Marcus Gregory Blassingame is an American wardrobe and fashion stylist, costume and creative director, chief editor and writer who was born in Elizabeth NJ. Working out of the of hub the United States Fashion Capitol New York, Marcus has been summonsed worldwide to bring many creative visions to life.
His creative journey began while working with the first ever Hip Hop magazine "Word Up" (prominently mentioned in The Notorious BIG's song "Juicy"-"It was all a dream...") which launched several other titles including Today's Black Woman which his role was held as Fashion Editor. Simultaneously Marcus was making a name for himself styling celebrities and landed a role with Record Industry Mogul Clive Davis, awarding him as the main stylist for his then star R&B group Next. Besides Clives Label Arista, Marcus has also done work with Sony, Epic, Columbia, Def Jam, Capitol, Atlantic, Loud to name a few, styling artists such as Alicia Keys, Akon, Mya, Mary Mary, Nicki Minaj, Yo Gotti, TI, Ashanti, Charlie Baltimore Prodigy (Mobb Deep), Wiz Kalifah, Trey Songz, MGK, Yin Yang Twinz, French Montana, The Game, Lil Wayne, Cash Money, Nelly, Remy Ma, Trina, Busta Rhymes, Maino, Jim Jones, Gucci Mane, Twista, Lil Kim, Rick Ross, Angela Yee, Saint Cassius, JadaKiss and more.
Marcus has an impeccable eye for excellent images and has worked with photography greats such as Chiun Kai Shi, Howard Huang, Jonothan Mannion, Matt Pluz, James Hicks, Derek Blanks, Leo Marshall, Nick Saglimbeni, Richard Monsieurs, Michael Benabib and Yuri Catania.
Much of his work has been published in prime editorials such as Italian Vogue, Bazaar, Trace, Vibe, Gmaro, In Black, TBW, People, Chicago, Malvie, Ellements, Numero, displaying Marcus' own unique approach to high fashion, blending classic established brands with exclusive rare couture designs of equal quality to bring his outstanding content to life. Working with top models such as Jessica White, Jourdana Phillips, Ovo Drenth and Alina Kozyrka have been a major key to his transition between high fashion and celebrity styling, not to forget his skilled writing in journalism.
No stranger to the film industry, Marcus has worked with many film talents such as Sean Hayse, Vivica Fox, Megan Good, Richard Ryker, Azmarie Livingston, LisaRaye McCoy, Vanessa Williams, Yandy Smith, Draya Michele, Nicole Ari Parker, Evander Holyfield, Angela Simmons, Serena Williams, Toya Wright, Tika Sumpter, Les Twins, Claudia Jordan, and Max Erich as well as film directors/producers Datari Turner, Trey Haley and Will Packer.
For the past 20 years Marcus has established his brand as the "go to" creative resource of building a powerful image, securing press and media, enhancing social media presence and transforming clients into benefactors of the arts through his elaborate foundation in the world of fashion.
A fashion stylist is a professional who plays a crucial role in the fashion industry. Here are several reasons why you might need a fashion stylist:
Expertise and Knowledge: Fashion stylists have extensive knowledge about current fashion trends, designers, and brands. They stay updated with the latest fashion news, runway shows, and industry developments. By leveraging their expertise, they can provide valuable insights, advice, and guidance on creating stylish and fashionable looks.
Personalized Style: A fashion stylist can help you develop and refine your personal style. They work closely with clients to understand their preferences, body type, and lifestyle. Based on this information, they curate outfits that enhance your best features and reflect your individuality. Whether you're attending a special event, going for a job interview, or simply want to upgrade your everyday style, a fashion stylist can help you achieve a polished and cohesive look.
Time-saving: Searching for the right clothing items, accessories, and coordinating outfits can be time-consuming. A fashion stylist saves you time by doing all the legwork for you. They have access to a vast network of fashion resources, including showrooms, boutiques, and designer collections. They can quickly source the perfect pieces for your wardrobe, ensuring that you always look your best without the hassle of extensive shopping.
Fashion Shoots and Events: If you're involved in the fashion industry or need to create visually appealing content, a fashion stylist is essential. They can collaborate with photographers, models, and creative teams to conceptualize and execute fashion shoots, advertisements, or editorial spreads. Their keen eye for aesthetics and attention to detail contribute to creating stunning visuals that align with your brand or vision.
Confidence Boost: A fashion stylist can significantly boost your confidence by helping you feel comfortable and stylish in your clothes. They understand how to dress different body types and can suggest flattering silhouettes, colors, and patterns that enhance your appearance. When you feel good about what you're wearing, it positively impacts your self-esteem and how you present yourself to others.
Overall, a fashion stylist brings expertise, creativity, and a fresh perspective to your wardrobe. They can help you navigate the ever-changing fashion landscape, save you time and effort, and elevate your personal style, whether for everyday wear or special occasions.