VALM | HIM

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HIM

We are so proud to present to you our issue entitled HIM! This issue feature four talented and fashion forward guys who are on the mainstream and highline of fashion! They each have a eye for fashion and constantly remind others by SERVING LOOKS! They were all selectively chosen by VALM because we noticed their advance skill and fashion forwardness. We would like to truly thank each and every featured model we had the pleasure of presenting. VALM loves each and everyone of you, Without you all this issue would have been none! Walk with VALM as we present each model and just some of their KILLER looks on and off the runway! Reach in their interviews about their story and just who they really are! Take a walk with VALM through HIM: The Lookbook Edition!

 

Featured Models: 

Trelyn Howard 

Zark 

Arctic Milan 

Christopher Keel 

 

 

WELCOME TO HIM…..

 

 

 

 

Trelyn Howard

The Classic Dominator

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  1. Introduce yourself: Name, Age, Business Location, Address to business location etc. (whatever applies to you and your brand)

    Hello world!! My name is Stylesbyhoward or Trey Howard or just plain Trelyn.

    Im 21 years young, birthday on November 8th !!! Scorpios ROCK! I am a model/stylist currently living in Dallas Tx.  Im kind of the guy everyone gets along with. I’m a big ball of energy with very headstrong values also very enthusiastic about life, AND most importantly love all things Fashion.

2. What is your business? Brief summary of your business. Please include (name of business, time running, who you is your general audience?, Whom have you worked with?)

I myself am the brand, the face, the ambassador of Stylesbyhoward. Styling and modeling has always been a passion of mine since I was young, playing with Barbie dolls or customizing looks in my moms closet. I knew early on that I was bitten by the Fashion bug. Stylesbyhoward is a brand I created to show who I was and what I had to offer. A lot of people doubted me and doubted my ability to offer a fresh face to the industry. I’ve worked hard to prove them wrong. I’ve worked with a lot of talented people photographers such as @Lexinthebox,@StevenCurrie, @MichelePergola and @KidKen. Creative directors @Coachedbycourtni and @KassieRoyal. Models such as Phenomthagod_, @_CarmineRose_ I’m so big on learning the ropes and taking the time to mature my craft. Being able to help people convey art through clothing is mind blowing I love the idea of being in the eye of a storm when it comes to finding pieces for a particular event or portraying a new identity for a photoshoot. All in all I represent the guy who isn’t ordinary who is daring and creative and ready to show the world.

 

3. Do you consider yourself a male model? If so, how long have you been in the business? If not, what do you consider yourself as in the fashion world?

I’ve walked fashion shows, Ive been the Co- Creative Director of a hot Boutique I’ve had Editorials be featured in published books I’ve had the chance to be signed with agencies I’ve been in front and behind the camera numerous of times but I don’t consider myself a Male Model because of all those things but because I’ve accomplished goals set by Myself. I found the confidence within myself to push the boundaries of the “male model” I cut all Distractions out my life and made Fashion my focus. I’ve worked and continue to work at my craft. That’s the only way I’ll be able to sit amongst the greats.

4. Do you ever get camera shy?

Of course I get camera shy. I don’t think there is any model in the world that stands in front of a lens and KNOW they are gonna slay the shoot. We all get nervous Yes I have confidence but I do worry that the pictures won’t turn out like we envisioned.
5. Who is your favorite designer? Why?

My Favorite Designer would have to be THE AMAZING Olivier Rousteing.”A lot of people call me controversial and say I have been disruptiveI think it’s Art ” – O Rousteing Although he is a creative director I feel he has taken Balmain to a level that no person has. He has built The “Balmain Army” a group of fashion forward ladies confident and beautiful I think He has totally captured the vision that Pierre Balmain had when he first created the House of Baltmain in 1945. He truly is a Genius and such an inspiration. I kind of have this fantasy off having brunch with him and talking about Fashion all day long !!
6. How would you consider your fashion style?

My fashion and Style is very Complex it’s like a mix between a preppy 70’s boy mixed with a 90’s urban New Yorker.  I’m very gender fluid when it comes to my style I’m neither Masculine nor Feminine I like it I cop I don’t even thank (Cardi B voice) like the great Grace Jones said “I like being both actually. It’s not being masculine or feminine it’s an attitude I just act the way I feel.” Whatever  look I convey I do it in the name of Fashion and I hope to be an advocate for young guys who aren’t sure of the way they live. I hope they see me being free and full heartedly myself and know that that is ok.
7. Who is your Idol when it comes to fashion? Why?

I would say a few of my Idols are Grace Jones, Ru-paul, Tyra Banks Tyson Beckford, Shaun Ross, But my all time favorite person is the goddess herself Naomi Campbell. She is my definition of the elite model she is confident, brave, blunt and sickening. The way she transforms herself into this Amazon when she comes on set  catching the perfect picture every time I think is legendary and a true Icon.
8. What season is your favorite for the best fashion? Why?

My All Time favorite Season is the Fall I love layering and I love dark colors. In the Fall I can pull out my trench coats and scarfs and just accessorize like crazy. It’s also the seasons my favorite holidays are in I love the festivities and the coloring this time of year.
9. What is one clothing item your wardrobe couldn’t go without? Why?

This is a hard question because I think of my clothes like my babies. Each one has a special place in my heart, but if I have to pick the item in my closet that I cannot live without it would have to be my Black trench coat or any coat or jacket for that matter. Jackets are the ultimate accessory with a jacket your outfit can go from ordinary to a LOOK. It’s my must have in any season.

10. Do you have a specific place you like to shoot outside of a studio?

I’ve always had this itch to do a dope shoot on the Hollywood sign in California. It’s such a signature place and anyone who’s anyone has been there. I want to do this bad 90’s Compton shoot. I’m so crazy I would actually climb the letters and get some dope shots I’m such an adventurous person I would definitely LIVE for that.
11. Do you have any hidden talents?

Not many people know this but I have a love for music and singing even tho I’m not Mariah Carey who happens to be my Favorite singer of all time. I can actually hold a note, give a few runs or two. When I was younger I used to record myself like I was actually in a music video. It was a such embarrassing point in my life. I kind of now just Sing to my Boyfriend.
12.If you weren’t a model and or entrepreneur what would you be doing?

If I wasn’t following my dreams of being a model I would’ve finished college and became a social worker or a lawyer. I enjoy kids and I enjoy bringing smiles to people and the kids caught up in the foster care system and in other unfair situations really tug on my heart I would’ve loved to help them and give them a reason to succeed.

13. Where is your dream location for your career?

Omg I’ve asked myself this question a million times. If I could live anywhere to start my career it would of course be New York the Fashion capital. Your life could literally change in the matter of minutes in New York. Just the Atmosphere and the opportunity I feel in itself is motivation.

 

14. Are you available for booking?

Yes I’m always available for booking I’m also able to travel any inquiries about booking you can definitely email me @Tspencer2121@gmail.com or DM me on Instagram @Stylesbyhoward

Instagram: @Stylesbyhoward

                     @Trelynsworld

Twitter: @stylesbyhoward

Facebook: @TreyHoward

 

15. Any last Thoughts or quotes you would like everyone to know?

One of my favorite movies is Sex in the City and one of the quotes I think kind of makes me cheerful and happy is one Carrie Bradshaw said “I like my money right where I can see it, hanging I n my closet”!! This line definitely fits my life I am so cheap. It’s always stuck with me because everyone has guilty pleasures mine happens to be Clothing I would rather buy clothes I could wear a billion times instead of stuffing my face or buying drinks. Who cares about that stuff when you LOOK FABULOUS!

 

Zark

The Mystical God 

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  1. Introduce yourself: Name, Age, Business Location, Address to business location etc. (whatever applies to you and your brand)

    My name is Zark, I’m 19, & located in Riverdale, Maryland & I’m an aspiring male model & stylist.

2. What is your business? Brief summary of your business. Please include (name of business, time running, who you is your general audience?, Whom have you worked with?)

I’ve done lots of local runways, hair shows, fashion battles, as well as dance performances (even though I don’t consider myself a dancer)

 

3. Do you consider yourself a male model? If so, how long have you been in the business? If not, what do you consider yourself as in the fashion world?

I definitely consider myself a male model. I’ve always had a passion for being in the spotlight. I remember being the “star child” at all the family functions & everyone always asking me to dance & help get the party hype. I really started getting into modeling around end of sophomore year in high school when I really decided to change up my style & rebrand myself. My junior year was when I walked my first ramp & although it was just a small hair show, I still remember the nervousness I felt.

4. Do you ever get camera shy?

I don’t really ever get camera shy, I just don’t like people taking pictures of me without my knowing. I’m down for a picture 99% of the time. Just give me a heads up & give me 5 seconds so I can be sure my hair & face is looking how I want & we’re good to go!

5. Who is your favorite designer? Why?

It’s kinda hard for me to pick one so I’ll name 3 of my favorites (in no particular order). Firstly, I really like Dolce & Gabbana for their colors & patterns. I really like a lot of their coats & patterned slacks they’re just so mesmerizing. Secondly, Gucci is great! I love the embroidered sneakers, the androgynous styling, & how the iconic Gucci snake makes a simple pair of jeans look so amazing. And thirdly, I really admire Alexander McQueen. I feel he was absolutely iconic & his suits are amazing! He has this black 3 piece suit with peacock feathers imprinted all over with a matching white button down and I swear it’s one of my favorite looks in life! If I ever decide to get married, that is the look I want.
6. How would you consider your fashion style?

I would describe my style as “Modern Chic meets Vintage Vibes”. The reason for that is I don’t feel I have a “go-to” style. You’ll catch me in a trench coat & suspenders one day, ripped jeans & leather jacket the next, and then a 90s throwback windbreaker the third. I believe one shouldn’t limit themselves to only name brand or only certain styles.
7. Who is your Idol when it comes to fashion? Why?

I actually really admire Zayn Malik’s style. He is a fellow Pakistani like yours truly & I admire how he dresses really chill but edgy at the same time, while still looking really clean & voguish.
8. What season is your favorite for the best fashion? Why?

Winter. Trench coat season is my absolute favorite! It’s funny because I’m actually not a fan of the cold at all but I feel that the fall/winter time with the layering, & sweaters, & scarves & long trenches is just so heart warming.
9. What is one clothing item your wardrobe couldn’t go without? Why?

Chelsea boots! Chelsea boots are a must have! Not only are they super comfortable, they can spice up literally any outfit. You can have a nice t-shirt with some ripped jeans, throw on some chelsea boots & you’ll look like you spent ages trying to piece something together when in reality it’s the complete opposite. Plus I personally feel they give me a confidence boost & makes me feel like I can take on the world head high; kinda like a superhero.

10. Do you have a specific place you like to shoot outside of a studio?

I don’t have a specific location but if I had to pick scenery I would say a nighttime look with neon lighting throughout the backdrop. I feel it adds a very nice vintage touch & I love the shadows the different lights cast on to your face like purple or red or blue or pink. I find all that so captivating!
11. Do you have any hidden talents?

I’m actually a really good cook. Not the greatest but I can throw it down in the kitchen. Believe it or not, my grandfather was a professional chef. He passed his talents onto my mom & my mom taught me. My strong suits are mostly Pakistani dishes but I’m good at baking, & pastas, & desserts too. #HubbyMaterial
12.If you weren’t a model and or entrepreneur what would you be doing?

Probably somewhere along the lines of traveling. I’ve always enjoyed seeing new & foreign places. The concept that someone on the other side of the world is living so differently from me with different customs, habits, & traditions, while at the same time still not too far off from how I am with someone down the street. I don’t even know if that made sense but it makes sense to me, I tried my best.

13. Where is your dream location for your career?

If New York didn’t get so cold in the winter, that would be my answer. But if I had to choose otherwise, I’d say either London or Los Angeles.

14. Are you available for booking?

I am! I’m pretty much always down to shoot because I love expanding my portfolio & adding to my collection. Plus I’m very flexible with my schedule so if one of our dates don’t match, I can pretty much always find an alternative.

Twitter: @Zxrks Instagram: @Zx.rk

15. Any last Thoughts or quotes you would like everyone to know?

Definitely be bold with your colors & prints. Most importantly, don’t be afraid to look in your nearby thrift shop. You’ll be amazed how many statement fashion pieces you’ll come across. My motto has always been “it doesn’t cost money to look like money.”

 

Arctic Milan

Your Royal HIGHness

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1. Introduce yourself: Name, Age, Business Location, Address to business location etc. (whatever applies to you and your brand)

I Am Arctic Milan and I’m 20years old and I’m a Model and up and coming designer.

2.What is your business? Brief summary of your business. Please include (name of business, time running, who you is your general audience?, Whom have you worked with?)

MILANIO is my new fresh clothing brand that focus on universal highness urban wear.

3. Do you consider yourself a male model? If so, how long have you been in the business? If not, what do you consider yourself as in the fashion world?

From time to time I consider myself as a male model , I’ve been doing it roughly on and off for about four years now.

4. Do you ever get camera shy?

Surprisingly no , I was always very comfortable behind the camera I was able to be myself or turn into whoever I needed to be for the shoot.

5.Who is your favorite designer? Why?

Thierry Mugler , there’s no explanation needed if you don’t know who he is you don’t belong in fashion.

6. How would you consider your fashion style?

My fashion style changes depending on my mood or vibe of the day anyone who knows me knows I can go from Grunge to Preppy in a second.

7. Who is your Idol when it comes to fashion? Why?

My over fashion idol is Jay Manuel , for the man is ageless two have you seen him dress he can make a pair of jeans and shirt look like a million dollar outfit , which it probably is.

8.What season is your favorite for the best fashion? Why?

Fall is my favorite fashion season you really get to see who the true fashion heads are.

9.What is one clothing item your wardrobe couldn’t go without? Why?

One item I can’t go without is what I call a “Nasty Toe” which is any shoe that makes your outfit pop right now I can’t go without I nice Chelsea boot or Boxer shoe.

10. Do you have a specific place you like to shoot outside of a studio?

I have no preference for shooting locations.

11. Do you have any hidden talents?

Hidden talents not that I know of😂 everything is pretty much displayed.

12. If you weren’t a model and or entrepreneur what would you be doing?

If I wasn’t a model or entrepreneur I’d probably be a actor or high end real estate agent something I could be cute everyday for.

13. Where is your dream location for your career?

Dream locations would be either Paris ,New York , or even Japan.

14. Are you available for booking?

I’m always available for bookings I always have to keep myself busy.

    Instagram: @Arcticmilan  @xMilanio

     Twitter:@xmilanio

     Email: Arcticmilan@gmail.com

15. Any last Thoughts or quotes you would like everyone to know?

Always stay positive everything works out in the end if you work hard and always remember “Fashion fades but style is forever infinite”

Christopher Keel

The Face

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  1. Introduce yourself: Name, Age, Business Location, Address to business location etc. (whatever applies to you and your brand)

Christopher Keel better known as Toon. I am 21 years old living in Miami Florida and my brand is Carefreeblkboy

  1. What is your business? Brief summary of your business. Please include (name of business, time running, who you is your general audience?, Whom have you worked with?)

Carefreeblkboy is a term I love to use for millions of young black men who are afraid to be themselves around others because they have a fear of being judged. The more they see others coming out of their shell and being more confident and open minded the more people will start joining the movement, which is why I stand strongly behind this term. It’s basically to uplift and inspire others.

3. Do you consider yourself a male model? If so, how long have you been in the business? If not, what do you consider yourself as in the fashion world?

I would consider myself as a freelance male model because I’m not signed to any major model agency yet.

4.  Do you ever get camera shy?

I’m only camera shy when it’s someone behind the camera that I’m not used to. But majority of the time I’m goofy and outgoing during photo shoots so I can relax and perform better

5. Who is your favorite designer? Why?

I honestly don’t have a favorite designer. To be truthful I just wear the clothes I don’t look too much into the designer. I shop at thrift stores and goodwills.

6. How would you consider your fashion style?

My fashion style can go from vintage to rockstar to businessman to high end fashion. I can confidently say that I  can pull off any look.

7. Who is your Idol when it comes to fashion? Why?

ASAP rocky is my idol! I study him and his fashion more than I study my class work lol. I’ve been watching his interviews for about 3-4 years now. The man inspires me with his words and his style. He paved the way for some guys in my generation to be confident in what they wear and to wear holes in their jeans, etc.

8. What season is your favorite for the best fashion? Why?

WINTER!!!! Is the best season. I love to layer clothing and show off my coats and jackets. Summer time I don’t wear that much clothes lol short shorts and tank tops so my fashion is a little watered down during summer.

9. What is one clothing item your wardrobe couldn’t go without? Why?

I  would say a jacket, jackets can make or break your outfit. It adds more flavor to the look you’re trying to serve.

10. Do you have a specific place you like to shoot outside of a studio?

WHEREVER THERES A CAMERA IM POSING LOL.

12. Do you have any hidden talents?

I used to be an athlete in high school. I got football and track scholarships, lol that part of my life is over.

12. If you weren’t a model and or entrepreneur what would you be doing?

I would just be in school, graduate with my masters to become an elementary school teacher.

13.Where is your dream location for your career?

Los Angeles, California

14. Are you available for booking?

Yes, booking is available. Carefreeblkboy@gmail.com

IG: Carefreeblkboy – Twitter: Carefreeblkboyy – Email: Carefreeblkboy@gmail.com

15. Any last Thoughts or quotes you would like everyone to know?

“Be yourself and know that you are good enough” is a quote I live by daily.