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Meet Carlos Costa

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Carlos has the beard, the tattoos, the style, and we have equipped him with the leather to top it all off! By blood Carlos was born and raised Portuguese but he has been living the UK for around 13 years now and calls it his home. He considers his most important roles in life to be a loving partner and a father but alongside this he feels blessed to be able to work as a male model / digital influencer alongside some amazing, creative people and brands he has met along the way. Have a read of the Q and A we did with him below…

How did you get into fashion/modelling?

Fashion has always been a part of my life and I’ve always cared about the way I look and what I wear but I never really planned to make a professional career out of it.
Instagram has been a massive stepping stone for me into the fashion world and its kind of evolved from that. I posted regularly about the brands I was wearing and what I was doing, I would meet up with like minded people at things like to the London tattoo convention and people would repost, tag me etc and the community of people who followed me just grew!
For modelling I started to work with smaller brands which I followed and loved anyway and we would work on cross promotion on social media and shoots for their website, off the back of this I started to use my blog and got approached by both modelling agencies and digital influencer agencies. Since then i’ve been lucky enough to work with a wide variety of brands and meet some amazing people along the way!

Who would you say your style icons are?

Mick Jagger, Steve McQueen and James Dean. Sometimes I’m just watching a movie and a character will inspire me such as the guys in Donnie Brasco and Casino for example.

Which brands are you into at the moment?

I like a lot of British heritage brands such as Burberry, Baracuta and Trickers. I wear my denim mainly from Lee, Nudie and Levis.

What fashion trends do you expect to see over the next year?

I’m not really the type of guy to watch catwalks and completely keep up on trends, however, I have noticed that there will be a lot of 1970s spread collar jackets and some savvy smart casual dressing with lots of green, navy and creams.

What do you wish more people knew about you and your style?

My style is a daily thing really, it all depends what mood I wake up in that day. I don’t like to follow trends and some of my favourite wardrobe items are from vintage shops!

What’s a typical day for you?

A typical day for me would be hanging out with the family, going for a walk around Dorset where we love (some of our favourites are the local beach and the new forest area), having great food and cooking together. Due to work being so busy at the moment we’ve had less time to do these things so it makes me appreciate them even more now.

Where do you see yourself in a year’s time?

I don’t like to project too much into the future I prefer to live in the moment, however, one thing I would like to see is mine and Jenna’s brand ‘Roque and Soul’ up and running.

Check out Carlos’ Instagram here