So proud of this man, @luizmattos1906 , who is profiled in Vogue Business today. My quote didn’t make the cut, so I’m posting it here. Love you, Luiz. “You only need to spend five minutes with Luiz to know that he is a man of integrity - that he’s kind, protective, fair - and a loyal colleague. I knew all that from our first meeting over twenty years ago. At that time, Luiz was working for a competitor. I never asked him if he would be interested in leaving to join IMG because it seemed almost inappropriate knowing he is loyal to the core. We’d see each other at events and always enjoyed each other’s company. Years later, there were major shifts at his previous employer and I heard that Luiz had left and that he was joining another firm. In my heart, I knew that IMG was better aligned with Luiz’s values and would provide him with more growth opportunities. I called him immediately and gave him the hard sell. The problem was, the deal with the competitor was almost done – almost. I’ll never forget that day. It was over the week-end, and my Blackberry was on its last leg and couldn’t hold a charge. I’d long since got rid of my home phone and my only working charger was made for a car cigarette lighter. I sat in my driveway, in my Jeep, with the phone plugged in and we talked for hours. Finally, as the sun was going down, after umpteen phone conversations, Luiz confirmed to me that he would join the IMG team. That was all I needed. If you know Luiz, you know he is a man of his word. I knew it when we first met, and he has proven it every day since. Watching Luiz hit his stride and flourish, particularly over the last five or six years, has been a source of incredible pride. Best of all - he’s still the same great, kind, fair, protective, loyal colleague (and now friend ) that I met all those years ago.” @imgmodels #IMGstars
The countdown begins... I’ve just come from our @imgfashioncamp planning meeting, and trust me, you don’t want to miss this one! Get ready for the best #IMGFashionCamp yet! Click the link in my bio to book your spot today! Our guests this year include: @luckybsmith @karlawelchstylist @trey laird @akiniko @lacyredway @danielmartin @christiancowan @christelle_studio @ivanmbart @imgmodels development.jenirose @luizmattos1906 and VERY special guests: @halima and @gigihadid Come join us! @imgmodels @weloveyourgenes @thewallgroup @imglens
WE’RE BACK! Super excited to announce our line-up for this summer’s #IMGFashionCamp ! Come join me and all our amazing speakers: #LuckyBlueSmith ( @luckybsmith ), @thewallgroup ’s @karlawelchstylist @lacyredway + @danielmartin , @weloveyourgenes ’ @imgmodels development.jenirose, @imgmodels ’ @ivanmbart + @luizmattos1906 , @imglens ’ @christelle_studio , along w/ @trey laird, @akiniko + very special guests #GigiHadid ( @gigihadid ) + #HalimaAden ( @halima ). ⭐️ Limited space available. Open to young adults 14-20 years old. Click the link in my bio to book your spot today!
All the Good Cookies @imgmodels have partnered with @cookies4kids for my favorite event of the year, #chefs4kids @carolynmurphy @dianasilverss @fencer @mona__offi @lamekafox @endeavorimpact @gretchengoodcookie @patrickaccorsi @christinatosi @definitelypaulrudd @nph @toddsnyderny @elvisduran @lisadiruocco @blackberrylizz #imgstars #beagoodcookie 📸 @patrick_films
Happy Valentine’s Day to my favorite guy in the whole world, @patrickaccorsi
Cousins’ slumber party! Rosie and Cash just hangin’ out in the kitchen. In a month, they’ll both be teenagers! #goodkids