ABOUT THE ATHLEISURE MAG TEAM
Kimmie Smith is Co-Founder and Style Director of Athleisure Media. With 40+ issues and a reach of 25M+ monthly impressions, Athleisure Mag™ brings celebrity, athlete and industry cover stories; fitness, style, clean eating/fine dining, wellness, beauty, sports and luxury lifestyle features and roundups; and active model editorial and tips as a leading voice for Athleisure Culture. She is host and co-producer of the founding four shows at Athleisure Studio (#TribeGoals, Athleisure Kitchen, The Road To Tokyo 2020, and Bungalow SK), which over the first 20 shows have been graced with top athletes, chef judge/restaurateurs, actors, industry icons and entrepreneurs. She recently served as a notable judge for the esteemed Cochon 555 NY, Sommelier Smackdown and Punch Kings cocktail contest, the third year of partnership.
Kimmie is a Celebrity Fashion Stylist and Accessory Expert, recently styling Miss America and Miss Ecuador. She is also the former Fashion Editor of DJ Mag US, and contributor to Vogue Italia and Luxury Daily. Her work has appeared in Esquire, The Fashionisto, Ellements Magazine, and Velvet Magazine (Dubai) to name a few. She has appeared on a range of segments as a stylist-personality, including ABC, Arise 360, Better TV, CBS, FOX, Meredith Vieira Show, NBC, Style Code Live/Amazon and was regularly on HSN for her artisan collaboration line with Sebago footwear. Kimmie has also served as a spokesperson/ambassador for several leading brands across fashion, accessories, beauty and technology, including Crest 3D White, Diageo, Dryel, Intel, Microsoft, and Tweezerman.
Her background in style and fashion is longstanding, winning a web award as one of the first accessory style bloggers in 2006. She worked closely with the C-Suite of Abercrombie & Fitch in establishing their iconic noire store design as an acclaimed visual merchandiser, and later spent several years working at Lacoste managing and executing floor plans and style assortment of luxury/specialty department stores, travel retail and premiere golf/tennis accounts.
Co-Founder and CEO, Paul Farkas is a lifestyle technology and cross media thought-leader, based in NYC. Together with Kimmie, he also co-founded fashion and lifestyle tech creative house and consultancy, Accessory2.
Active in the wearable tech scene. Paul co-founded Wearable Wednesday NYC and speaks regularly on connected life and entertainment, including at AWE, CLSA, FIT, Flash Fwd. IWNY, S3, #SHIFT, SMW, Sound Ctrl, and SVG League Tech Summit. Previously, he created and organized, SoCin, the first US Social TV conference and served as an advisory board member of 2nd Screen Society trade association. He is regular contributor to Luxury Daily on new media best practices by luxury brands.
He graduated from Hofstra University School of Law and is admitted to the NYS bar.
ABOUT ATHLEISURE MAG
ATHLEISURE MEDIA is driven by athleisure culture. Athleisure Mag delivers 20M+ monthly impressions across an active affluential community as distributed though US and global luxury travel and hospitality destinations. Well-known for its high fitness editorial, celeb wellness, feature interviews and trend roundups and tips, Athleisure Mag and Athleisure Studio, are for passionate, driven executive and millennial members with a keen taste for active life/style. Our community is strong, sexy and allows time to spoil themselves to enjoy and actualize that which life has to offer and the journeys they make. Since our launch in January 2016, our 44 issues have included cover shoots and features of acclaimed designers, athletes, celebrities, trainers, and creative executives and influencers, alongside a steady backdrop of heritage houses, notable studios, salons, eateries, resorts, nightlife and city destinations. Reaching and resonating well with both purpose-driven women and men (75/25%) across major US cities and internationally, our community lives a smart, productive and fun life, being mindful in the moment, knowing their essentials, and balancing what's next.
Our recent celebrity cover stories have featured EDM/DJ/Producer and Godfather of Hard Trap - SayMyName, Marty Smith of ESPN’s College GameDay and SEC Nation, Michelin Starred Chef George Mendes, CNBC Co-Anchor “Squawk Alley,” Morgan Brennan; WWE E! Total Divas’ Trinity Fatu/Naomi; NFL Super Bowl LIII Champions’ New England Patriots; Entrepreneur, Entertainer, DJ/Producer Gianluca Vacchi; Celeb Chef/Owner of FlipSigi and Cooking Channel's Late Nite Eats Host Jordan Andino; ESPN's NFL Insider Field Yates; CNBC anchor Melissa Lee; 2X Team USA Women's Saber Fencer Dagmara Wozniak; E's Revenge Body Celebrity Fitness trainer Corey Calliet; and Showtime's Ray Donovan Star Pooch Hall. Athleisure Mag is accessible on digital newsstands via a click-flip format on ATHLEISURE MAG.com, select luxury hospitality on-screen hotspots and on-demand print. Athleisure Mag has been featured live on CNBC and on ESPN's Front Row.
ABOUT ATHLEISURE STUDIO
Athleisure Studio is a multimedia podcast network for Athleisure Culture. Woven with Athleisure Mag, our programming focuses on the inspirations, stories and shared moments with athletes, designers, artists, celebrities, entrepreneur changemakers creating dynamic impact.
#TRIBEGOALS We’re all about tribes. We join those that speak to us and align with our vibe. In #TribeGoals, we sit down with key changemakers as they share some of their inspirations, thinking and flow with creating, building and joining their communities. #TribeGoals features guests bi-weekly. We will share stories and memorable moments with Industry and lifestyle leadership from wellness, fitness, and style to sports, entertainment and entrepreneurship. Hear about how our featured guests #TribeGoals and what fuels those tribes, passions and members. Enjoy these constructive insights across industries so we can better ourselves, others and the world with our time, attention, and love together.. Athleisure Kitchen interviews celebrity chefs, restaurateurs, hospitality creatives, brands, and notable luminaries. The Road to Tokyo 2020 (runs through and after the games) follows US, and World athletes, teams, and supporters through their journeys to the championships, as well as joining, practicing and competing at-large. Listeners will get to follow our selected individuals and learn what the challenges are as they balance their lives and preparing for the Summer Games. Bungalow SK is about setting our intentions for what we want in life as well as ensuring that we take time for ourselves. Our lives are constantly spinning as we focus on our careers, getting studio time, and hanging with our tribes. Bungalow SK™ is the lounge where you’ll meet notable guests that are just like you and will add a bit of levity to your day. Bungalow SK™ is your virtual lounge.
We reserve the right to remove any content or opinions that are not consistent with Athleisure Mag and it's empowering culture. #GoodVibesOnly