A hugely rewarding perk of being a fashion lawyer and blogger in LA is gaining brand access and connecting with the visionary creative geniuses behind the fashion brands. As someone who comes from a rather regimented and cagely linear background, I enjoy engaging with creative minds in their creative spaces as the experiences take my mind to an entirely different fashion space.
I had the pleasure of visiting the Stella & Jamie design/office space and chatting with April Mun, fashion designer and owner extraordinaire. The women's brand lush dresses, silk tops and fringed leather handbags are popular with celebrities. My visit coincided with the model casting for their fall photo shoot, a process that's much more intense than it looks. Perfectly bodied gazelles strutted their most fierce poses in front of the camera, embodying model-esque confidence and beauty. Afterwards, I was invited to join in on the casting discussions in which each girl was analyzed on a thesis deep level. Intense!
Here's an interesting tidbit about Stella & Jamie-the brand is named after April's two former assistants who each embodied and totally owned their unique style expressions. One was rock n' roll and the ultimate cool girl while the other exuded femininity and old school refinement. Together, they're Stella & Jamie!
Another interesting tidbit/practical beauty tip-April has the most youthful skin and keeps turning back the hand of time by using lots of toners and doing facial massages aka strategic face slapping day and night.
After the model casting, I got to try on a couple of my favorite pieces from the Stella & Jamie Spring/Summer collection. Love love love the sumptuous silk fabrics, the meticulous detailing, and the form complimenting tailoring.