This week we got to talk to gorgeous aspiring stylist and Insta influencer Jade Danielle. We are absolutely obsessed with this Aussie bound stunners feed. Not only does she inspire us with killer looks but she also gives us major hair goals. If you're a fan of effortless, sports inspired fashion with a sleek sexy twist, Jade is your girl! We chat LBD'S, sushi and 'hot goofy chicks'...
Q: How did you get into design and what do you love about it?
A. I got into design back at school, I studied textiles as my major. At the time, I was super into textile art so I created a lot of pieces made from different fabrics with different colours and textures. Basically, I loved decorating a blank canvas.
This year I've been super passionate about fashion styling and creative direction. It’s fun getting together with friends and building content. Career wise, it's something I definitely want to keep pursuing.
Q: What does a day in the life of you look like?
A. Well when I’m not at work I wake up, grab a coffee and find an outfit to wear. I check out some fashion blogs while listening to music, this then leads to the regular morning jam. I tend to get anxious when I’m not being productive, so I’ll work on any collaborations or shoots I have coming up. It’s likely that I’ve bugged out about something at this point – I can be quite the stress head. I’ll usually head into the city around the afternoon and pick up any new pieces I like, then end the day hanging out with friends or going on a sushi date.
Q: Who are your style inspirations, i.e influencers or artists/designers that motivate you?
A. One of my style inspirations would be Kanye West, I like the way his fits are quite casual yet super sleek and smart at the same time. I'd describe it as casual luxe and that’s something I dig. I think he's very brave and bold in the way he challenges the fashion industry, it's quite inspiring to watch him grow as an artist and a designer despite all the harsh criticism he receives. At the moment, my main motivation comes from spending some time in Melbourne with other creatives. I think it’s important to surround yourself with other artists for two reasons, 1. Be inspired and 2. Motivate you to work harder.
Q: What are your top beauty essentials for when you’re on the go
A. My top on the go beauty essentials would be a hair brush and mini hairspray. I consider my hair as an accessory, weird I know but these are two vital essentials for me. I keep a lip liner called 'SORE' by MAC which I find goes with a number of different lipstick shades. My current everyday lipstick is called 'WHIRL' which is also by MAC , I usually have a new favourite every couple of months. I also like to keep a body spray by Cosmo Cosmetics to freshen up, my favourite is 'Coconut Passion'.
Q: Tell us something you love about yourself…
A. Um I guess I love my sense of humour, I find I'm quite good at entertaining others and myself. My Mum calls me a "Hot Goofy Chick" it’s probably one of my favourite compliments.
Q: Describe your personal style…
A. I think my personal style is quite unique. I’m quite bold with my use of colour, patterns and graphics that I tend to wear. I'd say it can be very cohesive at times in the way I match colours and patterns and that's something I find super satisfying. I guess the way I accessorise brings a level of edge to my style, and it is heavily influenced by street style. I'm confident in what I like and I think that's important when your developing your own style.
Q: What’s your go-to outfit?
A. My go-to outfit is a little black dress. This dress is honestly a life a saver, I cannot count how many times I’ve had meltdowns over what to wear only to pull this dress out. You can dress it up with accessories and heels, or you can rock it with some cute sneakers and a jacket, it’s just a super easy and fun item to have.
Q: What are you wearing today...
A. Today I’m wearing my Peanuts x Old School Vans, I'm super keen I copped a pair from this collaboration. I also have on my black Nike tights with a Khaki bandage top from Kookai under a Kappa Jacket. To accessorise I’m wearing my favourite maroon choker, gold hoop earrings and my black Michael Kors bag which fits absolutely everything.
Q: Name your fave song/s of the moment?
A. I have Vibin Out by FKJ on repeat.
Q: Snapchat or Instagram?
A. Both...Snapchat: jadedanielle-x and Instagram: jadedanielle__
Q: Any festivals you’re off to this year, or have been to so far?
A. I haven’t been to any recently, I'm never organised enough to purchase tickets when they go on sale so I have a tendency on missing out.
Q: What are your guilty pleasures?
A. Um I feel like I don’t allow myself to indulge enough. But when I do it would be watching Foxtel and eating Mars pods. I’m a proud, self-proclaimed sucker for rubbish TV.
Q: Lastly, any advice for anyone pursuing a career in fashion?
A. Be confident in your style and what you like. Be inspired by others but always keep it your own.
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