The uber fab Marlo Hampton covers the latest issue of Denim Magazine and showed everyone why she was just too much for the Real Housewives of Atlanta. We want you back Marlo. You bought the trash and the fashion!! The socialite and fashionista sat down for a Q&A with the mag about her fashion loves, her fashion bible, and her fashion secrets. More pictures and excerpts from the interview after the break.
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.”
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”!
Have you ever seen other girlfriends’ collections of shoes or bags and felt I have nothing on theirs?
“I don’t covet anyone’s achievements or closets! Lol! I applaud all women who are enjoying their luxuries and if they have great taste, then we need to go in to their closet and play dress up with a glass of wine and have a good time”!
I understand you gave 20 families turkeys along with meals through your Simply Giving campaign. What are you doing for Christmas?
“It’s my way of “Simply Giving Back” to families during the holidays or a special time of the year. I was able to bless 20 needy families for Thanksgiving with a full meal and all the fixins. I will also be giving back during Christmas and recruiting my Glam It Up girls to show them what it means to give back and do good service at at a soup kitchen”
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”!
Mizz Marlo Hampton is a BAD MAMA JAMA. Mamase mamasa mamakusa mamase mamasa mamakusa in my singing voice. That means “she bad ya’ll.”