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October 2016

JESSE PLAYS, MUSIC I LOVE, PLAYLISTS

JESSE PLAYS // 04

October 26, 2016

Hope everyone’s having a chic week so far. Halloween is upon us. After typing that I now regret not adding anything to spooky to this weeks playlist, but regardless these tracks are giving me life rn so naturally I have to share them with you even if they seem to be out of theme. So many fun events the last couple of weeks, can’t wait to share highlights from the prohibition 1940s immersive Smirnoff experience we went to last week celebrating 75 years of the Moscow Mule. Also got to go to my first Halloween party of the year for Aston Models, the squad and I went as Power Rangers. For now, enjoy this new playlist lovers.

MY MUSIC

NEW SINGLE PREVIEW : PATIENT

October 21, 2016

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Babes. So when I think of this song that I wrote that means so much to me and I think that it’s come so far from it’s conception to now, my heart skips a beat then flutters a million beats a minute cuz I just can’t wait to share the full thing with you. Mark your calendars for November 1st cause the full version will be available on iTunes, Spotify, Apple Music and everywhere else. Produced by Johnny James and Mantra. I hope you enjoy this preview as much as I do. A thousand kisses 4 U.

FOOD // DRINKS, NIGHTLIFE, TRAVEL

HOT SPOT : DELILAH

October 21, 2016

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So I got a chance to drop by the opening of my friend Markus Molinari’s new H.Wood Group spot in West Hollywood last week and I simply have to say it is my new home away from home. I mean, can I just live there? You’ll find yourself stepping into a magical art deco haven, a hot tub time machine if you wil, taking you back to 1920’s extravaganza…think The Great Gatsby. I only had time to drop by for a delicious Old Fashion, but the food looks divine and the rest of the cocktails all the pretty people were carrying around had me wanting more. There’s even a cocktail with a full on rose floating in it. Chic af x 1000. I live for the fireplace. It’s like the warm and cozy heartbeat that flickers in the center of it all. And the live band that plays reminds me of Ricky Ricardo’s band from “I Love Lucy” with a modern day flare and edge. Check out the menu courtesy of Urban Daddy. I’ll def be going back for the cedar plank salmon, baby back ribs, the greek inspired iceberg wedge (love a good wedge), spaghetti squash pasta and filet mignon (obvs). Hey there Delilah, ILY.

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Photos : Aliza Sokolow Poppyseed Agency

JESSE PLAYS, MUSIC I LOVE

JESSE PLAYS // 03

October 17, 2016

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Here’s volume 3 of Jesse Plays to help cure the Monday Blues. One of my fav new discoveries recently is this brunette bombshell Due Lipa. She’s drop dead gorgeous and sounds like a goddess. Check out her song “Blow Your Mind (Mwuah)” and the equally chic af music video. Other highlights on this playlist are my fellow Vanderpump Rules cast mate and singer Lauren Chavez on her new single with Mike Vincent “Tonight Will Never End”…this remix gives me life. So happy for my babes. I’ve also got Zara Larsson’s “Ain’t My Fault (R3hab Remix)” on intense replay as well. And my one of my fav artists from this year’s Life Is Beautiful Festival lineup in Las Vegas Bishop Briggs “Pray (Empty Gun)” gives me the major chills. I discovered them on the latest season of Scream The TV Show (unapologetically obsessed) and as I was dancing in the grass at the festival heard it playing live not knowing who she was and her whole set blew my f*cking mind. Get with Bishop Briggs.

STYLE

THE CASTUCCI BY CREATIVE RECREATION

October 15, 2016

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This collab with Creative Recreation was so much fun to do and shoot with Marley Cumbee. I recently featured the other shoe The Deross that was released for their fall collection on the blog and here you have another slice of sole heaven from the collection called The Castucci. I’m always a fan of a sleek black and white sneaker and this shoe has a nice sense of versatility to it because of it’s sporty/dressy hybrid design. You can take this shoe from the basketball court to the cocktail lounge depending on how you dress with it. Pair them with a nice pair of joggers during the day or black skinnys, chinos or even dress pants for a night out on the town. I love versatility and The Castucci wins major. It comes in black white or black olive. Shredded Skinny Stretch Jeans by Topman AAA. King Cut Shirt by Tribe Kelley. Arrow Pendant Necklace by Topman. Classic Sheffield Watch by Daniel Wellington.

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STYLE

GUESS ORIGINALS CAPSULE COLLECTION

October 15, 2016

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Love love love a little throwback. Anything that brings me back to the halcyon days of the 90s brings bliss to my heart. Guess has just launched their latest fall capsule collection Guess Originals. Everything is detailed with vintage Guess designs with a modern day fit with modern fabrics. I’m all about good fit. I love good vintage pieces for all their novelty and glory but sometimes I have to get them custom tailored (not a bad thing) to fit me just right. This collection comes ready to wear, and the fit is lit. I’ve got a couple pieces on my way and I can’t wait to add them to my collection. I’m living for the shearling jacket, the white tee with the vintage guess logo, the oversized Los Angeles denim jacket, and the carpenter jeans. The t-shirts, two pairs of jeans and 2 of the denim jackets are available now. The rest will be out in the next coming weeks. Check out the rest of this fantastical collection below:

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GROOMING // BEAUTY, HAIR BY JESSE

NATALIE ALYN LIND FOR ASTONISH MAGAZINE

October 13, 2016

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You may or may not know that I am also a hairstylist here in Beverly Hills at hollywood hot spot Meche Salon. I specialize in cuts, extensions, straightening and styling. Come see me and let’s make love to your hair by booking an appointment here. I love working on set, editorial, film, music, movies, fashion…it’s all so exciting and every project brings a different team together. Collaboration is amazing and meeting new artists and talents are too, so it’s the perfect opportunity for art to happen. This editorial for Astonish Magazine featuring my close friend and actress Natalie Alyn Lind was so much fun to style. You may recognize this angel from ABC’s “The Goldberg’s” and FOX’s “Gotham” (She plays young Batman’s GF Silver St. Cloud <3). All the wardrobe is Madem Black and styled and designed by Jessica Huerta. Makeup by another amazingly talented friend of mine Ashley Gomila who is known for working with some of my favs Iggy Azalea and Banks. Ashley used Kevin Aucoin for all these looks and my go to product line for the hair was Oribe. #Oribe4ever. Seriously obsessed. Especially with their Dry Texture Spray. It will sex your hair up immediately and make any limp, boring freshly washed and dried hair come to life. And the scent was created by Givaudan who creates all the delicious scents you’ve smelled from Calvin Klein to Tom Ford. It’s like parfum for your hair and it’s divine. Photos by Rick Craft.

GROOMING // BEAUTY

HEARTSPRING LIP BALM

October 11, 2016

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If you know me personally, you may know that I have a low key obsession with chapstick. Gotta love soft lips, amirate?!

So I wanted to share with you the lip balm that’s been giving my lips life AF… HEARTSPRING. It’s hand poured and crafted not only here nearby in Santa Monica, Calif. but created by my super duper hot and amazing Vanderpump Rules cast mate and friend/unicorn/supermodel/fashionista Kristina Kelly. All lip balms are made with natural ingredients like
Beeswax, Coconut Oil, Sweet almond oil, Shea butter, Vitamin E oil and essential oils. They come in Coconut + Rose, Lavender + Honey (My fav), Rosemary + Vanilla, and Lemon + Sage.

Grab some good good for UR lips HERE and be sure to follow my girl Kristina and Heartspring on Instagram.

STYLE

THE DEROSS FOR CREATIVE RECREATION

October 11, 2016

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I did a collab this summer for Creative Recreation to launch their new fall line. The first of two I will share is my fav of the bunch: THE DEROSS. It’s a versatile, fashionable running inspired low top that is so comfy, you can take it from the gym to the streets and everywhere else. It comes in red, navy, charcoal and black white dot mesh. These are seriously so comfortable and the sports mesh lining really give you amazing breathability. This series was shot by Marley Cumbee.

MUSIC I LOVE, PLAYLISTS

JESSE PLAYS // 02

October 11, 2016

Finding time to binge on new music is hard sometimes but I find the best times for me are either while working out, doing chores around the house or commuting.  My latest binge was brought to me by an urge to redo my bedroom, so I spent 6 hours in the middle of the night repainting my bedroom with stark white walls and matte black trim on all the framework on my windows.  I’ll post a bedroom tour soon. Not only does my room feel and look amazing, but I discovered a handful of new artists I can’t wait to share with you in this playlist.  Couldn’t resist throwing in some new tracks from some of my favorite artists BANKS, MIIKE SNOW and SOLANGE KNOWLES FEAT. SAMPHA.