Producer, Fashion Stylist, Model, Photographer

An ‘Alter Ego’ is said to be, in psychology, our other Self, a second personality inside us, which may be the opposite of what our conscious self or usually outwardly displayed personality is like. For 2 years I depicted myself as a rich teenager with an amazing fashion sense.

Russell Jane

He ran two blogs, hosted many local fashion shows and learned EVERY SINGLE aspect of fashion. It’s so crazy how far someone can get by lying. His talents aren’t what he lied about tho. It was his confidence. By acting like he was well qualified in fashion prepared him for failure and achievement. However, things got awkward when he started getting big.

My alter ego started getting A-Listed & VIP’d! It wasn’t my name on the list it was Russell Jane‘s. Imagine showing up to a concert or fashion show with an ID stating your actual name, Nolan mother fucking Robert. Having to explain why you have two different names and proving to the bouncer that I’m R.J. was total social suicide. First impressions are everything and mine always sucked. After two years of playing celebrity, I changed my Facebook name back to Nolan Robert and did a lot of explaining. Till this day, I am referred to Russell by those who are close to me.

I AM SACHA FIERCE NOLAN ROBERT.

I’m claiming one side of fashion and that’s modeling. I may not be on demand now but when I am, I’ll know exactly who to thank. My time is now!

How am I doing?

Good question! No one’s asked since my move. It sucks in Austin! I completely understand that it’s barely been a month but I HAVEN’T DONE SHIT. Social media isn’t doing it for me anymore. I’ve grown sick & tired of Instagram, Facebook and Grindr. It’s only used to show the lifestyle I live and to hook up. FUCK THAT. I can’t even get a decent message across. I miss being able to speak my mind. I miss being an activist. I have been stripped of all resources since my move.

I wake up everyday around 4pm and sleep at 5am. OH! Get this. I have back pimples now. <3 I had dreams of doing better things and becoming big but I have nothing now. This post isn’t just a rant. It’s a monthly update about my life. Posting personal information online has always been easy for me to do rather than actually seeking help. It’s my way of venting. Anyways…

I’m doing just fine physically. Always have been but mentally I’m a mess. (no longer a hot one) I guess I’m just home sick. I miss the poor fashion scene in the valley. I miss MVG. I miss my family! I wanted to grow up fast. I regret that. Send good vibes my way. Support my every move. Support TPN. It’s all I got.

 

A Puerto Rican outcast in the early stages of becoming a coat hanger.

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Sorry dudes, you won’t be finding this juvenile on grindr anytime soon (he’s straight). However, you’ll soon be seeing him all over the fashion scene in New York! Summer 2015, I spotted young Luis at a blog launch party in San Antonio, Texas. Believe me when I say this, I HAVE AN EYE FOR FASHION.

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If you know me personally, you know I’m one for sparking up awkward conversations. To begin, I skipped my personal introduction and went straight for, “HEY! You can model”. Fast forward to present day. I had the privilege of shooting Luis recently for The Public Notice’s first featured model in our coat hanger series. Get to know Luis physically and mentally. Stats and “About Me” are below.

STATS

Height 6’2

Weight 165

Chest 37

Waist 32


ABOUT LUIS

Tell me a little bit about yourself.

“Hola me llamo Luis Cruz. I go to school. I work. I party. I like the internet. I like clothes. I like art, music, people and things. I’m not fucking Aristotle. I want to make a lot of money to buy a lot of clothes. I want to go places. I want to wear designer shit. So much want but not much need. I don’t know where to begin. I’m 19 and I wait tables. For someone who enjoys art I didn’t know I could be art.”

What are your thoughts on becoming a model?

“I wouldn’t consider myself a model YET. It’d be nice to get signed with someone before we start the name calling. Social media has made it easier for celebrities to share their life style and I crave that. I see how other models live. I think it’s really fucking amazing that they’re able to wear the latest trends. Just having easy access to traveling is crazy. I’m sure there’s a down side to modeling that I have yet to learn about but for now its all just free-lance and for fun.”

What do you do for fun?

“I hate when people ask me this. I always draw blank… I like to do a lot of things. Discovering new artist and underground music on soundcloud are just some. I’m a quiet dude and don’t know exactly what fun means. I’m more into good music with good friends.”

What exactly does the public notice about you?

“My looks…*throwback* I wasn’t exactly popular in High school. Nobody knew who I was until I hit a growth spurt and lost weight. I played varsity basketball and still didn’t get recognized, until I got attractive. I hate being cocky but its 2016 and your looks can pay the bills apparently.”

Contact Luis!

luiscruzcruzluis@gmail.com


As a blogger/fashion enthusiast, I enjoy scouting new faces. I encourage anyone in the San Antonio & Austin area to reach out to TPN for any advice in getting started with modeling! We may not be big now but we definitely know our way around. We know where to start and how to end. The group of young, hard working individuals here at TPN have exactly what it takes to make it in New York! Trust us. Let us spark an interest of fashion in your life.

 

AUSTIN! I’ve made it. I come in peace and with bleached eye brows. If you follow me on any of social media accounts (@celvinklein) you know the fabulous struggles I’ve been going through. From moving into my new house to just trying to understand who I am and what I want to do.

I find it most difficult to write about my life right now just cause I’m all over the place. I think it’s safe to say I’m a hot mess. This is only the beginning, but it’s also the end of my journey in Brownsville. It takes 9 months to get used to a new city. Who knows what I’ll be doing during that time. Maybe I’ll become a local celebrity or gain 200 pounds! Whatever it is, I’m ready to take on the challenge.

Let’s be honest. Let’s keep Austin weird. Since my move, I’ve been out every single night. From attending art shows, having sex, to just crying alone at night. It really is scary moving away and doing things on your own. I love/hate it already. *advice* I highly encourage the graduating class of 2016 to MOVE ON ALREADY. Seriously. The High school BS wasn’t worth a single cent! Since my HS detox, I’ve found peace in being alone at home;jamming to music while I dance naked in my room. There is so much freedom to come when you “grow up”. From here the game will change.

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An open letter to Brownsville natives

WE ARE…

The sixteenth most populous city in America

Corrupt

in Poverty


I AM…

The House on Taylor

Breaking down

Full of memories

Forever downtown

It’s very common to inherit hand-me-downs in the Mexican/American culture especially in the border town I live in. We’re not exposed to high fashion but the cost is equivalent to your social status. You don’t have to agree with me on this one, but the more popular you are, the more you try to please others with your look and stats. Just remember where you came from or where you are now. The Valley. Forget your social status. 1st, 2nd or 3rd, it doesn’t matter! Fashion is fashion. Take it from me, the dude who wears nothing but hand-me-downs and goes dumpster diving every weekend. I’ve learned to make something out of absolutely nothing.

If you’re wondering what the House on Taylor is, it’s the location I shot these photos at. It’s also the house my dad’s side of the family grew up in. Houses like this are what make downtown Brownsville beautiful! It brings us back to our roots. It’s no longer about searching for nicer things, its about REVITALIZING what you already have.

All that glitters is not gold.

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