Courtney and Donnell Baldwin are a married couple living in Midtown Manhattan. Following their wedding in 2012, both became interested in wardrobe styling for grooms after realizing the lack of attention to detail in the planning and execution of grooms’ wedding day attire. Mixing Donnell’s fifteen-year career in the fashion industry (primarily with Ralph Lauren and as a menswear stylist and styling editor) with Courtney’s fourteen-year experience as an engineer and owner’s representative in the construction industry, Mr.Baldwin Style was born. As a New York City based company, Mr.Baldwin Style focuses on wardrobe styling and image consulting for the modern groom and gentleman, as well as photo shoot production. Understanding that “groom stylist” is a new term and service, Courtney and Donnell penned GROOMS: A Professional Stylist's Guide to Wedding Day Apparel for Every Budget to provide soon-to-be-married couples with expert advice on grooms’ apparel from planning to flawless execution.
What Does Black History Month Mean To You This Year?
As entrepreneurs and now authors, black history month is particularly special this year. We are thankful for our forefathers that sacrificed and paved the way for us to pursue our dreams. We feel an obligation to build a legacy, understanding that it is not only about us but the future generations.
What Is On Trend For You Right Now?
As it relates to groom styling, the color blue remains on trend. Many gentlemen are opting for navy and true blue in lieu of standard black tuxedos or suits. Dinner jackets made from materials with texture (including jacquard, brocade, etc.) are also quite popular.
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- Website: groomsbook.com
- Twitter: @MrBaldwinStyle | @GroomsBook
- Instagram: @mr_baldwinstylegrooms | @groomsbook
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