Who Am I ?
1: Who am I?
2: What do you do and what project are you currently working on?
I design an accessories brand, ALL$TARR APPAREL with my sister, Diva.
3: Where are you from and where are you going?
Raleigh, North Carolina, originally.
4: Who is your biggest hero?
My parents are tied for first place. They are hard workers. They taught me to get an education so that I can do the things I love instead of taking a job just for a paycheck.
5: What book is your bible?
The Complete Startup Guide for the Black Entrepreneur by Bill Boudreaux. Anything pertaining to being my own boss.
6: What are some things you love? And some things you hate?
I love designing and creating. I like to travel, and I eat a lot. I don’t like feeling like I’m wasting time. I feel like there’s always something to do.
7: What is your raison d’être?
To ultimately give back to the community/communities that raised me. I grew up in a lifestyle that some may consider suburban, but that some may consider lower-middle class. I never did without, but other members of my family did. I want little boys to know that you don’t have to be a professional athlete. You can be smart and artistic and to forget the haters that tease you about your creative sense of style and fashion. In ten years, where did being a jackass get them? Because it got me somewhere.
8: What is your favorite color?
I go through phases. It was black. But I really like a plain white canvas, now. Alexander Wang white tee.
9: Who is your favorite comic book superhero?
I’ve always liked Batman.
10: What is your favorite NYC hot spot?
That’s confidential because I have a lot of what I call “Single Black Males” who stalk my every move…
11: What turns you on?
Teeth gotta be on point! I’ve talked to people with many different styles so it’s not so much that they have to look like me, but they have to rock it comfortably.
12: What would the last question of this questionnaire be if you were the one asking?
Q: Dayne, what’s next for you?
A: Whatever I wan to do!
Dayne $tarr is a Raleigh, North Carolina native. He currently designs a line of Accessories, ALL$TARR APPAREL, which has caught the eyes of MIA’s artist Rye-Rye, as well as Kalenna Harper. The line is said to be influenced by many of Dayne’s distinct characteristics, but most notably his common sensibility and elegant fashion sense. He has most recently created a tumblr blog, Shyurbangentleman, showcasing his loves for everything from Hermes and Velvet loafers, to his personal style icon, Kanye West.
Questions by PMc Magazine
Edited by Meaghan Coffey
Photography by Dayne $tarr
Design by Jillian Mercado
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Dayne $tarr, 2011, Photography by Dayne $tarr