From athletes, fashion designers to supermodels turned entrepreneurs, the guests of One World Lifestyle know how to do one thing and do it well: build a brand. Creative conversations with host Deepak Chopra uncover the layers that comprise a successful and unique brand in the oversaturated lifestyle industry.
Personal history is so much a part of the people we become later in life; our experiences mold us in a multitude of ways big and small. Nowhere is that more true than in fashion designer, Rachel Roy's life. She recently discussed with Deepak Chopra the important influences in her work and in her life. My dad is Indian and so I consider myself an Indian woman, my mother is Dutch and I think having that balance of two nationalities in the house has affected everything that I do both personally and professionally. Because of the mix of cultures in her life, Rachel loves to mix thing in her professional life; fabrics, colors and patterns are all combined in new ways when things are oddly beautiful that's when I find perfection in it. Read more.Watch
In today’s fashion industry, there are few names as well-known as Kenneth Cole. The New York based designer has been a household designing shoes, clothing and accessories under a number of different brand names. But Cole’s interests and passions run far beyond the world of fashion and this list of philanthropic causes in which he is involved is as impressive as his career. Cole’s book, This is a Kenneth Cole Production, celebrates his career in fashion while at the same time supporting his charitable work with all proceeds going to support amfAR, The Foundation For AIDS Research. Read more.Watch
An icon of the fashion industry; there are very few people who are not familiar with the design work of Donna Karen. Donna was born into fashion; My father was a tailor and my mother was a fashion model so I thought that [fashion] was the one thing I never wanted to do. Of course whatever we don't want, that's what happens, she recalled in a sit down with Deepak Chopra. It seems that Donna was destined for a career in the fashion industry and since her start with Anne Klein in the 1960s, her rise through the fashion world has been meteoric. What is perhaps less widely known is Donna's work with Urban Zen. Read more.Watch
Supermodel turned entrepreneur Frederique van der Wal, founded Frederique's Choice an e-commerce business selling flower bouquets and lifestyle across 10 countries in Europe. As part of this focus Deepak Chopra and Frederique share some intimate stories discussing the biological effects of being surrounded by flowers. It’s proven that flowers not only give a reaction but take away anxiety, worry and more importantly put you physically in the moment. The intelligence that creates flowers ultimately creates our lives. Flowers release oxygen, something we can’t live without, yet need carbon oxide which we release with every breath we take. In this One World show, Frederique and Deepak trivialize the significance of this object of nature.Watch
For Keith Mitchell, what started as a way to get out of going to church with his parents turned into a successful career. Keith was in the early years of a very successful professional NFL football career when two games into the 2003 season with the Jacksonville Jaguars, that career was cut short. He made a particularly hard hit and ended up flat on his back. It wasn't supposed to be an unusual hit but as Keith told Deepak Chopra, from that point on, my journey truly began. This particular hit left him with a spinal contusion that temporarily paralyzed him. My mind was saying move, I thought I heard myself speak 'move!' but my body wasn't responding. Read more.Watch