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Let's go inside some of the industry's greatest closets off the runway and off camera.  Everything on this site is handpainted by the author. Follow me on Instagram @theclosetinterview and @annthaden.

Augusto Prulhiere

Augusto Prulhiere

Today I'm meeting Augusto Prulhiere in Dumbo.  Augusto is a model who was discovered surfing in the Rockaways by Jahn Hall of @antimgmt.  Based in New York and Paris, Augusto is serious about surfing and enjoys nonfiction and contemporary artists like Yayoi Kusama and listening to the Cure and Frankie Cosmos.  Follow him @ivetriedcaring


Hello, It’s Ann.  It’s great to see you Augusto.  Can I interview your closet? Okay!

What’s your favorite shirt and where did you find it?  My favorite shirt is a yellow and black Yayoi Kusama art t-shirt that I bought at the Uniqlo store in Paris.

Yayoi Kusama tshirt

What is your spirit animal?  The pink panther.

What did you wear the last time you went out to dinner?  A black H&M hoodie threaded with Lurex over a navy-blue button down with white polka dots and emerald chinos with light grey suede chukka boots.


Where did you go and what did you order?  Ippudo, a Japanese restaurant on 4th ave and 10th st in Manhattan. I ordered a bowl of ramen.

What is your favorite beverage of choice?  Coconut water fresh out of coconut.



What song will you never delete from your playlist?  The single version of English Summer Rain, by Placebo.

Do you believe in astrology? If so what’s your sign and which characteristics are important parts of your personality?  I don’t have much of an opinion on astrology, but I’m a Taurus.



If you could go in a time machine, where and when would you travel to?  I would go to Hawaii, during the summer of 1964.

What would you wear on this time machine adventure?  I would wear boardshorts, a cotton tank top, with a pair of havaianas flip flops.



What are your favorite websites/blogs?  Speedhunters & Stab magazine.

If you were a car what would you be?  I would be a 1960’s VW bus.



If you could invite anyone in the world for a coffee who would you invite and why?  I would invite Tyler Warren, a surfboard shaper and professional freesurfer from Southern California, because he is one of the people I look up to and admire the most in today’s surf scene.



Fill in the blanks regarding your closet!

The last thing I bought on vacation was a pair of mustard yellow Bermuda shorts when I traveled to France in August.

I spent too much money on a carbon fiber hardshell backpack but saved a lot of money on my bicycle.

I would love to wear Billabong and appear in Stab Magazine.




Thanks for letting me interview your closet Augusto.  I’m glad I got to know you better too.  Now would you mind if I borrowed one of your hoodies?

Drew D'Angelo

Drew D'Angelo

Jemar Michael

Jemar Michael