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.”
The Texas native is inspired by writers Elaine Brown, Margo Jefferson and Zadie Smith, to name a few.
MARYAM NASSIR ZADEH “Sophie” mesh slides, $363, shopbop.com.
Maryam Nassis Zadeh
A Taste of Power: A Black Woman’s Story by Elaine Brown (Anchor, $17.95).
A Taste of Power: A Black Woman’s Story
“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.
LUCAS’ Papaw Ointment, $8, 25 g, walmart.com.
JACQUEMUS “Le Robe Sol” dress, $1,090, net-a-porter.com.
LE SPECS X ADAM SELMAN “The Last Lolita” sunglasses, $120, net-a-porter.com.
Le Specs X Adam Selman