“Stay true to who [you are] and what [you] believe in. There are so many avenues [one can] take in the industry, [so] don’t conform to the industry. Be yourself and the best person God has created you to be, that’s when you get the chance to shine and be your own individual”, said J.Bolin, celebrity fashion stylist and fashion expert.
With a fearless approach to styling and life, J.Bolin does more than dress and style individuals. There are ways to own your personal style, which comes from one’s confidence and personality. “We help to create that area, that’s not vain, [for you to] be your best you; so everyone around you can be their best self ”.
Welcome to the life of J.Bolin.
“The Man Behind the Stars”, he has been honing his craft for the past 12 years. As he is more than a pretty face styling today’s high clientele. “There’s more to me than being a stylist, [and I can no longer hide from my shine]”.
Empowering those around him, J.Bolin believes that one’s image should reflect power. “Don’t chase the check, but chase the purpose”. It’s not about chasing the desire of the world but seeking your purpose. “Build the next person up to be the best them, so they can be the best person on this earth. All will work together to unveil itself eventually.”
J.Bolin’s defining moment was when he was able to define who he is among the industry. Being relatable in everything he does, he utilizes his platform to help others shine. “When I shine, we all shine. I’ll always pass the torch, daily”. He may not have a set routine when it comes to his lifestyle. But, he loves the excitement it brings. “I never know what [my day] is going to be like”. Having clientele across the globe, Bolin stays ready so he won’t have to get ready. “When a client roles, you roll”.
“Style is very personal, it has nothing to do with fashion. Style is forever”.
J.Bolin has created winning looks for Nina Jacobson, Morris Chestnut, Michelle Williams, Dwight Howard, Vivica Fox, Vanessa Williams and more. As well as working on editorial features for Vogue, Elle, Essence and NY TIMES. “I mean it’s NY Times for God’s sake. To be recognized and for a client to it; it was a pure organic moment.” He has even been featured on television networks: OWN, ABC, BET, VH1, Bravo, and WE.
Join the J.Bolin Style Boot Camp, where those who love to style learn the business.
“What holds people in the business, is doing business”. The longevity of one’s business comes from knowing the market and creating a business model that works for you. Within the J.Bolin Style Boot Camp, you will experience style and fashion as a spiritual journey. Leaving people empowered, as the J.Bolin Style Boot Camp is a safe place, to be vulnerable and not judged for it. “[We tear them] down of pride and ego, then build them back up to make them the best stylist they can be”.
Style is more than necessarily the clothes you get off of a rack. It’s how you feel and how you deliver your style to people visually.
Classic, timeless, edge. All traits that relate to J.Bolin’s personal style. “For me, it’s about the fit and flattery of the piece before the style. You will look like money regardless”. The influence and culture of his hometown, Mississippi, allowed him to think bigger and outside the box when it comes to fashion. “I came from nothing, so I had to make something out of nothing”, J.Bolin told RollingOut.
As 2018 begins, J.Bolin gives us a little insight into what we can expect for the upcoming year.
“For 2018, people are doing more organic cuts on pieces. Everything is as raw as possible. I’m seeing more non-traditional cutting-edge pieces that are non-construction.” As a classic and practical guy, with a love for timeless pieces and creating looks. J.Bolin goes off his own inspiration as he is constantly creating. “I feel like you create the trends”, said Alysha, Assistant Stylist to J.Bolin. From timeless prints to classic patterns, J.Bolin has done no wrong.
“Don’t change who you are because it works for you. It will help to open doors for other people as well for their own lives.”
Be sure to keep an eye out for “Rollin’ with J.Bolin”, a reality show and insight into his life. From the office, the online retail, to on-set styling gigs, Bolin stays working. His day-to-day is practical, affordable and effortlessly chic. “I do like the fact that people respect my work. But, I do respect my time when I’m working with a client, to make sure that person is the highlight”. You might find him “in really ugly joggers, watching all the Wendy Williams on Netflix” during his relaxation time.
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