More on the August Style Council Judges | Photo Credits: Neely Reyes | Blonde Ambition | Jai’me Jan
Next week marks the announcement of the August #StyleBattle™ winners and so we thought we’d delve into the lives of our Style Council Judges, Neely Reyes, Jai’me Jan and DJ Blonde Ambition to find out just why they made the hit list for our August Style Council!
Neely Reyes – Founder and Director of Sapphires Model Management
Neely Reyes is the founder of the award-winning Sapphires Model Management, an agency that has worked with and provided models for some of the biggest names in the industry. Her client list includes brands such as Vivienne Westwood, Victoria Beckham, Rimmel, Chloé and NARS to name a few.
Find out about her style inspo & what’s got her ticking this season….
What’s on your shopping list this season?
I am looking for a nice pair of high boots!
What do you think is the thing that makes people’s style really stand out?
The right amount of confidence.
What trends, if any are you loving this season?
I really like the tiny trunk handbags and also the modern Victorian trend, as I love lace and unusual sleeving!
Who are your fave designers?
I like so many but my all-time favourites are:
Vivienne Westwood, Alexander McQueen, Valentino, Charlotte Olympia
Best high street brands?
ASOS, H&M, Topshop, Next
Whose style do you admire?
Jessica Biel, Jessica Pare, Jenna Dewan, Jessica Alba
Have you ever had a fashion faux pas?
I am sure I have had a few! I recently found a pic of these awful pointy boots I owned. When I say pointy I mean like sword pointy. I looked like a witch!
What’s your favourite piece in your wardrobe atm?
My Vivienne Westwood Orb Embellished Crocodile Effect Leather Tote and a velvet jacket I purchased from Monsoon. It is so comfortable.
What item could you not live without? Fashion/Beauty item…
My liquid eyeliner for sure!
Most famous person on your twitter/Instagram/in your phone book..
Channing Tatum on my Instagram and I wish he was in my phone book.
What inspires you?
My sisters, my mum, my co-directors Iain and Martin and my friends and colleagues.