Featuring Supermodel Camerone Parker McCulloch in Our 8th Anniversary Edition of InFluential Magazine

Former FORD supermodel and actress, motivational speaker, philanthropist, and radio host, Camerone Parker, has emerged as the leading powerful celebrity voice in patient advocacy for multiple sclerosis (MS) and treatment. Today, she delights audiences nationwide as a highly in-demand speaker, sharing her unbelievable story of being diagnosed with MS and hiding the disease in a highly competitive world of international fashion so she could earn money to pay for treatment.

Having been featured throughout her storied modeling career in over 350 magazines around the world, the former face of Olay has walked the runways for designers like Vera Wang, Giorgio Armani, and Bagley Mischka, to name a few. She’s been seen on billboards around the country for brands like Ralph Lauren POLO and has made appearances on Good Morning America, The Oprah Winfrey Show, The Today Show, The View, and more. But while she’s lived a very public life, she’s guarded quite the secret.

Parker’s story is one of trepidation, strength, and determination.  She’s lives her life in a manner best for her; with no apologies.  I’m thrilled to share our candid and honest conversation. Hopefully, you’ll come away as awe inspired as I was after learning her fascinating story.

We proudly invite you into our 8th Anniversary Edition to learn more about Camerone in an interview written and conducted by our Founder & Publisher William Jackson.

Photo credits are as follows:

PHOTO: Robert Kazandjian

MAKEUP/HAIR DESIGN: Wesley O’Neil

BALL SKIRT: Check Please! Silk Dupioni by Peach Carr | Peach Carr Designs

TOP: Black Silk Turtleneck by Cop Copine

FEATHER BELT: Emil Gampe | EMIL Couture

Welcome to the Multi-Award Winning 4th Anniversary Edition of Teen InFluential

William Jackson, MBA, Founder & Chief Business Officer of InFluential Magazine, Spanish InFluential, and Teen InFluential

William Jackson, MBA, Founder & Chief Business Officer of InFluential Magazine, Spanish InFluential, and Teen InFluential

When I sat down to write this note, I was amazed by the thought four years have gone by so quickly. It’s clear time does not stand still — especially when it comes to publishing and deadlines.

During one of our lively team meetings in the spring of 2015 Leonardo D’Almagro, our Fashion Editor at the time, suggested we think about introducing magazines focused on teen and Spanish speaking audiences.  The full team agreed and Teen InFluential and Spanish InFluential were created and premiered in September 2015.

I must say, though the premiere came quickly, it never could have been sustained through these years without the generous support and well wishes from our readers, communities, advertisers, and supporters.  It’s still quite humbling to realize many have been with us from day one. It’s even more humbling to know they confidently demonstrated their support and energy from the beginning and have continued with us for over four years.

We’ve been very fortunate to have talented teams producing our magazines every edition – our contributing writers and editors, artists and photographers, production experts, and marketing and public relations experts.  Many are still with us and others have gone on to make their mark in other ventures, and we love and appreciate everyone.

This 4th Anniversary edition’s cover features teen musician and philanthropist Penelope Robin, who continues to make quite a name for herself on the music scene and inspire many through her philanthropic endeavors.  Of course, there’s a ton of other good stuff throughout our pages.

Thank you to each of you for four years of support.  We truly love what we do and couldn’t do it as well as we do without your consistent support.

Looking forward to many more years with you,

William Jackson, MBA, GQ Insider, 2018 Folio: 100 Honoree

Publisher of Teen InFluential

Kemuri Tatsu-Ya Launches Daily Happy Hour Starting Tuesday, October 1

Photography courtesy of Julia Keim.

Acclaimed Texas-influenced Japanese izakaya Kemuri Tatsu-Ya is excited to announce the launch of daily happy hour, beginning Tuesday, October 1. Happy hour specials will be available every day from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. throughout the restaurant, and reservations via Resy are highly encouraged, although walk-ins are always welcome. 

The happy hour menu will feature a mix of Kemuri favorites and new additions, all at discounted prices. Classics added to the happy hour lineup include skewers like chicken thighs & scallions, Kurobuta pork belly, and head-on prawn, as well as the three-pickle plate, chicken karaage, and the crispy onigiri. Kemuri will also add new menu items available only during happy hour, like the Niku Dango skewer — Japanese meatballs in sweet soy sauce, pork croquette with braised pork, kewpie mayo, negi and bonito, and a rotating chef’s choice steamed bun.

Kemuri will also have specials on Kirin Ichiban lager, by the glass or pitcher, and new cocktails to complement the happy hour bites. Drinks include the Gold Rush with Kikusui Funaguchi Nama sake, brandy, honey syrup, bitters, and citrus; the Yopun-ki made with junmai sake, yaupon tea, Thai basil falernum, and citrus; or the Snow Plane with nigori, aperol, loquat syrup, bitters, and citrus.

Kemuri Tatsu-Ya is open 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and 5 p.m. to midnight on Friday and Saturday. For more information or to make a reservation, please visit www.kemuri-tatsuya.com