Empowering women through fashion: Interview with the designer Jessica L. Taylor


Today, we’re thrilled to introduce you to the talented designer and owner of Just Like That Fashion brand, Jessica L. Taylor. With a passion for empowering women, Jessica conceptualizes all her designs to make women feel confident, strong, and beautiful. Her latest collection, “Mountain Majesty,” showcases her stunning custom-made and handcrafted designs, which cater to everyone’s unique style. Jessica launched her brand in 2014, using her initials “JLT” to create her company name and logo, which features a crown and hanger, symbolizing “fashion royalty.” At Just Like That Fashion, Jessica creates fashion and beauty at its finest, and her woman is the strong, independent, fashion-forward, boundary-breaking warrior that is inside all of us. Get ready to dress to impress and find your style with Just Like That Fashion.

Can you tell us a bit about yourself and how you got started in fashion design?
My Name Is Jessica L. Taylor Designer and Owner Of Just Like That Fashion Brand. I Officially Launched my brand in 2014. I used my initials “JLT” to create my company name and LOGO. The Crown and Hanger are symbolic as well Meaning “FASHION ROYALTY” As in I always turn out and crate the very best in quality.
Originally From The Los Angeles Area. I find myself slipping off to the beach wandering the boardwalk. Vendors, Flowers, Music, LIFE.
I conceptualize all my designs for the empowering of women. Nothing makes you feel strong and stand taller than your power outfits. When you know you look good you feel good and that radiates.
My Woman is the strong independent fashion forward boundary breaking warrior that is inside all of us…

Was it always a passion of yours, or did you stumble upon it by chance?
Always has been a passion of mine. I have always struggled with weight myself and growing up in the 80’s -90’s Plus sizes and fashion was not really there so I had to create and make my own styles and clothes from a very young age. I have always loved making clothes going back to as far as I can remember. I Know the First Full Outfit I made for myself I was 8.

Your designs are known for their unique style and attention to detail. How do you approach the creative process, and what inspires your collections?
Creating. I love to make beautiful things. Whatever it may be whatever may come to mind. I just Love to make stuff and create. From Skull Crowns to Santa Helper Costumes, Wedding Dresses to Dance Uniforms I have just about made it all.
I find my inspiration in nature and all around me. Animals, Creatures, Flowers, Water Rippling, a rainbow perhaps have all been inspirations for many of my most coveted designs. From My Queen Bee Custom Pants Suit, To My Jellyfish Dress and My Peacock Dress just a few ideas of my custom designs. Nature coming to Life thru design.

The fashion industry has changed a lot in recent years, with more focus on sustainability and ethical practices. How do you incorporate these values into your brand, and what steps do you take to ensure that your designs are eco-friendly?
One Of My Most Popular Designs. My Jellyfish skirts also assists with keeping my brand sustainable. Left over scraps from the outfits are used to create my jellyfish skirts to ensure that my designs are eco-friendly by reducing the extra fabric waist.

What advice would you give to someone who is just starting out in fashion design?
Stay true to yourself do what you like and want don’t let this industry twist and pull and distort you from where you began or you will end up lost. Always do what you love and what inspires you. That would be my biggest suggestion to anyone.

Are there any particular challenges you’ve faced in your career that you think others should be prepared for?
There are several challenges to this industry because there are so many aspects. From Photographers, to Models, To Fashion Weeks. There are many misconceptions with all of them. Know what you are doing and getting yourself into with everyone. I would say know what you are getting on your end when it comes to collaborations.

Your clothing has been worn by some incredible celebrities and influencers. Can you share some of your favorite memories or experiences from those collaborations?
Some of my favorite memories and never came from time with a celebrity or influencer. I like doing what makes me happy and that usually doesn’t involve any individual person. New York Fashion Week Was Amazing, However. Several super cool photo shoots we have done. Including my Oversized Tulle Dress at the Cemetery Concept. I am a goth at heart I’m pretty sure so going to this amazing cemetery with beautiful tulle gowns. A Slightly Morbidly Romantic and Beautiful Editorial.

When you’re not working on designing, what do you like to do in your free time? Any hobbies or interests that might surprise people?
I love to create editorials to go along with each collection and photoshoot. So I Also double and triple as a Modeling Coach, Stylist and Creative Director. Creating Mood Boards and Finding Shoot Locations while hiring and doing model training. From Hair, Makeup and everything in between.

What’s next for you in your career? Any upcoming collections or collaborations that you’re particularly excited about?
I have deemed 2023 as my Fantasy year so definitely going to see some new wild stuff out of Just Like That Fashion this year.

Lastly, as a successful fashion designer, what message would you like to share with your fans and aspiring designers who look up to you?
KNOW WHO YOU ARE AS A DESIGNER…Figuring out Who you are as a designer and as an artist. I would say. As I grow as an Artist and get better and better myself. I can truly say that I know who I am as an designer. I know that sounds weird and corny, cliché even. I used to think so too. But when you have figured out who you truly are, and what you love. You become free. You have found that inside of you to say, “Yes, this is who I am. What I like! What I do! and No, this is not.”

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