I usually don’t bother people for their photo when they’re sitting down at a restaurant, but when I spotted Jared about a year ago with his turban, high wedges and jumpsuit. I just had too.. And I’m glad I did.
Describe your style:
An interesting mix of archived vintage and futuristic staples with a modern twist. I’ve always been inspired by musings before my time. So I take notes from them + add my own personality, and come up with a unique looks that are one of a kind.
What do you treasure most in your closet?
I have this AMAZING Isaac Mizrahi pink, belted, bubble coat with wooden buttons that I found in an old Texas warehouse after digging for hours through random collected piles of clothing that had been donated. It’s got such a 70′s Chloe feel, and can be dressed up or down. But none the less, it’s nothing short of perfect.
Who is your favorite designer?
This is always such a hard question for me to answer, because there are so many extraordinary designers in the industry today. But if I had to choose one, I’d have to say Givenchy. I’ve been a huge follower/fan of Ricardo Tisci for years and he always blows my mind with every collection (Ready To Wear, Menswear, Couture, & Resort).
Who’s closet would you raid?
That would be a tie between my two muses: Iris Apfel (NYC) & Anna Dello Russo (Milan)
Who or what would has been our greatest fashion influence?
Marchesa Casati & Bianca Jagger. They were both women who paved the path for current style icons and were years ahead of their time. I have several images of the two women in my inspiration folder on my laptop. I also have the collector’s book, The Marchesa Casati: Portraits of a Muse for a coffee table read…
Favorite places to shop in LA?
Wasteland. American Rag. Opening Ceremony. Beverly Hills GoodWill. DTLA thrift stores. & Santee Alley for knick knacks
3 of your favorite blogs:
Atrumludus (www.atrumludus.blogspot.com) Los Angeles, CA
5in and Up (www.5inchandup.blogpspot.com) Stockholm, Sweden
Sea of Shoes (www.seaofshoes.com) Texas
Describe your perfect day in LA:
It would start with waking up and putting together an iconic outfit in my loft downtown. Then head for coffee and croissants at Syrup off 6th and Spring. Afterwards, I’d go for a little shopping along 3rd St/Melrose area. Then head for lunch at Le Petit Four on Sunset. From there, I’d hop in the car and drive to Malibu to hike Solstice Canyon and catch some waves along the never-ending coastline. I’d end my day headed back to the city as the sun sets over the horizon, and have dinner at my local favorite boutique restaurant, Bottega Louie. I highly recommend the Louie salad + any entree + portobello mushroom fries. You can’t go wrong!! (THIS WOULD BE AN ENTIRE DAY, OF COURSE!
Check out Jared’s blog Crimes of Fashion