Dreaming Green: Amber Valletta’s THREAD and Sustainable Style

December 11, 2017 . by Mike

Amber Valletta is a supermodel/actress/activist who’s also become a leading voice in sustainable fashion from her experiences on the runway, in print and behind the scenes of the worldwide fashion industry. Among the things she’s learned are that the garment industry itself isn’t glamorous, and it has much to improve about itself – from ethical…


Work Hard, Party Hard: 71’s Official Launch Party!

November 20, 2017 . by Erin

When you want to achieve a new goal, you have to put in the work to make it happen. But I would argue that it’s just as essential to enjoy yourself in the process. Goal pursuit is hard work (and no goal worth pursuing just materializes overnight) – so why not treat yourself when you…


True Spectacle: Cover Star Teddy Lo’s ‘Gon Kirin’

November 9, 2017 . by Mike

On our first cover is the “Gon Kirin” fire-breathing light dragon art car, the creation of Teddy Lo, an extremely talented international lighting artist from Hong Kong/New York. Lo created “Gon Kirin” for the Burning Man festival in Black Rock City, Nev., and has shown the art car at events around the world. Why is…


71: What the Name Means and Where We Came From

October 24, 2017 . by Mike

If you’d asked me even eight months ago if I ever saw myself being involved in a fashion magazine, I’m sure you would’ve gotten a very strange look. I’d have not seen any way for it to be possible. After years as a musician, writer, lighting designer and photographer, I never expected this latest endeavor we’re…


Opportunity Knocks: Introducing The 71 Blog!

October 23, 2017 . by Erin

“If opportunity doesn’t knock, build a door.” – Milton Berle It’s 3 a.m., and I’m procrastinating. I watch the cursor blink on a blank Word doc for a while, wondering how I should handle the first-ever post for The 71 Blog. Then I do what any professional writer would do, and head to the Internet….