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“My identify is Angelo, however everybody is aware of me as Stixx (@stixxinthecity). I stay in Brooklyn and I’m from Memphis—for many of COVID I used to be quarantining there with my household. After I was rising up, folks in my neighborhood would watch the present Girlfriends, as a result of that was actually large, however they weren’t watching like, America’s Subsequent High Mannequin. I noticed Mr. Jay and Miss J and I wished to be them. And anyway, when folks I knew watched Girlfriends nobody understood that Joan Clayton was at all times carrying a Birkin bag or carrying Louboutins. I knew what these issues have been, however they didn’t. I’m the one individual in my household who went to New York.
I did my first two years of faculty at an HBCU in Tennessee. I used to be finding out sociology, pondering I’d be a social employee—I grew up in a extremely unhealthy neighborhood and at all times wished to assist youngsters who have been in my scenario and couldn’t advocate for themselves. HBCUs are rooted in Black Christian tradition, and college students have been anticipated to satisfy the usual of what a person or a lady must be. Again then, at the least. At the moment I wore numerous Categorical button downs, slacks, bowties… it was horrible. The factor is, I wished to pledge a fraternity, and I achieved that. I used to be a fraternity man! [Laughs] I used to be out, however solely amongst my associates, and regardless that I had began to experiment with magnificence I stored it hidden. Sporting make-up was simply one thing guys weren’t alleged to do. My roommate would put on a bit of mascara, narrowly draw on eyebrows with a pencil, and use a bit of little bit of pressed powder. That made me need to attempt it. He shared what he had with me, and regardless that he was three or 4 shades lighter than I’m after we went out to golf equipment I felt superb.
I completed faculty at Paine, which is one other HBCU in Georgia. After I transferred colleges I had a bit extra respiration room—I didn’t actually care what folks considered me, as a result of I didn’t switch for the social scene. I used to be completely out, and that was additionally completely different. After I graduated I moved to Atlanta, which was the closest large metropolis, and began a job in social work. At that time lots of people I grew up with began doing very effectively and so they moved to Atlanta, too. I had numerous associates who have been rappers, or who have been unique dancers and knew rappers, and being of their entourages was how I received into styling. I began off with well-known dancers like Blac Chyna—that they had wig strains or swimsuit strains and so they didn’t actually know methods to put outfits collectively for a launch, so that they employed me to do it. Then phrase unfold—somebody would ask who did the styling, and my associates would say, ‘Oh, his identify is Stixx, he lives right here, he can do it for you.’ Ultimately styling turned extra of a job than a aspect hustle. At some point once I was working with Okay. Michelle on the set of Love & Hip Hop Atlanta, she informed me somebody at BET was searching for a stylist. It was for Rocsi Diaz, the host of 106 & Park. I interviewed for the job, and the agent was like, ‘Can you progress at the moment?’ I actually received on a Greyhound bus and got here to New York—that was six years in the past.
In New York, my setting was instantly saturated with individuals who went to high school to review trend. I can swap between masculine and female, and they’d give me a reference like, ‘You appear like Grace Jones from Studio 54, Could 1977.’ That actually helped me put a reputation to my model. Now I analysis every thing, and I can do this too. Like, this haircut—it’s a half fade that’s harking back to Givenchy’s 2017 males’s present. I’m going to a small Dominican barber store each Friday to get it touched up and naturally they wouldn’t name it that, however that’s what it’s. I nonetheless do styling, however now I’ve form of turn out to be an influencer myself. As a result of I can get my road model photos in magazines, manufacturers will attain out to me to showcase their merch. I’m busiest throughout trend months, once I’m touring on press journeys and zipping throughout to get the backstage scoop, however on the everyday I additionally work at Glossier HQ. They’ve been very versatile with my schedule—it’s useful having the steadiness that comes with a daily job so I can go do what I need to do.
After I’m going into work, I put on make-up—I don’t actually cowl up, however I like to wash up. Even when my face is beat like a birthday cake I need the phantasm that it’s my pores and skin. For some time I used to be having this concern the place inside 4 hours of leaving my home, I seemed like I used to be melting—I used to be spending a lot cash on blotting papers that finally I figured there needed to be a greater approach. It took me a few occasions to get the cadence however as soon as I received this technique down, it labored. First I apply my primer, or if I’m going out I’ll use the Dior Backstage Face Illuminator as a result of I need to appear like a trophy. Subsequent I take advantage of Wowder in Medium Brown. After that, I’m going in with the Kosas Tinted Oil in 9.5, which is definitely virtually full-coverage for me, and conceal with Nars Radiant Creamy Concealer wherever I would like it. Lastly I set my face, and the make-up stays! I’ve actually lengthy eyelashes naturally (after all boys do) however I like to make use of three coats of Glossier’s Lash Slick adopted by one of many Dior Pump ‘N’ Quantity mascara to make them look thicker. Then I do my brows. I get them threaded and tinted, however as a result of they’re sparse on the ends, I prime the hairs with a gluestick. If I fill them in with a pencil or use Boy Forehead after that, it finally ends up wanting extra hair-like. It’s really a recreation changer.
I at all times end with a lip. One time throughout NYFW, I used to be leaving a present and Rihanna informed me that my lip was fireplace. I held on to that remark eternally—it got here from THE QUEEN! My first purple lipstick was MAC Ruby Woo, however now it’s too dry for me. I can’t. I appear like I’ve chapped lips on a regular basis. Now, my favourite is Tom Ford’s Cristiano. I additionally love the shade Christopher, which is a mushy brown with a impartial end, Leo from Glossier, and Charlotte Tilbury’s Iconic Nude pencil, which I take advantage of as a complete lip.
I’ve a quite simple skincare routine. Night time and day I take advantage of Glossier Milky Jelly on my PMD facial cleaning brush. The comb is antibacterial and it vibrates, so I simply roll it throughout my face to interrupt down the oil or make-up. I don’t like to the touch my face when I’ve on make-up—as soon as I really feel prefer it’s clear sufficient to the place I received’t stain the entire home, I’ll double cleanse to essentially get every thing off. After all, in the event you do get make-up in your garments and you’ll’t afford to take it to the dry cleaner, you may at all times take a little bit of dishwashing liquid, dab it on the spot, and let it sit. After a bit you simply hand wash it and let it air dry. Anyway, as soon as I am achieved cleaning I am going to apply a sheet masks. I preserve all of my masks in my fridge, and I masks each morning and each night time. That began in the course of the pandemic. The one I actually like is the Weekly Reset Masks from Loops Magnificence—after I take it off, I pat in no matter is left on my pores and skin and comply with with a serum. I take advantage of Tremendous Glow within the mornings and Tremendous Bounce within the evenings. Lastly, I seal all of it with both my Noto Deep Serum or Sunday Riley’s C.E.O. Glow Oil.
, in magnificence, trend, and in life typically I feel that if you attempt too exhausting, it exhibits. The cooler you act, the extra easy you look, the stronger your total gravitational pull will likely be.”
—as informed to ITG
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