since its dad's dad, I figured I would shout out the original gangsta trendster, my dad, richard j. zaino. my father laid the sub-pop culture foundation for which I now stand upon. back in the day, he would rock the lacoste with the collar up. my sister and I would make fun him for being such a dork but it turns out that is a fashion staple for me now. he loved the sperry top-siders before they were retro hip and always had a bright shiny penny in his loafers. the fatherly smell of ralph lauren's polo in its fatherly hunter green glass bottle will forever be etched in my mind, memory and scent(ses). he taught (and coached) me how to throw a softball and a basketball and drive stick-shift. my dad was a vegetarian waaay before it was cool and truly birthed my love of music with his art garfunkel type voice, ability to pick up a guitar or sit at a piano and play any tune and introduce his kid daughter to the smooth sounds of wynton marsalis, dave brubeck, simon and garfunkel and the beatles. he continues to support me three decades into a crazy dream of entertainment success and forever amazes me with his eye for culture-forward articles in the sunday new york times. I thank my dad for being such a great (and trendy) dad and wish you all a happy fathers day!
Sunday, June 18, 2006
Posted by Jess Zaino Worldwide, Inc. at 11:37 AM