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TUC Life[Style]: The Essentials feat. Marquelle Turner-Gilchrist

Our featured guest on The Essentials piece for TUC Lifestyle is Marquelle Turner-Gilchrist. I, first, became knowing of Marquelle through a project he headed, The New Stereotype, which he is the creator and creative director. Since then, I have been intrigued with his journey, so it was imperative that I reach to him for this post. 

Marquelle states “Most of my items are based off the recent lifestyle change of moving to Doha, Qatar and my new job. Essentially, I’m on a team that’s building 4 high end department stores across Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and Kuwait. I am the Men’s RTW Buyer and Commercial Lead. On one end, my job is to create partnerships with brands and after surveying the market select the best merchandise for our men’s department. On the other end, I create and help bring to life concepts that shape the men’s experience”.

Check out his 10 Essentials below:

Lush Angels on Bare Skin Face & Body Cleanser: I made a commitment to focus more on self-care, so invested in and developed a regiment (thanks to two of my friends).



Scotch Porter Beard Palm: For the past few months, I’ve been attempting to join the beard gang.


Tiffany & Co. Paloma Picasso Knot Cuff: I feel naked without some type of arm candy. This particular piece is special to me. The intertwine of the silver represents the continuous loop of love and connection. Being away from my home and friends, it’s important to always feel connected.


Soundcloud: I’m always on the search for music that hasn’t hit the mainstream. I’m obsessed with a singer named Alex Isley.


Louis Vuitton Vasco Wallet: I’ve never been a wallet guy, but when I moved to Doha, Qatar I learned that I had to have cash (Qatari riyals) at all times. 


3.1 Philip Lim 31 Hour Tote: I have a lot of off site meetings with brand and distributors and some times quick flights for the day to other countries (i.e., UAE), so I need something to transport documents, a change of shoes, and a bit stylish.


Master & Dynamic MH40 Over-Ear Headphones:  Music was my first true love.


Giorgio Armani Acqua Di Gio: The only cologne I wear. Period.


Tom Ford Soft Square Optical Frames: I always wear contacts, but some days I sleep in them 4 days in a row and my eyes need a break. 

Marni x Porter Wallet & Card Holder: Business Card Holder. Culturally, it’s important to share business cards within this region.