Newark Fashion Style
Lauren Craig, Newark's Glambassador, rounded up her favorite fashionistas for an inside look into their personal style. They're dishing out trendsetting tips, mega finds and their favorite hangs. Have flare? Selfies welcome on our Pinterest page: Fashion 2.0: Newark Street Style.
Chief Chick, Pink Dragon Artist Syndicate LLC
My style is based on a simple concept and one I have embraced since I fell in love with fashion as a young girl -- find yourself and be yourself! My individual sense of style has historically been well-served by the rich fashion design community in Newark, dating back over 20 years. I'm proud that my wardrobe boasts custom creations from Newark's own Raheam Mann, Tyrone Chablis, Douglas Says, Marco Hall and Jerry Gant. A stroll down Halsey Street is a great way to discover fabulous unique clothing and accessories, as well as emerging local designers at The Artisan Collective, St. James and Co., Luxe and my favorite, MH302 The Marco Hall Boutique.
Athena Llewellyn Barat:
Creative Director, Barat Foundation
I love Newark, it's a place I feel free to express myself. The city itself loves playing dress up! From the over the top costume jewelry on Broad Street to the handmade designs of celebrity designer Marco Hall, Newark has so much swag! I don't know anywhere in the area you can just drop in on a designer busy at his sewing machine like you can with Marco at his boutique on Halsey Street. When I feel like really hunting for treasure I go to the Salvation Army on McCarter Highway, and rummage through their old digs. I even found a full-length purple and gold embroidered coat from India there once, it's so magical! Style is deeply personal, and is so much more profound than fashion trends. Style is the way we carry ourselves, it's self-confidence and self-expression. When I see someone with great style I see someone who knows themself.
Singer Songwriter/Brand Strategist/Fashion Consultant, The Honors Program LLC
My favorite Newark find is actually the blue scarf in this pic, purchased at St. James & Co. on Halsey. My style tip? Push the boundaries of fashion with fine taste and balance.
Favorite Places to go & shop & Hang out:
La Cabane, 37 Commerce St
Newark Museum, 49 Washington St
Newark Library, 5 Washington St
The YMCA, 600 Broad St
27mix, 27 Halsey St
Aljira, 591 Broad St
Halsey Fabrics, 91 Halsey St
The hidden flavor of my city has and will always be worth the hunt to be in a hell of shot, snap and click! I shop the various thrift stores where the jewels are beyond, beyond and my favorite place to be is Penn Station. The freshness of the people is constant and inspires!
Digital Marketing and Social Media Strategist
I sew or alter a lot of my clothing and use statement accessories to dress up basic pieces. Luxe Newark on Halsey St is a great place to shop for on trend pieces. It is a few steps away from Halsey St Fabrics, which is ideal for when I feel the urge to be creative. I like shopping with Larry Lyons of Brick City Varsity. My Style Tip: wear clothes that fit. Don't be the girl/woman/man in the $1000 outfit looking like a $1.99. Fit is extremely important and can be the difference between looking hot and looking a hot mess.
Photo credit: Medina-Citi
I have three rules for dressing; mix-match your designer clothing, never wear fast fashion and a tailored suit is like a laconic man who knows being verbose is never smart. You want to head over to The Salvation Army in the Ironbound for that unique piece, and blend it into your staples. Own a convertible, and always meet your friends for drinks. I usually take on Mompou on Ferry Street. Long hair goes a long way in a room filled with great tapas, dim lighting and Spanish guitar.
Creative Director, MEDINA = CITI
By creating your own style you are telling the story of who you are without uttering a single word. I consistently find myself drawn to Halsey Street, it is filled with cafes, restaurants and shops, one of my favorites being St. James & Company, a men’s boutique filled with great statement pieces and fashion staples. For a quick gift to the ladies in my life Karma Consignment and Luxe Newark have an assortment of pieces for the style maven.
Working at Cut Creators Hair Salon (49 Halsey Street), I see an array of colors and fashionable people. Especially being a 2-minute walk away from Halsey Fabrics! On Halsey Street is a line up of amazing boutiques and shops that I admire whose window displays always lure you in, such as Luxe, Blush, The Artisan Collective, the new St. James & Co. Men's Boutique and The Dressing Room, just to name a few. Then there are art galleries in the Downtown area that scream fashion and artistry. Along with Gallery Aferro there's Solo(s) Project House on Broad Street with artists that I love supporting from PoorKingz to Jerry Gant & Linda Street to my lovely friend Kaylan Jones of Forever Audacious. Everywhere you turn there is a fashion statement being provided for your smiling pleasure in this great city of Newark.
Independent Artisan & Founder, Forever Audacious™
Embrace your shape, find what works for you, & OWN IT! Mixing prints is fun, be bright ... BE BOLD! Splurge on accessories, as they are the piece de resistance of your outfit. When vintage & thrift seeking let your imagination run wild … blend the old with the new, and try re-fashioning pieces.
Favorite Hang out Spots in Newark:
- Solo(s) Project House...(That's where my Creations Manifest)
- Center Stage Cuts... A Real hub for the Arts in all forms whether it’s Hair, Fashion, Music, Art, Poetry, etc. .. I Love That Place)
- Coffee Cave... Cool Vibes and Open Mics... Awesome Shrimp Corn Chowder Soup
- The Kanek// The Metropolitan ... Cool Parties, Peeps & Vibes
- Kilkenny Ale House (happy hours lol)
- 27 Mix (Wine Down Wednesdays)
- Burger Bound, Art Kitchen, Catas Lounge, Vonda's Kitchen
Lauren “InaWordFab” Craig:
Attorney/Writer/Glambassador, InaWordFab LLC
The Garden State is known for its over the top fashion and Newark is no different! Just people-watching during your lunch hour can be super inspiring here. Solo(s) Project House is a great place to see emerging art, buy one of a kind wearable art pieces and twirl with really cool people. For high fashion, I visit Marco Hall at his space on Halsey Street. The things he can do with a few hours and a sewing machine! Last but definitely not least, Larry Lyons of Brick City Varsity is the king of vintage. Ask about him!
Photo credit: Iquan Worthington
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