We met Jourdan of fashion and lifestyle blog TLDNE on the backyard patio of Saturday's Surf Shop, a surf apparel store with a coffee bar. In case you were wondering, yes, it was as awesome as it sounded, and it was also just one of the many "Instagrammable" places Jourdan had up her sleeve. Jourdan was the last blogger we had the pleasure of meeting in New York last month. TLDNE, by the way, is an acronym for some words to live by: The Limit Does Not Exist.
We headed out onto the streets of Noho for photos before adjourning to Happy Bones Cafe, another place on Jourdan's list of Instagrammable locations. Recently graduated from Marist College, Jourdan is currently off traveling the world, living up to her aphorism. She dreams of creating her own clothing line and using her design skills in the real world. Her outfit here epitomizes her personal style philosophy of mixing thrifted items with high-end designer pieces. We're excited to see where Jourdan's design path leads her, as we simply adore her style.
Q. What inspired you to start your blog?
I decided to start my fashion blog when moving to New York City for the first time. I was truly inspired by the amount of self expression on the streets of the city. I finally felt like I could show my true personal style in a place where true individuality stands out. I have always loved fashion and have also collected a number of high fashion and vintage pieces over the years. I felt like blogging would allow me to utilize my creative style on a regular basis while influencing others as well.
Q. Who is your top style icon?
My top style icon would probably be somebody who isn't influenced by trend and is a strong and powerful woman. I absolutely love the Olsen twins' style as well as Kate Moss in the 90's.
Q. What are 3 of your go-to items for the summer?
My go-to summer items would definitely be an off-the-shoulder maxi dress, a silk bandana for hair or to wear around my neck, and boyfriend ripped denim shorts.
Q. What are your top 5 Instagrammable places?
- anywhere with a rooftop view
- Soho-cobblestone quaint streets
- The High Line
- Brooklyn bridge
- ByChloe West Village (vegan restaurant)
Q. When you were little, what did you want to be when you grew up?
a cake decorator
Q. If you could give every person in the world one thing, what would you it?
Q. Why do you think fashion is important?
Fashion is important because it's free self expression. Fashion brings the world together as it's something we all have in common.
Q. What gives you confidence?
Q. Where do you see yourself in a year?
Q. What are you most grateful for?
I'm most grateful for my supportive family.
jacket - Zara
dress - angora, thrifted
bag - Chanel boy bag, limited ed.
boots - Stuart Weitzman
shirt - BCBGMaxazria
ring - Gabrielle and Co.
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