Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Stylized: Aaron Ramey of Babylon Cartel

Tell me about you: where are you from, how old are you?
 24 from a little place called West Philadelphia, PA.

What do you do?

 I am wardrobe stylist and co-owner/CMO of national brand Babylon Cartel & Co. I have most recently been steering towards creative consultant for artist and other brands.
When did you know that Fashion was something you were passionate about?
 I think my introduction into fashion is little different than others. I first realized that I wanted to work in fashion was when I first watched the movie Casino. The swag, confidence, class gangsta mental and color blocking of Robert Deniro's character, Sam Rothstein gave me my first taste of wardrobe styling. Once I discovered that it was someone's job/responsibility to construct a wardrobe around a character or personality, I wanted that job.
(This by far is one of my favorite looks)

What has been your biggest accomplishment to date?
That's a tough one. There has been a few. One of biggest accomplishments YTD is styling and dressing models for NYFW in 2 runway shows. Owning a brand responsible for curating concert events in the city of Philadelphia with up and coming acts such as Kendrick Lamar and Schoolboy Q (twice), A$AP, Lil B, Gilbere Forte, among others.
What advice do you have for others aspiring to do what you do?
My advice to anyone who has dreams or aspirations of engaging in any creative industry is to sharpen your craft before you allow anyone to judge it. Practice as much as possible in order for you to create great work.
Life quote: If there was one quote that summed up your view on life what would it be
"It prepares your spirit and your will, because there is one great truth on this planet: whoever you are, or whatever it is that you do, when you really want something, it's because that desire originated in the soul of the universe. It's your mission on earth" - The Alchemist
How can we stay connected with you?

I first met Aaron a year or two ago at an event here in DC along with the rest of the Babylon crew, and I must say he is one of the most genuine people I have come across. Humble, funny and hard working. The sky is the limit for this guy, I see nothing but greatness in his future.

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