A New Yorker through and through – born and bred in the Big Apple – Marley "DJ Marley Marl" Parker is as cool as they come.

In matters of style, she is a law unto herself... The one requisite for success? Confidence. And boy, does she wear it well. 

Inspired by the vintage disco and hip-hop references that Marley often taps for her sets on-stage, Kay Montano creates a beauty look of heavy metallics and striking contrasts – be it a statement sweep to line the eyes or dramatically framed and painted lips that demand attention – and imbues it with all of the charisma, originality and edge of Parker herself.

Because, why follow the standards, when you can set them yourself?

Makeup by Kay Montano at The Wall Group. Marley Parker wears Swarovski crystal-embellished top by Paula Knorr; a selection of earrings by Maria Black and Cornelia Webb; home-made hardware necklace.

The Beauty...

Sheer Cheek Gel in Rosy by PIXI Beauty 

Glitter Eye Shadow in Band Stand by Topshop

Lip Contour Liner by PIXI Beauty

Smoky Eye Baton in Fumee Brun by Surratt Beauty

Blush Lipstick in Decoy by Topshop

Relevée Mascara by Surratt Beauty

Hardwired Eyeshadow in Lunar by NARS

Hardwired Eyeshadow in Ecstasy by NARS

Hardwired Eyeshadow in Mendoza by NARS

The Team...

Creative Direction by Masoud Golsorkhi 

Fashion by Abigail Gurney-Read 

Edit by Beatrix Blaise

Fashion Assisting by Carmen Bellot 

Videography Assisting by Will Churchill

Marley Parker is represented by MiLK Management

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