LaBrandon Dates, 30
Marketer, Travel & Style Blogger
How would you describe your style? Hard question! I think I put a contemporary spin on mixing formal and casual pieces.
What do you think about when you get dressed in the morning? My mood! If I’m in meetings all day, I want to dress like a boss. If I’m traveling, I want to be comfortable.
What item of clothing or accessory makes you feel most like yourself and why? The sports coat/suit jacket – it gives you a powerful silhouette!
If you could trade closets with anyone who would it be? UK rapper Tinie Tempah
What is your dream job? Chief Marketing Officer for an entertainment-centric brand like Apple Music, VH1 or a movie studio.
What’s something you read, listened to, or saw recently, that you found interesting or thought provoking? I recently finished two memoirs – ALT by André Leon Talley and The Bomb Life by Claire Sulmers. Both fashion tastemakers offer up great career and life lessons. Also, I just picked up Black Privilege by Charlamange.
What is something most people don’t know about you? I just self-published a personal coffee table book – Beyond 1316!
Do you have a mantra you live by? 2 Timothy 1:7
You can learn more about LaBrandon, his projects and partnerships at labrandondates.com