All The Pretty Birds
Words by Marcus Paul
Look 1- I was drawn to The French Fountain hand printed by Florence Broadhurst (Australian Designer) because of it’s elegant simplicity. Not only can I imagine the print being used as wallpaper but also as a fabric in menswear and/or womenswear. The modern, slight pasiley-esque design combined with the tonal use of the my favorite color blue inspired the look in where I wore the Dries Van Noten silk coat.
Look 2- The photograph of the couple next to the vintage hotel sign expresses my love for design, texture, fonts and most of all color. When you look at this image you see beautiful colors that seem to reflect the passion the couple has for one another in that moment. The different shades of green and the pop of red is what inspired the look where I wore the Green Paul Smith suit and Dries Van Noten Chilas Wool top and Acne overcoat with Black and White Prada Derby shoes.
Look 3- The Reggia di Venaria I, Piemonte 2007 photographed by Massimo Listri (this is a former royal residence house of Savoy) is such a grand space. It inspires me because of it’s amazing detail. Each detail no matter how big or small equally contributes to the beauty of this space. It inspired the look in which I paired the Dries Van Noten mohair jacket with the Saint Laurent jeans and the Damir Doma trainers. It ‘s all about the details.
Name: Marcus Paul
Occupation: Wardrobe Stylist/Interior Designer
Passion: Life and Design
Hometown: New York City
Current Town: Brooklyn, NY
Favorite Cities: New York, Paris, London, Stockholm, Berlin, Copenhagen and too many others to name. They are all favorites for different reasons.
Favorite place to shop in those cities: New York-Barneys, and other little gems that I’d like to keep secret. Paris-L’ Éclaireur, London-Selfridges and Harvey Nichols. Stockholm-Acne. Berlin-SOTO and Andreas Murkudis, Copenhagen-Storm.
Favorite place to dine in those cities: NY-Blue Ribbon (Fried Chicken), Geido, NY-Nello’s, Paris-L’Opera, Stockholm-Restaurang Shanti (best Indian food) and all my friends in these different cities always takes me to the best places to eat.
What do you do to get your day started: Try not to look at my phone. Shower in silence, then I think about my “to dos” for the day and then I decide what to wear while listening to music.
Favorite Breakfast: Pancakes, Egg whites, Toast, Turkey bacon or very good pastries, and coffee,oj or a smoothie.
Food: Salad, Chicken (all types of recipes), Beef and vegetables, and a good red wine.
Fruit: Pineapples, Apples and Strawberries
Favorite Breakfast spot: Home
What’s your beauty routine: Shower, shave , lotion up and spray one of my signature fragrances.
Skin: Khiels Creme de Elegance
Where do you cut your hair: I shave my head myself or on occasion I go to a barbershop or a private barber
Nails and other personal grooming: Ada’s in Tribeca….no not Ada Kokosar
Describe your style: I don’t think there is one way to describe it. I like variety so my wardrobe reflects that. I use my passion for design (color, textures and patterns) and architecture to cultivate and inspire my looks. (check my inspiration board)
What are your favorite brands: 3.1 Phillip Lim, Dries Van Noten, and Saint Laurent and others that I would like to keep a secret.
Any style rules (for instance you only wear black shoes): Black leather shoes with crisp white clean soles (Inspiration) and black suede shoes..there’s something about the texture of suede in the color black that exudes elegance.
What do you do before you go to bed: Pray.