What is your favorite perfume ? I have been wearing Diptyque Olene for years; it is a beautiful fragrance of narcissus and jasmine.
Must-have jewelry? Two gold Catbird bracelets I bought in New York – they weld them in the store so they can’t be taken off – and my wedding ring. I also love the trendy earrings: the pearl hoops with small intertwined peppers are my favorite.
Do you remember a favorite outfit from your childhood? My mom made me pretty dresses and I always insisted on matching frilly socks. I’ve always been obsessed with color and certain shades, be it food, flowers or fashion.
And your worst fashion mistake? Supré ra-ra skirts when I was 14.
What was your first fashion moment? I had been a dancer since I was three – tap, ballet, jazz, hip-hop, everything. Then, when I turned 18, I became a dance teacher at my school. In addition to the choreography, I had to design costumes for the competitions. Designing leotards and doing all that manual labor – sewing lace and intricate beading – really fueled my obsession with fashion, color and embellishment.
What are you currently coveting? I recently purchased a buttery yellow Rylan handbag that had been on my wish list for ages.
Is there anything you would never wear? I wouldn’t say no to anything. It depends on how you put things together and style them.
Is there a current trend that you love? I am the biggest dopamine dresser; I love that there is a throwback to having fun with an outfit. I also love all the beautiful stitching.
What shoes do you wear most often? Sneakers. I also have a few pairs of must-have heels – black Gucci horsebit mules with a block heel and wacky vintage Roberto Cavalli heels covered in shells, starfish and pearls.
Who is your favorite fashion icon? I’m inspired by fashion influencer Aimee Song. She is not afraid to experiment; his style is fun and playful, yet still put together and refined.
What’s your favorite casual Sunday look? A comfortable Steele dress with a sweater and sneakers.
Jessica’s table linen collection for Kip & Co is available at kipandco.com.au.
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