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Keenan Zeno Favorite Song: "Numb/Encore" by JayZ & Linkin Park “This song gets my adrenaline going on so many levels. Jay tells the life story of the struggling, starving artist (ME!) that is misunderstood in a stereotypical, narrow-minded world. Then, you have Linkin Park delivering the alien-like beats and powerful message conveying the fact that sometimes you are ready—it’s the world that's not ready for you.”
Autumn Kietponglert Favorite Song: "Witch Hunt" by Fear Cult “Apart from being written by my most favorite and loved person in the world, I believe that this song is my favorite, not only for its unique, catchy, and original sound, but because lyrically I feel that this song encompasses much of the struggles and realities of my own experiences.”
Kristie Metcalf Favorite Song: "Riot Rhythm" by Sleigh Bells “Their album Treats, is my ultimate jam when I am working hard in the studio and need a dance break or energy boost. I love the juxtaposition of Alexis Krauss' girly and sweet vocals with the hard guitar and baseline. I try to do the same in my designs, bringing an edge to my innately feminine work to keep it from ever feeling prissy."
Jordan Crowson Favorite Song: "Gimme Shelter" by Rolling Stones “It's beautiful and truth. Generally, the two go hand in hand without effort.”
Laura Petrielli-Pulice Favorite Song: "Destroy Everything You Touch" by Ladytron “I love to listen to them while I work. Sometimes we might make the wrong choices in life and subconsciously do it on purpose—causing us to fail over and over. Just a reminder to be strong and intense and remove negativity from your life.”
Dexter Simmons Favorite Song: "Idle Second Thoughts" by Adult “Something about this song makes me think about runway and fashion. It evokes the perfect emotions of success, pain, love, and struggle.”
Ahni Radvanyi Favorite Song: "Mad World" by Phutureprimitive “This song gives my brain a shot of jumpstart juice to get the mind and body revved into high gear for performance and designing!”
Andre Soriano Favorite Song: "Vogue" by Madonna “This song is timeless, empowering, and has brought fashion to mainstream audiences. The line ‘You're a superstar. Yes, that's what you are’ is motivation and gives me confidence in my creations.”
Ebony White Favorite Song: "Take Back the Night" by Justin Timberlake “I like it because it's fun and gets me hype to create while making me want to dance. It takes me back to old Michael Jackson, which makes me reminisce about the days when I was a babe, had big dreams, no worries, and mommy knew everything! It just makes me happy.”
Adriana Diaz Favorite Song: "Creator" by Santigold “Santigold lays it down in the track. It gives me a superb freedom to be the true universal creator that I am—no matter what state of mind I’m in.”
Cecilia Aragon Favorite Song: "Mass Appeal" by, Gangstarr "This song keeps me on my philosophy on life when I’m lost. When I feel like everyone is further ahead of me in the game, I realize, as long as I do what I like and do it my way, I will never regret what I do. I never water my designs down to put something out there. What I put out there requires skills and no one can take that from me.”
Adam Christoffel Favorite Song: "Headfirst Slide Into Cooperstown On A Bad Bet" by Fallout Boy “I have listened to that song on repeat so much to get inspired while developing and creating for collection ideas! So much energy, you have to check it out!”
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