Photographed by William Harper, Styled by James R. Sanders, Makeup by Samara Powder, Hair Sponsored by Glamlon Beauty Bar by Tonice Joyce Taylor
Thomas Tillman isn't a relic of the past. He's found a way to mix his upbringing in Philadelphia with some serious fashion and tailoring experience to create big style moments in the form of fine menswear. There's a misconception that fine menswear is boring suits with no flair. Millennials like a tapered slim fit, which isn't always customary in tailoring, or in fine menswear. But Tillman's outlook on the industry and where it's going is like a breath of fresh air. With scissors not nearly as sharp as his wit and insight, Tillman's vision extends way beyond his humble upbringing.
These days, it’s hard to be just one thing. In Hollywood’s Golden Age, actors were just that – actors. If you could sing, that was great. If you could act, sing, and dance, you were a triple threat. In the age of millennial power where multitasking is a requirement (not necessarily an art), actors like Ansel Elgort have actor, singer, and DJ behind their name.
Photographed by Ricardo Andre, Photographer’s Assistant: Ashley Allen, Styled by James R. Sanders, Hair by Anna Liljestrand, Makeup by Bamike Ogunrinu, Models: Lara C (Mercury Model Management) Steven Nelson (Independent), Kel Nel (Mercury Model Management). All womenswear and traditional Indian menswear by ReMalhi with additional menswear from Randolph St. James.
If you thought Virgil Abloh was going to present a collection of streetwear for his debut at the helm of Louis Vuitton’s menswear division, you weren’t alone. Not everything is as it seems. And some things are, like the fact (now proven on several occasions) that Virgil Abloh is a new kind of visionary who blends vision and perspective with purpose and stories to create what we saw on the runway Today.
Produced, Filmed, and Directed by Zaynah Beth @zaynahbeth, Photographed by Ricky Codio @rickycodio, Styled by James R. Sanders @JamesRSanders, Hair by Alonzo Arnold @iamalonzoarnold, Makeup by Lah Luvie @lahluvie, Special Thanks @3bgmarketing, Alonzo is wearing gowns and Ready to Wear exclusively by Randolph St. James @randolphstjames
Photographed & Filmed by William Harper, Styled by James R. Sanders, Grooming by Armando Toro at Beauty by Armando. Special Thanks to Avery Watson at Multi Artistry Entertainment.
By now, you’ve seen the dress in all of it’s splendor. At St. George’s Chapel with her mother Doria Ragland in tow, Meghan Markle became Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Sussex – a title bestowed on her by Queen Elizabeth according to a press release issued by Buckingham Palace just hours before she and Prince Harry wed. In a statement-making sign of strength and new female empowerment, Markle walked the steps of St. George’s Chapel alone before meeting Prince Harry. Perhaps a tell-tale indication of how Markle will rule as a royal.
And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God. – Romans 12:2 (KJV)
FIVE favorites from the menswear portion of Randolph St. James. Photographed by Joel Finnigen. Model: Chris Motley
Styled and Directed by James R. Sanders All photos by: Joel Finnigen Videographer: Zaynah Beth MUA: Kinshasa Hunter Hair: Booke Angela Photography Assistant: Steve Selman Fashion Assistant: Casam David
Something happens when Stacey Edward is in front of the camera. The room transforms, and all eyes are on the 24 year old, who with the stature of a quarterback, the swagger of Andre 3000, and the complexion of Malcolm and Huey – is a male model of substance. Having only been signed to an agency for under a year, he’s already booked campaigns with Air Jordan and Redken – and has appeared in editorials nationally and internationally. His future is as bright as the freckles on his entire body, but the model never forgets his past and the shoulders on which he stands. Meet Stacey Edward, young, gifted, and black:
Unless you’ve taken residence under one of the rocks in a garden where there’s no sunlight or Instagram, you’ve probably heard of the Marvel-produced action flick, Black Panther. Critics are calling the film a cinematic masterpiece. Black Twitter is living for the concept of an entire film about black action heroes, and of course Angela Basset who literally can do no harm. Most recently, we got a chance to see an advance screening and while we cheered for the same reasons, there were plenty of AMEN! moments from the film that spoke to the black experience on a larger and more personal level. Here are five of our favorites: