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P.S. from Aéropostale: Meet Nathan

Nathan began studying the cello at age 4. Starting so young meant that by the age of 10, he had performed at Carnegie Hall. By 11, he composed a symphony entitled ‘Crisis in Japan’ dedicated to the victims of the tsunami. And by 12, he had performed with the St. Petersburg Russian State Symphony Orchestra, become principal cellist in the Philharmonic Youth Orchestra, and soloed with the Vienna Residence Orchestra. And that is just a small handful of his achievements. 

Nathan’s love of music drives him to practice every day, perfecting both his skill at playing, as well as his ability to create his own works. He is inspired by nature, a theme that comes through in many of his original compositions. 

We’re not waiting to see him come to Carnegie Hall, we’re waiting for him to come back. 

Click here to see Nathan and the rest of the P.S. from Aéropostale Epic Kids.

P.S. from Aéropostale: Meet Lucy 

Lovers of the classics, Lucy and older sister Emily started a vintage fashion blog in June of 2012. Since then, their readership has grown to over 35,000 followers.

Lucy has developed her own taste, knowledge, and appreciation for fashion, art, literature, film, and music. She creates and writes her own articles for the blog, delving into her favorite subjects and sharing them with her vast audience. Also a dancer, Lucy has a great interest in costume design, which influences many of the pieces she develops for the blog. With subjects spanning from the history of Edith Head to her new found love of paddle boarding to a detailed rundown of the best vintage shopping in Hollywood, Lucy is not only an interesting blogger, but a fascinating young lady. 

Stylish, sophisticated, and wise beyond her years, Lucy is both a true fashionista and an epic icon. 

Click here to see Lucy and the rest of the P.S. from Aéropostale Epic Kids.

 

P.S. from Aéropostale: Meet Callie

Callie has been dubbed “The Tween to Watch” and it’s no surprise why. Though she has been successful in a multitude of creative pursuits, it’s her interest in music that we found epic.

Callie, together with her older sister Cassidy started a DJ group in 2012, grabbing the attention of the pop world. The pair have performed all over New York City at high profile events, and have opened for artists including Austin Mahone, Ed Sheeran, Emblem3 and more.

Callie finds inspiration in New York City street style, which helps feed into the eclectic and diverse music of the “teen-dream sister act DJ duo.” Currently, Callie is working on producing her own concert series.

Click here to see Callie and the rest of the P.S. from Aéropostale Epic Kids.

P.S. from Aéropostale: Meet Strider

Young actor Strider began working in Hollywood about 7 years ago, scoring roles in feature films, independent shorts, and even doing voiceover work.

Last year, he had the opportunity to work on an incredible award-winning TV drama with some of the biggest names in the business. Still building a name for himself in the industry, Strider works hard perfecting his craft. He lives to be on set and we cannot wait to see his next big blockbuster. 

Click here to see Strider and the rest of the P.S. from Aéropostale Epic Kids.

P.S. from Aéropostale Epic Kids: Meet Kaelyn 

Tiny but mighty, Kaelyn stands tall at just 4’7” and is a bonafide ninja. She is a 16-time world champion martial artist and 5-time gold medalist with the 2012 US Martial Arts Team. She is also an accomplished stunt performer and was the featured performer at the 2013 Action Icon Awards for female stunt performers in Hollywood. 

Also a big advocate of anti-bullying and true girl power, she has appeared as the keynote speaker for the Girls’ World Expo for the last two years. Kaelyn has been a guest on the Dr. Phil Show and numerous television news programs to demonstrate her anti-bullying and anti-abduction techniques.

The next Bruce Lee? Kaelyn’s already there. 

Click here to see Kaelyn and the rest of the P.S. from Aéropostale Epic Kids.

P.S. from Aéropostale Epic Kids: Meet Jahking

When we first began our search for epic kids, one of the first talents we met was young rapper Jahking. If we weren’t already charmed by his personality and incredible presence, the off the cuff rap he performed for us sealed the deal. 

A quick and clever thinker, Jahking is an impressive lyricist who has performed at SMASH Fest and Taste of Soul, to name just a few events. Jahking told us that there is no better feeling than getting to perform his own, original music. 

Currently, he has been spending most of his time in the studio recording his debut album. We cannot wait for the drop date!  

Click here to see Jahking and the rest of the P.S. from Aéropostale Epic Kids.

P.S. from Aéropostale Epic Kids: Meet Robbie 

Robbie is a nationally ranked surfer with an array of sponsors, including O’Neill as well as his local surf shop. He was ranked in the top 3 in his age group by NSSA (National Scholastic Surfing Association) and has a multitude of championships and remarkable accomplishments to his name.

Part of what makes Robbie so epic is his incredible surf coach, with whom he is consistently training, giving him the skill and edge to become a pro-surfer (once he finishes school!). Robbie and his coach have traveled to California, Puerto Rico, as well as up and down the coast of their home state of Florida to catch the perfect wave.    

Robbie has spent this winter training in Puerto Rico, and we can’t wait to see his 2014 rankings! 

Click here to see Robbie and the rest of the P.S. from Aéropostale Epic Kids.

P.S. from Aéropostale Epic Kids: Meet Autumn

For P.S from Aéropostale’s Spring campaign, Nina Day set out to find the most talented, accomplished, and inspiring kids in the country. From the research, submissions, and casting sessions, we found our epic cast of eight phenomenal kids who are making their mark and influencing the world around them.

Autumn has been recognized in the art world as a true wunderkind. She has spent nearly all of her life painting, developing new techniques, and gaining recognition for her innate abilities.

Besides being part of a major national clothing campaign, Autumn has also been invited to speak at Harvard, been featured on a Discovery Channel special on child prodigies, and sold her works at auction houses across the country.  

We so enjoyed having the opportunity to get to know and work with this exceptional young woman and look forward to seeing her grow and succeed.  

Click here to see Autumn and the rest of the P.S. from Aéropostale Epic Kids. 

Nina Day once again had the opportunity to work with Cole Haan to bring together a remarkable, unforgettable cast for their holiday campaign ‘Talented & Gifted,’ photographed by Jake Chessum. 

The campaign features Broadway dancer Gregory Haney, accomplished choreographer Celia Rowlson-Hall, the brilliant and beautiful founder and editor-in-chief of Rookie Tavi Gevinson, coffee entrepreneur César Vega, wunderkind metal band Unlocking the Truth, actress and playwright Danai Gurira, and founder of famed food truck Korilla BBQ Edward Song

We are thrilled to have been able to bring these extraordinary individuals together and showcase those who are truly Talented and Gifted.     

Click here to view the campaign!