We ran an style contest on Instagram a while back with Fashion Photographer, Isaiah Headen and here is our winner of the #SIFashionKiller Contest…
NAME or Alias: M. Jachuku O. Howard
INSTAGRAM (OR TWITTER): Instagram: @Conscious_Brother
ZODIAC SIGN: Sagittarius
ASPIRATIONS: I aspire to become a fashion icon and creative director that can help influence and make change in the world.
HOBBIES: Poetry, Art, Dance, Technical theater, Soccer and Creating.
STYLE INSPIRATION: Travis Tetteh and Spencer Lee.
FAVORITE ACCESSORY: Afrocentric Jewelry
WHAT’S YOUR STREET INTELL: I enjoy the arts, fashion, black culture , poetry and meeting conscious people along side that I have created a local clothing brand to further express myself and make others fresher.
DESCRIBE YOUR STYLE: My Style is a clash between classy and urban with inspiration from all eras in time. My style involves a little bit of my personality therefore time periods are irrelevant when it comes to me looking good.
HOW WAS YOUR EXPERIENCE AS OUR FIRST CONTEST WINNER AND FASHION KILLER?
I have thoroughly enjoyed being the DMV Fashion Killer. I have incorporated much of my experience into my applications for fashion programs that I have been applying for. Also working with Les Joueurs was a very exciting and fun experience. Their professionalism made the photo shoot go very smoothly. Working with Street Intell has also been a pleasure with all the good vibes that you send.
Photo Credit: Les Joueurs Photography
Name or Alias: Marquelle Turner
INSTAGRAM (OR TWITTER): Instagram: @marquelleturner
ZODIAC SIGN: Aries
ASPIRATIONS: My short term goal is to become a marketer, brand manager or creative director in the luxury fashion industry. I’m currently studying global luxury management in graduate school. My long term goals are to become an image consultant (Marquelle Turner Groupe), motivational speaker, and published author.
HOBBIES: I’m addicted to movies. I go to at least once per week. In addition, I also love reading. Two great books that I just finished reading were “Never Eat Alone” by Keith Ferrazzi and “The End of Fashion: How Marketing Changed the Clothing Business Forever by Teri Agins.
STYLE INSPIRATION: Life is my style inspiration. I can spend hours looking at pictures of cars, art, and culture to find ideas of things to wear. I believe that our clothing allows us to have conversations with strangers as we walk by and leave memorable impressions without actually having to say a word. I grew up a shy kid and any chance I was given to not speak was ideal *grins*.
FAVORITE ACCESSORY: My favorite clothing item is the blazer. Growing up in a low-income home, I learned the importance of versatility and maximization early on. The blazer is versatile because it can be worn as a part of a suit or business casual look and then paired with jeans (without the tie) for an evening out for sushi. I educate men all the time on transitional wardrobing (from work to play) and multi-seasonal pieces (blazers with pants and then with shorts).
WHAT’S YOUR STREET INTELL: My life mantra is summed up in three words: Pray. Eat. Style. These three words express my commitment to a strong spiritual life, my addiction to food, and of course my affinity for personal style. I believe that we “inhale fashion and exhale style.” Style is very personal and very specific to each of us. It gives us all a unique identifier and I truly appreciate originality.
DESCRIBE YOUR STYLE: My style is a always a mixture of classic pieces with current trends. I’ve always appreciated pomp and circumstance, but I’ve always been a bit unruly. My style, as well as my personality, is a bit of an oxymoron; mixing two opposites together to create harmony.