sartorial seduction

by jessica harshman


"Beyond it's creativity, renewal or money, it is glamour that proves fashion's perpetual seduction: glamour and its reflex of idealization on to which every hope and fantasy can be projected; glamour and its implicit promise of a life devoid of mediocrity."

I came across this brilliant quote in the book I just started reading, The Beautiful Fall by Alicia Drake. I love this piece because it captures exactly why I wake up every morning and dress with purpose. Besides the literal high I get from curating a specific aesthetically pleasing look, I love fashion because of its ability to affect the wearer internally. You can choose who you want to be or what you want to exude that day by your uniform. Unfortunately your personality is not the first thing people see when they look at you; but, fortunately we are able to choose - through clothes and confidence -- what we exude. For me, I feel my best when my outer cloth shell is in sync with my inner being. So today, I walk in the office with poise and intention. I'm eager to be a student of my business. 

Wearing: Intermix trousers, Gerard Darel suede trench -similar, L'agence top - similar, Joe's shoes, BCBG bag - similar

Text editing by Grace Delia

Photography by Goldie Rosenfeld


beets for lunch

by jessica harshman


Since the leaves don't change and the temperature hardly drops in LA, I've come to measure the transition of seasons by fashion trends and seasonal foods. To me, November means roasted beets and suede jackets, sweet potatoes and velvet accessories. So you can imagine that I was very happy when I came upon these velvet beet-colored loafers at one of favorite consignment stores in LA, Recess. Their well-curated designer vintage collection is to die for. If I had a lunch break you'd know where to find me...

Wearing: Citizens of Humanity jeans, Free People jacket - similar, Vintage Shoes - similar & similar, Thrifted bag - similar

 My purrrfect cat ear ring my girlfriend gave me for my birthday. Shop similar styles here

Photography by Goldie Rosenfeld

Text editing by Grace Delia


over-the-knee

by jessica harshman


I always look forward to strutting the streets (actually, now in the office) in over-the-knee boots when fall/winter rolls around. They have a tendency for a commanding quite a spectacle, but it's a statement worth owning when they make your legs look miles long. A classic black pair (I suggest suede which is less aggressive than leather) is a justified investment considering they never go out of style. 

Shop over-the-knee boots below. Click the pic to buy


snow white

by jessica harshman


Forget the taboo of wearing white after Labor Day. That sartorial "rule" is long, null and void. Winter whites are a yes in the fashion world so go ahead and mix bone and ivory; layer cream sweaters over snow-white crisp trousers. But keep it sleek and be minimal. I suggest steering clear of contrasting white bottoms with dark winter tops: your white ensemble will loose its modern sophistication. And remember to be careful with your red wine. But just in case, keep a Tide To Go pen in your purse.

Look 1: Miu Miu trousers - similar, Vintage top - similar & similar, Elizabeth and James blazer - similar, Joe's Jeans heels, Vintage jewelry

Look 2: Elevated Basics dress - similar & similar, Calvin Klein blazer - similar & similar, Joe's Jeans heels

Text editing by Grace Delia

Photography by Goldie Rosenfeld