Today we’re going to be delving into the wardrobe of editorial and celebrity stylist and “Bristol through and through” Jessica Swanson. She also happens to be a single Mum of two that’s just bagged her first mainstream magazine styling booking for Grazia magazine. Pretty amazing!
What’s your favourite area or shop for clothes shopping in Bristol?
I like Gloucester Road. The charity shops are great, especially Clic Sergeant. They do re-worked clothing and I always find a great piece in there. I love recycled clothes, they have a little story to them, a little more depth to their cotton soul. As well as for the ethical reasons.
In my line of work I do have to work with new trends and high end/mainstream brands but I love mixing vintage with high end in my shoots to show you don’t have to be branded to the hilt and actually, it gives the look a much more quirky vibe.
I would definitely use used clothes where I can , especially as fashion is always in a trend cycle anyway, so why not recycle?
How would you describe your personal style?
I don’t really have one, I’m very changeable (like my moods haha!) One day I might want to be eighties, another day I might want to be chic mum. Then I might want to dress like a nineties teenager. Dress how you feel on the day. Don’t put yourself in a box is what I say.
What’s your most worn item of clothing?
My white Puma Baskets. I bloody love a Puma Basket!
What’s the oldest item in your wardrobe?
I’m not going to answer that question as I’m a terrible terrible hoarder. SOS!
What’s your fail safe style combo?
I would say flood jeans or some sort of wide leg trousers or culotte, always high waisted. With a cropped T or body. Pumas and trench. Probably my most standard look out of my “Jess lookbook” but most comfortable and mum friendly . Easy peasy!
You can see Jessica’s full portfolio on her website: www.jessicaswanson.co.uk