I am taking a break from the usual fashion week craziness to share with you an exclusive from one of my FAVORITE designers, Jordanah. She is the gorgeous and talented, creative mastermind behind the fashion line Jaleh. She makes beautiful ready to wear pieces that can fit effortlessly into any woman's life. One thing I really love about this line is that all of the products are manufactured here in the U.S. but they are still affordable for the every day woman. Nothing beats promoting a good cause at a great price and looking fabulous while you do it!
Enough from me, lets hear from the designer of Jaleh, Jordanah:
*When did you realize you wanted to become a fashion designer? Once I graduated college and entered real "adulthood," my style and level of consciousness changed. I was always a lover of fashion, but I had a greater appreciation for craftsmanship, an eye for detail, and a desire to shop and support local brands. Once I started to explore my interest of designing and developing styles, I ultimately decided that I wanted to domestically manufacture styles that I wanted to see and felt deserved a place in the retail market.
*What was the first article of clothing you ever designed? The blazer with the sheer pleated back panel. That was my first design several years ago, well before we launched the collection. For years I had the sketch and concept ready to develop, so to finally see it come to life was one of my most rewarding moments as a designer.
*Describe the general process you go through to design and realize a piece of clothing. Each piece starts with an initial sketch and concept. The realization of the piece evolves as we move through the development process. Many times what's drawn on paper isn't always what works best for the style and the fabric, so often my initial design grows into something far greater than I ever imagined.
*How would you define the style your line exemplifies? Feminine, sophisticated and refined. Jaleh was intended to provide everyday essentials to keep today's modern and on-the-go woman dressed from day to night, wherever the day takes her.
*What are some of your fashion goals? Long term, I would love to expand the brand to include a lounge wear and comfy basics line.
*Who are some of your favorite designers? Oh, I have too many! The few that come to mind are Diane Von Furstenberg, Alexander Wang, Chanel, Jason Wu, Givenchy, and Rag & Bone.
*What are some of your favorite fashion websites, magazines, or books? POPSUGAR and Refinery29 are my go-to fashion websites; InStyle and Marie Claire are definitely my favorite reads for fashion magazines.
Mia Peplum top to add to their fall wardrobe!! What are you wating for... enter before its to late!*What is your five "must have" items for the coming fall season? 1. A cozy sweater- that's what our new Lily Crossover Jacket will be for me this season. 2. Leggings- I seriously put on our leggings in October and don't take them off again until Spring! 3. Boots- I collect boots like no one's business... riding, booties, motorcyle... I can never have enough! 4. Layering tank- I love to layer a tank as the base of whatever I wear in the Fall and Winter. I stick with our super soft 4-way tank: it's black, cappuccino, v-neck, and scoop, so it can be layered and worn with anything in my closet. 5. Scarf- this is a no brainer for Seattle... a scarf is the finishing touch on all fall outfits!
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