5Branjae

Branjae Photos by Josh New

Entertainer, musical creator, artist

Tulsa

How/when did you get interested in fashion? Since I was old enough to dress my Barbies and baby dolls – around 4 years old.

How would you describe your style? Expressive, creative, thrifty. 

How does your style reflect your personality? My style mimics my personality. I dress up my body according to how I feel day to day.

How does fashion affect your day-to-day life? It makes me project outward what I’m feeling inside. It can also change my mood.

What items in your closet can you not live without? Black combat boots – the dancing kind.

Whose closet would you love to raid? Janelle Monae.

A trend you hate right now is … I saw a woman wearing a scrunchie as a fashion statement.

If you could live in a different fashion era, it would be … the 1950s. 

You own too many … satin and silk button-up women’s blouses. Many prints, many colors. Too many … but I just can’t seem to let them go. 

On the weekends, you are wearing … mixed patterns, an “after 5” vintage dress with black boots. Anything that flows – material, material and more material! 

4Philip Green

Philip Green Photos by Brent Fuchs

Sales executive

OKC

How/when did you get interested in fashion? I grew up showing Morgan horses, and we wore long, flowing coats and tailored pants. When I was 11, I had a borrowed suit; it was actually a girl’s suit, so the fit on an 11-year-old boy wasn’t that great. But I remember when I got my first suit specifically tailored to me … how well it fit, and how wonderful the fabric looked when I was on my horse. I think I really began to get interested in style, cut and fashion from that point forward. 

How does your style reflect your personality? It reflects what I desire, or work toward, rather than my personality. Fashion is easy to change – we have to work on ourselves over long periods of time. So I think it’s more of a representation of where I want to go with my personality and my life. 

What is your biggest fashion mistake? Going to clubs when I was younger, I bought a secondhand, white silk jacket. I made a necklace out of a gold medusa belt buckle, and I didn’t wear a shirt underneath it, wearing dark black sunglasses … in a club. It was pretty bad.  

What is your biggest fashion “moment”? I tried modeling when I was younger but panicked on the turns. I couldn’t walk confidently … I was awkward. 

A trend you love right now is … how casual business has become. Yes, I know there can be “too” casual, but it’s so nice to see everyone’s personal style versus seeing everyone in a suit and tie. 

A trend you hate right now is … I’m seeing a lot of men’s pants tailored above the ankle. We all like a really cool sock, but let’s not take our pants in the style of capri pants again. That coupled with wide-brimmed hats … just not for me. 

3Emily Fiaccone

Emily Fiaconne Photos by Brent Fuchs

Restaurant owner, marketing/social media specialist, artist

OKC

How does your style reflect your personality? I’m a pretty laid-back person. I have a 2-year-old, so I wear things that are easy and comfortable on a daily basis. I find pieces that fit my body correctly and get multiples in different patterns. I’m a creative person, so I’m not afraid to go outside the box or be unique. When traveling, I try to shop at stores we don’t have in Oklahoma and bring pieces home.

What items in your closet can you not live without? My husband gave me a gold ID necklace with the letters of my son’s name, Scout. The other is a chain bracelet with an arrow that I bought for myself at Tiffany’s the first time I visited New York City. I’m not crazy into accessories, but both are dainty, elegant and meaningful to me.

What is your biggest fashion mistake? I had been working on a big project that involved a lot of late nights. One morning, I looked down and I had on two completely different heels. I didn’t have time to run home to change, so I had to roll with it on a day full of meetings.

Whose closet would you love to raid? Jackie O!

A trend you love right now is … athleisurewear, ha! All moms out there know what I’m talking about. People don’t know if you did or didn’t work out that day.

If you could live in a different fashion era, it would be … the ’60s.  I love bob haircuts, mod dresses, high-neck shirts and tall boots.

On the weekends, you are wearing … yoga pants and Birkenstocks. Hey, I’m being honest.

2Jessica Walker

Jessica Walker Photos by Josh New

Horticulture ventilation sales

Tulsa

How/when did you get interested in fashion? When I was 5 years old, sitting in our home in Muskogee, staring at my mother’s Vogue magazine. I saw a Christian Dior spread with a beautiful model in the most perfect white knit sweater … I was smitten. I had an opportunity in high school to work at Utopia Boutique, selling artistic and unique fashions. I learned so much about style and how to dress to express myself.

How would you describe your style? Unpredictable, like my mood. At times, I like avant-garde and fashion-forward, but some days I may go for something trendy or even classic-conservative. It just depends on what strikes me in that moment.

What items in your closet can you not live without? My floral Vans and my purple Christian Louboutins.

What is your biggest fashion mistake? Black hair. I was going for dramatic, but it was mistaken for goth. I eventually gave in to my inner and outer blonde.

Whose closet would you love to raid? Dame Anna Wintour. Come on, she has unlimited access to all things fashion. And my mother’s shoes … if only I could bind my feet to fit into her tiny size 7s.

If you could live in a different fashion era, it would be … the Roaring ’20s. There was a transition of functionality into fashion – gorgeous clothes that offered movement to those that adorned them. The period represents a huge shift from the previous era’s fashion, but also a shift in a woman’s place in the world.

On the weekends, you are wearing … skinny jeans and currently a loose top to accommodate my growing tummy. We’re pregnant!

1Timothy Wallace

Timothy Wallace Photos By Josh New

Custom pool designer

Tulsa

How would you describe your style? My attorney usually says I look like I’ve just gotten off a boat – classy and relaxed.

How does fashion affect your day-to-day life? I think it elevates my outlook on the day.

What items in your closet can you not live without? My Swims shoes, jeans and bow ties.

What is your biggest fashion mistake? Abercrombie and Fitch!

A trend you love right now is … arm jewelry.

A trend you hate right now is … space age pants.

If you could live in a different fashion era, it would be … the 1700s – I love the pocket watch.

You own too many … pairs of Swims shoes.

On the weekends, you are wearing … whatever the occasion requires – plus a little twist.  

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