Jessie D. Miller
Interior Designer, Jessie D. Miller Design
Describe your personal style. Structured, sexy, glam and a little bit gangster. No matter what, I always rock my signature stiletto nails and false eyelashes.
What’s your most recent fashion obsession? Anything in the Valentino Rockstud collection.
What runway trends are you loving right now? The all-white looks. You will soon catch me out wearing a white cocktail dress, white pumps and white nail polish. And I’m living for fringe! Going out dancing while wearing fringe is one of life’s greatest pleasures.
What are a few of your essential clothing staples? A black leather moto jacket, faux fur vests, concert t-shirts, leather leggings, black and white cocktail dresses and gold jewelry. My personality adds the color to my ensembles.
What item from your closet can you not live without? Leather studded combat boots that I’ve had since my HGTV days. I wore them a lot when filming and have to wear them when visiting my job sites. They are beat up and splattered with paint, but I think they are so chic and make me look like a badass—so that’s a plus!
Who are some of your favorite designers? For bags, Gucci and Michael Kors; shoes, Valentino and Stuart Weitzman; and for clothes, BCBG Max Azria, Club Monaco, Topshop and ASOS.
Where do you shop in STL? Neiman Marcus, Nordstrom, Dillard’s and 10denza.
What is your biggest fashion pet peeve? Not dressing appropriately for the occasion. I was recently at the symphony and half of the patrons were wearing jeans. That’s not bad style—that’s bad manners.
What advice would you give to someone who is looking to find a way to express their style? Don’t be afraid to experiment with a lot of different looks to figure out what really feels right. My 20s were a trying-too-hard mess of Kate Spade meets Playboy bunny meets boho hippie—there were a lot of tanning beds involved. It was really a disaster. Now I know who I am and what I’m about, and I think my style reflects that.
Photo credit: Attilio D’Agostino