The socialite and fashionista sat down for a Q & A with the mag about her fashion loves, her fashion bible and her fashion secrets……..
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.”
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.
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”!
What fashion accessories does a women need to be fabulous?
“The one accessory that EVERY women needs to be Fabulous is CONFIDENCE. it’s the one accessory that’s Priceless. Money can’t buy it and as long as you wear that; nothing else matters”!
Would you ever give your daughter or son a Birkin bag?
“I would absolutely gift my daughter one under one condition, that it was EARNED! A Birkin is way too expensive just to “give” so if she earned a college degree, was getting married, or achieved a milestone in her life worthy of such a nice bag”
Every woman deserves at least one nice bag whether it’s a Birkin or another bag of their choice.
Like most other women around the world is Vogue magazine your second bible?
“Hmmm, while Vogue is an amazing magazine which I read monthly, I would have to say it’s a fair toss-up between Harper’s Bazaar and Elle. Let’s just consider each publication as a different book in the fashion bible.”
What was your first high-end buy?
“My first high-end buy would probably have to be a Gucci bag in college. It was very special at the time because I worked for it, saved my money and bought it!
Since we are in your closet right now give me one fashion secret that you can’t live without?
“ELECTRICAL TAPE. It’s an instant breast lift without surgery. Makes your Breasts look real nice and perky”!
This chic is bad y’all