"PRAY EAT LOVE"
Men Exist. puts the spot light on the cool, calm and collected, Curtis Bryant of Fake Socialite NYC.
ME: Who are you? Where are you from? Tell us something unique about yourself.
CB: My name is Curtis Bryant, a 25-year-old visual artist from the Bronx (born and raised). I’m a Pisces who loves being happy, making art and making other people happy. One unique thing about me is that I have the ability to make a complete stranger feel like we’ve known one another for years.
ME: What do you do? What is your passion?
CB: First. I would like to make it clear that I DO NOT consider myself a designer but a visual artist. A designer is someone who values construction, materials and sewing. My designs for my shirts are simply made from my love for typography and graphic design. I have a BFA in Communication Design from Parsons New School of Design and have been freelancing in both graphic design as well as photography for five years now.
Art has always been prevalent in my life growing up. Since a kid I’ve been drawing anything and everything in sight.
ME: How do you or Fake Socialite NYC inspire the males around you?
CB: My apparel brand Fake Socialite NYC should be seen more as a reminder to people to remain humble and use their voice for good. It’s important that people know they should use their pedestal of popularity as a platform to encourage and inspire people. I really hope that men as well as women become inspired by me and the work I’m putting out and use it as fire to get moving and doing the same. You are inspiring to someone, whether they’ve been told so or not.
ME: “Men Exist.” encourages men to take care of themselves and embrace their own unique masculinity by showcasing different men with different lifestyles, passions and styles. These men not only embrace who they are but look and feel good as well. An “Exist Man” represents and exudes individuality, self-confidence, self-awareness, uniqueness and style. What makes you an “Exist Man”?
CB: I exist because I really feel like I was put on this earth to inspire people. It wasn’t until last year that I realized this though.
ME: How would you describe your style? What does your style say about you? Explain to us your process to picking an outfit.
CB: I would describe my style has urban prep. I have so much love for the preppie subculture. I would wear Tommy Hilfiger for the rest of my life if I could but being born and raised in the Bronx, there is definitely an urban influence in my style. A simple tee and sweatpants is all you really need to get through the day. If I had to describe my style through people, I would say my style is a mix of Rihanna and Solange. Weird right? In terms of picking an outfit, I just wake up and hope that my clothes speak to me.
ME: Do you have any advice (on any subject) you would give to the fellow bros?
CB: PRAY EAT LOVE
ME: Although we are constantly maturing and evolving as men, has there ever been a moment in your life that changed you into the better man you are today?
CB: This question just stole my answer, I was actually going to say that every second I’m becoming a better man because I’m learning from others as well as from my own actions. BUT if I had to give you another answer it would have to be when I went to college. In college, I learned the importance of keeping good/supportive company and I also learned how important it is to be you at all times. People will love and appreciate you more when you’re giving them something real to deal with.
ME: Anything else you would like to share with us about yourself or Fake Socialite NYC?
CB: Follow me in every way possible !
Facebook: Curtis Bryant and Fake Socialite NYC
Instagram: @fuckyeahcurtisbryant @fakesocialitenyc
And there you have it peeps. A big thanks to Curtis Bryant. Continue to exist and inspire.
"Contain, commit, and be continuous." -Yogi Bhajan