Jay McClain is Houston’s Go To Celebrity Stylist! His concierge service is requested by the likes of Houston’s royalty including Crystal Wall, Queenie, Just Brittany, Troublesum, Zoe Camby and John & Aventer Gray. We talk about the relevance of social media, being famous and why it is so important to be true to yourself. Whether he is reworking the closet for Reshonda Tate Billingsley or conducting photo shoots, this man is always working behind the scenes! Jay shares a touching moment about his mother, Momma Joyce, and how he earned his work ethic. He tells us the story of how his name came to be and upcoming details about his new business venture. While working with celebrities like Nene Leakes, Tami Roman, Meeka Claxton, Candice Ford, Tionne “T-Boz” Watkins and many others, Jay shares why he isn’t a typical “YES” man to his clients. He is motivational, encouraging and authentic. He offers me an “off the cuff” styling consultation for meeting with dignitaries and also shares advice for whoever is dressing Aretha Franklin… Jay keeps it all the way real on this week’s podcast and we love him for who he truly is! Enjoy this series on #MenInFashion.
In this episode of In Their Closet we speak to Founder and CEO of Senoj Models, Carnell Jones. He discusses his concept for “No Pay No Runway” and how he began to manage models. We speak about experienced models vs. others and how women can have a successful career in Houston, Texas. Carnell also explains body type, tattoos and discrimination in the fashion industry. He also explains runway fashion and the differences between catalogue fashion. Lastly, he describes dating in 2017 and his personal preference for her attire and how he likes to dress her. We learn a lot from a man’s perspective and the insight about a Black woman’s worth on the magazine cover in America. We celebrate #MenInFashion with the next series of conversations, listen and enjoy their perspective of the fashion industry.