Scarf: Alexander McQueen.
Shirt: My granny’s actually; I don’t know where she got it.
Jacket: I got it at a shop in London. I don’t know what it’s called.
Jeans: Levi’s, LVC.
Belt: A vintage store in San Francisco.
So what prompted you to move to San Francisco?
A job, actually. I work at Levi’s.
What do you do for Levi’s? (Click here to check out Jessica Geesey, an assistant designer in Levi’s women’s department.)
I’m an assistant designer for men’s bottoms.
How do you like it?
It’s very interesting. We get to travel a lot. There’s always something creative going on. We have a lot of say, which is really nice. There are a lot of different types of people.
That sounds like a very cool job.
It is very cool.
Do you miss London?
All the time.
What do you miss most?
I miss how there’s so much going on all the time.
That’s one of the reasons I’m moving to New York. It’s that buzz.
Yeah. I miss the buzz. And I miss interacting with different types of cultures, and interacting with different types of people. I think there’s more going on for young people, it’s more of a youthful city, it’s more creative, innovative. Which is not to say that San Francisco is not like that, but I think there’s more of a hub there. It caters more to people like that, like New York.
What do you like about San Francisco?
The weather’s nice. It’s better than London. I do like how casual it is. It’s laid-back, it’s not like you need to do something straightaway all the time. But I kind of really, really miss London.
Do you think you’ll go back?
I think I will at some point.
Do you have family there?
What’s your coolest new discovery?
That’s a hard question. It might sound a bit deep, but discovering more about myself, living in a another country. I moved from London to here without knowing anybody, and I’ve kind of learned a lot about myself. Even though I’m in a completely different country and I’m halfway around the world, I’ve learned about interesting parts of myself. It sounds a little bit selfish, actually.
No, that’s a wonderful answer. I had a similar experience when I lived in France for a year and a half.
I’ve become more patriotic since I’ve moved here, weirdly enough.
I’ve become more British, in a weird way.
What does it mean to be more British?
Keeping up with what’s going on in England most of the time. Being aware of current affairs…just kind of having an attachment to home. I don’t want to lose that because I might lose myself. I think that’s so much a part of me and my character. I keep up with what’s going on creatively as well. There’s always something going on, which I love.
What do you think influences your design sensibility the most? What kinds of things do you look at for inspiration?
Everything but fashion, most of the time. I’m very into art, film, different types of media. I think if I’m too influenced by fashion it will subconsciously influence what I do, which I’m a little bit scared of. So I try to be more open in a way to other creative industries, and what’s going on in that. That’s how I try to see life, anyway.
What’s something you love or have been moved by recently?
In general, I’m touched and moved by how much my friends mean to me. I use that word really sparsely, and I don’t say that everybody’s my friend, and that everything is always amazing and fantastic. I’m in love with the fact that I have great friends.