Journalist, editor and brand consultant, Marjon Carlos, is a much-needed voice in the fashion industry and beyond. Ahead Carlos shares a few of her favorite products, brands and what shapes her personal style.
A WRITER’S LIFE: Carlos hopes to write a book and launch a podcast with her brother, comedian Jordan Carlos. “I like meeting new people and telling their stories. When I was at vogue.com, I loved creating a certain kind of tension with my work—taking unusual suspects in popular culture and aligning them with a huge fashion brand to produce a really interesting result. I enjoy shaking things up.”
DRESS TO EXPRESS: “My personal style is still evolving, but it will always be grounded in a love for colors and patterns with a tomboy flair. I’m a big pants girl.”
THOUGHT-PROVOKING THREADS: “I love brands like Jacquemus, Duro Olowu, Maki Oh, Area, Y/Project, Acne Studios, Adam Selman and Maryam Nassir Zadeh. I am drawn to people who have something to say with their work—it translates in the clothes and makes them more special.”
PRETTY AMAZING: “My favorite beauty products run the gamut from simple to luxe. I adore SheaMoisture Jamaican Black Castor Oil Leave-In Conditioner. I think Lucas’ Papaw is the best lip balm, and Diorskin Airflash Foundation always leaves my skin glowing.”
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The Texas native is inspired by writers Elaine Brown, Margo Jefferson and Zadie Smith, to name a few.
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Maryam Nassis Zadeh
MARYAM NASSIR ZADEH "Sophie" mesh slides, $363, shopbop.com.
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A Taste of Power: A Black Woman's Story
A Taste of Power: A Black Woman's Story by Elaine Brown (Anchor, $17.95).
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"My writing is a reflection of how I see the world, and my style is the way I wish to express myself to the world," says Carlos.
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LUCAS' Papaw Ointment, $8, 25 g, walmart.com.
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JACQUEMUS "Le Robe Sol" dress, $1,090, net-a-porter.com.
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Le Specs X Adam Selman
LE SPECS X ADAM SELMAN "The Last Lolita" sunglasses, $120, net-a-porter.com.
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