Malina Moye “Female Jimi Hendrix”

Jimi Hendrix was a legendary singer and songwriter and is often referred to as the most influential electric guitarists in the history of popular music, and one of the greatest musicians of the 20th century. He was known for fusing genres, such as rock and roll and blues, thus creating a brand new sound in the 60’s and early 70’s. To be compared to a man of such great talent would be an accomplishment for any artist or musician. And the same holds true for up and coming artist Malina Moye.

Born in a suburb of Cleveland, Ohio, the birthplace of Rock and Roll and Funk, Malina Moye was introduced to music at an early age. Her musical influences, inspired by her parents, ranges from Prince, The Average White Band and The Funkadelics. No shock that she has been playing the guitar since the age of nine and that so early in her career she is being compared to the greats; a pressure that she carries, but not for the reason you may expect. “I’m not stressed or feel any pressure for being compared to Jimi Hendrix. I feel more pressure from being a woman in a “man’s game,” the artist confesses. But in this man’s game, she definitely holds her own.

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Julian R. Lark is a distinguished entrepreneur and award-winning stylist, sought after for his take on classic glamour. Having over a decade of experience coupled with a degree in Fashion, Lark has made himself an integral part in creating breathtaking moments for countless Hollywood celebrities. As a tastemaker in fashion, he has launched an online boutique and showroom in Atlanta to make breathtaking moments accessible to his growing audience. Julian forged his own path by creating the nationally published Kontrol Magazine as Editor-in-chief and lead stylist. He has crafted memorable moments for Hollywood icons like Anita Baker, Lynn Whitefield, Toni Braxton and Lil’ Kim. He’s been called upon to work on projects for numerous studios and networks including FX, Netflix, Bravo, OWN, WeTV and VH1. Press features of his work include Huffington Post, People, US Weekly, E! News, The View, and The Wendy Williams Show. In addition to his work as a stylist, in 2014 Julian launched his first stylist class, which is designed to help aspiring stylist learn how to build a successful career in the industry. Continuing to leverage his audience he has launched his own cosmetics line, and agency for stylist. Julian has proven himself to be a creative visionary and industry zealot. His drive, coupled with his uncanny ability to empower through fashion and style will undoubtedly ensure constant growth, both personally and professionally, in fashion and beyond.