Jessica Clements Takes Us Inside Her NYFW
Daughter to a software engineer and artist, Jessica Clements' love for fashion and dance began early on. The Ayer, Massachusetts native trained to be a professional ballet dance, but after experiencing an injury, she reinvented herself and turned to theater and acting. Jessica landed a role in Grown Ups 2 and thought to move to New York, naturally finding herself in the modeling world.
Upon moving to NYC, Jessica decided that she would document her adventures and started a YouTube channel to connect with people. Two years and 650K subscribers later, Jessica has made a name for herself in the social media space as well as model who has worked for clients such as Ralph Lauren, Chanel, American Eagle, Sephora, and GAP among others. Below, she walks us through her NYFW experiences and we interview her about the time as well.
What was the highlight of this Fashion Week for you?
I’d have to say the highlight of my fashion week was that this was the first season I was able to be immersed in the world and actually get to meet a lot of the people behind the collections. I am an observer at heart and I love being able to soak in as much knowledge as I can from some of the most iconic names in fashion.
What are your favorite new trends?
I loved how brands like Chloe and Zimmerman have been updating the classic feminine silhouette.
What was the favorite outfit you wore?
A dress I’d been wearing broke while I was walking out of the door, so I instead threw on a Janis Joplin tee with a patent leather skirt and red booties. Oddly enough, that was my favorite thing I’d put together all week.
How to you get ready for Fashion Week?
I always try to get as much sleep as possible before fashion week season because that’s the one thing you know you can’t get during the show season.
How do you take care of your skin and hair?
I’m a bit obsessed with beauty and actually have a huge regimen of products that I talk about frequently on my YouTube channel.
Take a peek if you get a sec! I try to update it and share what products have worked for me there.
How do you stay in shape on the go?
A jump rope is your best friend! It’s fun to use and easy to pack on the go.
What shoes do you wear to run around in between castings, fittings, shows?
I have a pair of low-booties that are comfortable and look amazing with everything, but I won’t lie and say that I didn’t wear sneakers some days as well!
What is your favorite thing about Fashion Week?
I love running into old friends and making new friends in the in between hours that are spent between the excitement of NYFW.
Interview by Linda Nyvltova