What do you say about the man who has it all? Julian Lark is at the top of his career and is only rising even further.
Julian Lark very well maybe the hardest working man in Atlanta. How does he do it? He runs Kontrol Magazine, one of the most notable magazines based in Atlanta, is a celebrity wardrobe stylist and not to mention he owns and operates Revel. Revel has gone from just being a cosmetics line and branched off into Revel Prive, a boutique where you can find some of the most fashion forward pieces for women and soon it will be the same for men. Multiple businesses and he still has the time to style some of our favorite celebrities. Julian himself will admit that he is still trying to figure out his balance between it all and may not think he has it all together but from the outside looking in he has a perfect handle on it all.
Random Facts about Julian:
Favorite Drink: Apple Juice
Color of Choice: Gold
Favorite Singer: Brandy
Birthday: September 20
Zodiac Sign: Virgo
Guilty Pleasure: The Bold & The Beautiful and The Young and The Restless
Style Type: Classic chic with a little edge.
Must Have Fashion Pieces: A black blazer, A fabulous broach, black pants, a pair of classic Adidas and loafers. When he’s not working he is: In the gym.
Gym Regiment: an hour to two hours working out. Cardio for 20-30 minutes then lifting.
Where it Started!
Julian first realized his love of all things fashion around the age of 8 or 9 but wasn’t quite sure what it really was or what he was fixated on pursuing. As we all know that did not stop him from becoming a notable name within the industry. Julian went on to study fashion design and marketing at the American InterContinental University. Julian started out as a fashion designer trying to find a way to get his designs out there. He created Kontrol to give himself a platform to put his designs out there and put himself out there as a stylist. From a table at The Cheesecake Factory with his ambition, determination, creativity, and Janet Jackson’s Control playing in the background, Kontrol Magazine was born.
“I started Kontrol because no one would give me an opportunity to be show my talents in the industry. I also saw there was a need for black high fashion in magazines. We are one of the top buyers in fashion but there were no magazines that showed us in fashion the way vogue, Elle and other magazines showcased white America. “
Breaking into the Industry!
While it was Kontrol Magazine that first made Julian Lark an entrepreneur, it was Love and Hip Hop’s Rasheeda, who was Julian’s first celebrity client. From there he went on to style Braxton Family Value’s Braxton Sisters, and many more. Julian Lark has worked hard to break barriers and labels. Being a stylist based in Atlanta you can get labeled as an “Atlanta Stylist” meaning to have a certain aesthetic that is ghetto or ratchet. Julian is one of those stylist that has opened the door further and help bring high fashion to Atlanta. This was no easy task being that Julian started in this industry when many people did not know what a stylist was and did not take the work of a stylist seriously. Julian Lark not only helped show the world what a stylist is and does but uses his knowledge from the industry to teach and mentor up and coming stylist.
“I think the industry is a little more open and willing to allow new talent an opportunity to showcase their talent now…. I think it’s easier now to establish one’s self as a stylist. So many new doors have opened in the realm of styling, fashion and even entrepreneurship. “
With styling various celebrities Julian has been put in the position to not only build his brand and his multiple businesses but himself as the man behind it all. Julian has had cameos on some of the hottest reality show; Braxton Family Values, Real Housewives of Atlanta, Cutting It in the Atl, and many more. Through some of those cameos we got to see a glimpse into who the actual man is. According to Julian Lark himself we may get to see him on a reality show of his very own. All we have to do is stay connected with Julian through his social media, which is listed below, to find out more details.
FB: Julian Lark
Photoshoot Credits: Photographer: Blair Devereaux(@PBD) Stylist: Julian Lark(@JulianLark) Groomer: Shenelle Mays-Smith(@Lovingly_Makeup) Manicurist: Bresay (@Yntbresay)
Written by: Shawn Michael Coverton (@ShawnMichaelCoverton)