As much as we would love to keep her all to ourselves-we figured it was about time to share our lovely stylist with the world. Meet Jessie- our secret weapon and go to for all things fashion. Aside from us giving us the best tips and advice on style, she’s a fabulously fun and quirky addition to our team.
Here are some more fun tidbits on Jessie:
1) Hometown: San Francisco vs. LA?
I grew up in the Bay Area, and think everything here is amazing- the air, the people, the views... But LA has its perks... definitely a fun city to live in... but only for a few years.
2) Favorite Place to Shop?
Right now that whole preppy/americana thing is going on, so I'm pretty into Madewell. They do the prep thing with a twist. PLUS, Alexa Chung designs some of their stuff- I cant knock her style.
3) First Styling Gig?
Hmm... (this is embarrassing)... I was a designer at Ed Hardy Jackets, and ended up getting thrown into working on a shoot... although I was styling bedazzled shirts and jackets, I had fun.
4) Who would you like to be stranded on a deserted island with?
I hope I dont get in trouble for this one, but Alison Mosshart from the Kills is kind of a mega-babe. Like, MEGA babe.
5) Favorite Designer?
Oooh so many. I think YSL is definitely timeless, and I NEVER get over the bows they've been putting on blouses since the 70's. Rodarte is definitely ruling hard. But then there are designers like Yohji Yammamoto who is dark and pushing the envelope in fashion which I absolutely love for other reasons. and of course: WE ALL LOVE MCQUEEN
6) Typical day of a stylist?
Running around like a chicken with your head cut off!! No- there is never a typical day... One day I may be doing style research and checking out the newest shows, another I may be shopping- I may be doing fittings with models, or prepping clothing to be shot. Organization is key: if you stay organized, every other thing that goes into the job flows ten times smoother. If you dont, thats when you become that headless chicken.
7) 3 items you never leave the house without?
Keys. Cell Phone. Wallet. But I ALWAYS have plain chapstick too. (style tip: if you end up stranded without makeup, put a little chapstick between your fingers, and then pinch them over your eyelashes to give your lashes a wet look, replacing that mascara you forgot at home... this works with clear lipgloss too)
8) Who would you love to style?
I think Zooey Dechanel is so cute, and would love to dress her for a red carpet event. Charlize Theron would be amazing, but her style is always impeccable so she doesnt really need a stylist. Tilda Swinton is awesome, so I kinda just want to style her to hang out with her.
9) What is your favorite accessory?
I think simple pearl earrings should be a staple in every girls closet. They are such a versatile piece that makes a statement without screaming. I LOVE my Process and Content porkpie hat. And my new Jeffrey Campbell platform saddle shoes are heaven in a shoebox.
10) Number one styling tip?
Be yourself. I know EVERYONE says that, but its so true. You can try different styles and trends, but unless youre comfortable, you'll be miserable. Go with what you like, not whats cool. THAT is what makes a stylish person. Either that, or it makes a really un-stylish person.