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[KONTENTS] 04 | THE VIP SPOT 08 | KOMMUNITY 06 | HOME MATTERS Dallas Caterer Marcus Crawford Opens Up His Downtown Loft

21 | MAN OF STYLE Model, Father, Hubsand, Entrepreneur Donte Dean Does It All

38 | STYLE ESSENTIALS Back To School Means Back To Fashion

46 | FITNESS Building Bigger Calves With 3 Moves

14 | FALL FASHION

24 | 2011 KOVER SEARCH FINALISTS

48 | 2011 MAYBACH LANDAULET Front Cover: Carlos Arias Back Kover: Eric Ganison • Styling: Porsche Montgomery Asst. Stylist: Donald Johnson Jr., Tekenna Jacobs & Stacy Uzuh T.O.C: Photo by Calvin Brockington Model: Man of Style Donte Dean


04 VIP STATUS THE PUBLISHER, OWNER {WILL YOUNG}

& CEO

Photo by Eric Ganison • Hair by Marquinn Middleton

We've heard the question "why aren’t there more black male models on the runways?" and we point the finger of blame at the designers but guess what? I point it back at the Black Male Model too! In the recent months I've learned that black male models, especially in the South, do not take the time to do their homework about the modeling industry. They’ve been told for so long that they should model, for the wrong reasons, that when they enter into the business they're clueless. They don't know where they fit or how to even get started. Some will end up taking all kinds of bootleg photos (some in clothes but most without) and then post them proudly on sites like Model Mayhem and Facebook for the world to see. Only to find out later their picture was stolen and used to promote Gay pride in Whooville, TX. But again, that comes from not taking the time to do your homework. Had you done so then you would know that having "good hair" at 4'11 won't cut it as a runway model. The fact that you are bowlegged is irrelevant and having light eyes doesn’t matter if your teeth and skin are jacked up. DO YOUR HOMEWORK before you end up the poster boy for something you didn’t sign up for.

CREATE. There are many meanings to this word but the basic understanding is to PRODUCE, CAUSE, BRING into existence. We give thanks to the creator above for all the blessing that he has bestowed upon us but many people forget that the creator has instilled within us the power to create as well. I often hear the qualms and complaints of those who have forgotten this fact, or maybe never realized it. We have the resources and power to CREATE a life that we desire. We can CREATE opportunities for ourselves and our community. Too often we see that those who fully embrace this power forsake their fellows by focusing all of their energy upon themselves. Remember, we are all children of the creator and a part of the human race. Let’s create a new and better world for ourselves and our future generations. kennyh@kravemagazine.net

Photo by Eric Ganison

THE EDITOR IN CHIEF {KENNY HIBBLER}

THE FASHION EDITOR {PORSCHE MONTGOMERY} Armed with a belief that positive self-image and defined personal style are priceless, Porsche Montgomery founded Fashion Fix Personal Styling to help women and men ease the stress of that eternal question, "What should I wear today?" Porsche combines a degree in psychology from the University of Illinois and her experience in wardrobe styling and retail to help her clients build self-esteem through an organized wardrobe that fits their unique body type, individual needs and lifestyle. Porsche is a featured Celebrity Stylist for PEOPLE StyleWatch Magazine and MAXIM Magazine. Through psychological research and research on trends, body type and a personal assessment of your wardrobe needs, Porsche can help relieve the stress of shopping and getting dressed on a daily basis, and increase efficiency. "Retail Therapy" is a real concept, when you look good; you feel good and in turn project a positive self image. www.fashionfixstyle.com • info@fashionfixstyle.com

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4TH ANNUAL KOVER SEARCH PARTY 7.23.11• ALOFT HOTEL-DALLAS Photos by » Silver Rush Photography

KRAVE supporters and socialites alike came out for one of Dallas' biggest and most anticipated Summer events. The 4th annual Kover Unveil Party. Sounds provided by DJ passion. And the 2011-12 KRAVE Kover Model Search winner is Keith Carlos from Atlanta Georgia.


06 HOME MATTERS

Marcus Crawford is a Dallas native who runs the F.O.G. (Favor of God) catering company specializing in delectable foods to tantalize the taste buds. He is an international caterer who draws decorating inspiration from his catering destinations. One in particular has been the color schemes of South Beach Hotels where there use of bold colors against neutral tones create an eye-popping effect, with balance. What made you choose this location: It’s a central location and I love the commerce aspect of it. It still has the elegant 1920’s brick and floors fused with a contemporary touch. Favorite room: The living room is my favorite room. From the living room there is a stupendous view of the downtown area. I get to view the amazing sites and occasionally wave at the passersby as they hurry along their busy day.

MODEL IN BLACK POLO

Decorating inspiration: Life. Your home should be a reflection of oneself. I chose khaki tones to represent peacefulness and a pop of color to represent those bold approaches to different facets of my life. What do visitors say when they visit your place for the first time: “Wow!” is the response I normally get. They love the staging and that everything has its own little space and doesn’t look out of place. Explain the importance of art in the home: Art ties in the theme and colors of the room. For example, my living room has a painting that is simple but comes with meaning. The brush stroked lines of bold and neutral colors tie in the cont. to next page »

THE HIGH LIFE

Location: The old Davis Building 1309 Main Street in Dallas Texas Occupation: Caterer/Accounts Payable Sq. Footage: 879 sq. ft. Decorating Style: Contemporary mixed with Asian yet comfortable and stylish. PHOTOGRAPHY: ERIC GANISON • WWW.ERICGANISON.COM INTERVIEW: NINA CHARLES


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A. One piece sectional split with a chest that can be used as storage. B. Orange rug: focal point of the room and comfortable to the feet. C. Standing artwork splitting the living room and kitchen: From Banana Republic. It used to be part of their visual display. D. Studio lamp: From Bed, Bath and Beyond. Serves to light up each individual area or the entire living space. E. Art work: Brush stroked lines of bold and neutral colors tie in the theme and color schematic of the room.

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color schematic of the room while reflecting (in my interpretation) the different facets of life. Blue symbolizing water moving in the path of least resistance, green symbolizing money, and the tones of browns representing calmness. Biggest mistake homeowners make when decorating? They buy everything first without a plan. Know your space and don’t create clutter. What advice do you have for men when it comes to decorating their place? Choose colors that represent you as an individual.


08 KOMMUNITY PAYING ATTENTION TO THOSE WHO PAY ATTENTION TO YOU!

LINCOLN STEPHENS, 34

The Marcus Graham Project BY CRYSTAL CARTER

Lincoln Stephens is one of the founding fathers of this radical movement. If you have ever seen the movie Boomerang, you have been introduced to the debonair, smooth advertising executive Marcus Graham. However, at the end of this story Marcus decides to begin a mentoring program for children in the arts. Lincoln Stephens has turned this dream into a reality. He earned a bachelor's in journalism with a focus in strategic communications from University of Missouri-Columbia and master's in entertainment business from Full Sail University. Once he graduated, he worked for several highly esteemed marketing firms as an advertising account management executive. Upon entering into this field Lincoln quickly learned the advertisement industry lacked diversity. Lincoln, along with other colleagues, wanted to add a “lil bit of change” to their professional world. While watching the presidential election in 2008, Stephens and a few friends were ready to make a change. Lincoln quit his job in Chicago and moved back to Dallas to bring his dream to life. Upon returning to Dallas Lincoln began implementing (his now most popular program) the iCR8 boot camp program around the community. Hence the Marcus Graham Project was born and the rest is HIStory…. The mission of MGP is to develop a pipeline of talent in all aspects of the media and creative fields, while providing career exposure and experience particularly to underrepresented professionals and aspirants.

Lincoln Stephens is one of the 2011 ADCOLOR Change Agent Award recipients for his commitment to mentorship, dynamic vision, young adult leadership development and increasing diversity in the advertising industry. Stephens is also an accomplished community organizer. He served as the Chicago & Dallas Street Team Leader for Rock The Vote, as well as an active leader & servant in a variety of urban-progressive organizations such as: African American Leaders of Tomorrow, American Cancer

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Anthony Montgomery (Darryl), D.B. Woodside (Malcolm), Tilky Jones (KC) and Travis Winfrey (Omar)

TRAVIS WINFREY IS A…

SINGLE FELLA Photography/Styling: Carlos Arias Interview: LaVida Harris

When did you realize you had what it take to become an actor? My family would watch THE FRESH PRINCE and always tell me I act like Will Smith and I should try to be on TV. That was the last thing I ever imagined I would be doing. I have been performing all my life, but it wasn't until high school I actually started to consider it. What is your ethnic background? I'm Trinidadian and Italian. (Black) Your filmography dates back to 2006. You have been in several TV series prior to Single Ladies. Which one did you enjoy the most? Well I consider Single Ladies to be my first TV series. I enjoy the WORKING the most. How did you get the part of Omar on Single Ladies? My manager Peter Kluge called me with an audition while I just happened to be in Atlanta, Georgia for a few months. Single Ladies shoots there. It was for a different character but when I read the pilot script and saw Omar's lines, I called my manager and said I have to read for this part.  After my second or third  audition,  Stacy Littlejohn said I should cont. to next page »


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read for Omar as well. I guess the producers agreed with me. The stars aligned for me.  I know you play a gay guy on Single Ladies; you know I have inquiring minds. Are you gay? No. I like the ladies You play the role so well. Do you have any hang ups about playing Omar, because his character is gay? Thank you very much. It is a fun role to play. The show did not focus on Omar being gay at all, so I wanted to do the same thing. I just wanted to make him a kick-ass kid everyone would want to hang out with.  With so much gay bashing going on, what do you have to say about it? It is a sad world we live in when we judge people on their sexual preference. Tolerance is one of the hardest things to come by now a day. There was an episode on Single Ladies where you, well Omar kissed his roommate in Val’s store. I have to ask, what was that like? Yes, It was hilarious. Justin Baldoni (also straight) is a friend of mine. We went in and knocked the scene out. I think that shocked people more then I imagined it would. But as an actor that is what you want to do. I am sure every man wants to know….Stacy Dash, is she as stunning in person as she is on the show? Does her beauty make you forget that Omar is suppose to be gay? I'm only Omar when they say "action". I hate to steal their lines but, Stacey Dash "Could get it…all of it". What is a day like on the set with Stacy, Lisa, & Charity? When I see them it always a good day. On set I just let them touch me and look at them in their little outfits... my life is good. But for the most part I keep to myself during the days I'm working. I'm a loner.  I really only see everyone on set during my scenes. Is there any of Omar’s characteristics in you? I think so. Omar is a very genuine guy. Underneath all of his jokes he actually really cares for people. What are some other roles that you would love to play? I want to play a serious bad guy or the  sociopathic killer. I always want to challenge myself. cont. to next page »


Dash could “getStacey it…all of it ” I recently read somewhere that you could play Leroy Green in The Last Dragon. Why do think you could play that character? Bruce Leroy himself told me. Taimak and I worked together on a film a few years ago. He kept joking saying I could play him if they did a remake. Then I hear they are doing one, funny. Tell RZA hook me up. I was born in Harlem, NY and I have the GLOW. Dexter is one of my favorite shows. How did you enjoy working on that series? That was one of the first jobs I booked in LA. It was a great experience. I was just happy to be working. In hindsight it was an extremely small part but huge for me. Alright, let’s talk fashion. What is Trevor Winfrey’s style? What are you found in on just a day when you are not on the set? My smoking jacket. What would you wear to an award show? Tailored Suits What item is a must have in your wardrobe? Old T-shirts All guys have a favorite brand of shoes, what would we see in your closet? I don't do brands. I wear whatever I like. Never really cared about who made it, that is such a tacky habit to me, tag-checking. And you might find a body in my closet, don't go in there. Now I know I like a man that smells good. What scent are you wearing these days? A friend of mine got me CREED from France. I love it. And now I can't find it anywhere else. A lot of ladies want to know, so I am going to ask, what kind of lady would be considered the one for you? Some who can stand me, if she can do that, it's LOVE. cont. to next page »


I have heard some people say you remind them of the Wayans brothers, what you think of that? I tried to get them to adopt me… but they said they had a waiting list.  I think I like Winfrey better then Wayans. When you are seen on the streets, do everyone call you by “Omar” or do you get a few calling you by Travis? The fact that people stop me on the street is still wonderful. It makes everything worth it when someone say, "I love your work", nothing better. Where do you see your career in the next 5 yrs in your career? I hope to be working  heavily in film. I am dreaming of the day when I have two films coming out in the same year. That would be a great feeling.

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Are you dating anyone and is it serious? No I'm not. I'm not looking for anything serious at all. My life is so chaotic right now, I wouldn't want to so that to her.

What advice would you give to a young man that is hoping to become an actor? This is a game of luck and confidence. Make sure you stock up before jumping into the shark tank… I mean acting business.  How can your fans connect with you? @Travis_Winfrey  on twitter or you can just come on over to my house and knock on the door. Either one works.

La Calle Doce ”The Home of Mexican Seafood “ BY KALEENA HIBBLER

Deep in Dallas, at the heart of Oakcliff, sits La Calle Doce, framed in a gossamer white light welcoming food lovers of all kinds. Two locations, one Twelfth Street and the other Skillman road, serve some of the best Mexican seafood known to our city. Great supporters of KRAVE Magazine, Laura and Silka Sanchez, honored us with the opportunity to learn more about La Calle Doce. • Established in September of 1981 by Oscar Sanchez, after taking control of Twelfth Street Restaurant for $1200. • Specializing in authentic Mexican cuisine with a focus on fresh seafood with a welcoming “at home” environment. Contemporary and fresh décor and menu offerings. Many publications and fans claim La Calle Doce has the best margaritas, ceviche and fresh seafood in the DFW area. • Letray Musica at the Lakewood location on the 1st and 3rd Saturdays. Open until 2am for a night filled with fun, food and music!

LA CALLE DOCE – OAK CLIFF 415 West 12th St, Dallas, TX LA CALLE DOCE – LAKEWOOD 1925 Skillman Dallas, TX 75206 www.lacalledoce-dallas.com


HEALTHY LIVING 13 NUTRITION » MEDICAL » HOLISTIC

BETTER SAFE THAN SORRY

BY LAVIDA HARRIS

What is Prostate Cancer? Prostate cancer is a disease in which malignant cancer cells form in the tissues of the prostate. The prostate is a gland in the male reproductive system located just below the bladder and in front of the rectum. It is about the size of a walnut and surrounds the urethra (the tube that empties urine from the bladder). The prostate gland produces fluid that is one of the components of semen. Prostate cancer is the most common non-skin malignancy in men and is responsible for more deaths than any other cancer, except for lung cancer. However, microscopic evidence of prostate cancer is found at autopsy in many if not most men. The American Cancer Society (ACS) estimated that about 218,890 new cases of prostate cancer were diagnosed in the United States during 2007. About 1 man in 6 will be diagnosed with prostate cancer during his lifetime, but only 1 man in 34 will die of it. A little over 1.8 million men in the United States are survivors of prostate cancer. The PSA test and advances in treatment have led to a 40 percent reduction in prostate cancer deaths since the mid-1990s, and 90 percent of all prostate cancers are now discovered before they spread outside the gland. The survival rate is nearly 100 percent when prostate cancer is detected early, while the tumor is still localized and hasn’t spread. Treatment options and prognosis depend on the stage of the cancer, the Gleason score, and the patient’s age and general health. With greater public awareness, early detection is on the rise and mortality rates are declining. Additionally, new advances in medical technology are enabling cancer patients to return to active and productive lives after their treatment.

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14 FALL FASHION

Photography & Styling: Eric Ganison • Hair: Marquinn Middleton


On Vince: Pants: Modern Amusement Wool Turtleneck Sweater: Ben Sherman Shoes: Tretorn


On Cornelius: 100% Pima Cotton Sweater: Ralph Lauren Cargo Pants: Sean John Shoes: Model's Own Patent Leather Shoe: Stacy Adams


Jacket: Tripp Blak Sweater: Vince Wool Pants: Express Patent Leather Shoe: Stacy Adams


Jacket: International Concepts Jeans: Guess Double Rosary: Armani Exchange


Pants: Calvin Klein Pants Shirt: Report Collection Tie: Louis Vuitton Leather Jacket BE Ethic Leather Boots: Guess.


Military Shirt: Bowtie: Express Sweater: Macy's Black Leather Belt: Levis Grey Wool Producer Slacks: Express


MAN OF STYLE 21

FLASHING LIGHTS

DONTE DEAN Originally from Los Angeles, this young and ambitious 33 year old full time model, devoted husband and father of two beautiful daughters (Chloe 9, and Sophee 3) is taking modeling to new heights and taking no prisoners along the way. What are you known for in the fashion industry? I'm known as the hazel eyed guy that moves well in front of the camera. How were you discovered? What age were you? And how do you think you can get more exposure? I was discovered by Samuel Bowie who started his agency at a night club in downtown Dallas. I was 23 and home for the summer from college. I think more exposure will come now that I am in the industry full time. For years I was employed with a full time job and modeling on the side.

Turtleneck: Pure Stuff Golf Hat: London Fog Genuwine USA Issued Navy Overcoat

PHOTOS: CALVIN BROCKINGTON STYLING: DONTE DEAN


Black Vintage Tuxedo: Lord West

Whats's the best advice you could give to an aspiring model? Always be prepared. There are always way to improve and better yourself. Continue to work hard even when you hear no’s because you will. What was your first gig? My first modeling job was with Fubu and I remember we were shooting in downtown Dallas. I was so nervous there had to be 50 people just standing around watching us while we worked. It was an amazing experience. What photogs have you worked with? One of my favorite photographers that I have worked with thus far in my modeling career would have to be Calvin Brockington, who is based in Dallas with an amazing eye. What is the most attractive trait to have to be a professional model and why is it important? The most attractive trait in my opinion is a distinct face combined with positive attitude. I feel these traits are important because it sets you apart from other models in the industry while making the experience of working with you a pleasant and enjoyable one. Why is there a lack of color on the runway? The lack of color on the runway stems from several factors in my opinion. You have the industry standard of only 10% of models in a show are required to be African American (AA). However, I feel that it is even more complex than that. It boils down to education and opportunity, in which many AA males are not taking advantage of or was not exposed to. These factors lower self worth, and cause most AA males to look for affirmation from their environment. From there, they are incarcerated, dead or they simply have no confidence in their ability to rise above their current situation. What does the fashion world need most? I feel that the fashion industry needs more diverse luxury brands which will increase every area of the industry, ranging from trends to style, to pricing.


Who are some models right now that we should look out for? One model on the rise to me is Sacha M'Baye who shot a Burberry campaign, Rob Evans who shot a really cool Calvin Klein ad, and Sean O’Pry who has been one of the top male models for years. You're married and a father of 2 girls. How do managed the family and modeling? I manage my time with my family and modeling by taking advantage of any time I am able to spend with them. Which designer would you like to walk for most and why? Prada hands down, which is my favorite designer. Is there a particular client that you are always happy to work with? Being based in Dallas I am always happy to work with Haggar and JC Penny's Want more of Donte? Check out the rest of Donte's interview at kravemagazine.wordpress.com

THE TEARS

Red Long John Thermals: Hanes


24 KOVER STORY

Tyrone Suit: Sean John Shirt: Geoffrey Beene Jewelry: LMG & Co Shoes: ALDO

with the 2011 KRAVE Kover速 Search Finalist


Keith Carlos Vest: INC Pants: INC Shirt: Geoffrey Beene Tie: Calvin Klein Pocket Square: Club Room Shoes: Steve Madden

Bry’nt Suit: Calvin Klein Shirt: DKNY Tie: Calvin Klein Pocket Square: Club Room Shoes: Steve Madden

For our third annual KRAVE Kover Model search we received hundreds of submissions, yet these three gentlemen were ahead of the pack with incredible support from their peers and supports. The amazing horses and 104 degree weather lent to create a SCORCHIN’ hot spread showcasing their skills.


Keith Carlos Hailing from Connecticut, this future NFL hopeful has been fine tuning his modeling skills, proving that you can achieve whatever you put your mind to. Watch out Tyson Beckford‌he’s coming for the top spot.

Suit: Alfani Shirt: Geoffrey Beene Tie : Calvin Klein Pocket Square: Club Room Shoes: Steve Madden


Vest: INC Pants: INC Jewelry: LMG & Co


Bryn’t Bry'Nt is an up-and-coming HipHop artist and actor who began his career in the modeling world. Although his passion for music and acting have consumed his life; there is nothing like coming back home to his roots....modeling. He has had the opportunity to work with the world-famous photographer, Francois Rousseau, on some of his personal projects, as well as in one of his latest photography book's "Atelier." Also having been featured in Moncler's Fashion Show during New York Fashion Week, and working with Jose Carlos Alva and Taj Washington, and now being featured in KRAVE Magazine; the modeling bug doesn't seem to want to rest. Hailing from Hartford, CT, where Bry'Nt began his humble beginnings, he is currently working on his debut album, "Bry'Nt Part," and recently co-starred in the independent film, "Finding Me: Truth," Bry'Nt looks to show the world that if you have a dream, why sit on it? Dreaming it is only the first step!

Horse: Ruby Hat: Block Hats Chambray Woven: Tasso Elba Cardigan: Polo Ralph Lauren Shorts: Perry Ellis Jewelry: LMG & Co Bag: London Fog Boots: Stylist Own


Hat: Goorin Bros. Suit: Calvin Klein Shirt: DKNY Pocket Square: Vintage Watch: Just Bling Shoes: Steve Madden


Tyrone Betters Tyrone Betters was born in Dallas, Texas on March 29th 1990. He moved to Georgia in his my senior year of has been there ever since. He is currently a senior at Georgia Southern University majoring in business management with an emphasis in Entrepreneurship. He recently became a brother of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. Tyrone states “I fell in love with modeling in my freshman year.” He is currently signed with Legacy Model Management out of New York. “I just want to do the best to become successful and when I reach my best, I want to make it better. KRAVE has given me the opportunity to meet and talk to the people that have really helped in the growth of my knowledge in this industry” he says. He currently is finishing his degree while working full time and pursuing modeling. “I have big dreams and I am ready to pursue them; it just takes patience."

Suit: Alfani Hat: Jeffery Tank: Hanes Shoes: ALDO Jewelry: LMG & Co


Style Team:

Porsche Montgomery Tekenna Jacobs Stacy Uzuh Donald Johnson Jr All clothing provide by:

Macy's The Shops at Willowbend Jewelry provide by:

LMG & Co. lmgandcoshop.com 214.549.3658 Shoot loctaion:

Rush Creek Stables 4030 Dalgreen Drive

Shirt: Express Sweater: INC Pants: INC Tie: Circa 2000, Plano TX


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keith carlos THE WINNER Keith Carlos was born December 19, 1987 and is a Bridgeport, Connecticut native. He has two sisters and five brothers of which Keith has had to overcome some difficult family situations, and has had to basically grow up over night.  Keith attended Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana on a full athletic scholarship for college football. He strives for scholastics achievement; he was inducted into the Golden Key Honor Society and is a member of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity Inc. He also was a 2011 NFL draftee signed with the Philadelphia Eagles as a free agent.  His major in college is Organizational Leadership and Supervision. Keith has also ventured into modeling and acting while playing football at the University. He is proudest of the fact that he is the first in his family to go to college and get a college degree from Purdue University. Keith has also achieved being a star college football player in the Big 10 Football Conference. 

Having an undeniably strong look and toned physique isn’t all that’s required to make it in this business. Something that Keith is well aware of. He has proven to be a model favorite of many designers, casting directors and producers, always giving his best for every event or booking with a respectable air of professionalism and determination. So why Keith Carlos as the winner of the 2011 Kover Model Search? He embodies the essence of the KRAVE man. That suave, influential, debonair yet altruistic man who achieves greatness for himself and his community, despite the hardships he’s face with. A phoenix rising. This is a sneak peek into this powerhouse athlete/model. Keith Carlos is a tour de force individual, and with his tenacious drive and well roundedness he is a force to be reckoned with.


STYLE MATTERS 33 DESIGNER WATCH » MODELS » NEWS » RUNWAY FORECAST » EVENTS

MARCUS CLARK

BY PORSCHE MONTGOMERY • PHOTO SHAKAYLA GILES

At KRAVE, we always strive to bring new and undiscovered talent to our readers. I recently had the pleasure of meeting a young designer new to the Men’s accessory market. Dallas based Marcus Clark is hitting the fashion scene with a new line of men’s pocket squares full of color and innovation in styling and technique. Inspired by fashion from the 1920’s and 1930’s where men gave more time and attention to their attire on a daily basis, Marcus is looking to revitalize that spirit in men today. Pocket squares are such a niche market to start in but Marcus has his reasons, here he explains the origin of the line; “I wanted to start with an item that I thought was overlooked. I wanted to start with pocket squares because most men, they don’t really know the versatility that it has or what it can actually do to their wardrobe. Whether it’s with a tie or without at tie, or with a bowtie I like to really bring out their style and where they are at their level of fashion.” The pocket squares are made from a variety of fabrics ranging from silk to satin to jacquard and crepe. They are all handmade, so no two are exactly alike. As he expands, Marcus would like to find a manufacturer to help keep up with the demand he already has in the market. Experience in retail and tailoring since the age of 18 and an appreciation for the fashions of Steve Harvey, Calvin Klein, and Sean John; has prepared Marcus Clark to make his mark on the fashion map. With a slogan like “Not Your Grandpa’s Hanky” I’m sure he will be catching the eye of fashion forward men looking to add something special to their wardrobe with something as simple as a pocket square.

HOW TO SMELL GOOD AND DO GOOD BY PORSCHE MONTGOMERY

As a woman, I must stress the importance of a man that smells heavenly. Woman can be very primal when it comes to the scent of her man, take time to smell good for her and you will reap the rewards. Another factor that makes a man more attractive is a benevolent spirit, with the new Creed Royal-Oud cologne, available exclusively at Neiman Marcus this fall, you can achieve both. Royal-Oud is the creation of seventh-generation French perfumer Erwin and a portion of the proceeds from U.S. sales of Royal-Oud benefits child health in India via the nonprofit organization Global Giving (www.globalgiving.org). Royal-Oud is characterized by rare, hypnotic, sumptuous oud, an ingredient coaxed from Agarwood trees of India. Creed Royal-Oud is woodsy and oriental while maintaining a universal and modern flare. Visit your local Neiman Marcus for this hot new fragrance hitting the market this fall.


34 STYLE FORECAST GIVENCHY SPRING/SUMMER 2012 Designer Riccardo Tisci is fashion royalty of late to rappers such as Kanye West and Jay-Z and this season he counterbalances the aggressiveness of last season's aesthetic with a more nature-based and pastoral-inspired collection. Built around a modified bird of paradise print it is a collection that is focused on ease but still has a load of swagger behind it. SIDE BAR: We Love Designer Riccardo Tisci because he uses African American and Asian Male Models in his collections. Thank you for acknowledging and recognizing the beauty of the minority model.

THIS SEASONS RUNWAY KINGS

The love doesn’t stop there. Here are a few more men of color that are setting fire to the runways. We especially salute Givenchy for constantly expressing a love for diversity

Corey Baptiste

Henry Watkins

Paolo Rolden

Armando Cabral

Isaac J. Sullivan


STYLE FORECAST 35 D&G FALL/WINTER 2011 Fifty-odd years of American pop culture gets put in the Italian mix master and spun on 'high'. We've got suits in late-'60s era bold plaids paired with preppy check shirts; T-shirts with big Coca-Cola logos and Mickey Mouse images paired with bright-colored high tops and baggy jeans. There's even a Joe Namath-worthy fur coat.

THIS SEASONS RUNWAY KINGS CONT.

Amidst the whitewashed runways and campaign ads you will periodically see glimpses of our Nubian and latino kings representing the beauty of color. These guys are leading the pack.

Rob Evans

Sacha M’baye

Dominique Hollington

David Agbodji

Nate Gill


36 STYLE MATTERS DESIGNER WATCH » MODELS » NEWS » RUNWAY FORECAST » EVENTS

EDITOR'S FIND

Barron & J

Photos: Eric Ganison

Contemporary art, metal, innovation, detail and passion serve as inspiration for the designs at BARRON & J. James Martinez is a longtime lover of style and a connoisseur of sartorial art form that is fashion. He makes his clients look at traditional pieces like denim, trench coats, dresses, dress shirts in a whole new way with zipper details, dye techniques and mixed media fabrications. The intricate infusion of fashion and technology define BARRON & J. BARRON & J is one to watch as they expand their line to include technology minded accessories for men and women, footwear, luggage, sunglasses and swimwear in the near future.

All shirts shown are $80.00


STYLE MATTERS 37 BALLIN' ON A BUDGET

1 SUIT 4 LOOKS

Being a Man of Style and charm doesn’t mean you have to break the bank. Here are a few ways to ROCK one suit that will keep heads turning and your pockets full. PHOTOS: CHARLES REECE » STYLING: PORSCHE MONTGOMERY » MODEL: MAURICE WILLIAMS » SUIT: TED BAKER


38 STYLE ESSENTIALS FROM THE RUNWAY TO YOU

Leather Jacket: Akoo Check Print Button Down: English Laundry

5 FALL MUST-HAVES

I have a lot of respect for the guys out there that pay attention to fashion, always put their best foot forward and make it a point to know what’s hot on the runway. That being said, it can still be hard to interpret some of the trends that your favorite designers are showing. At Krave, we want all that hot fashion to be accessible so you guys feel like you can rock it on the daily. So we are showing you how to take those trends from Runway to Reality. PHOTOS: ERIC GANISON • STYLING: PORSCHE MONTGOMERY • MODEL: DAVID

Chunky Patterned Knits Blue Button Down Shirt: Michael Kors Cardigan: Zara Belt: Models Own Watch: Rousseau

Scarf: Zara Tee: AKOO Denim: Models Own


STYLE MANTRA

Style" is an expression of individualism mixed with charisma. Fashion is something that comes after style.” – JOHN FAIRCHILD

Varsity Cardigan: AKOO Tank: Hanes Denim: True Religion Frames: BCBG Dog Tag & Belt: Stylist Own

Dress shirt: Calvin Klein Tie: Countess Mara Cardigan: Jordan Craig Bag: Bally Denim:True Religion Bracelet: Stylist Own

Chunky Patterned Knits

Leather

Tap into your inner Mr. Rogers with a great shawl collar patterned cardigan. Layering with a nice woven keeps the look casual but still put together. This is a great look for a Saturday outdoors with the family.

You don’t have to go full on Hell’s Angels Biker gang or Matrix to pull of this hot look for fall. Leather can easily raise the style quotient on any outfit, especially if it’s in an unexpected touch like this amazing jacket from Akoo.

Scarves

Collegiate

Scarves are about fashion and functionality. Why not keep yourself warm while staying up to date with the latest trends. A scarf it was great way to pull an outfit together and stand out from the cold crowd.

If you ask any college graduate, you will often hear that college was “the BEST time of my life”! From fraternity parties to sporting events to pulling an “all nighter” college prepares you for life in the real world. Bring back those nostalgic memories in a cool collegiate look this fall.

Crimson

Rocking a little crimson is an easy way to add color to a season full of Grey days. These runway looks are head to toe, but in reality, you can add red with a simple cardigan and tie while keeping the other elements of your outfit basic.


40 STYLE ESSENTIALS

THE BLACK POLO

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THE LOOK FOR LESS!

PHOTOS: ERIC GANISON STYLING: PORSCHE MONTGOMERY MODEL: FRANCISCO

You see a look straight from the runway on a fashion blog or on tv and say to yourself “If I had the money, I would be a force to be reckoned with!” Just because a designer makes a piece and sells it for upwards of $500, doesn’t mean you can’t achieve that look on a budget. Simply break down the components of the looks you love and seek them out at a price point where you can not only afford to put the outfit together, but you can actually go to the hottest spot in town to show off your “Look For Less”

MODEL IN BLACK POLO

LOOK A Headphones: Audiology $10 Shoes: Adio $15 Belt: Tommy Hilfiger $10 Shirt: Robert Graham $120 Trench: Larry Levine $45 Denim: Joes (Brixton) $180 Tie: Ted Baker $45 LOOK B Denim: Joes (Brixton) $190 Hat: Retro 7 $35 Shirt: Robert Graham $120 Sweater: French Connection $39.50 Jacket: Xray $73 Vest: Dockers $36 Boots: GBX $80 Belt: Brave Beltworks $55.20

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STYLE ESSENTIALS 41 Striped Knit Shirt Originally from JC Penney $16.00

A TRIBUTE TO AHAB BOWEN

THE RESALE COME UP

In Dallas,Texas one of our favorite resale stores, Ahab Bowen, went out of business on July 31st. If you ever want to upgrade your style by rocking one of a kind pieces that no one else will be rocking from the local mall, check out your local Goodwill, Salvation Army or Thrift Store. PHOTOS: ERIC GANISON • STYLING: WILL YOUNG • MODEL: DARREN TAYLOR

100% Acrylic Styled for California Originally from JC Penney $20.00

Red Retro Knit $16.00


42 STYLE ESSENTIALS PUBLISHER PICKS

Ribbed Button Neck Jumper $35.90 Pants: True Relegion Watch: Nordstroms Pave Bead Bracelet: Stylist Own

3 REASONS TO LOVE ZARA

ONE: Their clothes are made for the body consicence brother who's put hours into the gym for this reason. TWO: They get new items once a week. THREE: The prices are affordable. PHOTOS: ERIC GANISON • STYLING: WILL YOUNG • MODEL: TONY

Wide-Ribbed Sweater $29.00 Khaki Flat Front Slacks: Merona@ Target $19.00 Pave Bead Bracelet: Stylist Own

Flammable V-Neck T-shirt $16.90

There's finally a men's jewelry trend that can satisfy the subtle personality without being overly gawdy. Shamballa bracelets have enough shine to let you know the wearer appreciates the finer things.


STYLE ESSENTIALS 43 NEW TRENDS » ACCESSORIES » KICKS » BALLIN' ON A BUDGET » KING SIZE SWAG

{ Accessorize }

{ Tie It Up}

Don't be afraid to layer and only pick unique pieces.

Show your refined style and rock a tie or bowtie occassionaly.

{ Color Me Bad }

{ Style Tip of the Day}

The right color choice can make your skin look amazing.

Don’t be afraid to rock color, patterns and clothes that FIT!

SKOOL SWAG

Still going to class in pajama pants, an old frat shirt and flip flops? GET OUTTA HERE! Upgrade to grown man style with these new trends for the fall. Tips: Don’t be afraid to rock color, patterns and clothes that FIT!

Khaki Long-Sleeve Woven Whitmore Shirt: $24.99 @ Target AKOO Jeans: Models' Own Tan Polo Buckle Boots: $150 Leather Necklaces: Aldo

Short Sleeve Fitted Shirt: $16.99 @ Target Black & White Sleevless Cardigan: $17.99 @ Forever 21 Men AKOO Jeans: Models' Own Black Leather True Religion Sneakers: $75.00

Checkered Long-Sleeve Shirt: Sean John $16.99 @ Macy's Orange Sweater $17.99 @ Zara Man Levi Jeans: $34.99 @ Macy's White Canvas High Top Sneakers: Polo


44 GROOMING PRODUCTS » ACCESSORIES » TIPS

SHAVING 101: PREPARATION SHAVING FOAM If you don't have such heavy growth and your hair is rather soft, shaving foam is a good alternative for you. Apply generously and let it sit for a few minutes before beginning to shave so the hair will be softened even further. SHAVING GEL Shaving gel is most appropriate for normal to heavy growth. It has a thicker consistency and is oilier than shaving foam. Distribute the shaving gel into both hands and apply a thin layer and let it sit for a couple minutes. SHAVING OIL Correctly used, shaving oil gives the best and closest shave. The oil is very thick and only a few drops are needed to soften the hair. Apply the oil on already wet hair and begin shaving immediately.

Our Faves: Nivea For Men, Gillette Fusion, Schick Hydro

BEST BUY

CARZOR

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This is the real deal. Alot of toothpastes claim to whiten teeth but Colgate's new Optic White actually comes thru. Most of us would love our teeth to be whiter, even if they are as white as snow. Now you can get one shade closer each time you brush your teeth. Colgate Optic White uses the same whitening power as white strips, as well as fighting cavities and all of that jazz. And the best part about it is you can see a change in just one week.

Forget to shave in your rush to make out of the house on time? That wouldn't be an issue if you were rocking a Carzor ($17). This handy gadget combines a razor, blade storage, and a mirror in a collapsible, credit card-sized package, making it a no-brainer to carry with you at pretty much all times — just be careful when flying, as we doubt the TSA will find the tricky design to be as novel.


HEADS UP 45 HAIR TRENDS » PRODUCTS » BARBERS » LOCS

GET LOC'D INTO STYLE THIS FALL!

PHOTOS: ERIC GANISON

WITH LOCTICIAN MARQUINN MIDDLETON If you are searching for healthy and eye-catching locs KRAVE presents Marquinn Middleton. Marquinn specializes in customizing your hair for head turning responses. Questions like "Wow! Your locs look amazing! Who did them?" Who else but the Hair Icon himself, Marquinn Middleton! Having been in the hair business for over 20 years, the high demand for his skills motivates his clients to drive and fly in from cities all over to experience his hair magic. His clientele ranges from doctors, personal trainers, celebrities, entertainers to the everyday guy. Locs aren’t his only specialty. He cuts, weaves and believes in providing the knowledge of creating healthy hair. For our KRAVE readers, mention this feature on Tuesdays and Wednesdays, you will receive a special discount on your locs.

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46 IN FITNESS & IN HEALTH

3 SIMPLE MOVES TO...

BIGGER CALVES PHOTOS: DARREN TAYLOR • DARRENTAYLORONLINE.COM

Some people are just plain lucky. All they need to do is walk and they wind up with defined calves. They are the fortunate few who have a tendency for white (fast-twitch) muscle fibers that allow for greater growth. The rest of us measly mortals have calf muscles which consist of red (slowtwitch) muscle fibers - the kind that won't grow simply because they aren't designed for strength, they're designed for endurance. It's been my experience that calves respond best when worked quickly. I don't necessarily mean that the reps should be performed quickly, but the total reps should be condensed into as short a time as possible.

TRY THIS: Pick one calf exercise (I prefer the standing calf raise). Your goal will be to reach 75 reps. Use a weight that you would normally choose for a twenty-rep set. Complete the 20 reps and continue until you can't do another rep. Rest just long enough for the burning to subside and continue with as many reps as possible, even if it's only 5 reps. Continue in this fashion until you reach the target goal of 75.

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4 sets x 10 reps with 350 lbs. • 25 reps without weights on the edge, then 25 on the floor going up 20 lbs. per set.

HARRY STEWART DALLAS, TX


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SIDE STEP

4 sets x 20 steps with 350 lbs

STANDING TOE RAISES W/ OVERHEAD EXTENSIONS

Stand on toes with 70 lb. straight bar. Curl up then overhead for tricep extention, then back down in front for 4 sets of 20 counts

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48 WHIP APPEAL

2011 MAYBACH LANDAULET

Maybach Landaulet has a V12 biturbo gasoline engine with 5-speed automatic transmission witch outputs 604 horsepower. Maybach Landaulet's roof can be opened fully at the rear, while the driver's compartment remains entirely enclosed. The model will be produced in just 20 copies, especially for Arabs multi millionaires.

THE SPOILS True to the tradition of exclusive landaulets, the semi-automatic roof can be opened fully at the rear, while the chauffeur's compartment remains completely closed. Passengers are then able to enjoy the clear, blue sky above. Both the front and rear seats in the Maybach are master pieces of comfort technology. All the seats are heated. The shoulder belts automatically adjust to the height of the driver or passenger, which helps to enhance their protective capability. The seats are upholstered in Grand Nappa leather and feature multicontour seatbacks with dynamic lumbar supports. All the seats are electrically adjustable for fore/aft, height, seatback and cushion angle, cushion length and head restraint height. The Maybach Landaulet exclusively offers extending and reclining rear seats fit for a private jet. Additionally, the Maybach Landaulet offers as standard equipment removable pillows in Alcantara for rear seat head restraint. To protect from the sun and guard from the gazes of strangers, the Maybach features rear high-grade fabric window curtains that can be operated from all four seats (electrically-operated curtains for the rear side windows are optional).


KRAVINGS 49

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50 RECOMMENDATIONS MUSIC » VIDEOS » BOOKS... AND EVERY THING IN BE T WEEN

J Cole: Cole World: The Sideline Story, Devvon Terrell (mixtape): Music's Anonymous, Lenny Kravitz: Black and White America, The Dream (mixtape): 1977, House of Balloons: The Weekend (mixtape), Hidden Beach: The Original Jill Scott from the vault vol. 1

Game On: Find Your Purpose – Pursue Your Dream Emmit Smith outlines the principles that helped him become a winner on and off the football field through his God given purpose.

SOUND CHECK

JAY-Z & KANYE WEST: WATCH THE THRONE Not being a big Jay Z fan and a luke warm Kanye fan at best, I wanted to hate on this album and call it over hyped, rated, etc. But before I spoke, I gave it a listen and to my surprise I've ended up liking it to the point of running through, start to end 3 times in a row. The album has a cohesive sound from the production and lyrics and a cohesive emotion throughout it. Some may not like the emotion/content (maybe a little too much bragging coupled with "poor celebrity me"), which is why I can only go to 4 stars, but overall, the album holds it's own. This isn't ground breaking stuff like OutKast but it is good for what it is... two of the more popular non-southern rappers coming together for an album. It's also an album where listening from start to end gives the best experience and after a few rotations, skipping tracks would be appropriate. But to get the ALBUM, you have to listen to it in order and in full. No one song is that smash single or iTunes download monster here...it's all about entirety of the project. Reviewed By Christ Khodadadi "Armenian DawWg" (ATLanta, GA)

LOL: THE BEST COMEDY DVD'S YOU NEED TO OWN

Kevin Hart: I'm a Grown Little Man, Mike Epps: Under Rated & Never Faded, Steve Harvey: Still Trippin', Katt Williams: The Pimp Chronicles pt. 1, Rickey Smiley: Open Casket Sharp


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