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MARLO HAMPTON "IT" GIRL OF THE YEAR

 

It was a pretty easy decision choosing Marlo Hampton as our "It" girl of the year. When we decided to do interviews, Marlo was the first person that came to mind. Ironically, a few months later a friend invited me to a dinner and I ended up seated directly across from her ( with a little seat swapping). But, at that time the blog was super new and I wasn't sure she would be opened to it, so I dismissed it for a while. I didn't mention my blog we talked about it being my first time having catfish. LOL! A few months after we ended up at another dinner in LA. My blog had gained esteem and I had featured some amazing women. This time I was confident, I simply mentioned my blog over girl talk about travel and Cartier bracelets LOL! ... and here we are... I'm sharing this because I believe "If you build it, (and it's dope) they will come. Enjoy.

StyleOne80:

On the show The Real Housewives of Atlanta you are the no nonsense fashion girl. How close is your personality to your persona on The Real Housewives of Atlanta? 

Marlo:

I am exactly the same; I am true diva with a heart of gold. While reality TV  may be edited, I remain uncensored. you never know what you're gonna get when it comes to me, which keeps things quite interesting. I say what's on my mind, call things how I see them, and I don't sugar coat a thing.

StyleOne80:

YAAAAS! The Marlo that we LOVE!... REAL! How did you even get your start on reality TV?

Marlo:

I was working in my store, Red Carpet, one afternoon, and a girl named Princess walked in and asked me to try out. It all happened so fast!

StyleOne80:

Talk about perfect timing. You obviously did well on the casting and thereafter. Even without a "peach"

you have maintained relevance and association with RHOA. Why do you think people are so enamored by you?

Marlo:

It's like I said before, I don't sugar coat a thing. I'm real and that is what the fans can relate to. I think my main appeal to the public is that I'm an open book; when it comes to the Marlo on RHOA and the Marlo in real life. Basically, I'm an Aquarius and I'm fkn' fabulous ;).

StyleOne80:

OMG! You just own it!!!  Fabulous you definitely are...  I'm glad to see you affirming your status too many of us play down our inner Diva. Speaking of fabulous... you definitely have socialite status. How do you feel about that?

Marlo:

At the end of the day, I stay true to myself, camera or no camera. I'll always be Marlo. honestly...EXTRA should have been my middle name. LOL !!!!

StyleOne80:

LOL!! Lets talk fashion! In our opinion you were the most stylish on the show. Clearly you get tons of compliments all over social media as well. It seems mostly everyone loves your sense of style. I love how you can one day you are at in runway exclusives but, can also pull off a custom Duckie Confetti ensemble the next. Effortlessly.  

Marlo:

My "It" factor is versatility. One of my favorite parts about my personal style is my outfits go from one extreme to the other. During the day, you can catch me out in my ripped jeans and Uggs and at night I'll be dressed to the nines in one of my favorite designers. It's all about being my authentic self, whatever look makes me feel my best at the time. I love expressing myself on social media and sharing my sense of style. My personal style truly depends on the mood I'm in.

StyleOne80:

I think most women can relate to that concept. However, your options seems to be endless LOL! Your closet is every girls dream. A Chanel collection to be envied.

Marlo:

Thank you! I love Chanel, its my number one at heart. Chanel is timeless and classic and I love the story behind the brand. I believe we, as fashionistas, have the ability to make any and every designer fabulous (with the right outfit, of course)... it's all about wearing the pieces with confidence. 

StyleOne80:

What are your "It" items? Things you couldn't possibly go without.

Marlo:

I could not go without my weave, lip gloss, mascara, heels. 

StyleOne80:

If you had just 30 minutes to be at a venue. What is your go to look?

Marlo:

I'm slipping on

black dress, slipping into a great pair of heels, and applying a bold lip. 

StyleOne80:

What is on your "It" list for Pre-Fall?

Marlo:

Gucci everything!!! ...Alessandro Michele, I salute you.

Gucci slip dress

gucci.com

Gucci leather booties

$1,385 - matchesfashion.com

Gucci handbag

tessab

StyleOne80:

What key items do you think build the foundation for a luxury wardrobe?

Marlo:

Every "It" girl needs a great quality simple black dress, a pair of black So Kate Christian Louboutin's, Celine sunglasses, a Louis Vuitton scarf, a Burberry trench coat,

a classic Chanel handbag, and a string of pearls.

Burberry trenchcoat

$2,455 - mytheresa.com

Christian Louboutin black heel pumps

matchesfashion.com

Chanel imitation pearl necklace

1stdibs.com

CÉLINE gradient lens sunglasses

$360 - superette.co.nz

Louis Vuitton oblong scarve

tradesy.com

StyleOne80:

If you could style any celebrity, who would be your muse?

Marlo:

Kim Kardashian. 

StyleOne80:

Marlo's closet web series and "Ask Marlo" forums are amazing platforms. I love how candid you are. Can we expect more face time with Marlo?

Marlo:

Of course. I'm not going anywhere! As long as you guys support me, I'll always be here ;) 

StyleOne80:

I know that while in LA  you are taking Tasha Smith's acting courses.

Marlo:

Yes, and I have been enjoying the process.

If I were to land an acting role, I would like to play a role of someone with similar characteristics.

I want to reflect more of me. My favorite actress is Meryl Streep. 

StyleOne80:

Yes

! We love Meryl Streep as well. I think everyone would enjoy 'Marlo' as Miranda Presley in "The Devil Wears Prada sequel".

StyleOne80:

Marlo, you just came of age by turning 40. You did an amazing sexy chic photo shoot and pushed through with the blonde hair. It looked like so much fun! That is a hard number for many women to approach. What do you think makes you more accepting and able to embrace this new chapter? 

 

Marlo:

I'm not just 40. I am 40 and fabulous! It's a mindset you have to know who you are and embrace where you are going. Own every stage in your life. I'm just glad to be here. Every year is a better me and I'm looking forward to 50, stay tuned...besides I'd say I'm wearing 40 pretty well, wouldn't you? ;) 

 

StyleOne80:

Absolutely !!! You are truly my spirit animal! I love your confidence and energy. What's next for 'Marlo' ?

Marlo:

...a baby and a husband, well maybe just a baby. LOL!

StyleOne80:

What advice do you have for a person coming from adversity trying to achieve their goals?

Marlo:

Fxck a "NO"!!  Always keep knocking until you hear a "YES".  No matter who or what tries to get in your way, always stay confident and own it. Confidence is key when it comes to succeeding. Lastly, stay humble.

We Styled Marlo:

Givenchy off the shoulder top

$1,310 - farfetch.com

Balmain skinny jeans

$3,115 - farfetch.com

Gucci high heel shoes

neimanmarcus.com

Chanel handbag

cashinmybag.com

Chanel beaded necklace

shop-hers.com

We would like to thank Marlo so much for this interview. I know after this interview I'm turning up my fabulosity and "owning it!!" In all I do :). Marlo is truly a sweet and humble person. I am so glad I had the pleasure of meeting and interviewing for this blog series. Keep up with Marlo on IG @MarloHampton her official website is

www.marlohampton.com