Former Real Housewives of Atlanta reality star Marlo Hampton may have departed the show but that doesn’t stop her from gracing the cover of magazines. She is covering the latest issue of Denim Magazine. She does an upscale photo shoot for the publication, wearing high-end designers including Christian Louboutin, Chanel, Versace, Tom Ford, Giuseppe Zanotti, Pigalle Plato and more. She looks gorgeous! On the cover, Marlo styles in a fur shawl paired with thigh-high Christian Louboutin boots. Inside, she talks about being a fashion lover, designers she cannot live without, her handbag collection, a fashion must have for women, giving back and much more.
So what or who made you love fashion as a teen?
“As a teen I was in and out of foster care; so having the best fashion was something that seemed unattainable. I didn’t win Best Dressed, but I understood at an early age I couldn’t afford certain kinds of clothing when I was growing up. But, what I do remember about my mother was that she loved nice things. At times, when we did get clothes; we would get them from a second hand store. And she always kept us clean and extremely polished.
What designers can you not live without?
“I think this may be sort of obvious, and a little birdie might have let you know… all things CHANEL. I am very partial to their clothes because CoCo Chanel was an Orphan. I can relate to that. She didn’t have parents to raise her, but look at what she’s overcome. Her story reminds me of mine. She had humble beginnings but Chanel is the Queen of Fashion, all of their pieces are classy and timeless!
What designer would you want to collaborate with on a collection? Would it be high end or price friendly?
“I would love to work with the designers of J. Crew. Their pieces are simply stunning and they have a good mix of everything. Our collection would be what I call “Fashion Affordable.” Nice pieces, for an affordable price, with great style, trend but quality material. There would be something for everyone. We all deserve a piece of Marlo.”
How many handbags do you have?
“Now that is a tough question. I haven’t counted, but I do know too many for sure … actually, I take that back; a girl can never have too many bags”!
What is the most you have ever spent on a bag or was gifted?
“I am always working on my etiquette, lol and a lady never tells prices unless you want to buy one yourself. However, my crocodile Hermes Birkin is my most expensive handbag”!
Photographer: Will Sterling | Fashion Stylist J.Bolin & Daniel Hawkins
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