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Stylist and image consultant Jillian Cainghug's fresh fashion sense has been garnering this girl recognition around town since her stint at avant garde boutique Weltenbuerger. With a penchant for strong shapes and softness in equal measure, as well as the perfect blend of contemporary and vintage pieces (plus her nail game is always on point), the Michigan native is practically a walking billboard for her work, which has included gigs with local shoe brand The Palatines, online boutique A Common Space, and The Work Magazine.
When we recently caught up with Cainghug, she filled us in on the clothing items she needs in her life now, her unorthodox fashion icons, and more.
Tell us about your outfit:
My shirt is designed by a friend who had a gallery and after hours spot downtown called Private Island. My pants are Ann Taylor (heart her). Shoes are handmade by a Chicago shoe designer (soon to be LA-based—yes!) who goes by Solid State Goods. They were part of a collaboration with LA art brand BFGF. Earrings are by Janjoon jewelry and rings are TwentyTwo Hours mixed with some vintage pieces. These sunglasses are Max Pittion from Gogosha Optique and the bag is Imago-a. The fan is a little find from Chinatown. For the most part I like to represent local artists, friends, and collaborators because they're amazing and cause that's how I roll.
Describe your style in three words:
Amusing, pleasurable, straightforward.
What LA boutique is your happy place?
Desireeklein Store in Little Armenia.
What fashion item are you obsessed with buying right now?
Can I have two? Always jumpsuits and forever Robert Clergerie shoes.
What are you currently on the hunt for?
Not too big and not too small classic silver hoops. I just lost a pair and I'm super bummed.
Who's your style crush?
Old Korean folks who live on my street. They get me every time—and they just get it!