She may have trained to be a ballet dancer, but Jessica Minkoff is fashion through and through. Compelled by her passion for the industry, the New York-born Minkoff instead decided to study Journalism and Sociology at NYU before entering the world of editorial. Now on the brand side, Minkoff has been a street style fixture with her signature affinity for all things neon, YSL, and Kate Moss…and Johnny Depp.
First of all: how are you doing?
Doing well for the most part—I love warmer weather so now that it is officially spring in New York I find myself smiling more.
If you could send a DM to your younger self, what would it be?
Be proud of what makes you unique.
What’s your favorite Larroudé pair for Spring?
The Colette in the ivory leaf print!
What are you most looking forward to doing outdoors this Spring?
During quarantine last year my parents and I went on hikes every weekend and then I broke my ankle! Now that I am healed, I look forward to hiking again!
What are you reading right now?
The Last Collection by Jeanne Mackin.
What are you watching right now?
I just finished watching Mad Men and I loved it so much, I kind of think I want to watch it all over again!
What’s the best piece of advice you’ve ever received?
Embrace your failures just as you embrace your successes—both will make you a stronger individual.
What’s the biggest takeaway/learning you’ve had from the past year?
Resilience and family/friends are truly valuable.
What brings you joy lately?
I really love exploring archival images, whether from old YSL campaigns or Vogue Paris editorials. I draw a lot of inspiration for both my work and personal life from that kind of content.
Favorite instagram accounts?
@ysl, @anthonyvaccarello, @vogueandchocolate, @chanel_archives, @tomfordforgucci
To contact Jessica Minkoff visit: http://www.jessicalminkoff.com/