Tastemaker: Janessa Leoné
Meet the milliner (and SD native!) behind the haute headwear brand
Photo by Tessa Neustadt
Neighborhood: Santa Monica by way of Carlsbad
Current project: Designer and CEO of Janessa Leoné
Background: Janessa studied English at the University of San Diego before moving to Los Angeles to start her own company.
Fashion philosophy: Keep your wardrobe simple and tailored. And don’t wear things that make you feel uncomfortable.
Personal style: Relaxed, timeless, sophisticated.
Her Favorite Things:
“Whenever I hit milestones in the business I treat myself at Barneys. I bought these boots after one of my biggest accolades to date." Acne Studios ‘Jensen’ leather ankle boots, $560, net-a-porter.com
”I love having books scattered throughout my studio and home.” Kate: The Kate Moss Book, $56, barnesandnoble.com
“These classic frames go with every outfit.” Celine ‘baby Marta’ sunglasses, $365, celine.com
”One of my favorite hat designs is our Gabrielle, named after Gabrielle Chanel.” $165, janessaleone.com
“These vintage Levi’s are resewn for the modern girl.” No. 27SS17559, $245, shopredone.com
”This candle is a staple in the studio.” Santal 26, $70, lelabofragrances.com
“If my entire closet could be only one designer, it would be The Row. I love the simple elegance of their pieces.” therow.com
“I love how this throw provides an accent to my bed, but is also very useable. It’s 100-percent cotton, so you can machine wash it and it still stays like new.” Matteo thermal throw, $150, matteohome.com