johnnyDepp

“My drug of choice is Youtube. My wife and I sit there and go through you know, hours of Lawrence ( Krauss) and Christopher Hitchens and Richard Dawkins” – Mr. Depp.

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This man is one of my favorite style icons. My favourites are not the outfit-of-the-day bloggers but the ones who do more with their lives. The ones who are not in the fashion industry but have a coherent put together, fast fashion free & trend free personal style. The ones with great minds ! I didn’t know much about this man other than about his eclectic style – which I admire. Two hours of seminar and I have tremendous respect for him.

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1. He quotes poets, artists, scientists, authors, actors, …. as he talks. Its incredible seeing someone so well rounded. He is a voracious reader. His love for music is evident as he talks. The cult travel book – On the road – is his earliest inspiration. He seems to have gotten his views about freedom, travel, authenticity and life from the book.

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2. The seminar I attended this weekend had artificial intelligence experts, physicists, parallel computing guys, pattern recognition experts, artists, neuroscientists, … in the crowd. There is a fine line between brilliant artist and mad human. They are going to MRI his brain for some answers.

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3. He is participating in the Reason Rally for the year 2016. He talked about how his children deserved truth and wants to makes sure it doesn’t get lost in political agendas. He is a staunch atheist. That explains his friendship with the evolutionary scientists and cosmologists. They also made fun of Donald Trumpf. Who can resist !

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4. Personal Style. He was wearing his signature elements – a worn in hat, layered shirts with a jacket in earthy tones, medium wash denim that looks worn in, his signature worn in boots, tattoos, necklaces, bracelets, rings, … and somehow did not look overdone. Elegance is in the mind. If I were to describe his style in two words, I would say – worn in. Quick image search led me to discover he has had these items for years and wears them all the time. No chasing new items by the season or giving into trends. He is known to wear his worn out items duck taped after they are long overdue. #respect

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5. His passion for life was contagious. He felt like the kind of guy who didn’t do anything he didn’t want and treasured each breath. He was quite down to earth. Thanked and apologized when the seminar went over time. Stayed back to shake hands. I wish he wasnt chain smoking like he did. We all know what happened to Hitchens. He should know better.