What I Like NOW — Flared Trousers

Photographs Courtesy Getty images, Dior, Louis Vuitton; Collage by Gabe Conte

Recently, GQ.com posted this article hailing the return of the FLARE! Anyone who really knows me knows that this is my look, and I can’t wait for fall because I have been HOARDING bootcut, stovepipe, flared trousers for years now. I adore this silhouette and shall be WORKING it during my book tour. I especially like looks 1 and 3.
I’m so over the tyranny of the short skinny trouser, shrunken blazer, and the JEGGING ON MEN. I was not fond of the entire last decade and the ridiculousness of Thom Browne dressing grown men like pre-pubescent, post-World war II private school children or extras from a Pink Floyd movie/video. Yes, I just referenced The Wall.

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SUPREME MODELS – A Conversation With The National Arts Club

The National Arts Club presents a conversation with Marcellas Reynolds, author of “Supreme Models: Iconic Black Women Who Revolutionized Fashion.” Reynolds discusses how Black models have been influencing fashion and pop culture for decades, reshaping the standards and boundaries of beauty. To watch the video on Youtube click here!

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Coming 10/12/2021 – Supreme Actresses: Iconic Black Women Who Revolutionized Hollywood

Supreme Actresses: Iconic Black Women Who Revolutionized Fashion

Here it is! I’m thrilled to share the cover of Supreme Actresses: Iconic Black Women Who Revolutionized Hollywood, featuring the amazing Viola Davis. With a Foreword by the incredible Gabrielle Union, Supreme Actresses arrives in bookstores everywhere on October 12, 2021.

Supreme Actresses is available now for pre-order. The link is here!

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#flashbackfriday America’s Next Top Model Season Five Finale

Marcellas Reynolds and Bre Scullark
Marcellas Reynolds and Bre Scullark at the America’s Next Top Model Cycle Five finale

Last night I attended the finale of America’s Next Top Model Cycle Five. I’m a reluctant fan of the show. I believe the girls that become the second runner-up are the ones that should win. I am a fan of Elyse, Kahlen, Mercedes, Shandi, and Shannon. This season was all about Bre Scullark. Bre was like the girls I grew up with in Chicago. Fabulous, a touch ghetto, pretty, and oh so real. Whenever she was on screen, I was riveted. Though I didn’t see a win in Bre’s future, she made it to the final three. Robbed. Victory snatched from her grasp. I love how she kept it real until the very end. When she lost, the heels came off, and the glasses went back on. You must never forget in your travels who you are. She did not. Tonight my mission was to meet her. I did, and she was just as I hoped she would be. Sublime.

Marcellas Reynolds and Bre Scullark
Marcellas Reynolds and Bre Scullark at the America’s Next Top Model Cycle Five finale

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I Wrote A Book! SUPREME MODELS: Iconic Black Women Who Revolutionized Fashion in Bookstores October 2019!

The cover of SUPREME MODELS, featuring Jeneil Williams, shot by Txema Yeste.

SUPREME MODELS: Iconic Black Women Who Revolutionized Fashion, hits bookstores October 8th, 2019! It’s available for pre-order now by clicking here. It’s the most comprehensive study to date on the impact and importance of black models in fashion and society. SUPREME MODELS showcases the incredible lives and careers of women who have made the fashion industry a more diverse, more inclusive place. And it’s beautiful.
Abrams: The Art of Books, Fall 2019 catalog featuring SUPREME MODELS.

The book contains iconic photographs of the top models from the last sixty years:
Iman Abdulmajid
Adwoa Aboah
Adut Akech
Karen Alexander
Leomie Anderson
Cynthia Bailey
Tyra Banks
Grace Bol
Maria Borges
Ysaunny Brito
Naomi Campbell
Janiece Altagracia Dilone
Jourdan Dunn
Cora Emmanuel
Amilna Estevão
Malaika Firth
Quiana Grant
Imaan Hammam
Theresa Hayes
Tomiko Fraser Hines
Chanel Iman
Beverly Johnson
Aya Jones
Liya Kebede
Precious Lee
Sessilee Lopez
Karly Loyce
Anais Mali
Riley Montana
Mayowa Nicholas
Lana Ogilvie
Oluchi Onweagba
Lorraine Pascale
Emanuela de Paula
Brandi Quinones
Lais Ribeiro
Lois Samuels
Joan Smalls
Duckie Thot
Jasmine Tookes
Veronica Webb
Alek Wek
Jeneil Williams
Tami Williams
Anok Yai

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I’m Going to the Beach… The 2019 Edition.

On set in Key West for HGTV!

When you were little did you ever play “I’m Going To The Grocery Store?” It was a memorization game where you had to remember alphabetically the contents of a shopping list from A to Z. Well this month we’re going shopping for an outing to the beach! Even if it’s just up to Zuma to surf, or Malibu for the weekend, it still pays to look chic.

I’m going to the beach and what do I need? Let’s start with THE swimsuit. Even when almost naked a man should look stylish. I’m going sexily modest with Tom Ford’s sleek CAMOUFLAGE CLASSIC SWIM SHORT. Paired with a polo or tunic they’re incredibly posh.


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