 2024 one soon. By utilizing titanium as the new material for future collections, He maintains the idea that he is working on is way ahead to ensure all the designs are done right, as well as control material cost. 

LUXURY EXCLUSIVITY

Tyler’s concept as an entrepreneur is to “further differentiate our product”. Although art and design have a lot in common for him, both concepts have aesthetic purposes and contain the power to distinguish him from other brands. To preserve the exclusivity of the brand, Tyler made each limited production has only 50 pieces per style, and the color combination is laser-bonded and accompanied by a Certificate of Authenticity with the designated production number. Tyler emphasizes that those exclusive pieces are gone and will never be produced again once a color combination is sold out.

As the launch of the new eyewear campaign approaches in September, T HENRI aims to start including a list of celebrities in their eyewear content, as the brand label. 

The company president’s Philosophy is to “believe in yourself” and be risky because “the risk you are taking is on yourself, you have much more control, so I have been able to be riskier.” Tyler states that “I assume and am able to control it and mitigate it instead of putting it in someone else’s hands. It’s a beautiful thing once it reaches a tipping point, but you just have to endure it until you get there.”

The collection that T HENRI represents is the pinnacle of refined luxury and innovative construction practices.

Article:

Andrea Esteban, Vaughn Lowery

Resources:

ABOUT T HENRI

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Veep of Marketing at Lexus via 360 MAGAZINE

Vinay Shahani

Vice President – Head of Marketing at Lexus, Toyota Motor North America

*Listen to Vinay Shahani’s full conversation with Vaughn Lowery on the 360 MAG Podcast HERE.

As a crowded child growing up in and around Detroit, Vinay Shahani was exposed to the motor industry at a very young age. He started working at the Ford Motor Company when his father (of Sindhi descent) emigrated from India to the United States in the 1960s. Vinay became a car lover under the influence of his father: “He was in the car business, and I was also in the car business because I was his son, and I loved that.” Once he moved to Michigan, Vinay earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Michigan, a Master’s Degree in Business Administration and Manufacturing Systems Engineering from Stanford University. Currently, Vinay lives in the Dallas area.

Vinay is Vice President of Marketing for Lexus, a Japanese high-end car brand created by Toyota Inc., a position he has held since January 2021. He is responsible for Lexus’ marketing activities, including advertising campaigns, media and digital, product marketing and lifecycle management, auto shows, incentive and experiential marketing, and motorsports. He creates a “speak up” environment to make the opinions of all members of his team visible (agency partners and internal staff). Identifying social and commercial values helps expand the brand to various groups of consumers who may not align with the preferences of the Asian population, such as Walton Isaacson (black, Hispanic, and LGBTIQ community) and the IW group.

In addition, he oversees motorsports, engagement marketing, car shows, and other consumer events throughout the United States. Vasser Sullivan is a race team, with worldwide competitors such as Cadillac, Mercedes-Benz, BMW, and Audi, that Lexus empowers with some of the best drivers –  “We definitely want to win, and we have a winning team.” Meanwhile, Lexus also helps improve consumers’ skills in car track by providing the opportunity to study professionally at Performance Driving School.

Since the brand is determined to treat consumers as valued guests, one of Vinay’s top initiatives iis Lexus Hospitality, as it is inspired by the Japanese spirit of hospitality and is committed to providing excellence in customer service. 

Another dimension within the marketing field is monitoring and analyzing the results after experimenting with the Lexus IS 500 model and the Lexus RC F Track Edition. 

Under the massive influence of the metaverse today, Vinay mentions that Lexus is creating its own Mark Netscape plus Upstream to figure out what the role of Lexus is as a brand in the metaverse. In addition, they are in talks with global partners like Lexus International to find out what is being sought out in Japan while identifying markets in the US, Canada, and Great Britain. Based on the diverse target audience of Lexus in the United States, Vinay seeks to use digital media and the National Brand Day to show brand culture and emotion, even

creating a TikTok account to get closer to younger audiences.  

As a high environment-friendly brand, by 2035, Vinay plans for Lexus to be a ‘global 100% battery electric’ vehicle brand to reduce fossil fuel consumption and emissions. With these measures, it’s great to see the carbon footprint will be reduced thanks to the company’s shift. 

Finally, Vinay adds that “it is important that we know who we are as a brand from a strategic perspective.” With this, they are trying to add attractive and technological accessories to their vehicles that give the driver great confidence in the handling and control of their car. “Maintaining a love for performance cars gets your heart rate up, it excites you, and that’s something we definitely want to associate with different brands.”

Article: 

Andrea Esteban, Vaughn Lowery, Krishan Narsinghani, Armon Hayes

Resources:

Lexus & Toyota Motor North America

Links to the 2023 product announcements: Toyota New Product Showcase and 

Lexus New Product Showcase

RZ images can be found within the 2023 Lexus RZ album on this page.

Link to each brand’s Livestream press conference:

Toyota | Lexus

Link to Toyota Connected ‘Cabin Awareness’ Concept press release

Links to the final PDFs of the speaker support slides for each presentation:

Toyota , Lexus × Sequoia First Drive

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