I’m Back Yall! I know I played myself for not posting in months! I got some of your emails regarding my absence. I never knew so many of yall really read my journal. I’ve been so busy with work and a lot of personal stuff combined. I don’t know where to begin since I haven’t post since April. Well, I had an amazing summer. I went on vacation with my best friend Sebastian, we did our Sylvester Show in NYC during Gay Pride, Anthony and I got engaged, K.Michelle and I are no longer working together, My father and I still don’t speak and some people really showed their ASS … Well, I’m at a happy place right now believe it or not!! :)
These past months I’ve grown so much. I’ve learned to be a better friend, partner, businessman and person to myself. I’m still the “Take NO Shit” personality, but now I tend not to pop off as much cause it’s not worth my stress. I have this motto now if it’s not making me money or helping me to be a better person in life.. “why are you here?” I’M SERIOUS.
I just finished Fashion Week here in NYC with my client Lauriana Mae. It was so much fun. I love my job. I had a few moments when I thought to myself like “Wow, Kendrell.. You are really here doing what you love, sitting front row next to Heidi Klum and Nicki Minaj”. Yes. I work in fashion, Yes, I wear designer labels, but I’m still a young black man in this fashion industry. I’m a minority in this community. We all hear many people running around yelling that their a stylist, OKAY ..It’s hard work, but as Jenifer Lewis said in Dirty Laundry ” I know I hit my note!” LOL See the photos below:
Anthony and I brought our Sylvester show back to NYC during Pride. It was amazing! We sold out both shows! The day of the last show was Anthony’s Birthday. So, I surprised him with his family in the audience and his best friends from Tokyo and Indiana. When he hit the stage as Sylvester he was shocked! After the show is when I gave him his new ring! That was a dope night. I love surprising people and seeing them happy. People see all the glitz and glam but don’t understand it’s been a hard road to get to where we are now. Shit, we learn something new about each other everyday. We make it work cause we want to and love each other. (We are like Tamar & Vince) Now we are planning a off broadway run here in NYC. We are slate to open the show Summer 2014. In the meantime, to see video, photos etc. please visit the website www.fabuloussylvester.com
I’m preparing for a photo shoot that I’m excited about. We are still in the creative stages with the concept, but I want this shoot to go back to my background. LUXURY HIGH FASHION. If you didn’t know, before becoming a Full- time Stylist I ran the Ready to Wear Division for Louis Vuitton in NYC and then I managed Balenciaga. This shoot is going to reflect that. I’m blessed to have clients that show my diversity and not just a urban feel. I don’t want to be put in a box. I don’t dress the same everyday so I don’t want my work to look the same either. I realized as I’m typing this that I say the word SO a lot! LOL! I have a meeting with my homegirl Meghan (makeup artist) so that we can put our ideas together. I strongly suggest ALL Stylists to continue to do test shoots. This allows you to be in creative control and get images that reflect your point of view as a stylist. It also helps you stay current. Think of it like music.. We aren’t listening to “You down with O.P.P. in 2013 on the radio right?”
I’m gonna let yall go for now. I’m going to have new photos up of my latest work. I don’t like using that word in a sentence that involves me LATE! NEVER! I’m not going to get into the drama that has happened as of yet. Ugh.. So what’s going on with yall?!? Make sure you leave a comment and follow me on Instagram at IAMKENDRELL