I've been aware of Janette Ewen for a long time. Looking back, it's safe to say she popped up on my radar when she first started doing daytime television appearances as a style expert, and I always wondered "how did this girl get inside my head and know how to articulate my style so perfectly?!" Since then, I've been girl-crushing her to the max via her vibrant instagram account. I'm obsessed with her West Coast/Palm Springs/Vintage meets Modern/eclectic style. There's something old-Hollywood about the way Janette works and carries herself, yet at the same time she's totally in the moment and right on trend, which I so admire.
For a long time I've been wondering about Janette's design process and how she collects all of her thoughts? Who knew the answer would be so simple as having a great notebook (as if I couldn't like her anymore?!) I recently caught up with Janette to find out about her noteworthy life and style secrets, enjoy!
WHAT IS THE BEST STYLE ADVICE YOU'VE EVER GIVEN/RECEIVED?
JE: My grandmother taught me to buy less but look for quality. And take good care of your clothing and accessories... look "well heeled".
IF WE COULD PEEK INTO YOUR CLOSET, WHAT WOULD WE FIND?
JE: If you peeked inside my closet you would find an eclectic blend of styles. From vintage kimono's to luxurious caftans... I love anything Auntie Mame would wear. That plus a lot of black for daytime, I love Balenciaga and The Row for daytime.
WHAT IS THE NUMBER ONE STYLE ESSENTIAL YOU CANNOT LIVE WITHOUT?
JE: I can't live without a great pair of sunglasses, the darker the better.
WHERE CAN WE COMMONLY FIND YOU TAKING NOTES?
JE: I take notes everywhere, I'm ideas person so I always need a place to put them. I sketch a lot
when I fly or when I am poolside and I write from my bed when I wake up (very early) in the morning.
IF WE COULD PEEK INSIDE YOUR NOTEBOOK, WHAT WOULD WE FIND?
JE: LOTS of doodles, I like to sketch furniture and fashion. That plus list after lists after lists.
MATCHING YOUR NOTEBOOK TO YOUR OUTFIT...YAY OR NAY?
JE: Yes! Match your notebook to your outfit, match it to your fabulous life.
Admit it, now you're girl crushing on her too right? For more on Janette, visit her website, twitter, and of course her instagram! Her picture-perfect design aesthetic is the perfect compliment to our "Blogger Breakfast" gold notebook. Shop for it here!