ruby red

by jessica harshman


This is a brand new look, via Paris and London. While immersed in European style last month, I was inspired to have little more fun with my wardrobe. So I present to you my ruby red patent shoes. I’ve come to really appreciate a touch of unpredictability in an outfit; it gives a look more personality. I have more respect for the girl who takes a sartorial risk over one that takes none. After all, who wants to be a #basicbitch?

Wearing: Miu Miu trousers- similar, Agnis B blouse, Commes Des Garcon shoes - similar & similar if you have no budget

Photography by Goldie Rosenfeld

Text editing by Grace Delia


stan smith

by jessica harshman


This year, Adidas brought back it’s 1973 classic and oh-so-coveted Stan Smith. Since its relaunch in January, I’ve seen it on the likes of major fashion influencers. Everyone from Pheobe Philo and Camille Charriere to Kanye. Not to mention many afoot in Paris, Copenhagen and New York City. I like this white sneaker because it’s sturdier and bulkier than Ked’s, but not as clunky as Nike Air Force 1. Plus, it’s not as predictable as white Chuck Taylors…at least not yet. I bought mine in Copenhagen last month, but you can find them here.

Wearing: Vintage skirt - similar & similar, Reformation top - similar & love this summer crop topAdidas sneakers

Photography by Goldie Rosenfeld


a stranger in suspenders

by jessica harshman


High-waisted Levi's and a crop top is the basic LA uniform and lets face it, since the rise of Nasty Gal, it has become the American teen uniform as well. But I've found a way to quirk up the go-to look...While on the Metro in Paris, I spotted a androgynous-looking woman wearing dark gray suspenders, nonchalantly draped over her shoulders. Magnifique! I thought. And two weeks later I found my suspenders in London. Merci, Parisian stranger.

Wearing: Thrifted Levi Shorts - similarBrandy Melville tank, Jeffrey Campbell mules, Stumper & Fileding suspenders - similar, Ray-Ban sunglasses, Vintage Chanel bag

Shop suspenders below. Click the pic to buy.

Photography by Goldie Rosenfeld

Text editing by Grace Delia


medieval muse

by jessica harshman


Bruges is the quintessential medieval city you see in movies or perhaps imagine from pictures. It is so historically perfect; in fact, the United Nations has claimed it a World Heritage Site. Small brick houses, painted in shades of primary colors, adorned in brown trimming and Belgian crests, line cobblestone streets nestled around quaint moats with swan families swimming through. A small river lines the outskirts of the town. Two imposing windmills -- constructed in the fifteenth century -- stand nearly motionless, physically and in time. The city center boasts gothic structures with stone gargoyles and ornate, faded stained glass windows. Inside the church-transformed-museums it smells of moist chalk, like the scent of dense vintage shops. This little city is so special. My medieval muse.

 This is the third appearance of this Reformation dress on Nine Lives. Here I am wearing it with two of my favorite purchases from Paris, Robert Clergerie flatforms and a Gerard Darel renaissance-esque blouse.