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Whooo’s that Girl? …it’s Jess!

November 8, 2013 by

Sorry Zooey Deschanel, but you got nothing on this Jess! Meet SMU’s very own Jessica Jan and let her Asian persuasion and carefree attitude entrance you. She’s far away from the mess she claims to be, and her ever-evolving eclectic style is all about her world travels, Taiwanese background, and even her possible hoarding problem. Her day-to-day outfits really start to define what persona she takes on – even if they take a little while to put together… but who wants to be on time for class anyway?




“I like being sassy and being sassy is fun! And we’re so young so
like I don’t know when I’ll be able to wear all these things again!”




SMUstyle: When did you first start being this super stylish fashionista?

Jessica Jan: Haha I don’t know! I remember being really into that show, Kell on Earth, with Kelly Cutrone? And from there it just became an obsession! My friend Pablo and I would literally sit in his room all day and watch runway shows on YouTube and start critiquing them and pretending we were there and then trying to style my outfits based on everything we loved! Spending the summers in Taiwan with my grandmother she also really took me under her wing and showed me where to get the good stuff


SMUstyle: Do you think your heritage influences your style?

JJ: Well, yes and no! Asian fashion is really, like, feminine and pink and lacey and kinda girly which isn’t necessarily my thing but I love all of their color schemes! And all of their pattern mixing – it’s all about mixing polka dots and stripes and making it all work somehow. I’m influenced more by like The Sartorialist blog – I literally stalk it! And I’m all about – I love that website!


SMUstyle: What’s your favorite thing to shop for?

JJ: That’s so hard!!! I can’t decide! I just don’t really go shopping for basics – like you can always find a white tee shirt, or jeans but I like to pick out the stranger things. Fashion is changing every year and there’s n
othing you can do about it, so why not buy into the different ways of fashion. There’s not like one specific thing I can say is my favorite – I buy whatever I see!


Our Favorite Items in Jessica’s Closet!

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I’m Coming Home

October 22, 2013 by

Yesterday, some of SMU’s finest of contestants lined up to answer some silly questions in front of pretty much the entire Greek life community. Thankfully, MOST held it together with some witty comebacks to boot. There were a few awkward moments, but isn’t that what makes it all fun after all? The pairs of contestants, decked out in their respective themes’ finest, gave a great kick-off to one of the most exciting weekends of the year – HOMECOMING!





February 7, 2013 by

Chloe Dinsdale with a fist full of roses after fraternity serenades.

Hat: Free People

Bandeau: Brandy Melville

Dress: LF

Socks: Free People

Shoes: Naughty Monkey


February 1, 2013 by

Jessica Jan on her way to class // Maddy Herring on her way to grab coffee at Cafe 100.  

Scarf: Banana Republic                                                     Shirt:NastyGal

Shirt: Banana Republic                                                      Jean Shirt: Madewell

Pants: J. Crew                                                                  Boots: J. Crew

Flats:                                                                 Jewelry: NastyGal

Watch: Michael Kors




Fashion in Business Panel

March 28, 2012 by

We spotted John Piermarini of Piermarini Boutique, Joanna Lewis of Stanley Korshak and Amanda Sterett of Amanda Sterett Jewelry at SMU Fashion Week’s Fashion in Business Panel tonight, which was moderated by SMU Senior Jordan Kragen.


Fashion in Business Panel (clockwise from left) John Piermarini, Joanna Lewis, Amanda Sterett and Jordan Kragen