Jessica L. Taylor
My Name Is Jessica L. Taylor Designer/Owner Of Just Like That Fashion Brand. I Conceptualize All My Designs For The Empowering Of Women. Nothing Makes You Feel Stronger and Stand Taller Than Your Power Outfits. When You Know, You Look Good You Feel Good. My Woman Is The Strong Independent Fashion Forward Boundary Breaking Warrior That Is Inside All Of Us... And Maybe, Just Maybe That Little Bit Of A Rebel we all Secretly Long to Be. Bright, Bold Cheerful Colors Brought Together With Many Powerful Stand-Out, Stand Alone, Signature Designs Created To Go Day To Night Versatile for Your Modern Very Today Woman On the Go. Stand Out and Be You! Embrace Your Life! Live It! Love It!
Just Like That Fashion Specializes In:
~Ready - To - Wear
Our readers would love to get to know you more Jessica L.. Tell us about yourself, what is unique about you?
Growing Up I spent Most My Time With My Grandmother. She Taught Me How To Sew, Cross-stitch, Bead, Do hair and makeup, poise and etiquette classes you name it this Elegant Lady was nothing but Fashion and All aspects of fashionable living. She introduced me to a diverse, array of fashion at a very young age. From attending Local Runway shows, frequent shopping excursions and growing up in her amazing closet. The Drawers Of Rhinestones and Armoire Filled With Fur, Silk scarves, and amazing ball gowns and cocktail dresses. Fashion Quickly Developed into a deeply routed passion of mine.
Jessica L., what are your passion and aspiration in life? How did you start as a Designer?
I have always had a Love For Fashion. But Found So Often I felt average mall/store fashion lifeless and a bore. So Many Times I could Not Find Fashion I Liked So I had To Create It. Mixing and Matching Genres and Textiles with Radiant Colors Always Made Me feel happy and full of life. Being able to create and recreate style and fashions I love while mixing them is the very essence of fashion design. I couldn't imagine doing anything else.
Who is your inspiration in life Jessica L.? How do you keep inspired?
Fashion Shows, The Internet, Just Watching what people are wearing around you. Each Person Has The Ability To Create their Style. I don't necessarily think that "UP TO DATE" Phrase is necessarily correct either. Mixing other genres to make a look Modern/Current or "UP TO DATE" as they say. But Instead of choosing one chose several or all of them. Why Not Take Some rocker with a little girlie and mix it. Or a little country and some bohemian. Fashion is what you make it, and you are your Limit.
We all make mistakes Jessica L.; we wish we could take back. Please tell us about time being a Designer; you wish you’d handled a situation differently with a colleague.
In Such A Fast Paced Industry We Do Not Always Have The Time To Address Situations or Handle Experiences in the best way. I have had To Let Models Go Last Minute Over Certain Issues That Could Have Been Better Addressed Earlier. Making For An Uneasy Situation.
Jessica L. , when you’re working with a large number of clients, it’s tricky to deliver excellent service to them all. As a Designer, how do you go about prioritizing your clients’ needs?
Stay Organized. Know what your limitations are. I try to assure that I do not spread myself too thin. Know What Your Timelines Are and Be Realistic To Yourself. Prioritize!
Please tell us Jessica L. , about a time you had to be very strategic to meet all your top priorities as a Designer?
Fashion Week Deadlines hands down are the craziest most exhilarating times for me. This Takes Extreme Strategic Organization. With More Than 150 Custom Pieces To Be Places On Multiple Models adding in Traveling, Model Selections, Hair and Makeup, Photo-Shoots, Model Fittings, Media Time, Runway Practice To Make Everything Come Together For The Final Night Of The Runway Show.
Jessica L. , please give us an example of a time when you were able to successfully persuade someone to see things your way at work.
I have taken part in Directing Photoshoots and Have Been Able To Swing The Shoot and Styling In A Different Manner Than Was Originally Set Forth To Make a Revision to an Already Amazing Shoot.
Jessica L. please tell us about your proudest professional accomplishment as a Designer. There might be many, but there is always this proudest moment that you just want to share to everyone. What is it and why?
My Proudest Professional Accomplishment was having My BOHO HIPPIE CHIC COLLECTION Walk The RUNWAY For NEW YORK Fashion Week. All Of The Organizing and Planning It Takes To Pull Off A Successful Runway. To Showcasing Who You Are as a Designer and Brand. Most Exhilarating Moment of My Life.
Jessica L., please give us an example of a time you were able to be creative with your work. What was exciting or difficult about it?
As A Designer Being Creative Is What I do. I love to Create and Recreate different fashion trends and styles. As Well As Make some of my own. The Difficult part is the final execution and hoping that what you dream in your head you can generate.
What advice would you give to the people who want to be successful as a Designer?
Key To Becoming a Successful Fashion Designer Is To Figure Out Who You Are As A Designer. I didn't understand what that meant when I first started in this industry, but I do now and know clearly who I am as a Fashion Designer. I have my style. Also, I would have to say you need to be determined and organized and involved in every aspect of your brand, business and company. There is no Road Map for what I do. There are so many aspects to being a fashion designer than just putting out a collection or designing a beautiful dress. Styling, Promotion, Media, Etc.
Are you looking for collaboration with fashion talents, brands and creatives? If yes, please state below what type of collaboration you are looking for?
Yes, I am Always Interesting In meeting new people in the industry, any Photographers, Models, Stylist. Love To Collaborate With Other Artistic Individuals.
Photographer: Alan McDonald