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  Sekinah Brown sat down with the stylist suite to discuss her work on Season 4 of BET's popular drama "Being Mary Jane" starring Gabrielle Union.   Question: How many characters in total did you have to dress including principle cast and extras?   Sekinah: Too many to count. Just to give you an idea, we had over 110 costume changes in the 1st episode alone. We did 10 episodes for season 4B.    Question: How long was the shooting schedule and where was Season #4 shot? Sekinah: This was actually season 4. It was broken up into 4A (shot...

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This year’s BET Awards was made much more glamorous with the creative vision of celebrity stylist EJ King. King is best known as a larger-than-life personality on the reality TV show “All About the Business,” and as Chris Brown’s stylist. King also styled the vivacious Tamar Braxton who had the audience on its feet during her lively performance. But it’s what’s next for King that makes him such a rising star. What are you doing this year for the BET Awards?I’m styling Chris Brown and his dancers for his fabulous performance. I’m also styling Tamar Braxton and I’m also walking...

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June is black history month in America and every year Black America celebrates with honoring the best in music, film and of course fashion. This year was no different as celebrity stylists bring their exceptional vision to the wardrobes and stylings of some of the top talents in the business of entertainment. Hosted by comedian Leslie Jones, the BET Awards brings together the biggest and the baddest. Below we provide two celebrity stylists that are making their own way as house hold names and visionaries. 

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Brian McPhatter didn’t start out as a celebrity wardrobe stylist, his beginnings were humble. He worked in retail. He’s always had a flair for style. And someone noticed. It was comedienne and influencer Leslie Jones of “Saturday Night Live” and the Ghostbusters reboot. Now, McPhatter travels the world with Jones, creating signature looks for his client and he’s loving every minute. He’s the first to admit that it hasn’t been easy building the Leslie Jones brand to a household name but it’s been a blast. His friends call him “B,” and he has great ideas for Jones’ look as she takes control as BET...

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Capturing the look and essence of ‘90s hip-hop style can be challenging—especially when it’s for a movie like All Eyez on Me, the film about Tupac Shakur. But Kenya Ware, the costume buyer for All Eyez on Me(out in theatres on June 16), was there and lived through it. She even styled Tupac himself before he was killed in 1996. Ware, an L.A. native, married and started a family with Tha Dogg Pound member and Snoop Dogg’s cousin, Daz Dillinger, in 1991. Helping in any way that she knew how, she began to shop for Death Row Records’ artists, including Snoop, Tha Dogg Pound, The Lady of Rage, Nate...

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