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In The World Of African American Fashion: Meet Designer Jérôme LaMaar…

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Meet Jérôme LaMaar

Jérôme LaMaar “I was wearing skinny jeans and had a hi-top fade before it was trendy. Kids on the subway called me names, but I went to an arts high school, so my classmates thought I was interesting and edgy”

bluJL “The 5:31 woman is not interested in common trends, she is clever enough to try unexplored ideas of timeless classics. There is also no room for unwearable Avant-Garde garments nor ball gowns in her fast pace life”

Photo Feb 02, 6 48 18 PM RTW Spring 2014

Bronx born, native New Yorker Jerome LaMaar, got his start in fashion at the age of 15. He interned at Baby Phat, working as a brand coordinator and senior designer (if you’ve ever watched Kimora Lee Simmons’ Life in the Fab Lane, you’d recognize him). By the time LaMaar was 19, he designed a Baby Phat collection.

LaMaar attended the Fashion Institute of Technology where he majored in fashion design and fabric…

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Now see, Miz RetroStank is so many different things (aren't we all?), but namely, she IS a Chistian, wife, mother, light, poetess, songwriter, actress, fashion show coordinator, scriptwriter, freethinker, artist, ATLien, and a weirdo with a love for culture and healing. She wants you to know that you can BE, DO, and HAVE anything and everything through Christ! She is native to the third coast, specifically the Southern kingdoms of Arkansas and Georgia. Sweet as pie, good as gold, and free as a bird, she is the only girl of three chill'un, and lawd, did that make for some imagination and shopaholic tendencies. Her father was an Army man and her mama is an infinitely enthusiastic and loving lady. In any case, exposure to different places, expectation of excellence, and a homeopathic childhood environment, majorly tilted her towards uniqueness; she was THAT girl who wore a dragon-print dress with a mandarin collar one day and a funky TLC-inspired look complete with ponytails and barrettes the next. So, by now, you're understanding that she is all about the spice of life. So sit back, buckle your seat-belt, and enjoy "the Funky ride all around the world" (in the words of Outkast).

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