Meet the Cast: Noah

Meet the Cast: Noah

Inspired by their passion and enthusiasm, we took eight individuals on a journey to the wilds of Oregon. Read below to find out more about one of the inspiring people featured in our Holiday 2012 campaign.

Meet Noah: a soccer player, cinema lover and big time foodie from Wilson, WY. He is a laid back boarding school grad with dreams of traveling the world and even hoping to make it to the moon someday.

To get to know the personalities of our holiday cast we took a peek inside their suitcases and had them describe the contents in their own words. Take a look at what Noah can’t live without.

Soccer Ball: I’ve been playing soccer for longer than I can remember. It’s been a staple in my life and I don’t really know what I would be like without one.

Flannel Shirt: There is something to be said for clothing that looks just as good now as it did 50 years ago.

Belt Buckle: I got this for my 13th birthday and I’ve worn it almost everyday since. At first it was because I was a stick and my pants would fall down. Now I almost feel naked without it.

Carhartt Vest: I got this at Hungry Jack’s general store in Wilson, WY. Much like the flannel, it is a classic, I’m not sure if it will ever go out of style or fall apart.

Book: I love reading and Hemingway is my favorite author. Having a selection of some of his best work available is always nice. It’s great for a plane ride home or even just a lazy evening in your room.

Are you a soccer player or book lover like Noah? Let us know in the comments below. Be sure to check back Friday and meet Tiara.

Check out Noah’s Pinterest board to learn more about him and see his favorite AE styles.

Follow Noah:

Instagram: @deanparadise

Tumblr: Dean’s Paradise

AE Vintage Collegiate Collection: Notre Dame

AE Vintage Collegiate Collection: Notre Dame

We have college graduates from all over the country at American Eagle and want to showcase their style and love for their Alma Mater. Each week we will be featuring an AE employee modeling their favorite pieces from the AE Vintage Collegiate Collection. This week we have Erin S., Men’s Buyer, and a graduate of Notre Dame, sporting the Notre Dame Vintage Long Sleeve T. She shared one of her favorite memories with us from her college days.

“Notre Dame is just one of those magical places.  From the second you set foot on campus, you just feel it. Every football Saturday, every Thursday night out, every candle lit at the Grotto, every Sunday night spent in the library… every single moment was special and awesome.  But the most amazing part of Notre Dame are the people there. The friends that I made- they were and still are the best part of my Notre Dame experience.”

Get your Notre Dame gear now or shop the rest of the AE Collegiate Collection.

 

How to Wear It: Fall Footwear Trends

How to Wear It: Fall Footwear Trends

Fall calls for an updated wardrobe to combat falling temperatures and your shoes are no exception. Our awesome Footwear & Accessories team modeled their favorite Fall shoes with AE pieces perfect for the cooler days ahead. Check out their looks below and tell us how you update your wardrobe for Fall in the comments.

Shane, Footwear & Accessories Intern, wears the Bass Wayfarer Penny Loafer

Shane, Footwear & Accessories Intern, wears the Bass Wayfarer Penny Loafer.

Shane, Footwear & Accessories Intern, wears the Bass Wayfarer Penny Loafer

There’s a really big menswear for women trend going on right now and we love this traditional Bass Wayfarer Penny Loafer to help prep up your look.

Get Shane’s Look:

Bass Wayfayer Penny Loafer

AE Corduroy Blazer

AE Flared Skirt

 

Mike C., Men's Assistant Footwear & Accessory Buyer, wears the Bed Stu Corey shoe.

Mike C., Men’s Assistant Footwear & Accessory Buyer, wears the Bed Stu Corey shoe.

Mike C., Men's Assistant Footwear & Accessory Buyer, wears the Bed Stu Corey shoe.

Nothing says fall and back to school like a pair of rugged boots. Dress ‘em up or dress ‘em down – it’s your choice.

Shop Mike’s Look:

Bed Stu Corey Boot

AE Wool Blazer

AE Slim Khaki

AE Signature Fleece Hoodie

AE Striped Long Sleeve T

Laura K., Women's Accessories and Shoe Buyer, wears the AEO Buckled Western Boot.

Laura K., Women’s Accessories and Shoe Buyer, wears the AEO Buckled Western Boot.

Laura K., Women's Accessories and Shoe Buyer, wears the AEO Buckled Western Boot.

Booties are the hottest trend this season. This is the ankle wrap by DV by Dolce Vita and the taupe color and oil rub on it makes it look worn in, like you’ve owned them for years.

Get Laura’s Look:

DV by Dolce Vita Ankle Booties

AE Floral Chiffon Poet Blouse

AE Skinny Jean

Jon C., Men's Footwear & Accessories Buyer, wears the Bass Burlington Saddle Shoe

Jon C., Men’s Footwear & Accessories Buyer, wears the Bass Burlington Saddle Shoe.

Jon C., Men's Footwear & Accessories Buyer, wears the Bass Burlington Saddle Shoe

Get ready for date night, dress up your look with these cool new Bass Burlington Saddle Shoes. For an extra cool look, roll up your jeans.

Get Jon’s Look:

Bass Burlington Saddle Shoe

AE Slim Straight Jean

AE Ribbed Shawl Cardigan

AE Plaid Western Shirt

Juliana C., Merchant Order Specialist for Footwear & Accessories, wears the AEO Suede Cowboy Boot

Juliana C., Merchant Order Specialist for Footwear & Accessories, wears the AEO Suede Cowboy Boot.

Juliana C., Merchant Order Specialist for Footwear & Accessories, wears the AEO Suede Cowboy Boot

This is a western inspired boot in real suede, which we love. It’s perfect to wear year-round with skinny jeans or like Juliana is wearing it, with a skirt, to festivals.

Get Juliana’s Look:

AEO Suede Cowboy Boot

AE Hi-Lo Skirt

AE Denim Jacket

Dave O., AE.com Men's Buyer, wears the New Balance Classics 737 Sneaker.

Dave O., AE.com Men’s Buyer, wears the New Balance Classics 737 Sneaker.

Dave O., AE.com Men's Buyer, wears the New Balance Classics 737 Sneaker.

This New Balance Jogger is the perfect shoe for walking around campus. It goes easy with a pair of shorts or a slim chino.

Get Dave’s Look:

New Balance Classics 737 Sneaker

AE Slim Khaki

AE Legend Henley T

Introducing Aerie Shimmer

Introducing Aerie Shimmer

Jamie Sanders, Aerie copy writer & resident beauty expert, recently tested out our newest fragrance, Shimmer. Read more for her thoughts on how this beauty product captured her heart and don’t forget to check out her beauty blog at http://www.thebeautyoflifeblog.com.

Jamie Sanders Aerie Copywriter

Jamie Sanders, Aerie Copywriter and Editor-in-Chief of Beauty of Life

Grey may be the color of the moment for a lot of reasons (or, okay, because of one steamy trilogy), but for me, it’s because of Aerie Shimmer. Aerie’s latest fragrance tells you to “light up the room” … and, I have to say, even though the bottle is pale grey, it really does.

The notes in this fragrance just make me feel like I’m going to shimmer and shine all day long, no matter what! And, really, have you ever heard of a more beautiful blend than bergamot, peony and vanilla? They somehow create a scent that’s at once light and crisp, yet sexy and warm.

But it’s the bottle itself that really stole my heart. Keith Fiore, who designed the bottle, told me that he wanted to make it unique. He was inspired by both the trends in our graphic T’s and by messages that you can read through frosted windows—so cool, right?

I’m excited to display this fragrance on my vanity, since it really is so different than any other in my collection. My only problem… What to do when I drain the bottle?

– Jamie Allison Sanders

Editor-in-Chief, The Beauty of Life (http://www.thebeautyoflifeblog.com)

AE Friends & Family: Kate Robertson, One Young World Founder

AE Friends & Family: Kate Robertson, One Young World Founder

American Eagle Outfitters is a proud sponsor of One Young World Pittsburgh. One Young World is a global youth leadership summit, bringing together young leaders in their twenties from 190 countries worldwide. This will be the first year that the summit will be held in the United States, and it is the second-largest gathering of young people outside the Olympic Games! One Young World Pittsburgh will feature talks and discussions by Ariana Huffington, Bob Geldof, Fatima Bhutto, Imran Khan, Jamie Oliver, Jimmy Wales, Joss Stone, Muhammad Yunus, Natalia Vodianova, Oscar Morales, Pete Cashmore, Jack Dorsey and Rahul Gandhi this year. Former U.S. President Bill Clinton will be the keynote speaker. One Young World was founded by David Jones, Global CEO of Havas, and Kate Robertson, UK Group Chairman, Euro RSCG.

Kate Robertson was gracious enough to do an exclusive interview for our blog. Read below to learn more about Kate, One Young World Pittsburgh, and how young people can make a change in the world.

What does One Young World (OYW) afford its participants that is unlike any other organization?

One Young World provides the kind of platform where the young delegates can discuss and debate solutions to the systemic problems in the world while being backed by high-profile counselors. Since no youth-dominated event outside the Olympic Games brings together more countries than One Young World, following the summit these young ambassadors are able to effect change through a new global network.

We read that you love the Olympics! What inspires you about the Olympic movement? How do you incorporate those values into OYW?

The Olympics are so inspiring because all countries unite to compete together despite their differences. That is my vision for One Young World. Like athletes meeting their global counterparts at the Olympic Games, One Young World gives young, energetic leaders a chance to meet their counterparts in the world who all work toward a common goal – to make the world a better place.

You grew up in apartheid South Africa. How has that experience made you feel so strongly about youth empowerment? What does it mean to you to have someone like Archbishop Desmond Tutu support the summit you co-founded?

In the 1970’s opponents of apartheid had no voice – the South African media were cowed and street protests were illegal. There was no social media, which is hard to imagine today. Young people in Soweto and all over the country died trying to protest. Today it might be different. The revolution has an infrastructure and an ecosystem online. But the role of young people in revolution and change is a constant, but we need more of it and not less. They hold all of us to a higher standard and even if that’s all they do, it is still vital.

My friend Desmond Tutu is an inspiration and a hero for the whole world, not just South Africa. His sacrifice and his constancy are so humbling that I am always awestruck by him. But his unfettered total love of young people and the hope and potential they represent that makes him really ‘the Father of One Young World’.

In a world of digital transparency and instant communication, how do you advise young people to navigate the internet through their professional and personal lives?

The world of digital communication is something that young people have grown up with their entire lives, therefore its power can be easily overlooked. I would advise young leaders to realize the written word, even if it is only 140 characters, is just as important as the spoken word, except the written word is immortalized.

OYW has been dubbed a ‘Junior Davos’ by CNN. As someone who has attended the World Business Forum in Davos, why are comparisons drawn between the two?

Perhaps that it has been dubbed a ‘Junior Davos’ and not a ‘Mini Davos’ suggests that One Young World is just as important as the “adult” summits like the World Business Forum in Davos. Since delegates debate and formulate solutions for the world’s pressing issues just like the World Economic Forum, the biggest difference is only the age of the attendees. These young leaders have significant points to share, just as their more experienced counterparts.

This is the first time the OYW summit will be held in the United States. What does this mean for America and American OYW delegates?

This is a wonderful chance for America to host some of the most amazing young leaders in the world. When we envisioned One Young World, we never expected cities would end up bidding to host the summit. Pittsburgh’s bid for One Young World 2012 had a passion that just couldn’t be matched. It’s wonderful for American delegates and America to host One Young World in an American city that is so young at heart, youthful and passionate,  and has interesting success stories to share in areas related key topics being debated during the summit, such as global health, education, sustainable development and more.

In the Havas Worldwide Prosumer Report blog, you wrote, “we’ve seen the power young peoples’ voices have and how quickly they spread over social media, and how growing dissatisfaction can topple governments.” What advice can you give to young people who underestimate their voices?

One Young World is really all about young people to show their leadership potential and to make a difference despite their age. In fact, it’s because of their age that it’s important to make a difference now because they really are the leaders of the future. If all young people underestimated their voices the OYW summit, where they are free to share their views and opinions, wouldn’t exist.

Nelson Mendela once said, “Education is the most powerful weapon that you can use to change the world.” In addition to educating young people, what else contributes to positive global change?

Of course, education is the first step because education leads to informed decisions by young people. Additionally, listening can contribute to global change. Listening to young people and young people listening to each other is a step toward a positive change. The One Young World summit allows young leaders that chance. They’re able to connect with each other and are also given a platform for others to listen.

In order for OYW delegates to effect global change, what steps must be taken at the OYW summit and brought back to the delegates’ home countries?

Action is required to effect global change. The summit is a great place to generate ideas and momentum for an idea, but to truly influence positive global change, action is needed following the summit. These young people must go back to their prospective countries and companies and act on what they saw, said and heard at the summit. To date, almost four million people have been directly impacted by the work of One Young World Ambassadors, and that number must continue to grow.

As a successful business woman, what do you think is most important for young people, especially young women, who are seeking leadership roles in business?

The most important things for young people seeking leadership roles are bosses who really care about your views and your voice.  You in return must stand and deliver with brilliant ideas, instant and constant follow-through, courage and humility. All that and you are guaranteed to emerge as a leader! Best advice: take the work seriously, not yourself.

Where Has Your AE Been: San Francisco

Where Has Your AE Been: San Francisco

Gyu S., a student at the University of California – Davis, wore her AE Jeans at the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco. Gyu told us she’s been wearing this pair of AE Jeans for over five years!

Have you snapped a photo in your AE clothes while traveling? Send your photo to social@ae.com and you could be on our blog.

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