Brian Lamont is a guy of poise and style with an personality the universe loves. He is a Wardrobe Stylist, Personal Shopper, Image Consultant, and Fashion/Lifestyle influencer. Brian Lamont is a Lifestyle/Entertainment Contributor for Hot 97s: The New Movement, RapFest and Walk Magazine. With over eight years of fashion experience in working at companies such as Nordstrom, Saks Fifth Avenue, Steve Madden and Express he is now ready to make his presence known in the industry. After receiving a professional degree from the illustrious Howard University, he started branding himself as Mr. Brian Lamont. Within the brand he works one-on-one with his clients on developing individuality through creating various looks to enhance and build confidence.
When did you become interested in fashion?
I was birthed into the early 90s era of fashion and plus I have a fashionable mother. My mom always instilled in me to look my best and don’t let anyone know how much you pay for clothing. My dad always had me in the barbershop every single week for a fresh cut teaching me your appearance is everything and is your golden ticket.
What is your biggest challenge being a Wardrobe Stylist?
BIGGEST challenge is navigating clients to realize that I cannot provide clothing to them from every designer, every brand and every store. No matter what caliber or status they have, they believe they can get free clothing. Celebrities are big for this, because of their status, they believe that wardrobe stylists are servants and supposed to give them clothing. No, we need a budget for both clothing and my service.
How would you describe your style?
Dapper mixed with urban swag.
Describe a typical work week for an image consultant?
We are constantly on the phone whether texting, facetime, phone calls, sending emails, or on social media. When with clients, we are taking their photos depending if they are on the red carpet, behind the scenes of photoshoot, etc. We are preparing for the next week like last month, because it takes so much time to be in contact with showrooms, designers, stores to rent, buy, or pull clothing and accessories.
Tell me about a project or accomplishment that you consider to be the most significant in your career?
My biggest accomplishment was being talent at BeautyCon Los Angeles recently. I was very hard on myself, because I imaged that I would have to have a huge following or presence on social media to be considered talent. BUT there’s a God who listens to my prayers and send people my way. A few employees of BeautyCon saw favor in my brand and work and asked me to be talent.
What’s one thing that defines who you are?
One thing that sums me is the phrase: “Keep them Guessing”. It seems like I’m always challenging myself to do bigger and better than the previous time I do things and I’m always rising to the top. BUT I have many people watching my every move AND THE THING is, they don’t know how I’m making them. Do he have a job, what does he do, how is he everywhere with everyone, is someone sponsoring him….?
What are your three favorite items in your closet?
All my colored blazers, my casual loafers and ALL my custom pieces.
What is the craziest thing you have done, but you don’t regret it?
Quitting my government job this year and not telling absolutely anyone but the necessary individuals that were needed. People, especially some friends and close family, always try to persuade me to do the “right things”. But I know what my purpose is and where I want to be so I tend to do the opposite of what they say and look how I’m flourishing.
When have you been most satisfied in your life?
I’m satisfied now. I’m living and breathing, traveling and I’m not absolutely broke while doing it. Everyday has its ups and downs, but it’s life and it’s a blessing to be alive.
If there was no such thing as money, what would you do with your life?
I would definitely be living in downtown Los Angeles with a headquarter storefront/stylist boutique with my own brand clothing inside. I would have my mom living her best life in a state of her choice (as she deserves it to be). I’d also open up a fashion school to have other major stylist and designers teach to rising creatives in this industry.
How can everyone keep in contact with you on social media?
http://www.mrbrianlamont.com . @mrbrianlamont on Instagram.