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Meet: Jacqueline City

I am officially on vacation now! But even though I am enjoying myself right now I still think of you guys! So I have something nice made for you: posts! And today is definitely special. It is an interview with lovely and super talented person. Make sure to shop or at least take a look!

1 First of all tell my readers a little bit about yourself. How did you come up with your clothing line idea?

Hello, I’m Jacqueline City, a 22 year old disabled artist, petite model and entrepreneur. Ever since I was an infant, I’ve been obsessed with fashion. One of the earliest stories my mother and grandmother love telling of me as a child is when I would pull dresses down from the racks into my coach before I could ever speak. I taught myself to sew from a children’s book at about 6 or 7 and went on to get a kids sewing machine by 10. I would visit the rows of fabric stores in my hometown of Philadelphia, shopping for fabrics, buttons, and decor. The idea of a clothing collection and online store came when I realized that I could take my future into my own hands. My health has been my focus for the last few years but now that I am stable I am able to now focus on my passion: making style easily accessible to everyone through my new adventure Jacqueline City Apparel.


2 What was the first thing you ever designed? Do you still have a photo?

I started out very young around 7 designing pillows, dolls’ clothes, small bags, and what I thought could be clothes for myself. I would cut open my own pillows and cushions to take out stuffing, take fabric from old clothes, cut off my jeans to make shorts, and glue my own paper drawings to tshirts. I had not quite figured out how to make anything usable or wearable; I just taught myself from trial and error, mistake after mistake. My mom embraced my makeshift items and took me to many craft stores and fabric stores to get the proper equipment. I never took proper lessons or classes.

3 I know you haven't yet fully started but do you have any plans for next collections? May be something else you want to add to the line, something that didn't make it to the classic and/or Manic Pixie?

The Classic Collection is a unisex collection of 4 items in 2 colors each with plus sizing options available up to a 5X. The Classic Collection releases Friday, February 15th. The idea behind “Classic” came from the fact that these are wearable, affordable, comfortable yet fashionable items for any age, sex, or size. The Manic Pixie Collection will be our first women’s boutique collection ranging from sizes extra small to extra large. The Collection releases on March 1srm just in time for Spring. Manic Pixie includes 12 cohesive, feminine items in black, white, and light pink. It is a combination of graphic design, hand painting, adding jewels and faux pearls, sewing, and customizing items all done exclusively myself. Jacqueline City Apparel has many exciting plans for future collections. We hope to be releasing a new women’s boutique collection every 2 months with the new seasons, with their own themes. We hope to put together very curated, cohesive collections that are easily mixed and matched. Jacqueline City Apparel also has hopes to keep the Classic Collection as a permanent fixture, in the future adding many more designs.


4 Talking about the collections: I am a bit curious about Manic Pixie name. Why did you pick it for super lovely and pink items? Where did you get the inspiration?

The term “Manic Pixie” comes from the film stock character type, “Manic Pixie Dream Girl.” The MPDG is described as a bubbly, carefree woman who leads men on, inviting them to chase life’s infinite wonders. It is often depicted as a bad thing as if these women do not have their own lives; however, I see Manic Pixies as very dreamy, complicated girls that are difficult to tie down because of their fierce independence. Some famous Manic Pixie Dream Girls would be Marilyn Monroe as “Sugar Kane” in Some Like It Hot and Audrey Hepburn as “Holly Golightly” in Breakfast at Tiffanys, as well as newer film characters like Zooey Deschanel as “Summer” in 500 Days of Summer and iconic literature characters such as Daisy from The Great Gatsby. Each piece in the Manic Pixie Collection is named after a manic pixie dream girl character.


5 Here is the question I always ask during the interviews. They say most of creative people been creative even since they were very little, for example future hairdresser cut all the doll's hair short overnight or used mother's favorite skirt as material for a new doll dress... Did you do anything like that when you were little? May be 'classic collection' has roots in your childhood.

As I spoke before, I have had alot of fashion mishaps from an early age involving locking myself in my room and cutting up my perfectly good clothes, using real markers on my clothes, even cutting a hole in my coach to get stuffing to make pillows. It was all a creative process that led me to this new adventure in Jacqueline City Apparel. I am so lucky to have been surrounded by a family that helped me grow and learn about fashion in my own time by buying me books, sewing machines, sketch pads, fabrics, and anything else I ever needed. I am very excited to see if my skills have improved or just gone downhill since the age of 7.


Information:
The Classic Collection releases on 2/15 (unisex, up to a 5X, permanent collection)
The Manic Pixie collection releases on 3/1 (women’s, spring collection)
Jacqueline City, 22 years old, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Website: JacquelineCity.com
Facebook: Facebook.com/JacquelineCityApparel
Instagram: Instagram.com/JacquelineCityApparel


Photo credit: Veronica Takes Photos (facebook and instagram) for all photos with exception to Jacqueline’s baby photos
 

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Comments

  1. Great post. I always love interview posts like this. It's a great way to get to know the person behind the blog or social media.

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  2. I am always impressed with people who have the talent to design stuff like. Great to get to know the designer behind it!

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  3. Fun interview! I love getting that sneak peek into another person and what they're up to.

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  4. I love these designs! Interesting interview to read!

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  5. What a nice interview, it's always nice to find out more about people. It's so sweet that she started designing when she was so young x

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  6. This is such a reat interview. I am so much inlove with Jacquilene. And it was getting to know her better. She is truly an inspiration to me.

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  7. What an interesting interview. It's neat to read about people who were so inspired and determined as kids to pursue a dream.

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  8. What a lovely interview. She’s such an inspiring woman!

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  9. What an awesome interview! It's refreshing to get a chance to meet the designer through an interview. She really has some amazing pieces. Her style is in a class above!

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  10. What a great interview! Glad to learn more about your friend's style.

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  11. Wow, how amazing that you had such a passion from a young age. It's wonderful that you had a family to support that as well.

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  12. I've never really thought about the Manic Pixie Dream girl in that sense. I've always just heard it criticized. I think I identify with how she sees a Manic Pixie Dream girl myself. I travel a lot and am carefree in that sense.

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  13. What a great post! I love interviews and Jacqueline is very inspiring..thank you for sharing her!

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  14. I love Jacqueline and her squad! You're lucky to get to interview her. Stay awesome

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  15. What an interesting story. I love reading interviews like this, it is always so inspiring to hear the stories of others.

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  16. That's really awesome you have accomplished your dreams from childhood! I love your style too!

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  17. What a way to do what you love, I love when your dream job is the job you're working. I love your style, so awesome.

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  18. I love reading about the inspiration and process of creative people. It’s incredible how young Jacqueline was when she starting expressing her love of design.

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  19. This was a great read&interview. Self made at such a young age which is incredibly motivating!

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  20. Interesting interview - it's good to hear the background and inspiration behind creative people.

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  21. wow! interesting interview. Great to read and know about Jacquiline.

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  22. Thanks for sharing this interview and so i get to know more about thile person. Different person with different story and itmay inspire others too.

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  23. Hope you are enjoying your vacation! It's so nice to meet other bloggers too and I think it's a lovely idea to showcase other creators in the meantime. Great interview :)

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  24. Great interview and an inspiration to others to keep following their dream!

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  25. Ah this is such a lovely post, really enjoyed reading this interview!! So inspiring!

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  26. I love reading about different people and learning about them. These were some great questions.

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  27. i love reading interviews like this. I learned a lot, and it's very inspiring!

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  28. Wow! It so great to know that. I love reading this kind of interview, there are many lessons to learned. Thanks for the share!

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  29. What an inspiring interview! I'm already 25 but I still don't have my own business. I wish I'm brave like her.

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  30. Wow....you are a gem, Jacque! Truly.... I can't even honestly remember what I liked and didn't, when I was that age, huh.

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  31. That was so interesting to read. It really encourages you to follow your dreams - who knows what could happen.

    Ami xxx

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  32. Amazing post, Jacqueline is a very inspiring young lady. What a great interview thank you for sharing!

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  33. What an amazing post! She sounds really inspiring!

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  34. I got inspired by this great interview. Thanks for sharing its so amazing

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  35. What an interesting interview! her clothing range sounds promising!

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  36. I hope you're enjoying your holiday beautiful one!! I really enjoyed this interview and getting to know the designer/our friend. Great post! xx

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  37. I love interview posts. It's always very inspiring to get to know about someone's work.

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  38. Great interview! I love learning about awesome new people, I also have done sewing since I was little and can relate to the funny experience.

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  39. This is so inspiring - I love reading about creative women living their dreams and creating their own clothing lines.

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  40. this interview Is very inspiring.. I love reading story of success.

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  41. Great little interview - nice to find out more about what inspires Jacqueline. Her designs are cool x

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  42. I loved reading this article as I love reading about people who are inspiring. Her designs are so cute.

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