When lifestyle specialist Kenny Burns enters a room, the environment instantly shifts from lukewarm to cool. It’s because Burns, the consummate businessman, is “that guy.” His prowess to brand himself and make major waves smacks of influence, innovation and ambition.
Here, rolling out editors tip fedoras to Burns, king du jour, as he celebrates another year of life. Bon anniversaire! –yvette caslin
What is your present state of mind?
International. I’ve had the pleasure of traveling abroad this year and there is so much to conquer.
The quality you most like in a woman?
Her packaging as a whole — mind, body and soul.
Your most distinguishing characteristic?
My gap-toothed smile
One of your infamous mottos is “Touch Yourself.” What does that mean?
Depends on the setting, sometimes in the club I say… If You LoVe Your Self, TOUCH YO!self and then clearly if there is some sexual tension, I direct that movie.
What natural gift do you possess?
I possess the gift of understanding people and their needs.
What is your dream of happiness?
I’ve always dreamed of having a family, and God has truly blessed me in that department.
What is your favorite pastime?
What do you value most in friends?
Honesty, respect and loyalty.
What would you have liked to have been?
Everything I am.
What is your favorite cologne?
Bond No. 9 Nuits De Noho
What color looks good on you?
Any color in the normal color palette … lol.
Who do you admire most in your business?
I admire many, respect few and trust none.