Style Muse: Jessa Johansson/Jemima Kirke
Why? Because Hannah’s right. she probably is “off somewhere, just living it up, wearing a crop top and probably got her vagina pierced so she’s not answering her phone and she’s forgetting about everyone who’s f*cking it up here!” And you know what? I’m not mad at her…
Jemima/Jessa Outfit staples: |+Floppy Hat | +Billowy blouse/sweater | +Trench | +Romper | +Scarf | +Velvet | +Silky print robe|+Turquoise| +One melodramatic piece|
While heart breakingly genius, the season finale of Girls last night was lacking… style. Particularly that of Jemima Kirke’s character Jessa. More specifically it lacked strong female voices distinct from the male saviors in their lives. While I remain hopelessly deluged in their drama, the writing and the cringe factor Lena knows how to deliver so well; all three girls never seem to break away from being defined by the let’s face it, pretty lack luster men playing musical chairs around them. Be it Marnie mooning over her suddenly monied ex or Shoshanna retreating from the older boyfriend who’s not ambitious enough or Hannah trying to rally our sympathies because, in her mid-20s, her “Daddy, being a grown up is hard!” breakdowns don’t result in immediate financial and/or emotional bailouts. While Jessa’s absence was prompted by a bloody verbal knife fight with her then-husband, I can’t help but assume a piece of her provoked it because she knew she was using him as a crutch or a kind of expedited ticket to adult hood. And then she left. So you know what Jessa, I salute you, your sultry british accent, your too-big yet some how flattering clothes, your red lipstick, your bed head prowess, your vampy tendencies and your BIG mess. You are an underrated triumph.
When Hollis Baade answered Jemima Kirke to the question, “who’s your favorite style icon,” I said “perfect!” You just don’t get any more “I’m trying to not try, sorry not sorry” than her. She’s 2 parts hippie, 1 part vintage, with a dash of silent movie star vixen. Given that Lena and Jemima are friends in real life and that parts of her personality seeped in the writing of Jessa’s character, it shouldn’t be a surprise that her style cues remain some what similar offset. Big THANK YOU to Anjana Olson of Lavender and Lime Studios for photographing!
Romper: Anthropologie/ Banana Republic Trench: Similar one here. “Brenda” Strappy Heel: Shoe Mint/ Dotted Scarf: J Crew Similar one from Marni /Floppy Hat: American Apparel or similarly found at Urban Outfitters