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Meet Parrish Mcknight of TDB Magazine in Hollywood

Today we’d like to introduce you to Parrish Mcknight.

Parrish, let’s start with your story. We’d love to hear how you got started and how the journey has been so far.
I grew up in Upstate New York. I had my first taste of the fashion world at seven years old, when I walked in a fashion show that my mom styled and my dad was a performer. . As I got older, I fell in love with sports and played football all the way through five years of college. Growing up, my mom always preached about me and my siblings looking presentable, but once I got to college I was wearing team issued Nike gear everyday. Eventually, I realized that my mom’s lessons on looking good would stand out in a world full of track pants and joggers and that dressing well was natural and effortless to me. By the time I finished school and moved to LA, I loved everything fashion, and it only took a month of being in this city that I knew there was a way to make fashion and creativity my career. Now I do work in Wardrobe Styling, Photography, Writing, Designing, PR, Talent acquisition/brand partnerships ,marketing and everything magazine/editorial related.

Great, so let’s dig a little deeper into the story – has it been an easy path overall and if not, what were the challenges you’ve had to overcome?
I came into things so fast And motivated that I still feel like I haven’t recognized the tough parts yet. Of course, there’s always feeling like I need to be doing more, or feeling like sometimes my work is inaccessible to the people who I’m trying to get noticed by/do business with, But I stay focused on the positives- which to me is the fact that I’ve impressed the people I have been lucky enough to connect with so far and that people trust me enough to open new doors for me.

Please tell us more about TDB magazine. What are you most proud of as a company? What sets you apart from others?
About a year ago I wanted a way to show my versatility as an all-around PR specialist I started ‘thatdudebarry.com’ with intentions of bringing back the excitement of print magazine and it being the hub of information, entertainment, sports, perspective, exclusive content, etc.- aimed at millennials and gen-z folks. I think lack of sources leads us to such limited views and perspectives. With a magazine you simply share a story to give a perspective that can open our eyes. No propaganda or ulterior motives. While also adding fashion and pop culture. First part of our launch is releasing a really cool Shirt that we’re going to use the proceeds to donate to one of the many organizations that could use it during this pandemic

I’m most proud of the reception I’ve gotten in my different fields from the people that are already well established in them. Being a text or short drive away from some of the people you’ve always wanted to work with is what let’s me know I’m on the right track. It’s a blessing to get a co-sign from legends like Michelle Cole (Costume designer;black-ish and living color), Allyson Fanger (costume designer; Grace and Frankie), Alek Tomovik (Bello Magazine).

What sets me apart is my knowledge, savviness, and ability to see things from all angles. My understanding of the business and ability to develop ideas in different lanes has put me in front of many different people. One hour I’m theme designing an apparel collection or making a mood board, next hour I’m interviewing an actor, then I’m pitching an idea to a potential partner.

Do you look back particularly fondly on any memories from childhood?
Probably the many years of football because of all the places it took me and people it introduced me to.

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@thatdudebarry @robechanique @younghollywood and Lou Rocco (Getty images)

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