FN Spy: Kendrick Lamar’s Self-Help Tips… Steve Madden’s Hit List

Good Advice

As the year comes to a close, Kendrick Lamar is feeling philosophical. The hip-hop phenom and new Reebok collaborator said his only resolution is to keep upping his game every moment of the day. “I want to put out great product and challenge myself to do different things. You don’t want to be stagnant in whatever area you’re in,” he told FN earlier this month during a press junket at the apropos-named Dream Downtown hotel in New York. Lamar revealed one of his own dream jobs is to be a psychologist: “Always know the value of yourself and your potential,” he mused. “There are so many things going on around you that you get distracted in your own fulfillment and learning who you are. That’s a process. I don’t know when I’ll actually grasp it, but I’m sparking the idea right now.”

High Holiday

Pierre Hardy is a man of mystery — when it comes to presents, that is. “I love surprises,” he told Spy of his favorite holiday gifts. The French designer recently made a trip to New York, where he visited his favorite Japanese restaurant, Omen. Plus, he showed off his pre-fall ’15 collection. “It’s quite contrasting,” he said. “One part of the collection is very feminine. Heels and colors are sensual and shapes are very delicate. There is also simplicity, let’s do it clear and simple. A lot of inspiration was in the midst of sexiness, in the lightness of the 1970s and ’80s.”

Hit List

Steve Madden
Steve Madden
CREDIT: Courtesy Photo

Steve Madden never shies away from voicing his opinion, especially when it comes to music, among other things. Here, Spy catches up on a few of his favorites and even his least favorites, too.

Holiday tradition: “Decorating the Christmas tree with the kids.”

Best TV show: “‘Sonic Highways’ on HBO.”

Musician on repeat: Ed Sheeran. “My kids are crazy about him.”

Trend you wish would go away: Jelly sandals.

Favorite song of the season: “The Eagles’ version of ‘Please Come Home for Christmas.’”

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