This little lady is so cute and she has great style!! I met Essie through one of my favorite photogs, Kevin Focht. Our meeting was a LONG, COLD photoshoot out in Shaniko, OR. Kevin was shooting my Fall 2011 collection and Essie was his assistant. Turns out she is also his girlfriend. After getting to know each other by shivering our asses off, she came in to check out the shop and has been a regular ever since. Essie, however, has talent in her own right. Her amazing sense of style is channeled appropriately into her style blog EZ/VIDA. I love to check in to see what she is doing and thinking. Watch out for this one, this girl is going some where!!
Name: Essie Nagler
Occupation: Studio Manager at Left Turn Studio and main squeeze blogger at http://www.ezvida.com
Any pets/kids? My cat Zoe, she might as well be my daughter though.
Hometown: Eugene, OR.
Do you have any knick-names? Well, my real name is Esther so I guess You could say Essie is a nick name. My mom enjoys calling me Esella and Estee.
What publications do you subscribe to (fashion or otherwise)? I am a fashion blog freak. Including my own blog EZ/VIDA, I follow so many blogs it even overwhelms me sometimes. It feels like every week I have a new favorite depending on my mood. As much as I love the web, I will always love print. I don’t think I could live without Nylon and Rolling Stone magazine.
What are your go-to accessories? You the know the saying, “less is more?” Well, I thoroughly disagree with that. For me piling on the jewelry is a must. In the summer, it’s all about the arm party of bangles and rings. In the winter, it’s about necklaces and rings, gobs and gobs.
What is your power outfit? I feel most powerful in an amazing pair of shoes and pants or leggings that hug my body.
Do you have any sentimental/heirloom pieces? My grandma gave me one of her turquoise rings. I can’t remember the last time I took it off. Also I have both of my parent’s wedding rings on a necklace, which is pretty neat to me.
How has your style evolved over the past 5 years? In college I would wear the WEIRDEST shit. It was a joke. I would close my eyes and randomly pick something in my closet. Over the years though, I have had this boho vibe that stays pretty constant. Shows more so in my jewelry and in the summer.
What would you never be caught wearing? I used to rock the polos like nobodies business. You know the ones with the 5 button and a pop-collar? I can’t even imagine wearing one now.
What new trend are you excited to try? I am always so excited for the summer to arrive. I love the tiny tank tops and shorts and also mixing big boots with them as well.
Heels or flats? Heels!!
What attracts you to Isaac Hers? I love the shop! I like when you walk in and there is something for everyone. The clothes are super practical yet still have style. I also really enjoy how it’s not just clothes. They have amazing jewelry, which I can never turn down, books, candles and iPhone/iPad covers. It’s a one-stop shop for all things style!
What are you wearing? The Isaac Hers Cartel Jacket and K.T.Z Shoes from Solestruck. The jewelry has been collected over the years. The large turquoise and coral cuff is from Saturday Market, the turquoise ring is from my grandmother and the turquoise ring/bracelet is called a slave bracelet and i am OBSESSED with it. Can you tell I like turquoise? The crystal necklace i got off of etsy.com and the key necklace i found at a vintage shop and stuck a chain on it.