Welcome back Fashionistas, to episode 2 of #HANGINGOUT. We promised you we’d talk to the smartest and coolest people in the industry, to give you a glimpse behind the scenes and an idea on how to make or break it in the world of fashion. And this is us practicing what we preach. Today’s interview is nothing short than an absolute dream, as we got the chance to chat to non other than Jessica Jung.
Jessica is what we would call the ultimate #Girlboss. At age 27, she already has more under her (very fashionable) belt than most people achieve in a lifetime. Risen to fame as part of the South Korean girlband Girls‘ Generation, Jessica is now taking the world (and front-rows) by storm as a solo-artist and multi-hyphenate creative: Actress, Model, Songwriter, Fashion Designer and Businesswoman – you name it, she’s killing it!
We couldn’t be more excited that amidst all the craziness, she found the time to chat to us about finding inspiration, juggling music and fashion and the recently opened NY flagship store of her brand, BLANC & ECLARE.
WHAT WAS YOUR DREAM JOB?
To be in Fashion.
WHAT’S THE BEST THING ABOUT YOUR JOB?
My Fans. They all gave me a lot of courage and so much support throughout different phases of my life, whether it’s in music or fashion.
WHAT’S THE WORST THING ABOUT YOUR JOB?
Not having enough hours in the day to do everything I want to do.
ONE THING YOU COULD NEVER LIVE WITHOUT?
YOU’RE A MULTI-FACETED CREATIVE IN THE TRUEST SENSE – SINGER, ACTRESS, MODEL, ENTREPRENEUR AND DESIGNER JUST TO NAME A FEW. BLANC & ECLARE IS YOUR FIRST OWN LABEL. HAVE YOU ALWAYS BEEN INTERESTED IN FASHION?
I was always interested in fashion since I was a little girl. My mom is a huge influence on my interest in fashion. I‘ve always loved going on shopping trips with my mom. I really can’t see a scenario where I’m not somehow working in the fashion industry—it’s just in my DNA.
HOW DID YOUR LABEL BLANC & ECLARE ORIGINALLY START IN 2014?
Blanc & Eclare is a dream come true for me. Ive always had this dream of being in fashion. I started with eyewear because I believe accessories are key to making a certain outfit successful – and I’m never caught without a pair of great sunglasses. We expanded from there into denim, cosmetics, ready-to-wear. I want BLANC & ECLARE to be a total, global brand. I’m so excited to work on the next phase for the brand. Every category is a completely new adventure and way to express my ideas.
You can find the full interview HERE.