Q&A with Fashion Designer Elyse Jones
I started following fashion designer Elyse Jones on Instagram because of her outfit choices- I loved the way she made use of color, prints, and silhouettes and seeing how she pieced together thrifted looks with her wardrobe to make an outfit completely hers.
It wasn't until later that I found out that Jones was a stylist and it all made sense. Her personal style is eclectic and edgy with a touch of ladylike glam and her choice of style icons reflect that- Solange, Janelle Monae, Soko, Audrey Hepburn and Marilyn Monroe.
The fashion designer, seamstress and wardrobe consultant was born and raised in Columbus, Ohio and has been styling for two years and designing for close to a year. Jones started out as a consultant, but got into fashion design at the request of her clients. After trying it and loving it, she hasn't looked back since. Read on to find out more about Elyse as she answers All the Fly Questions ...
ALL THE FLY QUESTIONS:
WHO, IF ANYBODY, HAS REALLY HELPED YOU ALONG THE WAY?
My mommy and my best friend, anything I have ever needed across the board they have been there. They (both) saw things in me that I didn't see in myself.
WHAT INSPIRES YOU?
What inspires me the most is being able to give woman the look that they never thought they could achieve.
WHO WOULD YOU LIKE TO STYLE?
I would love to style and design for Janelle Monae, Queen Latifah, Jill Scott
WHAT DOES “FLY” MEAN TO YOU?
Fly: unique, cool, amazing, awesome
Betsy Johnson, CoCo Chanel, Daphne Guinness and Louis Vuitton
WHOSE CLOSET WOULD YOU LIKE TO RAID?
WHERE DO YOU SHOP?
I design my own stuff of course lol, but everywhere that sells plus size clothes- Curvaceous Boutique, Ashley Stewart, Lane Bryant and consignment shops.
WHAT ARE YOUR GO TO PIECES?
Leggings and a t-shirt lol
WHAT WAS YOUR FAVE OUTFIT GROWING UP?
A black and white plaid Mickey Mouse jumper with (my) pigtails.
WHAT ADVICE WOULD YOU GIVE TO SOMEONE STARTING OFF IN YOUR INDUSTRY?
Keep pushing, don't let what you see on social media or what people say to you or about you deter you from your dream.
WHAT IS NEXT FOR YOU?
IDK... every time I make a "plan" for what I feel should be the next phase of my life, God does something completely different. His plan always supersedes what I had in mind...
WHERE CAN WE FIND OUT MORE ABOUT YOU AND YOUR WORK?
Facebook: Cutting EDJ
Online boutique: Cutting EDJ LLC
9/20/2017 09:06:53 am
I love Elyse she has been my stylist for the last 2 years. I have enjoyed having a stylist that understand my need to be unique in my style choices but she incorporates pieces that gives my look that extra something. She has also syrked for other family members and friends. I am excited about her future! Good luck this is only the beginning.
9/20/2017 09:27:17 am
Hi Crystal! Thank you for reading and commenting and I am excited for Elyse's future too! She seems really cool and is super talented and that will definitely take her far. Thanks for commenting!
9/20/2017 09:11:30 am
I purchased a piece from this stylist and I love it, she's got great taste.
9/20/2017 09:29:07 am
Hey Hanifah! Thank you for reading, and yes Elyse does have great taste and it shows through her designs. Thank you so much for commenting
9/20/2017 09:32:03 am
I had a beautiful dress made especially for a photo shoot and she bought my idea to life, it was perfect and beyond my expectations and even made earrings to match!
9/21/2017 04:10:25 am
Great, Nice to see A young Lady do the right thing. Plus Auntie is so proud of You.
9/21/2017 09:06:15 am
Aww! Thank you for reading and commenting Auntie lol!
9/21/2017 08:28:20 am
Elyse has made a couple few pieces for me and they have been an absolute hit!! this latest project is a piece for a Hindu wedding. I told Elyse what my vision was , however I asked her to incorporate her own vision which I'm glad she did. the piece is not completed yet but it is looking awesome and I can't wait, it's going to be a hit!!
9/21/2017 09:08:08 am
Hi Stephanie! That sounds awesome and it is great when you can let a designer know your vision, but trust them enough in their creativity to let them have a say. I hope to be able to see it when it's complete!
9/21/2017 09:09:13 am
Thanks so much reading and commenting Shauna!
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