Friday, September 24, 2010

A Day in the Life with Jess Hutchinson

Jess Hutchison. 14th and 3rd, Manhattan.

Where are you currently living?
Williamsburg, NY.

Where did you grow up?
West side of L.A./Santa Monica

Where would you go on your dream holiday?
Tokyo or Stockholm.

What's on your personal soundtrack at the moment?
I'm going back to the 90's- Pixies and Hole as well as some new stuff like Atlas Sound and Beach Fossils.

Where do you gather your fashion inspiration?
The 1930's. It was a powerful and romantic time. Also grunge women. I went to a lot of rock shows with my mom when I was younger.

What's your dream color palette and materials consist of?
I love velvet. Plum and burnt orange. Earthy tones. 

What is your most treasured possession?
My mom's record collection. She dragged them here from England, the south, New Mexico, LA, and now there with me in New York.

What is your favorite film?
I recently watched Bonnie and Clyde which I loved. Anything Hitchcock-- I love North by Northwest. I also love trashy zombie movies from the 80's.

Who's someone you would like to have a conversation with?
Ernest Hemingway or Woody Allen.

Who's your favorite designer?
Proenza Schouler

Who do you admire?
Artists that I envy. Lucian Freud especially.

What is your greatest fear?
growing up alone

What is an overrated virtue?
Making something perfect

What is an underrated virtue?
Being true to yourself. People who aren't true to themselves are just boring.

What is the last book you read?
Im rereading Steppenwolf by Hermann Hesse

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

An Afternoon with Kelly & Dillan


Kelly Robinson & Dillan Stenson. Brooklyn, NY.

Where did you grow up?
Kelly: Kirkland, WA
Dillan: All over western Washington

What is your personal soundtrack at the moment?
Kelly: Broadcast
Dillan: The Budos Band

Who are some of your style icons/influences?
Kelly: Phoebe Philo, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Parisienne culture, menswear, and boating.
Dillan: Old men, mountain men, fishermen.

Who are some of your favorite heroines of fiction?
                Kelly: Dominique Francon in The Fountainhead by Ayn Rand
Dillan: Margrete in The Conqueror by Jan Kjaerstad     

Who is someone you admire and why?
Kelly: My mother, the strongest woman I know.
Dillan: Carl Sagan for unending pursuit of knowledge

What is your most treasured possession?
Kelly: Can I say my cats? My cats.
Dillan: The photo 'Steak and Eggs' given to me by a friend

What is the last book you read?
Kelly: East of Eden by John Steinbeck
Dillan: War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy

What is an overrated virtue?
Kelly: patience
Dillan: tact

What is an underrated virtue?
Kelly: gluttony
Dillan: modesty

Who is your favorite designer?
Kelly: Isabel Marant
Dillan: Our Legacy

What is your favorite film?
Kelly: A Goofy Movie
Dillan: Band of Outsiders

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Inside the World of Sequoia Nelson

Sequoia Nelson. Capitol Hill, Seattle, WA.

Who are your style icons and influences?
Women in history and women with elegance. There is definitely a lack of elegance today.

Where did you grow up?
Issaquah, WA on a 75-acre horse boarding facility

What was your favorite outfit as a child?
When I was little I made my own dress out of tissue paper and I also really loved to wear my pink tutu.

If you could be anywhere, Where would you be?

What do you want to be when you grow up?
To be lovely and wonderful. I would love to be a writer, preferably short stories.

What's currently on your personal soundtrack?
Big Blood, Dark Dark Dark, Hurray for the Riff Raff, Beach House, Best Coast

What's the last book you read?
Tropic of Cancer by Henry Miller

Who's someone you admire? Why?
Luisa Casati. She's groundbreaking and a pioneer in terms of women's fashion.

If you were an animal what would you be?
A doe or a cat.

What's your sign?

Pet Peeves?
Loud chewing and noisy/outlandish people

Most Overrated Virtue?
Being on Time. I'm always late. Its in my genetics.

Underrated Virtue?
Cleanliness. People should be more organized and tidy.

Favorite Season?
Its a tie between Autumn and Spring

Favorite Clothing Designer?
Phoebe Philo for Chloe

What's your vice?